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ATR National Robotics Week

ATR National Robotics Week

Its national robotics week and Kent State University is showing off their robots and more at their open house.  “This whole week is called national robotics week and we are combining that with our open house for our research lab which is the advanced telerobotic research lab,” said Irvin Steve Cardenas head researcher at the ATR lab. National robotics week celebrates all that has to do with robots and also trying to bring people into the evolving field. “Anyone who…

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Metro Health Creates an Impact Through employment

Metro Health Creates an Impact Through employment

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – Metro Health System had its fifth annual transgender job fair providing opportunities for a community that might not be there otherwise. “So, it was easy to see that the transgender community was not well represented in the workplace and they didn’t have the proper access to job opportunities,” Alan Nevel, Metro Health’s chief diversity and human resources officer, said. The fair included over 30 companies and businesses, a keynote speaker, and job training sessions. Each…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The month of April is dedicated to raising awareness about distracted driving, and ways to stay safe on the road. April is distracted driving awareness month and here in Ohio, many people are doing what they can to raise awareness. “There’s been 52 fatalities caused by distracted driving in Ohio, and over 500 injuries,” explains ODOT representative Brent Kovacs. “There’s been 52 fatalities caused by distracted driving in Ohio, and over 500 injuries.” Brent Kovacs, ODOT Representative It’s not secret…

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DIY Hip-Hop Embraces the Unusual

DIY Hip-Hop Embraces the Unusual

The DIY music scene thrives in basements and record stores across the country, and Saturday night one of northeast Ohio’s brightest stars took the stage in the lofted attic above Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood to celebrate the release of his debut album, “Only Human.” Perhaps “stage” is an overstatement. Eliy Orcko is a rapper based out of Elyria. He’s been a part of the Cleveland DIY scene for years now, and his passion for this vibrant, tight-knit community of…

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Students teaming up for Fossil Fuel week

Students teaming up for Fossil Fuel week

Kent State students who are enrolled in the Communication in a Global Society class are coming together to educate their peers on Fossil Fuel usage. They’ve named their group project “Zero Waste is Less Waste.” Focusing on food and plastic waste, the group of students hope to shed some light on this environmental issue. Professor Stephaine Smith teaches the class and explained that her goal was to dedicate a whole week of events to the problem. “What I decided to…

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Flash-fast offense shines in spring game

Flash-fast offense shines in spring game

The Kent State football team played its annual spring game Saturday afternoon, when the offense went against the defense, white vs blue.  “Good day, great weather. Kids competed their tails off. 116 plays I believe it was total, not including special teams and a little over an hour and 15 minutes of work so, we’ll take that pace,” Head coach Sean Lewis said.  The team started off red-hot today, particularly on defense, where they held the offense scoreless on the…

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Wick Poetry Center Set To Lauch App

Wick Poetry Center Set To Lauch App

The Wick Poetry Center may only have 4 employees and be the size of a small house, but the some massive things are in the works on the inside. The Center currently houses a few creative writing/classes and its employees run the Traveling Stanzas a poetry outreach group that is active in the Kent Community. Wick employees hope to spread poetry beyond Northeast Ohio however. Wick has partnered with national organization The Academy of American Poets to launch their own…

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“The Big Problem”

“The Big Problem”

The streets were abuzz in downtown Kent. The warm weather welcomed crowds of people to the streets and local stores. Among the crowds of people are none other than two young directors aspiring to finish their newest creation: The Big Problem.             Jake Bell and Jacob Underwood are two local students at Kent State University studying film making and directing. Two months ago, they were having a typical hang out at their apartment when they came across an idea for…

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Kent residents Putt Around Downtown

Kent residents Putt Around Downtown

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – Kent residents packed downtown as they went course to course at the fourth annual Putt Around Downtown event, hosted by Main Street Kent. “Putt Around Downtown is our way of getting people out to explore downtown Kent on a spring day, so it gets people into businesses that they may not visit regularly,” Heather Malarcik, the event organizer said. Stores that participated each designed their own course. Putt-putter’s were then invited inside after attempting their…

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Kent State celebrates Earth-Day with Earthfest

Kent State celebrates Earth-Day with Earthfest

Kent State students and its faculty joined together on April 10th to celebrate Earthfest, a celebration of the national holiday, Earth day. The people of Kent State joined together at campuses Risman plaza to do many activities like play different games and participate in different learning experiences about the environment. “I learned there is a lot of programs that help the environment and I love the volunteers work” said Kent State student Abdul Albahlo. The tables at the events and…

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