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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State’s esports arena during the “Gaming 4 Kids Charity Stream.”

Collegiate esports opens doors for students looking for careers in esports industry

Zachary Shepherd Reporter May 11, 2021

When Paul Rondeau came to Kent State, he was in the ROTC and was planning on pursuing a military career, but when his captain told him he needed extra points to get into a specific branch, he decided to...

Manfred van Dulmen is the associate provost for academic affairs and the dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. 

Van Dulmen accepts associate provost, dean of graduate studies position

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter April 2, 2021

Manfred van Dulmen accepted the position of associate provost of academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, according to an email from Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley...

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,...

Due to COVID-19, in-person training is no longer available and members must be able to adjust to online.

ROTC plans for the upcoming summer and semester after COVID-19 hits

Bridget Lin Reporter April 28, 2020

After spending countless hours at home, it is no doubt that ROTC members are wondering what is going to happen this summer and the semester after.Physical Training is now all online, and that is not the...

James Pedley, freshman nursing major in ROTC.

ROTC program leaves positive lasting impression on cadets

Bridget Lin Reporter April 23, 2020

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, is a college program for pre-commissioned officer training and education that students are able to join. Being in this program, they are able to prepare...

ROTC members move to online labs on Wednesday mornings during COVID-19.

The trouble for ROTC members caused by COVID-19

Bridget Lin Reporter April 14, 2020

With COVID-19 canceling important fundraising events, retreats, morning training, marches and in-person training, ROTC members take a hard hit with the difficult changes they have to deal with. Since...

Members slowly reach the turning point with relief and excitement, as they know their march as at least halfway done.

Army ROTC takes on 6 mile ruck march

Bridget Lin Reporter March 8, 2020

Before the sun rises, ROTC Army members gather together and prepare for what they call a ruck march. Starting at 5:00 a.m., members must be ready for what is to come with broken-in boots, two or more layers...

Amanda Keiser, Senior and MS4 in ROTC, does the sit-ups portion of the final senior test with Isaac Zeigler holding her feet down for support. 

Taking the final PT test determines if seniors get to commission

Bridget Lin Reporter March 1, 2020

For the average person, running two miles within 11 minutes is not something they are willing to do at the crack of dawn. Seniors in the ROTC program graduating this semester are taking one last physical...

Cadet Kyle Raynard, senior aeronautics major, demonstrates the pull-up portion of the fitness test on February 12, 2020. ROTC members had to do a pull-up, while bringing their legs up and touching their elbows to their thighs.

ROTC students take on new tests for training

Bridget Lin Reporter February 14, 2020

Before the sun even comes up, ROTC students are preparing for morning training and work-outs that make most people shake their heads. Morning training consists of shouting, intensity, laughter, perseverance,...

ROTC members gather in the conference room to discuss plans for events, finances and what is going on on Jan. 30, 2020. 

Classes being held with ROTC bring more than just leadership skills

Bridget Lin Reporter January 31, 2020

Going into the first week of ROTC and coming back from summer, it isn’t expected that hardcore training is in there right away. “I didn’t think there would be screaming, yelling and even almost crying...

Terrace Hall will be torn down in Summer 2019 in order for the College of Business Administration to construct its new building.  

Terrace Hall to be torn down

Jill Golden February 21, 2019

The ROTC building will be demolished this summer so the new College of Business Administration has room for its new building.The ROTC building, or Terrace Hall, is where Kent State’s Army and Air Force...

Cadets exercised during their physical training Feb. 12.

Cadets share experiences balancing schoolwork, ROTC

Jill Golden February 14, 2019

On top of taking a full schedule of courses for their majors, ROTC cadets work hard to complete requirements for the ROTC program. Their days don’t begin like regular college students, though. They wake...

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