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As of 2021, the fashion industry was responsible for 10% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to research done by the Columbia Climate School. 

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Want coffee? Good news. We visited seven coffee places in Kent and on the Kent Campus and discovered their most popular drink orders just for you.

  • Kent State campuses are no stranger to service animals. With 32 service dogs currently registered across all campuses and student organizations that train future service dogs like Paws with a Cause, the Kent State community happily welcomes service animals.

  • March is National Social Work Month in the United States. Although it is a celebratory time, the profession currently faces challenges due to reductions in the labor force and a growing population of need, especially in rural communities. Kent State recently announced the creation of a Bachelor of Social Work academic degree program, which will launch in the fall of 2023 with a focus on rural social work. 

  • Jake Ferri of Billerica, Massachusettes struggled with personal pressure, including turning his wrestling matches into life-or-death situations. That was until he decided to free himself, and the change has been dramatic.  

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  • Kent State’s 6’9” center with a deep, booming voice is an imposing force having earned a spot in the starting rotation during his freshman year, but spend a few moments with the team’s top big man — the oldest of seven children — and you’ll find him friendly and approachable.

  • Chris Payton and Miryne Thomas committed to Kent State one day apart last April. While they didn’t know one another, they bonded as transfer players and have helped lead their team to March Madness.

  • Former Golden Eagles basketball standout, Zach Camporese, has just been voted high school Coach of the Year in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, 6A, District 9 and Overall Coach of the Year for all classifications of District 9 by his peers.

  • Kent State (28-6) will play Indiana on Friday, March 17, in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament in Albany, New York. While 13 is typically an "unlucky" number, the Golden Flashes hope it brings them a victory. 



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