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'That Picture Hijacked My Life'
'That Picture
Hijacked My Life'

'That Picture Hijacked My Life'

Mary Ann Vecchio, the girl in famous Kent State photo, reflects 50 years later

(Newser) - You've seen the photo—a young woman kneeling over the body of Kent State student Jeffrey Miller, after he and three other students were fatally shot by National Guard troops on May 4, 1970. What may come as a surprise is that the young woman in the photo was...

He'll Play for Kent State, in What's an NCAA First

Kalin Bennett signs letter of intent, would be first autistic student to play at Division I level

(Newser) - Kalin Bennett is 6-foot-10, weighs 300 pounds, and has proven to be a force on the basketball court throughout his high school playing days in Little Rock, Ark. No surprise, then, that he's signed a letter of intent to play Division I basketball with Kent State. But as Cleveland....

Kent State Axes West Side Story Over Casting Outrage

Roles portraying Puerto Ricans were given to non-Latino students

(Newser) - The Sharks and the Jets will not be rumbling at Kent State this fall. The university canceled an upcoming production of West Side Story because too many leading roles went to white and non-Latino actors, Fox reports. The decision was made after a campuswide town hall meeting last month that...

Michael Keaton Has Best 2 Words to End Commencement Speech
Michael Keaton Has
Best 2 Words to End
Commencement Speech

Michael Keaton Has Best 2 Words to End Commencement Speech

'I'm Batman,' he tells Kent State graduates

(Newser) - Michael Keaton gave the commencement speech Saturday at Ohio's Kent State University, and his ending is being called " perfect ." "I’ve got two words that I want you all to remember," the actor said. "They’re very important, and if I leave you with...

FBI Thinks Kent State Professor May Have ISIS Connections

His response? 'Haters gonna hate'

(Newser) - A Kent State University professor is being investigated by the FBI over possible connections to ISIS, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. While the university isn't commenting on the investigation, the Cleveland Scene alleges history professor Julio Pino was possibly suspected of recruiting for the terrorist organization. Pino tells the...

Kent State's Female Kicker Makes Her Point

April Goss becomes the second woman in NCAA history to score

(Newser) - Her kick wasn't perfect, but that hardly mattered to April Goss. When she finally got her big chance, Goss made her point—and history. A four-year member of Kent State's team, Goss kicked an extra point in the first half yesterday in a 45-13 win over Delaware State,...

Kent State Blasts Urban Outfitters' 'Blood-Spattered' Shirt

Retailer 'extremely saddened' everyone misunderstood its 'vintage' top

(Newser) - Urban Outfitters' latest Very Bad Idea: Selling a "vintage" Kent State University sweatshirt with what appears to be fake blood spattered all over it, Gawker reports. The sweatshirt, which People calls "faux-vintage," seems to be referencing the fatal 1970 shootings of four unarmed students during a Vietnam...

Kent State Victims Demand New Inquiry

They think the National Guard was ordered to fire exactly 42 years ago

(Newser) - It's been precisely 42 years since National Guard members opened fire indiscriminately on protesters at Kent State University, but the survivors of the shooting are still looking for answers. A group of seven wounded in the incident said yesterday they were beginning a campaign to convince lawmakers to hold...

Pistol Shots Heard Before Kent State Student Deaths

Recording raises new questions about 1970 tragedy

(Newser) - A new wrinkle in an iconic moment of modern American history: An audio expert analyzing tape of the Kent State shootings of 1970 says four pistol shots rang out about a minute before the National Guard opened fire on students, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer . If true, it lends credence...

Son With Autism Charged in Mom's Murder

Kent State professor died after savage beating

(Newser) - The autistic son of a Kent State professor has been charged with her murder, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. On Jan. 29, Sky Walker allegedly beat his mother, Gertrude Steuernagel, so severely that she died a week later from her injuries. Walker, 18, has been found incompetent to manage his own...

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