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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

KSU staff member’s second play, “Whitesville” opens March 31

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter March 26, 2022

Do you remember where you were on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was killed? Do you remember having conversations about race with friends and family? “Whitesville,” a play written by Eric Mansfield,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Tony Correa speaks about a LGBTQ+ sober home while a protester holds up a gay pride and Black Lives Matter sign in the background on Friday, Sep. 11.

Connecting the LGBTQ+ community with Black students

Bella Hagey Reporter September 15, 2020

During the Black Lives Matter protest last Friday, one speaker connected the LGBTQ+ community and the BLM movement through his talk about a recovery-oriented living space for members of the LGBTQ+ community...

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