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robert December 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm
the best thing to do with common core is to through it out ! Don't you see that it is giving theRead More Government control of the children . Just like Hitler did !! How on earth did this insanity infect our Ohio leaders. Very few states have resisted this infection. If this continues you had better go to Home Schooling !The math can not be used for the higher math,the history is altered and reading is government specs . Don't believe the crap above !
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jim francis November 2, 2013 at 08:13 am
that being the case,make it very interesting,juicy,really fill it up with many adjectives andRead More excplicit proaphilly words of crap. oh boy this gives me another watchdog to watch....NOT haven't herd tat wood 4 w y l
Confederate American November 5, 2013 at 11:23 am
censorship at its finest. what next
Should Kent State ban cigarettes on campus? Credit: Patch file photo
James Vaughan September 26, 2013 at 03:48 pm
... I am tired of 'do-gooders' trying to force their Puritanical obsessions on everyone!
James Vaughan September 26, 2013 at 04:07 pm
... leave us alone! Haven't you punished us enough? If one more 'committee' imposes their viewpointRead More on me for my 'own good' I'm going to become a Republican!!
James Vaughan September 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm
... save the baby Whales from cigarette butts! what a bunch of silliness!
Smokers outside the Kent State Student Center. Credit: Patch file photo
skycat September 23, 2013 at 09:56 pm
Smoking ban justifications started with death tolls based on science regarding indoor secondhandRead More smoke which created the impression that anti-tobacco researchers respected the need for evidence. Now, federal smoking ban efforts entirely disregard scientific justification by maintaining that e-cigarettes should be banned because they haven't been proven safe. This will lead to the bizarre situation of someone being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of violating a law based on speculation. The "phased in" approach is nothing more than slowly turning up the heat with your freedoms and frogs in the same pot.
Artsy Peanut September 24, 2013 at 09:52 am
I am not a smoker. I am actually allergic to cigaret smoke and was thrilled when the indoor smokingRead More ban took effect. I can go where I like now without risk to my health. However, I have very mixed feelings about a total smoking ban on campus. It seems that no matter how many signs are put up about not smoking right by a building entrance, people do not respect it and I'm forced to hold my breath while trying to get into my place of work. Also people have some aversion to using the provided receptacles for throwing away their butts. Are sidewalk leading into our building is littered with them. Also we have had fires start in the trashcans and brush. These are real health and safety concerns. If smokers policed themselves and were more considerate as a whole we might not be having this discussion. That aside, I respect that nicotine is a legal substance that is very important to those who enjoy it and I respect their freedom to do so. I see it as no different than caffeine. The delivery system of nicotine is my only issue. There is an alternative now. I was pleased for my husband that he can now smoke the e-cigarets. He enjoys them and doesn't have to stand out in the snow to smoke them. Now we are both happy. To also ban e-cigarets is ridiculous. Is this really about health and safety or is this a crusade against nicotine? This is an attempt at behavior control. If someone told me I couldn't have my caffeine I'd be crying revolution and telling them to take their policies and shove em. Seriously, I LOVE my caffeine and it's not hurting anyone else. That is exactly the way I see e-cigarettes. So if they want to ban smoking regular cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc., I guess it makes some sense. The rest of it is just abuse of power.
skycat September 24, 2013 at 10:52 am
@Poop You show no evidence that the harm to others from outdoor SHS is comparable to indoor SHS, soRead More what justification is there for an identical ban, assuming that our government does not yet have the right to dictate approved behavior? The fact is, the smoking ban family is so dysfunctional that the former surgeon general who told the world that there was no safe level of secondhand smoke now sits on the board of an e-cigarette company.
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Hope Moskal September 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I didn't have my first cell phone or computer until I was in college, so my child can wait untilRead More he's at least 13 before he gets one.
This former Kent State fraternity house will be demolished to make way for a new architecture college building next to the Esplanade. Credit: Matt Fredmonsky
Chris (Kit) Myers September 22, 2013 at 07:20 am
More property tax money lost to the Kent schools. Maybe the members of the Kent State Board ofRead More Trustees will send their own money to the Board of Education to make up for the loss.
Chris (Kit) Myers September 12, 2013 at 08:04 am
194 in 2012. 201 for 2014. Up seven pins. What other Northeast Ohio university can boast thatRead More distinction? None!!! Besides, what does the Washington Post know? Uh, what happened to 2013? A bowling team cover-up scandal and they couldn't play? Go Flashes!
Alan Surratt, PhD September 12, 2013 at 06:36 pm
The Useless News & World Report's rankings have been proven to be bogus and irrelevant. TheyRead More carry absolutely no weight and are NO reflection of reality. The only reason the rankings exist is because the ignorant masses have an addiction to lists. BTW, I have NO ties to Kent State. Although raised in Kent, I am 35 years removed and have lived on the Left Coast since
Virginia Albanese has been appointed to Kent State's trustee board. Credit: Kent State University
lacrossemom14 August 27, 2013 at 09:59 pm
Albanese is fabulous choice for this board!She had done great things for the community already andRead More will bring a knowledgeable perspective and fresh enthusiasm to the board.
The archway on Kent State's new Esplanade under construction on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Credit: Matt Fredmonsky
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! August 25, 2013 at 08:39 pm
"Usually not the fraternity members". That is the most amusing statement I've read in aRead More while. If it isn't the frat members, it's still their fault for holding alcohol parties where dudes get together to get trashed and forget about respecting a woman's right to be A WOMAN. Being born with a vagina shouldn't mean you have to be afraid of the little men with penises. But sadly, it does.
Chris (Kit) Myers August 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Matthias, I'm waiting for your evidence that it is usually not the fraternity members shoutingRead More harassing statements at women on the sidewalks. And have you called the police and reported it when you have seen and heard it happening in order to protect the women, not only from harassment, but also from possible bodily injury or even sexual assault?
Matthias P. September 6, 2013 at 11:01 am
Sorry for the late response. No, I haven't reported verbal harassment to the police I've witnessed.Read More Why? Because its extremely difficult to get someone charged with a crime because of yelling a few words at a pedestrian walking by. The individual on the end of verbal abuse would also need to make the complaint her/himself. I suppose I could sit and wait with the confrontation, wait for the police to arrive, have them tell their story, have the police make a decision whether it is worthy of a disorderly conduct/public intoxication charge or not. Then it is a game of hear-say. I feel that safety is a greater concern than charging someone with a crime, its best for the verbal abuse victim to continue to leave the scene with friends rather than wait around for the police. However, if someone was following someone down the street, I would indeed phone the police because I would believe someone's well-being may be in physical danger. Evidence that fraternity members don't harass people walking down the street? They do harass people, but a lot of them are also weary of certain actions like that create bad marks on the fraternity. They are constantly concerned about the fraternity getting kicked out of the University for poor behaviour. This is why official Kent fraternities do not have keg parties and avoid letting anyone have open cups due to the risk of individuals slipping drugs into drinks. However, if the fraternity members are not throwing a party at their official house or are just walking down the street, yes, they are known to harass people fairly often I agree.
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soldiermom11 July 15, 2013 at 04:19 pm
One of the problems we are facing is that we have Obama campaign bundlers for diplomats instead ofRead More skilled proven statemen and we have Muslim Brotherhood "brothers" working for Obama in the White House influencing our foreign policy. The Following People Are Members of The Muslim Brotherhood And They Work For Obama. Arif Alikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mohammed Elibiary - Homeland Security Adviser Rashad Hussain - Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser - founder Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director Imam Mohamed Magid - Obama's Sharia Czar - Islamic Society of North America-Islamic Society of North America Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships You would think with all these muslims influencing our president that things would be running smoother wouldn't you? My opinion is that we no longer have a foreign policy in the middle east and we are leading from behind in the void. The Egyptians are a well educated lot and they are not really interested in Sharia law and feel as though they were tricked by Morsi who is stripping them of their rights on a daily basis and corrupting was was left of their economy. That is what happens when you have a facist in power. Be it communism. jihad extremism, Sharia law or even cultism. They see Obama as weak, retreating from Iraq and Afganistan, apologizing to the world and since he always leads from behind they don't trust him to be a stand up guy. They also saw that he didn't save his own people in Benghazi so why should they count on America? The one thing we have going for us is that Egyptian military and the American military train together and they like and respect each other. So before we start condeming the Egyptian military perhaps we should consider that they are the only thing bringing calm and order to the area. The Egyptians still have a lot to learn about democracy but law and order must come first then the healing and reason can begin.
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