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Dealing with the balance between religion and love is delicate, but one that can be accomplished if worked thorough properly.

Navigating love beyond beliefs: Inter-religious couples redefine relationships

Luke Gehm, Reporter February 14, 2024

In college campuses across the country, a shift occurs as students navigate the unknowns of inter-religious relationships. These relationships, built on open communication, respect and love, are breaking...

A European church Doherty stumbled upon while traveling through Europe.

OPINION: The mass delusion of American Christian oppression

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer September 7, 2023

Christians were — and are — persecuted. In 2022, numbers collected by Open Doors revealed that 1 in 7 Christians face high levels of persecution. That adds up to over 360 million, which is the highest...

Easter bunny begone: significance of Christian holy season

Alyse Riffer, Reporter April 9, 2023

When the season of Lent ends, Christians will celebrate the resurrection of their savior during the eight-week season of Easter. The season ends with Pentecost, which marks the creation of the Christian...

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...

OPINION: Waving symbols of safety on Kent State’s campus

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer April 8, 2021

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about freedom of speech on Kent State’s campus. She was expressing anger with campus for — in her opinion — only supporting the liberal agenda.The example...

Rabbi Michael Ross speaks at a Shabbat service, hosted by the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship, on March 12. 

Hillel stays virtual as other religious groups begin meeting in person

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 28, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part three can be found here. The day before Hillel...

Brennan poses with Anne Lamotts author photo on the back of a copy of Bird by Bird.

OPINION: Leave politics out of this? No thanks.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

I didn’t used to be a political person. Ten years ago, as an undergraduate in college, I idolized the author Anne Lamott for her writing about spirituality. I bristled, however, any time she veered...

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. 

Biden says Trump left him a ‘very generous letter’ before departing White House

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump left him a "very generous letter" before departing the White House.Biden, speaking from the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office...

Kent State’s Muslim, Sikh organizations hold first joint meeting

Cole King March 2, 2019

Members of Kent State’s Muslim and Sikh student organizations discussed their experiences practicing their religions in the United States in their first ever joint meeting Monday, Feb. 25.About 20 total...

A visual breakdown of 99 student responses about their personal religious beliefs, surveyed across two Spring 2019 sections of Prof. Larry Terkels World Religions classes. 

Religious beliefs decreasing among younger generations, Kent State Students

Cole King February 27, 2019

Kent State students and the Gen Z/Millennial generations overall are showing that the most prominent religion is not having a religion at all.In the 2014 Religious Landscape Study of over 35,000 Americans...

Kent Sate running back Will Matthews (center right) leads a short prayer just after the national anthem to start off their game versus Buffalo on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Kent State football continues team prayer

Arkayla Tenney-Howard September 30, 2017

The Kent State football team kneeled in a circle, hands on one another’s shoulders, heads bowed, as William Matthews, junior running back, led the team prayer.Before every game and after every practice,...

The Kent Stater Students gather in Bowman Hall Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 2015, before service.

A new kind of worship: millennials redefine religion

Rachel Duthie March 22, 2017

Jake Ball feels off about the idea of going to church on Sunday mornings.The freshman digital media production major regularly attended church with his grandparents when he was younger. When his grandmother...

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