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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Plow tracks between Eastway and the MACC covered with fresh snow during the campus closure on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Snowfall presents issues for Kent State students navigating on and off campus

Not many people were walking around campus Thursday afternoon as frigid winds started to pick up and snow continued to fall. In preparation for the impending storm, the university canceled classes for...

A university vehicle parks near the library during the campus closure on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. The university announced Thursday evening the closure would extend through Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 due to severe weather conditions. 

Kent State extends campus closure through Friday

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 3, 2022

All Kent State University campuses will remain closed Friday due to winter storm Landon.The university announced in an email Wednesday night that campus would be closed Thursday, and an advisory sent around...

Junior history major Charissa Gilbert (left) and Cara Carson (right) put condoms on fruit as part of KSU’s Sextober Fest event.

Sex week ends with a bang at Sextoberfest

Natalia Hernandez Maceira Reporter October 22, 2021

Students at Sextoberfest enjoyed educational booths and interactive games like ring toss on dildos and blindfold condom challenges.Sextoberfest is an annual event hosted by Kent State Interhall Council...

Memebrs of the Kent State University football team celebrate a touchdown in the game agaisnt Virginia Military Institute on Sept. 11, 2021.

Football looking for upset against Maryland

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 23, 2021

The Kent State football team heads into its last non-conference game of the season against the University of Maryland with an unimpressive 1-2 record. But what is impressive is how the Flashes have played...

Michael Daniels, director of the Student Multicultural Center.

SMC welcomes Black students, faculty, local business owners at Juneteenth celebration

Nicole Lew Reporter June 19, 2021

The Kent State ballroom was filled with music, dancing and warm embraces Friday in celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Black students, faculty and business owners gathered at the Student...

LGBTQ+ All Are Welcome

LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

The Tent City panel on Sunday talked about what it was like living on Blanket Hill during the protest. Pictured, top from left to right: Bryce Schlenker, Chic Canfora, Hope Brustein. Bottom, left to right: Ken Hammond, Mark Webster.

May 4 anniversary sparks discussions on Tent City protests

Blake Westover Reporter May 3, 2021

Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

The presentation of the winner of the 2020 annual undergraduate symposium. The research study was done by Caroline Nitirahardjo for the biological science field and focused on the association between mosquito spread and neurodegenerative diseases. 

Students to showcase research in virtual symposium, compete for a cash prize

Morgan Boyd Reporter March 12, 2021

Instead of creating poster boards and setting up at the Student Center, students will present their research projects virtually as part of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium later this semester.  Scheduled...

USG released tentative candidate list for 2021 election

Blake Westover Reporter February 22, 2021

Blastoff, Homecoming and Flashfest: most students have at least one great memory from these Kent State traditions. Whether it was DaBaby, Chloe x Halle or Do It For The Culture, USG planned and implemented...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

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