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Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016

Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is located in Akron’s His...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book store was started in Quaker S...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Hidden Gem, Opinion

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet coffees and teas, and more....

Why Akron is a little weird

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I sincerely love Akron. I was born here and as much as I like living here, I have noticed some things that have struck me as a little weird. We still get nerdily excited when we see the Goodyear blimp, as if it isn’t a com...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2016

Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across from Luigi’s in the No...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

May 31, 2016

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis bec...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the univ...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players learned their progr...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

Filed under Campus News

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to rais...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Departmen...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior sports studies major re...

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...

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...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Campus News

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus leadership. The surve...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

February 8, 2016

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

February 1, 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...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under News

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. ...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be...

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...

Many questions, few answers

Many questions, few answers

November 19, 2015

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 ...

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...

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...

Sexual assault survey responses released

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under News

Students received troubling, but important, news in a special edition of Zipmail yesterday. The letter was from President Scott Scarborough, and it highlighted some of the findings from the UA Sexual Assault and Violence Education...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed

November 4, 2015

Filed under News

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative to legalize recreati...

Naming the Honors College

Naming the Honors College

October 28, 2015

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 ...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-hap...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate vice president of student ...

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...

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...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

September 30, 2015

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015

Filed under News

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey sent out to assess opinions about ...

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

September 24, 2015

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing...

ZipCon

ZipCon

February 24, 2015

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals of the Knight Foundation...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used for this season and next...

UA honored for diversity

UA honored for diversity

September 24, 2014

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

New UA president to be inducted Friday

By William Singer, News Editor

September 18, 2014

Filed under News

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first time the university has inducted a new presi...

How Not to Drop Out

How Not to Drop Out

September 2, 2014

Scarborough tours UA

July 21, 2014

The golden shot

The golden shot

July 15, 2014

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