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Catering staff serve attendees during KASA’s African Night held in the Student Center Ballroom on Friday, March 11, 2016.

KASA celebrates annual African Night

Itzel Leon International Reporter March 13, 2016

While lively music rang out, drums echoed and bounced off the walls of the Kent State ballroom at the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble presented by KASA's (Kent African Student Association) annual...

PRIDE meeting discusses Self-Love

Nicholas Garisto Women and Gender Issues Reporter February 21, 2016

PRIDE Kent! discusses an issue that spans across all genders, sexualities and cultures : learning to love yourself and your body.Many stories involving people’s own body imaging issues were told during...

USG Senator and homecoming queen, Amanda Bevington, lays in the grass outside of the Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Amanda wore her USG shirt and brought her homecoming crown.

Homecoming queen talks school pride

Sarah Matthews November 18, 2015

Amanda Bevington, the 2015 Kent State homecoming queen, originally had no intention of ever being a Flash.“I applied to four schools, and you always have them ranked,” Bevington said. “Kent was actually...

Israeli television personality Assi Azar speaks in room 306 in the Student Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

Israeli celebrity talks identifying as LGTBQ

Kelly Powell October 28, 2015

Assi Azar, a famous Israeli celebrity and openly gay man, spoke in Kent State's Student Center on Wednesday night.According to a “Quality of Life” survey administered at the university, 10 percent...

PRIDE! Kent speaker raises awareness about HIV, AIDS

Kelsie Britton March 29, 2015

Roughly one in 10 people in the U.S. are HIV positive.Joshua Morgan, outreach and risk reduction coordinator for Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), spoke about that statistic and other...

Ken Ditlevson, director of LGBTQ in the Student Center, is here at Kent State as a resource to assist students with any LGBTQ questions or problems on campus. He is also in charge of programming and marketing for the center. Ditlevson hopes to make Kent State as accepting and safe as he possibly can.

LGBTQ spring-kick off to welcome new director

Kianna Bugglin January 14, 2015

The LGBTQ Student Center will host a spring kick-off Thursday, Jan. 15 from 4-6 p.m. at the Student Multicultural Center in room 206 of the Kent State Student Center.The reception will welcome newly appointed...

USG works toward diversity

Hannah Armenta December 4, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Government at Kent State was established to represent the voices of all KSU students, which some say should make it the most diverse organization on campus.At USG’s Nov. 19...

PRIDE! honors victims at Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil

Gabrielle Martinez November 21, 2014

Members of PRIDE! gathered on Risman Plaza to commemorate deceased transgender individuals for National Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Nov. 20.Despite the frigid weather, the LGBTQ organization...

Pope Francis waves during his grandiose inauguration mass at St. Peters square on March 19, 2013 at the Vatican. World leaders flew in for the inauguration mass for Pope Francis in St. Peters Square on Tuesday where Latin Americas first pontiff received the formal symbols of papal power.

Vatican makes statement on homosexuality

Haley Keding October 22, 2014

The Vatican concluded its two-week synod on families Saturday, Oct. 18, but it did not reach a consensus on the hot topic of homosexuality.Bishops in Italy voted either yes or no on each paragraph in the...

This semester, PRIDE! Kent plans to shift its programming from a social focus to a focus on education and activism within the LGBTQ community.

Activism, education drive PRIDE!’s fall programming

Arbrion Chambliss September 18, 2014

This semester, PRIDE! Kent’s leadership plans to shift the group’s programming to reflect its roots in LGBTQ activism and education.PRIDE! was founded in 1971 as a liberation front for Kent State’s...

Opinion: Letter to the editor

Joshua Moyer September 17, 2014

I have never penned a letter to the editor in my life. I seldom leave comments on news stories available online. But for once, I feel the need to express myself in a public medium.It’s time that we as...

Drag queens perform as part of an amateur drag show at the Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Amateur drag queens showcase talent

Anthony Didion September 11, 2014

PRIDE! Kent showed its colors by hosting its first open-contestant drag show Thursday night.Jamie, an amateur drag queen and Kent State student, won the show with her performance of "Float On" by Modest...

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