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Silent protestors taking a stand at the 53rd Annual Commemoration for May 4, 1970.

Students, faculty return to campus as Senate Bill 83 waits in House Committee

Kayla Gleason, Reporter August 19, 2023

Many Kent State students and faculty will be returning to campus this fall for the first time since Senate Bill 83, also titled the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, was passed by the Ohio Senate...

After the May 4 Commemoration, protesters opposing Ohio Senate Bill 83 march from the student commons past Taylor Hall on May 4, 2023.

Protesters gather after May 4 Commemoration to condemn Senate Bill 83

Kayla Gleason, Reporter May 4, 2023

After the May 4 Commemoration Thursday, students against Ohio Senate Bill 83 held a protest in front of Oscar Ritchie Hall to advocate against measures they say will change higher education for the worse.   The...

Attendees gathered for the Hold Kent State Republicans Accountable protest bear signs with social media messages pulled from College Republicans members social media accounts May 1, 2023.

Accountability, free speech protesters clash over actions of College Republicans

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter May 1, 2023

Editor's note: A quote from Emmett Geul was removed because it incorrectly stated the Kent State Students for a Democratic Society had a part in planning the protest against the College Republicans and created/distributed...

Dozens detained after a construction vehicle was set ablaze and bricks were thrown at the planned ‘Cop City’ police training site in Atlanta, authorities said

CNN– At least 35 people were detained after a construction vehicle was set on fire and rocks and bricks thrown at officers, authorities said, as violent protests continued Sunday at the sprawling site...

Students for a Democratic Society protest in front of Risman Plaza Tuesday. Lucas Fratianne led the group in chants.

SDS rallies to protect affirmative action

Kayla Gleason and Grace Springer February 21, 2023

Students for a Democratic Society protested against challenges to affirmative action brought to the Supreme Court Tuesday. SDS members said affirmative action is an important policy to promote diversity....

Freshmen Tracy Gavel and Maddie Touve cheer as preachers leave after hours of arguing with students on Risman Plaza.

Students protest anti-LGBTQ+ preachers on campus

Troy Pierson, General Assignment Editor September 10, 2022

A group of students gathered on campus Thursday afternoon to protest a pair of preachers that were spreading anti-LGBTQ+ messages outside the K on Risman Plaza. The protest group waved signs of positive...

The Students for a Democratic Society marched from Taylor Hall to the K to protest the food service conditions for students dining and working on campus on Tuesday, October 5.

New meal plan adds flexibility after controversial year for campus dining

September 1, 2022

Following a year of protests over on-campus dining, Kent State students have a new meal plan option to choose from starting in the fall 2022 semester. For $2,448 a semester, the Flash 200 Block plan...

Several streets are blocked by law enforcement on campus due to the turnout of protesters at a pro-abortion rights march at Kent State June 29.

Hundreds of students, community members protest Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

June 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Some images contain language that may offend viewers. Story by Colleen Burns; Photos by Colleen Burns and Sophia Lucente A crowd of hundreds of students and community members made...

SDS, Kent community protest Roe v. Wade overturning

Ty Kohler and Colleen Burns June 24, 2022

“Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate.” “Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go.” “Two, four, six, eight, you can’t make women procreate.” These were...

The  Students for a Democratic Society led a protest and march for justice for pro-choice rights on Thursday, May 5.

More than 200 students march for abortion rights amid possible overturn of Roe v. Wade

Joyleah Odom and Alton Northup, Reporters May 6, 2022

More than 200 students marched across campus Thursday advocating for abortion rights in response to a leaked draft opinion that signaled the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the...

Created Equal to host ‘controversial’ anti-abortion protest on Risman Plaza

Zaria Johnson, Editor-In-Chief April 7, 2022

The anti-abortion group Created Equal will be on Risman Plaza Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to display signage depicting “the gruesome reality of abortions,” and to “engage students in conversation...

KSU staff member’s second play, “Whitesville” opens March 31

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter March 26, 2022

Do you remember where you were on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was killed? Do you remember having conversations about race with friends and family? “Whitesville,” a play written by Eric Mansfield,...

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