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OPINION: 2021 is “1984” – America’s education system as propaganda

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past,” George Orwell wrote in “1984,” his novel about a totalitarian government that retains its power by controlling...

Katia Rodriguez is a sophomore PR major and a board member of SALSA.

SALSA helps students talk about political, emotional issues

Jack Thomspon February 6, 2019

The Spanish and Latino Student Association’s latest meeting got students talking about the recent record-breaking government shutdown, its effects on the college students in and outside of the Latino...

Students to discuss discrimination tactics at Discrimination Station

Gershon Harrell January 25, 2018

As part of the MLK commemoration, students will tackle strategies on how to respond to acts of discrimination at the second annual Discrimination Station.Director of the Student Multicultural Center, Talea...

US reacts to Mississippi governor signing bill allowing refusal of service to gays

The national reaction was swift and strong to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's decision Tuesday to sign the controversial Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act into law.The...

Fact or Fiction: Do names matter?

Daria Gaither October 27, 2015

A myth that has circled the employment realm is that a “ghetto" name can hinder your chances for certain employment opportunities.Although discrimination based on a name has never been proven, according...

Zachary Downes is a junior journalism major. Contact him at

Opinion: A few words for Indiana

Zachary Downes April 1, 2015

Discrimination has been in the news recently, starting with the Ferguson incident. It has always been an unspoken problem in our country. Just so everyone knows, discrimination means unjust or prejudicial...

Courtesy of Kasia Gibbs, Senior Fashion Merchandising major.

The Black Experience at Kent State

Felicia Guadagni February 3, 2015

Kent State is home to more than 27,500 students.However, the undergraduate ethnicity profile breaks down to only 13 percent minority students. Included in that 13 percent are the 1,949 African-American...

Devin Bates, sophomore public communications major, said his experiences havent affected him directly through colorism, but believes part of racism is the education gap growing between races.

Skin tone prejudice troubles African-American heritage

Kara Taylor April 13, 2014

When Alexandria Peebles was growing up, her family and friends sometimes would tell her that she was so dark that she could have been a field hand during slavery.They would tell her not to stay out in...

Guest Column: Religious liberty or discrimination in Kansas?

Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk February 20, 2014

The Kansas legislature last week found itself on the verge of passing a bill that would protect any worker — in a private business or in government — who refused service to individuals because of the...

Neville Hardman is a sophomore magazine journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Discrimination incrimination

Neville Hardman February 6, 2014

After performing for the marriage of 33 couples at the Grammys this year, Macklemore is striking a match of revelation under the feet of the ill-informed. He launched an anti-discrimination campaign with...

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