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Kent State Shooting

An Idea Called Empathy

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

When I heard about Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney, I almost threw up. My son is 23-months old, roughly the same age as Lan...

Four Dead in Ohio, Give Peace a Chance

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Forty-five years ago today, the front lines of the war against the war in Vietnam, and in this case more pointedly in Cambodia, formed at the base of Blanket Hill on the campus of Kent State University.

'The Whole World Is Watching': How Ubiquitous Video Might Curb Use of Excessive Force

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Crime
Sanford Jay Rosen

I have wondered whether importing present technology -- ubiquitous cell phone cameras and social media -- to 1970 might have made a difference in fixing responsibility for the Kent State shootings.

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more. The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt ...

UN to Review Whether the FBI Killed the Kids at Kent State

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Pat LaMarche

Time will tell what will come of Laurel's struggle to get justice for her sister and the other victims. And justice for Laurel means that the government will one day acknowledge the truth.

The View Of Obama's Inauguration From My Kitchen

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I had planned to go to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But then the flu happened, and I decided it would be wiser to stay home than to take the bus to DC from Jersey and stand outside for who knows how many hours, coughing away in the winter weather.

Forty-Two Years After the Shootings at Kent State University, Key Questions Remain Unanswered

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

What happened as a result of the Kent State shootings is well-documented. What we still don't know, to this day, is why the shootings took place. An audio recording of the events may have answers.

May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Four Students At Kent State, 'The Most Popular Murders Ever Committed in America'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Kent State is America's Tiananmen Square. The photo of a young girl kneeling over the body of a dead student is etched on our collective retinas. But all these years later, it is still hard to comprehend. There is no resolution of this tragedy.

Historic Photos From Kent State University Shootings

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 07.04.2011 | College

May 4 is the 41st anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University, an event that many argue brought the Vietnam War to American soil. Troops ...

Audio Expert Examines New Evidence In Kent State Shooting | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four decades have passed since Guardsmen killed students in the Prentice Hall parking lot. The reason they fired has never been revealed, clouded b...