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Active Minds flyer for the Poetry Slam event. Courtesy of Bobby McDonald.

Poetry Slam records low attendance despite the event’s successful past

EmilyJo Jaeger, Reporter April 17, 2024

Active Minds held a poetry slam for students Wednesday at The Student Center, and zero participants showed up to the event.  Active Minds Vice President, Bobby McDonald, said the lack of participants...

A self-love motto from the Active Minds event.

Active Minds encourages recruitment, participation following first no-show event

Kayleigh Shafer, Reporter February 9, 2024

Active Minds, an organization that recruits members every semester, is urging students to join and participate following a disappointing turnout at their recent event. President Hunter Frey-Burkart stated...

Active Minds hosts a meet and greet to go over the spring semester itinerary Jan. 24, 2024.

Active Minds springs into the semester with meet and greet event

Kaitlyn Roth, Reporter January 24, 2024

The Active Minds chapter of Kent State University launched its spring event schedule during their first meeting of the semester Wednesday. Active Minds is a national nonprofit organization that strives...

Students use chalk to write messages on the Risman Plaza during Active Minds at KSUs suicide awareness walk on Sept. 26, 2023.

1.7 miles for 1.7 million lives: Walking to raise suicide awareness

Olivia Montgomery, Reporter September 27, 2023

A group of students met at Risman Plaza Tuesday evening to begin a 1.7 mile walk around campus to raise awareness for those who have either attempted suicide or lost their lives to suicide. The event...

Paws 4 Mental Health puppies in training visiting the meeting.

‘Paws for Mental Health’ event helps students destress before finals

Molly Hoffer, Reporter April 29, 2023

The student organizations Active Minds and Paws for a Cause gave students a presentation on service dogs followed by time to pet and interact with the dogs Wednesday. Hunter Frey-Burkart, a junior neuroscience...

Campus Views: Black minds matter

Campus Views: Black minds matter

Kia Render, Guest Columnist February 28, 2023

The most pressing issues in the Black community are the disparity in mental health resources, cultural stigmas and the lack of Black psychiatric health professionals. While I would argue that Gen Z has...

A chart from the Active Minds study. The asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference in answers from college vs. high school students. In this study, college students are those seeking a bachelor’s degree, and high school students are those seeking a high school diploma. 

Increasing levels of psychological distress develop among college students during pandemic

Megan Medfisch Reporter October 30, 2020

A survey conducted in March concluded one in every four Kent State students reported feeling psychological distress, said Joel Hughes, a professor in the psychology department and director of clinical...

Students voice opinions on city of Kent’s mask mandate

Troy PiersonReporter July 21, 2020

Kent City Council passed an ordinance to mandate face coverings in the city, both in public and private businesses on July 15.The new measure comes after COVID-19 cases began to rise throughout the summer,...

House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Friday approved the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week, overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural...

Alfreda Brown, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Alfreda Brown embraces difference, paves the way for diversity at Kent State University

Molly Adams Reporter February 14, 2020

Kent State University’s Diversity Trailblazer Award was recently renamed the Alfreda Brown Diversity Trailblazer Award for her groundbreaking work at the university. Presented to Brown Jan. 24, the...

Students gather to socialize and make candy grams for Valentine’s Day Feb. 10, 2020.

Active Minds hosts self love event for Valentine’s Day

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 11, 2020

Kent State’s Active Minds chapter advocated for mental health support and self-love for the holiday at their Valentine’s Day event Monday.Active Minds is an organization that helps to destigmatize...

Emily France uses color pencils to color during a destress activity. 

Student organization Active Minds fights against finals week stressors

The Active Minds event welcomed Kent students, staff and faculty to Bowman Hall on Dec. 2. for its meditation event.The hour-long event briefly included a 15 minute meditation with the Director of Kent...

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