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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


A picture posted to the public Kent State University 2024 Snapchat story. The campus rock was painted with a trans flag shortly after the Kent State College Republicans painted it.

‘It’s not about free speech’: Members of LGBTQ+ community speak out against anti-trans message (FUSION COLLAB)

Jillian Flack and Molly Hoffer April 18, 2023

This article is in collaboration with Fusion Magazine.  “What Is a Woman?” That was the question painted on the large rock located at the front of campus March 20. It is also the name of...

Fabio Polanco is a associate professor in the School of Theatre and Dance and co-chair of the CARE committee. 

Kent State CARE committee members share insights on new Anti-Racism and Equity Institute

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

The Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity committee is a “permanent standing committee” within the School of Theatre and Dance, according to its website. The website states that the committee was created...

KSU President Todd Diacon shared the news of $1 million in support of the Anti-Racism Task Force’s recommendations.

Kent State devotes $1 million to support recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Chris Bright Reporter April 20, 2021

Following the racist vandalism on campus, Kent State’s Anti-Racism Task Force discussed the recommendations its subcommittees have created in response to the needs of diverse groups on the university’s...

The Board of Trustees approved the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute in a Zoom meeting Wednesday. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the proposal at the Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee meeting March 4.

Board of Trustees approves Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, amid the racial climate

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 10, 2021

The university’s plan to establish diversity will be the new focus of an institution approved by the Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting Wednesday.The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will host faculty,...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – This Roman Reigns is what WWE needs

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 1, 2020

At the 2012 Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV), in the main event between then-champion CM Punk, John Cena and Ryback for the WWE Championship, three men appeared in vests and beat the hell out of the...

Rampage movie review

REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ packs in action but leaves little with plot

Alex Novak April 14, 2018

Spring is upon us, and the first action movie of the warmer months is Dwayne Johnson’s latest leading film "Rampage."Along with starring roles by Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and even appearances...

Students gather to support SALSA (Spanish and Latino Student Association) in protest against last weekends discriminatory chants during the Homecoming parade, on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

SALSA paints the Rock following alleged discriminatory chants

Cameron Gorman October 6, 2016

SALSA holds meeting to discuss discriminatory chants from on Vimeo.The Rock on Kent State's front campus was surrounded Thursday night by people holding hands in a display of solidarity for...

Photo courtesy of Heather White

The Rock: Kent’s Self-Portrait

Cameron Gorman February 21, 2016

The Rock standing on the lawn of front campus has been compared to many things: a mood ring, a multicolored boulder, even a canvas. The seasons around it may change, but the rock itself remains the same.Passed...

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