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OPINION: Starbucks has the best water

OPINION: Starbucks has the best water

Dylan Walker, Opinion Writer March 1, 2023

When you think of Starbucks I’m sure you think of coffee. Rightfully so. Starbucks is one of the easiest ways to obtain a quick latte before work or on a long trip. As a Starbucks lover and someone...

“Walk for Water” virtual event flyer.

The Thirst Project Club spreads word of global crisis, hopes to further awareness

Chris Bright Reporter May 11, 2021

Kent State’s Thirst Project Club works to make a difference in the global water crisis and president Jenna Gilbreath hopes the group’s message will spread further throughout Kent to ignite global change. The...

Suez Canal

A handout photograph made available by the Suez Canal Authority, shows floatation work being carried out on the Ever Given container ship which ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt, 28 March 2021. The...

Boil Alert affects residents in Kent

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 23, 2021

The City of Kent issued a Boil Alert for specific areas of Kent Monday afternoon, effective immediately to all residents on Lake Street, Miller Avenue, Harvey Street, Woodside Drive and Steele Street....

Wastewater research conducted to find possible COVID-19 spikes in dorms

Bella Hagey Reporter January 25, 2021

In an effort to detect possible dorms where spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases may occur, Kent State has started a wastewater research program.The research, done by associate professor Xiaozhen Mou,...

A close up of the Microcystis cyanobacterial bloom in Maumee Bay, August 2019. Courtesy of Joseph Ortiz. 

Kent State researchers develop new way to observe Lake Erie algal blooms

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter September 16, 2019

Scientists at Kent State have developed a new way of observing Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms that could help improve studying the lake’s health.A team of graduate and undergraduate students led...

Jeff Derthick, a snow plow operator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, operates a front-end loader as he fills his truck with eight tons of rock salt and prepares for Winter Storm Harper on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. He was in the first hours of a 12-hour shift for the city of Ravenna.

Q&A: Rock salt intake at KSU, how it affects campus

Madison MacArthur January 30, 2019

In an interview with Lauren Kinsman-Costello, an assistant biology professor, KentWired explores the effects that rock salt has on and off campus.KentWired: What can you tell me about the rock salt we...

Opinion: The issue with dirty water

Harlee Rush and Christian Ward April 12, 2017

A lot of us take clean water for granted because, at the turn of a knob, clean running water comes out of the faucet, ready to drink.However, water isn't readily available for most of the world, and the...

Maintenance crews work on a broken water main at Manchester Field on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The water main break caused the Student Center to close early Thursday night.

Student Center closes due to water main break

Keri Richmond March 3, 2016

Kent State's Student Center closed Thursday after a water main break in Manchester Field. The university announced via email all Thursday evening events and meetings in the Student Center, which currently...

Photo courtesy of Ben Orner.

City of Kent checking water quality after main break

Skye McEowen February 7, 2016

A water main break occurred Saturday night on East Summit Street, near Loop Road and Windchimes Condominiums, releasing over 250,000 gallons of water before being shut down for repairs.As a result of the...

Oleg Lavrentovich. Feb. 23, 2015.

Researchers study moving particles in liquid crystals

Jacob Runnels February 25, 2015

Kent State researchers are nearing the conclusion of their research in understanding a new way to induce electrophoresis in liquid crystals. Oleg Lavrentovich, a trustees research professor of chemical...

Lake Erie algae

Plans to combat Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms in motion

Jacob Runnels February 8, 2015

A team of Kent State researchers have started making progress toward the removal of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.More than 500,000 Toledo, Ohio, residents were left without safe drinking water due to...

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