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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

UK bans TikTok on government devices

Brian Fung, CNN March 16, 2023

Washington CNN -- The United Kingdom banned TikTok from official government devices on Thursday, adding to similar restrictions imposed by allies in Canada, the European Union and the United States. The...

OPINION: Sex is the answer to your problems

Reegan Saunders, Opinion Editor February 9, 2023

Modern-day media has an obsession with sex. Everywhere you look it’s “10 Ways to Have Better Sex,” “Sexiest Man Alive” and “Sexiest Scenes in the New ‘Magic Mike’ movie.” On TikTok, people...

Opinion writer Dylan Walker watches Euphoria on his laptop.

OPINION: Gen Z is desensitized

Dylan Walker, Opinion Writer February 4, 2023

I enjoy filling my spare time, however rare, with a wide array of content. From TikTok to hour-long HBO originals, there is so much media to consume. It’s a nice release of energy. Seemingly mindless...

Examples of cruelty-free products.

OPINION: Going 100% cruelty free is easier than you think

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Opinion Writer January 27, 2023

When I first started my journey of switching to cruelty-free products, I could not believe the number of brands that I use on a daily basis that still participate in animal testing. Products like makeup,...

OPINION: We should all know less about each other

OPINION: We should all know less about each other

Grace Clarke, Opinion Writer January 17, 2023

With a combined total of 3,302 followers on all my social media platforms, all 3,302 of those have a preconceived notion of who I am, even if they’ve never met me in person. I portray myself a certain...

Disordered eating habits gain traction through new influencer trend

Madison Goerl, Reporter May 9, 2022

Social media influencers are spreading a new health trend that shows the ideal life of "that girl." "That girl" is a hyper-productive woman who lives an aesthetic and accomplished lifestyle. She...

Lauren Falter & Nicholas Krentz play a game of Were Not Really Strangers in Kent States Centennial Court B. Feb. 2, 2022.

From strangers to lovers: how a popular card game brought a couple together

Jenna Bal Reporter February 14, 2022

Lauren Falter and Nicholas Krentz had only known each other for a month when they spent hours in hammocks playing the card game “We’re Not Really Strangers.”“I think this is what allowed us to...

OPINION: Name 5 songs

Audra McClain Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

You have two options when it comes to listening to a new music artist. They are as follows:1.) Become their biggest fan. Memorize every album title, EP title, song title, lyric, former and present band...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

Ben Biswas is a content creator on TikTok with 27,000 followers.

Impact of TikTok on college students

Ashley Blood Reporter February 5, 2021

If you’re on a college campus and have access to the internet, you probably have an idea of what TikTok is. The social media app that took the world by storm, TikTok, was created in 2016 after it was...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. 

Here’s what’s going to happen to TikTok on Sunday

Brian Fung, CNN Business September 18, 2020

(CNN) -- The Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, Sept. 20. What does that mean for users of the short-form video app?The short answer is, you'll still be able to use TikTok —...

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