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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Understanding STDs: student resources for STD education and prevention

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 5, 2022

One in every eight sexually active adolescents and young adults who are on their parents’ health plan refuse to pursue sexual health care because they are afraid their parents will find out according...

Rebecca and her sister Rachel.

Living in different states strengthens bond between two sisters

Jennifer Lasik Reporter May 10, 2021

After living together their whole lives, sisters Rebecca and Rachel Zurilla now live in different states. Rebecca, a sophomore at Kent State, explains the changes the two go through while living apart...


Communication is Key: Communicating effectively with your partner

Cassondra Siaus reporter April 28, 2021

Two people coming to share a life together is not always easy. After knowing someone for a long period of time, issues can arise and many of those issues stem from lack of communication. Only being able...

Being in the friend-zone can affect mental health in the long term, said graduate student Molly Chapman.

Students navigate the mental health effects of the friend-zone

Jennifer Lasik reporter March 29, 2021

The term “friend-zone” is used in situations where one person in the friendship wants to be in a romantic relationship and the other does not reciprocate those feelings. Just being friends can hurt...

Bradley and Tonti, who have been together since they met on Tinder a year ago.

Couple finds love despite uncertainty of dating apps

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 17, 2021

“Should I swipe right or left?” “What if they did not like my pictures?” These are typical questions that go through the minds of those who go on dating apps and want to find love. Online dating...

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Students learn to cope with heightened separation anxiety due to pandemic

Cassondra Siaus reporter February 16, 2021

Anxiety is something everyone experiences on a day-to-day basis. Some have it when being late to work, some have it when getting an overwhelming number of assignments and some have it when they have to...

KIC poster advertising the February bonding event where students made cards for staff members.

How KSU students are spending their Valentine’s Day

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 13, 2021

What better day than Valentine’s Day to spend with your significant other or friends? This year is particularly special because of the current pandemic, so students need to adjust and find new ways to...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

Facing conflict living with a significant other in college

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 26, 2020

One of the biggest commitments freshman public relations major Kaileigh Sly had to face when moving in with her boyfriend was giving up her personal time and space. However, she said living together makes...

8 common signs of an unhealthy relationship

Kody Elsayed February 27, 2019

57 percent of college students find it difficult to identify dating abuse according to a study conducted by Although all unhealthy relationships may not be considered dating abuse,...

Graduate assistant and Chinese representative Aierken Subinuer (far left) at the Coming Together event in White Hall asks panelists about their dating life and cultural traditions in dating back home on Thursday.

Students learn about multicultural relationships at second Coming Together event

Jack Thompson February 14, 2019

The Center for International and Intercultural Education hosted a Valentine’s Day event as part of the Coming Together series to bring Chinese and Nigerian cultures together to share their practices...

Elisa DeRose and Aaron Walker

Students keep romance alive miles apart

Morgan Hallam February 13, 2019

Letter from the reporter: Three Kent State females opened up to me about their long-distance relationships. With each of them, I felt how much they cared and how deeply their love reached the partners...

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