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The hills are alive with the sound of Gaga

Megan Brown February 24, 2015

Only a few performances caught my eye at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. After host Neil Patrick Harris’ great, theatrical opening featuring Anna Kendrick and Jack Black, the majority of the performances...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: And the Oscar goes to…

Mike Richards January 20, 2015

In what has become a rather touchy subject in the world of Hollywood, The Academy Award nominations were revealed last Thursday.To the dismay of most, it became immediately and shockingly apparent that...

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‘Selma’ gains success as dramatic biopic, despite criticisms

Bruce Walton January 19, 2015

“Selma,” the historically dramatic film of the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement of the 1960s, has been receiving almost constant attention since its national release...

Civil Rights leader Julian Bond is a chairman emeritus for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Photo courtesy of Kent State University.

KW Exclusive: Julian Bond talks civil rights, black leadership

Bruce Walton January 19, 2015

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former congressman, who also walked with and was taught by Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement in the ‘60s, will visit Kent State Thursday, January...

Opinion: ‘Selma’ fitting tribute on Martin Luther King Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a new movie couldn't be more appropriate."Selma" is an effective recreation of the politics behind King's nonviolent movement, as well as the toll King's mission took...

Amanda Paniagua is a graduate art history major. Contact her at

Opinion: ‘Selma’ reminds us Black Lives Matter

Amanda Paniagua January 19, 2015

The chronicle surrounding Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights in the Deep South was released nationwide earlier this month. The film couldn’t have come at a more appropriate...

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