The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


A sign posted inside of the Starbucks located on the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street thanks Kent patrons for the incredible memories. The local Starbucks closed on July 26, 2021.

Kent State community saddened by closure of local Starbucks

Rachel Gross Reporter July 28, 2021

The Kent Starbucks café closed its doors Monday after almost 20 years in business.“Actually the worst thing to ever happen,” Gab Pedroza wrote in a Tweet. “This Starbucks literally got me through...

Producers Ben Pagani and Rachel Gross pose with anchors Jenna Gobrecht and Shane Troyano on the set of KSU Live! in the Franklin Hall studio.

Student Success partners with students for new orientation

Taylor Gay Reporter July 4, 2021

“Camera 1, set on hosts, in 3, 2, 1” were common phrases in Franklin Hall this summer as students put on a new orientation show for incoming freshmen. KSU Live! is the first section that students go...

Kent State announces new scholarship program for in-state students

Rachel Gross Reporter June 22, 2021

President Todd Diacon announced a new student aid program aimed to assist more Golden Flashes to get to graduation and limit student debt, according to an emailed press release sent Tuesday.The “first-of-its-kind”...

The Kent City council gathered for a virtual meeting Wednesday, June 4, 2021

City of Kent lifts COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, repeals mask mandate

Rachel Gross Reporter June 8, 2021

The Kent City Council repealed two COVID-19 era ordinances in an almost unanimous vote as much of the state dropped their COVID-19 guidelines as well.The council met Wednesday, June 4 to discuss the repeal...

Sign advertising a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the DeWeese Health Center on Kent State’s campus. May 10th 2021 (Rachel Gross)

Vaccine distribution slows in Ohio, health officials holding out for herd immunity

Rachel Gross Reporter June 3, 2021

The Franklin County Health Department is receiving more vaccines a week than they can give out. “We’re having to kind of change our strategy a bit,” said Alex Jones, the assistant Health Commissioner...

Pedestrians walk past 157 Lounge on South Water Street in downtown Kent on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Police: 157 Lounge owner charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault

Rachel Gross Reporter May 19, 2021

Matthew Guska, the co-owner of 157 Lounge in Kent, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor assault Tuesday following a May 14 incident in his bar where police said he hit a patron in the...

Carter Goodwin Woodson (1875-1950), African-American historian, is shown in a head and shoulders portrait.

Meet the man who created Black History Month

Originally Published: 01 FEB 21 09:01 ET By CNN Staff February 1, 2021

   (CNN) -- February marks Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping...

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