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Chair of the May 4 Presidental Advisory Community Roseann Chic Canfora talks to attendants of the May 4 Commemoration event on May 4, 2022.

Canfora, May 4 survivor, uses storytelling to empower students

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 3, 2023

Roseann “Chic” Canfora is a name synonymous with the tragedy and activism surrounding the May 4, 1970 shooting. Canfora currently works with students to document and teach using her lived experiences. Chic...

Pro-Life? Support women who are struggling to survive

Jamie Brian, Opinion writer May 9, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will strand American women in a situation with no exit ramp. Without access to abortion, they will be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term. If Justice Alito’s...

A woman in a bright green jacket held her own candle for the May 4 candlelight vigil on the morning of Wednesday, May 4.

Students, witnesses and community honor 52nd anniversary of May 4 at walk and vigil

Hannah Keil and Isabella Schreck May 4, 2022

Laura Davis, a freshman at Kent State in 1970, watched the May 4 shooting happen from a distance. Today, as she does every year, she comes back to retrace her steps and remember the lives of her peers,...

Opinion: overcoming imposter syndrome

Jamie Brian, Opinion Writer April 20, 2022

If imposter syndrome were a living thing, it would be most like a dementor from Harry Potter: gliding around in dark cloaks and draining students’ confidence. Merriam-Webster defines imposter syndrome...

Opinion: Books don’t harm children, but censorship does

Jamie Brian Opinion Writer February 11, 2022

If censorship efforts succeed, school libraries across the United States will have empty shelves in the places where diverse literature once stood. Attempts to remove library books depicting race, the...

An employee at Off The Wagon, reads a comic book.

Old-school comics revamped in digital age

Jamie Brian April 28, 2015

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your favorite comic strips moving from your shelf to your screen with apps like ComicCafe and“The Sunday afternoon where a young kid would sit under...

Special assistant in the office of general council Kendra Wilson defines what happiness is to her.

What is happiness?

Jamie Brian April 14, 2015

Happiness. How can nine letters create such a complex emotion?Happiness can be elusive and stubborn, like fumbling around for a flashlight in the dark, only to discover that there are no batteries. But,...

Owner Jay Miller works on fine arts major and apprentice Eliza Millers arm piece at Crucible Tattoos on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Eliza first got the piece when she started her apprenticeship there.

The power of ink: Students share the meaning behind their tattoos

Jamie Brian March 17, 2015

We may have been born into this skin, but those who decide to get a tattoo are making a choice that is entirely their own. Tattoos can be as unique as the person who wears them, and each tattoo has a story...

Eating disorders on campus

Eating disorders on campus: What they are and where to seek help

Jamie Brian February 24, 2015

If you break a bone, you wear a cast to show that you’re healing. You wear the plaster reminder of a past battle on your wrist. If you have an eating disorder, the scars are just as real, even if others...

‘Indiana Jones’ professor battles student prank with poise

Jamie Brian February 5, 2015

Indiana Jones may have finished his last crusade, but students in Geoffrey Steinberg’s computer applications class brought the adventure films back to life.As Steinberg, wearing a Harrison Ford-style...

Katie Hnida, the first woman to ever score in an NCAA Division 1 football game, speaks in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 about her experiences with sexual harassment and rape. Hnida played for The University of Colorado Boulder after a successful highschool career as a kicker, but after constant sexual harrassment left the team and ended up at The University of New Mexico, where she made NCAA history.

Former female college football player discusses gender inequality in sports

Jamie Brian October 29, 2014

Katie Hnida, the first woman to play Division I college football, told students about her struggle with harassment on and off of the field in the ballroom Wednesday night.“I grew up a huge football fan,...

The board of Spanish and Latin American Student Association enjoys Latino Palooza. (from left) Kelsey Leyva, senior; Natalia Roman, sophomore; Victor Benton, junior; Stephanie Rogers, sophomore; Erin Lafargue, sophomore.

‘Latino Palooza’ celebrates night of diversity and culture

Jamie Brian September 14, 2014

The Latino Networking Caucus and Spanish and Latino Student Association celebrated Hispanic Heritage month Friday with Latino Palooza in Eastway.“This is a great way to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month....

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