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The Portage Hike & Bike Trail spans 13 miles along the Cuyahoga River and provides a place for trail goers to hike, bike, or canoe. Photo taken April 10, 2023.

How Portage parks are maintained, prepare for spring

Aaron Cousin, Reporter April 10, 2023

From brisk and icy snowstorms one day to bright and sunny skies the next, Portage Park District has its hands full trying to maintain the parks year-round.  "Anybody that lives in Ohio probably understands...

Local farmers in Portage County recognized during National Farmworker Awareness Week

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter April 4, 2023

This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week. The Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment while recognizing the hard work that farmers at farms like...

Seed library opens at Kent Free Library for seventh year

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter March 22, 2023

The Seed library opened Thursday in the Kent Free Library. Through this initiative, community members are invited to donate seeds harvested from vegetables, herbs and flowers that they grow. People can...

Beth Michel

Courtesy of Beth Michel April 3, 2021

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

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...

Shelbie Goulding

OPINION: New year, one last semester

Shelbie Goulding January 11, 2019

The new year came in strong with a big blow to my head: I’m actually graduating after this spring.I even checked my GPS Audit to make sure I actually applied – which I did (thank goodness). It’s...

Cassie Pegg-Kirby, assistant director of the Women’s Center, shows off the food pantry at the Women’s Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Women’s Center to move into Williamson House

Austin Farber May 4, 2016

The food pantry at the Kent State Women’s Center hopes to increase its impact by moving from the Carriage House into the Williamson House this summer.With a new, larger space available, the pantry hopes...

Junior fashion merchandising major Rachel Habegger shows off her white and red Nikes on Thursday March 31, 2016. Sneakers like Nike and Adidas are becoming popular trends in fashion.

Fashion students look forward to spring trends

Ile-Ife Okantah March 31, 2016

As the final snow melts away and we trade our salt-stained L.L. Bean boots for our favorite open-toed sandals, it’s time to get ready for spring fashion.For students on Kent State's campus, spring means...

A Kent State men’s rugby player fights for possession of the thrown in ball during their game against Ohio University at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent State only scored a single try during the match, losing to Ohio University 30-5.

Men’s rugby looks to gain positive momentum

Kyle Samec October 28, 2015

The first year of being a Division I-AA rugby program for the men’s club team has not been the smoothest, but finishing with a win could elevate the team’s spirit heading into the spring.“A win will...

Erika Greet, an employee of U-Tan, a tanning salon located near USC, demonstrates for a photographer the workings of an Ergoline Excellence tanning bed.

Cost of the (un)natural tan

Jamie Brian March 31, 2015

You’ve been cloaked all winter in more layers than you remember owning. With the spring breeze and rising temperature, it’s as if you’re discovering your skin for the first time. And your skin is...

Spring arrives slowly to Northeast Ohio

Jason Kostura March 22, 2014

Now that spring has officially arrived, many students are wondering why the weather is still typical of winter. Jason Kostura took a closer look at the past couple of weeks, and what to expect in the future. 

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