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Jan Almasy from Apex Communication Network ready for virtual PRSSA meeting with camera.
PRSSA Virtual Event Focuses on Human-Centric Media Design
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • December 10, 2020

The University of Akron PRSSA chapter hosted the first event of the year virtually on Sep. 28. where guest speaker, Jan Almasy, a local entrepreneur and co-founder of Apex Communications Network, spoke to students on his approach to Human-Centric Media Design. Megan Parker, President of PRSSA and first year UA ;aw student said, “I could not have been happier with the way things went. I felt Jan...

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple
Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • December 8, 2020

Although The University of Akron has implemented changes to campus operations already due to COVID-19, Summit County’s recent designation as a purple county has led to more changes in campus operation. The Ohio Public Health Advisory System officially turned Summit County Purple, the highest level meeting at least six of the seven indicators for two weeks, on Dec. 3 and UA announced campus changes...

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.
UA Moves Courses Completely Online to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, The University of Akron moved all courses previously taught in-person or hybrid to online in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Nov. 11 statewide address and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. During his statewide address, Gov. DeWine said the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing quickly, with many counties categorized as Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and...

Student Health Services is located in the Rec Center and requires appointments to maintain social distancing.
Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • November 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, The University of Akron Health Services announced they would begin random testing for COVID-19 across the campus in order to be proactive in finding new cases and keeping the campus community safe. Students and faculty that have been present anywhere on campus can be randomly selected and notified via email with a subject line that reads “COVID-19 Testing Program. You have Been Selected.” UA...

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.
ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 16, 2020

Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a successful first drive-in movie event on Oct. 16, with several socially-distanced people in attendance, in Lot 70. ZPN showed the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown, only a day before the movie’s 22nd anniversary.  With Halloween around the corner, this movie was the perfect choice in the eyes of many students for the first ZPN drive-in movie...

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Multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni Matt Miller
Local Artist Matt Miller Creates Painting for CBA
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor • December 11, 2020

Matt Miller credits his artistic inspiration to his fascination of the archetypal characters and symbolism that can be found in the mythologies and folklore of different historical cultures.  “Most...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
Myers School of Art Alumna Amber Anderson on ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor • December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna, Amber Anderson is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ the Emily Davis Gallery’s Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

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Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

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With the winter season bringing loved ones together, everyone is figuring out how to safely enjoy their normal activities.
Winter is Coming: Fun COVID-Safe Activities to Do This Winter
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts Entertainment Editor • December 10, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the five in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the winter season now in full swing, families...

Holidays are spent surrounded by those we love, but this year may look different due to the pandemic, with new ways to still connect and be safe.
Holiday Fun During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 10, 2020

With the holiday season in full swing, people are travelling and visiting loved ones more often. While in years past this was done without a second thought, this year we need to be more considerate due...

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