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Kent Wired

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him atrpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: USG needs to improve transparency and student relations

Ray Paoletta March 31, 2015

Does anyone know what Kent State Undergraduate Student Government does? Do students feel that USG betters their college experience? I did not know the functions of USG either. I researched Kent State’s...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him atrpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Ohio House Bill 118 aims to reduce college costs

Ray Paoletta March 18, 2015

Many politicians in the Ohio General Assembly seem to talk a good talk about taking action to fight the problem of college affordability, but few seem to take any real action to support Ohio’s college...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him atrpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Students Should Protest to Help Themselves

Ray Paoletta March 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11, the Ohio Student Association teamed up with the Ohio Students Against Sweat Shops, the Kent Socialist Collective Group, and the Kent State College Democrats to confront University...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Jeb Bush rising, at the cost of Chris Christie

Ray Paoletta March 5, 2015

After Chris Christie’s landslide reelection victory, he was all the talk about being nominated for the Republican Party in 2016.Today, the energy around Christie has tapered off and talk about a 2016...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Kasich school critics should hold their criticisms

Ray Paoletta February 19, 2015

Many Ohio teachers do not seem to like Governor John Kasich, and their quick jump to criticize the governor’s recent school funding plan is further evidence they will not give the governor a chance.I...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Congressional Approval Sought to Expand Fight against ISIS

Ray Paoletta February 12, 2015

The Islamic State terrorist group ISIS seems to grow more violent every day. Despite United States air strikes on the group, the group has not ended the violence they cause in the Middle East. As a continued...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Ohio’s outlook is strong

Ray Paoletta January 29, 2015

Four years ago, Ohio’s unemployment rate sat at 9.3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, that number has dropped to 4.8 percent, while the national average unemployment rate...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Governor Kasich pushes for a balanced budget amendment

Ray Paoletta January 22, 2015

According to the US national debt clock website, the United States’ national debt is more than $18 trillion and rising. The federal budget has not produced a surplus since 2001, and since 1970, there...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent State. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Kraft brings bacon to Coshocton

Ray Paoletta November 17, 2014

By next year, Coshocton, Ohio, will be the sole producer of Kraft Food’s bacon. This is big news for an area that already produced about two-thirds of Kraft’s bacon. As a result, 300 new jobs will...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent State. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: A Republican majority

Ray Paoletta November 9, 2014

On Nov. 4, the Republican party won enough seats in the U.S. Senate to hold a majority in both houses of Congress. Victories were big for the GOP with senate contests in Georgia, Kentucky and Kansas with...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Get educated before you vote

Ray Paoletta October 30, 2014

Whenever there is a major election, college campuses become flooded with groups trying to “get out the vote.” These organizations bring celebrities, models and party buses to campus to take students...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: Community Bill of Rights would hurt Kent

Ray Paoletta October 22, 2014

On Nov. 4, Kent voters will have the opportunity to vote for Issue 21, also known as the Community Bill of Rights. Advocacy groups claim that this issue is a pro-environment issue that saves the city of...

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