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Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Francesca Malinky, Reporter January 23, 2023

Two Iranian students are trying to bring awareness and gain support with a Free Iran protest happening Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Risman Plaza. This protest is to gain support in order to demand...

Kent State honors veterans with Veteran’s Day commemoration

November 10, 2022

The Division of Student Affairs held their annual Veteran's Day commemoration on Risman Plaza on November 10, 2022. The event featured the ROTC,  for the posting of colors, Emcee Maureen Mcfarland, a...

Senior digital media production major Andrew Suttman debates Seth Drayer, the vice president of Created Equal. The nonprofit organization held an anti-abortion protest today on the K at Risman Plaza.

Anti-abortion group tries to persuade students at protest on the K

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter April 8, 2022

Dozens of students gathered on the K at Risman Plaza Thursday in opposition to protesters from the anti-abortion non-profit organization Created Equal. The Columbus based group displayed large, graphic...

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...

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.

SDS leads protest for higher student worker wages, improved dining options

Alton Northup Reporter Sophia Lucente Reporter, Photographer October 7, 2021

Kent State students and employees continued to air their grievances surrounding dining services on Tuesday, this time in the form of a protest organized by Students for a Democratic Society. The protest...

The annual Rainbow Run will begin October 13th at 7 p.m. at the Risman Plaza.

LGBTQ+ Center to host sixth annual Rainbow Run Friday

Serena Shortridge October 2, 2021

The Rainbow Run 5K is set to take place this Friday at 7 p.m. in Risman Plaza. All event proceeds go toward the LGBTQ Emergency Fund. Participation is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. Participants...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

Kent State recognizes Juneteenth National Independence Day

Raygene English Reporter June 18, 2021

Most university offices will be closed and classes will not meet Monday, June 21, in honor of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email statement. The...

Lines of students extended near Risman Dr. on Kent State’s campus. Photo by Mason Lawlor.

Kent State holds open COVID-19 testing Sunday before uncertain Thanksgiving holiday

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 16, 2020

Kent State University hosted free, on-site COVID-19 testing on Sunday in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Both students and local residents waited hours to get tested, with lines stretching from the university’s...

Kent State attempts to stifle any post-election negativity

Ben Vrobel Administration reporter November 9, 2020

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, many students at Kent State made it publicly known they were disappointed by the president-elect, Donald Trump. This year, Kent State’s administration is trying...

Krystin and Adam Fletcher after getting engaged at Kiss on the K in 2016. 

Kent State couples honored with Kiss on the K, the “wildest homecoming tradition”

Ben Vrobel Administration reporter October 11, 2020

The once-called “wildest homecoming tradition” resurfaced Thursday as couples who met at Kent State celebrated how the university brought them together.The tradition started when the K on Risman Plaza...

A protestor holds up a sign on Risman Plaza on Jan. 25, 2020. The protest was peaceful and put together by Students for a Democratic Society.

Protest turns to lesson on Iran, Middle East conflict

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 25, 2020

For the Global Day of Protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) participated in the No War on Iran protest, starting on Risman Plaza. “Some groups have organized a global day protest and it’s...

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