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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna and an organizer of the open-carry walk, stands behind Ohio State Highway Patrolmen as she talks with counterprotesters in the Schwartz Center parking lot on Sept. 29, 2018.

Kent State spends $65k for security measures during open-carry event

Laina Yost and Brandon Bounds October 8, 2018

President Beverly Warren announced on Monday afternoon that Kent State spent $65,000 on security measures for last month’s open–carry walk.Kent State University Police, Kent City Police and the Ohio...

Police officers keep watch over the Schwartz Center parking lot as it fills with open-carry advocates. 

Blocked: Open-carry march turns to chaotic Esplanade standoff

A mild fall September day quickly descended into chaos as open-carry marchers, police in riot gear and counterprotestors clashed on the university Esplanade. Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct,...

Demonstrators stand together in support of the second amendment and gun rights on Friday, April 27.

Organizers cancel open-carry rally after university issues $14K security bill, campus walk to take place instead

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 17, 2018

An anticipated open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus September 29 will now be an open-carry walk, said Kent State alumna Kaitlin Bennett.The decision came three days after the university sent...

Greg Fisher from Kent, OH. argues with a demonstrator during the open carry demonstration on Friday, April 27.

Kaitlin Bennett to continue with rally; university policy causes confusion

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 3, 2018

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna whom some refer to as the “Kent State Gun Girl,” announced Aug. 9 on social media she will be holding an open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus.The university...

The tide has changed. What now?

Brandon Bounds April 4, 2018

Your #TimesUp.Oh my God, you went through that? #MeToo.Every week since the second half of 2017, story headlines on many television newscasts and newspapers across the nation sported the hashtag: #MeToo....

So you come to me for forgiveness again?

Brandon Bounds April 1, 2018

“Son, can you forgive me?”I’ve been asked that same question from my father three times in my life.The first time my father asked me for forgiveness was when I was six or seven years old.I didn’t...

Hundreds of people marched in Akron for the March for Our Lives protest on Saturday, March 24.

‘We are done’: Students demand action on gun laws

Brandon Bounds March 24, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people across the nation joined together to support gun reform; Akron was no exception.People gathered early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Highland Square branch of...

A woman stands among the crowd with an “I AM WOMAN” sign during the Women’s March in Clevelands Public Square.

Women’s March 2018: One year later

Brandon Bounds, Faith Riggs January 20, 2018

Thousands packed Cleveland’s Public Square, creating a sea of pink and celebrating the continuation of the Women’s March.On Jan. 20, 2017, hundreds of marches took place around the country in response...

157 Lounge on S. Water Street in downtown Kent on Oct. 18, 2017.

157 Lounge bar co-owner files lawsuit against Kent State

Brandon Bounds January 19, 2018

A downtown Kent bar owner filed a complaint Dec. 15 in the Ohio Court of Claims against Kent State and one of its student-run magazines, Fusion.Matthew Guska, one of the co-owners of 157 Lounge on S. Water...

157 Lounge on S. Water Street in downtown Kent on Oct. 18, 2017.

157 Lounge co-owner in court dispute with Kent State graduate

Brandon Bounds October 18, 2017

A downtown Kent bar co-owner is seeking a restraining order against a Kent State alumna who he said defamed him online.Matthew Guska, one of the co-owners of 157 Lounge on S. Water Street, filed a complaint...

0911 Safe Spaces

Questioning the future of Kent State’s ‘safe spaces’

Brandon Bounds September 10, 2016

The University of Chicago's decision to no longer support trigger warnings and "safe places" has left Kent State students questioning the future of their university's program.The announcement first came...

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