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Get Hired: a guide to on-campus employment

Sophie Young Reporter September 19, 2021

When freshmen and sophomores arrive on Kent State campus, many realize they need a job as start-of-semester expenses start to add up. Hundreds of them will end up working on-campus, but they must first...

Hector Rodriguez (middle) salutes aside members of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood in May 2017.

Kent State alumnus invited to attend Biden inauguration after fighting for D.C. statehood

Zoë Blank Reporter February 25, 2021

Hector Rodriguez, Kent State alumnus and founder of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood, said he was honored and humbled to be selected by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia,...

Kent State falls in OT to the University of Virginia

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter December 4, 2020

Kent State men’s basketball team nearly upset No. 15 ranked University of Virginia on Friday at John Paul Jones Arena.The Cavaliers defeated the Flashes 71-64 in overtime after senior Danny Pippen’s...

Life inside Kent State’s quarantine dorms

Nathan MehringReporter September 11, 2020

Quarantine dorm rooms are being used on campus to house students that have either been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have come to campus from outside of Ohio. For those traveling from other states,...

Ohio prohibits county fairs, will expand day care capacity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Day cares can return to normal staffing ratios, but county fairs will be reduced to junior fairs featuring livestock competitions for children and teens, without the usual rides,...

Over 60% of Gen Z have a TikTok account, and 94% have some sort of social media account.

TikTok may undergo corporate changes to distance from China amid US scrutiny

Brian Fung, CNN Business July 9, 2020

(CNN) -- The short-form video app TikTok could soon see a shakeup of its corporate structure as it confronts mounting criticism from politicians in the US over ties to its Chinese parent company.TikTok's...

Gracen Gerbig, a senior biology major, works at the Quad Desk for Lake, Olson, Stopher and Johnson residents on Oct.31, 2019. 

Benefits and drawbacks of on, off-campus jobs

College students face multiple expenses each semester when enrolled in school. This includes costs for tuition, books, food, housing, travel and other necessities to live. College students constantly search...

(From left to right) Junior fashion merchandising major Olivia Humer, junior education major Greta Schuster and senior advertising major Ariana Zingale laugh and talk in their shared home in Kent on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Breaking up is hard to do, roommate edition

Andriana Ruscitto September 8, 2019

Sam Zezena, a senior fashion merchandising major, moved into the dorm with a friend from high school in August 2016. The two got along great in high school, but Zezena had a small amount of doubt moving...

Ryan Jones smokes his JUUL at his apartment on March 7.

Kent State and Residence Services contribute to making an epidemic-sized e-cigarette problem smaller

Vanessa Gresley November 4, 2018

E-cigarette use is now being called an epidemic among youth, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The devices that can help adults quit traditional cigarettes are getting young teenagers addicted...

Gloria Pissos (left) takes a dolly from her car as she helps her son, new Kent State Mike Pissos move into Tri-Towers for his freshman year on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Kent State prepares to welcome freshmen, returning students

Nicholas Hunter August 23, 2017

Welcome Weekend marks the yearly move-in for Kent State freshmen and kicks off this Thursday. Beyond unpacking and getting settled into dorms, new and returning students can participate in a full slate...

Students express political ideologies on campus

Rachel Stevenson November 2, 2016

Ricky Lovell, a Kent State junior integrated social studies major, said he has multiple “Love Trumps Hate” signs hanging from his window in McDowell Hall.Lovell has seen students in the halls express...

The Student Center has several gender-neutral restrooms, seen here on the third floor.

New restroom policy continues gender inclusive initiatives

Charleah Trombitas March 7, 2016

The 4.2 Restroom Policy has been removed from Kent State’s Residence Services Hallway Handbook to align with Kent State’s gender inclusive initiatives.The policy stated students of a specific gender...

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