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Experience is essential

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

In high school, one may have worked to afford nights out with friends at the movies, weekends at the mall, or even saving for college. As a student, working means saving for necessities and being more responsible with one’s... Read more »

UAPD newfound service fee

UAPD newfound service fee

November 10, 2014

Student organization fights for smoke free campus

By Jeffrey Evans, writer

October 28, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Students Organized for Collective Action would like to offer the student body an opportunity to think about the benefits of having a smoke free campus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

#YesAllWomen trend raises feminist awareness

By Laura Stall, Opinion Writer

October 20, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Using the hashtag #YesAllWomen, a movement has recently started on Twitter in an attempt to raise awareness about the struggles and the problems women face in this society. Here are some examples of tweets that were found under... Read more »

We’re all nerds here

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Walking on campus is like walking into a less hallucinogenic version of Alice in Wonderland. Shuffling from class to class, making small talk on your phone and sipping coffee like the diligent, dedicated, normal student that UA... Read more »

Yik Yak, the chaos it has caused

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Yik Yak is a social media outlet that works like Twitter paired with GPS. This is used to create a small Twitter-like world where anyone can post anonymously within a certain radius. It was created for college students by college... Read more »

European innovation goes global

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Hovelstay.com is a new website where college students on a tight budget can rent rooms from around the world. With rooms available everywhere from Hawaii, Costa Rica, Austria, and Greece, students can choose from one of three... Read more »

The struggle of starting a new student organization

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Starting a student-run organization on campus can be difficult. For example, look at a club that would seem relatively easy to begin: the American Sign Language Club, a common language around here, took three years to be established. In... Read more »

From brewing potions to brewing change.

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Emma Watson, actress turned human rights advocate, delivered an extremely powerful speech at the United Nations. She spoke about getting men involved in the new HeforShe campaign, a campaign designed to advocate and enforce gender... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

I am a freshman at UA and today read your article concerning the cessation of scholarship refunds here at The University of Akron, and I completely agreed with your opinion of why the policy is against the interests of the student... Read more »

Old time religion creates modern dispute

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

It seems that every discussion about religion these days creates conflict, loud fights and greater division among us. The true believers are lashing out like a cornered animal, the atheists are undermining the other’s beliefs,... Read more »

Book to movie adaptations: failures and successes.

By Laura Stall, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It is not unusual to get excited when one hears that their favorite book is going to be turned into a movie. They are finally going to see the story they love so much translated into real life and see it as more than how they... Read more »

Why working retail drains your bank account

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Some jobs are more like money eaters than money feeders. When you work at a place that sells really fancy-schmancy things, there is pressure to buy the merchandise and look the part. A trend among name-brand retailers in regards... Read more »

Restaurant professionalism is declining

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

September 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

In this day and age, professionalism is a quality exemplified by men and women of all trades.  Being a professional is something that everybody should be, but proves to be difficult at times. No matter where you work or what... Read more »

Celebrity deaths and what they mean to us

By Laura Stall, Opinion Writer

September 15, 2014

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

These past years have plagued us with an unfortunate number of celebrity deaths. In the past few years, the world has said goodbye to Amy Winehouse, Shirley Temple, Whitney Houston, Cory Monteith, and most recently, Robin Williams... Read more »

New Dictionary Additions are Questionable

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 9, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The Oxford English Dictionary is perhaps the most regarded dictionary to have ever been established.  It can tell you what the meaning of a word was centuries ago, its derivations, and how it has changed over the years.  In... Read more »

Managing time

By Alexa Lago, Writer

September 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Time management Establishing good time management skills in college is perhaps one of the hardest things to do. Not many students want to micromanage their lives down to the last minute, and it really... Read more »

Texting and Walking

By Mary Menzemer, Writer

July 16, 2014

Filed under Opinion

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.  Our surroundings then cease to exist for the time we spend checking our phones... Read more »

The threat of cyberattacks

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The recently released video game Watch Dogs, a game about remote hacking, has brought the topic of cybersecurity back into public view. The game contains elements of potential hacking such as controlling street and traffic lights,... Read more »

Start your break without any stress

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2013

Filed under Opinion

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-deserved and restful break is just over the horizon, and for others graduation is... Read more »

The most wonderful time of the year

By Laura Stall

December 5, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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. It’s time for the radio stations to switch from playing the same Katy Perry... Read more »

UA could benefit from having a Men’s Studies program

By Mike J Wiles

December 5, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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 not old enough to remember a time when supposedly relationships were more “free.” According... Read more »

The cost of a living wage in America

By Russell Friend

December 3, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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 percentage of American workers making less than 1968’s minimum wage was between... Read more »

The drinking age is fine where it is

By Laura Stall

December 3, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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 and join the army, why can’t we drink? I’ve heard a lot of talk about the... Read more »

Smoking and choking on campus

By Ione Friess

December 3, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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 for two years, getting my health and lung capacity up, only to have a bunch of... Read more »

From turkey to door-busters

By Alexa Lago

November 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day where families come together to feast, be thankful and spend time together. But as the pie tins get thrown away and everyone wakes up from their turkey-induced comas, Black Friday begins. Americans... Read more »

Akron baseball: getting serious about silly

By Russell Friend

November 26, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

“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 wanted it to reflect fun. What enjoyable endeavors come to mind when one thinks... Read more »

Required courses are a nuisance

By Paula Ramsey

November 21, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

When we graduated high school, we were ready to venture on to college and work our way toward our future. Personally, as a journalism major, I was all too thrilled as an incoming freshman to take classes in the reading, writing... Read more »

Graduation countdown begins

By Sharon Jones

November 21, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

The countdown to graduation has begun. “But what do I need to do? How am I going to get a job?” These are the thoughts that have been running through my mind, as the day of graduation seems to be coming closer and closer.... Read more »

On-screen adaptations prove prolific for fans

By Lauren Thompson

November 19, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

‘Tis the season for the release of movie adaptations of our favorite, or not so favorite, books. This year we have seen adaptations of many books including “The Mortal Instruments,” “Ender’s Game” and “Percy Jackson.”... Read more »

The true value of a liberal arts degree

By Mary Menzemer

November 19, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Several weeks ago, I had a revelation of sorts after a conversation I had with one of the regulars at the bookstore where I work. He was asking me general questions about my college education, such as what I was majoring in... Read more »

Save the holiday spirit for the holiday

By Spencer Skolnick

November 19, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

“Christmas in November” presents the opportunity to hasten the festivities and anticipation of the December holiday; however, this effort to hurry Christmas fails to provide a satisfying November and pressures individuals... Read more »

Gigantic purple polka-dotted elephants

By Tyler Coventry

November 14, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Have I gotten your attention? Great, because we need writers. That’s right, I’m talking to you. All of you. I’m talking to all the people who found this newspaper under their desk and started reading it before... Read more »

Consuming more than turkey

By Lauren Thompson

November 14, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

I realize going into this article that I am going to be a tad biased because I, in fact, work in the holiday joy-obliterating world of retail. Nothing quite destroys the jovial feel of the holidays like being stuck at work.... Read more »

Facebook’s inevitable fall is underway

By Russell Friend

November 14, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Facebook has jumped the Internet’s virtual shark, or in this case, they jumped the pretty red and blue trout thing from the game “Fish Farts.” They’re as done as the Zips’ football season, and you could stick a fork... Read more »

Don’t choose to leave college

By Suzanne Capron

November 12, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

I don’t want to sound like your parents when I say this, but I am going to say it anyways – please stay in school. I am graduating in December at the age of 44, and if telling my personal story can prevent just one person... Read more »

The death of the American dream

By Russell Friend

November 12, 2013

Filed under Opinion

According to zerohedge.com, if you’re earning less than $10.77 an hour, then you’re making less than your grandparents did back in the ’60s, when they were working a minimum wage job. The $1.60/hr they made in 1968 is worth... Read more »

The pains of working out at the gym

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Working out is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and to deal with stress. There is nothing better than putting in your headphones and blocking out the rest of the world for an hour or two. However, the gym does come without... Read more »

No longer needing to ask for permission

By Laura Stall

November 7, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Many people’s favorite moment in life is the moment when they realize that it’s time to move away from the parents. Whether it’s temporary or permanent, leaving the nest is always fun. But what makes leaving the house... Read more »

Starting from the bottom: the reality of internships

By Mary Menzemer

November 7, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Sylvia Plath in “The Bell Jar” writes about a heroine named Esther Greenwood who had the opportunity to have the internship idealists like myself often dream about. She lives in a big city, writes and edits articles for... Read more »

Adults take Halloween costumes too far

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Finding the perfect costume for Halloween or a themed party can be fun. Being able to come up with an awesome costume idea and go all-out for it can be entertaining. However, there is a thin line between awesome and disrespectful... Read more »

Hurricane Miley: encroaching disaster

By Ione Friess

November 5, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

It’s not even the season for them, but that’s just her style. Miley Cyrus is one of the worst transitions from fame to flop yet, and possibly one of the fastest. She’s a naked wrecking ball on the loose, and... Read more »

Worldwide travesty strikes via wine shortage

By Lauren Thompson

November 5, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

While “travesty” might be a strong word to describe the situation in comparison to world events, it is still devastating to wine-lovers (over the age of 21, of course) everywhere. According to The Huffington Post, the issue... Read more »

Zombie Bite

By Tyler Coventry

October 31, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

They were coming. Lungs burning, John Doe tore into the abandoned corner office and slammed the door behind him, collapsing breathlessly against the sturdy oak frame. They were coming. Doe collected himself.... Read more »

Naughty nurse or sexy pirate?

By Lauren Thompson

October 31, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Halloween is one of the best holidays: there are not many obligations that come along with it and sometimes you get free candy in class and other places. There is not a whole lot to complain about. Unless you are looking to... Read more »

The thrilling genres of scary movies

By Laura Stall

October 31, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

There is nothing wrong with a little fear. And by a little fear, I mean squeezing the nearest object until your knuckles turn white, covering your eyes and ears, scared to walk to the bathroom in the dark kind of fear. There is... Read more »

Scheduling for classes can be quite the hassle

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Midway through each semester we are all faced with the stressful task of scheduling for classes. The second the scheduling date pops up on our My Akron account we are forced to think about the upcoming semester. For a lot of... Read more »

Sports are more than just fun and games

By Zachary West

October 29, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Buchtelite Opinion Writer Sports are just games, right? It’s just a bunch of overly large guys playing a silly game and getting paid entirely too much money for three hours of work, correct? While this... Read more »

Daisy Coleman trial going against rape culture

By Lauren Thompson

October 29, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In 2012, at the age of 14, Daisy Coleman of Missouri was given a exessive amount of alcohol, sexually assaulted and then dropped off near her house by a 17-year-old student. Normally, the names of sexual assault victims are... Read more »

Clubbing is not worth the cash

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A crowded dance floor filled with swaying bodies and blaring music. The drinks are flowing and people are partying the night away and hooking up with strangers. Scantily clad girls are all gathered with their groups of friends... Read more »

Foreign language requirement is unfair

By Lauren Thompson

October 24, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

If you are a member of the College of Arts and Sciences, then you are familiar with the inconvenient foreign language requirement. If you are not, here’s the deal: no matter what major a student claims within the College... Read more »

The truth about Drake’s so-called ‘rough life’

By Ione Friess

October 24, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Almost everyone has heard of the rapper Drake. I heard about him almost two years ago, and I didn’t really care too much for him or his music. That was, until I saw who he was. Turns out, I’d known him all along, only I... Read more »

Family on social media

By Laura Stall

October 22, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

“I don’t always have a cool status update; but when I do, an older relative usually ruins it with a comment.” This quote was from one of the “most interesting man in the world” memes, with the guy from the Dos Equis... Read more »

The chocolate apocalypse is coming

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

There is nothing better than curling up on a Saturday night and enjoying some chocolate. Whether it’s dark chocolate or milk chocolate, baked inside cookies or in some form of candy, nothing tastes better. However, a trip to... Read more »

Consumers drive annoying trends

By Tyler Coventry

October 22, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

It’s October and that means it’s a very special time of year. It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and the first semester’s nearly done. This is a truly magical time of year when people, adults and children, come together... Read more »

Cleveland sports drops the ball

By Laura Stall

October 17, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

There’s always next week. Every Sunday at about 4 or 5 p.m., this is the phrase that my father and I always say to each other. And that’s because we would have just finished watching the Cleveland Browns play, and most... Read more »

Long history of tattoos leads up to modern day creativity

By Mary Menzemer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

The art of tattooing has been in existence for thousands of years, but the meaning of the practice has changed drastically. For example, take Europe’s oldest natural human mummy: Otzi, or the “Iceman.”  He was found... Read more »

Understanding our government

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

October 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In Tuesday’s edition of The Buchtelite, an article was published about a perceived difference between government regulations and the people who make up the country. Though the article makes an impassioned call to our emotions,... Read more »

Sleep can be your best friend in college

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Today I came to one very important conclusion: I need to get more sleep. After averaging five hours of sleep a night over the course of four days, I crashed and slept in until 2 p.m. This is, of course, not the first time this... Read more »

A government by the people, for the people

By Dakota Phillips

October 15, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

The government shutdown has given us all a time to ponder the true meaning of having a modern government in the U.S. Rather, the true meaning of public ownership is shown: It’s not really owned by the people, it’s owned by... Read more »

A Letter to the Editor: A world without money

By Vincent Marconi, Psychology major

October 15, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Money need not exist. All it does is create problems. I’m not very religious, but even I know that the Bible says “the love of money is the root of all evil.” This was realized 2,000 years ago and apparently most people... Read more »

What it takes to be a great teacher in college

By Lauren Thompson

October 10, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Mediocre professors, whether on the good or bad end of the spectrum, are easy enough to come by. But finding a truly amazing professor is quite the feat. Excellent professors have integral qualities. Make class interesting... Read more »

How to make it work with your roommate

By Laura Stall

October 10, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

When I started college, I was warned that I might not end up being good friends with whoever I was assigned a room with. I was also told that I could end up hating the person I lived with. I was lucky enough to be assigned... Read more »

GREEN Program experience

By Courtney Spoerndle

October 10, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

For 12 days I was able to experience Costa Rica in a unique way while being educated in renewable energy. This once-in-a-lifetime trip was sponsored by the GREEN Program, an organization dedicated to educating students on all... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Does our society still need home economics?

By Susan Witt and David Witt

October 10, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor

With the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences begins its centennial year at the University of Akron — 100 years since the founding of the Curtis School of Home Economics at what was... Read more »

The adventures of commuting

By Tyler Coventry

October 8, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

I got flipped the bird today. Somebody gave me the finger. I was in traffic, attempting to be a gentleman, and somebody flipped me off. It was shocking. Here I am, trying to help somebody out, demonstrating basic human empathy,... Read more »

Food for thought: some quotes to live by

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As we make our way through life, we often take certain pieces of advice and opinions and we come to live by them and remember in times of need. Below are some important and essential pieces of advice to keep in mind. Love... Read more »

In the friend zone

By Dakota Phillips

October 8, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Picture you and your crush spending the day together: taking a walk, watching a movie and eating dinner. Everything is going wonderfully and then they say it: “You’re such a good friend.” In that moment, everything shatters. In... Read more »

Bowling for Soup’s

By Mary Menzemer

October 3, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

For reasons unknown, the high school tradition of homecoming transposes itself into university culture. While I understand the need for a special social gathering in high school to disseminate good vibes and break the rigidity... Read more »

The high price of concert tickets

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

There is nothing better than attending your favorite band or artist’s concert. There’s nothing quite like the energy in a sold-out venue or the excitement of hearing your favorite songs played live. But what once was a... Read more »

There’s a time and a place for religion in college

By Lauren Thompson

October 3, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Religion is an unavoidable subject on a college campus. Even when that class discussion is over and you think you’ve escaped unscathed, trying to walk through campus without being affronted by people with giant signs screaming... Read more »

Negative impacts of Photoshop

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, the excessive use of Photoshop can be found in the majority of the photos we see. From advertisements to magazines, we are endlessly surrounded by unrealistic images. In a society that promotes a flawless... Read more »

Infringing on smokers’ rights

By Mary Menzemer

October 1, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

If there has been a smoking ban implemented on campus, I could have been fooled to an endless degree. There have been no signs, no announcements, nor any sort of enforcement toward this ban to my knowledge. But when to comes... Read more »

When it comes to dating you’re either lucky or unlucky

By Dakota Phillips

October 1, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Honestly, there should be limits to who you choose to date. Take coworkers for instance: You see them every day and cooperate together to get through it. However, getting involved with a coworker is a bad idea unless you are nothing... Read more »

Apple’s new iOS 7 improves the iPhone

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Apple’s iOS 7 came out last week, changing iPhones everywhere. iOS 7 is Apple’s first complete software revamp for the iPhone since its release in 2007. Former iOS upgrades came with some minor changes and updates to the... Read more »

Bid day, big deal

By Mary  Menzemer

September 26, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Bid day, bid day, bid day.  It seems like that’s all that was posted on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds of sorority and fraternity members during the event. Naturally, most of the said postings were nothing but positive. And... Read more »

How to break bad mental habits in college

By Lauren Thompson

September 26, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Anybody, particularly parents, can give you the standard list of typically unhealthy college habits. That list includes overeating, not getting enough exercise (or sunlight for that matter), binge drinking and recreational drug... Read more »

Some new ways to display your day

By Spencer Skolnick

September 24, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Trending worldwide, cellular apps were created to allow a glimpse into one’s personal life and have taken over this generation. Although some people may argue that this new obsession with smartphone applications and their ability... Read more »

Income inequality in the U.S

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Forbes recently released its list of highest earning celebrity couples of 2013. The amount of money the top five couples made is not only astonishing, but completely ridiculous given their careers. Perhaps the most hated couple... Read more »

Commuters face unfair parking policy

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The University of Akron has faced its fair share of backlash over the past couple of months. Between the cutbacks they have inflicted, the low graduation rate, President Proenza’s ridiculous contract and some interesting new... Read more »

The only political problem that matters

By Andrew Krigline, Page Designer

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I’m not a political science person nor am I an economist. I’m just today’s twenty-something facing a life of paying taxes ahead of him. I am not overly concerned with politics. I acknowledge that this isn’t the best... Read more »

Come out, get loud and support the Zips this Saturday

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

This Saturday the Zips football team will be taking on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at InfoCision Stadium. This is one of the most important games this season, both emotionally and for the program in... Read more »

When stress takes over

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As we find ourselves in the fourth week of the 2013 fall semester, the stress of college is just starting to kick into high gear. Most of us have already taken our first set of tests and have written our first papers. Every weekend... Read more »

I know you want it

By Lauren Thompson

September 17, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

n lieu of the recent MTV Video Music Awards and Miley Cyrus’s undeniably provocative performance, it is impossible to avoid the abundance of complaints about everything from Miley’s revealing costume to her “inappropriate”... Read more »

Tech Talk: the downfall of Windows

By Andrew Krigline, Page Designer

September 12, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I’m a geek, plain and simple. So Microsoft, specifically MS Windows, is our topic of today. My thesis is simple: since Windows 2000, Microsoft has been on a steady downward trend. People my age (a whole 20 years) probably... Read more »

Loving to hate the government

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Bashing our government has become a pastime as American as baseball or apple pie. Negativity toward our government is everywhere and is screaming in our faces constantly. Facebook is always buzzing with opinions on our government... Read more »

When the undead rise and doomsday is upon us…

By Nicholas Nussen

September 12, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

The recent hailstorm of summer blockbusters reads like the belated fulfillment of the 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy: “This is the End,” “The World’s End,” “After Earth,” “World War Z,” “Oblivion,” “Pacific... Read more »

A big step for equality

By Jessica Johnson

September 10, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Marriage equality has come a long way this past summer, but there is still a long, bumpy road ahead of us. Section 3, a very important part of The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), has been overturned this year. This means that... Read more »

The major dilemma

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When it comes to college, perhaps the hardest part is finding out what to major in. While some people have it relatively easy, others struggle endlessly to find a career field that interests them. Every year, many students... Read more »

University cutbacks distributed unfairly

By John Sulik

September 10, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

All the cutbacks that the university has been making are completely absurd. The main cuts are being made in the number of faculty, administrative staff and organizations. These three components are essential to the success and... Read more »

When to walk away from your unhealthy relationship

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When it comes to love, it can completely cloud our judgment. It’s easy to ignore red flags or make excuses for certain behaviors when you’re crazy about someone. The problem is, when it comes to being in an unhealthy relationship,... Read more »

What it means to find Mr./Ms. Right

By Beau Brown, Copy Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As a disclaimer, I would like to begin this article by saying that I remain a skeptic  about “true love.” I do not believe in the idea that there is one person for everyone or that there is only one sole “Mr./Mrs. Right.”... Read more »

Our View: Why do you work for the Buchtelite?

By Heather Beyer, Katelyn Freil, Alexa Lago, Megan Bodenschatz, Kara Hemphill, Beau Brown, Matthew Balsinger, Andrew Krigline, Michael Schwartz, Buchtelite Editors

August 28, 2013

Filed under Opinion

“Go after that dream, even if it’s to write.” — Regina Brett. I was introduced to the work of columnist Regina Brett during a field experience in a journalism class at Solon High School and I have been reading her columns... Read more »

The reality of the American Dream

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The American Dream is a very well-known concept throughout the world. It has brought hope and joy to not only Americans, but people in countless other countries. Who wouldn’t want a stable job, a decent house with a white picket... Read more »

Young, in love and ready to get married

By John Sulik

August 28, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

There is a growing trend nowadays with the amount of couples getting married right out of high school. People are planning for marriage without careers, without finishing their college education and sometimes before even finishing... Read more »

Will Big Brother be watching you?

By Dakota Phillips

August 28, 2013

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

The most appalling aspect of the nationwide spying by the NSA is how anticlimactic it is. Writer George Orwell created the dystopian image of a future brimming with government watch and surveillance, terrifying us all. The spying... Read more »

Our View: From the Buchtelite staff to you

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

For our last issue we decided to write the things this past school year has taught us. Katelyn Freil News Editor This year led to many big changes for me, including a new job and family... Read more »

Finals are coming, to a class near you

May 2, 2013

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Dakota Phillips Judgment day is coming: the time you gather your strength, muster your materials and ingest copious amounts of coffee. This unholy fury is one of many ways man has devised to demoralize his future... Read more »

Reflections on the semester’s end

April 30, 2013

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Kara Hemphill With the end of the semester fast approaching, going to class gets harder by the day. It’s difficult to concentrate on school when there are three months of glorious freedom looming – or at... Read more »

Calling potential roommates

April 25, 2013

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Alison Czaplicki Finding a roommate is exciting, but can quickly turn into horror. With everything else the end of spring semester brings, finding a new roommate for next fall is another item on many students’... Read more »

Better alternatives to the standard final

April 25, 2013

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Jessica Johnson As the semester comes to a close, we all look forward to summer break. There is only that one barrier that we all have to get through: final exams. Do we really need a whole week devoted to making... Read more »

Summer session

Summer session

April 23, 2013

Tragedy: the latest craze

April 23, 2013

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Dakota Phillips The single greatest case for faith in humanity happened in October of 1962. Historically, this was the moment the USSR came close to nuking the U.S. and vice versa. The world could have easily... Read more »

Girl About Campus: How to be cool at a concert

April 23, 2013

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Helen Dauka There’s a thin line between keeping the beat and going into a full on awkward bop-dance.... Read more »

The Civil Rights Movement of our generation

April 18, 2013

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Jessica Johnson Adopted in 1996, DOMA states that marriage will remain between a man and woman and that same-sex couples will be denied the rights of marriage. DOMA also states that same-sex marriages performed... Read more »

Depression hurts many

By Jaclyn Wloszek

April 16, 2013

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Jaclyn Wloszek Depression is not a weakness. It is not a flaw. It is not a crutch. Depression does not define a person. It is not a label on a prescription bottle. Depression: The insidious monster within.... Read more »