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People attend a gun control protest in Chicago in 2018.

OPINION: Thoughts and prayers: the American gun violence epidemic

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer September 4, 2023

Three killed in Jacksonville, one killed at Chapel Hill, one killed in Choctaw, Oklahoma and seven injured in Boston.  When will we realize that thoughts and prayers are not enough to save lives? One...

OPINION: We shouldn’t have to be afraid to go to school

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer August 23, 2023

I was 12 years old when the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting took the lives of 20 students and six educators. That was the age I knew things were going to change forever, though I didn’t understand.   All...

A banner used on Facebook to promote an open-carry rally hosted by Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna known for her graduation photo with an AR-10.

Kaitlin Bennett to host September open-carry rally on campus

Henry Palattella August 13, 2018

Kaitlin Bennett, whose Kent State graduation photo with an AR-10 slung across her back went viral, will return to campus in September as the host of an open-carry rally.The protest was announced via a...

Recent Kent State graduate poses with rifle, makes national headlines

Maria McGinnis May 22, 2018

Former Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett has caused quite the stir with her recent graduation photos, gaining national news coverage.Bennett posed in Risman Plaza on Kent Campus with a semi-automatic...

Open carry supporters to congregate on Kent campus

Addie Gall April 18, 2018

As the debate about gun legislation continues to spread across the country, advocates for the second amendment will be coming to Kent State April 27 to spur dialogue with students about how the right to...

KSUPD gets ready for National School Walkout

David Williams March 13, 2018

Students across the country are staging a national school walkout Wednesday in solidarity with victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.A walkout has also been planned for Kent State and will...

Where is the justice for people of color killed by cops?

Joseph Langan February 28, 2018

In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 people, many of them teenagers, dead — the latest episode in the tightly-scheduled programming of American mass murders — gun control proposals permeate...

For the last time, think of the children

Andrew Atkins February 28, 2018

I’ll be honest: Sometimes, writing about what President Trump does, says or tweets feels a little too easy. Low-hanging fruit and all that, right?“You know, I really believe — you don’t know until...

Nicholas Hunter

Opinion: NRA stands in the way of sensible gun policy

Nicholas Hunter October 4, 2017

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”The...

Where the candidates stand on issues pertaining to students

Matt Poe March 9, 2016

Presidential candidates have a wide range of issues and policies to address. Many of them will have a great impact on millennials and college students. Jobs, student debt, gun rights and health care access...

Our View: No Trigger Warning for this dog owner

KS Editors October 27, 2015

Over the weekend, a woman in Indiana on a hunting trip was shot in the foot at point-blank range with her own shotgun. There was no one else there, save for some waterfowl and her trusty Labrador retriever...

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