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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

A Clue Review: How Does the Play Compare to the Movie?
A Clue Review: How Does the Play Compare to the Movie?
By Amore Hill, Online Editor • May 17, 2024

On April 25th, The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall concluded their Broadway in Akron season with the play Clue.   The play is based on the 1985 screenplay Clue. Clue is a parody of the classic whodunit genre that tends to make fun of the common tropes. Which makes the show more of a comedy than a mystery. The original movie features the talents of Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher...

Photo by Shananne Lewis
The Hower House Museum Presents ‘Essential Luxuries of the Upper Class: Tea with the Howers,’ through September 2024
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • April 24, 2024

The Hower House Museum is a time capsule, situated on the campus corner of Fir and Mill Street at 60 Fir Hill, waiting to be explored by college students. With both Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching, this historical site offers a nice family-friendly activity for parents who enjoy local history. From April 1 to September 19, the museum will display special items on loan from local Hower...

Buchtelite Photographer Philip Patnode takes top prize in Bierce Library Haiku Contest
Buchtelite Photographer Philip Patnode takes top prize in Bierce Library Haiku Contest
April 23, 2024

The University Libraries celebrated National Poetry Month with their annual haiku contest. All UA students, faculty, and staff were invited to participate. Haiku submissions could cover any topic or subject as long as they were original and adhered to the 5+7+5 rule, which is one line with five syllables, one line with seven syllables and another line with five syllables. According to the Oxford...

In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew S. Rancer
In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew S. Rancer
By Julie Cajigas, Advisor • April 21, 2024
On April 11, 2024, the Communication world lost a giant. Dr. Andrew S. Rancer, professor emeritus at University of Akron, was a humble, friendly and deeply kind man. There is no doubt that his neighbors and people he knew in his personal life knew he loved his job teaching. What they may not have known is that Dr. Rancer was one of a few Communication scholars to achieve global status. He has published dozens of books and articles, and his work has been translated into many languages. Andy's research is cited more than 4,500 times.
In Memoriam: Dr. David Ritchey
In Memoriam: Dr. David Ritchey
By Julie Cajigas, Advisor • April 21, 2024

Dr. David Ritchey, a professor emeritus of The University of Akron, passed away on April 6, 2024 after a brief health struggle. We remember him as a friend to The Buchtelite. In Dr. Ritchey's PR Writing course, he would tell students that if they could get their work published in The Buchtelite, they would earn an automatic A. Appearing in the media is, after all, the goal of all media relations efforts....

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Shananne Lewis
Shananne Lewis
Online Editor

Shananne Lewis started working as an Educational Specialist with the Education Talent Search at Buckingham in June of 2023. For twenty-five years she has taught dance in the Akron and Canton areas because...

ZipsGuide: Celebrate Black History Month by supporting Black-owned businesses in Akron
ZipsGuide: Celebrate Black History Month by supporting Black-owned businesses in Akron
By Anthony Nichols, Contributor • March 1, 2024
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Broadway in Akron set to finish its musical season with “The Cher Show” and “Clue”
By Taylor Lorence, Correspondent • November 27, 2023
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In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew S. Rancer
In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew S. Rancer
By Julie Cajigas, Advisor • April 21, 2024
On April 11, 2024, the Communication world lost a giant. Dr. Andrew S. Rancer, professor emeritus at University of Akron, was a humble, friendly and deeply kind man. There is no doubt that his neighbors and people he knew in his personal life knew he loved his job teaching. What they may not have known is that Dr. Rancer was one of a few Communication scholars to achieve global status. He has published dozens of books and articles, and his work has been translated into many languages. Andy's research is cited more than 4,500 times.
In Memoriam: Dr. David Ritchey
In Memoriam: Dr. David Ritchey
By Julie Cajigas, Advisor • April 21, 2024

Dr. David Ritchey, a professor emeritus of The University of Akron, passed away on April 6, 2024 after a brief health struggle. We remember him...

Photo by Shananne Lewis
The Hower House Museum Presents ‘Essential Luxuries of the Upper Class: Tea with the Howers,’ through September 2024
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • April 24, 2024

The Hower House Museum is a time capsule, situated on the campus corner of Fir and Mill Street at 60 Fir Hill, waiting to be explored by college...

Buchtelite Photographer Philip Patnode takes top prize in Bierce Library Haiku Contest
Buchtelite Photographer Philip Patnode takes top prize in Bierce Library Haiku Contest
April 23, 2024

The University Libraries celebrated National Poetry Month with their annual haiku contest. All UA students, faculty, and staff were invited to...

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