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Muslim students eagerly count down days until Ramadan

Alyse Riffer, Reporter March 20, 2023

The ninth month of the Lunar calendar approaches quickly, which indicates the beginning of Ramadan. This year, Ramadan begins March 22 and ends April 21. Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the...

Aman Ali, producer of “Two Gods.”

Kent State alumnus produces documentary highlighting Black-Muslim experience

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 20, 2021

Kent State alumnus Aman Ali graduated in 2006 as a newspaper reporter. He paved his way through many successes since then, including careers as a stand-up comedian and a storyteller. Now, he has the title...

Community members stand for the formal prayer during the Friday service on Feb. 19. There are several poses involved including kneeling with hands cupped in front of the body, as well as standing and leaning forward.

Islamic Society of Akron and Kent remains open for prayer, keeps events virtual

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 25, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the third of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part four can be found here. Touch is an essential...

International student Surya Suresh walks past Terrace Hall where the Office of Global Education temporarily has its department. International recruitment and admissions makes efforts to admit new students during the pandemic.

Recruitment, admissions process for international students picks back up for future semesters

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 7, 2021

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the travel ban from several Muslim countries.Nonimmigrant students come from 120 countries to study at Kent State and...

OPINION: How hard can it be being an Arab Muslim?

Sara Al Harthi Guest Opinion Writer December 13, 2020

Being a female in this world is hard, but being an Arab Muslim woman working in law enforcement in the U.S. is even harder. No one is immune from racism or discrimination, and women all around the world...

Lama Abu-Amara.

Recognizing women of Kent State

As cliché as it may be, women do come in all shapes, colors and sizes. While that will never change, Women’s History Month is as good a time as ever to recognize those differences that make each female...

Religion discussion panel gives students a voice

Megan Ferguson March 8, 2017

Kent Student Center Programming sponsored a student voices event for those of various faiths to learn about different religious perspectives.“When you learn about a new religion or culture, it will change...

Muslim students break down stereotypes

Itzel Leon International Reporter May 11, 2016

Terrorist attacks not only affect the people who died or were injured but also the people who practice the same religion as or simply looks like the attacker.         “Our first reaction is,...

Niagara Foundation director explains the truth behind refugees camps

Itzzy Leon February 11, 2016

A Kent State graduate who works with Syrian refugees said the refugees camps are “like concentration camps.”“I’m sorry to put it that way but they are,” said Murat Gurer, executive director of...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: In defense of Ahmed

Lucas Misera September 22, 2015

In light of the recent wrongful arrest of Ahmed Mohamed — an affront towards Islam — presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson recently made comments implying that Muslims should be of...

Irving MacArthur High School student Ahmed Mohamed, 14, poses for a photo at his home in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Mohamed was arrested and interrogated by Irving Police officers on Monday after bringing a homemade clock to school.

Our View: We stand with Ahmed in light of profiling issues

KS Editors September 16, 2015

As nearly any controversy does these days, on Monday an incident in Texas sparked a social media movement on Twitter that’s still trending as of Wednesday.The situation ignited a debate on whether...

 Physics major Paul Billig makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the Newman Center on Saturday March 14, 2015. Students from the Christian Student Association and the Muslim Student Association worked together in this interfaith community serivce project and created hygine packs and lunches for underprivledged in the area.

Religious organizations come together to help those in need

Skye McEowen March 15, 2015

Many faiths have a duty to help others in need and work together in order to promote that greater good. Saturday was no exception as students from the Catholic Student Association, Muslim Student Association...

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