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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Students at Save Lives chalk walk. (From right to left) Maura Reali, SMFHS student; McKenna Dunn, SMFHS student; Gabriel Goding, Kent State psychology major; Madi Dunn, SMFHS student; and Rheagan Gabanyie, SMFHS student.

Downtown Kent gets covered in chalk for Students Save Lives chalk walk

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 25, 2021

Colorful pictures and powerful messages found themselves all over the sidewalk in Downtown Kent Sunday morning to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Beginning at 9 a.m., Julia Hallgren, a local high...

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...

Rabbi Michael Ross speaks at a Shabbat service, hosted by the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship, on March 12. 

Hillel stays virtual as other religious groups begin meeting in person

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 28, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part three can be found here. The day before Hillel...

Pamela Hickey is a yoga instructor at Kent State University. 

Kent State continues to offer all fitness classes virtually due to pandemic

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 25, 2021

When the university shut down due to COVID-19 last March, all classes were shifted to the virtual environment. During the fall and spring semesters when some classes returned in person, all fitness classes...

Melissa Celko, director of the Kent State of Wellness program at Kent State University. 

Koru Mindfulness, Meditation Training offers dive into overall mental health wellbeing

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 9, 2021

Kent State of Wellness offers Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Training to faculty and students as a way to learn mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks.Koru Mindfulness delivers an evidence-based...

Map of the path taken for the Black Squirrel 5k. 

Kent State Recreational Services to host annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 8, 2021

After having the event for the past nine years in-person, Kent State will host its annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually this year due to COVID-19.The event will take place April 4 through April 10, and...

Matthew Knabe (center) speaks with members of Cru and people attending the Cru mental heath event On Feb. 25. At the event, Knabe spoke about the intersection of faith and mental health. 

Kent Cru workshop hosts counselor to share his experiences, resources to combat virtual distress

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 1, 2021

When a Kent Cru member witnessed a Kent State freshman cry from loneliness and loss of community, the Christian student group was encouraged to take action and initiate a conversation on mental health.Since...

Jarrod Williams, associate pastor of Redemption Chapel, speaks during a Sunday service on Feb. 14, 2021. This photo was taken from one of Redemption Chapel’s livestreamed services.

Redemption Chapel aims to have more in-person services, maintains virtual services for safety

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 19, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part three and part four can be found here. “How do we start...

LGBTQ+ Center to hold virtual Lavender Graduation

With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed as schools across the country wait for further instruction or develop a way...

Attar VR enthusiast Bill Myers displays the Samsung Gear VR on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Myers dedicates much of his time researching and developing new methods in the field of Virtual Reality.

Virtual reality is finally here

Amy Kessler April 13, 2016

Virtual reality, freshman applied engineering Michael Nelson said, “truly feels like you are in a different world.”“You put the goggles on,” he said, “and you are there. You see a disc, a meteor,...

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