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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The Pan African studies department drumming during the ceremony, courtesy of Kent State University. 

An inclusive graduation

Madison Brattoli December 10, 2018

Graduation is a monumental moment for everyone, but while hundreds of names are being heard at the ceremony, it’s easy for students to feel overlooked by Kent State.The Student Multicultural Center (SMC)...

The Blurb After Dark – Episode Two

Hear the latest entertainment news from your favorite pop culture buffs, MacKenzie and Madison. Ariana Grande dropped a new song about her exes and we have some thoughts about it. Plus, Rebel Wilson stirred...

Picture of a past Pan-African Theatre Ensemble performance.Photo courtesy of Sydney Sheets.

Acting out of stereotypes

Madison Brattoli November 4, 2018

Kent State’s Pan-African Theatre Ensemble strives to give minority students a place to express themselves through theater.Historically, minorities have not been given the same opportunities in theater...

Halloween costumes found on are examples of cultural appropriation. 

Don’t appropriate this Halloween

Madison Brattoli October 27, 2018

Halloween is fast approaching and as students prepare to dress in elaborate costumes, the community focuses on educating others to not dress in offensive costumes.According to Cambridge Dictionary, cultural...

Asé Xpressions shares culture with Kent State campus

Madison Brattoli October 18, 2018

Asé Xpressions brings a new modern twist to traditional African dance, educating Kent State’s campus through the dance of African diaspora.The group has been at Kent State since the summer of 2016,...

Oscar Ritchie Hall prepares for students and alumni to attend the gallery.

Pictures, memories and 50 years of empowerment

Madison Brattoli October 6, 2018

As Black United Students (BUS) celebrates 50 years on Kent State’s campus, members reflect on the progress the organization has made for the African American community at KSU.“What I think the exhibit...

Members of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble pose for a photo.

Pan-African Theatre Ensemble provides performance opportunities

Madison Brattoli September 23, 2018

Kent State’s Pan-African Theatre Ensemble is an organization on campus focused on producing inspiring eclectic theater and performances based on Pan-African styles.Artistic director of the Pan-African...

Donald A. Thigpen Jr. listens to students during the Soup And Substance 2.0 event that was part of the Student Multicultural Center’s 50th anniversary week.

Soup and Substance 2.0: The next 50 years

Madison Brattoli September 15, 2018

Students and faculty enjoyed soup while discussing future goals for the Student Multicultural Center (SMC) as part of its 50th anniversary Thursday.“The title tells you everything — we have soup and...

Kupita/Transiciones students and faculty experiencing closing ceremony.

Finding roots at Kent State through Kupita/Transiciones

Madison Brattoli September 8, 2018

Before the school year begins, Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) hosts a four-day cultural orientation welcoming students from all diverse backgrounds.Freshman fashion design major Shayla Hicks explained why K/T...

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