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Zippy joined in on the festivities for UA’s 150th anniversary.
UA Celebrates 150th Anniversary via Social Media, Socially Distanced Events
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor • October 19, 2020

The University of Akron celebrated its 150th anniversary through social media and specially planned events to meet social distancing standards on Saturday, Oct. 10. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends joined the sesquicentennial celebration in a virtual event during which a toast was made by UA President Gary L. Miller and his wife, Georgia, to celebrate the University’s milestone. Those...

Senior Myers student Kayla Weinman is pictured with two pieces she created for her Intermediate Drawing class this semester, which are currently on view in the lower atrium of Folk Hall.
Dashiell Tools & Materials Award Available for Art Majors at UA
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor • October 19, 2020

Created in 1997, The Malcolm J. Dashiell scholarship fund was dedicated by Janet Dashiell Gardner in memory of her husband. Dashiell, who helped establish the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at The University of Akron, taught sculpture at UA for 17 years. The grant is available in both the Fall and Spring semesters and can be used during the current or subsequent term. The maximum amount available...

The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.
Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor • October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless scooter-share company founded in 2016 in San Francisco that partners with universities and surrounding communities to provide scooters that students, residents and visitors can borrow to get around...

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Waterfalls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park provide majestic scenery to hikes.
Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 19, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the second in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has forced people around the globe...

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.
Summit Artspace Holding Fall Juried Exhibition ‘Creativity During a Crisis’
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor • October 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”. The exhibition...

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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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This new application provides users with a unique online dating experience through virtual speed dates.
'Filter Off' Offers New Online Dating Method During COVID-19
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 19, 2020

Whether you are living in the dorms or commuting to campus, meeting someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy. During a time where one’s ability to go out is limited, meeting people and...

Sustainable fashion practices can have a significant impact on the effects of climate change.
Five Ways to Promote Sustainability, be a Fashion Eco-Warrior
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • September 29, 2020

Buy Upcycled Clothing Buying upcycled isn’t only good for your closet, but it’s also good for the environment. Upcycled clothing is created when old clothing is broken down and the materials are...

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