The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


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...

Junior Gabrielle Blake, an officer of Black United Students (BUS) at Kent State University, leads the protesters from Oscar Ritchie Hall to the rock while chanting on Sept. 11, 2020.

Students continue to protest for change within Kent State

Megan Becker Reporter September 11, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains language that may be offensive to some readers.The second day of the Black Lives Matter peaceful protest took place Sept. 11 with hundreds of students protesting...

Protesters start to walk toward Oscar Richie Hall and then down to the rock during the Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 10, 2020.

‘It is bigger than the rock’: Students call for change after racist messages

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 10, 2020

Correction: In a previous version of this story, a quote was incorrectly attributed to Kamalenn Gillespie. This quote has been removed.Hundreds of Kent State students gathered in front of the Student Center...

Protesters congregate by the front campus rock on East Main Street to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Student-led protests support Black Lives Matter movement outside front campus rock

Troy Pierson Reporter September 5, 2020

In response to a series of incidents where “White Lives Matter” was painted on the front campus rock this past week, one student has organized two protests to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement.Around...

Director of Political Affairs and Grievances for B.U.S. Gabrielle Blake paints the rock Monday, Aug. 31. 

‘White Lives Matter’ painted on front campus’ rock; students and university react

Troy Pierson Reporter September 2, 2020

When the words “White Lives Matter” were painted on Kent State’s front-campus rock Aug. 28, Marteashia Thompson, president of Voices of Color, described them as “a direct threat to the Black students...

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