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The Tent City panel on Sunday talked about what it was like living on Blanket Hill during the protest. Pictured, top from left to right: Bryce Schlenker, Chic Canfora, Hope Brustein. Bottom, left to right: Ken Hammond, Mark Webster.

May 4 anniversary sparks discussions on Tent City protests

Blake Westover Reporter May 3, 2021

Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May...

Grace McLain (middle in red shirt) won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show for her “All In” collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain

Kent State 2021 annual fashion show goes virtual

Catie Pusateri, Reporter May 2, 2021

With a colorful collection featuring playing cards, Grace McLain won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show on April 30. Senior and graduate students from the Kent State's School of Fashion...

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...

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...

Screenshot from the Facebook Livestream of the Zoom call with Shelby Pratt (top left), Colt Hutchinson (top right), Bernardine Dohrn (bottom left) and Bill Ayers (bottom right).

SDS holds online event to discuss activism movements

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor May 4, 2020

As Kent State University works to remember May 4 and the lives lost, Students of a Democratic Society [SDS] works toward not only remembering what happened 50 years ago, but the student activism that was...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1968 file photo, Chicago police officers wielding nightsticks confront a demonstrator on the ground in Grant Park after protesters against the Vietnam War climbed on the statue of Civil War Gen. John Logan. It was one of many protests during the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo)

Howie Emmer was one of the founders of SDS in 1968; Colt Hutchinson is the new president in 2020

Madison MacArthur April 30, 2020

When Howie Emmer came to Kent State University in 1965 from Cleveland, he remembers being asked by his roommate from rural Pennsylvania if Emmer would be wearing his rocketship pin each day. The pin was...

Roses are one of the symbols of socialism. 

An uncertain future makes socialism an important issue to many Kent State students

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2020

Shelby Pratt was in her preteen years when the 2008 recession changed her life. Her father lost his job as an executive for a trucking company, which forced her family to go on food stamps and move from...

Shelby Pratt, vice president of Young Democrats for a Socialist America (YDSA), speaks about her work with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) on Feb. 11, 2020. Pratt has been seen at previous SDS events.

SDS, BUS lead demonstration for change on campus

Amanda Levine Sports editor Owen MacMillan Assigning editor February 11, 2020

Students for a Democratic Society, Black United Students and five other groups created a list of demands they want to see in place on Kent State’s campus and presented them to President Todd Diacon Tuesday...

A protestor holds up a sign on Risman Plaza on Jan. 25, 2020. The protest was peaceful and put together by Students for a Democratic Society.

Protest turns to lesson on Iran, Middle East conflict

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 25, 2020

For the Global Day of Protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) participated in the No War on Iran protest, starting on Risman Plaza. “Some groups have organized a global day protest and it’s...

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