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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Sophia Fricioni poses with her roommate on their front porch. 

Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations not stopped by COVID-19

Rachel Karas, Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson, General Assignment Editor March 13, 2021

A gray house on the street corner of East College Avenue was vibrant with people in St. Patrick’s-themed garb filling the yard, the porch and the neighboring house’s balcony, but the festivities were...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Dating violence, liquor and drug abuse down in annual campus safety report

Emma Andrus Reporter Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include information about the Clery Act, such as the fire occurrences, and additional information on other crimes. Reports of dating violence and...

Customers at Water Street Tavern drinking at one of the designated tables as part of the social distancing protocol on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Kent bars continue to struggle financially as Halloween approaches

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 25, 2020

The streets of downtown Kent will be unusually quiet this Halloween season as bars and pubs throughout the city are dealing with major financial losses due to Portage County remaining in Level Three risk...

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Kaitlyn Finchler September 4, 2020

[From left to right] Freshmen political science majors Emma MacNiven, Sarah Mowder and freshman exploratory major Sara Pritchard hold signs in front of the Rock on Front Campus at a Black Lives Matter...

City of Kent and Portage county health centers work to counter COVID-19 cases

Rachel Karas, General assignment reporter Amanda Levine, Sports editor March 28, 2020

County LevelThere are currently 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portage County. Three people are hospitalized; one is in their 30s and a second is over 80, according to an article written...

Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations draw smaller crowds due to COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 15, 2020

Every year, Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day, a big event for the university students the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. Despite classes being moved online for the rest of the semester and...

IFC tells fraternities to cancel social events over coronavirus

The Inter-Fraternity Council instructed fraternities to cancel all social events because of the coronavirus. “The Inter-Fraternity Council is taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously,” IFC Council...

A group poses for a photo after tossing around a football in Kent, Ohio, on Summit Street, March 16, 2019. Editors Note: Everybody in this photo is over 21. 

Best of Kent: best event/festival

First place: Fake Paddy's Day Typically held the week before St. Patrick's Day, Fake Paddy's Day is a celebration that occurs in many college towns across the United States. According to KSNT.com, Fake...

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Everyone needs an esthetician: taking skincare to the next level (A MAG)

Sydney Shufford Web writer February 29, 2020

When I turned 13, puberty came into my life like a storm, and with it came my worst enemy: acne. For years I have been plagued by pimples, acne scars and discoloration. It seems as if the whole world has...

COVER STORY ON FAKE PADDY’S DAY

KentWired Staff March 17, 2019

DECK OPTIONS:Students decked in green celebrated Kent's 'Fake Paddy's Day'Students decked in green — some of them with bead necklaces swinging around their necks and mini clover tattoos sparkling on...

College students party on University Drive during Fake Patty’s Day Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Kent State tradition “Fake Patty’s Day” takes place the week before St. Patrick’s Day to allow an entire Saturday to party.

Local law enforcement prepare for two potential St. Patrick’s Day parties

David Williams March 9, 2018

Kent City Police and KSUPD are both preparing for an interesting St. Patrick’s Day situation this year. Both Fake Patty’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Saturday, raising the possibility of...

City police arrest 41 during ‘Fake Patty’s Day’

Benjamin VanHoose March 16, 2016

For Kent State students, red Solo cups, dance playlists and green attire signified the beginning of St. Patrick's Day celebrations five days before the actual holiday. Unfortunately, the luck of the Irish...

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