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  • First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

    First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

    By Julian Curet, News Contributor

    December 30, 2017

    On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adults and children, and other events. Admission buttons are $10 and children under 10 years are free when accompanied by a button-wearing adult. ...

    Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Fitzwater)

  • Memories of Akron Christmases Past

    Memories of Akron Christmases Past

    By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

    December 20, 2017

    Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief Ice Skating at Lock 3 I had never explored the holiday events at Akron until I went ice skating at Lock 3 a few years ago when my significant other took me ice skating for our first date. I had no idea how to ice skate, and it was probably a hazardous choice for the date since I’m quite clumsy. However, my significant other taught me how to ice skate and I managed to avoid breaking any bones during the process. H...

    The Buchtelite Editorial Staff. (Top Row: Brianna Cramer, Erika Newcome, Sala Wier, Brooklyn Dennison. Bottom Row: Robert Barrett, Jr., Jake Herron)

  • Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

    Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

    By Ben Sewell, Guest Writer

    December 16, 2017

    For many college students, one experience that is shared is the price of textbooks. The University of Akron senior Grant Holtzapple, recalling a particularly expensive semester,  said every single textbook he was required to get for the courses were the newest edition and after totaling them the bill came to over $500. According to Mark Perry writing for, the price of textbooks have increased by 90% between January 1998 and July 20...

    (Buchtelite file photo)

  • De-stress During Finals at Bierce

    De-stress During Finals at Bierce

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

    December 11, 2017

    As finals week arrives, students seem to have similar feelings: anxiety over their exams and relief that the semester is over. For instance, Makayla Enriques, an Anthropology senior said she just can’t wait to be finished with classes. Her birthday is during finals week, she said, which she is looking forward to, but she is not looking forward to deadlines and working a lot during finals week. During past semesters, to relieve stress durin...

    Bierce Library will be offering extended hours to help students prepare for finals. (Buchtelite file photo)

  • Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

    Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

    By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

    December 10, 2017

    For the second game in a row, the Zips outlasted their opponent after falling behind early. Akron remains undefeated at James A. Rhodes Arena this season with the tightly-contested 94-89 win over Appalachian State. With the winter storm that hit North Carolina over the weekend, the Mountaineers encountered some travel issues, pushing back the time of tip-off by five hours, from the originally scheduled 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appalachian State showed no signs...

    No. 4 Malcolm Duvivier dodges App State defense in Akron’s win on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Zips Men's Basketball)

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  • Tuesday, January 16

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 49 - Eastern Michigan 63

  • Saturday, January 13

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 80 - Bowling Green 78

  • Saturday, January 13

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 64 - Bowling Green 66

  • Saturday, January 13

    Swimming and Diving

    Akron 158 - Toledo 85

  • Wednesday, January 10

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 61 - Ball State 74

  • Tuesday, January 9

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 65 - Buffalo 87

Upcoming Games
Swimming and Diving vs. Duquesne
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Swimming and Diving vs. Ohio
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Rifle vs. Morehead State
Sat, Jan 20 8:30 AM@ Morehead State
Tennis vs. Pittsburgh
Sat, Jan 20 4:00 PM@ Pittsburgh
Womens Basketball vs. Central Michigan
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