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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


OPINION: Trump doubles back on his double standard

Jarett Theberge Guest columnist November 20, 2019

President Donald Trump may have done the right thing by not knowing. Seriously. On Sunday, it was announced that Trump was backing off of the flavored vape ban he proposed in September. An anonymous senior...

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Opinion: The (changing) age of maturity

Cameron Gorman August 25, 2018

When I started college, at age 18, I felt very grown up. I was ready for the world at large — ready to make decisions that would affect me later on in my life. After all, I was legally allowed to make...

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Opinion: The smoking ban only works with compromise

Nicholas Hunter June 26, 2017

As someone who has had breathing problems my entire life — and had a double-lung transplant back in 2016 — I would certainly love a smoke-free campus.On July 1, Kent State begins its “smoke-free,...

Eighteen-year-olds will now have to wait three years before purchasing cigarettes in Cleveland

More than 100 cities nationwide plan to raise smoking age to 21

TV2, Dartalia Alati, John Kost December 9, 2015

On Wednesday's FlashCast, Dartalia Alati and John Kost discuss the nationwide movement to raise the smoking age to 21-years-old. Kent State President Beverly Warren's annual performance-based raise, as...

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Smoking ban likely to arrive soon for Kent State

Christina Godfrey April 29, 2015

For more than two decades, Kent State has slowly been working to ban smoking in certain areas on campus. The efforts may soon result in the prohibition of it altogether.Since 2012, Kent State’s sights...

New PTSD sleep pattern research completed

Jacob Runnels April 12, 2015

A team of graduate and undergraduate students has concluded their research on the relationships between sleep patterns, smoking and post-traumatic stress disorder.“What we did was analyze the research...

LGBTQ Community Smoking Increase

LGBTQ smokers more common than heterosexual smokers

Kara Taylor February 13, 2014

Members of the LGBTQ community smoke more, than their heterosexual peers possibly because of the stresses of discrimination associated with their lifestyle, according to the 2014 Surgeon General's report.However,...

Guest Column: The 50-year war on smoking

Los Angeles Times January 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Jan. 10:The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking...

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