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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Students, community, alumni revel in blue and gold pride at 2022 homecoming parade

Grace Clarke, Reporter October 1, 2022

Showered in blue and gold, hundreds of students, family and alumni gathered along Main Street to celebrate over 100 years of tradition at the Kent State Homecoming Parade. The parade, which began at...

The LGBTQ+ Center is located on the lower floor of Kent States Student Center and is open to any and all students.

Kent State recognized as one of ‘Best of the Best’ colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students

Mariah Alanskas, Reporter September 9, 2022

In late August, Kent State received a five out of five-star rating measuring the campus’s safety, inclusiveness and resources for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff. The rating was measured and awarded...

Attendees began finding their seats as Lavender Graduation was about to begin on May 6, 2022.

Kent State Alumni, actor gives tear-jerking speech at Lavender Graduation

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 8, 2022

Kent State Alumni and actor Brian Michael Smith stood tall behind the wooden podium as tears rimmed his eyes, “Whoever you want to be, you are the only version of yourself in this world and we need you...

LGBTQ center interns sit in front of their presentation on microaggressions. 
From right to left: Graham Callahan, Gi Jessup and Amber Quinlivan.

LGBTQ Center workshop presents different methods to avoid microaggressions

Alexandra Austin, Reporter April 26, 2022

Kent State’s LGBTQ center explained how to handle microaggressions in a workshop on April 22. The center opened up a dialog with students about defining microaggression, how microaggressions impact...


In-person meetings return for QTPOC

Alexandra Austin Reporter February 11, 2022

The Queer and Transgender People of Color group is a safe space for those who did not have one before. For the first time since 2020, the group is having in-person meetings again. COVID-19 impacted the...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

What Pride Month means to Kent State’s LGBTQ+ Center

Izzy Stewart Reporter June 18, 2021

The Kent State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus Center celebrates the LGBTQ+ community year-round, but the month of June has a special meaning.June is home to Pride Month which honors...

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LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

OPINION: Waving symbols of safety on Kent State’s campus

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer April 8, 2021

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about freedom of speech on Kent State’s campus. She was expressing anger with campus for — in her opinion — only supporting the liberal agenda.The example...

Attendees posing at the 2019 LavGrad ceremony.

LGBTQ+ Center prepares virtual environment for Lavender Graduation

Cameron Aloway Reporter April 6, 2021

During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.To accommodate for restrictions due...

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State Rec Center delivers customized fitness and wellness programs to student organization

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 3, 2021

Student groups and organizations can get personalized programs to help with fitness and wellness needs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Through the Custom Fitness and Wellness Programs,...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

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