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Jan Almasy from Apex Communication Network ready for virtual PRSSA meeting with camera.
PRSSA Virtual Event Focuses on Human-Centric Media Design
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • December 10, 2020

The University of Akron PRSSA chapter hosted the first event of the year virtually on Sep. 28. where guest speaker, Jan Almasy, a local entrepreneur and co-founder of Apex Communications Network, spoke to students on his approach to Human-Centric Media Design. Megan Parker, President of PRSSA and first year UA ;aw student said, “I could not have been happier with the way things went. I felt Jan...

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple
Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • December 8, 2020

Although The University of Akron has implemented changes to campus operations already due to COVID-19, Summit County’s recent designation as a purple county has led to more changes in campus operation. The Ohio Public Health Advisory System officially turned Summit County Purple, the highest level meeting at least six of the seven indicators for two weeks, on Dec. 3 and UA announced campus changes...

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.
UA Moves Courses Completely Online to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, The University of Akron moved all courses previously taught in-person or hybrid to online in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Nov. 11 statewide address and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. During his statewide address, Gov. DeWine said the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing quickly, with many counties categorized as Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and...

Student Health Services is located in the Rec Center and requires appointments to maintain social distancing.
Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • November 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, The University of Akron Health Services announced they would begin random testing for COVID-19 across the campus in order to be proactive in finding new cases and keeping the campus community safe. Students and faculty that have been present anywhere on campus can be randomly selected and notified via email with a subject line that reads “COVID-19 Testing Program. You have Been Selected.” UA...

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.
ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 16, 2020

Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a successful first drive-in movie event on Oct. 16, with several socially-distanced people in attendance, in Lot 70. ZPN showed the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown, only a day before the movie’s 22nd anniversary.  With Halloween around the corner, this movie was the perfect choice in the eyes of many students for the first ZPN drive-in movie...

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The owners of Nomz, Sam Lavictoire and Kassandra Morrison.
Nomz Sandwich Shop Experiences Success through COVID-19
By Summer Torok, Correspondent   • February 23, 2021

Are you looking for a new restaurant with vegan options and locally sourced ingredients?   In 2018, Kassandra Morrison was self-employed with her first business which brought her to Northside Marketplace....

Riz Ahmed as newly deaf drummer Ruben
‘Sound of Metal’ Review: A Touching Tale of Heartbreak and The Journey to Acceptance
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  • February 16, 2021

With the Oscars approaching this upcoming April, The Buchtelite is reviewing movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The first movie in this series is “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius...

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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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Bailey Eaton works at UA’s Freshëns.
UA Students Discuss Working While in School
By Isabella Anderson, Correspondent • February 23, 2021

As college students there are multiple ways to learn responsibility. Setting your alarms to not miss an 8 a.m., living in dorms, moving into first apartments, and of course, attending classes and putting...

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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