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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Opening statements in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop are expected in the same courtroom where another ex-cop was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Opening statements begin in trial of Kimberly Potter, ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright

 (CNN) -- Opening statements are underway in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic...

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

Poster for suicide prevention, reading, “Students can save lives.”

Local high school senior starts Students Save Lives chalk walk

Brynne Mann Reporter April 22, 2021

A local high school senior, Julia Hallgren, hosts the first Students Save Lives chalk walk this Sunday to help raise awareness for suicide prevention. The in-person chalk walk was created by Hallgren...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

Chazzlyn Jackson is the candidate for the Student Body President for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Directors

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Student Body President Candidate: Chazzlyn JacksonQ: What is your platform? A: “I am dedicated to a climate of inclusivity, advocacy and wellness. I want to enhance the student life experience through...

The Board of Trustees approved the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute in a Zoom meeting Wednesday. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the proposal at the Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee meeting March 4.

Board of Trustees approves Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, amid the racial climate

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 10, 2021

The university’s plan to establish diversity will be the new focus of an institution approved by the Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting Wednesday.The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will host faculty,...

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Ohio capital passes bodycam law in honor of Andre Hill

Farnoush Amiri, AP February 2, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city council in Ohio’s capital passed a law in honor of Andre Hill that would require police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras and render first aid after a use of...

OPINION: Accountability for Insurrectionists is an act of unity

Julie Mazzei Guest Opinion Writer January 19, 2021

The insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 were white supremacists acting at the behest of the President of the United States. Their Confederate flags and anti-Semitic garb make their...

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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How can we reach Kent State students?

Malania Birney November 7, 2020

I wrote an opinion piece for KentWired explaining why I was voting for Betsy Rader to represent Kent State as our state senate candidate in the 2020 general election. My piece was not published because...

JD Eicher recording “History”

JD Eicher is Living Through “History”

Ben Pagani October 23, 2020

 JD Eicher, a singer/songwriter from Youngstown, Ohio, is using his voice as a platform for social justice.The last seven months have seen one of the largest emotional showcases in American history. It...

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...

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