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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


OPINION: Vote where power is: the streets

The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland on Sept. 29 was nothing less than a truly sublime moment, one which thoroughly encapsulated the current state of this country’s mainstream political...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine passed an executive order Jan. 22 to reinstate funding after pandemic cuts.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

AP August 6, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.The Republican governor's office said Thursday that he took...

Senior Criminal Justice major Ariel Schaefer. Nov. 9, 2015.

Students of PARTA

Rachel Duthie November 9, 2015

Inspired by Humans of New York, The Kent Stater took the opportunity to explore the diverse stories of students riding on the Campus Loop Bus. As a criminal justice major, how do you feel about Ferguson...

AP: Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

Associated Press March 12, 2015

With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson...

Black History Month: A time to reflect and celebrate the black experience

Sabrina Scott February 1, 2015

Despite racial tensions last year in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York City, Black History Month will continue to serve as a reminder to celebrate African-American history and the black experience in and...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at

Opinion: Stop Saying All Lives Matter

John Hess January 19, 2015

This December, I returned to Kent from a semester spent in the exotic city of Columbus, Ohio. Having been away for so long and having followed Black United Students’ incredible work following the Darren...

Letter to the Editor: Acknowledgement (or lack of)

Chris Poe December 10, 2014

Kevin Hart was at Kent State on Saturday doing what has made him America’s go-to funnyman. Having starred in numerous movies and standup tours, Hart’s success is anything but unearned. Through being...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: How to properly hold an argument

Mike Richards December 4, 2014

Let me paint a familiar (and timely) scene for you: You sit down at your computer after a long day of staring at your TV. You open up Facebook because staring at your smartphone has become tiring, I understand....

Megan Brown is a senior magazine journalism major and the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Guest Columnist: There’s something happening here

Megan Brown December 4, 2014

When the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown was announced,  some Americans had had enough and protests took place. And to...

Marvin Logan is a senior Pan-African studies major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Do you care?

Marvin Logan December 1, 2014

Within the past few weeks, we have been challenged. Morality has been the topic at hand. We seem to be a nation that is as divided as ever. With so much at stake, so many seem to have not even registered...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Violence is not the answer

Ray Paoletta December 1, 2014

Everybody has seen or heard about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, after a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the shooting death of Michael...

Our view: Stop the hate

KS Editors November 30, 2014

Killed, injured, hurt, as well as protest, riot and rebels are words in headlines that have unfortunately been in the news more recently. Within the last week, people around the U.S. have taken to the...

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