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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

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

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Homesickness in college students countered with calls, visits home

Jennifer Lasik Reporter May 10, 2021

Julia Matton picks up the phone twice a week to call her mother back at home in New Hampshire to reconnect and talk about their lives while she is 600 miles away at Kent State.Talking on the phone with...

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How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

Ways to reduce anxiety

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter April 25, 2021

In the United States, around 31% of all adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But what is anxiety really?...

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Campus police work to combat poor mental health, stress in field

Cameron Aloway reporter April 9, 2021

An officer’s role at the Kent State Police Department can revolve around mental health crises on a daily basis, thus potentially being exposed to traumatic events. “Officers need to acknowledge that...

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Communication is Key: Saving struggling friendships

Cassondra Siaus Reporter March 25, 2021

Anger and frustration fills the mind of Sombre Carleton as she cannot come up with words to say to her friend about their awful behavior. Over and over again, she builds up the courage to break off of...

Estridge in her classroom at the middle school she teaches. 

Sorority sisters remain close after graduating college, despite going separate ways

Jennifer Lasik reporter March 22, 2021

It’s been around eight months since Brooke Estridge, Alpha Xi Delta alum, moved to Lakeland, Florida, for the opportunity of a lifetime, leaving behind her sorority sisters who had become her best friends...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

Ben Vrobel continued going to his online classes after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Sick days during online learning

Ashley Blood Reporter March 12, 2021

Sick days are no longer mandatory because of online learning and many students are working through their illness.Before COVID-19, students took a break from school when they were sick. Now, because of...

When students keep their cameras off, the professor may see a screen full of blank boxes. However, assuming theyve turned their cameras off because theyre not paying attention is unfair. There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to keep their cameras off, such as those listed here. 

OPINION: Professors, it’s time to rethink that mandatory cameras-on policy

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

I know, I know. Professors who adopt cameras-on policies for their online classes are usually well-intentioned.They want to make sure we’re understanding the material and engaged. They want to give...

A chart from the Active Minds study. The asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference in answers from college vs. high school students. In this study, college students are those seeking a bachelor’s degree, and high school students are those seeking a high school diploma. 

Increasing levels of psychological distress develop among college students during pandemic

Megan Medfisch Reporter October 30, 2020

A survey conducted in March concluded one in every four Kent State students reported feeling psychological distress, said Joel Hughes, a professor in the psychology department and director of clinical...

Students host Brain Break event, encourage positive coping methods

Students were able to take a break and learn about healthy coping skills at the Take a Brain Break event in Taylor Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5. The idea behind this event was to help students find healthy...

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