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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway is one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022.

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

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Kent State amends mask mandate amid changes to safety protocol

Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released...

Kent State is encouraging anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.

KSU fall 2021 COVID-19 preparations

Alexandra Golden Reporter May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents...

Carnaby Street Style announced their closing on Instagram.

Changes to Downtown Kent 2020-2021

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 28, 2021

Kent is known for being the college town with a tight-knit community of students, families, businesses and more. People come from near and far towns to enjoy the scenery and frequent social events Kent...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

Centennial Field in 2020.

How COVID-19 has affected dorm living

Morgan Cummings Reporter March 23, 2021

Over a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and dorm life at Kent State has been heavily affected. Many students who have returned to campus this year have noticed the residence halls...

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Kent State announced as COVID-19 vaccination site

Molly Heideman Managing Editor March 16, 2021

The Kent State Field House will become a mass vaccination clinic for Portage County, according to an email sent by the university Tuesday.  Vaccinations will take place every Tuesday starting March 23...

Musicians have hope that live events, such as concerts, can resume in the near future.

Musicians remain optimistic despite pandemic threatening return of live events

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter February 23, 2021

According to Nielsen, about 32 million people attend at least one concert every year in the United States, and now that number is almost non-existent. There is, however, hope for a recovery of live events...

Rays Place on Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent, Oct. 5, 2020. 

Bars, restaurants allowed to resume normal business hours as statewide curfew lifts

Ian Jameson Reporter February 12, 2021

Ohio’s 11 p.m. to 5 a.m statewide curfew was lifted Thursday after Gov. Mike DeWine said there had been enough of a sustained decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations.  The curfew, which originally went...

Kent State will receive funding previously halted due to forced pandemic cuts.

Kent State resumes collecting state funds after forced pandemic cuts

Ian Jameson Reporter February 6, 2021

Kent State will receive state funding previously halted in May due to forced pandemic cuts. Kent State hopes introducing state money will allow for better management of pandemic expenses and for lost revenue. “The...

Results from a survey conducted April 29-May 5, 2020 by Pew Research Center.

The COVID-19 vaccine and its potential impact on college students

Megan Medfisch Reporter November 24, 2020

An end to social distancing may be in sight with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it will depend on how many people choose to be vaccinated.Two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, are in Phase 3 trials,...

Why should students get the flu shot?

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 24, 2020

During class, the girl next to you sniffles and wipes her nose, the guy behind you coughs and someone on the other side of the room lets out a sneeze. Germs are all around us, especially while in college....

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