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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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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...

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...

Avalyn Lund-Goldstein stands vigil inside the memorial space where Sandra Scheuer was shot in the Prentice Hall parking lot by Ohio National Guardsmen at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. The coronavirus forced the university to move the 50th anniversary commemoration events to virtual formats, but a small group of marchers still walked across campus as they have for 50 years since the shooting. Following the march, four people held candles in the spaces where each student fell.

May 3, 2020 candlelight march and vigil

Susan Kirkman Zake May 4, 2020

Despite the coronavirus and the cancellation of the originally scheduled events for the May 4, 1970 50th Commemoration at Kent State University, a small group still followed tradition and showed up in...

Actress and activist Jane Fonda (center) and others protest against climate policies and advocate for the impeachment of President Donald Trump outside the White House, Nov. 8, 2019, in Washington. Standing behind Fonda are Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben and Jerrys ice cream. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Jane Fonda to speak during May 4 commemoration

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda will speak on Kent State’s campus May 3 in the M.A.C. Center during the 50th commemoration of May 4.On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened...

Anti-war activists send letter to President Diacon, demand revision of May 4 plans

Over 50 anti-war activists sent a letter to President Todd Diacon demanding a revision of the May 4 50th commemoration plans due to a lack of attention given to the Vietnam War and hundreds of anti-war...

Group organizes against open-carry march

Andrew Atkins September 24, 2016

A small group of students gathered to make their voices heard by participants of an open-carry gun walk on Kent State’s campus Saturday.Junior international relations major Liz Schmidt said she got an...

Dylan Webb is a teaching English as a second language major. Contact him at dwebb13@kent.edu.

Opinion: May 4 remembrance in prayer

Dylan Webb May 4, 2016

It’s that time of year again where the flowers are out, the weather is briefly warm and students are frazzled by finals. Then again, there’s something to remember that’s a part of not only the history...

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