Here at the Salem News, we can look right out our front window to see a great example of progressive thinking. Kent State bought and fully utilizes the former Salem Junior High School building. The Kent State University City Center offers everything from student instruction to community concerts in a building that in most like instances would have become sheer blight. Many aging buildings follow the route of deterioration and neglect. They become eyesores and possible hazards. But not the former the former junior high building thanks to Kent State Salem.