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The Nightingale Projects Gives Students a Mental Health Break

The Nightingale Projects Gives Students a Mental Health Break

Kent State’s the Nightingale Project hosted a Be-YOU-tiful Event on Monday, which focused on mental health awareness. “So what we wanna do is promote positivity, give back to the community both on campus and off campus and really end the negative stigma surrounding mental illness and to have that conversation about mental health and why it’s so important, ” Antonina Schubert, President of The Nightingale Project, said. The event had many activities to choose from like filling out letters for…

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A Dynasty in the making

A Dynasty in the making

A Dynasty is alive and well within the Kent State women’s golf program and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. TV2’s Tanner Castora brings us behind the curtains of their success Excellence in Abundance Across many different sports, a dynasty can be defined in several different ways. But theres always one commonality… championships. Dating back to the 1990’s, it’s now been over 2 decades since the Kent State Women’s golf program hasn’t won the Mid-American Conference. No thats not a…

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Drink Local Drink Tap Leads Edgewater Beach Clean Up Event

Drink Local Drink Tap Leads Edgewater Beach Clean Up Event

Drink Local Drink Tap has been continuing their efforts to rid water sources of trash. In celebration of Earth Day, DLDT held a beach clean up at Edgewater beach this Saturday. Drink Local Drink Tap is a not-for-profit organization that aims to educate people on the polluted water crisis. They typical earn their revenue with donations. Over 100 people participated in the clean up this weekend. A lot of organizations participated including the Litter Bugs another not-for-profit organization. Russa Wenzel,…

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Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

Fashion trends change very often and some of the 2019 spring trends might be coming around the block once again. “I’m definitely seeing so much of 90s fashion fabrics and it’s so funny because it’s back,” said fashion professor, Kathryn Simmons. On trend for this season are bright colors and pastels. Along with that are chunky sneakers and silver chain belts. “And I’m also seeing all these really vibrant purples is a little pink so you’re playing off I could’ve…

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Kayakers brave rapids in Cuyahoga Falls race

Kayakers brave rapids in Cuyahoga Falls race

The banks of the Cuyahoga River were packed with onlookers this past Saturday for the fourth annual Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race. Racers faced a half-mile of treacherous white-water rapids, waterfalls and other hazards at the bottom of a hundred-foot canyon, while dozens of spectators watched from overhead. Some brave attendees even tried to scale the steep rock faces of the riverbank for a closer look. Amidst fears that the event would be postponed due to high water levels, the rapids…

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The Plant-Based Diet Proves Healthy for Bodies and the Environment

The Plant-Based Diet Proves Healthy for Bodies and the Environment

Plant-based eating isn’t just about eating fruits and veggies all day, every day. According to Kent State University nutrition graduate assistant Jacquelyn Oddo, “We like to talk about eating primarily plant foods, but supplementing those with animal sources.” The plant-based diet does not refer to just vegetarians. It means you focus less on meat and more on other plant sources. And experts say it can make you healthier. “Ideally, you also reduce your risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity,…

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DEA Drug Take Back Day

DEA Drug Take Back Day

Saturday April 27th Is the Drug Enforcement Agencies Take Back day, a day designed to offer the public a safe place to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. Kent Police Lieutenant, Michael Lewis encourages everyone to take advantage of the drug drop-off box available at the Kent Police Department for a number of reasons. Lewis said,”Leftover drugs if they’re not disposed of properly, they can fall into the wrong hands, there’s potential for abuse, people will sell leftover medications,…

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Dozens attend 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’

Dozens attend 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’

Saturday was no ordinary bowling game as hundreds of people joined to get together for the 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’ hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Portage County. Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. every year and one in five children will be abused before they turn 18. Child abuse is an issue not only around the country but here in Portage County, too. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Portage County hosts multiple events throughout the…

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Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing program held their annual mock disaster simulation where nursing students learned how to prepare and act during a mass medical emergency. At this disaster simulation they practiced different ways to dispense medication and treat certain illnesses that happen with pandemics like anthrax exposure and outbreak flu cases. “we work to make all kind of plans, arrangements for our community so we can be prepared in the event something happens,” said Portage County’s Health District Preparedness…

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Severe Weather hitting Ohio

Severe Weather hitting Ohio

Spring weather is here and Kent residents experienced their first taste of severe weather just a few weeks ago. Professor Schmidlin who teaches in the Geology department at Kent says, “Being aware is the number one thing, being aware that severe weather might happen that day, paying attention to your devices.” The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Portage County has been serving their community since 1989. The mission of the EMA is to educate the public and make the community aware…

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