City of Kent’s plan for Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

KENT, Ohio — The City of Kent Trick-or-Treat event and annual Halloween party are coming up, and with the COVID-19 risk level increasing in Portage County, the Kent Police Department and Health Department plan to ensure everyone taking part in the festivities this year stays safe. Every year, the city of Kent gets a little spooky for the first popular holiday of the fall season. As Halloween creeps closer, friends and families visit orchards, haunted houses and corn mazes, decorate their houses and carve pumpkins that are later set out on their front porch steps.  Although many of these activities are fun and attached to yearly traditions, due to the

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COVID-19 Affecting College Students Mental Health

The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced college students across the country to learn to adjust to a new way of education this semester. With sudden change comes mental health effects. Depression, anxiety, and stress are feelings all too familiar to many college students and implications caused by the pandemic have many struggling more than normal. Kent State student, Madison Croce, has been struggling with stress and anxiety since she started college-level courses. “I have had six anxiety attacks in the past five days. Well, I had six within the course of five days, which is not normal for me. It is very, very stressful this semester,” Croce

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts the Environment Negatively

John Huss is a philosophy professor at the University of Akron. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology, a master’s degree in geophysical sciences and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science. He currently teaches a class on environmental ethics which is about the ethics of consumption and human choice on the environment. Q: A lot of businesses have switched from using paper to single-use plastic again because of coronavirus. What are the effects of using single-use plastic on the environment? A: The ability to recycle plastic, while there is some ability to recycle plastic, actually encouraging the recycling of plastic and promoting it was to some degree

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