Student Life

More than 20,000 people applied to be part of Kent State’s Class of 2023, and 4,270 can now consider themselves to be Golden Flashes. Who are they, and where do they come from? Three of every 10 students are the first in their families to attend college, while 20% come from 38 states outside of Ohio and from the District of Columbia. The class...

The Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride. Kent State celebrated Homecoming on Saturday,...

A three-day trip is underway for Kent State University students to work with community leaders on finding new and creative ways to connect neighborhoods throughout Erie to its Bayfront, according to YourErie.com The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is the combined home of the urban design graduate program at Kent State and the public...

Kent State University Associate Professor Molly Merryman, Ph.D., says a Netflix cartoon featuring a transgender character is breaking a new boundary in a positive way. ​​​Merryman, who is director of Kent State’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, is featured in an MTV News article, talking...

A North Royalton woman whom who will become a Kent State University student in the fall, won first place at the Medina County Fair talent show for performing a song in American Sign Language. Rachel Grabisna told The Gazette in Medina that she has been teaching herself sign language since she was in the fourth grade. She will pursue a degree at...

Every other Tuesday, student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University prepare dinner for the residents of the Kentway Apartment Complex, a government-subsidized housing complex on East Summit Street in Kent.    At 5 p.m., residents gather in the dining hall and volunteers serve the meal that is prepared from food donated by...

Twenty-two women from across Ohio will competed in this year’s Miss Ohio Scholarship Program June 15 at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Among the contestants three were Kent State University students who hold the titles Miss Oxford, Miss Akron Canton and Miss South Central.   Miss Oxford   Niles native...

Phillip Grant Jr., a Kent State University honors student and Kent native, recently served as a tour guide for WKYC’s Danielle Wiggins as she explored all that the Tree City has to offer as part of WKYC’s Unzipped Series.   The series highlights the unique features of the cities and locations throughout Northeast Ohio region.   Mr. Grant, 22,...

  Kenzie Alge, a Kent State University certified flight instructor and 2019 graduate, and Alex Johnson, a Kent State junior flight technology student, make up the Kent State team competing in the 2019 Air Race Classic that starts June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee. The team will fly a Cessna 172 S Model using Garmin navigation. ...

A teen from Trumbull County, Ohio, who beat stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer was not expected to live, let alone graduate high school.   But Warren, Ohio, resident Tanner Noble beat the odds and walked in cap and gown to receive his diploma from LaBrae High School after spending his entire high school career battling the disease.    He plans...