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People watch a video during the May 4th commemoration on May 4, 2024.

May 4 Commemoration honors victims, speakers address student protests

Leah Shepard, Reporter May 5, 2024

Students and community-members flooded Blanket Hill Saturday to participate in the annual May 4 Commemoration, which honors the victims of the 1970 massacre. Speakers at the event stressed the importance...

Professor of Sociology Jerry Lewis speaks briefly during the lecture series on May 3, 2023.

Exploring May 4: Annual lecture highlights insights from historic day

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter May 4, 2024

Research and impressions about remembering May 4, 1970, and embracing the history it left behind were shared during the Jerry M. Lewis Lecture Series Friday afternoon.  To start the lecture, university...

Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil

Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter May 4, 2024

Yellow lights shone brightly in the night as students and community members walked around campus for the May 4 annual candlelight walk and vigil.  The walk started at 11 p.m. at the Student Commons...

Kent State College Republicans painted The Rock with a message advocating for freedom of speech on May 1, 2023.

Rules, respect and The Rock: University members navigate painting free speech

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter May 4, 2024

Since coming to campus in 1922, The Rock that sits on Hilltop Drive has been a focal point of expression, activism and controversy as students paint messages and images on it.  Recently, discourse...

Author Lawrence Roberts explains the picture to the audience during the Voices of Democracy presentation on May 3, 2024.

Journalist reflects on May Day, civil disobedience

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter May 4, 2024

In 1971, a member of the riot squad (stationed in George Washington University) grabbed 19-year-old Lawrence Robert’s upper arm. Roberts responded by pulling his arm away, prompting the riot squad member...

People peruse the Graphic Content exhibit in the Reflections Gallery of the May 4th Visitors Center.

May 4 Visitors Center stresses impact of art, importance of May 4 legacy

Leah Shepard, Reporter May 4, 2024

As spring begins, the May 4 Visitors Center and museum prepares for more guests as the date of the 1970 massacre draws near. This year, the Visitors Center will show comics and graphic art related to May...

OPINION: Why you should cry

Lara Kilchenmann, Opinion Writer April 29, 2024

Imagine this: You're watching a sappy movie, your emotions bubbling up like a pot of spaghetti on the stove. Suddenly, without warning, the floodgates burst open. You're crying buckets and you can't even...

The universitys library sits near Risman Plaza on campus.

Portage County NAACP helps students after elimination of race-based scholarships

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 29, 2024

After Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s new guidance eliminated “disguised race-conscious admission,” which includes race-based scholarships, in March, factions are looking to counter the ruling.  Renee...

For the halftime, the Kent State Club Figure Skating members performed for our first home of the new year Jan. 20, 2023.

Q&A: Club figure skating president discusses life on team

Taegan Evans, Reporter April 28, 2024

Alexa Hewitt is a junior majoring in communications and the president of the Club Figure Skating Team on campus. She has been a member since her freshman year. The team accepts any new members with any...

Peer educators at the Kent State of Well-Being invite students to learn about sustainability initiatives.

Kent State of Well-Being supports Earth Month with Wednesday event

Morgan Hoover, Reporter April 25, 2024

The Kent State of Well-Being encouraged students to take steps toward positive environmental impacts during its meeting Wednesday. The event involved students making their own eco-friendly reusable...

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