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Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

‘I have a very high confidence level’ Kent First Responders speak on preparation for railway incidents

March 9, 2023

There have been two major derailments in Ohio in just over a month, with one in East Palestine and another in Springfield. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke to first responders who say they are confident...

“Urinetown” musical opens in Center for Performing Arts

February 24, 2023

"Urinetown" opened Friday night in the Center for Performing Arts. The musical is based on a 20-year drought and water shortage which led to a ban on private toilets. Citizens were forced to use public...

Man arraigned after fatal scooter crash killed Kent State student

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 23, 2023

Timothy Brind Jr., 19, turned himself in Thursday afternoon and was arraigned after he was charged for a hit-skip crash that happened in August 2022. The crash was at the intersection of Route 261...

‘Black Hair in a White World’ empowers Black women who wear their hair naturally

Irene Bowser, Reporter February 18, 2023

In her first year of college, Tameka Ellington got a job at an amusement park and was told she could not wear her hair naturally to work because it wasn’t “the all American look.” Today, having...

College of Aeronautics and Engineering to offer new programs, technology

February 16, 2023

The expansion of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering building is on track to be finished by the Fall 2023 semester. The new addition will nearly double the building's current size. It will be...

Kent State Police react to Michigan State shooting

February 15, 2023

In the wake of the shooting at Michigan State, many Kent State students may be worried about their safety on campus. But Kent State ranks as one of the safest college campuses according to the FBI crime...

Paws for a Cause pups spread Valentine’s love

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter February 14, 2023

Amongst the chatter over which puppy to pet first, Wrangler lied nearly asleep in the arms of his handler, junior fashion merchandising major Julia Reading. Unlike the other puppies who were adoring every...

2 on the Town: Kent’s Valentine’s Day staples

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 13, 2023

Valentine's Day is here and whether you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, or a place to grab a bite to eat, downtown Kent is sure to have the place for you. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey went...

Chocolate Walk in downtown Kent sells out

Chloe Cornely, Reporter February 12, 2023

Over 200 attendees from across Northeast Ohio participated in the Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk Saturday afternoon after tickets for the event sold out. More than 32 local businesses served sweet...

Kent Fire Department assists East Palestine following train derailment

February 11, 2023

Several fire departments, including the Kent Fire Department, provided aid to the East Palestine community after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed from its tracks. TV2's Jacob Brooks spoke with...

Senior Guest Program allows senior citizens to audit classes

February 10, 2023

Kent State's senior guest program allows seniors 60 and up the chance to audit classes on a tuition-free basis. The statewide program is offered at many universities around Ohio and allows senior citizens...

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