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LGBTQ flag hanging from a porch.

Gender inclusion efforts continue across campus

Serena Shortridge Reporter October 2, 2021

Kent State received recognition for being one of the most LGBTQ-Friendly campuses in the nation according to Campus Pride amid efforts to be more gender inclusive, offering resources like diversity training...

Patriot Guard rider and U.S. Navy veteran Ron Connally, center, of Oak Harbor, holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton, Wash. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)

How to help, volunteer and honor 9/11 victims through public service

(CNN) -- Twenty years ago, terrorists seized control of four airliners, killed 2,977 people and shook the national conscience of the United States. But the attacks of 9/11 also aroused a sense of patriotism,...

Students at Save Lives chalk walk. (From right to left) Maura Reali, SMFHS student; McKenna Dunn, SMFHS student; Gabriel Goding, Kent State psychology major; Madi Dunn, SMFHS student; and Rheagan Gabanyie, SMFHS student.

Downtown Kent gets covered in chalk for Students Save Lives chalk walk

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 25, 2021

Colorful pictures and powerful messages found themselves all over the sidewalk in Downtown Kent Sunday morning to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Beginning at 9 a.m., Julia Hallgren, a local high...

Poster for suicide prevention, reading, “Students can save lives.”

Local high school senior starts Students Save Lives chalk walk

Brynne Mann Reporter April 22, 2021

A local high school senior, Julia Hallgren, hosts the first Students Save Lives chalk walk this Sunday to help raise awareness for suicide prevention. The in-person chalk walk was created by Hallgren...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why.

Danger in fiction: How Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ raised alarms with a single scene

Benjamin VanHoose May 9, 2017

Normally, this is where a spoiler alert would be, but that type of warning would imply that the reader should watch the show at hand.Some professionals in Kent would urge otherwise when it comes to one...


Student organization provides support to those battling depression

Madeline Crandall May 2, 2017

Nationally, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) was founded in 2006 after Jamie Tworkowski shared the story of a friend in need. By telling his friend’s story of addiction through a blog, he created...

13 Reasons Why (2017)

REVIEW: ’13 Reasons Why’ is unflinching look at complex relationships (SPOILERS)

Michael Nied April 12, 2017

(The following recap contains spoilers for season one of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why.")What would you do if you received a message from beyond the grave? What if that message implied you were somehow responsible...

Reddit launches Upvoted, a stand-alone site for original content

Online community Reddit on Tuesday launched Upvoted, a stand-alone website to house original content inspired by or related to posts from the expansive online forum.In a post published to Upvoted, Reddit...

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Opinion: Never be ashamed of your depression

Bruce Walton April 22, 2015

Depending on how well you may know me, you might be surprised that I suffer from mild depression. It comes and goes: Sometimes it’s as short as half a day, but sometimes it stretches into weeks or months...

Jimmy Miller is the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Guest column: Advocating more discussion around suicide

Jimmy Miller April 19, 2015

I'm not known for how seriously I approach things in life. In fact, I'm usually the one to crack a joke in the middle of a sad scene at the movies or offer a one-liner when approached by someone in absolute...

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