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Outside of the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center located at 1550 Ted Boyd Drive in Kent, Ohio.

Recreation center to serve as polling location for on-campus Kent voters

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will serve as a polling location Tuesday for the Portage County general election. The recreation center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30...

OPINION: Misunderstood? One-issue voters, misconceptions and what some of them may really care about

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer March 26, 2021

As someone who, for lack of a better term, enjoys thinking about the relationship between social issues and the law a fair amount, I often found myself analyzing the curiosity that was one-issue (or “single-issue”)...

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...

Meet the USG Candidates

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Undergraduate student government elections for the 2021-22 school year will be held on March 16 and 17. Twenty-three candidates filed their petitions to campaign for open positions. The candidates began...

Hector Rodriguez (middle) salutes aside members of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood in May 2017.

Kent State alumnus invited to attend Biden inauguration after fighting for D.C. statehood

Zoë Blank Reporter February 25, 2021

Hector Rodriguez, Kent State alumnus and founder of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood, said he was honored and humbled to be selected by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia,...

Opinion: Q&A with Common Pleas judge Becky Doherty

Sara Crawford Opinion editor November 3, 2020

Becky Doherty is a Common Pleas Court judge for Portage County. She has served as a Common Pleas Court judge since the beginning of 2014 and is now running for re-election. On the Common Pleas Court, she...

GUEST OPINION: Political involvement and the 2020 election

What it means to vote often varies from person to person. For some people, it actually means nothing, and they argue that our political system is completely dominated by the “elite.” In another sense,...

Sarah Richardson was the first voter in line at the Rec on Nov. 3, 2020. 

A look into Election Day in Portage County

KentWired Staff November 3, 2020

Our staff is spending all day visiting various polling locations and hearing from members of the greater Kent community. Here’s a look at the people voting, volunteering and being a part of Election...

GUEST OPINION: Why should you vote?

"This election is the most important election of your life, so make sure to vote." This is a typical call to action in our political discourse — so common that it seems as though every election is...

GUEST OPINION: Be sure to exercise your right to vote this election

In his historic Gettysburg Address, president Abraham Lincoln stated, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth." It is abundantly clear that president Lincoln...

GUEST OPINION: Check your absentee ballot

Debbie Barber President of the Kent League of Women Voters November 2, 2020

Some voters are sharing concerns that they have voted early but worry that there might be something wrong with their ballot and it won’t be counted. Here is how to check that your early ballot will be...

Iris Meltzer, President of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. 

How to have a voting plan

Kandra Hill Reporter November 1, 2020

With Election Day on Tuesday, over 85 million Americans have already voted according to the United States Election Project. Those who haven’t voted yet have a few voting options at their disposal. Voting...

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