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UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19
UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • April 5, 2021

The pandemic has abruptly changed the lives of both students and faculty here at The University of Akron. After writing an article last fall about how students were feeling about the transition to online learning, I wanted to give the faculty a chance to showcase how they have innovated within the shift.   Daniela Jauk Ph.D., a second-year Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint portfolio. Opening on April 5., the show is held in the Emily Davis Gallery and contains a collection of work that varies from each student and is a summation of four intense years of study.  "Unmuted”...

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
UA Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccinations
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • April 4, 2021

The University of Akron will be holding a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting on April 8 for all enrolled students to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one-dose vaccine, most of the vaccines will be administered on UA’s main campus.   UA students received an email on Thursday, April 1, containing necessary information regarding the...

(Graphic via The University of Akron)
Peer Mentors Sought for the 2021-22 Academic Year
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-chief • March 31, 2021

For the past eight years, Autumn Frampton, associate Director of Academic Support Services in the Office of Multicultural Development has been overseeing the Office of Multicultural Development's Peer Mentoring Services program.    Every year the program trains 20 to 30 mentors to work with incoming first-year students from diverse backgrounds. They target historically underrepresented populations...

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UA Students Victorious in 2021 American Advertising Awards Show
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • March 30, 2021

According to their website, The American Advertising Awards are a highly respected event that gives awards to outstanding professionals in creative industries in the Akron-Canton area.  AAF’s website states, “A Gold ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding...

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UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic • April 4, 2021

The Oscars are approaching fast at the end of this month and The Buchtelite continues to review nominated movies. The next movie in this series is “Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin   “The...

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Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

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A polaroid of Stephanie after receiving her COVID-19 test, impatiently awaiting results.
We Persevere
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • March 14, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I can still feel the fear that I felt in my chest when classrooms on campus were buzzing...

My display for the Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition
Myers School of Art's Annual Scholarship Competition: A Reflection
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • February 16, 2021

Prior to coming to the Myers School of Art, I was not comfortable enough to show my art. As artists we leave a piece of ourselves in our creations and the idea of someone seeing pieces of myself on a...

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