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Baseball beats Malone, Youngstown State

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron.edu

April 30, 2015

Akron sweeps in their mid-week matchups against Malone and Youngstown. The University of Akron baseball team defeated the visiting Malone Pioneers by a score of 9-7. The Zips (20-22) started the game with three runs in the first inning. Malone (26-18) answered with one run in the second and two...

Zips continue to earn MAC honors

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron,edu

April 30, 2015

MAC continues to honor Zip student-athletes for the work they do in Track and Field. The week of April 28 belonged to Zip’s junior Shawn Barber and sophomore Clayton Murphy, who were able to earn titles this past weekend at Drake Relays held at Drake University. In pole vault, Barber and Sam...

Softball overcomes invading Vikings

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron.edu

April 30, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, the Zips softball team (22-24) played a two game series against Cleveland State and swept the Vikings at home. In game one, Akron was able to start strong with a three run inning in the first. The Zips scored another three before receiving a response from CSU as they collected four...

Akron splits matches against Rams

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 28, 2015

On Sunday, April 26, the men’s soccer team ended their spring season with a split against the visiting Rams of VCU. In the first game, the Rams winning by a score of 1-0. The lone score happened during a PK in the 51st minute of the contest. UA had several chances to take the lead or equalize the...

UA baseball, softball fall in MAC

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 28, 2015

  The Zips Baseball team went on the road to play Eastern rival Ohio University in a series that could determine placement in the MAC championship. However, the Zips lost the series in a season sweep as the Bobcats won 1-0, 1-6, and 3-5 during this past weekend action. UA fell from a tie...

UA basketball honored by MAC

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 23, 2015

The Zips men’s and women’s basketball garnered recognition with four student athletes being named to the 2014-15 Academic All-MAC Team. From the men’s basketball team, Jake Kretzer and Reggie McAdams were named to the academic team. Kretzer, a sports management major finished the fall semester...

MAC honors Akron track

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 23, 2015

The Mid-American Conference award has been awarded to Claudia Garcia Jou and Clayton Murphy with MAC Women’s and Men’s track and field honors. Garcia Jou earned this honor after having two spectacular performances where she claimed the women’s high jump. At the Cal State Los Angeles Twilight...

Akron ties Kent in standings, aim to train Cats of OU

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron.edu

April 23, 2015

The University of Akron baseball team played Western Michigan on Tuesday, April 21 and came out the victors over the bucking Broncos. The Zips (19-19) defeated the Broncos (14-22) with a final score of 7-4. In the third inning, the Zips collected three runs from Brian Lees, Joey Havrilak, and Alex...

Football springs into action

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 16, 2015

Akron Zips prepare to show their stuff as they compete in the annual Spring Game Saturday, April 18. Teammates on the football team will be put against each other in this game as an exercise to determine who’s best suited for each position. The first half will be a regular NCAA football game, with...

Softball splits with Youngstown State

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 16, 2015

Softball ends series in a stand still Tuesday, April 14, the Zips softball team went out of conference to play the Penguins of Youngstown State. The two game series resulted in each team adding a victory to their overall record. In the first game, the Zips won 3-1. This come from behind win...

Baseball goes to .500

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtilite.com

April 16, 2015

Akron goes out of conference for mid-week action where UA split the games against Marshall and Dayton. The first mid-week out of conference clash was against the Thundering Herd of Marshall (11-24). This game was Akron’s the entire time, as the Zips finished with a 7-0 score. Collecting the win...

Akron stands best in Ohio

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 14, 2015

Last weekend, the Zips track and field team participated in the All-Ohio Championship. This competition brings Ohio’s best from all 88 counties to compete to be the best in the state. At the end of day one, Akron finished with two athletes in third place due to John Dashlstrand’s javelin flying...

Softball splits with Kent State, sweeps Buffalo

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

April 14, 2015

It was a busy weekend for The University of Akron’s softball team as they played four games over a three-day stretch. The Zips played two vital series against MAC foes in which they went 3-1 for the weekend. On Friday, Akron continued the Wagon Wheel Challenge as they played a double header with...

Golf reaches the end

By Haley Gaines, hg16@zips.uakron.edu

April 14, 2015

The men’s golf team finished their regular season on Sunday with a twelfth place finish at the 2015 Irish Creek on the par-71, 7,099-yard Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C. After day one, the Zips sat in twelfth with a 36 hole score of 586 (+18). North Florida sat as the leader with a score...

Akron sends Huskies home with tail between legs

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron.edu

April 14, 2015

The University of Akron’s baseball team (16-16) swept their series against the Huskies of Northern Illinois at home. This three game series had a double header being played on Saturday, April 11 where Akron won 4-1 and 6-2. For the first game, all of the runs were scored in the fourth inning. NIU...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014

[<a href="//storify.com/Buchtelite/ebola-on-social-media" target="_blank">View the story "Ebola outbreak reaches close to home" on Storify</a>]...

Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

March 4, 2014

Choosing where to live next school year is a huge decision. In deciding whether to move off campus or stay in a dorm, or to look for a different place to live rather than renew a current apartment lease, each student must pick carefully. One of the best places to start gathering informatio...

The law concerning security deposits

March 4, 2014

Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association. Q. What is a security deposit? A. A security deposit is a payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or leaves ow...

When can you leave the lease early?

March 4, 2014

Prepared by Columbus attorney Eric E. Willison of the Law Office of Eric E. Willison and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association Q. My landlord will not fix things around the apartment. Can I use this as an excuse to get out of the lease agreement early? A. It depends upon how serious ...

Lease lingo

March 4, 2014

Some terms commonly found in leases: Application fee: The fee charged to process your application. Some properties that cater to UA students will waive this fee as part of their recruiting strategy. Activity fee: The fee charged to cover the programs and services within a housing community. ...

Landlord can’t shut off utilities

March 4, 2014

Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a utility shutoff?
 A. A utility shut-off is like a lockout in the context of landlord-tenant law. This is not about the utility company turning off service (gas, electric, water, etc.) because the tenant failed...

What happens if my landlord locks me out?

March 4, 2014

Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a lockout? A. If a landlord has an unresolved problem with a tenant, the landlord may try to change the locks or shut off utilities in order to force the tenant to solve the problem.  A lockout is when a land...

Landlord-tenant rights and obligations

March 4, 2014

Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What must my lease include? A. There are no minimum content requirements under Ohio law. Ohio law is actually silent regarding what must be in the lease. However, there are several statutes that have limits or exclu...

Protect valuables with renter’s insurance

March 4, 2014

Prepared by Mary Jo Hudson, former director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, and updated by William J. Reynolds, an attorney in private practice in Cincinnati. Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association. Most homeowners carry a mortgage and must buy homeowner’s insuranc...

Lease checklist

March 4, 2014

What to look for in your lease: ✓ Listing of location and whether it is a room or an entire property: Make sure the lease lists whether you are renting a room and the common area, or the entire apartment. ✓ Landlord name and address information: This is important so you know how to contact...

Resources for renters

March 4, 2014

Off-Campus Student Services A one-stop resource for students who live off campus or plan to live off campus, their parents, and landlords. Helps students locate housing, find roommates and get answers to questions related to off-campus living. Student Union Room 152 330-972-5500 uakron.edu/offc...

Know your rights with respect to the eviction process

March 4, 2014

Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. How does the eviction process start? A. All evictions in Ohio must begin with a “Notice to Leave Premises,” (commonly referred to as a three-day notice). Note that some notices may contain extra language if you liv...

What students should know about leasing

March 4, 2014

Prepared by attorney Doug Holthus of Poling | Petrello’s Columbus office and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association. Q. I attend college away from home and am getting ready to sign an apartment lease. What should I know? A. Ohio law outlines the basic rights and resp...

A look at gender violence

March 4, 2014

Gender violence expert Jackson Katz will speak next week at The University of Akron about why some men abuse women and how sexual violence can be prevented. Katz will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Quaker Station. Admission is free for students and $10 for faculty, staff and members of the...

Play takes a new perspective on the lives of Americans

Play takes a new perspective on the lives of Americans

By Zaina Salem

April 18, 2013

Zaina Salem How do white Americans deal with the struggles they are faced with? What happens when the unthinkable happens? “White People,” a play that was held at the None Too Fragile Theater, answered all of these questions and more. The strikingly real performance, directed by Sean Derry, takes a look i...

“Only Human”: an intellectual horror

“Only Human”: an intellectual horror

By Beau Brown

April 18, 2013

Beau Brown Every person has the desire to make an impact; whether it be on a small scale, like helping a little old lady cross the street, or on a larger scale, like becoming a doctor and saving hundreds of lives in countries where medical help is scarce. So you go to college, get an education, maybe internship with some h...

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

By Lauren Simmers

April 16, 2013

Lauren Simmers The hauntingly beautiful melody and dimming lights set the stage for the thriller and drama “The Medium” last Thursday evening. Anticipation coursed through me, as I didn’t know what to expect from my first attendance at an opera. What I definitely could expect was that “The ...

Senioritis: a misdiagnosis

Senioritis: a misdiagnosis

By Helen Dauka

April 16, 2013

Helen Dauka In 2005, UrbanDictionary.com defined Senioritis as “a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts and sweatshirts. It also features a lack of studying, repeat...

Men’s baseball battles back

By Sartaj Aujla

April 16, 2013

Sartaj Aujla Akron baseball found a spark against the Ohio University Bobcats this weekend and they were able to leave Athens with two wins after a three game series against the Bobcats. Akron’s record improves to 8-25 and 5-7 in conference play with this weekend’s wins, while the Ohio Bobcats’ overa...

Softball struggles to close

Softball struggles to close

By Matthew Balsinger

April 16, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Lady Zips had a difficult weekend as they went 1-4 over the weekend, dropping two games to undefeated conference opponent Ball State and splitting a series with Miami University 1-1. The Ball State Cardinals are currently undefeated in conference play, sitting at 12-0 and 28-1...

Depression hurts many

By Jaclyn Wloszek

April 16, 2013

Jaclyn Wloszek Depression is not a weakness. It is not a flaw. It is not a crutch. Depression does not define a person. It is not a label on a prescription bottle. Depression: The insidious monster within. It can be mild or it can be severe. It can also take many shapes and names (manic depressio...

Tips for renting

Tips for renting

By Gabrielle Glandorf

April 16, 2013

Gabrielle Glandorf The end of this semester is quickly approaching, but so is the next school year. If students are looking for a new place to rent, there are many things that normally get overlooked that can cause them problems. As mentioned in a previous article, Lynn Clark, lawyer and sociolog...

NPHC promotes community

By Maria Guess-Cousins

April 16, 2013

Maria Guess-Cousins The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is compromised of nine international Greek letter fraternities and sororities also known as the “Divine Nine.” The University of Akron is home to seven of the nine organizations. In contrast to other Greek organizations, the NPHC promote...

What kind of customer are you?

By Alison Czaplicki

April 16, 2013

Alison Czaplicki Have you ever been the last person in a restaurant or bar and thought, "Wow, I bet it's time for them to close. We should probably wrap this up and call it a night." If so, you are one of a kind. Many students find themselves working their way through college in the restaurant b...

Meet Mr. Staff, your friendly new professor

Meet Mr. Staff, your friendly new professor

By Nick Nussen

April 15, 2013

Nick Nussen Course enrollment is upon us, and I recently recommended a certain course and its instructor to a friend. My friend, upon browsing the catalog, could not find this instructor in conjunction with the recommended course. I looked up the course and found that, for all its sections, the in...

Who’s really behind the gun

Who’s really behind the gun

By Ethan Robinson

April 11, 2013

Ethan Robinson Since the tragedy in Connecticut, new attention on this nation’s gun control policy has come into public scrutiny. First, to reassure everyone, the second amendment of the Constitution has been and will continue to be: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security ...

Reflections on relationships and love

By Abigail Chaff

April 11, 2013

Abigail Chaff When you are in your early twenties, relationships can often be fleeting. You are always meeting new people. In the rush of college, it can seem difficult to keep something steady. But every once in a great while you can stumble into true love. The first second we locked eyes I kn...

Doing your spring cleaning

By Johnathan Quinones

April 11, 2013

Johnathan Quinones Although we are in the second month of spring, we have only experienced a glimpse of the type of weather this season can offer. The early months of the spring season remind me of helping my mother spring clean on Sunday mornings. Every year when the weather breaks, I reminisce of h...

Zips lose in the sixth

Zips lose in the sixth

By Matthew Balsinger

April 11, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Akron Zips men’s basketball team fell to Cansius 8-5 in their first game of a doubleheader between the two teams Wednesday afternoon. Both games were originally scheduled back-to-back, however the second game has been postponed due to weather. The Zips got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first bringing ...

Danger: Zombies Ahead

Danger: Zombies Ahead

By Patrick Stallings

April 11, 2013

Patrick Stallings If you were ever going to grow eyes in the back of your head, now is the time. Phi Delta Epsilon has brought back the Humans vs. Zombies competition to campus. This epic game of tag takes place April 8-12. Each day the game lasts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Things get real on Friday, ...

Football recruiting of the MAC

By Dante Rones

April 11, 2013

Dante Rones This is the second installment in a series on football recruiting within the Mid-American Conference. The first issue ran on March 9 where Akron was featured. This week features Bowling Green and Massachusetts. Look next week for Kent State and Buffalo. Bowling Green (8-5) had a pret...

Empty holsters carry weight

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 eye may notice an addition to some students’ spring weather wear: An empty gun holster. This week, s...

Dance Destination: Akron

Dance Destination: Akron

By Emily Bing

April 9, 2013

Emily Bing Thursday night at E.J. Thomas Hall, the student dancers of The University of Akron Dance Company took the stage as the annual spring concert began. The concert consisted of four different pieces. They each showcased several types of dance and the extensive artistic abilities of the choreogra...

Veterans hope to set national bar

By Katelyn Freil

April 9, 2013

Katelyn Freil When a veteran comes to The University of Akron, many of them hope to get class credits for skills they have gained while in the service. To do so, the application for credit must go through many different people: Starting with the admissions at the university, to the dean of the coll...

Zips alumni in the NFL

Zips alumni in the NFL

By Dante Rones

April 9, 2013

Dante Rones The Former Akron Zips inside linebacker Chase Blackburn has a new home in the NFL. He was signed by the New York Giants in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. During his eight years with the Giants, Blackburn recorded 334 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions. In Super Bowl XLII,...

Same-sex marriage not inequality’s end

Same-sex marriage not inequality’s end

By Kara Hemphill

April 9, 2013

Kara Hemphill If you have a Facebook account, you probably noticed a lot of red equal signs popping up on your news feed over spring break. This is primarily because on March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case Hollingsworth v. Perry – better known as the case connect...

Pool champions

Pool champions

By Forrest Dukes

April 9, 2013

Forrest Dukes University of Akron students competed in billiards to claim honor, a trophy and bragging rights on Saturday. Kacy Pugh and Zack Mckee won the pool championships for the women’s and men’s division held in the Student Union Game Room. “In this game, like any other game, you need to have both luck and...

Dear Miranda

By Miranda Roth

April 9, 2013

Miranda Roth I try so hard to make things go perfectly but there are some things that I just can’t control and I need to know how I can better get ahold of things in my life. I’ve currently moved and I’ve planned to meet people but I really haven’t yet. Nothing is going the way I imagined i...

ALiCE training

ALiCE training

By Katelyn Freil

April 4, 2013

Katelyn Freil According to UAPD Lt. Chad Cunningham, over 30,000 people have been trained in a program that teaches them how to defend themselves during active shooter situations. ALiCE, which stands for “Alert, Lockdown, inform, Counter and Evacuate,” is a nationally-known program that was...

Football spring game

Football spring game

By Matthew Balsinger

April 4, 2013

Matthew Balsinger With those unfamiliar to Akron football, it’s easy to overlook our modest program in lieu of following other state powerhouse programs, such as Ohio State. There may be good reason to follow these other programs because of the Zips lack of production over the years, but there is con...

Girl About Campus: A time before Facebook!?

By Helen Dauka

April 4, 2013

Helen Dauka Being a Public Relations major, classroom discussions occasionally fall to social media. Although, I’m sure in this day and age most young professionals have conversations about social media. Someone will say that Facebook used to only be for colleges and universities. Then I think to ...

Letter to the Editor: A reflection

By Robert Scherer

April 4, 2013

In response to the March 21 article “Thinking of the future, remembering the past.” I have spent my whole life in the business of science, engineering and technology. I even recently returned to take some courses leading to a physician or nurse job at The University of Akron. The Tech library,...

Evolution of the male sexual icon

Evolution of the male sexual icon

By Abigail Chaff

April 4, 2013

Abigail Chaff When you think about it, would Frank Sinatra be considered handsome today? Not in the slightest. Our 21st century idea of good looking is within the parameters of chiseled abs and a nice tan. I suppose Old Blue Eyes wouldn’t equate to the modern day “Guidos,” but doesn’t that ju...

A short look at Zips softball

By Matthew Balsinger

April 4, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Though both Akron men’s and women’s basketball were wrapping up throughout the month of March, Zips softball has only wrapped up their second month of play. The month of March has been a roller coaster for the Lady Zips, as they started the month off with a 5-1 start in t...

The flowers of spring fashion bloom

The flowers of spring fashion bloom

By Rachel Brown

April 4, 2013

Rachel Brown During these final winter months, it is easy to feel dazed and tired, not just with our classes, but our winter wardrobes. While it is quick and simple to put on the yoga/sweat pants followed by a warm heavy jacket every day, it does in fact get quite repetitive and boring. However, spring ...

Akron graduate writes book about experiences

By Victoria Teresko

April 2, 2013

Victoria Teresko What do you get when you combine a life changing moment and a positive attitude? The answer is the topic for a book by Barb Frye, recent graduate from the master’s program of clinical counseling at UA. Frye’s first book, Stop Wishing Start Living, a story about her life, was re...

Austin: not weird, smarter

Austin: not weird, smarter

By Abigail Chaff

April 2, 2013

Abigail Chaff What exactly does everyone want out of Austin, Texas? Austin seems to be the new place to be. I feel geographical locations go through cycles just like everything else. Right now Austin is on trend, right up there with Tom’s Shoes and tattoos. A few years ago everyone wanted to be in Colorado. With legalized ...

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

April 2, 2013

Destiny Ross There is an unnecessary war brewing in the minds of many Americans; and no, I am not talking about mental retaliation against the recent threats from North Korea. The debate is between those who support the right of same-sex couples to marry and those who do not. Popular opinion on this ...

Zips baseball vs. NIU

April 2, 2013

Sartaj Auija This past weekend was filled with Easter cheer. However, Akron Baseball found it rough when they were swept by Mid-Amercian Conference division rivals Northern Illinois. With the three losses, Akron falls to 4-20 overall for the season, and falls in the division to 2-4. Northern Illinoi...

Climbing the career ladder

April 2, 2013

Kelsey Yanders As we get into the middle or end of our college career, the time comes to start searching for an internship. I am currently going through this process, and it can definitely be a stressful one. However, getting an internship is a great way to “test the waters” in your particular ...

Don’t give up on Akron

Don’t give up on Akron

April 2, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The 2012-2013 Akron Zips basketball season was marked with adversity, which the team was forced to overcome throughout the season. The Zips, however, fell to a final dose of adversity in the first week of the NCAA tournament, losing to Virginia Commonwealth University 88-42. Before t...

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

April 2, 2013

Sarah Burdette 9:30 a.m. Saturday Class assembles as it normally does. Students young and old enter through the doorway, heading to their rightful places in class. The instructor starts warm ups as usual: stretching poses followed by jumping jacks to loosen up their muscles. “Ichi. Ni. San. Shi...

Celebrating faiths across UA

Celebrating faiths across UA

April 2, 2013

Rachel Brown Living in a predominantly Christian nation, we sometimes forget that not everyone associates the fall of snow with Christmas, or the coming of spring with fish on Fridays. As young adults, college is a great time to explore different religions, as we are exposed to people with different u...

Steubenville: Rethinking rape

March 21, 2013

Kara Hemphill Ohio has been in the national spotlight recently, as a judge in juvenile court found two teenage football players delinquent, or guilty, in a case involving the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. The offense took place in Steubenville, a small town near the border of West Virginia...

UA JazzFest kicks off

March 21, 2013

Sydney Laubscher Whether you like the big band sound or smooth undertones, the premiere of the four-day JazzFest, held in the Guzzetta Recital Hall, was the place to be on Tuesday. Students, directors and professors alike expressed their love for jazz and live performance for the twelfth consecutive year...

Thinking of the future, remembering the past

March 21, 2013

Dakota Phillips There’s always something about people’s resistance to progress. It’s as if a certain section of their brain, a fight/flight threat sense, that is missing such that they are ignorant of their own extinction. I cite the workers still crying about losing 90s era jobs from business in...

Akron vs. VCU preview

Akron vs. VCU preview

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger As the first round of the NCAA national championship tournament begins, there is a lot of bracket and team analysis going around the media. If you’ve had the misfortune to read any analysis on Akron and VCU, you’ll surely hear that the Zips are going to be blown out. Now, I’m ...

Give me Spring Break, or give me death!

Give me Spring Break, or give me death!

March 21, 2013

Beau Brown The winds around campus have been picking up as the students let out sighs of relief in honor of the upcoming Spring Break next week. Ah, Spring Break: A long-held tradition of universities across the nation, involving the mass emigration of students towards beacons of warm weather and stre...

It’s better with the lights off

March 21, 2013

Morgan Hummel The basement of Bulger Residence Hall consists of the shine from black lights and glow paint. Resident assistants stand before the packed room holding a bucket stuffed with anonymous questions submitted by residents, who wait patiently to hear them read aloud. On Tuesday, March 19, at 8:3...

Climbing nationwide: Hobby takes UA student across the country

Climbing nationwide: Hobby takes UA student across the country

March 21, 2013

Victoria Teresko Being passionate about something can be the driving force that allows a person to become great through motivation and perseverance. Sarah Kirchner, a junior studying exercise science, is passionate about climbing. Standing at a five feet four inches, Kirchner is climbing high. She climbs the rock wall at UA every day. This is c...

Athletic training goes beyond stereotypes

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger buchtelitesportseditor@uakron.edu Think of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of athletic trainers. You may have an image in your head of some sport you idolize, or some dumb jocks who are just interested in working out all day while trying to sell you some sort...

Madness? This is AKRON!

Madness? This is AKRON!

March 19, 2013

D.J. Johnson Keith Dambrot will be making his third appearance in the NCAA tournament this week, yet never has a postseason felt this good to the Akron head coach. A convincing 65-46 MAC championship victory over the Ohio Bobcats Saturday night gave Dambrot his most gratifying win in his nine year...

Upcoming acts at Tangier

March 19, 2013

Priscilla Spencer The Tangier Cabaret in Akron has been known as one of Ohio’s best showplaces for years, with diverse musical acts attracting attention from all walks of life. Located in Akron, and with acts like Tina Turner, Chubby Checker and James Brown all hitting the stage in past years, it i...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013

Forrest Dukes Andrew P. White and Turner Anderson battled one another on topics of budget, safety, demand and more at The University Student Government (USG) Presidential Debate. “These two candidates are great and have the potential to change this university,” Mary Beth Clemons, the current USG pre...

Domestic violence across America and in Akron

March 19, 2013

Clare McKee Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States, according to domesticviolencestatistics.org. In addition, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every single day in the United States. Domestic violence is an undeniable and prevalent is...

Though NCAA may be out, light still shines on possibility of WNIT bid

March 19, 2013

Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was not in a good place. Now, the Lady Zips are one of the up-and-coming premier programs in the Mid-Ameri...

Lady Zips’ historic year

Lady Zips’ historic year

March 19, 2013

Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was not in a good place. Now, the Lady Zips are one of the up-and-coming premier programs in the Mid-American Conference, a conference that is known f...

Creativity over Convention

Creativity over Convention

March 19, 2013

Abigail Chaff Where has the creativity gone in our generation? In school it always seems that someone is telling you what to do. Even in college there are rules and restrictions. Before entering college, high school students long for the days of not going to class when they don’t want, and having...

Government cinching guts

March 19, 2013

Dakota Phillips I’m insanely entertained by the notion that way back in the Third Reich, they were banning smoking on the basis that it damaged the Reich’s body; and on the other side of the ocean, during that time, four out of five doctors recommended cigarettes. I’m speaking about government intervention in our diets. Michelle Oba...

Ladies relive women’s strife in World War II

Ladies relive women’s strife in World War II

March 19, 2013

Zaina Salem What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to gather inside a historic house and sip delicious tea? The Hower House held a performance in the center hall dealing with the onset of World War II and how women were involved in the war effort. Directed by Frank Chaff, “In the Company of Extraordinary Women” is ...

‘AMW’ host visits UA campus

March 19, 2013

Lauren Simmers You could hear a pin drop in E.J. Thomas Hall last Tuesday night, as John Walsh told the audience about how he came to be known as the host of the television show “America’s Most Wanted.” “When I got the call that the body they found was Adam’s, I lost it. I don’t remember destroying the room,” Walsh...

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

March 14, 2013

Patrick Stallings Musicians and composers presented unique styles of sounds this week as the School of Music held the 13th annual Akron New Music Festival over three nights at Guzzetta Recital Hall. The festival headlined the event with professor Lewis Nielson. Nielson, a well-travelled composer and professor at Oberlin Co...

Chance of the ages

Chance of the ages

March 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Though there are no longer regular-season games to use to rank the teams, there is the actual performance of each team in the tournament. Women’s Basketball The Lady Zips have been an exciting surprise this year, receiving the third seed in the tournament. Most basketball fans o...

UA women in power

UA women in power

March 14, 2013

Alexandra Didato With copious amounts of student organizations offered on campus, female students have the opportunity to experience and take on many diverse leadership roles. One student leader, Elizabeth Davis, the USG director of internal communications, has had a very positive experience in he...

Single white female

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 month was Black History Month, which is better publicized but of equally debatable use. At least in...

Tournament updates: Buffalo to face Lady Zips in third round of tournament

March 14, 2013

MAC Men’s Basketball The first round of the MAC men’s basketball tournament concluded on Monday. Eighth seed Buffalo overcame nineth seed Central Michigan in a 74-72 overtime win. Buffalo moves on to the second round of the tournament to face fifth seed Ball State. Also on Monday evening, seventh...

Tecca aims high on and off the court

March 14, 2013

Bridget Linton Whether she’s hitting the hardwood or hitting the books, Rachel Tecca has had incredible success on and off the court this basketball season. Tecca is no stranger to victory. As a graduate from Archbishop Hoban high school, Tecca was the all-time leading scorer, led her team to four...

That’s fracking ridiculous

March 14, 2013

Dakota Phillips I'm not sure how mystically in tune everyone else is, but I stumbled upon a person claiming that after the pope resigned, a meteorite would strike the earth. This meteor was endowed with five-day energies and now all the world is infused with happiness and we are closer to transcendence...t...

Akron’s Finest Brew

March 14, 2013

Tylor Bennetts A troupe of step dancers might seem like a once-a-year spectacle for most St. Patrick’s Day revelers; but for Kevin O’Bryan’s, 1761 S. Main St., it’s just another day as an Irish pub. Along with Brubaker’s Pub, located on 357 S. Main St., and the Barley House, 222 S. Main St., O’Bryan...

Special recognition of bowling champions

March 14, 2013

Last week the Game Room in the Student Union held a campus-wide bowling championship. Many students competed, and the Buchtelite would like to extend a congratulations to the top three finalists of each division. In the women’s division, Kaleigh Bracht finished in first place overall with a three-game...

Engineering a minority

March 14, 2013

Rachel Salyer When a person envisions a teacher, nurse or secretary, they probably picture a female. Picture an engineer, architect or mathematician — is it a male? Women like Renee Horn and Lauren Kukwa are looking to change that stereotype. They are part of the small, but growing minority of wome...

Dear Miranda: Not enough time

March 14, 2013

Dear Miranda, I met this great guy recently and now we’re dating. My friends are telling me that they are angry because I’m spending a lot of time with him, even though I’ve only known him for a short time, and am not making enough time for them. I make time for them during the week as much as ...

Updates from other Akron sports teams

March 14, 2013

Zips Softball The Lady Zips have played eight games in the month of March, and they have split those contests 4-4. This brings their overall record to 10-9 on the season. Freshman pitcher Erin Seiler was named the MAC East player of the week for compiling impressive stats in her games of the past week...

#ThinkBigger

March 12, 2013

Matthew Balsinger On Saturday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal published a rather forceful article to describe the possible impact of Alex Abreu’s actions on the Zips’ remarkable season. Ridenour is a respected voice on the Zips; however, I do not believe it is beneficial for this publica...

Students awarded ADDYs

Students awarded ADDYs

March 12, 2013

Forrest Dukes Alexander Somoskey, a second year graphic design student at UA, won three awards at this year’s ADDY (Alcohol, Drugs, Driving and You) Awards for his work on a campaign to stop texting while driving. “I was ecstatic,” Somoskey said. “I never thought I would be able to accomplish...

A look at the Zips tennis team

March 12, 2013

Ha’ani Summerix A congratulations is in order for our women’s tennis team on being picked in a preseason poll for the 2013 regular season title and league tournament championship. Akron earned themselves five first-place votes in the poll. They also received four tallies toward a predicted win ...

Turmoil for the Zips

Turmoil for the Zips

March 12, 2013

D.J. Johnson A week ago, the Akron Zips won their second consecutive conference regular season championship, securing the number one seed in MAC tournament and what looked to be a definite path into the championship game. Now, a different team without point guard Alex Abreu, the Zips head into Friday’s semifinal game coming off a 68-64 loss to...

Impactful women

March 12, 2013

Chris Phillips The contributions of women in history often go overlooked. Akron has many historical women, and the Women’s History Project of the Akron Area has created a website to profile these historical women and their contributions to society. The website was launched on March 31, 2003 with a ...

A Rose among thorns

March 12, 2013

Victoria Teresko Making a difference in someone’s life can be gratifying. Whether it is being someone’s listening ear, helping hand, or a friendly smile. These are some of the things that Christine Rose does on a daily basis at UA. Christine Rose is the Retention Coordinator for the Success, Achi...

Five fads to forget forever

March 12, 2013

Alexsis Culver From Hammer pants to Silly Bandz, we’ve all fallen victim to fads. Some trends stick around, and others circle back after a decade or so. With the help of social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it’s easy to see what others are doing to stand out. It starts as a fad,...

Surviving spring break 101

Surviving spring break 101

March 12, 2013

Abigail Chaff With spring break just around the corner, you may be making plans to have a totally awesome time somewhere warm and sandy. There are many hazards one must avoid while spring breaking. First of all, try to avoid incarceration. A little tip is to keep around $500 hidden somewhere in you...

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Rob's Cafe

March 12, 2013

Bianca Tan From good old American comfort food to healthy wraps and vegetable dishes, one can find almost anything at Rob’s. From french fries to spicy food that reminds you of Indian cuisine, one can find selections at Rob’s to satisfy any craving.  “The variety at Rob’s is a lot better this semester,” said UA st...

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Crystal Room Bistro

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Crystal Room Bistro

March 12, 2013

Lauren Simmers Galluci Hall, the former hotel that is now used as a student residence hall, is the last place anyone ever would’ve suspected to find the hidden gem of The University of Akron’s campus.  Don’t let the graying outside fool you about what is on the inside. Stepping into the Crystal...

Grant used to provide new internships and co-ops

March 7, 2013

Gabby Glandorf The University of Akron recently received a little under a million dollars through the Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops (OMIC) grant. “The goal of the grant is to open up new paid internship and co-op opportunities for students so that they can get real world experience before they go o...

The voice of Goofy stops by UA

March 7, 2013

Alexandra Didato The Student Union Theater was packed Wednesday afternoon as Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy, spoke about leadership at Sigma Lambda’s UA Leads program. Farmer opened up his speech stating that he doesn’t typically do speeches or performances in the college circuit, but mad...

UA actors pull out all the stops in “Flea”

UA actors pull out all the stops in “Flea”

March 7, 2013

Heather Beyer The University of Akron Theatre Program pulls all the stops with the French farce “A Flea in Her Ear” and provides theatergoers with an evening full of fun, excitement and laughter. The necessary ingredients to pull off a farce are simple: multiple exits, followed by multiple entrances, confusion, a pinch ...

Zips clinch season

Zips clinch season

March 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated The University of Miami 72-58 Tuesday night, to clinch the MAC regular-season title. This is the second consecutive year the Zips have won the regular-season title, going into the MAC tournament next week. With the victory ...

Last of the rankings

March 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger This is the last power ranking for the season, as the MAC tournament will begin next week. Look next week for coverage of both men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. #12 Kent The Golden Flashes simply have not been able to produce all season. They have only won one game withi...

Flattery will get you nowhere

Flattery will get you nowhere

March 7, 2013

Aine McCarthy They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but I’m willing to bet ‘they’ are those who do the imitating. And, really, ‘they’ have no scope of ingenuity. I get it; coming up with ideas can be tough. In fact, if it’s how someone makes their living, it’s damn near...

Murder is a dish best served cold

Murder is a dish best served cold

March 7, 2013

Syndey Laubscher The atmosphere of the class reunion was great. Everyone was excited to see each other after so many years had passed, and gossiped lightheartedly about who had become fat, bald or unemployed…until the murder occurred. The University of Akron’s Zips Programming Network (ZPN) wa...

Letter to the Editor: Maximizing student success

March 7, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of reading through student evaluations from the courses we had taught at the University of Akron in fall of 2012. Many of the comments were words that every faculty member dreams of hearing: “I learned more in this class than in any other class I’ve ever taken.” or...

Girl About Campus: Go ahead, stalk me

March 6, 2013

Helen Dauka Much has been said about Facebook stalking. It’s a guilty pleasure for some, a ritual for others. A girl can say to another girl that they were creeping on her pictures and it can be a totally fine thing, almost like a bonding experience. Because there’s a good chance the other girl d...

Zips baseball falls to Georgia Tech

March 5, 2013

Sartaj Aujla The University of Akron baseball team was unable to bounce back after being swept by Georgia Tech last Saturday, as the team lost to Louisville over the past weekend. The Zips fell to 0-6 for the 2013 season, while Louisville improves to 5-1. After a tough weekend against Georgia Tech the...

Akron falls to Buffalo

Akron falls to Buffalo

March 5, 2013

D.J. Johnson Perhaps it was back-to-back road games that wore down the Akron Zips. It could have been the poor shooting performance that was too much to overcome. Or maybe Buffalo forward Javon McCrea was just that good. One thing for certain is that the nation’s longest win streak was snapped on Saturday night. McCrea and the Bulls (12-17, ...

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