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Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: “We can’t contain ISIS—we must defeat ISIS.”

Samantha Karam March 30, 2016

In a speech at Stanford University on March 23, 2016, Hillary Clinton addressed the Brussels bombing and explained what she would do, as president, to eliminate ISIS and any threat it poses. Her plan...

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Kent State students recall terrorist attacks in Brussels

Angelo Angel Entertainment March 30, 2016

When Alana Biles, a 19-year-old junior economics major, was attending an economic lecture at the National Bank of Belgium in the city of Brussels on March 22, she had no idea that the morning would take...

ISIS uses social media to recruit

As the FBI and Department of Homeland Security continue their investigation into Kent State associate history professor Julio Pino, questions about terrorism in the United States continue to emerge.While...

Who is Julio Pino?

Who is Julio Pino?

Emily Mills January 20, 2016

Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, denies any ties to the Islamic State in light of a recent joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security investigation into allegations he has ties...

Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: Allegations are enough to scare me

Samantha Karam January 20, 2016

Major news outlets have picked up on a story from about the FBI investigating a Kent State associate professor of history for having affiliations with the Islamic State group. The story broke...

Our View: U.S. federal government should accept Syrian refugees

Stater Editors November 18, 2015

The world was shocked by the recent Islamic State attacks in Paris, Beirut and Iraq that left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured. After the attacks, at least 31 U.S. governors said they would not...

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Opinion: History repeats itself

Samantha Karam November 15, 2015

History repeats itself. First we had 9/11. Now we have the Paris attacks. What the Islamic State does in the future is unknown.What we do know is that the Islamic State has gained a global reputation....

Muslim students dispel misconceptions about Islam caused by Islamic State

Erin Zaranec November 15, 2015

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed at least 132 people Friday night.Kent State's Muslim Students' Association is hosting an Interfaith Prayer Vigil...

Carlyle Addy is a sophomore journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at 

Opinion: Can humanity be about life?

Carlyle Addy November 15, 2015

Most of the world has the city of Paris on their minds today. Seven attacks and several hours of terror shook France on Friday. More than 100 people are dead. There’s bound to be a higher estimate somewhere,...

Our View: Symbolic acts can have unintended consequences

KS Editors February 11, 2015

This morning, President Barack Obama sent a request for authorization for military force to be used against the Islamic State. The request, an act that is within the powers of the president to use, would...

President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

Julie Pace, Associated Press January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including...

AP: Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker January 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly...

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