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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Do it for the Culture

‘I do It for the culture, but you can see I never do it for the culture vultures’: the USG Do It For The Culture event

Brianna Camp reporter February 15, 2021

Despite the challenges of the past year and their continued presence, Undergraduate Student Government’s Director of Programming Jhariah Wadkins and his friends DJ Smillz and Ramone Hardy have put...

OPINION: “Where’s Todd?” reveals students’ dissatisfaction with university’s handling of threats to their lives

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter October 5, 2020

Last semester I conducted an interview with a May 4 survivor that chilled me.I had gone into the interview naïve, hoping to hear about healing and forgiveness. Instead, what I heard was disbelief, disgust...

Valentine’s Day Showcase to shake up the Kiva

Arianna Carleton February 7, 2019

The 6th Annual Golden Reflections Valentine’s Day Showcase will take place on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Kiva. The dance group and eight students will perform during this year’s showcase.Janele Lysath,...

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd preform at the M.A.C. Center as a part of FlashFest on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Rae Sremmurd concludes 4/20 with students during FlashFest

Payton Moore April 20, 2017

With every cloudy puff of marijuana smoke emanating from the crowd Thursday, another Kent State student ran, skipped and danced into the Rae Sremmurd and Sammy Adams show at the M.A.C. Center.The latest...

Rae Sremmurd performs at FlashFest in the M.A.C. Center on April 23, 2015. FlashFest is hosted annually by Undergraduate Student Government.

Rae Sremmurd doubles pay for second FlashFest appearance

Benjamin VanHoose April 19, 2017

Rae Sremmurd returns to campus for Thursday's FlashFest, this time with a more expensive price tag.The Undergraduate Student Government will pay the rapping duo $110,000 to headline the annual concert....

Kent States Golden Reflections dance squad performs during its 4th annual Valentines show in the Kiva on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. 

Golden Reflections dance team hosts annual Valentine’s show

Quaylyn Hairston February 10, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just several days away, Kent State's Golden Reflections, an on-campus dance team known for its sexy performances, held its 4th Annual Valentine’s Day showcase Thursday night...

Zac Thomas

Students find lyrical outlets as aspiring rappers

Erin Zaranec January 19, 2017

“In the best of ways / we ain’t even seen the best of days / that’s why I pray, that’s why I’m rappin’ like a holiday / that’s probably why I got so much to say.”As mentioned in the lyrics...

Hamilton’s hip-hop revolution

John Hess January 24, 2016

Friends are understandably skeptical when I suggest they check out Hamilton, the new hip-hop musical based on the life of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. However, Hamilton has been pleasantly...

Neville Hardman

Opinion: Celebrating 15 years of controversy

Neville Hardman November 11, 2014

Rap meets a capella in Eminem’s latest music drop, Shady Cxvpher. The 18-minute video features Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf, who accompany the rap star to promote his upcoming album, Shady XV. The new...

Chance the Rapper comes to Kent State by popular demand

Brittany Rees October 21, 2014

When the Undergraduate Student Government surveyed students last spring to see who they wanted to perform on campus, USG Programming Director Kevin Otubu was surprised to find he barely recognized the...

Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

Associated Press August 25, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon...

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