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UA Students exploring the exhibition on February 16. Photographed by Philip Patnode
Time is running out to see UA’s Exhibition of Juried Student Art
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • February 20, 2024

Need a break from the grind of classes? The Myers School of Art is currently holding its must-see 88th Juried Student Exhibition. Located inside the Myers School of Art at 150 East Exchange Street, the exhibition is on view Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until March 1.   This year’s juror, who evaluated the student artwork and selected the winners, was Cleveland native, Wendy Earle....

Olivia Kurylo receiving the inaugural BCAS student-of-the-month award.
Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief Olivia Kurylo Named Inaugural “Student of the Month” by Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Dean
By Sarah Burneson, editor-in-chief • February 17, 2024

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Mitchell McKinney, presented Olivia Kurylo, a sophomore majoring in English, with the College's inaugural Student of the Month award at a meeting of The Buchtelite staff on Wednesday, Jan. 31.  This newly created award is to recognize exceptional Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) students who demonstrate dedication and go beyond in their...

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Downtown Akron Celebrates 2024 Lunar New Year at the Akron Civic Theater This Sunday
By Olivia Richardson, Layout Editor • February 16, 2024

Lunar New Year began on Feb. 10, kicking off a 15-day spring festival, celebrated worldwide. The 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac calendar points to this year as the Year of the Dragon. To celebrate the holiday in Akron, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) and the Akron Civic Theater will be hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online (fees...

Image courtesy of ZipsGuide.com.
A ZipsGuide to Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts in the 330
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • February 13, 2024

I am a sucker for traditional romance. I love traditions and I love the history behind traditions, so you can bet I love Valentine’s Day.  In 1861, British chocolate maker Richard Cadbury had the brilliant idea of packaging his treats in a heart-shaped box. He called it the “fancy box” and the purpose after consuming his chocolates was to store loves notes and fun keepsakes.  Ladies did...

The 2021 cover of the Ashbelt Literary Journal. Image courtesy of the University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences website.
The Ashbelt Literary Journal 2023 submissions closing soon
By Nate Young, Contributor • December 20, 2023

As we reach the middle of December, submissions for the AshBelt Literary Journal will close soon. For those unaware, the AshBelt Literary Journal is a publication at the University of Akron that showcases the creative literary works of undergraduate students. These works include poetry, fiction, flash fiction, scripts and creative non-fiction As it relies entirely on submissions, the Journal...

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Emily Cathers
Emily Cathers
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I'm a sophomore, studio art major and a media production minor. I love writing poetry and short stories. I'm a member of ZTV and I have an on-campus job at the Myers School of Art. Writing and art have...

The Cher Show logo courtesy of Playhouse Square.
Broadway in Akron set to finish its musical season with “The Cher Show” and “Clue”
By Taylor Lorence, Correspondent • November 27, 2023
Graphics including map and itinerary courtesy of Summit Artspace and Downtown Akron Partnership.
Downtown Akron elevates local shopping on Small Business Saturday and Artists Sunday with special “Passport” contest
By Olivia Kurylo, Editor-in-Chief • November 24, 2023
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UA Students exploring the exhibition on February 16. Photographed by Philip Patnode
Time is running out to see UA’s Exhibition of Juried Student Art
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • February 20, 2024

Need a break from the grind of classes? The Myers School of Art is currently holding its must-see 88th Juried Student Exhibition. Located inside...

Image courtesy of ZipsGuide.com.
A ZipsGuide to Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts in the 330
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • February 13, 2024

I am a sucker for traditional romance. I love traditions and I love the history behind traditions, so you can bet I love Valentine’s Day.  In...

A Dia De los Muertos display in a local Ohio pumpkin patch.
New Spanish Club holds Day of Dead skull decorating event on Nov. 2
By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor • October 30, 2023

The University of Akron has a new student organization this fall: The Spanish Club. The first meeting for the Spanish Club took place...

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Susie Frazier closing her retail showroom in Cleveland after twelve years
By News Release October 21, 2023

Cleveland, OH – On Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, from noon to 4:00 p.m., Susie Frazier will be closing her iconic retail showroom at 78th Street Studios...

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