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OPINION: America the gerontocracy: Why our government needs age limits

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer September 28, 2023

America resembles a gerontocracy, and some elderly politicians are still grasping onto power by the seat of their… wheelchairs. Oxford Languages defines a gerontocracy as “a state, society or group...

OPINION: The great Republican lie: their commitment to life

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer September 11, 2023

As a liberal, a lot of conservative politics seem very appealing at first glance. Skimming over Louisiana congressman Mike Johnson’s 7 Core Principles of Conservatism, the appeal is easy to see. Individual...

People attend a gun control protest in Chicago in 2018.

OPINION: Thoughts and prayers: the American gun violence epidemic

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer September 4, 2023

Three killed in Jacksonville, one killed at Chapel Hill, one killed in Choctaw, Oklahoma and seven injured in Boston.  When will we realize that thoughts and prayers are not enough to save lives? One...

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OPINION: Donald Trump’s Day of Reckoning

Jackson Small , Opinion Writer August 31, 2023

For the first time ever in American history, a former president has been indicted on criminal charges.  Donald Trump, the television star turned pseudo-politician, is facing 91 felony charges across...

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OPINION: American classrooms are a battlefield for the LGBTQ+ community

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer August 28, 2023

As LGBTQ+ students and staff across the country are returning to schools this year, they’re entering a harsh reality.  They aren’t safe from being who they are.  This year, there have been...

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Two KSU Professors play a lead role in ‘Growing Democracy’

Izzy Stewart Reporter June 22, 2021

Ashley Nickels and Casey Boyd-Swan not only spend their time educating Kent State students but have also created an educational project that reaches local and national populations. They launched The Growing...

Trevor Walton

A day in the life of a double major, USG senator, speech and debate president

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Trevor Walton is a freshman theatre studies performance and political science double major with a concentration in public policy. He takes five classes, rehearses two days a week and is an active member...

US President Joe Biden waits to speak during a visit to the Pentagon in Washington, DC, February 10, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

US officially rejoins the Paris climate accord

(CNN) -- The United States officially rejoined the landmark international accord to limit global warming known as the Paris Agreement on Friday.Hours after he was sworn-in on January 20, President Joe...


House Democrats’ stimulus check plan would exclude families earning more than $200,000

By Katie Lobosco, CNN February 9, 2021

(CNN) -- House Democrats have rejected a Republican proposal to significantly narrow eligibility for further stimulus payments and are moving forward with legislation that would provide $1,400 stimulus...

Gail Pavliga, member elect of the Ohio House of Representatives. She will represent Ohio House District 75.

Incoming Ohio state legislators talk about aid for universities

Bronwyn Wain Reporter December 14, 2020

For two incoming Ohio state legislators, an important task will be to address public universities and their financial well-being as they enter office in the middle of a pandemic.Rep. Gail Pavliga and Sen....

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