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Students Divided over Updated University of Akron COVID Protocols
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent • December 13, 2021

After a brief period of what seemed like reconsideration, The University of Akron joined multiple universities in the state of Ohio to implement a vaccination mandate for students, faculty, and staff.  UA’s protocols were updated on Oct. 26, after they announced their intent to reconsider their policy, to require “all members” of the University of Akron community “be fully vaccinated by...

Abigail Stopka working late on coursework for her Public Relations Campaigns class.
Students Struggle With Heavy Work Loads,Causing Negative Effects on Mental Health
December 13, 2021

Many students, including myself, have found themselves feeling bogged down by the weight and effects of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Even with campus opening back up this fall, some students are struggling to maintain a sustainable and realistic lifestyle.  Some students have been affected by the current U.S. labor shortage, leaving them feeling obligated to work longer hours, pick up more shifts,...

A member of VOCES8 coaches the students on stage at Guzzetta Hall.
UA Students Learn from World Renowned Vocal Ensemble
By Isabella Anderson, Special to The Buchtelite • December 13, 2021

Have you ever had a fantastic educational experience when you least expected it?  “Being able to work with VOCES8 felt surreal,” Music B.A., Kaitlyn Gaughan, said. “These are musicians who have been role models to many singers, conductors, and choral ensembles all over the world… for them to come to Akron, Ohio, having this fun energy and laughing with us, working with us, was something I...

Image from the Cummings Center
The Cummings Center Museum Experience
By Samuel Grom  December 13, 2021

Just a few years ago, the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology opened a new feature on its first floor. The museum is a hidden gem that displays all its facets for students to witness and learn from.  With wood floors and warmly painted walls, the environment delivers a calming effect akin to that a psychiatrist hopes to instill in their sessions, making for the...

Panel members from left   to right Keyana Artis-Chunn Account Manager Science Services, Actalent/Entrepreneur, Courtney Gras Director, Techstars/Entrepreneur,
Melanie Brunty Owner, The Farmer’s Rail/ Entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial Women in Business Event Inspires Students’ Growth
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Contributor • December 13, 2021

is extremely passionate? If so, chances are you know the feeling when a passionate person’s energy starts to be contagious. A wave of excitement spreads across everyone in the room as they become deeply engaged and ready to learn.  This scenario happened at the Entrepreneurial Women in Business Event put on by The University of Akron’s College of Business and Montclair State University to celebrate...

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University of Akron campus.
Students Divided over Updated University of Akron COVID Protocols
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent • December 13, 2021

After a brief period of what seemed like reconsideration, The University of Akron joined multiple universities in the state of Ohio to implement...

Chris Sedlock (L) and Brad Cover (r) celebrate the Twisted Tomato Pizzeria & Beer Wall opening.
New Downtown Akron Pizzeria Puts a Twist on the Traditional Pie
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor • December 13, 2021

In high school, Brad Cover did what many students do, he worked at a pizza place. After going to college and returning, he stopped back to pick...

Chris Sedlock (L) and Brad Cover (r) celebrate the Twisted Tomato Pizzeria & Beer Wall opening.
New Downtown Akron Pizzeria Puts a Twist on the Traditional Pie
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor • December 13, 2021

In high school, Brad Cover did what many students do, he worked at a pizza place. After going to college and returning, he stopped back to pick...

The Final Girl
The Final Girl
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  • December 13, 2021

23 credit hours, an on-campus job, an internship, writing for the school newspaper all led me to 12 hour or longer workdays, leaving no time...

The Final Girl
The Final Girl
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  • December 13, 2021

23 credit hours, an on-campus job, an internship, writing for the school newspaper all led me to 12 hour or longer workdays, leaving no time for emotions. What could go wrong? Well, it feels like everything...

University of Akron campus.
How UA Became My Home Away From Home
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 13, 2021

years I have been able to dodge the frequently asked question, “why did you choose UA?” I never had the answer and for every person that asked I had a different answer. I listed different tangible...

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