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  • A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

    A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

    May 11, 2018

    The Buchtelite has grown substantially over the course of the school year and it could not have been done without the help of the student body. As the independent student newspaper, The Buchtelite takes pride in both writing news that students may not have known about and relaying their concerns and opinions to the entire campus community. Last spring semester, the paper had gone on hiatus. It was brought back with a new staff and a new busi...

    The Buchtelite Editorial Staff. (From left to right: Brooklyn Dennison, Robert Barrett, Jr., Erika Newcome, Sala Wier, Brianna Cramer and Jake Herron)

    Megan Parker

  • University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

    University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

    By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome

    May 11, 2018

    The University of Akron will be holding several graduation ceremonies from May 11 to May 13. Each of these ceremonies will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall. This may be of concern to many students. The University splits graduation ceremonies by divisions of respective colleges and degree levels, such as graduate and undergraduate. For several reasons such as time and efficiency, this seems more practical than holding one large ceremony, which is do...

    (Photo courtesy of Pixaby)

  • Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

    Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

    By Megan Parker, News Contributor

    May 6, 2018

    Zippy, The University of Akron’s kangaroo mascot, celebrated turning 65 with students, faculty, staff and fellow mascots Webster from the Akron RubberDucks and Pozzie from Canton Charge. During the celebration, students, faculty and staff could take pictures with Zippy and her friends, eat cupcakes and donate non-perishable food items for the Campus Cupboard. The birthday celebration took place on May 1, 2018 in the Jean Hower Taber...

    Zippy is one of the few female college mascots in the United States and was named the winner of the national Capital One Mascot of the Year Challenge in 2007.

    Megan Parker

  • Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

    Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

    By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

    May 4, 2018

    Relay For Life is a fundraiser event of American Cancer Society. It is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities across 20 countries in the world. It is a team fundraiser event where people get together to organize themed campsites at the venue. They organize games, activities and sell food to raise money and donate the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Each event takes place with a member on track, to signify tha...

    Survivors and Caregivers start the Survivor Lap. (Photo courtesy of Akron Relay for Life)

  • Five-Star Fridays: Choose Between Health, Homework, Happiness

    Five-Star Fridays: Choose Between Health, Homework, Happiness

    By Megan Parker, News Contributor

    May 4, 2018

    With the end of my first year at The University of Akron almost in sight, I have been taking the time to look back at all the adventures I’ve been on, the friends I have made and the changes within myself as a full-time college student. As a college student who is physically disabled, I have been able to do so many more things on campus than ever before growing up. Bowling between my classes was an option when the weather wouldn’t let up, o...

    Using my spare time between classes this semester, I (left) helped table for the Buchtelite in the Student Union. This might not be possible during the fall semester.

    Megan Parker

  • A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

    A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

    By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

    April 27, 2018

    The past year for The University of Akron sports programs has been filled with excitement, change and heartbreak. In November, the Zips football team earned the MAC East Title after their 24-12 Wagon Wheel Victory over rival, Kent State. The Zips then began preparing to face off against MAC West Champions, The University of Toledo Rockets. On Sat., Dec. 2 the teams headed to Detroit, MI to compete in the 2017 Mid-American Conference at Ford ...

    Zips swim team, Ellie Nebraska, Paloma Marrero, Paulina Nogaj celebrate the teams fifth-straight MAC Championship. Photo courtesy of Nestor Vargas. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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    Akron 1 - Toledo 6

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    Akron 5 - Toledo 13

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    Akron 1 - Toledo 15

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    Akron 2 - Northern Kentucky 6

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    Akron 2 - Tennessee - Martin 10

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    Akron 0 - Northern Kentucky 8

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