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“Clash of Orgs” event brings organizations of color together on campus

March 4, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences collaborated with two organizations of color on campus to promote Black History Month. The event brought organizations of color together to socialize and enjoy an evening...

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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...

Brothers Quinn McGuire (left), Daymond Williamson (middle) and Calil Cage  (right) of Phi Beta Sigma at a community service event.

Kent’s multicultural organizations forced to maneuver like never before

Chris Bright Reporter February 15, 2021

Finding a diverse group that represents some of many different backgrounds that attend Kent State can be troubling for students. Factor in a global pandemic and it becomes nearly impossible for these students...

Zahra Najafi, a junior fashion design and fashion merchandising major. Photo courtesy of Zahra Najafi.

Kent State fashion student forms platform connecting creative students

Catie Pusateri Reporter February 12, 2021

While scrolling through the extensive list of Kent State’s student organizations, Zahra Najafi searched for the perfect fit but felt lost when she did not find a match. After struggling to find a place...

Student organizations weigh hopes, fears for next presidential administration

KentWired Staff November 8, 2020

This election year is historic, with the country seemingly more divided now than it’s been since the Civil War. Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and Fox...

An Ohio state prosecutor recommends a $50,000 bail for Steven Franzreb during his arraignment on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at the Portage County Courthouse.

$50,000 bond set for suspected Kent sorority stalker

A $50,000 bond was set for a man arrested in association with several prowling incidents at sorority houses on Fraternity Circle.  Kent Police arrested 43-year-old Steven Franzreb of North Royalton, Ohio,...

Alpha Xi Delta house sits separate from the rest of the sororities, located on Summit St. Although this sorority is less costly, the house is in the process of renovating.

Sorority Recruitment Change: One Year Later

Samantha Simcox September 10, 2019

In 2018, Kent State’s Panhellenic Council changed the length of sorority recruitment so women have more time for school and work.According to an article published on KentWired, Panhellenic Council lengthened...

H2O Church hosts second annual Mission Impossible Night

Sara Al Harthi August 26, 2019

H2O Church hosted its second annual Mission Impossible Night on Monday in front of the MACC. The event, which was themed around the movie "National Treasure," was a combination of a scavenger hunt and...

Male Empowerment Network, intentionally an initiative

Madison Baughman July 10, 2018

The Male Empowerment Network not only acts like family for most of its members, but it also aims to help men of color on campus throughout their college career.The university offers hundreds of different...

Kassi Jackson / The Kent Stater Student organizations set up around Risman Plaza during BlastOff on Aug 30, 2015.

Students find niche in record number of on-campus organizations

Benjamin VanHoose September 7, 2016

Any student looking to be more involved on campus outside of studying and homework this year has more of a selection than ever.Last spring semester, the Center for Student Involvement reported a record...

Peer Involvement Advising to help students have a brighter future at KS

Brittany Anderson July 23, 2015

Students who attend Peer Involvement Advising through the Center for Student Involvement will gather the skills and knowledge on how to become an active and connected Kent State student.“Students don’t...

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