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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Taylor Hall sits above the Student Commons where the May 4 commemoration is set to be held.

May 4 53rd Commemoration focuses on ‘The Power of Our Voices’

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 29, 2023

Starting May 3 and moving through the night into May 4, a luncheon, film screenings, candle-lit vigil walk and a commemoration ceremony are elements of this year's May 4 remembrance. On May 4, 1970,...

The May 4 Visitor Center is located inside of Taylor Hall.

May 4 Visitors Center director search nears completion

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 26, 2023

The May 4 Visitors Center has been without a director for three years. The university has completed the interview process for hiring a new director for the center. Mindy Farmer was director, but she...

The Vocal Majority exhibit on display in Taylor Halls May 4 Visitors Center showcases the various anti-war protests across the US in 1969 leading up to the May 4th Shootings. The display first opened on Feb. 22, 2023 and will remain open until May 31, 2023.

Vocal Majority Exhibit: Designed by students for educating

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 17, 2023

Educating visitors and students on the anti-war movement in fall 1969 that lead up to the events on May 4, 1970 is the focus for the new exhibit on Kent State’s campus.  During this time period,...

Chair of the May 4 Presidental Advisory Community Roseann Chic Canfora talks to attendants of the May 4 Commemoration event on May 4, 2022.

Canfora, May 4 survivor, uses storytelling to empower students

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 3, 2023

Roseann “Chic” Canfora is a name synonymous with the tragedy and activism surrounding the May 4, 1970 shooting. Canfora currently works with students to document and teach using her lived experiences. Chic...

Meet the USG candidates: Senators

Meet the USG candidates: Senators

Editor’s Note: All interviews were conducted via email question-and-answer responses. Undergraduate Student Government elections for the 2023-2024 academic year open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 and...

The School of Peace, Conflict Studies growing, still keeping legacy of May 4 alive

Francesca Malinky, Reporter March 9, 2023

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies is expanding. The school recently developed an undergraduate minor of environment, peace and justice. This summer, it is holding a conference on peace education...

Members of SDS march for justice in memory of Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson and Manny Paez on Feb. 3, 2023.

Justice for Stolen Lives Protest connects with Kent’s historical activism

Francesca Malinky, Reporter February 4, 2023

Students for a Democratic Society connected with Kent State’s historical activism with a march protesting police brutality. The protest was to show solidarity with the families of the recent deaths of...

Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Francesca Malinky, Reporter January 23, 2023

Two Iranian students are trying to bring awareness and gain support with a Free Iran protest happening Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Risman Plaza. This protest is to gain support in order to demand...

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