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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Student workers work at the Starbucks located in Kent State Universitys Library. Feb. 26, 2022.

Worker shortage hampers dining hall hours, efficiency

Ty Kohler, Reporter February 25, 2022

Kent State is about 150-200 students short of its hiring goal for dining services, causing its hours to be shorter than expected. “There is an ongoing effort to try and hire more people,” said Gary...

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State Board of Trustees voted to approve the renaming of the college and construction of the new building at its meeting on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Board of Trustees discusses potential partnership with local restaurateur, approves donor name spaces for Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Kent State’s Board of Trustees authorized the senior vice president for finance and administration to lease the property located at 430-436 E. Main St, formerly known as the “cottage Starbucks”...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

Burnham joined a group chat named “Kent Dining Woes” where students discussed the state of the dining halls and made the Change.org petition.

Students create petition demanding reimbursement for meal plans

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 17, 2021

Some Kent State students created a petition on Change.org that encourages the university to refund student meal plans due to “the recent decline in food quality, availability, and inclusivity.”The...

A sign posted inside of the Starbucks located on the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street thanks Kent patrons for the incredible memories. The local Starbucks closed on July 26, 2021.

Kent State community saddened by closure of local Starbucks

Rachel Gross Reporter July 28, 2021

The Kent Starbucks café closed its doors Monday after almost 20 years in business.“Actually the worst thing to ever happen,” Gab Pedroza wrote in a Tweet. “This Starbucks literally got me through...

The Cottage Starbucks is located at the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street. The location was closed July 26, 2021.

Kent State’s “Cottage Starbucks” to close by end of July

Rachel Gross Reporter July 19, 2021

The Starbucks located at the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street will be closing its doors by the end of July.Affectionately called the “Cottage Starbucks” by students, this unusual...

Starbucks on East Main Street Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Barista jobs offer college students long-term skills, free coffee

Emily Mays Reporter May 10, 2021

As students seek out jobs for the summer or even coming semesters, baristas are continuing to grow in demand and coffee shops in the Kent area often employ college students. Coffee is the second largest...

The Honors College at Kent State is the Stopher and Johnson Honors Complex, also known as StoJo.

Living in the Honors College during COVID-19

Morgan Cummings Reporter April 30, 2021

Kent State provides unique living experiences for students through the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), including the Honors College. Just like the rest of the dorms, COVID-19 has impacted students’...

Isaac Halaszi, sophomore double major in peace and conflict studies and Spanish. Courtesy of Isaac Halaszi.

The isolation experience: Kent State students reflect on quarantine

Morgan McGrath Feature writer October 26, 2020

“I forgot people existed.”Isaac Halaszi, a sophomore at Kent State, spent two weeks indoors with no face-to-face contact with others (besides random hallway happenings) and no physical connection with...

OPINION: The importance of small things

London Green Opinion writer October 9, 2020

We as people conduct very busy lives; we always have some sort of task in front of us. We get so caught up in our everyday lives we don’t take the time to appreciate or enjoy the small things that are...

Taken in front of the Kent Student Center, the photo of Kelly Krabill’s family stand in front of campus as Bob Krabill graduated. 

OPINION: Returning to college at 40

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer October 1, 2020

Many working adults reach their 30s and want to switch careers. Family dynamics, living situations and jobs shift as you get older. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one in five...

Students pack up their cars and leave the dorm to go home because of the cancellation of face-to-face classes at Kent State. Classes will be held online until April 13. 

On-campus students share concerns after shift to online classes

Zaria Johnson Assigning editor March 11, 2020

President Todd Diacon announced in-person classes would be canceled and shifted online until April 13, 2020, and encouraged students to return home if possible, due to concerns regarding the coronavirus...

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