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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Nick Petrella, an art Professor at Kent State and the co-creator of the event. 

Art Without Limits viewed worldwide

Benjamin Weaver Reporter February 5, 2022

Having a flexible set of skills is crucial to be successful in your career, said Silas Hite, professional musical composer and performer, during his virtual art entrepreneur session on Feb. 4. “If your...

Shannon Welsh stands in front of her BFA exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts. 

Kent State student recognized in national undergraduate art exhibit

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 9, 2021

Out of 200 submissions total, one Kent State student earned an opportunity to display her artwork in the 5th annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Missouri. Shannon...

Republican Rep. Jena Powell is the representative in the Ohio House of Representatives who reintroduced the bill focused on trans student athletics.

Proposed Ohio bill would prevent transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams

Ian Jameson Reporter April 18, 2021

Ohio’s statehouse is currently reviewing a bill focused on trans student athletes. Senate Bill 132, if passed, would require high schools, universities and private colleges to designate separate “single-sex”...

Photo courtesy of Nastasha Bastrakov.

Kwench Juice Cafe opens in downtown Kent

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 19, 2021

COVID-19 has heavily impacted establishments in downtown Kent and beyond. But while some shops have shut their doors for good, others have opened their doors for the very first time. Kwench Juice Cafe,...

HBO Max’s “Unpregnant” stars Haley Lu Richardson (right) and Barbie Ferreira (left) as the two characters leave the state of Missouri to get an abortion. 

OPINION: “Unpregnant” Movie Review

Jessica Goodwin Opinion Writer September 24, 2020

On Sept. 10, HBO Max released their newest original film, “Unpregnant.” With a title like that it was sure to turn heads and raise questions. The film directed and written by Rachel Lee Goldenberg...

Austin Petersen speaks in the Kiva Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Young Americans for Liberty invite Austin Petersen to campus

Addie Gall March 22, 2018

Austin Petersen, runner-up for the libertarian candidate in the 2016 presidential election, brought his rhetoric from the campaign trail to Kent State yesterday.Young Americans for Liberty invited Petersen...

Bob Vitalis talks to students and faculty members about his new book, White World Order, Black Power Politics, in Oscar Ritchie Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

Final Safe Spaces of semester discusses race relations

Cameron Gorman November 18, 2015

The most recent installment of Kent State’s Safe Spaces series was more than just a presentation to those attending: It was a timely discussion of race, its place in history and a platform for student...

Megan Brown is a senior magazine journalism major and the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Guest Columnist: There’s something happening here

Megan Brown December 4, 2014

When the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown was announced,  some Americans had had enough and protests took place. And to...

The core issues of Ferguson

Matthew Merchant November 30, 2014

The decisionGathered together in The Nest on Nov. 24, students watched the news out of Ferguson, Missouri. The students, members of Black United Students, sat silently.Huddled around a table, leaned back...

Albert Fisler is a junior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at 

Opinion: Ferguson protests or civil rights movement?

Albert Fisler November 30, 2014

This week in Ferguson, Missouri, protests and riots have exploded. It has even spread across the country. This indeed has become a key issue in recent news. While I will make no opinion on the incident...

Opinion: Black United Students’ thoughts on Ferguson

The ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri and concurrent deaths of black citizens at the hand of law enforcement prompts needed discussion and action. We believe emphasis should be placed on the fact...

Carley Hull is a senior magazine journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: Racism’s not dead, but are we seeking it?

Carley Hull August 27, 2014

Unfortunately racism is far from over in America. With the recent shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by white police officer Darren Wilson, tensions are high. Although...

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