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Bows gain traction across social media and beyond, as the hair accessory symbolizes female empowerment.

Bow trend ties symbol to feminine empowerment

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter March 16, 2024

From one’s hair to social media posts and in Raising Cane’s orders to toilet paper rolls, people added little bows, primarily pink, to these things, generating the bow trend. Lauren Copeland, an...

Sisters don’t have to be blood related

Irene Bowser, Reporter March 8, 2023

Sister Circle, a student organization on campus, empowers women of color. Alandia Strong, the president of Sister Circle, became a member her sophomore year and developed close relationships with other...

OPINION: It’s time for men to pull their chair up to the table

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

From unequal pay to sexual assault, women are empowered to be strong individuals who can stomach any pain rather than fighting for themselves. But what if they just didn’t have anything to fight? I’ve...

OPINION: A culture of empowering complacency, endurance instead of taking a stance

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 5, 2021

“You can’t let one whacko ruin your night,” a family member texted me after I informed her that a man logged into a Zoom call and performed inappropriate sexual behavior on screen after having listened...

The Male Empowerment Network on campus focuses on providing support and opportunities for Kent’s men of color. Pictured above is the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year. Top (left to right): Ja’Vonte Lee, Raynard Pack, Shamar Lucky, Khalil Looney, Dwayne Lopes. Bottom (left to right): Kevin Opoku, Ziad Roufael, David Gary, AJ Magee, Devin Kyle, Eric Brown.

Male empowerment organization aims to support men of color on campus

Bella Hagey Reporter December 7, 2020

The Male Empowerment Network, an organization on Kent’s campus, has provided men of color with support, empowerment and networking.“(MEN) is an initiative through the Student Multicultural Center,”...

Governor announces new police standard for mass protests

AP December 4, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and...

Soup and Substance allows students to discuss one’s purpose

First-generation college students can find success by demonstrating their abilities and protecting their integrity, Tameka Ellington, faculty director for diversity at Kent State’s Shanno Rodgers and...

Members of MEN put in flooring for a house they helped build for Habitat for Humanity on Sept. 28, 2019. 

Get to know your MEN: Male Empowerment Network

Kennedi Combs Diversity reporter October 8, 2019

MEN, or Male Empowerment Network, is one of the most well known black organizations on Kent’s campus. Spearheaded by NJ Akbar, assistant dean in the University College, in 2010, MEN has made a name...

Students circle around during small group sessions to talk about the treatment of women. This is the first time M.E.N. has included women. 

Male Empowerment Network holds its first female inclusive event

Faith Riggs March 14, 2018

Respect, chivalry and treatment were just a few themes the Male Empowerment Network highlighted during its “How She Wants to be Treated” event Tuesday night.“We’re trying to get to an understanding,”...

Lacy Talley.

Student designer uses art skills to empower

Quaylyn Hairston February 15, 2017

Endless flyers, posters and brochures plaster bulletin boards across campus, most of which tend to be designed by students. Lacy Talley, a junior visual communication design major, is one of those students...

Modest Me: Arabic Student Association offers insight into lives of Muslim women

McKenzie Jean-Philippe March 14, 2015

On a Friday night, walking into a lecture hall in Bowman Hall, all eyes focused on three women sitting at the front of the room.Fatina Abdrabboh, Winnie Detwa and Jinan Deena spoke on their opinions regarding...

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