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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Bruno Beidacki is a sophomore journalism major. Contact him at bbeidack@kent.edu

Opinion: We need new heroes

Bruno Beidacki October 26, 2015

When I was a young kid, I used to watch an episode of the TV show “Power Rangers” and dream of one day being able to fight against those who threatened my city. A few years later, when soccer became...

Jimmy Miller is a journalism major and managing editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at jmill231@kent.edu

Guest Column: Fantasy sports clouding our judgment of what’s important in sports

Jimmy Miller September 9, 2015

The 2015 fantasy football season–I mean the 2015 NFL season–kicks off tonight when the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots, but the only reason some of you know is because you’ve seen...

AP: Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated immediately because of ‘arbitrary’ decision

Associated Press November 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.The NFL said Rice,...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at mwachte2@kent.edu.

Opinion: NFL’s money from “Pink October” doesn’t go toward breast cancer research

Maggie Wachtel November 20, 2014

Every October, the NFL goes pink for breast cancer awareness. Everything from player’s jerseys to coach’s jackets has the pink ribbon logo symbolizing breast cancer awareness. The NFL heavily markets...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at mwachte2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Why ESPN was wrong in suspending Bill Simmons

Maggie Wachtel October 2, 2014

ESPN suspended sports columnist Bill Simmons in late September after making what were deemed inappropriate comments aimed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons does a podcast for ESPN titled “The...

Opinion: The deluded conversation on violence against women

Ryan McCarthy September 18, 2014

Last week, Fox News was yet again in the spotlight for controversial statements made by its news team. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade made the latest statement regarding the footage of Ray Rice...

Richie Mulhall is the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmulhal1@kent.edu.

Opinion: NFL wishy washiness must end, or leaders must go

Richie Mulhall September 18, 2014

Less than two days after the Minnesota Vikings cleared star running back Adrian Peterson to play this weekend, the organization took a page out of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s book and went back...

Marvin Logan is a senior Pan-African Studies major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at mlogan6@kent.edu.

Opinion: When is enough, enough?

Marvin Logan September 15, 2014

In recent weeks, the National Football League has received quite a bit of coverage for everything but football. In an era where access is at an all -time high, we have the opportunity to peer into the...

Opinion: A fumble on the play

Mike Richards September 11, 2014

In a world where just about any scene or depiction can begin with a fellow in a deep voice spouting “in a world…” it leads me to believe that there’s something going wrong on all fronts.“In a...

Katie Smith is a senior public relations major and columnist for the Kent Stater. Contact her at ksmit138@kent.edu.

Opinion: There is a way out

Katie Smith September 10, 2014

 “No one knows the pain that (the) media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family,” states a post on Janay Rice’s Instagram.If you’ve been in hiding the past few days, let me...

The Baltimore Ravens fired Rice Monday, Sept. 9, 2014 after TMZ released a video showing Rice knocking his now-wife Janay unconscious in an elevator in February. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Ravens cut Ray Rice after release of video showing he hit fiancee in casino elevator

Associated Press September 8, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.The...

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