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Pregnant students and their options

Faith Fistler, Reporter May 16, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article uses the experience of the writer’s mother, Johanna Fistler.  While other students were worried about turning in their projects on time and who they were crushing on...

Kent States 2022 Grand Marshals, former female student-athletes, ride with President Todd Diacon in the 2022 Homecoming Parade.

Title IX homecoming celebration: 50 years of opportunity for women’s athletics

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 5, 2022

At Saturday’s Title IX homecoming celebration, Kris Ewing and a group of fellow former women athletes realized something. Everyone had a Judy Devine story. Devine, a pioneer in women’s sports...

Students, community, alumni revel in blue and gold pride at 2022 homecoming parade

Grace Clarke, Reporter October 1, 2022

Showered in blue and gold, hundreds of students, family and alumni gathered along Main Street to celebrate over 100 years of tradition at the Kent State Homecoming Parade. The parade, which began at...

Kent States 1975 field hockey team poses with Coach Judy Devine, center back, in front of a homemade goal cage. Each athlete is wearing her own practice gear and holding hockey sticks that were borrowed from the physical education inventory.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

When Judy Devine came to Kent State in 1969, women’s athletics barely existed. There were no scholarships or varsity letters for women athletes. There were no paid coaching positions. There was no...

Judy Devine reflects on her first year as womens athletic director in an article from the June 3, 1976 Kent Stater.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read part one, click here. Title IX passed on June 23, 1972, but it did not bring immediate change.   Judy Devine, who had earned her masters in health and physical education, was the university’s...

Joel Nielsen, who served as the Kent State athletic director from 2010 to 2021, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read day two, click here. Despite its successes on the field and in the arena for women’s athletics, Kent State’s road to equality has not always been smooth. During Joel Nielsen’s tenure as...

Amelia Perdue with both her parents at a volleyball tournament she participated in when she was in high school.

Like mother, like daughter: How 4 KSU athletes followed their mothers into Division I sports

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter May 19, 2021

For decades, sons have followed their fathers into athletics. Before they played in the National Football League, Peyton Manning starred at University of Tennessee and Eli Manning played at University...

After the National Guard fired on May 4, Professor Glenn Frank used a bullhorn to tell the students, I am begging you right now if you don’t disperse right now they’re going to move in, and it can only be a slaughter.

OPINION: America was never great. May 4 is proof of that.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer May 4, 2021

Last week in my Opinion Writing class, my professor played a clip about May 4 from Ken Burns’ documentary, "The Vietnam War."We saw all the images we’ve come to associate with that day: the National...

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci (right), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield (left) and other top government health officials will testify before a Senate Committee on June 30, 2020 on the latest efforts by the US government to contain the pandemic.

Fauci warns Congress that new US coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 a day

(CNN) -- Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning on Tuesday to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, telling them he wouldn't be surprised if the US sees new cases of coronavirus...

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Our View: It shouldn’t take a public relations crisis for Kent State to investigate itself

Editorial Board November 17, 2019

A little more than two weeks have passed since the Kent Stater published a story about the Colin Miller Title IX investigation at Kent State. According to the Title IX investigation documents, Miller...

Kent State Director of Athletics, Joel Nielsen, attends the mens home opener basketball game Nov. 6, 2019. 

Delays, lack of action in Title IX investigation lead to female employee’s departure

The unwanted notes of affection in the shape of little cut-out notes, direct messages on Facebook and pieces of candy left on and inside Lyndsey Maurer’s desk in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation...

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Our View: Fireworks > Field Hockey

The Editorial Board October 6, 2019

Kent State cleared itself of any Title IX violations after a month-long internal investigation into a Division I field hockey game between the University of Maine and Temple University.The game was canceled...

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