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Number of sexual assaults on campus increasing

Number of sexual assaults on campus increasing

Anchor Lead- The number of sexual assault cases on Kent’s campus has been increasing over the years. Though the numbers are small, they are still rising. Reporter Nicole Jelinek walks you through a students experience, and a look at why the numbers are increasing. [bbrvideo]BBR_JELINEK_S6_SEXUALASSAULT[/bbrvideo] One out of every five college women will be assaulted in their college careers, and the number of sexual assaults on Kent State’s campus has been increasing. According to the Campus Crime Act Statistics in…

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Residence Services seeks space

Residence Services seeks space

Everyone at Kent State University is wondering where all of their students will live.  With retention rates higher than ever and freshman classes growing each year, Residence Services is looking for more space.  The question is how are they going about it and what are their future plans?  Reporter Rex Smith has the story. [bbrvideo]BBR_SMITH_S8_DORMS[/bbrvideo] Kent State University students that live on campus and have atleast thirty credit hours have recently received an email from Residence Services.  While sophomores are…

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Students share First-year Experience

Students share First-year Experience

Anchor Intro: Shower heads could make or break a day for some students at Kent State University. First-year students at KSU experience college life differently. From students having the most upgraded room in residence halls to a room that needs a lot of work. Reporter Amaka Uwagba spoke to a few students and they shared their first year experience in the residence halls. [bbrvideo]BBR_ONWUAMA_S8_FIRST-YEAR[/bbrvideo] “I really liked it and i think especially because in Prentice you have to share a…

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Flash-a-Thon Making a Difference

Flash-a-Thon Making a Difference

Anchor Intro:  Students of Kent State University moved and grooved for 12 hours straight at the third annual Flash-a-Thon event.  Reporter Nicole Jelinek found out not just how much this event meant to students, but also to one of the families there. [bbrvideo]BBR_JELINEK_S8_FLASHATHON[/bbrvideo] Students at Kent State University moved and grooved for a cause as they had their third annual Flash-a-Thon event on Saturday. This twelve hour dance marathon raises money throughout the year for the Hematology/Oncology departments at the…

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Tech Connect Debut

Tech Connect Debut

Anchor Intro: The first ever Tech Connect was held at Kent State University Sunday, so we sent Jamie Dillon to get the scoop on what the event is. [bbrvideo]BBR_Dillon_S8_tech[/bbrvideo] Kent State University held it’s first ever Tech Connect Sunday in the First Energy building in Franklin Hall. Students and faculty attended to help fine tune their computer skills. Kent State professor Sue Zake was in charge of the with other professionals in the area helping her out. “Many colleagues of…

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Roberts Next Step

Roberts Next Step

Anchor Intro: Senior Jenny Roberts has interesting tale to what she would like to do career in just a few short weeks, here is Jamie Dillon with the scoop. [bbrvideo]BBR_Dillon_S7_PP[/bbrvideo] Senior at Kent State, Jenny Roberts hosts and produces her own show Portage Pulse. Roberts works close with her tech director Alex Speidel, a senior as well on the show. “I really liked working with Jenny on the show, not knowing each other before the semester even started.” Said Speidel….

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Why It Matters

Why It Matters

Anchor Intro: Climate change has a new meaning at Kent State University. The largest factor in this change, race. The continued conversation on race relations has many bewildered, while others have begun to grow an appreciation after experiencing first hand why its so important. Reporter Savanna McCarthy spoke with students and has more. [bbrvideo]BBR_McCarthy_S7_WhyItMatters[/bbrvideo] Racial interactions have been on the forefront of many Americans minds since the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin back in February of 2012. Students of…

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Space available at the library

Space available at the library

Many are wondering about what will happen at the Kent State University Library.  In recent years the library has cleared a lot of space by moving their books to a different location. Where did those books go and what has been done with the extra space?  Rex Smith has the story. [bbrvideo]BBR_SMITH_S7_LIBRARY[/bbrvideo] In recent years, the Kent State University Library has moved many of their unused books to a storage facility where they can be accessed within one business day. …

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Girls Rock

Girls Rock

Anchor Intro: Recycled Knowledge held an event this weekend to collect canned food, but also to showcase women. Nicole Jelinek has more. [bbrvideo]BBR_JELINEK_S7_GIRLSROCK[/bbrvideo] “I want to promote women empowerment awareness so people see that women are beautiful, women are powerful, and we have a lot to offer.” -Vice President of Recycled Knowledge Olivia Thompson. Thursday night Kent special interest group, Recycled Knowledge, put on an event titled, “Girls Rock,” in order to showcase women empowerment while helping the community. The…

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