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  • 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 Correspondent

    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)

  • Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

    Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

    By Robert Corts, Sports Correspondent

    December 9, 2017

    The University of Akron men’s soccer team had another chance to deny Stanford an opportunity to become the second soccer program in NCAA history to win three consecutive national titles. However, the Zips suffered their same fate as last year, losing to Stanford in the Final Four of the College Cup tournament 2-0 in Philadelphia, Penn. at Talen Energy Stadium. The Cardinal’s first half was a dominant display of defensive pressure. Stanford took nine shots, f...

    Zips defender, No. 2 Jaoao Moutinho handles the ball at the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Akron Zips Men's Soccer)

  • Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

    Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

    By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Correspondent

    December 7, 2017

    After trailing early and fending off multiple challenges from Fort Wayne, Emmanuel Olojakpoke and the Akron Zips held on for an 83-79 victory on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena. The sophomore forward posted a career-high 24 points, as well as seven rebounds and four blocks to help lead the Zips. Behind Olojakpoke, Akron had a very balanced offensive attack with five other players scoring at least eight points. Junior guard, Jimond Ivey, was ...

    No. 22 Emmanuel Olojakpoke drives for the basket. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017No Comments

The undergraduate student government at The University of Akron has had, arguably, a busy semester connecting and communicating with students. On Oct. 25, the USG hosted the Student Leadership Summit where 120 student leaders congregated to discuss overcoming challenges in the community and Uniting UA. In fact, the event kicked off with a large discussion about Uniting UA, Taylor Bennington, the president of USG, said. Uniting UA is an initiative that allows multiple student organizations to work together to create an event that will benefit the community. Bennington said the leadership summit was historic in that there had never been a larger calling of student leaders at the University. As part of the Uniting UA vision, USG focused on several other initiatives on campus. One of them was Akron Go Day. Bennington said members of USG were available in eight different locations on campus in one day. They were able to touch base with hundreds of students, Bennington said. ...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017No Comments

The Period Project, a student organization at The University of Akron, aims to provide local shelters in Akron with menstrual products. Just last month, members of The Period Project collected nearly 900 menstrual products that went to the Battered Women’s Shelter in an event called the Tampon Drive, Rachael Turkovich, the president of The Period Project said. Members of The Period Project worked with Greek Life to earn a goal of $300 worth of period products to give to the Battered Women’s Shelter. During the Tampon Drive, which took place during Oct. 23 to Nov. 10, they surpassed their goal, Turkovich said. Despite its name, not just tampons were collected during the Tampon Drive. Members of organization accepted menstrual supplies of all kinds. Turkovich was inspired to start the organization by an Intro to Women’s Studies class she took. She said she was interested in learning about the taboos about menstruation and the unfair tax on period products in her wome...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017No Comments

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was inspired by the Walk of Heroes, a fundraiser event that supported the Rape Crisis Center of Media and Summit Counties, last fall. After the event, Rosin said she reached out to the dean of students, who recommended CASA. CASA had existed at the University before, but it was not an official student organization and the previous members of CASA had left or graduated, Rosin said. Rosin was the student who made it an official organization. CASA functions as a normal student organization, they do events and fundraisers, but the members also serve as the student representatives for the SAVE Team at the University. The SAVE Team is the Sexual Assault and Violence Education Team, which develops ...

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  • Saturday, December 9

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 94 - Appalachian State 89

  • Saturday, December 9

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 60 - Duquesne 66

  • Friday, December 8

    Mens Soccer

    Akron 0 - Stanford 2

  • Wednesday, December 6

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 83 - Fort Wayne 79

  • Tuesday, December 5

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 75 - Youngstown State 58

  • Saturday, December 2

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 64 - Marshall 86

  • Saturday, December 2

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 54 - Maryland 75

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By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

November 20, 2017

Many cultures are present in the United States. These cultures have been defining parts of American society. They have become a major part of our society, enriching the cultural diversity of this country. As the holiday season is just a few weeks away, The Buchtelite thought it’d be interesting to learn ...

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

Have you ever wondered who was planning and executing all of the fun events on campus? Members of The Zips Programming Network is responsible for the regularly scheduled events happening around campus to involve and entertain students, faculty and staff at The University of Akron. UA students can b...

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

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 20, 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 adul...

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