New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

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Coke tour shares with UA campus

Coke tour shares with UA campus

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

On Friday, August 8 Coke came to The University of Akron for their Share-a-Coke Sampling Program. Students, faculty and staff alike were able to obtain free 7.5-ounce Coke cans with personalized names on them. The Share-a-Coke...  Read More »

August 11, 2014 • 0 comments

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from...  Read More »

August 5, 2014 • 0 comments

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Seitz, Editor-in-Chief

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the...  Read More »

July 28, 2014 • Comments Off

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Arts & Life

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...  Read More »

August 4, 2014 • 0 comments

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Seitz, Editor-in-Chief

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the...  Read More »

July 9, 2014 • Comments Off

Hower House hosts abstract book exhibit

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

Featured at the Hower House was an exhibit named Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, a traveling exhibition of handmade books and printmaking. The exhibit was a collection of books, paper and small watercolor...  Read More »

July 3, 2014 • Comments Off

Staff works hard to please customers.

The Coffee Pot Cafe opens door to students

July 2, 2014

MythBusters delight, teach audience at EJ Thomas Hall

December 12, 2013

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

December 5, 2013

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Sunday, August 24

    Womens Soccer

    Akron 2 - Robert Morris 1

  • Friday, August 22

    Womens Soccer

    Akron 0 - Pittsburgh 3

  • Friday, August 22

    Mens Soccer

    Akron 1 - Syracuse 2

  • Monday, August 18

    Mens Soccer

    Akron 0 - Maryland 3

  • Friday, August 15

    Womens Soccer

    Akron 0 - Duquesne 0


World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a...  Read More »

July 22, 2014 • Comments Off

The golden shot

The golden shot

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

Matt Chezem, a junior at The University of Akron, earned a gold medal for the rifle team in the 50-meter prone event at the USA Shooting National Championship at Fort Benning,...  Read More »

July 15, 2014 • 1 comment

Zips gain ground nationally

Zips gain ground nationally

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship...  Read More »

June 26, 2014 • 1 comment

Akron athletics fall sports recap

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

The collegiate fall sports season has come to a close. The University of Akron’s athletics had its ups and downs. The football team had one of its most successful seasons...  Read More »

December 5, 2013 • Comments Off

Women’s basketball swept in California over weekend

December 3, 2013

Akron football defeats Toledo

December 3, 2013

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

November 26, 2013

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Upcoming Games

Football vs. Howard
Thu, Aug 28 7:00 p.m.Home
Volleyball vs. Indiana State
Fri, Aug 29 7:30 p.m.Away
Volleyball vs. Chicago State
Fri, Aug 29 2:30 p.m.Away

Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

  • No food for the soul

    No food for the soul

  • Texting and Walking

    We all are guilty of it.  We walk down the streets, in our malls, on our university campuses when all of a sudden, we feel our pockets vibrate.  Ou...

  • The threat of cyberattacks

    The recently released video game Watch Dogs, a game about remote hacking, has brought the topic of cybersecurity back into public view. The game conta...

  • Start your break without any stress

    The end is near! That’s right, another semester is over and it’s nothing but eggnog, long naps and freedom ahead. For some students, a well-deserv...

  • The most wonderful time of the year

    Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for peppermint-flavored coffee served in red coffee cups decorated with ornaments and reindeer. I...

  • UA could benefit from having a Men’s Studies program

    As a returning student to The University of Akron who graduated high school in 1983, I’m old enough to remember a time before there was AIDS. I’m ...

  • The cost of a living wage in America

    Our society is failing to provide a living wage for tens of millions of Americans. In 2012, according to the Social Security Administration, the total...

  • The drinking age is fine where it is

    Almost every teenager, at one point in his or her life, has questioned the drinking age. A common question is: If we’re old enough to smoke, vote an...

  • Smoking and choking on campus

    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one to say that I am absolutely sick and tired of people smoking on our campus.  After swimming competitively fo...

  • Akron baseball: getting serious about silly

    “The Akron Aeros” decided they needed a new name. They wanted a name that reflected the city’s vast history in… well… rubber, and they wante...

  • Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

    Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

  • The law concerning security deposits

    Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association. Q. What is a security deposit? A. A security deposit is a payment re...

  • When can you leave the lease early?

    Prepared by Columbus attorney Eric E. Willison of the Law Office of Eric E. Willison and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Associati...

  • Lease lingo

    Some terms commonly found in leases: Application fee: The fee charged to process your application. Some properties that cater to UA students will ...

  • Landlord can’t shut off utilities

    Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a utility shutoff?
 A. A utility shut-off is like a lock...

  • What happens if my landlord locks me out?

    Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a lockout? A. If a landlord has an unresolved problem with...

  • Landlord-tenant rights and obligations

    Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What must my lease include? A. There are no minimum content requir...

  • Protect valuables with renter’s insurance

    Prepared by Mary Jo Hudson, former director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, and updated by William J. Reynolds, an attorney in private practice i...

  • Lease checklist

    What to look for in your lease: ✓ Listing of location and whether it is a room or an entire property: Make sure the lease lists whether you are r...

  • Resources for renters

    Off-Campus Student Services A one-stop resource for students who live off campus or plan to live off campus, their parents, and landlords. H...

  • Know your rights with respect to the eviction process

    Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. How does the eviction process start? A. All evictions in Ohio must...

  • What students should know about leasing

    Prepared by attorney Doug Holthus of Poling | Petrello’s Columbus office and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association. Q....