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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Lisa Marie and Winter Annemarie

Mother saves 5-year-old daughter from Cuyahoga River; both swept away by current

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor May 10, 2022

“I went into superwoman mode when I realized that ‘Hey, you’re about to lose your daughter,’” Lisa Marie said.   The mother of 5-year-old Winter Annemarie jumped into the Cuyahoga...

A Kent State student accepts her stole at the Karamu Commencement. She is a nursing major with plans to further her nursing education.

Kent State celebrates diversity at Karamu graduation

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 7, 2022

Michelle Hull was sitting next to her son, Kevin, on a bench at Manchester Field. She could not contain her grin and was holding back tears of joy as Kevin was wearing his cap and gown, preparing to walk...

The  Students for a Democratic Society led a protest and march for justice for pro-choice rights on Thursday, May 5.

More than 200 students march for abortion rights amid possible overturn of Roe v. Wade

Joyleah Odom and Alton Northup, Reporters May 6, 2022

More than 200 students marched across campus Thursday advocating for abortion rights in response to a leaked draft opinion that signaled the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the...

Presidential historian Jon Meacham presents his keynote speech on May 4, 2022.

Pulitzer prize winner gives May 4 keynote speech

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 6, 2022

An attentive audience burst with laughter at “An Evening with Jon Meacham” Thursday night. Meacham, the keynote speaker for the Presidential Speaker Series, gave his insight on today’s political...

Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...

Sights and Sounds of the May 4 52nd Commemoration

Maddy Haberberger and Chris Abreu May 4, 2022
Late morning saw the return of crowds to Blanket Hill as hundreds gathered on the Student Commons for the annual commemoration. The voices of the Kent State Chorale rang strong as they sang; “Find the cost of freedom, Buried in the ground, Mother Earth will swallow you, Lay your body down.”
A woman in a bright green jacket held her own candle for the May 4 candlelight vigil on the morning of Wednesday, May 4.

Students, witnesses and community honor 52nd anniversary of May 4 at walk and vigil

Hannah Keil and Isabella Schreck May 4, 2022

Laura Davis, a freshman at Kent State in 1970, watched the May 4 shooting happen from a distance. Today, as she does every year, she comes back to retrace her steps and remember the lives of her peers,...

Todd Diacon poses with five of the nine wounded survivors from the May 4 shooting at a dedication ceremony for markers honoring the wounded.  
(L-R) Donald Scott Mackenzie, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Todd Diacon, Joseph Lewis
Bottom: Dean Kahler

Nine markers dedicated to commemorate May 4 wounded

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor May 4, 2022

Nine former students, who were wounded on May 4, 1970, were honored during a dedication ceremony for markers placed at each spot near Taylor Hall where they were shot 52 years ago. Four other students...

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. 
T-shirts decorated by allies and victims of sexual violence to bring awareness were hung up on April 27 and 28 in the student center.

T-shirts displayed to bring awareness to sexual violence

Katherine Masko, Reporter April 29, 2022

Editor's Note: The following article contains discussions of sexual violence, assault and incest.  T-shirts on a clothesline hung in the student center Wednesday April 27 and Thursday April 28 symbolize...

Chloe Proffitt models for the annual fashion show on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

School of Fashion resumes annual in-person fashion show

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter April 29, 2022
The show had over 50 models showcasing the work of 30 different senior fashion design and fashion merchandising majors. Each designer could have more than one piece as a part of their collection.
LGBTQ center interns sit in front of their presentation on microaggressions. 
From right to left: Graham Callahan, Gi Jessup and Amber Quinlivan.

LGBTQ Center workshop presents different methods to avoid microaggressions

Alexandra Austin, Reporter April 26, 2022

Kent State’s LGBTQ center explained how to handle microaggressions in a workshop on April 22. The center opened up a dialog with students about defining microaggression, how microaggressions impact...

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