The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Trashed or trash? St. Patty’s Day leaves lasting effect on environment

Morgan Hoover, Reporter May 3, 2024

The legendary signal of a party, the red solo cup, takes 450 years to decompose — if it’s even able to. America’s beloved cup is made of six plastics, quantified as no. 6 plastic, each being incredibly...

The informational flyer for USGs 2024 FlashFest.

Students reminisce on nostalgia of Key Glock’s music before FlashFest concert

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 11, 2024

Before rapper Key Glock will take to the M.A.C.C. Center Thursday for the Undergraduate Student Government’s annual FlashFest, students reflected on the important role his music played in their lives...

Candidates share platforms in 2024 USG Senate Debate

Lex Radde, TV2 Reporter March 13, 2024

Tuesday marked the first Senate Debate for Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government.  Candidates shared their views and ideas for changes within their colleges, along with events that could bring...

USG candidates pose for a photo at a meet and greet event Thursday, Feb. 29.

USG candidates discuss election platforms with students at meet and greet

Lauren Vaughn, Reporter March 1, 2024

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) candidates discussed their election platforms with fellow students at a meet and greet event Thursday. USG will hold elections on March 19 and March 20 to elect officials...

Billy Boulden, assistant dean of students for development and student learning, and director of sorority and fraternity engagement at Iowa State University, leads a safe drinking workshop held by USG and FSL in the Student Center April 19.

USG, FSL learn ‘99 problems but is this drink one?’ at safe drinking workshop

Luke Trupo, Reporter April 20, 2023

Undergraduate Student Government and Kent State Fraternity and Sorority Life came together to provide students with effective ways to manage alcohol April 19. The event was led by Billy Boulden, assistant...

New Ohio law enacts strict voting regulations in the state

Addison Foreman, Reporter February 4, 2023

A law requiring photo identification in order to vote passed in Ohio Jan. 6, tightening restrictions on voting in the state. House Bill 458 was signed by Governor Mike DeWine, making Ohio one of the...

Kent students help mobilize a record number of young voters

Grace Springer, Reporter November 26, 2022

A record number of people under 30 voted in the 2022 midterm elections. Student leaders on Kent Campus mobilized young people by registering voters and increasing enthusiasm ahead of election day. The...

With roommates, communication goes a long way

Alton Northup, Reporter November 4, 2022

More than 6,500 students live on Kent State's main campus, according to the university website, and often these students are sharing their living space with a roommate for the very first time. Knowing...

Kicking off homecoming with Flash Bash

Kicking off homecoming with Flash Bash

Grace Clarke, Reporter September 25, 2022

Kicking off the week before Homecoming, Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Flash Activities Board (FAB) will host "Flash Bash" on Monday. With Homecoming week quickly approaching,...

More than just water, Jaden Smith shares his efforts to improve the world

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

With resounding applause, Jaden Smith took the stage at Kent State’s Cartwright Hall Friday night. Fielding questions from Bryton Ellis, a junior music major and the event's moderator, Smith talked...

Students ‘Blastoff!’ into new academic year

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2022

Students gathered on Risman Plaza for games, prizes, food trucks and more at the 2022 Back to School Blastoff! event.  The event, hosted annually by the Center for Student Involvement, ran from...

Jaden Smith to discuss water cleanliness at Q&A hosted by USG

Jaden Smith to discuss water cleanliness at Q&A hosted by USG

Kaitlyn Finchler, Social Media Director August 24, 2022

As a celebrity philanthropist, Jaden Smith, rapper and son of Will Smith, will join Kent State for Parents and Families Weekend for a Q&A on his charity, JUSTWater. The charity was created in 2015...

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