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The Student News Site of Kent State University

The Burr Magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

The Burr Magazine

How One Event Changed Two Lives: May 4 Through My Grandmas Eyes

How One Event Changed Two Lives: May 4 Through My Grandma’s Eyes

Augusta Battoclette May 4, 2020

Written by Augusta Battoclette for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine Sandra Scheuer. When most people hear her name, they think of May 4, 1970. They think of how she and three others were...

Stop Your Sobbing: A Look At Music And Tragedy

Stop Your Sobbing: A Look At Music And Tragedy

Noelle Grimm May 4, 2020

Fifty years ago, four Kent State students died in a shooting initiated by the Ohio National Guard. This tragedy led to a large shift in the surrounding culture of Kent and rippled throughout the rest...

Letter from the Editor: Spring 2020

Letter from the Editor: Spring 2020

Maria McGinnis May 4, 2020

Spring 2020 Editor in Chief Maria McGinnis When time passes, sometimes it’s easy to forget or overlook things both big and small. Days, months and years pass more quickly than we can comprehend....

Whats Left Unsaid

What’s Left Unsaid

Amanda Levine May 4, 2020

Written by Amanda Levine for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine After the events on May 4, 1970, the students were ordered to leave campus. They were told to gather as many of their belongings...

The Burr Spring 2020 Issue: Making Peace With The Past

The Burr Spring 2020 Issue: Making Peace With The Past

Maria McGinnis May 4, 2020

This special edition of The Burr commemorates the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970. The Burr staff worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic to produce this magazine remotely. Although printing has...

State of the University

State of the University

Emily Palombo May 4, 2020

Written by Emily Palombo and Sara Crawford for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine SDS and BUS  After 50 years, SDS made its comeback to Kent State and, similar to SDS in the late...

Wearable Dissent: Using Fashion To Express Political Perspectives

Wearable Dissent: Using Fashion To Express Political Perspectives

Lyndsey Brennan May 4, 2020

Written by Lyndsey Brennan for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine If you want to learn about history, go ahead: crack open a textbook.  But if you want to understand the people who...

Remember The Past, Continue The Struggle: The Legacy Of The Tent City Protests At Kent State

Remember The Past, Continue The Struggle: The Legacy Of The Tent City Protests At Kent State

Paige Bennett May 4, 2020

Written by Paige Bennett for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine Alan Canfora hid behind an oak tree at the bottom of Blanket Hill on May 4, 1970. He had been shot through his wrist by the...

50 Years of Pop: Then & Now

50 Years of Pop: Then & Now

Maria Serra May 4, 2020

Written by Maria Serra for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine Exploring stages of pop culture is essential when reflecting on our past and examining our present. Our art, worldviews and even...

50 Years Of Police And Military Presence

50 Years Of Police And Military Presence

Madison Obenrader May 4, 2020

Written by Madison Obenrader for Spring 2020 issue of The Burr Magazine It was a cloudy day in Manhattan, New York when student activists successfully made a difference through their right of free...

50 Years Of Storytelling: May 4 Oral History Project Serves As A Tool For Reflection And Healing

50 Years Of Storytelling: May 4 Oral History Project Serves As A Tool For Reflection And Healing

Maria McGinnis May 4, 2020

Written by Maria McGinnis for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine For 50 years now, people from all walks of life have been telling their stories about May 4, 1970. For some people, with the...

Jackson State: The Untold Truth

Jackson State: The Untold Truth

Sara Crawford May 4, 2020

Written by Sara Crawford for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine Before the shooting, black students at Jackson State University would often be harassed by white motorists when they were just...

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