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Palestinians educate through activism

Joseph Langan March 4, 2018

What is it like to live under apartheid?Imagine rifling through papers at military checkpoints between where you live and where you work. Imagine tall fences with barbed wire severing your home from precious...

Stephen DAbreau

Opinion: Trump’s Tomahawks

Stephen D'Abreau April 12, 2017

Last Friday, the U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase that was reported to have been responsible for the prior chemical gas attacks against Syrian civilians, images of which...

Opinion: The world grieves for Syria

Nicholas Hunter April 8, 2017

Friday, President Donald Trump ordered and carried out a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield believed to be where a chemical weapons attack was launched from.The attack, which killed 84 people,...

An hour in Syria

Mckenzie Jean-Philippe February 21, 2017

Editor's note: This piece is a first-person account of our reporter's experience at the "Crisis in Syria Simulation" event Tuesday. For more complete event coverage, refer to Francesca Demming's piece...

Photo courtesy of Matt Baker Anthony Vander Horst, a sixth year criminology professor at Kent State University and co-owner of Dr. V & G’s Sauce shack, a hot sauce store in Kent, OH, Sep. 16, 2016.

Professor far from home, still close to war with Syrian roots

Rachel Duthie September 21, 2016

In 1976, a young Anthony Vander Horst was helping his aunt and uncle at his grandfather's orphanage in Syria when a missile came through a window, just three floors below him.Astonishingly, it didn't explode."We...

Niagara Foundation director explains the truth behind refugees camps

Itzzy Leon February 11, 2016

A Kent State graduate who works with Syrian refugees said the refugees camps are “like concentration camps.”“I’m sorry to put it that way but they are,” said Murat Gurer, executive director of...

Guest column: We shouldn’t slam the door to refugees

Alex Delaney-Gesing November 18, 2015

Since the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 18, 26 Republican governors in the United States issued statements of their refusal to allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states. The reasoning? In the name...

Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Cleveland on Monday

FlashCast – November 17, 2015

Portia Booker, Kristen Anzuini, TV2 November 17, 2015

TV2's Portia Booker and Kristen Anzuini discuss presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to Cleveland on Monday and the country's growing disapproval of Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. seeking asylumContact...

Students gather to #prayforSyria on Risman Plaza

Kelly Powell October 16, 2015

It’s not every night that students stand outside of the student center, holding candles in the rain and standing in a circle.That, however, was exactly the case as students from six campus ministries...

Matt Poe

Opinion: Obama and Putin’s UN meeting another misstep

Matt Poe September 29, 2015

The most hostile relationship today does not come from the tabloids or your favorite reality television show. Rather, it features a pair of presidents and countries who cannot play nice with one another...

Our view: Stop the hate

KS Editors November 30, 2014

Killed, injured, hurt, as well as protest, riot and rebels are words in headlines that have unfortunately been in the news more recently. Within the last week, people around the U.S. have taken to the...

Muslims make sacrifices during Eid al-Adha

Haley Keding October 9, 2014

Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, began Saturday and encourages Muslims to deny themselves and generously give to others.Generosity comes in many forms, and for Eid, Muslims choose to sacrifice...

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