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Senior fashion merchandising major Sarah Bouplon gets her latkes during Latkefest, Alpha Epsilon Pis philanthropy event, hosted in Kent State Hillel on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Fraternity raises more than $5,000 for chapter adviser’s sick son

Haley Keding November 20, 2014

Latkefest, an annual philanthropy event hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi, ended with an emotional surprise when the fraternity’s members gave a $5,631 check to their chapter adviser rather than to their...

Science and religion join to discuss environmental attitudes

Haley Keding November 13, 2014

An “attitude of reverence toward the world,” physics professor Jon Secaur said, is key to developing a healthy perspective on the environment.The Catholic Student Association invited Secaur to speak...

Screenshot of Brittany Maynard from CBS News.

Religious morals over choice of death by dignity

Haley Keding November 5, 2014

She visited Yellowstone National Park with her husband, traveled to Alaska with her best friend and saw the Grand Canyon with her family. The only thing left on her list was to die.Brittany Maynard, a...

Pope Francis waves during his grandiose inauguration mass at St. Peters square on March 19, 2013 at the Vatican. World leaders flew in for the inauguration mass for Pope Francis in St. Peters Square on Tuesday where Latin Americas first pontiff received the formal symbols of papal power.

Vatican makes statement on homosexuality

Haley Keding October 22, 2014

The Vatican concluded its two-week synod on families Saturday, Oct. 18, but it did not reach a consensus on the hot topic of homosexuality.Bishops in Italy voted either yes or no on each paragraph in the...

Jewish life in Italy

Haley Keding October 20, 2014

Italy, traditionally known as the Catholic capital of the world, has a detailed Jewish history, said Francesco Spagnolo in a speech on Monday titled, “The Jewish Theory of Everything: An Introduction...

Muslims make sacrifices during Eid al-Adha

Haley Keding October 9, 2014

Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, began Saturday and encourages Muslims to deny themselves and generously give to others.Generosity comes in many forms, and for Eid, Muslims choose to sacrifice...

Faithful citizenship: Duties of a Christian voter

Haley Keding October 2, 2014

Like oil and water, religion and politics often don’t mix, but Thursday night the Catholic Student Association combined these controversial topics in a discussion called, “Faithful Citizenship.”The...

Kent State students celebrate day of atonement with Yom Kippur

Haley Keding October 2, 2014

For Mimi Raizen, Yom Kippur was the day everything stopped.Raizen, a sophomore theater performance major, celebrated Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, abroad in Israel last year.Raizen traveled...

Campus religious organizations experience participation increase

Haley Keding September 28, 2014

Kent State’s enrollment is at an all-time high and, with more than 4,000 freshmen on campus, religious organizations are experiencing a participation increase.Religious events filled the first week of...

Student group set to discuss Christian voting responsibilities

Haley Keding September 28, 2014

The Catholic Student Association will host a voter responsibility discussion at the Newman Center Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.The discussion, titled “Faithful Citizenship,” will teach Kent State students how to...

Speaker Peter Geffen gives background information about the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel during the Jewish Academic Conference Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Kent Hotel and Conference Center.

Conference explores future of Jewish learning

Haley Keding September 14, 2014

Scholars and academics exchanged their views about the future of Jewish education Sunday night at the 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference.Chaya Kessler, director of the Jewish...

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