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  • Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

    Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

    By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

    April 23, 2018

      One of The University of Akron’s historic buildings went up into flames late Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in a fire that caused a building nearby to close due to poor air quality and took hours for emergency responders to put out. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Akron Police and Akron Fire Department received reports of smoke and flames in the old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 354 E. Market St. The three-alarm blaz...

    Flames shoot through the roof of the former UA Ballet Center.

    Jake Herron

  • Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

    Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

    By Megan Parker, News Contributor

    April 19, 2018

    While playing one of her original songs, titled “Arrows,” Brenna Lynn stopped for a moment and thought about ways she could include her passion for music into her busy schedule as a college student. “I’m in school, kind of grumbling about it at all times, doing everything I’m supposed to be doing; following directions with my nose in a book,” Lynn thought. “And all I want to do is play music.” Putting her guitar down, Lynn to...

    Brenna Lynn created the cover of her album using white Christmas lights and a sheet hanging in her bedroom. (Photo Courtesy of Brenna Lynn)

  • Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

    Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

    By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

    April 19, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21,  E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the Akron Symphony Orchestra who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in concert at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Warner Bros. and CineConcerts announced the global Harry Potter Film Concert Series in early 2017 and the series celebrates the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling has created. With this unique co...

    (Photo courtesy of The Akron Symphony)

  • Dean John Green Named Interim President

    Dean John Green Named Interim President

    By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

    April 19, 2018

    On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Green as the interim president of the University. This decision will take effect on May 1, 2018. The decision came as the Board voted unanimously on Dr. Green, who was the dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences. “As dean of the University’s largest and most diverse college, he is valued for his collaborative approach to problem solving,” Roland B...

  • A Survivor’s Movement

    A Survivor’s Movement

    By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

    April 18, 2018

    On Tuesday, April 17th Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement spoke at The University of Akron. Burke began the lecture by dispelling some of the rumors she had heard and seen about herself on the internet by stating in a joking manner that she was indeed from the Bronx, New York and not Queens, New York. Burke then took her story far beyond the Me Too hashtag by explaining her history as an activist. Burke stated that she was born with t...

    Tarana Burke beginning her lecture.

    Emily Bower

  • Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

    Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

    By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

    April 18, 2018

    Those already or looking to be involved in The University of Akron’s esports team got together for their first forum to discuss the future of the team. The forum began with President Matthew Wilson talking about the impact that esports has and will have on the University itself. He also stressed on how it will be compared to other sporting events, as a testament to the sports growing popularity. The Director of Esports, Michael Fay Jr., then ...

    (Graphic courtesy of Akron Esports)

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