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Sergio Brown helps coach children in 2015 in London.

Former NFL player Sergio Brown is missing after his mother’s death was ruled a homicide

Kevin Dotson and Jared Formanek, CNN September 18, 2023

CNN– Former NFL player Sergio Brown is missing after his mother died from injuries related to an assault and her body was found near a creek behind her suburban Chicago home, according to police and...

Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly leaves the Cook County courthouse after a hearing on multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse case, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 22, 2019. Jurors in the Chicago federal trial for R. Kelly and two of his former associates have reached a verdict, Kellys attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, told CNN.

R. Kelly convicted of multiple child pornography and enticement charges, acquitted on others

Sonia Moghe, CNN September 14, 2022

(CNN) -- R. Kelly was convicted of multiple child pornography charges at a Chicago federal trial and acquitted on others, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kelly was convicted on three of four child...

Calendar showing all of SDS’s scheduled events for the May 4 weekend. 

SDS plans May 4 events throughout weekend

Blake Westover Reporter April 30, 2021

The fifty-first anniversary of the May 4 shootings is the second anniversary to be held virtually during the pandemic whereas, in previous years, the events were held in person which featured a candlelight...

OPINION: Simplicity vs. adaptability – What “federalism” means and why I think it works best for a nation as big as America

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

Before I get into the main topic of today’s column, why I think “federalism” is best suited for America, I feel it is best to clarify just what federalism is. The meaning of the word — at least...

Young Flashes prepare for an unusual basketball season

Sean Blevins Sports reporter September 17, 2020

Freshmen student-athletes have to deal with circumstances that no other incoming class has had to deal with. They are essentially guinea pigs for the future of college sports. The uncertainty of this...

Christina Bloebaum is the dean of the Aeronautics and Engineering College at Kent State. 

Hyperloop: The Future of Travel

Dylan Bowers Reporter April 10, 2020

Imagine a world where you live in Cleveland and work every day at your office in Chicago. Hard to believe, but the Hyperloop Consortium that Kent State joined strives to make this the new method of travel.Kent...

Career conversations session teaches students about a career in psychology

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter October 17, 2019

The Kent State Honors College held a Career Conversations event in the Honors College Library on Thursday. Kent State alumni came and shared information about their career field in a Q&A setting with...

Attendees at the first Cultural Cafe of the semester enjoyed cultural presentations and samples of authentic Mexican cuisine, Sept. 18, 2019. 

International Student and Scholar Services hosts first Cultural Cafe

Terry Lee III Diversity reporter September 18, 2019

Kent State’s Cultural Cafe has much more to offer than your average cafe.Hosted by the International Student and Scholar Services at the Office of Global Education, the presentations at the event focused...

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One step at a time: Can he get a lift?

Michael Reiner August 30, 2019

The best part about going out with friends in a big city is that no one has to think about driving home. Uber and Lyft have truly changed the world. They have made people’s lives easier because they...


Finding stability on the court

Henry Palattella November 5, 2017

It was a hazy afternoon in June 2007 when Merissa Barber-Smith’s mother sat her four children down in the living room of their house on the South Side of Chicago.“Kids,” she told them, “we’re...

Guest Column: Defending free speech on college campuses

Chicago Tribune April 24, 2016

Free expression is not faring well on American college campuses these days. In some places, the problem is students taking grave offense at opinions that merit only minor umbrage or none at all. In others,...

Ritchie Mulhall

Opinion: The White Sox are right

Richard Mulhall March 27, 2016

Not to steal sportscaster Scott Van Pelt’s thunder or outshine his headline on ESPN the other day, but I agree with him and echo his sentiments: The White Sox are right.On March 15, Chicago White Sox...

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