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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A PARTA bus pulls into the Kent State Student Center stop Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

What it’s like driving a PARTA bus

Jacob Brooks , Reporter April 4, 2023

PARTA buses are a common sight around campus. Whether they’re taking someone to class, or a freshman to their car parked outside Dix Stadium, these buses and their drivers play a crucial role on campus. But...

The product packaging of the Never Ending Defender.

A ball, a sketch pad, some wire and a dream: How a Kent alumnus thinks he can revolutionize basketball training

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter January 26, 2021

As winter arrives, gyms across Northeast Ohio are slowly starting to hear the chorus of balls being dribbled and sneakers squeaking on hardwood. As these young players hoop in uncertain times, one Kent...

Stimpy. Courtesy of Lindsey Czopek.

Raising Stimpy: Service dog in training

Morgan McGrath, Feature writer October 1, 2020

Stimpy crawls under a table outside of Eastway Hall, pawing gently at an orange peel a few feet away on the grass. The peel is out of reach. Mission failed. Lindsey Czopek, Stimpy’s owner, laughs. For...

Tom Mahon, manager of information technology, teaches a Blackboard workshop for faculty focusing on tests and assignments. There are various different courses regarding Blackboard in the library, as well as online help.

Information technology training provides professors instruction on online resources

Anna Smith Reporter February 14, 2020

Faculty can learn more about technology programs to improve online learning through free workshops.The IT Training and Outreach technical workshop topics include Blackboard Learn, Adobe, Microsoft and...

ROTC members gather in the conference room to discuss plans for events, finances and what is going on on Jan. 30, 2020. 

Classes being held with ROTC bring more than just leadership skills

Bridget Lin Reporter January 31, 2020

Going into the first week of ROTC and coming back from summer, it isn’t expected that hardcore training is in there right away. “I didn’t think there would be screaming, yelling and even almost crying...

Senior advertising major Emmaline Mae Stine cuddles with her service animal Oliver. Oliver is her service animal of two years.

Support animals help students tackle the day

Taylor Peach Reporter January 30, 2020

Correction: The story was changed to more accurately identify service animals vs. assistance animals“I’ve seen people who could honestly benefit from having a service dog,” said Kat Gauding, a sophomore...

Portage County Health District holds “Project DAWN” training at Kent State

Jake Majka September 26, 2018

While the opioid epidemic in Ohio continues to be a point of concern within communities, people are looking for ways they can help address the problem.The Portage County Health District held its “Project...


Kent State dismisses football strength coach for lack of proper certification

Henry Palattella August 14, 2017

Kent State fired Ross Bowsher, the strength coach who oversaw the football practice on June 13 where incoming freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died. According to a press release sent by the university Monday,...

Tyler Heintz, right, died after a morning workout with the Kent State football team June 13. Heat was likely a factor in the death, according to the Portage County coroner.

Report finds strength coach lacks proper certification, led June practice when student died

Henry Palattella August 9, 2017

The Kent State football strength coach, who oversaw the practice in which freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died, lacks proper certification, according to a report by CBS Sports.Ross Bowsher, who is in his...

Veteran Services hosts suicide prevention training

Samantha Meisenburg February 10, 2016

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services (CAVS) held its annual Peer Mentor Suicide Prevention Training with psychologists Pamela Farer-Singleton and Pamela J. Wind leading the event. “Our main goal...

In a world of her own

In a world of her own: Former KSU student takes on bodybuilding

Leah Klafczynski March 8, 2015

Carli Terepka started nursing school at Kent State in August 2012 while training for her first bodybuilding show. On top of schoolwork, Terepka spent the majority of her first semester in Kent driving...

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