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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Student Success Leader Jasmyn Robinson leads a small group in the Kent Talk: The A Word. The small groups had in-depth discussions about abortion rather than the broader discussion the group had as a whole at the beginning of the talk.

Student organizations host Kent Talk event on abortion

Katia Rodriguez September 14, 2019

Abortion is a topic that has continued to increase in discussion, especially at the Ohio Statehouse. Student organizations like Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kent State and Kent State Students for Life,...

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna and an organizer of the open-carry walk, stands behind Ohio State Highway Patrolmen as she talks with counterprotesters in the Schwartz Center parking lot on Sept. 29, 2018.

Kent State spends $65k for security measures during open-carry event

Laina Yost and Brandon Bounds October 8, 2018

President Beverly Warren announced on Monday afternoon that Kent State spent $65,000 on security measures for last month’s open–carry walk.Kent State University Police, Kent City Police and the Ohio...

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna and an organizer of the open-carry walk, stands behind Ohio State Highway Patrolmen as she talks with counterprotesters in the Schwartz Center parking lot on Sept. 29, 2018.

Chaos on campus: Pushing, shoving mark confrontation between open-carry marchers and counterprotestors

A mild fall September day quickly descended into chaos as open-carry marchers, police in riot gear and counterprotestors clashed on the university Esplanade. Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct,...

Police officers keep watch over the Schwartz Center parking lot as it fills with open-carry advocates. 

Blocked: Open-carry march turns to chaotic Esplanade standoff

A mild fall September day quickly descended into chaos as open-carry marchers, police in riot gear and counterprotestors clashed on the university Esplanade. Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct,...

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OPINION: Journalist first, observer second

Nicholas Hunter September 30, 2018

Buzzing down Summit Street, Stater editor-in-chief Henry Palattella gazed past me in the passenger seat out the window, taking a moment to gawk at the parking lot neatly filled to the brim with state trooper...

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OPINION: Observer first, journalist second

McKenna Corson September 30, 2018

I’ve never been to a march, rally or really anything where people felt so passionately about something to fight for it. My parents texted me the night before, begging me not to go, and my friends outside...

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Live coverage: Open-carry walk at Kent State

KentWired Staff September 29, 2018

5:34 p.m.In a press release, Kent State announced President Beverly Warren will speak at a press conference regarding today's open-carry walk at 5:45 p.m. Stick with KentWired and TV2 for live updates...

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.

UPDATE: Organizer deletes cancellation tweet, says open-carry walk back on

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 22, 2018

An anticipated open-carry walk on Kent State’s main campus that was postponed in a now-deleted tweet last night, is planned to continue as scheduled, Kaitlin Bennett said.The Kent State alumna took to...

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.

UPDATE: Organizer deletes cancellation tweet, says open-carry walk back on

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 22, 2018

An anticipated open-carry walk on Kent State’s main campus that was postponed in a now-deleted tweet last night, is planned to continue as scheduled, Kaitlin Bennett said.The Kent State alumna took to...

Demonstrators stand together in support of the second amendment and gun rights on Friday, April 27.

Organizers cancel open-carry rally after university issues $14K security bill, campus walk to take place instead

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 17, 2018

An anticipated open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus September 29 will now be an open-carry walk, said Kent State alumna Kaitlin Bennett.The decision came three days after the university sent...

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