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Campus Views: Black minds matter

Campus Views: Black minds matter

Kia Render, Guest Columnist February 28, 2023

The most pressing issues in the Black community are the disparity in mental health resources, cultural stigmas and the lack of Black psychiatric health professionals. While I would argue that Gen Z has...

Students gather to socialize and make candy grams for Valentine’s Day Feb. 10, 2020.

Active Minds hosts self love event for Valentine’s Day

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 11, 2020

Kent State’s Active Minds chapter advocated for mental health support and self-love for the holiday at their Valentine’s Day event Monday.Active Minds is an organization that helps to destigmatize...

Senior fashion merchandising major Tyshaia Earnest packs period products into care packages for those in need at the Period Packing Party on Tues., Jan. 28. Earnest organized the event, provided supplies for the packages and snacks for volunteers. 

Period Packing Party guests break stigmas, assemble care packages for less fortunate

Holly Liptak Reporter January 29, 2020

The Campus Pointe clubhouse was alive with the crinkle of menstrual pads and the sound of Beyoncé’s “Run the World” as attendees assembled more than 100 menstrual care packages for the less fortunate...

FSL aims to change stigma in Greek life

Kent State Fraternity and Sorority Life has made attempts in recent years to distance themselves from the stigma often related to Greek life.Kent State recently made the decision to no longer call FSL...

Brandon Bounds headshot

Hiding behind a smile

Brandon Bounds July 5, 2018

*Editor’s note: This story was previously told on Brandon's personal Medium page in May 2018. He describes his scenario as accurately as possible. Therefore, graphic language is used in the story.This...

Sex weeks delves into STI education at STIgma event

Audrianna Modon October 25, 2017

The STIgma: The truth about sexually transmitted infections event held in the Tri-Towers Rotunda Tuesday addressed sexual education with a fun and humorous vibe. The free event provided about 40 attendees...

Kent State senior soccer player Madison Helterbran labels herself an advocate of mental health awareness because she feels it’s a big issue that often goes overlooked.

‘Stop the Stigma,’ athletes learn, told

Richie Muhall May 4, 2016

The hashtags are not the ones usually associated with college sports: #ItsOKtoNOTbeOK, #StopTheStigma and #TakingMACtion.They serve as symbols of a major initiative at Kent State, in the Mid-American Conference...

Lucas Misera

Breaking the stigma

Lucas Misera January 31, 2016

Last week, CanaBell Let’s Talk, a multi-year charity program dedicated to mental health, ran its annual promotion to raise money for mental health awareness. By donating five cents every time a call,...

Philosophy department stresses program’s values

Aaron Corpora February 11, 2015

Kent State professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are working to end the stigma that a degree in philosophy is no longer of its once-practical value. Deborah Barnbaum, an academic chair in the...

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