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SpringFest 2016

May 4, 2016

Graphic design seniors showcase work

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Last Friday, University of Akron senior graphic design students showcased their final portfolios at the The Myer’s Touch Exhibition in Folk Hall. The show consisted of two parts. From 4:30 p.m. until  6 p.m., professional employers... Read more »

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Some University of Akron students decided to end their semester with tiki torches, hula skirts, and a giant beach ball. These students attended the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) Hawaiian Festival in the Student Union on... Read more »

Tarantino’s revival weekend

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The past week of the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) movie series featured two films from director Quentin Tarantino. Following its normal procedure of screening recently released films, ZPN aired “The Hateful Eight” and... Read more »

A rockin’ Earth Day

A rockin’ Earth Day

April 25, 2016

Suicide prevention walk

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Each year 42,773 Americans commit suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) website. To help spread awareness, hundreds of Akronites walked... Read more »

Major change

Major change

April 20, 2016

CBA International Day connects students

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

April 18, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

To learn more about different cultures, the College of Business Administration (CBA) held its annual International Day on April 13. Hosted by the CBA Graduate Cross Cultural Committee, International Day is an event where students... Read more »

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

April 13, 2016

Everybody dance now

Everybody dance now

April 13, 2016

An alternative way to de-stress

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

March 30, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Being a college student can be stressful, and managing the stress can be a challenge. Eric W. Hayden, part of The University of Akron’s Counseling Center, gave a lecture on biofeedback training to help reduce stress on March... Read more »

Jewelry from Japan

Jewelry from Japan

March 28, 2016

Behind the hijab

Behind the hijab

March 14, 2016

Akron’s Got Talent

Akron’s Got Talent

March 14, 2016

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga

March 9, 2016

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell

March 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their free time. Every spring... Read more »

Taste of Colombia

Taste of Colombia

February 29, 2016

UA’s Taking Care Week

UA’s Taking Care Week

February 29, 2016

Career Fair employers advise students

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

For the past several weeks, students of all majors have been preparing for the various career fairs offered at The University of Akron this semester, from the Engineering, Science, and Technology Career Fair, All Campus Internship... Read more »

UA’s Next Top Pizza

UA’s Next Top Pizza

February 22, 2016

Prepare for the Career Fair

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Henry Hartman once said, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity,” and last week students at The University of Akron prepared themselves for opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences. On Feb.... Read more »

Empowering through poetry

Empowering through poetry

February 17, 2016

Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras Celebration

February 17, 2016

The year of the monkey

The year of the monkey

February 10, 2016

Students win big at Bingo Night

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

February 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

  UA students had a fun opportunity to get out of their dorms to win free stuff on Jan. 21. Bingo Night was held by the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), which is an event they hold annually. With more than 38... Read more »

Inside the ice

Inside the ice

January 27, 2016

Game-Changer: Tyler Schwartz

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

As students returned to classes last week, UA’s fifth “game-changer” was announced. Tyler Schwartz, the fifth of eight “game-changers” and a campus resident assistant (RA), is a junior pursuing a degree in electrical... Read more »

Rethinking Race preview

Rethinking Race preview

January 27, 2016

The Welcome Back Bash

The Welcome Back Bash

January 25, 2016

‘By The Kids For The Kids’ fundraiser for the Akron Children’s Hospital

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

In the holiday spirit of sharing and caring, Dance Marathon UAkron is holding a fundraiser called “By The Kids, For The Kids Silent Art Auction and Benefit Concert,” for Akron Children’s Hospital. “By The Kids, For... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

November 30, 2015

Donation drive to give back to Akron community

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The winter holiday season is considered to be the most giving season of all. One way to help out this season is by participating in ServeAkron’s Winter Wishes Donation Drive. This annual donation drive offers two ways for stu... Read more »

UA students take SNAP challenge

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

November 23, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Most people associate being broke as part of being a college student. Students sometimes have to be creative when trying to make ends meet, and sacrifices are often made with the hope of not having to struggle financially once st... Read more »

An art event for everyone

An art event for everyone

November 23, 2015

Graduate student gives lecture on low-wage work

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The concept of minimum wage among college students is a hot topic for debate, but so is minimum wage for a single-parent matriarchal household that relies solely on a biweekly paycheck and public benefits. The University of... Read more »

Public relations students to participate in Pro Bono day

By Keirsten Heckel

November 16, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Members of The University of Akron Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America will assist in the seventh annual PRSA Pro Bono Day on Thursday, Nov. 19  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the Akron Community Foundati... Read more »

UA Music Ensemble performs at Guzzetta

By Ashlee Fields, Page Designer

November 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Kevin Wilson, a graduate of The University of Akron School of Music, had his “Twilight Resound” premiere performance that was composed for the UA Music Ensemble on Nov. 10 at Guzzetta Recital Hall. He was one of six com... Read more »

Counseling Center helps students cope with loss

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Death and loss of a loved one is a tragic experience that one may not know how to fully deal with. The University of Akron Testing and Counseling Center presented a “Coping with Grief” workshop on Nov. 9. to help students. ... Read more »

Oddmall craft show and Geek Exposition to present free show in Akron

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Weird is the new normal this fall. Come check out a conglomeration of artsy, geeky, and crafty madness that is none other than Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird. The free event at the John S. Knight Center is on Oct. 31, 2015 from... Read more »

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

From cleaning train windows to creating holiday ornaments, more than 800 student volunteers from The University of Akron are expected to participate in the 11th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Ma... Read more »

UA gets jazzed up

By Julie Mullet, Writer

October 14, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Guzzetta Recital Hall was filled with relaxing sounds of the saxophone, bass, guitar, and many more instruments on Oct. 13. This past Tuesday marked the night of UA’s School of Music small jazz group performances. The ... Read more »

Author of “Beautiful Boy” to speak at UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Addiction is an ongoing tragedy throughout the world; it can shake up someone’s life and take a toll on family and friends. David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy,” has first hand experience with seeing someone he loves transform int... Read more »

Don’t sweat it

Don’t sweat it

October 7, 2015

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