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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Avery Hall, president of the May 4 Task Force, speaks at the 52nd commemoration of the May 4 shootings.

Kent community responds to 52nd May 4 commemoration

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

“I went over to Jeff Miller's body, I had only met Jeff two weeks prior at a party we were having at the quarry on route 43.” -- Dennis Rein, May 4 witness “[May 4] is important to me, because...

Kent State’s Jewish community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 3, 2022

Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi and other members of the Kent community banned together for 24 hours to read names of the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust in commemoration of Yam HaShoah, or Holocaust...

Members of Barefeet Dance Tribe perform at the closing ceremony for the Pan-African Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Pan-African Festival returns to Kent State after two-year hiatus 

Morgan McGrath, Reporter May 3, 2022
This year, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Oscar Ritchie Hall proudly welcomed students, staff and alumni to their yearly Pan-African celebratory festival. “The Pan-African festival is one event that we use to really connect with our community and our alumni in this department,” said Shemariah Arki, an activist and assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies. 

Covid numbers continue to rise as semester closes out

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 28, 2022

Covid-19 numbers on campus are up by 42 percent, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard. There were 44 covid-19 cases reported on Kent State’s main campus the week of April 17. A total...

Ohio Supreme Court rejects fourth map proposal

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 25, 2022

With the May 3 primary date right around the corner, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the fourth map proposal that was submitted at the end of March by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The state Supreme...

A Kent State student dances with the Mexican flag during the Latin Prom.

SALSA brings back Latin prom to celebrate community and diversity 

Jesse Khalil, Reporter April 25, 2022
Latin prom is a newer tradition in SALSA’s thirty-year history, said SALSA President Miranda Sepulveda. The event was created to offer a cultural rendition of a classic American prom and bring the community together to celebrate and connect with Hispanic culture. 

What’s in Ohio’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and why teachers are concerned about it

Wyatt Loy, Reporter April 24, 2022
The Ohio bill primarily targets teaching materials in kindergarten through third grade like textbooks, lesson plans or curriculum that contain "divisive or inherently racist concepts."
Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. dine at the Kent State Student Center on Saturday, April 23, 2022 during the commemoration of the organizations founding.

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma commemorate 50 years at Kent State

Morgan McGrath, Reporter April 24, 2022
50 years later, the historic Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma Greek organizations celebrated their monumental anniversary with a weekend full of activities at Kent State. Members of both organizations joined together Saturday on the third floor of the Student Center for food, music, dancing and celebration. 

Anti-racism town hall celebrates efforts to eliminate discrimination and announces upcoming projects

Wyatt Loy, Reporter April 24, 2022

Members of the Kent State Anti-Racism Task Force Transition Team welcomed students and fellow faculty to a town hall over Zoom on Thursday, where they shared progress on the 106 goals to combat racism...

Darren Bade speaks with members of the Kent Fire Department after aiding in a rescue mission on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Bade, an associate professor at Kent State, was kayaking on Saturday when locals alerted him to a mother and daughter drowning further down the river. Bade helped the pair find land and waited with them until the fire department arrived.

Biology professor helps save mother, child from Cuyahoga River 

Zaria Johnson and Morgan McGrath April 23, 2022
Darren Bade planned to spend his Saturday evening kayaking in the Cuyahoga River. When the Kent State biology professor approached the stretch of the river south of the West Main Street bridge in Kent, his kayaking trip turned into a rescue mission.
Quavo, the co-founder of hip-hop trio Migos, performs at FlashFest on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Members of Undergraduate Student Government worked quickly to get Quavo to perform after original headlining artist Blackbear, pulled out of the show Tuesday due to COVID-19 exposure.

Blackbear to Quavo: USG hosts successful FlashFest concert despite last minute changes 

Alton Northup, Reporter April 15, 2022

Cristal Ramirez had one thing to say to the hundreds of students gathered in the M.A.C.C. for the annual FlashFest concert held by the Undergraduate Student Government. “If you could do one thing...

Garrison Wollam wears a Cancer is Dumb sweatshirt from his campaign.

Local elementary school teacher launches merchandise line to support cancer awareness, philanthropy

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 14, 2022

A husband, father, teacher, entrepreneur and cancer patient are all titles that one local man is linked to. Garrison Wollam, a third grade teacher at Holden Elementary School in Kent, is entering into...

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