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Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: Remembering Nick Massa

Samantha Karam February 10, 2016

To most, Nicholas Massa is the freshman who died in Ryan Place Apartments on Sunday night, but I knew him as more than a headline.No matter how old or big he was, Nick always had an incredibly sweet smile....

May 4, 2015 Commemoration Ceremony

Stater Staff Photographers May 4, 2015

Doffodils blooming on the hill outside Taylor Hall near the site of the May 4 Memorial. Photo by Rachael Le Goubin.“I was 18 then, now I’m 63. I grieve for the guardsmen…if you put a gun in a 19-year-old...

Muslim Student Association Workshop teaches tolerance, understanding of May 4

Skye McEowen May 4, 2015

Students, faculty and community members gathered to discuss the way Islam is perceived in today’s local and global society in a workshop sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and the May 4 Task...

May 4 Task Force holds veteran’s panel

Kianna Bugglin May 4, 2015

The May 4 Task Force held a war veteran’s panel on Sunday evening at the Kent State Kiva to discuss the idea of peacekeeping.The discussion session began with an introduction by Paul Chappell, a 2006...

Our View: Historic identity and perspective

Editorial Board May 4, 2015

Summary: The history of May 4 and how it relates to Kent State is well-known to both current and former students, as well as people outside the university community. It is part of our history and we must...

Neville Hardman is a sophomore magazine journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Lockdown survival guide

Neville Hardman April 3, 2014

Wednesday night sparked anxiety and suspense across campus as a gun was shot into the ground near Bowman Hall and the Business Administration building. While there were no injuries to anyone but the shooter,...

Our View: Police act quickly; alert system lags behind

DKS Editors April 3, 2014

On Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m., a student shot a 9 mm Ruger gun during a dispute with two female students in a parking lot near Bowman Hall. After fleeing with a gunshot wound to his left hand from...

Guest columnist: What if it were me?

Bruce Walton April 3, 2014

Like many students, I was pretty scared when some friends and I heard a piercing beeping over the intercom in the library followed by a voice instructing us that a shot was fired near Bowman Hall. I was...

Kent State reaction to shooting shared through social media

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Kent State freshman Quavaugntay Tyler, 24, is in custody. He has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

UPDATE: Suspect in jail following Wednesday’s shooting

Madeleine Winer April 3, 2014

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version to reflect the most recent information.The suspect involved in Wednesday night's shooting outside Bowman Hall is being held at Robinson...

Kent State to provide update on shooting at 11 a.m. press conference

Madeleine Winer April 3, 2014

Kent State will host a press conference to provide an update on the shooting that happened outside Bowman Hall Wednesday night.Kent State President Lester A. Lefton, Kent State Police Chief John Peach...

Shot sends shockwaves through Kent campus

Madeline Winer April 3, 2014

Joey Valeriano, a senior business management major, was in a business strategy and policy class in the Business Administration Building around 9:15 p.m. when an alarm started going off.“It was this weird...

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