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Two people help prepare food for Lovelights Summer Meal Delivery program, where the nonprofit provided meals to children ages 18 and under around the community.

LoveLight, Inc. finds its STARCHILD in Kent

Grace Davies, Campus Editor August 27, 2023

Kent-based non-profit LoveLight, Inc. announced the launch of its latest initiative, Service, Teaching, Advocacy, and Research Center for Human Integration, Learning and Development, which is abbreviated...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis addresses the crowd at the Lincoln Breakfast April 13, 2023.

OPINION: My breakfast with Ron DeSantis

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

On April 13, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis addressed a packed crowd inside Akron’s Quaker Square for the 90th annual Lincoln Breakfast. Usually a dinner affair, the event hosted by the Summit County...

Lil Yachty gives some love to the Kent State crowd as he performs at FlashFest April 6, 2023.

Meditating with Lil Yachty at FlashFest 2023

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter April 7, 2023

Even three hours before doors were set to open, dozens of people crowded the MACC stairs, hoping to get the best seats at this year’s FlashFest. The line began taking participants at 2 p.m., and by 4:30...

Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

Dr. Bernice King kicks off Black History Month celebration

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter February 3, 2023

To cap off the week of Kent State’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a sold-out crowd gathered to listen to Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. Bernice...

Bernice King to deliver keynote at Thursday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter January 29, 2023

Kent State’s week-long Martin Luther King Jr. celebration kicks off Monday, and Bernice King will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual event Thursday. This year’s events run from Monday to...

NEOImpact’s welcoming home of worship

Grace Davies, Reporter November 26, 2022

NEOImpact, Kent State and Case Western Reserve’s branch of the national Impact movement, is a Christian organization consisting of students and volunteers. Impact participates in regular meetings, both...

Undergraduate Student Government’s first-ever Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan passed

Grace Davies, Reporter November 26, 2022

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed its first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan to increase diversification within USG and allow the student body to influence its direction. The...

Kent State freshman Daylon Brown is crowned King of the 52nd Renaissance Ball after his showing of a short film he produced alongside an all-Black cast and crew.

A night of velvet, jewels and Black excellence: Black United Students’ 52nd Annual Renaissance Ball

Grace Davies, Reporter November 11, 2022

Black United Students' 52nd Renaissance Ball this year was “A Night To Remember In Black Hollywood” with the overall color scheme of black, wine red and champagne. Eight student contestants each showcased...

Keynote speaker Bettina L. Love delivers an impassioned speech during the 2022 Anti-Racism Conference.

Award-winning author talks abolitionist education and systemic inequality at Kent State anti-racism conference

Grace Davies, Reporter October 8, 2022

To conclude the first day of Kent State’s first Anti-Racism conference, award-winning writer Bettina Love discussed her work in education reform and its importance in altering the realities of systemic...

The Anti-Racism Conference will take place Oct. 6 and 7. Registration is open.

Kent State’s inaugural Anti-Racism Conference aims to create long-lasting change

Grace Davies, Reporter October 3, 2022

Kent State’s first annual Anti-Racism Conference to educate about racial inequality and promote an atmosphere of advocacy for anti-racism at Kent State University will take place both virtually and in...

Freshmen Tracy Gavel and Maddie Touve cheer as preachers leave after hours of arguing with students on Risman Plaza.

Students protest anti-LGBTQ+ preachers on campus

Troy Pierson, General Assignment Editor September 10, 2022

A group of students gathered on campus Thursday afternoon to protest a pair of preachers that were spreading anti-LGBTQ+ messages outside the K on Risman Plaza. The protest group waved signs of positive...

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