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Portage County Board of Elections gives students advice on how to vote in midterms

November 1, 2022

There are several different ways to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. TV2's Matthew Mergen spoke to the Portage County Board of Elections to break it down for students.

Natalie Shampay watches a Pokemon game on Wednesday night at Full Grip Games in Akron.

Kent State’s Pokémon Pro

Nicholas Hunter April 11, 2019

With her hands set patiently on the table, Natalie Shampay watches as her opponent, Ian Robb, scoops up his damaged Pokémon, promotes a new one, loaded up with energy, and takes a knockout, leaving him...

Press release Rand al Dulaimi homicide

Ex-husband indicted in death of KSU Ashtabula student

Valerie Royzman January 10, 2019

The ex-husband of a Kent State Ashtabula student, who was found dead in July, was indicted on murder and other charges.The Ashtabula County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey Stanley for murder, felonious assault,...

Rand Hilal Al Dulaimi 

Coroner: Death of KSU Ashtabula student ruled a homicide

Valerie Royzman September 17, 2018

The Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office ruled on Thursday a Kent State Ashtabula student whose body was found in Saybrook Township on July 24 was murdered.Rand Hilal Al Dulaimi died from neck compression...

Junior business management major Hannah Robinson (left) talks with junior marketing major Kelly Corey (bottom right) about the new meal plans in front of Rosie’s Diner in Tri-Towers on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

Students in uproar over Kent State’s changes to meal plans this fall

Valerie Royzman August 25, 2018

This story has been updated to include comments from Shay Little, the vice president of students affairs. When alarms blared through the newly renovated Eastway Fresh Food Company on Friday, students...

Rand Hilal Al Dulaimi 

Friends, professors remember Rand Al Dulaimi as ‘soft-spoken’ student, loving mother

Valerie Royzman August 3, 2018

On the day police found her body, the dreary clouds faded slowly, and from them emerged a rainbow.Suspicious disappearances and rainbows don’t usually go together. But for the Ashtabula residents and...

Press release from Ashtabula County Sheriffs Office

Kent State student, mother goes missing; Ashtabula authorities continue search

Valerie Royzman July 19, 2018

The last 11 days have felt dim and uncertain for the Kent State and Ashtabula communities—that’s when Rand Hilal Al Dulaimi, a biotechnology major at the Ashtabula campus, went missing.The 23-year-old...

Graduate student Richie Schultz holds on tight while riding a mechanical bull during BlastOff in Risman Plaza on Sunday.

Thousands fill Risman Plaza to partake in annual BlastOff

Austin Mariasy August 28, 2017

Risman Plaza burst at the seams with thousands of students for the annual BlastOff event marking the start of the 2017-18 school year. Student organizations ranging from political groups, the Dungeons...

Student senator harassed for supporting anti-smoking policy

An Undergraduate Student Senator said she was harassed after introducing a resolution in support of Kent State’s proposed anti-smoking policy.“I have been followed and had things thrown at me because...

Kent State Stark to hold annual Student Conference

Alyssa Ronyak April 24, 2016

The Kent State Stark campus is hosting the Annual Student Conference on April 29. The conference is sponsored by the Honors Program to showcase the academic aptitudes of Kent State students.The conference...

Calvin Carstensen, a 73-year-old student, sits in the Student Center on Monday, April 18, 2016. Calvin has been taking courses consistently every year as a guest/senior student since 2000, which is over 30 semesters.

Learning at all ages: Continuing education at age 73

Olivia Minnier April 19, 2016

Calvin Carstensen sits inside The Hub of the Kent State Student Center skimming through the latest issue of TIME Magazine.At 73, with a birthday coming up, Carstensen is enrolled in the Senior Guest Program...

Vlas Zyrianov, a 13-year-old Kent State student, in the University Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Vlas is the youngest student to take classes at Kent State University.

Learning at all ages: Starting college at 13 years old

Olivia Minnier April 19, 2016

Vlas Zyrianov walks across the Kent State campus in the shadows of the students walking along the Esplanade. He waited in the lobby of the 12-floor building, dressed in a business casual attire — a...

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