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Kent State community gets ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Dennis Farahani, TV2 Reporter September 12, 2023

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and the Kent State community is getting ready to get the celebration started. Different organizations, like SALSA are getting ready for different events this month....

Several streets are blocked by law enforcement on campus due to the turnout of protesters at a pro-abortion rights march at Kent State June 29.

Hundreds of students, community members protest Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

June 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Some images contain language that may offend viewers. Story by Colleen Burns; Photos by Colleen Burns and Sophia Lucente A crowd of hundreds of students and community members made...

A Kent State student dances with the Mexican flag during the Latin Prom.

SALSA brings back Latin prom to celebrate community and diversity 

Jesse Khalil, Reporter April 25, 2022
Latin prom is a newer tradition in SALSA’s thirty-year history, said SALSA President Miranda Sepulveda. The event was created to offer a cultural rendition of a classic American prom and bring the community together to celebrate and connect with Hispanic culture. 

A celebration of community and culture: SALSA invites students and alumni to join in the power of dance

Jesse Khalil , Reporter February 25, 2022

The upbeat music and string of laughter made it hard for Spanish and Latino Student Association members to resist mirroring the dance moves of former SALSA Presidents Victor Benton and Ricky Ortega. The...

SALSA members take a group photo at the annual Flag Day meeting, representing the various countries of Latin America 

SALSA on the rise at Kent State

Jesse Khalil Reporter February 8, 2022

Kent State’s Spanish and Latino Student Association is welcoming new members to spread the word about its mission. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, SALSA board members tried to keep community...

Brothers Quinn McGuire (left), Daymond Williamson (middle) and Calil Cage  (right) of Phi Beta Sigma at a community service event.

Kent’s multicultural organizations forced to maneuver like never before

Chris Bright Reporter February 15, 2021

Finding a diverse group that represents some of many different backgrounds that attend Kent State can be troubling for students. Factor in a global pandemic and it becomes nearly impossible for these students...

The empty stage of the first US Presidential debate is seen as workers complete the final touches on September 29,2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. - Tuesdays clash in Cleveland, Ohio, the first of three 90-minute debates, represents the first time voters will have the chance to see the candidates facing off against one another directly.

Trump says he won’t participate in next debate after commission announces it will be virtual

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will not participate in the second presidential debate with Joe Biden after the Commission on Presidential Debates said the event will be held...

NCAA announces start date to Division I basketball season

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 20, 2020

Kent State basketball will return this fall for the first time since the cancellation of the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament due to the initial spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.The NCAA Division...

The Kent State rock on front campus was painted again Tuesday morning with the words ITS OK BE NICE! The new words covered ITS OK TO BE WHITE, which was painted overnight. 

Kent State rock painted several more times; students harassed while painting

Nathan Mehring Chris Ramos September 8, 2020

Kent State’s front-campus rock has been re-painted several times since it was painted with the message “Blacks have no home here” on Monday, Sep. 7.The message was originally replaced with “Hate...

Cristobals remnants are providing a very moist environment for these storms to thrive.

Cristobal will move into Canada as widespread severe storms impact the Great Lakes region

CNN June 10, 2020

(CNN) -- What's left of Cristobal has survived its long trek up the Mississippi River Valley, causing widespread flooding. Now, Cristobal is heading into Canada as an extra-tropical storm, bringing widespread...

A screenshot of the introduction of the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados on May 7, 2020. 

Student Multicultural Center celebrates graduates with virtual pre-commencement ceremony

The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday. “Usually with Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración...

Delta sorority holds cultural fair

Brianna Canada January 29, 2020

Students gathered Friday to learn about the Kent African Student Association (KASA), the Spanish And Latino Student Association (SALSA), the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. The event, organized by the Delta...

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