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A firefighter stands near to debris and burned houses after an explosion in Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, on February 14, 2022. - Five people died on the night of February 13, 2022, during a fire triggered by an explosion in a village in the Pyrenees-Orientales. (Photo by RAYMOND ROIG / AFP) (Photo by RAYMOND ROIG/AFP via Getty Images)

Two children among seven killed in French Pyrenees explosion

Dalal Mawad, Anaelle Jonah, Joseph Ataman and Allegra Goodwin CNN February 15, 2022

(CNN) -- At least seven people, including two children, were killed in an explosion in the village of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque in France on Monday.The death toll from the blast, which also injured...

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...


Pool January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee...

Lamar Hylton Zoom

Screenshot from Zoom June 9, 2020

Lamar Hylton, Vice President of Student Affairs helped lead the discussion and asked the questions throughout the town hall via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Emily France uses color pencils to color during a destress activity. 

Student organization Active Minds fights against finals week stressors

The Active Minds event welcomed Kent students, staff and faculty to Bowman Hall on Dec. 2. for its meditation event.The hour-long event briefly included a 15 minute meditation with the Director of Kent...

French authorities during Wednesdays raid in Saint-Denis, during which Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed

FlashCast – November 20, 2015

Julie Norton, Pearline Young, TV2 November 20, 2015

TV2's Julie Norton and Pearline Young recap Clarissa Ward's interview with a woman who lives in the building where the ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed.  Norton and Young also discuss Friday's...

French President François Hollande delivers a speech Thursday morning at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris

FlashCast – November 19, 2015

Brianne Kocher, Mariel Zambelli, TV2 November 19, 2015

TV2's Brianne Kocher and Mariel Zambelli discuss the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks Friday.  Abaaoud was killed in a police raid in the Paris suburb of...

U.S. fighter jets prepare for airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria

FlashCast – November 18, 2015

Dartalia Alati, John Kost, TV2 November 18, 2015

TV2's Dartalia Alati and John Kost discuss raids conducted by French authorities on terror suspects in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis early Wednesday morning.Contact Joe Finley at: [email protected]

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More than 140 dead in Paris terrorist attacks

Associated Press November 13, 2015

More than 140 were killed in apparently coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris late Friday night. French police believe all the attackers are dead, but they are continuing to look for accomplices throughout...

Guest Columnt: French legislation counterproductive to preventing terrorism

Andrew Rogers February 15, 2015

In the wake of the attack that shook Charlie Hebdo and all of France last week, France’s legislative reaction has been disappointing and counterproductive. In an effort to preserve the freedom of speech...

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

Opinion: Je Suis Charlie. Nous Sommes Charlie

Mike Richards January 14, 2015

I’m going to skip the lead where I tell you about the events occurring in France right now in relation to the shooting at Charlie Hebdo. I like to assume in a week’s time, that we’ve all at least...

AP: “Je Suis Charlie” demonstration in France

Patrick Delecroix January 12, 2015

Thousands of people gather during a demonstration march in Lille, France, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in support of the victims of this week’s twin attacks in Paris. Hundreds of extra troops are being...

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