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Kent State attempts to stifle any post-election negativity

Ben Vrobel Administration reporter November 9, 2020

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, many students at Kent State made it publicly known they were disappointed by the president-elect, Donald Trump. This year, Kent State’s administration is trying...

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Voting initiative on campus working to foster civic engagement

The General Elections are rapidly approaching; however, there are still a lot of questions and worries about the best way to vote. Safety concerns due to the pandemic are leading more voters to request...

OPINION: Vote where power is: the streets

The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland on Sept. 29 was nothing less than a truly sublime moment, one which thoroughly encapsulated the current state of this country’s mainstream political...

What no one tells us about mental health

Alexa Marco, Thrive collab August 3, 2020

Starting college can be a huge stress among new students. Most students go straight from graduating high school to attending college or university, and threemonths of summer in between sometimes isn’t...

Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: Students should be more active in voting

Samantha Karam March 16, 2016

This past Tuesday was the day Ohioans submitted their votes for the primary election. After I covered the polls for the Kent Stater’s photo team, I headed to class and, as expected, my fellow students...

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Making fun of Donald Trump has no value

Jacob Ruffo March 13, 2016

People love making fun of Donald Trump. Why? He’s just a regular guy running for president; he doesn’t even have a political background. He doesn’t use Super-PACs and he speaks his mind. He is truly...

Governor John Kasich celebrates his reelection with a roaring crowd at the Republican Parties watch party in Columbus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Why Ohio matters in the race to the White House

Ben Kindel January 31, 2016

Today’s Iowa caucus signifies a beginning to the election season. Any time from now until March 15, the crowd of candidates will focus their attention on what they can do for Ohio. Doing so may be more...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: The absence of Jon Stewart

Lucas Misera October 27, 2015

Something is missing from the 2016 election. While the lack of excitement concerning both sides’ candidates certainly gives next year an interesting feel, I realized one particular force behind presidential...

Carley Hull is a senior news major. Contact her at 

Opinion: White House Correspondents’ Dinner sets bar high for 2016 election comedy

Carley Hull April 27, 2015

It’s that time again: Elections are coming. The frenzy of preparing for the presidential election isn’t only upon hopeful politicians, but the rest of us too. Uncomfortable debates are soon going...

Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the press after attending the annual Women Empowerment Principles event at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (Niu Xiaolei/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

College Democrats react to Hillary Clinton running for president

Matt Poe April 22, 2015

Kent State College Democrats discussed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political background and leadership abilities after her announcement to run for the Democratic nominee in 2016.The former...


College Republicans react to Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement

Matt Poe April 6, 2015

Ted Cruz (R-Tx) declared his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on March 23, and the announcement made the Texas Senator the first Republican candidate to announce his bid for the White...

Campus groups talk Republican takeover, look to hype 2016 elections

Hannah Armenta November 5, 2014

With political change in motion after midterm elections, Kent State University student organizations are reflecting on the results and now focusing their efforts on the 2016 presidential elections.“It...

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