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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


OPINION: How The Weeknd made 2020 his year

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

Earlier this month, the Grammys came and went yet again with limited in-person guests and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah hosting the show. The show came and went off without a hitch with its lowest...

OPINION: Should the internet be regulated for our and others’ own safety?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

In the past, or, to put it more directly, back when I wasn’t even an idea, the internet was an expansive canvas for people to use as a tool to reach and talk to others. This includes early precursors...

Do it for the Culture

‘I do It for the culture, but you can see I never do it for the culture vultures’: the USG Do It For The Culture event

Brianna Camp reporter February 15, 2021

Despite the challenges of the past year and their continued presence, Undergraduate Student Government’s Director of Programming Jhariah Wadkins and his friends DJ Smillz and Ramone Hardy have put...

In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden calls for racial justice in inaugural speech as civil rights leaders demand action

Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN January 20, 2021

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden called for racial justice and unity in America on Wednesday, acknowledging that the nation has been deeply divided by political forces and systemic racism.Biden, in his inaugural...

Waka Flocka Flame at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, on June 18, 2017.

Waka Flocka Flame to open fall concert

Quaylyn Hairston September 6, 2017

Waka Flocka Flame will be the opening act for the Lil Uzi Vert concert this fall, Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced on Twitter Wednesday.The announcement for the Oct. 8 show...

Rae Sremmurd performs at FlashFest in the M.A.C. Center on April 23, 2015. FlashFest is hosted annually by Undergraduate Student Government.

Rae Sremmurd to return for next month’s FlashFest

Benjamin VanHoose March 22, 2017

Rae Sremmurd will return to campus Thursday, April 20 to headline this year’s FlashFest.The hip-hop duo performed during FlashFest two years ago alongside Jeremih and a then-less ubiquitous Chainsmokers....

Zac Thomas

Students find lyrical outlets as aspiring rappers

Erin Zaranec January 19, 2017

“In the best of ways / we ain’t even seen the best of days / that’s why I pray, that’s why I’m rappin’ like a holiday / that’s probably why I got so much to say.”As mentioned in the lyrics...

Hamilton’s hip-hop revolution

John Hess January 24, 2016

Friends are understandably skeptical when I suggest they check out Hamilton, the new hip-hop musical based on the life of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. However, Hamilton has been pleasantly...

Illustration by LaQuann Dawson

Black influence in pop culture

Ashlyne Wilson February 3, 2015

Imagine yourself in a meeting with your boss and several coworkers, where you all are bouncing ideas off one another to find a solution for a specific problem in the company. You stay quiet and think up...

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