Student Life

What started three years ago with humorous banter between two Kent State University Students on a dating site has turned into a dreamy first date. And the world is watching.

Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec matched on Tinder back in 2014, but their responses to one another were not exactly instant. Sometimes it would take them many months and a lot of wit to return a message.  

Their jokes caught the attention of the world and Tinder, which is sending the two students to Maui, Hawaii for their first date.

Kent State University students will soon have a unique opportunity to gain professional money management experience. Starting in the fall, the Kent State University Foundation will effectively start “hiring” the students to manage current investable assets.

Kent State University students will soon have a unique opportunity to gain professional money management experience. Starting in the fall, the Kent State University Foundation will effectively start “hiring” the students to manage current investable assets.

Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Deneen Penn was crowned Miss Ohio Collegiate America 2017 and now advances to compete for the title of Miss Collegiate America in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What’s it really like to build costumes from scratch for a mainstage musical?  The sights and sounds of Kent State University’s Costume Shop are as much of a production as the show itself.

Austin Trzop is in Cincinnati to complete in the 37th National Veteran Wheelchair Games.

Trzop is a business and entrepreneurship major at Kent State University at Stark. Shortly after joining the Marines, Trzop became a paraplegic from a diving accident.

Trzop will compete in a variety of events including the air rifle and weightlifting.

The National Veteran Wheelchair Games take place July 17-22.

A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties. This is the second year in a row that Kent State has participated in the race.

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.

Chante'l Owens is among four 18-year-olds and 10 19-year-olds who will have received degrees since last summer.

Senior Jake Addessi has spent all of his undergraduate spring breaks in places like New Orleans and Chicago. Yet, unlike his peers, none of the getaways were for fun in the sun. Instead, Addessi was taking part in Alternative Spring Breaks to help others in need.

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