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A graduate is given their stole at this years Karamu Ya Wahitimu pre-commencement ceremony on May 10, 2023.

Karamu Ya Wahitimu celebrates multicultural graduates

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2023

The tent on Manchester field echoed with the cheers of proud families and friends during the Karamu Ya Wahitimu Celebración de los Graduados Wednesday.  Students danced, smiled and cried as they commenced...

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...

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

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...

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...

Amauri Williams (left), a senior fashion merchandising major, samples food from the Hispanic Heritage Event on the 2nd floor of the Kent State Student Center. Sept. 25, 2019

FAB hosts Hispanic Heritage month event

Terry Lee III Diversity reporter September 25, 2019

This year’s Spanish and Latinx Heritage Month kickoff included a raffle for a Chipotle gift card, a taco bar and a surprise visit from 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.The event hosted by...

Threads flyer event. 

SALSA celebrates Latino culture

Alissa Reyes April 26, 2018

Students joined SALSA to celebrate the Latino culture Monday.The Spanish and Latino Student Association held their annual Latino Festival in the Ballroom of the Student Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.During...

Unity in Diversity event encourages discussion of world events

Devon Recktenwald October 25, 2017

Students celebrated diversity with music, food and discussion at the Unity in Diversity event, hosted by a coalition of student organizations Tuesday in Oscar Ritchie Hall.Students for Justice in Palestine...

Melissa Perez, junior nursing major, writes “Proud to be Dominican” in chalk on Risman Plaza during SALSAs “Proud to be_____” chalking event on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

‘I am Proud to Be’ honors student diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month

Eden Kraus September 18, 2017

"I am Proud to Be," an event held by the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) Monday on Risman Plaza, encouraged students to celebrate their differences and individuality.The event is a part...

SALSA Spring Games set for April 30

Aaron Corpora April 28, 2015

Kent State’s Spanish and Latino Student Association will host its first SALSA Spring Games to take advantage of warm weather and the outdoors.Members of SALSA, along with the Lambda Theta Nu sorority,...

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