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Attendees gathered for the Hold Kent State Republicans Accountable protest bear signs with social media messages pulled from College Republicans members social media accounts May 1, 2023.

Accountability, free speech protesters clash over actions of College Republicans

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter May 1, 2023

Editor's note: A quote from Emmett Geul was removed because it incorrectly stated the Kent State Students for a Democratic Society had a part in planning the protest against the College Republicans and created/distributed...

‘Hate speech is not tolerated’: Petition forms to protest against anti-trans hate speech and discrimination

Over 2,000 people have now signed an online petition titled “Stop Hate Speech from Kent State Republicans” in response to the Kent State College Republicans “using its platform to encourage discrimination...

Student organizations weigh hopes, fears for next presidential administration

KentWired Staff November 8, 2020

This election year is historic, with the country seemingly more divided now than it’s been since the Civil War. Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and Fox...

From left, Sarah Thomas, Jennifer King and Callie Brownson made NFL history on Sunday.

Two female coaches and a female official make NFL history by being on the field at the same time

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN September 27, 2020

(CNN) -- For the first time in the NFL's history, three women were on the gridiron Sunday in an official capacity during a regular-season game.A female coach was on each sideline and a female official...

Republican representative and senior business management major Seth Koellner participates in a discussion about immigration at the Kent State Student Center on Feb. 10, 2020. Koellner is the president of the Kent State College Republicans. 

College Democrats and Republicans meet face to face on immigration

Chris Ramos Reporter February 11, 2020

When it comes to immigration, there is not a “right or wrong” answer, Jessica Roshak, assistant director of Student Leadership Development told students Monday night. “It’s different party stances...

Make Campus Great Again begins national tour in Akron, Ohio

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter September 19, 2019

Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign kicked off the youth engagement program, Make Campus Great Again, Monday night at the University of Akron. More than 50 students from the surrounding schools...

Member of various political organizations at Kent State put aside their differences to honor the anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2018.

Kent State’s political organizations set aside differences to remember 9/11

Lily Nickel September 12, 2018

Members of Kent State’s opposing political parties set aside their differences Tuesday evening to honor and remember the lives lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.Board members of Kent State...

Republicans: Why should the government be allowed to dictate what we can say?

Rachel Walker November 8, 2017

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably...

Dr. Richard Serpe and Akhil Hill talk during the KENTTalks Let’s Talks Trump event in Tri-Towers rotunda on January 31, 2017. The event was held in order to help bring understanding to the different opinions on the recent presidential election.

KENTtalks brings students, organizations together to discuss free speech

Cameron Gorman October 17, 2017

A panel discussion about free speech — and the idea of hate speech — will be held on Oct. 18 as part of the KENTtalks series. KENTtalks, which has been offered since Spring 2015, is a program focused...

Jacob Tabler is a junior political science major and a member of the Kent State College Republicans. Contact him at

Opinion: Tensions rise in the GOP primaries

Jacob Tabler Kent State College Republicans April 27, 2016

This past Tuesday, the road to the Republican nomination continued as the Acela primaries were held. Donald Trump won the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The three...

Jacob Tabler is a junior political science major and a member of the Kent State College Republicans. Contact him at

Opinion: The primary election and the Republican Party

Jacob Tabler Kent State College Republicans April 13, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has been interesting, to say the least: Both parties have seen intense races, and that trend will most likely continue as the primary elections draw to a close.On the Republican...

College Republicans, Democrats discuss open carry at RNC

Anthony Calvaruso April 3, 2016

A petition started on in favor of open carry at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) has become controversial for both political parties. With the RNC set to take place in Cleveland,...

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