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With a microphone in hand, Kent State junior Christian Heller speaks to a gathered audience about womens rights during the SDS speak-out March 8, 2023.

SDS successfully campaigns for Plan B to become available on campus

Savana Capp and Leah Shepard May 6, 2023

Starting in the fall semester of 2023, a generic version of Plan B will be sold in the Eastway market, along with other over the counter drugs, due to an initiative of Kent Students for a Democratic Society...

Dee McCall speaks to Students for a Democratic Society  about the importance of community activism at Kent State May 1, 2023.

Akron-area activists speak about “Justice for Jayland” movement at Kent State

Erin Sullivan, Reporter May 2, 2023

Akron-area activists discussed the Justice for Jayland movement and organized demonstrations in response to alleged crimes committed by members of law enforcement at a Students for a Democratic Society...

SDS continues to advocate for emergency contraceptive vending machines

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter March 16, 2023

A new vending machine would be the first of its kind in Ohio. It does not sell chips or drinks, but emergency contraceptives. The proposed machine would be at Miami University. A Miami University spokesperson...

Led by SDS members, the attendees gathered for the speak out march down the Esplanade March 8, 2023.

SDS celebrates International Women’s Day with ‘Speak out on the K’

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter March 8, 2023

Students from Kent State Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) celebrated International Women’s Day with a speak out on the K. Maya Niesz-Kutsch, senior and co-chair of SDS, began the event by giving...

Members of SDS march for justice in memory of Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson and Manny Paez on Feb. 3, 2023.

Justice for Stolen Lives Protest connects with Kent’s historical activism

Francesca Malinky, Reporter February 4, 2023

Students for a Democratic Society connected with Kent State’s historical activism with a march protesting police brutality. The protest was to show solidarity with the families of the recent deaths of...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SDS demands accessible emergency contraception

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SDS demands accessible emergency contraception

Students for a Democratic Society November 4, 2022

On the morning of June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, undoing nearly 50 years of precedent. Three days later, Kent State President Todd Diacon issued a statement on the decision to...

Senior sociology major Fionna Fisher (left) and sophomore political science major Christian Heller (right) lead chants and informed listeners of their stance on Roe v. Wade at Risman Plaza on Aug. 28, 2022.

Kent State’s SDS protests in support of reproductive rights

Grace Springer, Staff Reporter August 28, 2022

“We are living under the tyrannical rule of those nine unelected, unaccountable dictators.” Shouting with a red banner in hand, Kent State’s Students for a Democratic Society led protestors across...

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...

SDS, Kent community protest Roe v. Wade overturning

Ty Kohler and Colleen Burns June 24, 2022

“Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate.” “Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go.” “Two, four, six, eight, you can’t make women procreate.” These were...

The  Students for a Democratic Society led a protest and march for justice for pro-choice rights on Thursday, May 5.

More than 200 students march for abortion rights amid possible overturn of Roe v. Wade

Joyleah Odom and Alton Northup, Reporters May 6, 2022

More than 200 students marched across campus Thursday advocating for abortion rights in response to a leaked draft opinion that signaled the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the...

The Tent City panel on Sunday talked about what it was like living on Blanket Hill during the protest. Pictured, top from left to right: Bryce Schlenker, Chic Canfora, Hope Brustein. Bottom, left to right: Ken Hammond, Mark Webster.

May 4 anniversary sparks discussions on Tent City protests

Blake Westover Reporter May 3, 2021

Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May...

Calendar showing all of SDS’s scheduled events for the May 4 weekend. 

SDS plans May 4 events throughout weekend

Blake Westover Reporter April 30, 2021

The fifty-first anniversary of the May 4 shootings is the second anniversary to be held virtually during the pandemic whereas, in previous years, the events were held in person which featured a candlelight...

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