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Students, faculty and staff stand outside of Bierce Library for the walkout at The University of Akron.

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker March 15, 2018

The University of Akron students, faculty and staff participated in a walkout on Wednesday in front of Bierce Library in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the Parkland school shooting and to protest...

(Buchtelite file photo)

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor March 1, 2018

On February 27, 2018, The University of Akron's official Twitter account shared a graphic stating, “If high school students participate in peaceful protests and/or civil action and receive a disciplinary...

Demonstrators hold signs as they march down W. Market Street during the protest in Highland Square on Tuesday night.

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 17, 2016

Hundreds of people, including University of Akron students, gathered in Highland Square Tuesday night to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. After meeting at Chipotle at 11 p.m., demonstrators...

 President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally on the campaign trail at the James A. Rhode Arena at UA this summer.

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 15, 2016

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at...

Exercise science student Cindy Hampton was recognized for excellence at yesterdays meeting. During her speech, she fittingly asked Board members and the audience to stand up and stretch their arms for a break. President Scott Scarborough and Board Chair Pavloff are on the left.

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor April 13, 2016

Out in Orrville at UA’s Wayne College campus, it was a quiet day for both trustees and protesters. Yesterday, April 13, was the UA Board of Trustee’s last meeting of spring semester – its...

Board Meeting Protest

December 24, 2015

Matthew Wilson, UA School of Law dean, gives a presentation to the Board of Trustees. Thirty minutes prior, a protest was held outside.

Trustees speak, protesters silenced

By Logan Lane and Kristina Aiad-Toss December 9, 2015

In the printed version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that the public session of the Board of Trustees meeting was slated to begin at 9 a.m. However, the public portion of the meeting was...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday...

Students gather to voice their opinion on the university president.

Protesting the President

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2015

The Buchtelite acknowledges a mistake in the print version of this article: Alyssa Perrone's name is spelled incorrectly as Alyssa "Parrone."  Recent backlash toward job layoffs, program cuts, and...

Love Markel speaks to a group in Olin Hall Room 124 on Friday, May 1, to organize the details of next weeks protest.

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor May 1, 2015

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8,...

Students protesting the religious groups on campus.

Religious protestors cause stir on campus

By Grant Morgan, Writer September 29, 2014

  The University of Akron was rife with contention on Thursday, Sept. 25 as five spokespersons from an independent Christian church took up positions outside of Bierce Library. The church is...

Students for Life raise awareness through protest

By Kal Matar September 19, 2013

On Saturday morning, Students for Life members and locals of the Akron community gathered together in front of the Akron Women’s Medical Group clinic at 839 E. Market St. to participate in the National...

OMD After the Protest

May 2, 2013

Maria Guess-Cousins Last week, many students rallied in a silent protest on the front of Buchtel Hall’s steps. Students of many backgrounds shared similar interests as they stood with their mouths duck...

Protest for part-time

May 2, 2013

Matthew Balsinger In light of looming changes to compensation for part-time faculty, members of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association (OPTFA) were on campus Wednesday afternoon to hold a rally for what...

Student protest for OMD

April 25, 2013

Katelyn Freil A special edition of Zipmail was sent out one week ago meant to clear up confusion about rumors of the Office of Multicultural Development. “We have become aware of a lot of misinformation...

Protest reactions

April 18, 2013

Morgan Hummel Last week, students on college campuses nationwide carried empty holsters in support of the concealed carry movement. The Empty Holster Protest, as it has come to be called by Students for...

USG senator’s tweet sends LGBTU into protests

October 2, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer and Katelyn Freil The Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender Union student organization at Akron stood their ground on Monday as they protested the Undergraduate Student Government...

May 4 protester speaks at UA

March 20, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase Learning from the oral history of a Kent State protester was accomplished in the Honors College common room March 8 through the graphic photography of the historic shooting on May...

May 4 protester and victim Alan Canfora to speak at UA

March 1, 2012

May 4, 1970 was a day that brought the campus into the national spotlight. In the midst of the very controversial Vietnam War, the peaceful protestor was a popular image. Kent State protestor Alan Canfora...

Senate Bill 5 protesters descend upon state Capitol

February 23, 2011

On Tuesday, thousands of Ohioans ventured to the Ohio Statehouse to protest Senate Bill 5, a bill restricting collective bargaining rights for state employees.Collective bargaining is a type of negotiation...

Professor protests war in Iraq

March 25, 2009

" The sixth anniversary of the war in Iraq was acknowledged in Akron on March 20 by protesters. Approximately two dozen people organized a march, which began at Akron City Hall and ended at the Federal...

Law students protest Pakistan

November 12, 2007

"The sidewalks outside the federal courthouse on S. Main Street were filled Friday with protesters joining in a peaceful show of support for the rule of law in Pakistan. The protest was organized after...

Venezuelan constitutional changes provoke protests

October 25, 2007

"Recent proposed constitutional changes in Venezuela have provoked student protests. On Tuesday, university students led a demonstration in the capital, opposing the changes that included the potential...

Women's Studies protests violence

October 18, 2007

"The Women's Studies program is recycling. It isn't a part of a green campus initiative, however. It's meant to help victims of domestic violence. In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month,...

Graphic by Olivia Richardson.

Seeking Nominations: 24 Zips for 2024

By Olivia Richardson, Layout Editor March 10, 2024

The Buchtelite is seeking the kind of Zips we’d all like to know. These are current students who deserve the spotlight - even for achievements and qualities not traditionally recognized. We're talking...

A scene reminiscent of a former era inside Baxters speakeasy.

Hidden Gems: Akron has two modern-day speakeasies filled with history and mystery

By Camryn Moore, Correspondent May 1, 2023

During the Prohibition Era in the 1920s, alcohol sales were illegal, so bartenders, bars and saloons created a secret place for their customers to continue to partake. The term “Speakeasy” was...

Ben Holda addresses Jayland Walker verdict and speaks about a recent protest where pepper spray was used on what he called a peaceful protest.

Speakers at Panel on Social Justice and Jayland Walker Leave Attendees with Much to Think About 

By Alexa Baumberger , Arts and Entertainment Editor April 25, 2023

The University of Akron’s Center for Conflict Management sponsored a panel on Thursday, April 20, to discuss the social justice ramifications surrounding the death of Jayland Walker.    The panel...

The designated protest zone was deserted only days after the verdict was read.

Photo Essay: Ghost Town

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Correspondent April 18, 2023

One day after the Jayland Walker grand jury announced that no charges would be brought against the officers who shot the Akron resident during a traffic stop, businesses, schools and other organizations...

Courtesy of Wikimedia.

Update: All University of Akron courses go remote and all campus events are cancelled beginning Tues. April 18, until further notice

By Hannah Wines, Mangaging Editor April 13, 2023

Update at 10:30 p.m., April 17 The University of Akron just announced that "out of an abundance of caution, The University of Akron will move all in-person classes at the main campus to remote instruction...

Worst Best Picture Nominations:

Worst Best Picture Nominations:

By Liv Ream, Film Critic March 10, 2023

Elvis: Listen, I love a good biopic more than anyone. Who doesn’t love a feel-good, rags-to-riches story? I have no interest in digging through the darker side of Elvis’s story and clearly, neither...

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

Before I start this article, all these opinions are completely my own. If you have different opinions, that’s great! Movies are subjective and can be discussed in a respectful way.    --  Believe...

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

By Abigail Geiser, Correspondant October 4, 2021

A multi-disciplinary panel presentation titled “Vaccines, Public Health and Mandates: A multi-disciplinary approach” will be held by the Center for Conflict Management (CCM), Department of Sociology...

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...

Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Cairo, Illinois,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, printed later, 11 x 14 inches.

Newest Exhibit in Emily Davis Gallery Explores Current Social Climate

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor September 22, 2020

The newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Bearing Witness: A Response to Current Events by Regional Photographers” opened on Aug. 24 and is available to the public until Oct. 9. Photographers...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about her role in the #MuteRKelly movement.

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 9, 2020

In an event hosted by The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies Program, Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about the #MuteRKelly movement on Mar. 3 in the Jean Howard Taber Student Union. Barnes is a...

Members of PPGenUA include (left to right) Kaitlyn Rafferty, Calli Onest, Amy Quitter and Madison McKinney.

‘Planned Parenthood: Generation Action’ Student Organization Looks Forward Despite Challenges

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor December 11, 2019

A small group of young women gathered in Student Union Room 310 on a Friday morning for a meeting and an educational presentation titled “Vaginas and Pleasure.” The University of Akron chapter of...

Mike Shearer, Chad Painter, Jim Crutchfield and Kelly McBride (left to right) participated in the panel, “Activism, Advocacy, Journalism and Public Relations.”

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics...

Susannah Chamberlain Cole.

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2019

From millions of women in India joining hands to fight for gender equality to Captain Marvel topping box office milestones, 2019 has been a great year for women. To celebrate these achievements and this...

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2019

During Women’s History Month, people like the suffragettes usually come to mind: just think about how many children will be taught about Susan B. Anthony this month.   While the suffragettes and...

Faculty members from both UA and KSU standing in the picket line while holding signs of support for WSU faculty.

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor February 6, 2019

Members of the American Association of University Professors from The University of Akron and Kent State University held a solidarity picket on the UA campus in support of the faculty at Wright State University...

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

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,...

Taylor Bennington, President of the UA student body and Undergraduate Student Government. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker October 9, 2018

During an exclusive interview with The Buchtelite, Taylor Bennington, President of Undergraduate Student Government at The University of Akron, explained why USG supported the Academic Program Review and...

Jerry Springer speaks to University of Akron students, community members and fans at the Taber Student Union.

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

By Jake Herron, Online Editor October 2, 2018

Television star and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer was the guest of honor at a meeting of the College Democrats of The University of Akron on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Taber Student Union. Dozens...

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

By Julian Curet, News Contributor March 6, 2018

Within the borders of our country, there exists a silence as deafening as the hail of bullets raining down on our citizens. That silence is as strong as the walls of our governing institutions. It extends...

(Graphic Courtesy of the Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

Calling All Local Poets

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor March 1, 2018

This April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this month, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CASA, will be hosting a poetry reading to raise awareness about sexual...

Love Akron to Host Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast

By Emily Bower, Correspondent September 25, 2017

Love Akron will host their sixth annual awards breakfast at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at  6:45 a.m. The Love Akron Awards are held each September in memory of the late Brenda Burnham...

Demonstrators hold signs as they march down W. Market Street during the protest in Highland Square on Tuesday night.

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, [email protected] November 16, 2016

On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed,...

Give Trump a chance

By Teresa Donisi, [email protected] November 16, 2016

I accepted the fact that Donald Trump won. I never liked Trump. I didn’t like the way he talked about women and disregarded them. Then again, I didn’t think Hillary was much better. I kept my thoughts...

Pins for safety

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Have you noticed people wearing single safety pins on their shirts? It sounds like some crazy fashion trend of the 80’s but it’s actually a powerful signal to those around you that you love and support...

Seniors Lia Pietrolungo and Chad Weaver retell the conversation between a young Vietnamese student and their grandmother about the war in Vietnam.

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 9, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three...

UA professor Patrick Chura (third from left), his students, and Professor Hung visit a Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City during Churas stay.

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 7, 2016

In the summer of 2016, UA English professor Patrick Chura’s Vietnam literature course looked very different than it usually does. Twenty-one Vietnamese students joined him at Ho Chi Minh City Open University,...

Front line of the Kent State Shooting

By Ben Holda, [email protected] October 12, 2016

Yesterday, Alan Canfora, a former Kent State University student who was wounded in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, spoke at the UA Honors Common room to give his perspective as a protester in...

Letter to the editor 10-13-16

October 12, 2016

In the past weeks I have been thoroughly disgusted by some of the grotesque images and regressive messages I have seen and heard on campus. I completely agree with anyone who is offended by them, however,...

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal Scarborough must go ad at a Board meeting.

How we got here

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor September 13, 2016

The original online headline of this article, "What you missed," was incorrect.  Over the summer, The University of Akron’s 16th president, Scott Scarborough, resigned after almost two controversial...

Let’s talk with: Jane Bond

September 7, 2016

Over the next few weeks, The Buchtelite will be publishing letters from important people who played important parts in the events of the last year at UA, specifically those dealing with the beleaguered...

Out with the old

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor September 7, 2016

Over the summer, Scott Scarborough ended a short but controversial tenure as The University of Akron’s president. The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University, announced Scarborough’s...

Welcome Back

By Staff September 7, 2016

Hello everyone, and welcome back to fall semester at The University of Akron. We hope your classes have started smoothly and you are engaged in your work. We’d like to mention three things in this...

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of no confidence in him.

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31....

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.

Away from the main

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor March 7, 2016

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic...

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal Scarborough must go ad at a Board meeting.

Board responds to calls for change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 10, 2016

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the...

Students, faculty, and administrators waiting for the board meetings public session to begin.

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor February 10, 2016

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive...

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.

Key issues on the table

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 8, 2016

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous...

UA alumni Pamela and Gary Williams give introductory remarks at yesterdays Honors College ceremony.

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 4, 2016

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given...

UA graduate student Tom Guarino approaches asking questions to Vice President for Advancement Larry Burns, who turns back inside to return to the banquet.

Missed opportunity for reconciliation

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 3, 2016

Correction: Palmisano was walking into the building, not out, when, after further clarification by demonstrator Ashley Bair, whom Palmisano's remark was directed toward, he said, "I have no confidence..."...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor December 15, 2015

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been...

Prominent Akron business leaders signed a full-page Akron Beacon Journal ad urging readers to give the Universitys changes some time.

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 30, 2015

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen...

‘We Will Be Heard and Understood’

By Angel Poole, President of Black Students United November 24, 2015

As a student leader on campus of Black Students United (BSU), I feel it is my obligation to help provide a social, educational, and a cultural setting that will serve to enrich and enhance the collegiate...

The Black Students United rally was held on Monday, Nov. 16, outside of the Union.

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 16, 2015

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns...

Anonymous protesters gather at the Coleman Commons.

Anonymous Akron doesn’t hold back

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 10, 2015

Unlike recent campus demonstrations — whose sole emphases revolve around condemning UA’s Board of Trustees, president, and higher administration — a different group of protestors paraded through...

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 9, 2015

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing...

Students demand free tuition, cancellation of debt

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor November 9, 2015

A student-centered day of action will sweep across the United States on Thursday, Nov. 12. Students from The University of Akron plan to join the movement. Starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the James...

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Kneppers book, Summits Glory, to illustrate how UAs financial troubles are nothing new.

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough was not the only one to give his thoughts on the state of the university on Tuesday. Faculty did, too. One hour before the president’s first “State of the University”...

Students will not be silenced

By Logan Lane and Kristina Aiad-Toss October 14, 2015

“[We] will not be silenced!” protesters shouted at the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday morning in the Student Union, where nearly a hundred UA students, alumni, and faculty gathered to voice...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 10, 2015

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the...

The advocates stopped for photos three times: The UA circle outside the Honors Complex, the Union, and Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron.

Gun-rights advocates parade through campus

By Grant Morgan, News Editor April 27, 2015

In the printed version of this article, which was published on April 28, 2015, Jeremy Krantz was referred to as an "ex-Marine." The Buchtelite recognizes this mistake—that "ex-Marine" is an incorrect...

Open carry walk on Saturday

Open carry walk on Saturday

By Grant Morgan, News Editor April 22, 2015

Don’t be surprised to see a group of people openly wielding firearms on UA’s campus this weekend.  Jeffry Smith, a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor and Life Member, organized...

Misguided outrage

Misguided outrage

By David Vernon, Student Writer March 30, 2015

Since the events that took place in Ferguson, MO last August, the media has been filled with coverage of protesters expressing their outrage at the system of policing in this country, feeling that it results...

#YesAllWomen trend raises feminist awareness

By Laura Stall, Opinion Writer October 20, 2014

Using the hashtag #YesAllWomen, a movement has recently started on Twitter in an attempt to raise awareness about the struggles and the problems women face in this society. Here are some examples of tweets...

The struggle of starting a new student organization

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor October 14, 2014

Starting a student-run organization on campus can be difficult. For example, look at a club that would seem relatively easy to begin: the American Sign Language Club, a common language around here, took...

Daisy Coleman trial going against rape culture

By Lauren Thompson October 29, 2013

In 2012, at the age of 14, Daisy Coleman of Missouri was given a exessive amount of alcohol, sexually assaulted and then dropped off near her house by a 17-year-old student. Normally, the names of sexual...

Consumers drive annoying trends

By Tyler Coventry October 22, 2013

It’s October and that means it’s a very special time of year. It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and the first semester’s nearly done. This is a truly magical time of year when people, adults...

SFL fights for its life

By Morgan Hummel, News Editor September 12, 2013

Students for Life is a branch of Students for Life of America, the most active and largest youth anti-abortion organization in the United States. When asked why she joined SFL, Secretary Jacqueline...

Empty holsters carry weight

By Morgan Hummel April 11, 2013

Morgan Hummel Roaming the University of Akron campus this week, you’ll be surprised by more than just the exceptionally warm, sunny weather and the emergence of short shorts and tank tops. A keen...

Single white female

March 14, 2013

Kara Hemphill You may or may not have been aware of this, but it’s Women’s History Month – a month much like any other month, except we sort of pretend to honor women’s history for a few weeks. Last...

Why choose Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want...

USG and LGBTU meet

October 4, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer and Beau Brown In response to a protest held in the Student Union by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union (LGBTU), Undergraduate Student Govenment (USG) president Mary...

Think before you tweet

October 2, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown With the upcoming election, we are up to our knees in U.S. politics, but now many university students are in neck-deep as on-campus politics are poured into the vat. This past...

I rebel, therefore we exist

September 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I have become astounded by the rampant apathy of the vast majority of students on this campus. You know apathy, right? Or haven’t you ever cared enough to look it up? Well,...

Our view: A Buchtelite staff response

September 5, 2012

When I truly believe in something, I eat at Chick-fil-A.  When I’m sorta lukewarm on an issue but very hung over, I go to Denny’s and get a Moons Over My Hammy. When I’m overwhelmed with self-loathing, ...

Letter to the editor

September 5, 2012

Ed. Note: Dan Cathy was reported as saying the following: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business,...

What good is standing going to do?

April 5, 2012

Written by: Jennifer Craig Trayvon Martin’s shooting is a national news event that many are talking about, but there seems little being done in response. To fully understand the case at hand, we must...

Bagram Quaran burning: An opinion on reporting more news worth subjects than this

February 22, 2012

By: Zach West As our country continues to fight for our freedom overseas, it is quite normal to hear about conflicts on the evening news.  Tuesday, it was reported that such an incident happened outside...

From MLK to Obama: A rethinking race lecture event

February 9, 2012

By: Marcus Nicholson Last Wednesday began Black History Month. It was also the kickoff to the Rethinking Race program that is an annual part of The University of Akron’s programming. Charles J. Ogletree...

University safety debacle: How safe are you in the Student Union elevators?

February 1, 2012
I find myself disturbed about my safety on campus. I’m not questioning the security of the campus; my fear lies solely in elevator safety. It sounds odd. I mean, how many times does one ride an elevator in a week?Regardless of how improbable, I found myself trapped in Elevator No. 4 in the Student Union for almost two hours on Sunday with two of my peers.

SOPA /PIPA legislation coming to light: staff editorial analyzes recent censorship proposals

January 26, 2012
Last Wednesday, some popular websites made some very noticeable changes. Google featured a black censor box over its logo. The more informal informative website Wikipedia’s home page was completely blacked out, only able to be used through disabling Javascript. (I Googled that fact because I still have the “right” to.) These blackouts were in protest of two pieces of national legislation aiming to put a halt to online piracy. The Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are both pieces of legislation that were recently proposed at a national level.

A response to the occupiers

October 25, 2011
I take strong issue with Ms. Prince's column on the Occupy Wall Street protests. The usual left wing tropes are brought out about the rich getting richer, the evil top one percent and complaints over student loans. Much like the protesters themselves, Price offers lots of gripes but few concrete proposals to remedy our "unjust system." There is a stark disconnect throughout her analysis of the movement. She laments that most college students are saddled with increasing student loan debt, so therefore, what this country needs is to demand Wall Street executives to fork over more of their money.

The China Dilemma: accommodating a world power

October 18, 2011
Addressing the debate as to whether or not China will dominate the world in our lifetime, the question Monday night was not if, but when. Monday night, Pulitzer Prize-winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn engaged in rhetoric of how America must go about accommodating a rising power during the 20th annual John S. Knight Lecture at EJ Thomas Hall, “Reflections on China: Tiananmen to Present.”

A look at Occupy Wall Street

October 18, 2011

By: Jasmine Pace A revolution has begun across the United States.  Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful fight against corporate greed and social inequality in the United States economic system, which affects...

Kasich Roundtable addresses Akron

October 6, 2011
Over 500 Akronites showed up for a Roundtable event with Governor John R. Kasich Tuesday, held at Quaker Square Inn. A mixture of local business people, University of Akron faculty and UA students were among the crowd to hear the governor speak. During the Roundtable, Kasich addressed many of the issues Ohioans are currently facing. [flag] Illustration by Mahala J Bloom “The mission is to lift the state," Kasich said. "When I came into Ohio, I believed that Ohio was dying.”

The University of Akron hosts Women in Culture: The Social Evolution of Women

April 5, 2011

The University of Akron was host to Women in Culture: The Social Evolution of Women last Thursday in the Student Union ballrooms. Sunandini Chopra, director of diversity for Associated Student Government,...

Angela Davis: Packing a powerful punch

March 29, 2011

It is always intriguing when the controversies of the past flow into those of the present.  Our society also constantly thrives off of a I told you I could do it story.  Prominent Professor...

Not worth the tweet: international turmoil and social media's short-term memory

March 29, 2011

Turmoil: the word graces headlines daily. We use it to describe growing tensions in the Middle East, our failing economy and natural disasters. Most days, it seems as though the globe is in a perpetual...

Our View: Pay attention! Problems abroad vs problems at home

March 29, 2011

We have a lot of problems to solve here at home – the daily problems of handling our responsibilities as students without going insane, societal problems including, but not limited to, the economic...

Survivor from Kent State shooting to speak at Honors

March 2, 2011

Alan Canfora, a participant in the anti-Vietnam War student protests on May 4, 1970 at Kent State, will be speaking on the UA campus this week."Alan Canfora, a participant in the anti-Vietnam War student...

The power of youth: ground yourself in your views

February 28, 2011

Anyone that has turned on news broadcasts in the last three weeks is aware that the dictator who held the reins of power for three decades in Egypt was overthrown by an uprising of his subjects. Of course,...

UA Chapter of AAUP to fight for its rights

February 21, 2011

The Ohio Conference of AAUP Chapters has joined a coalition of public employee unions to oppose Senate Bill 5.After two days of testimony last week, the Ohio Senate's Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee...

Zippy's Identity Crisis

November 15, 2010

That lovable, oversized kangaroo seen at various events around campus is named Zippy. Why? Because our athletic teams were named after a rubber over-shoe called a zipper which was invented by Goodyear,...

Our View: Student Activism?

October 27, 2010

Last week's dedication to Alcohol Awareness, as well as a day of wearing purple in honor of recent suicides as a result of homophobic abuse, raises the question of why students aren't as involved in social...

ACLU supports fired professor

April 7, 2010

"The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio today urged University of Akron officials to reconsider their decision to dismiss adjunct faculty member. Williams previously resigned his position in protest...

Will you make history, change the World?

March 24, 2010

"It's women's history month and my last article focused on writing significant women back into history. Wanting to keep in step with this theme, I asked myself about my own position in, or my ability to...

The F word has more than one meaning

February 3, 2010

"Nope, it's not that one, but I definitely made you stop and look, didn't I? In some households this word may be as foul-mouthed as a cuss word, not because it's derogatory but because it's powerful. It...

Our View

November 2, 2009

"The University of Akron is gaining national attention for being a groundbreaking leader among colleges and universities throughout the country. The attention comes because of the university's progressive...

Policy goes national

October 28, 2009

" A controversial policy allowing the University of Akron to require DNA testing from potential employees has quickly gained the attention of national media and the ACLU. Matt Williams, who resigned Saturday...

Event raises sexual abuse awareness

October 8, 2009

"Take Back the Night, a national organization which raises awareness for sexual violence, will be holding an event Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 from 6 until 9:00 p.m. at the Firestone Park Community Center sponsored...

Conservatives being ridiculed for their beliefs

April 23, 2009

"If you're a conservative or a libertarian you should be happy that you don't live in Missouri, because odds are you would be flagged as a domestic terrorist. A recent secret report that was leaked to...

Why does Proenza love spending money?

April 15, 2009

"When I was researching for my column yesterday, I stumbled upon an interesting discovery. It appears that Luis Proenza and I actually have something in common. Google the name Luis Proenza and you'll...

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