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Early voting in Ohio: What you need to know to cast a ballot

Maria McGinnis Features editor October 31, 2020

With Election Day less than a week away, time is ticking for voters to carry out their voting plans and make sure their ballots are cast correctly and on time.Registered Ohioans have three options to cast...

OPINION: Trump doubles back on his double standard

Jarett Theberge Guest columnist November 20, 2019

President Donald Trump may have done the right thing by not knowing. Seriously. On Sunday, it was announced that Trump was backing off of the flavored vape ban he proposed in September. An anonymous senior...

Marino teaches feature writing and business of publishing. 

JMC Professor Jacqueline Marino wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 10, 2019

When journalism professor Jacqueline Marino spent the semester as part of Kent State’s Washington Program in National Issues, she knew she was meant to be a journalist. Marino teaches in the School...

OPINION: Impeachment is back — what’s next?

Jarett Theberge Photographer October 2, 2019

It started with a phone call.The Washington Post reported that on July 25, 2019, President Donald Trump called the newly elected leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to congratulate him on the victory...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic and historic move that comes as the President faces outrage over reports that he pressured a foreign leader in an effort to target a political rival.

Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump

Originally Published: 24 SEP 19 08:43 ETUpdated: 24 SEP 19 17:15 ET    (CNN) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic...

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Who are guns protecting?

Shams Mustafa August 28, 2019

The two latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, changed my mind about what it means to own a gun. It seems that now no matter where I go, there is a chance that I can witness an active...

A file photo shows OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Vermont.

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma is in talks to settle thousands of suits that claim it fed a deadly national drug epidemic

Updated: 28 AUG 19 07:54 ET    (CNN) -- Purdue Pharma is involved in talks to settle thousands of federal and state lawsuits that accuse it of fueling the nation's opioid epidemic, the company confirmed...

Firestone High School Principal Larry Johnson and President Beverly Warren listen to David James, the superintendent of Akron Public Schools, speak at a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, which announced a partnership geared toward experiential learning. 

Kent State unveils partnership with Akron Public Schools to strengthen innovation, design thinking

Valerie Royzman and Laina Yost February 21, 2018

Akron Public high school students’ learning will soon expand beyond the classroom, allowing them to engage in opportunities targeted toward their college careers through a partnership with Kent State...

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REVIEW: ‘The Post’ is a gem in current political climate

Maria McGinnis January 20, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s latest project, “The Post,” is a captivating, accurate depiction of a major event in journalism that shaped the powers of the press to this very day.This suspenseful drama follows...

Amanda Paniagua is a graduate art history major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Minoritized, not a minority

Amanda Anastasia Paniagua September 20, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old teenager who was arrested after teachers at his Texas school mistook his home built clock for a bomb has made recent headlines. The use of certain terms to describe Ahmed...

Jennifer Hutchinson is a sophomore political science major. Contact her at

Opinion: We want it, he wants to veto it

Jennifer Hutchinson January 19, 2015

A new Senate majority called for more bipartisan efforts in the coming years. One such effort is the Keystone XL Pipeline.This $7.6 billion pipeline would not only be a great job creator for the United...

Our View: Praising those who open up government by whatever means necessary

DKS Editors April 15, 2014

Last year at this time, what did you know about what the government knew about you?The careful balance between bolstering national security and maintaining the liberties of individual privacy are now commonplace...

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