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May 4, 2016

Go Red for Women luncheon

By Noor Najjar, Student Writer

May 4, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Life is full of many great moments to cherish such as weddings, anniversaries, college acceptances, and graduations. Many pre-med students probably know that the number one non-communicable disease and killer in the United States... Read more »

Conquering crutches

By Megan Hanft, Student Writer

May 4, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Over the course of two semesters at The University of Akron, I have encountered numerous friends and students that are unable to fully participate in or efficiently get to class. The realization that some people struggle wi... Read more »

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer

May 4, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided to step up its commitme... Read more »

Volunteer for Hunger walk by the Akron Area Interfaith Council

By Noor Najjar, Student Writer

April 27, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As a Muslim-American living in the United States, I oftentimes find myself questioning a core aspect on which this great nation was built: freedom of religion. Elections are nearing and Donald Trump is being censored for his... Read more »

6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

While many Zips may cross their required internship or co-op off their list this summer, others are faced with needing to fill in a list of what-to-do-for-four-months. Students who do not land their internship or co-op for the summe... Read more »

An apostrophe to Zak

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 21, 2016

Filed under Editorials

Under the tender remembrance and hopeful charity of yesterday’s food-packaging event held in memory of Zak Husein, the UA student arbitrarily shot and killed last December, lies the quiet disclosure of a lesson to us all: to... Read more »

New way to conquer job searching

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Graduation for many Zips is quickly approaching. While many are eager to receive their diplomas, many may have a job dangling over their heads. What should I be searching for? What job options are the best for me? As of the past... Read more »

Bernie Sanders’ disastrous trade proposal

By Nicholas Golina, Student Writer

April 20, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would renegotiate every trade deal made by the United States under new criteria. Sanders claims the U.S. can do this ... Read more »

Post-secondary madness

By Kortney Ferrell, Writer

April 18, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

If you have stepped foot in the Polsky building this semester, you may have noticed a large group of disruptive students. I have taken the initiative to politely confront various students to get a better understanding of why t... Read more »

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 6, 2016

Filed under Editorials

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek life to the White Hou... Read more »

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 31, 2016

Filed under Editorials

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both pairs of candidates ar... Read more »

Iran’s Parliamentary Elections Show the Success of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Nicholas Golina, Student Writer

March 30, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

On February 28, 2016, BBC News reported that the reformist parties of Iran have recently gained 30 seats in the parliamentary elections as well as gaining greater influence within the Assembly of Experts, which the clerical bod... Read more »

The coddling of the student mind

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A movement has risen among America’s universities to clean campuses of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. In September 2015, Greg Lukianoff, president of The Foundation for Individual... Read more »

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016

Filed under Editorials

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey t... Read more »

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achieveme... Read more »

Students need a microwave in Bierce Library

By Tyra Porter, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Bierce Library offers a variety of resources for students. For instance, we have librarians to help students with research and a tutoring lab for math and writing. Students can rent laptops and movies. We have a place to eat ... Read more »

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but I’ve got a 3.8. They don’... Read more »

Flexibility

By Melissa Lawrence, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In today’s society, majority of college students are working while they are in college to help them pay for their schooling, or just to make some extra money. Usually wherever they are working, their place of employment attempts... Read more »

Vote to invest more in college education

By Collin Hayes, Student Writer

March 9, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

“…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Last Friday, the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) released a report detailing the effects of the tax... Read more »

Political apathy on campus

By Alex Belovich

March 9, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

The March 3rd edition of The Buchtelite asked what students thought about Clinton and Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday. What shocked me is that some of the respondents didn’t seem to know or care about the Super Tuesday primaries,... Read more »

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 9, 2016

Filed under Editorials

No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his intent to finance the program... Read more »

It’s wrong not to use your right

By Diana Nikolic, Student Writer

March 7, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Having moved to Akron, Ohio from Australia, I have always wondered why voting, by many, is considered unimportant in the United States. Being born and raised in a country that enforces mandatory voting, I consider voting a nec... Read more »

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016

Filed under Editorials

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have caught and shut down UA’s... Read more »

#NeverTrump

By Youngbin Jeong

March 2, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

On social media, #NeverTrump is the one of the biggest movements related to the presidential race. Despite Donald Trump’s audacious insults towards women, Hispanics, Muslims, the disabled, and immigrants, he is receiving abu... Read more »

Make summer of 2016 matter

By Kaitlin Erdman, Student Writer

March 2, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As we approach the halfway mark of the semester and roll into the summer, many Zips out there may be starting to wonder: how can I make this summer worthwhile? To some it will mean cramming in some extra classes to graduate early... Read more »

Professionalism beyond the pitch

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 24, 2016

Filed under Editorials

Professionalism is more than a suit, a firm handshake, and a résumé. Actions might speak louder than words, and for many students this holds true no matter how grand they are at articulating their sentences; however, authentic... Read more »

The all-white Oscar ballot

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

February 24, 2016

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors including Will Smith... Read more »

Now in right direction, USG must use its voice

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 17, 2016

Filed under Editorials

On Monday, the Undergraduate Student Government emailed a survey to all undergraduate students. The questionnaire is meant to collect student opinion on the University’s leadership. In the past, USG has voiced little support o... Read more »

Holistic approach to conquering mental illness

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As a former University of Akron resident assistant, I have dealt with students who faced anxiety attacks, fainting episodes from stress, induced anorexia, headaches, migraines, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, depression and many oth... Read more »

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials

During this brisk season, the country trembled with the shouts of civil rights activists who fought for the right to realize their dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America now stands in the symbolic shadow of... Read more »

Music with a message

Music with a message

February 10, 2016

Welcome back, Zips

Welcome back, Zips

January 27, 2016

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and t... Read more »

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bot... Read more »

Celebrate the season without the stressors

By Natalyia Calhoun, Student Writer

December 2, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

During the holiday season, many students are more prone to stress than any other time of the year. Stress could be the result of frantically getting the perfect gifts together for loved ones, friends, and even roommates. Even the th... Read more »

‘We Will Be Heard and Understood’

By Angel Poole, President of Black Students United

November 24, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As a student leader on campus of Black Students United (BSU), I feel it is my obligation to help provide a social, educational, and a cultural setting that will serve to enrich and enhance the collegiate experience of Black students an... Read more »

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel

November 18, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the audience and ready to ... Read more »

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty, staff, or students.” He as... Read more »

What Trump gets wrong about gun violence

By Paul Clifford

November 18, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

During a Student Government-organized Town Hall meeting on Nov. 16, students openly asked UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns, and the new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams questions about several prevalent issues ... Read more »

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 11, 2015

Filed under Editorials

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business? That’s questionable. Regar... Read more »

Zips at night

By Natalyia Calhoun, Student Writer

November 11, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

On Nov. 1, clocks were turned backward one hour for daylight savings. This resulted in brighter mornings and, sadly, darker evenings with the sun setting an hour earlier. This said, from five to six o’clock in the evening is... Read more »

Quality over controversy

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

November 11, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

A red cup. Recently, this simple, inanimate object has created quite a bit of controversy in the news and social media. To most people, Starbucks’ infamous red cup creates feelings of warmth and comfort during the holiday seas... Read more »

Disability awareness week

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 4, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Have you ever questioned whether you should open the door for someone ahead of you who is in a wheelchair? Or have you felt uncomfortable sitting next to someone with an apparent physical disability in class? These are just a ... Read more »

Good things come from cancer

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

October 28, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

We often think we have life figured out; but what if we don’t, and instead are leading a life aimlessly. Can one tragic incident change how we view our lives? I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015... Read more »

Social media abuse

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

October 28, 2015

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Social media has become somewhat of an epidemic in the last few years, as its presence has grown significantly. From the very beginning, social media has been a great channel for individuals to get in contact with nearly anyo... Read more »

The issue with Issue 3

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 28, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors into the constitution... Read more »

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 21, 2015

Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men, along with a quotation of ... Read more »

Productivity purging

Productivity purging

October 21, 2015

Right to Yak

Right to Yak

October 14, 2015

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the passive statement, “Mi... Read more »

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly presenting ideas, voic... Read more »

How passions, values, and goals shape your career

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

If your interests and values are well-matched to your field of study, then you are likely to be happy and successful. But for many students, interests change over time, passions are discovered or lost, and the old job may no lo... Read more »

Zipping Into College With The Student Newspaper

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hello fellow Zips, and welcome to the beginning of a new semester at The University of Akron! It’s that time of year again. The hot days of summer will eventually cool to fall’s leaf-rustling chill, when the brick walkways ... Read more »

Some advice for freshmen

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As we transition into yet another school year, the editorial staff of The Buchtelite would like to introduce ourselves and offer our sincere advice to first-year students. We hope to give insight on who makes this paper possible, ... Read more »

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift and Richard Angeletti. Dear... Read more »

Run off the end of semester stresses

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

April 20, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A common misconception among critics of running is that in order for you to be a runner one must be tall, lean, and able to run a 6-minute mile, when that is not at all the case. Anyone can be a runner if they want to. I run... Read more »

Benefits of working on-campus

By Makenzie Logan, Student Writer

April 20, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Looking for a job can be a tedious task. Almost a job in itself. As students we have opportunities available to work on the UA campus. Most of the time they will even work around a student's class schedule. Whether... Read more »

The Iranian fumble

The Iranian fumble

April 13, 2015

I’m not racist, I just have questions

By Tyler Coventry, Student Writer

April 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

8Whenever somebody says “I’m not racist” it’s safe to assume that whoever is speaking is racist. I hope I am an exception to the rule. It’s a sensitive subject; something I’ve learned to handle with more tact. I’m... Read more »

Inaccurate assessments lead to stigma against applicants

By Brianne Angell, Student Writer

April 6, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Job applications – you need them to get a job, but sometimes filling them out is more stressful than the job search itself. After you plug in the demographic information, fill in the work experience, and try to find the Word... Read more »

Misguided outrage

Misguided outrage

March 30, 2015

Islamic Fundamentalists: Which ones are you okay with?

By David Trujillo, Student Writer

March 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The world has been festering in anger, disgust, shock, and revulsion since the unchecked cruelty of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) went mainstream in the west with the beheading of journalist James Foley. Mass... Read more »

How influential women are fighting for gender equality

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The 87th Academy Awards took place this past Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The ceremony was all about the stars’ glitz and glamour. This year, however, more than ever, women are challenging the stereotypes... Read more »

An argument for handwriting

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To hell with practicality. Good handwriting, or “chirography,” is a dying art. Its decline began when that first email was sent in the early ‘70s. Since, the art has regressed continuously, disappearing from school curriculums... Read more »

Dress for success

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Does what you wear affect how you work, both in school and on the job? We have all had the experience of feeling more motivated and focused when we are dressed up for class or work - whether this means wearing a button down... Read more »

A cure for executive overreach

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

At the conclusion of the 18th century, America became a free nation. Our nation’s declaration was signed in blood as well as in ink. The intent was to create a free society where one could practice their faith freely and not... Read more »

Poe, poetry, and us

Poe, poetry, and us

February 4, 2015

BIG WORDS saves college students BIG BUCKS

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

No matter what college you’re in or what classes you’re taking, every student in every class asks the same question every semester: “Do I need to buy the book?” In a perfect world, books would be affordable and this question... Read more »

Beware of Establishment Media

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

January 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Said the broken record looping in my head: You can’t spot-reduce fat…you can’t spot-reduce fat. How many times?! You can’t spot-reduce fat! I was eating hotel-provided breakfast in front of an unnecessarily large flat-s... Read more »

New beginnings in 2015

New beginnings in 2015

January 26, 2015

Snapcash sensation

Snapcash sensation

November 24, 2014

Connected to campus

Connected to campus

November 18, 2014

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 »

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