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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Linsey Marchese (33) works in the post against the University of British Columbia during Kent State’s 2019 trip to Canada. Aug. 11, 2019.

Starkey staying positive despite women’s basketball COVID-19 shutdown

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 20, 2020

COVID-19 issues have shut down women’s basketball practice, but coach Todd Starkey said he still feels positive about his 2020-2021 team. “From what I understand, just about every team has had some...

The New York Times called the textbook in question, Anime from Akira to Howls Moving Castle, a thoughtful and carefully researched account. Its author, Susan J. Napier, is a Professor of the Japanese Program at Tufts University. This is her third book. 

State representatives object to anime textbook that depicts sexual assault

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter October 13, 2020

State representatives Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) sent a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon last week demanding the university immediately pull a textbook they said...

City of Kent and Portage county health centers work to counter COVID-19 cases

Rachel Karas, General assignment reporter Amanda Levine, Sports editor March 28, 2020

County LevelThere are currently 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portage County. Three people are hospitalized; one is in their 30s and a second is over 80, according to an article written...

Kent State struggles to score, gives NIU sweep

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor February 8, 2020

With four seconds left on the clock and the designed play collapsing around him, Kent State men’s basketball forward Danny Pippen heaved a deep contested three.The shot was too strong, and clanged off...

Kent State senior guard Xavier Pollard fights with Youngstown defenders for the loose ball during the Kent State vs Youngstown game on Nov. 14, 2015. The Golden Flashes won 79-70 to take their home opener.

Injuries threaten basketball season

Zac Sommer February 1, 2016

After leaving midway through the first half of Friday’s game against Ohio University, x-rays confirm senior guard Xavier Pollard fractured his foot and will not be traveling to Central Michigan for Tuesday’s...

Senior Melvin Tabb was suspended from the Kent State Mens Basketball team for unknown reasons.

Kent State senior Melvin Tabb removed from men’s basketball team

Richard Mulhall March 2, 2014

Searching for Melvin Tabb’s name on the Kent State Athletics site will yield nothing but the infamous “404 Error Message,” indicating that the page could not be found.The senior forward’s name...

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