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After the May 4 Commemoration, protesters opposing Ohio Senate Bill 83 march from the student commons past Taylor Hall on May 4, 2023.

Protesters gather after May 4 Commemoration to condemn Senate Bill 83

Kayla Gleason, Reporter May 4, 2023

After the May 4 Commemoration Thursday, students against Ohio Senate Bill 83 held a protest in front of Oscar Ritchie Hall to advocate against measures they say will change higher education for the worse.   The...

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...

Students for a Democratic Society protest in front of Risman Plaza Tuesday. Lucas Fratianne led the group in chants.

SDS rallies to protect affirmative action

Kayla Gleason and Grace Springer February 21, 2023

Students for a Democratic Society protested against challenges to affirmative action brought to the Supreme Court Tuesday. SDS members said affirmative action is an important policy to promote diversity....

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 3, 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...

The Students for a Democratic Society marched from Taylor Hall to the K to protest the food service conditions for students dining and working on campus on Tuesday, October 5.

New meal plan adds flexibility after controversial year for campus dining

September 1, 2022

Following a year of protests over on-campus dining, Kent State students have a new meal plan option to choose from starting in the fall 2022 semester. For $2,448 a semester, the Flash 200 Block plan...

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 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...

Student organizations weigh hopes, fears for next presidential administration

KentWired Staff November 8, 2020

This election year is historic, with the country seemingly more divided now than it’s been since the Civil War. Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and Fox...

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