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Downtown Akron Partnership celebrates Lunar New Year. Photo courtesy DAP.

A Deeper Look: The Fifteen Days of (Lunar) New Year

By Stephanie Musarra , Contributor February 19, 2023

New Year’s in Western culture is celebrated Dec. 31 to Jan.1 to ring in the new year. Usually, people join their families and friends for festivities including parties, countdowns, and new year’s resolutions. The...

Buchtelite Advisor Julie Cajigas accepting the 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award.

Nominations for the UA Achievement Awards are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13

By Natalie Mowad, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2023

The University of Akron Achievement Awards is an awards program held annually to honor UA faculty, staff, and contract professionals whose contributions warrant recognition. Student nominations are...

Akron Celebrates Lunar New Year 2023 with Downtown Akron Partnership event, Jan. 28

Akron Celebrates Lunar New Year 2023 with Downtown Akron Partnership event, Jan. 28

By Camryn Moore, Contributor January 27, 2023

The Lunar New Year, traditionally observed in Chinese culture, is being celebrated by families and organizations throughout the Akron Community. Students at the University of Akron kicked off the...

Image of local Akronites at weekly trivia.

Even more fun sh*t: Arkonym Brewing offers free trivia night near campus

By Christian Rhodes, Contributor December 28, 2022

With inflation driving up the price of a night out and packed schedules for school and work, students may struggle to find an affordable option for fun with friends.  What they may not know is that...

UA Graduate and Horn Player Jordin Andrews used personal experience with cancer to help others

UA graduate and horn player Jordin Andrews used personal experience with cancer to help others

By Alexa Baumberger, Correspondent December 22, 2022

During a 2018 scholarship competition, University of Akron horn player Jordin Andrews noticed his body trembling.   What would follow was nearly a year of frustration and questions after medicine prescribed...

Current WZIP members and alumni work together at WQMX FM 94.9. From left to right: Jake Herron (alum), Joe Headley (current WZIP member), Abbie Stopka (current WZIP member), Owen Pinion (current WZIP member), Rachel Evans (alum).

WZIP Turns 60

By Savannah Johns and Owen Pinion, Managing Editor and Contributor December 11, 2022

Akron’s #1 for Nonstop Hits, WZIP, has changed the lives of many students and alumni for decades – six decades to be exact. The station celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022.   Since 1962, The...

Attending PRSA Student Day with other PRSSA officers. (L to R) Abigail Stopka, VP of Events; Natalie Mowad, President; Camryn Moore, Treasurer; and Savannah Johns, Secretary.

Opinion: Getting My Sh*t Together, Reflections of a 2022 Grad

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

I’m in my third year at The University of Akron, but it doesn’t really feel like it. I can name (maybe) three buildings on campus, and I can never remember how to get to the campus library. This isn’t...

Photo from the 2019 Made@Myers Holiday Shop.

[email protected] Holiday Shop 2022 Returns, Dec. 7 and 8

By Alexa Baumberger, Editor, Arts and Entertainment December 5, 2022

A seasonal favorite event in the Akron community, the [email protected] Holiday Shop is returning from a pandemic pause just in time for holiday gifting season.   The University of Akron Mary Schiller Myers...

Akron Zoo Wild Lights Celebrates with Goodies, Santa, Music and More, Nov. 25 - Dec. 30

Akron Zoo Wild Lights Celebrates with Goodies, Santa, Music and More, Nov. 25 – Dec. 30

By Alexa Baumberger, Editor, Arts and Entertainment November 24, 2022

The Akron Zoo is kicking off their Wild Lights celebration this week, Nov. 25-27. The event will run Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11, Dec. 16-23, and Dec. 26-30. All dates will take place from 5 - 9 p.m.  Over...

Student Organization SABA Offers Opportunities for UA Students to Gain Connections in the Sports Industry

Student Organization SABA Offers Opportunities for UA Students to Gain Connections in the Sports Industry

By Camryn Moore, Correspondent November 24, 2022

Dominic DiMascio, a junior at The University of Akron, was looking for more opportunities to engage the professional sport community and network with the pros.   “I wanted to create a space...

Nuance practicing for their Dec. 2 holiday show.

UA’s Nuance is Creating a Brotherhood Through Singing

By Alexis Raineri, Contributor November 24, 2022
For members of this a capella group, with a Christmas show coming up Dec. 2, success has been achieved through the friendships made rather than a quest for perfection. When Pitch Perfect came to theaters in 2012, a capella was high in demand. Ten years later, however, the number of men in Nuance, the all-male a capella group at the University of Akron, has dropped down to ten. Like many organizations post-pandemic, it will take time to rebuild. Despite this, Nuance is more focused on the brotherhood that they have created...
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University of Akron Press Hosts Holiday Book Sale at Bierce Library, Nov. 28

By Emily Price, Copy Editor November 23, 2022

Love to read or write? Check out the University of Akron Press holiday book sale on Monday, Nov. 28,  from 12 – 3 p.m. With a variety of titles available, interested students and staff alike can select...

Black Matter Market Poster

‘We Are The Weirdos Ohio’ Hosts Over 30 Alternative Small Businesses in a Halloween Mini Mart, Nov. 19

By Brandon Caster, Correspondent November 17, 2022

Trying to find that perfect “personalized” gift for an alternative or horror-loving loved one this holiday season? Look no further than the Black Matter Market Post-Halloween Hangover Mini Mart. On...

Image of the Unpregnant movie poster.

Film Review: unpregnant (2020)

By Liv Ream, Film Critic November 17, 2022

“Unpregnant” reminds me of a movie that would send one of my older relatives into a 30-minute rant about how young people want to push a heathenistic, baby killing agenda…Then they’d never watch...

Editors have the paper in their trunk for delivery.

The Buchtelite Fall 2022 Magazine Edition ‘Getting Our Sh*t Together’ is on Stands Today

By Natalie Mowad, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2022
The Buchtelite hopes that you can find a piece or two in this edition that you can connect with, because we now know - getting your sh*t together is hard.
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The University of Akron kicks off Diversity Week with Drag Bingo, Monday Nov. 7

By Camryn Moore, Correspondent November 6, 2022

The University of Akron is celebrating Diversity Week with events Nov. 7–11 to represent, educate and celebrate the diverse Zips on campus. “We want all of our UA students to feel like they have...

Photo Gallery: Campus Halloween Party

Photo Gallery: Campus Halloween Party

By Natalie Mowad, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

Editor-in-Chief Natalie Mowad stopped by the Roo Lounge in the Student Union today, Oct. 26, to check out the Halloween Party hosted by the Special Event (Food Truck) Committee. She grabbed a snap with...

Free Halloween Party at UA Student Union Roo Lounge, October 26

Free Halloween Party at UA Student Union Roo Lounge, October 26

By Alexa Baumberger, Arts and Entertainment Edtior October 25, 2022

The Social Engagement Committee (aka the Food Truck Committee) is hosting a free Halloween party event on Wednesday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities will be held in the Jean Hower Taber...

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Poll: Do You Plan to Vote?

By Editorial Staff October 25, 2022

The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, November 8, and The Buchtelite has just one question for you: do you plan to vote? During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives...

Movie poster for Boris Karloffs The Mummy

Enjoy New and Classic Films Courtesy of Akron-Summit County Public Library for Free, Every Sunday and Thursday

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 25, 2022

Between the ticket, ICEE, popcorn and candy, seeing a movie in theaters can get pretty expensive. As an alternative to a traditional movie theater experience, Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL)...

Video: Akron Diwali Festival

By Abigail Stopka, Correspondant October 25, 2022
Reporter Abigail Stopka gives readers a look at the Downtown Akron Diwali Festival.
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Advance Your Career Readiness Skills at a UA Fall 2022 Professional Etiquette Presentation

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 20, 2022

The UA Career Services & Student Employment is hosting its Fall 2022 Professional Etiquette Presentations in person on Friday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Student Union Ballroom, and virtually,...

Three women and one man sitting around fire pit in downtown Akron.

Explore Downtown Akron at Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 22

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 18, 2022

Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is partnering with local businesses to host a fall-themed event in the heart of downtown Akron, this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 – 7p.m. "Fall Fest" is open to the public...

An up close image of a zombie with skeleton teeth and blood.

Last Chance to Enter: UA Libraries’ Two-Sentence Horror Story Contest

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 14, 2022
Are you a writer? A poet? A horror fan? If so, this is just the contest for you. To kick off the countdown to Halloween, UA Libraries is hosting their second annual “Two-Sentence Horror Story” Contest. But, you better act fast.
Students sitting at a table painting.

Photo Gallery: ZPN and Office of Multicultural Development Hold National Coming Out Day Celebration

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Social Media & Online Edition Editor October 11, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, The Zips Programming Network and the Office of Multicultural Development held a National Coming Out Day Celebration in the Student Union International Lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Baseball beats Malone, Youngstown State

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected] 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...

Zips continue to earn MAC honors

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected],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...

Softball overcomes invading Vikings

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected] 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...

Akron splits matches against Rams

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

UA baseball, softball fall in MAC

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

UA basketball honored by MAC

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

MAC honors Akron track

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

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

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected] 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...

Football springs into action

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

Softball splits with Youngstown State

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

Baseball goes to .500

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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)....

Akron stands best in Ohio

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

Softball splits with Kent State, sweeps Buffalo

By Forrest Dukes, [email protected] 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...

Golf reaches the end

By Haley Gaines, [email protected] 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...

Akron sends Huskies home with tail between legs

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected] 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...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor October 16, 2014

[<a href="//" 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ✓...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

Senioritis: a misdiagnosis

By Helen Dauka April 16, 2013

Helen Dauka In 2005, defined Senioritis as “a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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:...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Athletic training goes beyond stereotypes

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger [email protected] 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 In addition, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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