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A park in Guangzhou, the third-largest city in China.

International students living through the pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter April 20, 2021

International students at Kent are dealing with isolation while students outside of the U.S. have to tackle the time difference and navigating online classes from home.Freya Fu came to the United States...

Trump supporters demonstrating during the election results, at right, pray with a counter protester after the presidential election was called for Joe Biden outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Chanting “This isn’t over!" and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated...

Nuclear negotiations with North Korea — Good or bad?

Josh Budd March 21, 2018

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has agreed to meet with President Trump to discuss a potential deescalation of nuclear armament between the two countries. The fact that the “hermit kingdom”...

What do our exports say about the U.S.?

Joseph Langan February 14, 2018

Despite the U.S.’s official stance in support of nuclear disarmament and democracy, we have a long and documented history of proliferation and provocation.In president Donald Trump’s first address...

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight:

Carlyle Addy September 16, 2017

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in January that the hand of the Doomsday Clock had moved 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock now sits at 2 minutes and 30 seconds to Doomsday. Since its...

Alex Kamczyc

Opinion: The situation in North Korea isn’t one person’s fault

Alex Kamczyc August 11, 2017

Once in a blue moon, I get this crazy feeling that the world won’t be here in the morning.It doesn’t help that I just opened a bottle of rum with my brothers and Dad and started talking politics.Paranoia...

Jacob Tabler is a junior political science major and a member of the Kent State College Republicans. Contact him at

Opinion: How do we deal with North Korea?

Jacob Tabler Kent State College Republicans February 24, 2016

North Korea is once again making headlines for developing their nuclear arsenal. The nation, still under control of the dictator Kim Jong-un, has recently tested a hydrogen bomb. The bomb increases destructive...

Jared Strubel is a junior political science major and columnist for the Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: “Speak softly and carry a big stick”

Jared Strubel Kent State College Democrats February 24, 2016

Ever since 40,000 American servicemen died on the Korean Peninsula during the Korean War from 1950-1953, relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the United States...

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“The Interview” stirs controversy over winter break

Bruce Walton January 11, 2015

"The Interview," starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, has stirred up a controversy with the new film’s effect of satire toward North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.The trailers featured in September,...

News on the go: Sept. 2

Alicia Balog September 1, 2014

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in Milwaukee in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance. His emphasis on the minimum wage...

News on the go: Feb. 28, 2014

Matthew Merchant February 27, 2014

North Korea launched four short-range missiles Thursday, purportedly in response to U.S.—South Korean military exercises in South Korea. The launches come at a time when both North and South Korea are...

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