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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

New concealed carry bill eliminates permits

Madeleine Majikas , Reporter April 8, 2022

A new bill passed by Gov. Mike Dewine removed restrictions on concealed carry, increasing gun threat-related concerns. DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law March 14, causing Ohio to join 23 other...

Partygoers stand outside a house on University Drive during this years annual Fake Paddys Day celebration in Kent.

City of Kent prepares to celebrate Fake Paddy’s safely

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter March 10, 2022

As Kent State’s annual Fake Paddy’s Day celebration makes a return, the city and university remind students to put safety and responsibility first. While the forecast for the weekend predicts...

Finding safety on the university’s website

Reegan Saunders, Assigning Editor March 8, 2022

Kent State University introduced a new series geared toward directing students, faculty and staff  to university web features they should know about.  The first installment of “Where on the Web?”...

Natural gas leak shuts down White and Moulton halls

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 3, 2022

Editor's Note: The following story was updated to reflect recent developments in the gas leaks in White and Moulton Halls as of Friday, March 4, 2022. Public safety departments and the gas company assessed...

LGBTQ+ hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020, as stated in Statisa.

LGBTQ+ hate crimes rise in the U.S., none reported at Kent State

Avery Savage Reporter March 2, 2022

Lawmakers in seven states proposed laws to limit transgender and nonbinary youth rights within the first week of 2022. As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is making its way through state government, LGBTQ+ hate...

Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State police receives a grant for body cameras

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State University Police Services will equip its officers with body cameras after receiving a $23,780 grant from the state of Ohio.            “I think the cameras are a great investment,”...

An authentic lethal dose of fentanyl is displayed on the point of a number two pencil for size reference.

Illegal fentanyl poses risk to campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 8, 2022

Students may receive drugs laced with deadly fentanyl if they buy from non-medical sources.Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration....

Medical marijuana remains illegal on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 5, 2022

Medical marijuana is still prohibited on campus even if a dispensary opens in Kent. Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Schedule I substances are not accepted...

Social media posts on YikYak refer to ski-masked men roaming the halls of some Kent State dormitories. 

Campus police identify three men following reports of masked men in residence halls

Alexandra Golden Reporter October 21, 2021

Following days of social media reports and rumors of possibly armed, ski-masked men roaming the hallways of Kent State residence halls, banging on doors and shutting off hallway lights, police identified...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Campus police work to combat poor mental health, stress in field

Cameron Aloway reporter April 9, 2021

An officer’s role at the Kent State Police Department can revolve around mental health crises on a daily basis, thus potentially being exposed to traumatic events. “Officers need to acknowledge that...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

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