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Maggie McKendy (right), Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala and Nicole Awad (left) cut the ribbon for the Kents newest convenience store Campus Mart. The ceremony was held Jan. 14 at the store off Main Street.

New Campus Market breaks into the market on Main Street

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter January 14, 2023

Maggie & Nicole's Campus Market, Kent’s newest convenience store, celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony – filling “a gap that was left” in the community after Circle...

Student detained following 2nd threat to Kent City Schools in less than a week

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 12, 2022

A 15-year-old male student at Theodore Roosevelt High School was detained Monday after making a “vague threat” toward the school Sunday night on social media. When a Kent Police Department officer...

Police were stationed outside Walls Elementary School in Kent Friday afternoon following a threat.

Caller threatens to bring AK-47 to Kent’s Walls Elementary School

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

An unknown male caller threatened to bring an AK-47 rifle to Walls Elementary School in Kent Friday. The person called the school around 2 p.m. and administrators “took appropriate safety measures,”...

Left to Right: Ivan Conard, Omarion Royster, Jae’Von Johnson, Tristan Lawler, Isaiah Amos aka Zay, K’Vyayre Hill aka Choppa Smoov, Q aka Quentin Upshaw, Archie Green, Amari Mercury, Tahj Banks aka King Tahjy pose after the Cope Kingz Showcase

Local rapper uses music to empower Black high school students

Madeleine Majikas, Reporter April 6, 2022

The Cope Kingz waited anxiously in the wings of the stage as their classmates filled the empty seats. They have been rehearsing for weeks, all coming down to this one performance. Kendrick Lamar’s voice...

Sydney Dunmire, Ohio youth governor, 69th governor of the Ohio YMCA youth and government program, and senior at Rutherford B. Hayes High School. 

High school students talk about voting, voter registration

As the presidential race wages on, emerging 18-year-old high school students will be able to exercise their voting power in the upcoming primaries and presidential election. According to Axios, Generation...

Kent Area Chamber of Commerce hosts expo and taste of Kent

Francesca Barrett March 18, 2018

Theodore Roosevelt High School was buzzing with music and voices Saturday. The smell of food was wafting through the gymnasium.The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Business, Healthcare...

Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School stand outside as part of a national school walk out March 14 in response to gun violence and in remembrance of those killed in Parkland, FL.

Students withstand freezing weather to protest gun violence

Austin Mariasy March 14, 2018

Hundreds of students at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent participated in a walkout along with other schools across the country Wednesday.The demonstration was in response to a school shooting in...

Buses and parents line up in the Franklin Elementary School parking lot on Ohio 43 to evacuate Roosevelt High School students after a bomb threat on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Roosevelt High School evacuates students after bomb threat

Karl Schneider March 4, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt High School evacuated students around 10 a.m. Friday morning after an apparent bomb threat. Students were evacuated to the old Franklin Elementary School shortly after the initial lockdown...

Theodore Roosevelt teacher on paid leave after pornographic images surface

Erin Zaranec September 14, 2015

A Theodore Roosevelt High School teacher went on paid administrative leave Sept. 9 after sexually explicit images surfaced on social media.Accounts featuring pornographic images and videos of Kristin Sundman,...

Kent School District looks to add new resource officer presence

Alicia Crabtree April 13, 2014

The Kent City School District is in the process of obtaining a school resource officer position for Theodore Roosevelt High School and Stanton Middle School.Kent Police Chief Michelle Lee says the Kent...

Kent Environmental Council to host renewable energy speaker

Madeleine Winer February 3, 2014

The Kent Environmental Council will explore renewable energy options at its annual meeting Feb. 10 with guest speaker Peter Schubert, director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.Schubert,...

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