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The current minimum wage in Ohio is $10.10/hour.

OPINION: The cost of living is unrealistic for college students

Audrey Trevarthan, Opinion Writer February 7, 2023

The cost of living refers to the amount of money required to support one's necessities, such as housing, food, clothing, transportation and insurance. For a college student who is responsible for their...

Effective April 19, masks are not required on PARTA buses.

“No Mask, No Problem” says PARTA bus company

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 26, 2022

Face coverings are no longer required for riders or bus drivers on Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority buses or at its transit center in downtown Kent, following a federal court ruling Monday. U.S....

Student shares hardships navigating campus with temporary disability

Olivia McWain Reporter February 17, 2022

In the aftermath of Winter Storms Izzy and Landon, Kent campus was quite difficult for students to navigate. Parking spots were taken by mounds of snow, walkways were icy and staircases were yet to be...

Christina Bloebaum is the dean of the Aeronautics and Engineering College at Kent State. 

Hyperloop: The Future of Travel

Dylan Bowers Reporter April 10, 2020

Imagine a world where you live in Cleveland and work every day at your office in Chicago. Hard to believe, but the Hyperloop Consortium that Kent State joined strives to make this the new method of travel.Kent...

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...

Students gather to socialize and make candy grams for Valentine’s Day Feb. 10, 2020.

Active Minds hosts self love event for Valentine’s Day

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 11, 2020

Kent State’s Active Minds chapter advocated for mental health support and self-love for the holiday at their Valentine’s Day event Monday.Active Minds is an organization that helps to destigmatize...

New bikes on campus

Students raise concerns over new bike share system

Sarah Arnold September 8, 2019

Kent State’s the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center added a new mode of transportation with the addition of VeoRide, a bike company that allows a customer to scan and unlock a bike...

Chris Flessner, an associate professor in the department of psychology. 

Kent State professor receives grant for food allergy safety training project

Sabrina Scott September 8, 2019

Christopher Flessner, an associate professor in the department of psychology, is launching a food allergy safety training project through a national grant to help lower-income children and their families...

A PARTA bus drives by the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

PARTA to offer free rides on Valentine’s Day

Alex Johnson February 11, 2019

PARTA will offer free rides on Valentine’s Day this year.PARTA joins over 40 other members of the Ohio Public Transit Association by taking part in the “Ohio Loves Transit” event on Feb. 14.According...

Junior engineering technology major Christopher Carswell shows off his rollerblades.

Students find alternative ways to travel to class

Alex Johnson February 5, 2019

With over 950 acres of land to travel across, Kent State students often start their days far from classrooms or lecture halls. While some students don’t have too far to go, others come from off-campus...

Courtesy of U.S Energy Information Administration.

Students discuss Kent’s low gas prices

Alex Johnson January 21, 2019

Kent State students and local residents have enjoyed favorably low gasoline prices since the beginning of the year. As of January, prices at local gas stations appear to be staying around the $2.00 range.Students...

300 parking tickets written per day on campus

Nate Burtzlaff November 1, 2018

Kent State Parking Services writes about 300 parking tickets per day Monday through Thursday and about 100 per day Friday through Sunday.Parking Services manager Larry Emling points out the most important...

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