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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Maiju Mackey poses with Flash at a Kent State event.

Football team’s ‘Licorice Lady’ dies at 85

Willow Jernigan and Leah Shepard November 14, 2023

Karen (Maiju) Mackey, more commonly known as the “Licorice Lady” or “Granny” to Kent State’s football team, found her purpose in her later years by caring for the team by handing out candy and...

Blondie & Co. is located at 3975 Cascades Blvd. in Kent.

How possible changes to Cosmetology and Barber Board Licensing may affect local businesses

Willow Jernigan, Reporter November 11, 2023

Barbershops and salons like Blondie & Co. in Kent await changes to the Cosmetology and Barber Board’s licensing regulations, as Ohio House Republicans passed Bill 158 to the Senate in an attempt...

New café opens in College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Willow Jernigan, Reporter October 22, 2023

The Charging Station is a new café located in the Timken Atrium in the Aeronautics and Engineering building that opened September this year.  Partnering with local vendor Bent Tree Coffee, The Charging...

(From left to right) Students Zee Ringler (He/They) and Sienna Jepsen (She/Her) show their pride and prepare to race in last year’s “Rainbow Run” 5k.

Third-annual ‘Rainbow Weekend’ prepares to bring pride to Kent

Willow Jernigan, Reporter October 7, 2023

Rainbow Weekend will come back to Downtown Kent Oct. 13 and 14, where Main Street Kent, local businesses and the university’s LGBTQ+ Center will coordinate events for the community to celebrate acceptance...

Kent State of Well-Being holds a booth at the the Rec Center Sept. 21, 2023.

FAB hosts Wellness Wednesday at the REC Center

Willow Jernigan, Reporter September 21, 2023

Kent State of Well-being and the Flash Activities Board (FAB) collaborated for Wellness Wednesday in the REC Center Mall to bring awareness to National Recovery Month, which falls in September.  FAB...

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