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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

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...

The Tent City panel on Sunday talked about what it was like living on Blanket Hill during the protest. Pictured, top from left to right: Bryce Schlenker, Chic Canfora, Hope Brustein. Bottom, left to right: Ken Hammond, Mark Webster.

May 4 anniversary sparks discussions on Tent City protests

Blake Westover Reporter May 3, 2021

Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May...

Grace McLain (middle in red shirt) won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show for her “All In” collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain

Kent State 2021 annual fashion show goes virtual

Catie Pusateri, Reporter May 2, 2021

With a colorful collection featuring playing cards, Grace McLain won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show on April 30. Senior and graduate students from the Kent State's School of Fashion...

After the Fire in the Heartland screening, a panel consisting of Chic Canfora (top right), Ethan Lower (bottom left) and Tiera Moore (bottom right) answered questions given by moderator Stephanie Smith (top left). 

Activism in the heartland: May 4, 1970 film viewing and panel discussion

Blake Westover Reporter April 5, 2021

Students, faculty and May 4 survivors gathered via Zoom Monday night to watch and discuss the film "Fire in the Heartland" by Daniel Miller. Over 160 joined to watch the film and ask questions of a panel...

David Hassler, director of Wick Poetry Center and author of the May 4th Voices play. 

‘May 4th Voices’ play brings Tina Fey, others to be a part of virtual commemoration

As the 50th Commemoration of May 4 transitions completely online, one event already fits the bill. The one-hour radio special, based on the “May 4th Voices: Kent State 1970” play scripted by David...

Ron Jones, a member of the Akron-Canton Proud Boys, tends to their table that displays a collection of guns.

O’Rourke calls for change during campus visit

Wearing a gray and yellow Kent State hat, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke addressed a crowd on Risman Plaza Wednesday evening. The presidential candidate talked on issues ranging from gun control to...

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