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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

Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the NCAA logo at mid-court.

Supreme Court rules against NCAA, opening door to significant increase in compensation for student athletes

(CNN) -- A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar...

Genevieve Menyhart (right) poses in her cap and gown as she graduates from her living room with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in May 2020. Menyhart is a wedding photographer and is hopeful for the future of wedding photography this summer.

The class of COVID-19: 2020 graduates navigate the lasting impacts of graduating during a pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter May 6, 2021

College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.  A June 2020 study found that millions of students worldwide...

DaBaby while performing at Kent State in 2019.

What students are looking forward to “post-COVID-19”

Ashley Blood Reporter March 30, 2021

A year into the pandemic, students miss going to classes and events and look forward to normalcy next fall.Around this time last year, students enjoyed in-person classes and looked forward to the spring...

Thought bubble

Communication is Key: Students rip off the band-aid with parental issues

Cassondra Siaus Reporter March 25, 2021

Entering college should be full of excitement — new friends, new life and new journeys await. Leaving home can mean gaining independence, but for some, it can mean stricter parents. Hospitality management...

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...

Dearth in Interlaken, Switzerland when studying abroad. 

One year into the pandemic, students who studied abroad are still faced with the toll it took on their mental health

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 5, 2021

Standing in one of the most famous cities in the world, surrounded by history and culture, two girls sit bawling their eyes out while leaning onto a fence that surrounds the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral....

300 to 500 people gather at the hill behind Taylor Hall on Mon. Feb. 15 to engage in a snowball fight. Other items were thrown such as laundry baskets, Xbox controllers and potatoes.

Over 300 students gather on campus for a snowball fight organized through GroupMe

Kaitlyn Finchler, Photo Editor February 16, 2021

Usually a snowstorm means stay inside, lift the windshield wipers on your car and stay safe. But for Kent State students, it meant a snowball fight. The fight originated from a GroupMe with over 1,100...

A notice placed on the door that connects Olson Hall and Lake Hall informing students of the quarantine. Photo taken by Troy Pierson. 

4 more floors placed under quarantine

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 15, 2020

A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. Each dorm was informed via a community update email from Jill Jenkins, executive director...

Caroline Henneman tweeted on March 10, letting students in need know to contact her for rides to the grocery store and other help locating food resources during this time. 

Flashes take care of Flashes: students helping students in a time of need

The COVID-19 outbreak has been spreading rapidly and affecting the lives of many people in its path. With event cancellations, public buildings closing, quarantines and social distancing being the hot...

There are over 1,500 international students on Kent States campus as of September 2019.

Faculty can help international students feel at home

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 19, 2019

Every new student at Kent State has to adjust to a new school, but international students have to adjust to a new country while getting used to an educational system they’ve never seen before. Kent...

SAS ensures student success

Maddy Haberberger, TV2 Reporter November 18, 2019

Coming to college can be challenging for many students — in making that transition, some feel like they need help but can’t ask for it. Here at Kent State, students have the opportunity to work...

Peter Johnson headshot

School of Art professors speak on helping students find audience for artwork

Alexandra Sobczak November 13, 2018

Professors in the School of Art are encouraging students to get their artwork out into the world with the hope of helping them grow into professional artists.“We show (art) to have a platform,” said...

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