The Buchtelite

  • UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

    UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

    By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

    December 13, 2018

    With Winter Break approaching, many students may be planning to leave their homes or rental properties for extended periods of time, something that can be alluring to burglars. Fortunately for them, The University of Akron Police Department offers a free service to students who would like to have periodic, outside checks of their vacant homes. Officers will check up on homes in the residential areas south of Exchange Street and east of State Route 8...

    A marked and unmarked University police vehicle patrol campus.

    Jake Herron

  • Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

    Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Jake Herron, Sala Wier, Megan Parker, Jordyn Etling, and Kristen Lauck

    December 12, 2018

    One of the greatest gifts each holiday season are the delicious and delicate treats all around. Here are some that members of the Editorial Board like to indulge in: Prettiest Peanut Butter Cookies Brooklyn Dennison Editor in Chief This is a rather new recipe that I have been trying out, but everyone in my family loves it so far. It is an easy recipe to make beautiful looking peanut butter cookies. Best of all, they taste great! Ingredients...

    (Image via Pixabay)

  • UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

    UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

    By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

    December 12, 2018

    The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision was originally announced as being considered on Nov. 28 before being accepted one week later on Dec. 5 during the regular BOT meeting. According to Zipmail, the search committee will now include elected leaders from the University Council, Faculty...

    The University of Akron is currently looking for a candidate to fill the permanent position as President.

    Jake Herron

  • City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

    City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

    By Matthew Hogan, Guest Writer

    December 12, 2018

    The classic quote, “Why not Akron,” has never been more relevant than it is today. 2018 saw the launch of the Bowery Project downtown and with it, a promising future for the city. A full article on what the project entails can be found in a piece written by Crain’s Business, here. In summary, the $42 million Bowery Project will be breaking ground to revitalize an important stretch of Main Street near the Civic Theater later this year. Th...

    South Main Street in Downtown Akron.

    Jake Herron

  • Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

    Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

    By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

    December 11, 2018

    What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing poets write,” Robert Frost is said to have said. I’m sorry I asked. If we struggle with poetry, this struggle to define it is partly to blame. It would be easier if poetry obeyed certain rules—if we could trust it to rhyme, or appear in lines or m...

    (Image via Pixabay)

  • Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

    Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

    By Jake Herron, Online Editor

    December 6, 2018

    The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team is heading to its sixth College Cup appearance after toppling defending national champion Stanford in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. This is a comeback against a team that previously squashed Akron’s championship dreams last season and in 2015. Akron will travel west to Santa Barbara, Calif. to face Michigan State in the College Cup semifinal on Friday, Dec. 7. The Zips previously beat the Spartans, 2-1, during t...

    The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team celebrates their 3-2 victory over Stanford.

    (Image via Akron Zips)

  • Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

    Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

    By Jake Herron, Online Editor

    December 6, 2018

    Hours after a 28-3 loss to South Carolina to end the season, The University of Akron announced that football head coach Terry Bowden was relieved of his duties as the Zips finished the season with a 4-8 record. In his seven seasons with the Zips, Bowden, maintained a 35-52 record while also establishing several signature achievements for the team, including a 5-2 record over arch-rival Kent State during his tenure. Bowden led the Zips to two bowl...

    Former Zips Football head coach Terry Bowden.

    (Image via ESPN)

  • Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

    Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

    By Jake Herron, Online Editor

    December 6, 2018

    A visit to The University of Akron by Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State “gun girl,” drew reactions from a small crowd that formed around her at the center of the UA campus on Thursday, Nov. 29. Initially armed with a microphone and video camera, Bennett said she originally intended to interview UA students about immigration, but soon found herself defending her stance on the Second Amendment instead. “I came to do a man-on-the-...

    Kaitlin Bennett, commonly known as the Kent State “gun girl” speaks during her visit to The University of Akron on Thursday.

    Jake Herron

  • Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

    Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

    By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

    December 5, 2018

    On Nov. 22, the Akron Zoo kicked off their third annual holiday lights show, Wild Lights. The lights show is separate from general zoo admission and will run 20 dates between Nov. 23 and Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m. Douglas Piekarz, President and CEO of the zoo, said he is excited about the 2018 program and hopes families will “come and share the holiday joy.” According to the Akron Zoo’s website, pre-sale tickets for Akron Zoo members are $9 fo...

    The Welcome Center decorated for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo.

    Amanda Piekarz

  • SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

    SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

    By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier

    December 4, 2018

    Sarah Hamilton, assistant director of ZipAssist, describes a student from The University of Akron who was suddenly kicked out of her home in October when she began having trouble academically since she was focused on finding a new place to live for her and her son. When ZipAssist received the referral for this student, Hamilton worked with her for over three weeks to help her find an apartment and pay her first month’s rent through Student Fina...

    Sarah Hamilton helping a student at ZipAssist.

    (Image via The University of Akron)

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  • Saturday, November 3

    Swimming and Diving

    Akron 176 - Ball State 121

  • Saturday, November 3

    Volleyball

    Akron 2 - Kent State 3

  • Saturday, November 3

    Mens Soccer

    Akron CANCELED - Western Michigan CANCELED

  • Friday, November 2

    Volleyball

    Akron 1 - Ohio 3

  • Friday, November 2

    Swimming and Diving

    Akron 124.5 - Ohio State 174.5

  • Friday, November 2

    Swimming and Diving

    Akron 223 - Denison 75

  • Thursday, November 1

    Football

    Akron 26 - Northern Illinois 36

  • Saturday, October 27

    Volleyball

    Akron 0 - Miami (Ohio) 3

  • Saturday, October 27

    Mens Cross Country

    Akron 3rd

  • Saturday, October 27

    Womens Cross Country

    Akron 8th

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