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People watch a video during the May 4th commemoration on May 4, 2024.

May 4 Commemoration honors victims, speakers address student protests

Leah Shepard, Reporter May 5, 2024

Students and community-members flooded Blanket Hill Saturday to participate in the annual May 4 Commemoration, which honors the victims of the 1970 massacre. Speakers at the event stressed the importance...

Christian Heller, a member of USAS, leads the protest speaking out against Kyle Rittenhouse coming to Kent State on a march to the Rock April 15, 2024.

‘Hey ho, Rittenhouse has got to go’: Students protest on the K

Adriana Gasiewski, Kayla Gleason, and Erin Sullivan April 16, 2024

Editors note: The name of a source, Acieno Leipply-Caban, was updated to reflect their identity accurately, Aciano Rosales. A list of hate crime victims’ names were written in chalk and photos of...

Submissions for the May 4 memorial art show are open until March 31, 2024.

USAS accepting submissions for May 4 Memorial art show

Tessa Poulain, Reporter February 16, 2024

United Students Against Sweatshops, formerly known as Students for a Democratic Society, is calling all artists to submit art for its May 4 memorial art show. The theme for the May 1, 2024, show is...

Unity in Diversity event encourages discussion of world events

Devon Recktenwald October 25, 2017

Students celebrated diversity with music, food and discussion at the Unity in Diversity event, hosted by a coalition of student organizations Tuesday in Oscar Ritchie Hall.Students for Justice in Palestine...

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The beginning of the movement: My experience with the USAS

Dylan Webb March 2, 2016

This weekend I embarked with the Kent State chapter of USAS (United Students Against Sweatshops) to Pittsburgh for the 2016 United Students Against Sweatshops National Conference. In a small amount of...

Members of campus union AFSCME and student organization USAS picket outside the M.A.C. Center on May 1, 2015, as President Beverly Warren is inaugurated inside. The Board of Trustees and AFSCME both accepted a report from a fact-finder Thursday, bringing a successful end to the negotiation process and preventing campus workers from potentially going on strike.

Kent State, AFSCME reach collective bargaining agreement

Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 153 reached an agreement Thursday, preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians...

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