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Director of Political Affairs and Grievances for B.U.S. Gabrielle Blake paints the rock Monday, Aug. 31. 

‘White Lives Matter’ painted on front campus’ rock; students and university react

Troy Pierson Reporter September 2, 2020

When the words “White Lives Matter” were painted on Kent State’s front-campus rock Aug. 28, Marteashia Thompson, president of Voices of Color, described them as “a direct threat to the Black students...

Amoaba Gooden Zoom

Screenshot from Zoom June 9, 2020

Amoaba Gooden, the Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion helped lead and discuss the different questions provided throughout the town hall via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 

Ty Sugick

Opinion: Samaria Rice fit for keynote address

Ty Sugick May 3, 2016

Kent State and the May 4th Task Force notified the general public last week that Samaria Rice, the mother of the late Tamir Rice, would be this year's keynote speaker.Soon after the announcement of the...

Matt Poe

Opinion: A few thoughts on May 4

Matt Poe May 3, 2016

The date of May 4 holds no significance to most people. Aside from birthdays, anniversaries and Star Wars geeks who love to proclaim “May the fourth be with you” to one another, the day is just another...

President Beverly Warren talks to students in the TV2 Studio after an interview with Kent State Student Media on Friday, April 29, 2016.

President Warren: ‘I’ll be at graduation’

Ian Flickinger and Ian Klein April 29, 2016

TV2 News: President Warren Interview from on Vimeo.Kent State President Beverly Warren returned for a final interview just three weeks after announcing she had been diagnosed with breast...

Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference in Cleveland. 

Mother of Tamir Rice to serve as keynote speaker for May 4 events

Anthony Calvaruso April 26, 2016

Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, will be the keynote speaker for Kent State's 2016 May 4 commemoration. “Black Lives Matter: Long Live the Memory of Kent State and Jackson State" will be the theme...

With Rice, university demonstrates to inclusion

Kent Stater Editorial Board April 26, 2016

On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen killed four students Bill Schroeder, Sandy Scheuer, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller and wounded nine others at Kent State amid protests of the U.S. invasion...

Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

John Seewer, Associated Press December 2, 2015

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according...

Cleveland officials respond to Tamir Rice tragedy

Julie Selby March 3, 2015

Cleveland officials respond to Tamir Rice tragedy from on Vimeo.

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Ceasefire: A Serious discussion on gun control chaos

Mike Richards March 2, 2015

There’s enough gun violence about the nation that you could sell it as a Quentin Tarantino film. Though, the difference between this and “Django” getting some well-deserved justice, is that in itself....

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...

Our view: The Public and Police: A Question of Trust

KS Editors November 23, 2014

A 12-year-old Cleveland boy was shot by a police officer Saturday afternoon. From the information presented in the media, officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving a tip about a boy allegedly...

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