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Applause inside, boos outside: Kyle Rittenhouse speaks to supporters, protestors during campus visit

Kayla Gleason and Matt Kiraly April 17, 2024

Gun-rights activist Kyle Rittenhouse was met with protesters holding signs and chanting outside the KIVA Tuesday evening, but inside the venue during his speech, he was met with plenty of praise.  Turning...

‘Get the f*** off our campus’: Protesters voice concerns over Kyle Rittenhouse

Adriana Gasiewski and Lex Radde April 16, 2024

Protesters outside the KIVA screamed “Get the f*** off our campus” and “shame” as attendees left pro-gun rights activist Kyle Rittenhouse campus speech Tuesday evening. The crowd of a couple...

Paul Prediger, formerly known as Gaige Grosskreutz, speaks during a press conference outside Oscar Ritchie Hall April 16, 2024. Prediger was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020.

Shooting survivor joins students to protest Kyle Rittenhouse’s campus visit

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 16, 2024

Several student organizations were joined by Paul Prediger during the Ohio Student Association press conference on April 16 to voice their concerns over Kyle Rittenhouse’s presence on campus. Prediger,...

Christian Heller, a member of USAS, leads the protest speaking out against Kyle Rittenhouse coming to Kent State on a march to the Rock April 15, 2024.

‘Hey ho, Rittenhouse has got to go’: Students protest on the K

Adriana Gasiewski, Kayla Gleason, and Erin Sullivan April 16, 2024

Editors note: The name of a source, Acieno Leipply-Caban, was updated to reflect their identity accurately, Aciano Rosales. A list of hate crime victims’ names were written in chalk and photos of...

A panel, moderated by faculty such as Roseann Chic Canfora (far right), discusses free speech and protest at the university level on April 15, 2024.

‘You hold so much power’: Professionals discuss rights, free speech, protests on campus

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter April 15, 2024

In recognition of the upcoming May 4 commemoration and in response to gun-rights-activist Kyle Rittenhouse coming to campus, professionals discussed the rights, laws, values and responsibilities in regard...

In the Prentice Hall parking lot holds the spots where Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder lost their lives. A vigil has been set in remembrance of them on May 4, 2023.

OPINION: Kyle Rittenhouse’s presence on campus desecrates the memories of those who perished on May 4

Leah Shepard, Reporter March 19, 2024

On the morning of May 4, 1970, my great grandmother, Terri Rattai, went to work in the Kent State administration office like every other day. By that evening, she would have to leave late and be escorted...

Kyle Rittenhouse to come to campus April 16, sparking concerns

Anthony Zacharyasz and Dennis Farahani March 18, 2024

Kyle Rittenhouse, a pro-gun activist and conservative, will be coming to the university April 16 as a guest speaker for the university’s chapter of the political student group Turning Point USA. When...

Kyle Rittenhouse, right, puts a pen in his pocket and looks to the gallery as his attorney Natalie Wisco moves him toward the door during a break in the trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Prosecution rests its case against Kyle Rittenhouse and judge dismisses curfew violation charge

Eric Levenson, Brad Parks and Carma Hassan, CNN November 10, 2021

(CNN) -- The prosecution on Tuesday rested its case against Kyle Rittenhouse in his homicide trial after calling 22 witnesses over the course of six days, giving the defense its first opportunity to...

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