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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

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

October 5, 2015

“Breaking the Mold’

“Breaking the Mold’

September 30, 2015

Welcome to China class

Welcome to China class

September 30, 2015

Maps in motion

Maps in motion

September 30, 2015

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

September 24, 2015

Attacked by cash

Attacked by cash

September 14, 2015

‘UA to Z’ radio show welcomes Akron leaders

By Emily Maher, Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

UA to Z, a radio show self-described as “all about Akron, our community, our university,” brings in commentators each week from all walks of Akron, highlighting events going on at The University of Akron campus and across... Read more »

Finals preparations

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

It’s that stressful time of the semester again where students are pulling all-nighters and cramming for finals. The Union and the University Libraries are helping students alleviate their stress by giving them a series of... Read more »

UA’s school of music presents Woodwind Night

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Classical meets contemporary at UA’s School of Music’s Woodwind Night. Woodwind Night is a vast series of ensemble performances from students ranging from freshmen to seniors across the evening’s eight expertly-played... Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 20, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer Week, collected donations... Read more »

UA strives for success

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Among the many surveys given to students at the end of the school year, one stands out. It is a national survey that aims to assess students’ undergraduate experience. Lee Gill, associate vice president for Inclusion and... Read more »

Hower House holds artisan fair

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 13, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The Hower House Museum presented the Artisan Fair, which featured numerous vendors, many of whom are native to the Akron and Northeast Ohio area. The fair sold a wide range of artisan products including chocolates, jewelry,... Read more »

$500 award to be given for cultural criticism

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Students are invited to enter The Ben Auburn Award in Cultural Criticism, an annual competition that recognizes students’ work and reviews of cultural criticism. The Honors College is hosting this award, and are requesting... Read more »

UA professor receives grant for Alzheimer’s research

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

A university professor has been granted $100,000 to continue his critical research on Alzheimer’s and other nerve diseases. Jie Zheng, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The University of Akron,... Read more »

Recent scams affecting students – What to watch out for in ads

By Sara Syed, Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

In the past few months, there have been numerous reports of students falling victim to dishonest schemes that could possibly leave students in thousands of dollars in debt. These dishonest schemes, or scams, can victimize unsuspecting... Read more »

Art professor displays innovative projects

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron’s assistant professor of Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Markus Vogl, presented his most recent work during a lunchtime lecture in Folk Hall on Friday, March 20. Vogl and his colleague, Margarita... Read more »

Sleep for grades

Sleep for grades

March 18, 2015

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Lifestyles

Serve Akron is giving students the opportunity to go out for spring break and enjoy some warm weather destinations while doing good for the communities they visit. It's a program called “Alternative Spring Break,” and along... Read more »

Dance Day Program

By Ian Vanek, Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Dance Day was presented on Friday, March 13 by The University of Akron to attract people to join this new program. “Dance Day was started as a recruitment event and to expose members of the dance community to the UA Dance... Read more »

Etiquette matters

Etiquette matters

March 16, 2015

Shatter the stress

Shatter the stress

March 12, 2015

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