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OPINION: So long as college is necessary, it should be affordable

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer May 6, 2021

Right now, many of my fellow Kent State students are currently in the process of working out exactly how to get enrolled in classes this fall (or possibly summer) and how exactly to get these classes paid...

OPINION: Different types of energy can coexist

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

Two weeks ago, I was in the state of Texas — specifically West Texas. It was only the twelfth different state I’ve been to, and it was the first “new” state I’ve been to in almost a decade. Texas...

US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 15, 2021. 

Biden pressed over crisis at the southern border in his first White House news conference

Maegan Vazquez, CNN March 25, 2021

 (CNN) -- President Joe Biden spent much of his first presidential news conference on Thursday facing questions about the crisis on the southern border, promising conditions for unaccompanied minors...

OPINION: 2021 is “1984” – America’s education system as propaganda

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past,” George Orwell wrote in “1984,” his novel about a totalitarian government that retains its power by controlling...

Black History Month often drives sellers to create sections promoting Black stories. Kent State University’s bookstore is no different.  

Black history, antiracism booklist to continue a year of educated reading

Brianna Camp Reporter March 4, 2021

Now that Black History Month has come to a close, you may be questioning: “How can I celebrate Black voices all year round?” or, “What can I do to continue my education of Black stories (and histories)...

Musicians have hope that live events, such as concerts, can resume in the near future.

Musicians remain optimistic despite pandemic threatening return of live events

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter February 23, 2021

According to Nielsen, about 32 million people attend at least one concert every year in the United States, and now that number is almost non-existent. There is, however, hope for a recovery of live events...

Photo courtesy of Nastasha Bastrakov.

Kwench Juice Cafe opens in downtown Kent

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 19, 2021

COVID-19 has heavily impacted establishments in downtown Kent and beyond. But while some shops have shut their doors for good, others have opened their doors for the very first time. Kwench Juice Cafe,...

Cars head east on Kessler Avenue as the snow falls on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Indianapolis. A winter storm is expected to bring snowfall for multiple days could dump between 6 to 10 inches of snow across Central Indiana. Snowy Weather

More than 200 million people are under alerts as a deadly winter storm moves into the Northeast

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN February 16, 2021

 (CNN) -- A winter storm that has pummeled much of the United States will move through the Northeast on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction across some states unaccustomed to such harsh weather.The...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive actions in the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed a series of executive actions Thursday afternoon aimed at expanding access to health care, including re-opening enrollment for health care offered through the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge likely to extend hold on Biden’s deportation pause until late February

Priscilla Alvarez, CNN January 30, 2021

(CNN) -- A federal judge in Texas said Friday that he'll likely extend his hold on the Biden administration's deportation moratorium until February 23.Earlier this week, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern...

University student employees down 35% this semester

There are 35% fewer student employees working for the Kent campus this semester compared to a typical semester.Given Kent’s stance on keeping COVID-19 from spreading, many students are living off campus...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Joshua Rider, the interim assistant dean of students and the director of CAVS. 

Kent State CAVS team receiving honor for practices

Bridget Lin Reporter February 27, 2020

Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services is receiving an honor from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as the outstanding undergraduate program for adult learners...

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