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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

Brian Barnes was named director of basketball operations in 2018, and has been with the men’s basketball program for nearly six years. May 2, 2021.

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations, dies at 28

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations for Kent State men’s basketball, died on Sunday, May 2 at the age of 28.KentWired was not able to confirm Barnes’ cause of death at the time of publication. Barnes...

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A Home Away From Home: Caribbean student group looks for renewed representation at Kent State

Brianna Camp Reporter April 28, 2021

SOCA is back and ready for action. Founded in 2017, the Student Organization of Caribbean Alliance has had its ups and downs, but this year the group is trying to reorganize and re-establish itself on...

Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, with the integrative studies degree he received at Kent State’s One University Commencement held May 11, 2019 at Dix Stadium.

Super Bowl MVP, Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman retires

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor April 12, 2021

One of the most decorated and famous athletes to ever take the field as a Golden Flash appears to be hanging up his cleats.Former New England Patriot, three-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl LIII...

Attendees posing at the 2019 LavGrad ceremony.

LGBTQ+ Center prepares virtual environment for Lavender Graduation

Cameron Aloway Reporter April 6, 2021

During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.To accommodate for restrictions due...

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CARES Act funding supports updates to Franklin Hall classrooms

Austin Monigold Reporter April 6, 2021

Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.Kent...

Voting days for USG election

Blake Westover Reporter March 16, 2021

USG elections will be conducted this week. For two days, March 16 and 17, ballots can be submitted during university operating hours of 8 a.m to 5 p.m. “Students will receive an email Tuesday morning...

Kelly Premo is an education coordinator for a rape crisis center.

Sexual violence survey sparks discourse over sexual assault on college campuses

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include comments from Tyler Conley and other students who responded to the email thread.A controversial email, sent in reply to a request to complete...

Boxes of food donated to the Kent State Food Pantry on Feb. 5, 2021.

Drive-thru food distribution event provides more than 6,000 pounds of food in two hours

Anthony Elder reporter February 27, 2021

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and The Campus Kitchen partnered to host a drive-thru food distribution event last week at Dix Stadium. The event distributed over 6,000 pounds of food in two hours.Akron-Canton...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

Brennan poses with Anne Lamotts author photo on the back of a copy of Bird by Bird.

OPINION: Leave politics out of this? No thanks.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

I didn’t used to be a political person. Ten years ago, as an undergraduate in college, I idolized the author Anne Lamott for her writing about spirituality. I bristled, however, any time she veered...

Matthew Trickett starts the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 45-yard field goal to extend Kent State’s lead to 23-3.

Trickett leaving Kent State football program

Owen MacMillan Sports Reporter February 2, 2021

Two-time all Mid-American Conference first team kicker Matthew Trickett announced on Twitter yesterday that he will enter the transfer portal and leave Kent State.This is a blow to the Kent State football...

The Kent State men’s basketball team tweeted on November 29 stating that the planned Monday game against Purdue Fort Wayne had been postponed due to COVID-19. 

Men’s basketball opener cancelled a second time

For the second time in as many days, the Kent State men’s basketball team has cancelled or postponed what would have been their season opener.The team was slated to host Purdue Fort Wayne tomorrow at...

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