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Leaders of the Kent State Candlelight Vigil holding four candles in honor of the lives lost May 4, 1970.

53rd annual candlelight vigil commemorates lives lost on May 4

Jillian Flack, Reporter May 4, 2023

Stars were not the only thing that lit up the sky of the Prentice parking lot last night: dozens of small white candles did as well. Illuminated by these flames, a memorial read four names: Allison Krause,...

Kent State’s candlelight vigil in support of Club Q

Maggie Harris, Reporter December 4, 2022

Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump and Ashley Paugh. These are the victims who lost their lives during the Club Q shooting. Friday night, members from the Kent community stood...

Sights and Sounds of the May 4 52nd Commemoration

Maddy Haberberger and Chris Abreu May 4, 2022
Late morning saw the return of crowds to Blanket Hill as hundreds gathered on the Student Commons for the annual commemoration. The voices of the Kent State Chorale rang strong as they sang; “Find the cost of freedom, Buried in the ground, Mother Earth will swallow you, Lay your body down.”
Students from Kent State come together at the Rock on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, to mourn and pray over a shooter attacked a country concert in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Students, community gather to mourn Las Vegas victims

Rachel Duthie October 4, 2017

Illuminated by the glow of more than a dozen flames, Darnell Wilson fell to his knees talking about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.The pastor from the Kent State Impact Movement bowed his head before...

Candles line the sidewalk outside the Tallmadge Church in Tallmadge, Ohio, to commemorate the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The organizers of the event set up 2,976 candles, one for every victim of the attacks.

3,000 candles: Tallmadge remembers 9/11

Arkayla Tenney-Howard September 11, 2017

As the sun set Monday night, citizens of Tallmadge met in the town’s center to relight candles in remembrance of the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.They gathered to light nearly 3,000 candles,...

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