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CMT party informs students

March 5, 2013

Alexandra Didato Try slapping your hand for 30 seconds, while spinning around in a circle, all while balancing yourself on your toes. The tingling sensation in your hand, strain in your calves, and lack of control over your balance is exactly what those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) experience on a ...

Campus service helpful but unknown to many

March 5, 2013

Krista Hunt If a student is locked out of their car, there is no need to panic. The Campus Patrol and University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) partner up and provide a free lockout and battery jump service to the University of Akron community, including students, faculty and staff. Capt. Dale Goodin...

From across campus

March 5, 2013

Zips Softball The University of Akron Zips softball team is off to a 5-6 start in the season. The Lady Zips are currently undefeated at home, sitting at 3-0, while being 2-6 in away games. The Zips had to cancel a game against Syracuse ealier this season due to the weather. Rachel Ratcliffe curren...

This is the last text I received before …

This is the last text I received before ...

March 5, 2013

Abigail Chaff By now, everyone has heard about the new law that bans texting while driving. The bill became effective on Friday, March 1. Under the current law, no person under the age of 18 is allowed to use any wireless communication device while driving; not even to make a phone call or change t...

Pro football gives gays a time-out

March 5, 2013

Patrick Stallings Every year, the NFL Combine gives teams the chance to evaluate prospective players on physical and mental levels before potentially investing millions of dollars on them. An athlete’s work ethic, durability, maturity and overall football skill all come under analysis. In addition, it ...

UA student values rescue pet’s life

UA student values rescue pet’s life

March 5, 2013

Victoria Teresko Owning an animal is often a joy that cannot be explained, but rather is felt in the owner’s heart. Often, the bond between pet and owner is stronger than bonds between people. However, what happens to animals that are neglected and sometimes abused? The Cleveland Kennel/Animal Co...

UA now SVA member

March 5, 2013

Katelyn Freil The University of Akron has taken becoming veteran-friendly one step further. UA recently became the newest chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a program that connects veteran college students around the country. “I believed that it would be beneficial and we are now the l...

Zips recruitment update

February 28, 2013

Dante Rones The Mid-American Conference was dominated by Kent State and Northern Illinois, with both teams undefeated within the conference. Kent State went 11-3 while Northern Illinois went 12-2. The two teams met in the MAC championship which ended with Northern Illinois winning in double overtime ...

Girl about Campus: Why do people like to burgle me?

February 28, 2013

Helen Dauka I have a history of losing hubcaps off my Jetta and having personal possessions stolen from me. This weekend I had the pleasure of having those two experiences combined. After leaving my car parked in my apartment building’s garage (which I pay to park in) for approximately 10 hours, I came...

Victory in Athens

Victory in Athens

February 28, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Zips continued their sweep through the Mid-American Conference Wednesday night in Athens, as they defeated The Ohio University Bobcats 88-81, advancing their winning streak to 19 games. This is the first time that the Zips have swept Ohio in the regular season in six years, an...

African-American professor tells rare tale

February 28, 2013

Chris Phillips Dr. Charles DeBose, a professor at The University of Akron, is bicultural, bilingual, historical, worldly and a musician. All of those adjectives are impressive, but DeBose was also the first African-American to graduate from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in linguistics. Being the first p...

I should have had a V8

I should have had a V8

February 28, 2013

Aine McCarthy Back in the 80s, there was this innuendo-ridden movie with Rodney Dangerfield and Robert Downey Jr. called "Back to School." It centered around an older, uneducated man who decided to grab a degree as a show of gumption for his son. He was wealthy, of course, so there was just a lot of raucous debauchery ...

SAGES conference opens dialogue at UA

February 28, 2013

Katelyn Freil The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES) wanted to break down boundaries and make students think about how they exist within their discipline, but also how they influence the larger academic world. To do this, the group held the first Interdisciplinary Student Conference, titl...

Chardon tragedy: a year later

February 28, 2013

Heather Beyer A year ago Wednesday, shots rang through the cafeteria of Chardon High School, changing the lives of the students, teachers and family forever. Demetrius Hewlin, Daniel Parmertor and Russell King Jr.’s lives were ended, and three students were injured at the hands of teenage gunman T...

‘Flea’ infests Sandefur Theatre

‘Flea’ infests Sandefur Theatre

February 28, 2013

Heather Beyer The University of Akron Theatre Program will premiere the French farce “A Flea in Her Ear” tonight at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall. The production, directed by UA Adjunct Professor and Equity actress Aubrey Caldwell, will run from Feb. 28 - March 9. The following University of...

Zips bid farewell to senior swimmers

Zips bid farewell to senior swimmers

February 28, 2013

Ha’ani Sumerix The University of Akron swimming and diving team said farewell to their seniors Friday evening at their final regular season meet at the Ocasek Natatorium. The Zips lost to Bowling Green by a score of 175-117. The University of Akron swimming and diving team finished up the sea...

Taking Care Week Begins

February 26, 2013

Patrick Stallings The second annual Taking Care Week started Monday, Feb. 25 as students approach midterms and begin losing sleep during those long nights of studying and paper writing.  To better prepare students for the increase in stress, the Counseling Center plans to provide activities in the Student Union eve...

Zips win BracketBuster game

February 26, 2013

D.J. Johnson In the Mid-American Conference, it doesn’t get any bigger than next Wednesday night. In a matchup of the MAC’s top two teams, with one conference loss between the two, the Akron Zips ante up their 18-game winning streak against the Ohio Bobcats at the Convocation Center in Athens. The ...

Akron stays on top

Akron stays on top

February 26, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Central Michigan The Chippewas are 2-10 in conference play and have lost every single game they’ve played against Akron and Ohio. For the rest of the season there is nothing to play for, other than respect. Do not expect CMU to be in the tournament. #11 Northern...

Red Carpet Review

Red Carpet Review

February 26, 2013

Channing Murrock Every year, the Oscars are the show-stopping event in the award show season. From the tuxedos to the ball gowns, celebrities go all out in their glamor and glitz to start trends and get attention. Some stars decide to be minimalistic while others choose to have a “princess” moment.  So wh...

Accepting diversity

Accepting diversity

February 26, 2013

Victoria Teresko Imagine being a blind student at The University of Akron and needing accessibility to reach certain areas on campus. However, you have a problem: You can’t bring your dog on campus. Helping students with disabilities is just one of the many issues that Lee Gill includes in his work to p...

"Traditional" Prom 2013

February 26, 2013

Nick Nussen A group of students and adults in Sullivan, Ind. are crusading for a “traditional” high school prom that would prohibit homosexuals from attending. (I assume there will be a sentry equipped with some sort of “gaydar” device.) The holy homophobes have been congregating at the Sullivan ...

Review: Django Unchained

February 26, 2013

Beau Brown Unshackle the chains binding you to your living room couch, lace up your shoes, and plan to go see “Django Unchained” in theaters before time runs out. You won’t regret it. Well, folks, Quentin Tarantino has done it again. The famous director of films such as “Inglourious Basterds,...

UA program leads students to success

February 26, 2013

Ranier Alexander Many students have been taking the “leadership challenge” this semester with UA Leads, which hosts a series of events that aim to help elevate and amplify students’ leadership skills. “UA Leads is a series of programs that are meant to, in essence, give everyone on campus the op...

An ode to UA’s food service employees

February 26, 2013

Kara Hemphill For those readers who have never worked in food service, consider yourselves lucky. It is, in a word, tough. However, it is also necessary. Students and staff at the The University of Akron are lucky in that we have many fabulous venues at which to quench our thirst and stave off hunger...

Sudoku Solution: 2-14-13

February 25, 2013

Lady Zips power forward

February 21, 2013

Parker Perry The men’s basketball team is not the University of Akron’s only high performing team. While the men are on a 17-game winning streak, the women are also playing well and are poised for a Mid-American Conference tournament run. Akron (17-7, 8-3, MAC) is on a five-game winning streak. ...

Wearing specs to a bar

February 21, 2013

Helen Dauka For the mildly introverted and slightly extroverted, here’s my suggestion for decreasing awkwardness at a bar: Wear your glasses. I know, typically you don’t associate four-eyes with a night out on the town, but hear me out. Here are all the pros of taking my advice. 1. You can get away with we...

Trash TV: trashing women

Trash TV: trashing women

February 21, 2013

Abigail Chaff Where have the powerful and independent gone? Ladies, do you not see the shame being brought upon the fairer sex by contemporary television? The examples of sexism in television programs are seemingly endless. It is time to open your eyes and refuse to be subliminally caught in the co...

Academy Awards 2013: Silver Linings Playbook

February 21, 2013

Bianca Tan “Silver Linings Playbook” is all-around entertaining, being comprised of two parts drama and one part romantic comedy. Going into the movie, don’t expect to laugh like you would when you watch “The Hangover;” the humor in this movie is darker and stems from the film’s serious...

Recession affects jobs for UA students

February 21, 2013

Clare McKee The Great Recession, which began in 2007, eliminated 7.9 million jobs in the United States, according to CNNMoney Online. This affected people of all ages and races nationwide, but it especially impacted the middle class, including hundreds of families in Akron. Such immense job loss highly ...

Academy Awards 2013: Les Miserables

February 21, 2013

Lauren Simmers How do you describe something that is almost indescribable? When I saw the motion picture version of “Les Misérables,” it was the first time I had ever seen the production and was almost too much for words. The story is so full of emotion that it’s almost overwhelming. The singing, alt...

Women's basketball power rankings

February 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) It’s really a tossup between Ohio and Kent State for the bottom spot. Kent has the lowest overall record, so they get the honor of last place. Three overall wins in the season is absolutely atrocious. The Flashes should use the...

Mentoring program provides resources for new students

February 21, 2013

Victoria Teresko Having someone show all the resources available to students is often the key to success at The University of Akron, and the peer mentoring program is a vital part of implementing this success on campus. This program pairs underclassmen with upperclassmen who have a GPA of at least ...

Veterans seek support across Akron’s campus

Veterans seek support across Akron’s campus

February 21, 2013

Katelyn Freil When Victoria Barrientos came to The University of Akron from Fort Bragg, N.C., she had no previous experience with college life. “I only knew one person in the whole state, much less the college,” she said. “I had to figure out how to get my benefits going so I could continue t...

“The Emperor” conquers the Summit Artspace

“The Emperor” conquers the Summit Artspace

February 19, 2013

Zaina Salem A mix of University of Akron alumni and current students performed a historic play in celebration of Black History Month, hosted by the Summit Artspace.  “The Emperor Jones,” originally performed in the 1920s, is a culturally significant play by American dramatist Eugene O’Neill. I...

Audition announcement: Tuning In

February 19, 2013

Beau Brown Auditions for the original musical “Tuning In” will be held on Saturday, March 9. Singers, actors and dancers are all sought for the show, which will have its world premiere at E.J. Thomas Hall in August 2013. This brand-new musical involves the story of a nostalgic radio station in southern Ohio that is owned and opera...

When you wish upon a star

When you wish upon a star

February 19, 2013

Aine McCarthy When I was but a wee thing, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to spin tales of fantasy that took readers on wild, thought-provoking rides. I wanted to write about average people, and propel them into situations with dire circumstances, something that imparted a sense of anticipatory ...

From across the conference

February 19, 2013

Matthew Balsinger There have been many things going on in University of Akron sports as well as the Mid-American Conference that have not been reported on. This is a short synopsis of what’s going on around the conference. Ohio University The Bobcats have continued to keep pace with Akron in men’...

Controversy brews in wake of serial killings

Controversy brews in wake of serial killings

February 19, 2013

Kyle Steiner A group of concerned youths huddled around a television that hangs from the wall in the Student Union at The University of Akron on Feb. 14. They pensively observed the screen as news about the former Los Angeles police officer, Christopher Dorner, who allegedly murdered three people,...

Akron rolls on

Akron rolls on

February 19, 2013

D.J. Johnson On Dec. 15, 2012, an 80-73 upset loss to the Detroit Titans left the Akron Zips with a 4-4 record to start the season. More than two months later, that loss remains the most current, as a 67-50 win over Bowling Green Saturday night extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games...

Spring forward into a new career at fair

February 19, 2013

Gabrielle Glandorf The University of Akron will hold their Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. According to Alex Toomey, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, this career fair will be the largest to date with 136 employers present and will...

A best friend is a true soulmate

February 19, 2013

Gabriel Glandorf “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” Any true “Sex and the City” fan would recognize this line as being from one of the numerous articles Carrie writes on the show. But, besides being the answer to a very riveting game of trivia,...

Akron grad gives fresh soles for kids in need

February 19, 2013

Rosheeda Bryant People often express themselves through the shoes on their feet. A nice pair of shoes allows people to feel confident and at times, contributes towards the identification of their economic and social status. According to samaritanfeet.org, nearly 300 million people spend their dail...

The attack of Cupid’s arrows

The attack of Cupid’s arrows

February 14, 2013

Andrew Wehmann It’s late at night and a man and a woman pass by the orange glow of a lantern-lit bazaar. The winged bowman Cupid flies above unseen. He spots the man and woman as they wait in line at a street vendor’s gelato stand. Cupid strings his bow and then releases. He strikes with two arrows from ...

Pros and cons of online dating

February 14, 2013

Kelsey Yaich The dating world is scary enough for the singles of today’s society, but when you add in online dating, it’s almost like playing Russian roulette. You have the rare lucky couples who end up finding their soul mate or you have the unfortunate cases that end up as cautionary tales of ...

Do’s and don’ts of dating

February 14, 2013

Patrick Stallings Last summer one of my good friends was looking for a man’s perspective on why she had trouble meeting good guys. Her strategy mainly consisted of waiting at the bar to be approached by Prince Charming. But how often does that happen? After a long back-and-forth conversation, I convinced her that she c...

Students make instructor’s wedding dreams come true

Students make instructor’s wedding dreams come true

February 14, 2013

Heather Beyer buchteliteeditor-in-cheif@uakron.edu UA theatre instructor Aubrey Caldwell Davis wanted to ring in the New Year with a special celebration: her wedding. “I always hated New Year’s Eve because I always had to work and watch everyone else have a good time,” Caldwell said. Caldwell Davis and her husband, Jeff Davis, decided they want...

Interracial couples experience special relationships

February 14, 2013

Clare McKee “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,” William Shakespeare wrote. Today, our society places great value on physical appearance, in addition to the clothes one wears and the way one carries him or herself. Finding your soul mate, however, should not be based on skin color, n...

Lady Zips on a roll

Lady Zips on a roll

February 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor The Mid-American Conference has been a revolving door for the past several weeks, as the Akron Zips are once again on top. Last week, the Lady Zips defeated Eastern Michigan and Miami to advance their record to 16-7. After starting the season 12-4, the Zips lost three straight games which caused...

A look at diversity and Akron athletics

February 14, 2013

Todd Christenson The Rubber Bowl and Memorial Hall were the two places where everyone gathered to see Ron Tyson play football or Don Williams play basketball. The feeling was electric inside the football stadium starting in the early ’60s. Torrential downpours or a blizzard could not keep the stu...

The allure of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

Beau Brown Another day, another dollar, or in the case of Valentine’s Day, another $30 spent on a cliché bouquet of roses, some type of delectably fattening chocolates and a romantic comedy featuring a chiseled, shirtless man and an independent woman who succumbs to his charming personality. Ye...

March Madness tournament

February 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor As March quickly approaches, the possibility of an NCAA tournament bid for Akron is reaching exciting levels. There are some fans out there, however, who don’t know how the NCAA tournament works, or how teams are selected. Since the Zips have a good chance of getting ...

Michael Vick’s new contract

February 14, 2013

Dante Rones Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have come to an agreement to restructure his deal. Michael Vick started his NFL career in 2001, playing for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons when they took him on as their number one draft pick. His life and career took a turn for the worse in...

Cabaret Company returns with the circus

Cabaret Company returns with the circus

February 14, 2013

Alexandra Didato The Theatre Guild presented “Cabaret Company 4: A Circus of Homo Sapiens” in Daum Theatre Feb. 6-10 last week.  The show, directed by Rosilyn Jentner, consisted of a group of dysfunctional circus members, who throughout different circus acts, portrayed themes of human life such ...

Couples have date night fun in union

February 14, 2013

Forrest Dukes This Saturday, under dim lights with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Sir Elton John playing, couples gathered in the university’s game room for Couples Night Out. “The idea for this event was to have couples come and have fun, while also building memories with each other,...

Love vs. Lust

February 14, 2013

Ranier Alexander “Love and Happiness. Yeah. Something that could make you do wrong, make you do right.” This was said brilliantly by Al Green, one of the greatest R&B, soul and gospel artists of his time. This quote states that love can drive a person to commit acts of extreme compassion and s...

Sudoku Solution 2-12

February 13, 2013

Roommates experience diversity in residence halls

Roommates experience diversity in residence halls

February 12, 2013

Justen McMahan Making living arrangements can be a daunting task for incoming freshmen. There is an uncertainty about being away from home for the first time, whether the student will be able to make friends, and ultimately, learning how to adapt to living with a roommate. If students choose to live in one of the many on-campus residence halls, they c...

Running the race

February 12, 2013

Bridget Linton Perseverance, resilience, resourcefulness and hard work are a few of the key factors that have guided African American University of Akron student Bianca Gomez on her journey to success. Gomez comes from a family that has given her unwavering support and guidance throughout her life. With h...

Men's Basketball Power rankings

February 12, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Central Michigan (#8 in previous ranking) The Chippewas have been putting up a fight in the Mid-American Conference, especially against teams they shouldn’t stand a chance against. CMU led Akron for most of the game last week, losing in the last three minutes whe...

The real Age of Aquarius

The real Age of Aquarius

February 12, 2013

Aine McCarthy It took a while, but the last of the X-Generation’s children have finally taken the leap into adulthood. The delay in commemorating this is rather fitting, though. Of the X’s many traits, procrastination is high on the list. We’re also predisposed to be pessimistic, nihilistic and cynical. ...

Winning streak continues

February 12, 2013

D.J. Johnson After a gritty 54-50 win over the Miami RedHawks on Saturday afternoon, the Zips 15 consecutive wins is not only their longest in over 50 years but the longest active streak in the nation. The victory over Miami was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, at least by head coach Ke...

“Black Experience” provides new way to learn

February 12, 2013

Chris Coon When students schedule their classes at The University of Akron, they have the option to do so under the guidance of their academic adviser or a course guide. Because of this option, students won’t pay attention to what the course description is all about. “I took the Black Experience...

Girl About Campus: If only all the diamonds really did shine bright

February 12, 2013

Helen Dauka With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, it’s only natural for the cynics and romantics living inside us all to start waging a vicious war. Does the commercial saturation of jewelry commercials eat at your soul, or are you waiting for your own little black box to be popped open in f...

Afrika steps onto our stage

Afrika steps onto our stage

February 12, 2013

Rachel Brown This past Thursday, the members of Step Afrika visited The University of Akron for an upbeat and lively performance at EJ Thomas Hall. Aside from entertainment, the company provided the audience with not just an energetic, artistic show, but also a lesson on African culture and traditional ...

Dear Miranda

February 7, 2013

Miranda Roth This guy and I have been hanging out and talking for about a month now. He’s never been in a relationship before, but I know we like each other. I keep expressing my feelings in small ways such as letting him know I would like to get to know him better, but he just doesn’t respond to anyth...

Akron campus named StormReady by NWS

Akron campus named StormReady by NWS

February 7, 2013

Katelyn Freil It is only the beginning of February and although the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, the cold weather may still be around for a while. University of Akron students can rest assured knowing that if a storm comes, whether it is rain or snow, that UA is prepared. The University of Akron was recently given the distinction of being ...

Heather's Heavenly Desserts: Peanut Butter Pie

February 7, 2013

Heather Beyer This is a recipe modeled from allrecipies.com that is sure to delight any peanut butter lover. For students wishing to escape from schoolwork or make a treat for that special someone, this dessert is sure to be a hit. Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter (any brand will do) 1 (8 ounc...

Why nobody likes poetry

Why nobody likes poetry

February 7, 2013

Nick Nussen It is often thought that poetry is dead and that all the poets are likewise cold in the earth. This is nonsense. We have more poets than ever, and their voluminous works are found in the approximately five million poetry magazines in circulation. The problem is that each publication has ...

Check yourself, Before you Rec yourself

February 7, 2013

Derek Daily For many students, working out provides a respite from an otherwise full schedule. Students drag themselves out of bed or away from their homework for hours of running, cycling or lifting weights. To some, this is a way of life; to others, it’s a way of justifying that study session ov...

The circus is coming to Daum Theatre

February 7, 2013

Beau Brown “Our director would always say, ‘Life is a disease with a 100 percent mortality rate; you’re either six feet under or six feet above,’” said Kristen Weibel, student choreographer of Cabaret Company’s opening show, “A Circus of Homo Sapiens.” This week and upcoming weekend...

Women's basketball power rankings

February 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) The Kent State Golden Flashes haven’t turned their luck around since the last power rankings. In the past two weeks, the Flashes have gone 0-3. They have yet to pull off a conference win or to get their third win of the season. ...

Our View: Buchtelite staff response to poetry

February 7, 2013

As a scientist I don’t often find myself reading poetry, but I will say that there are upsides and downsides to poetry. Homer, for example, contributes significantly to Western literature. However, poetry is one of those subjects that can have a lot of snobbery associated with it. And by snobbery,...

University council works to empower others

February 7, 2013

Alicia Seitz The University of Akron’s Panhellenic Council (PHC) is active in fundraising and philanthropy, along with many donations and long, hard hours put into helping Greek Life and the community at UA. President Gabrielle Dimengo said that the point of the council is “to unify and mainta...

Girl About Campus: a commuter’s life for me

February 5, 2013

Helen Dauka The convenience of having a car on campus is undeniable, but I can’t always say the same for my class schedule. Sometimes I’ll be sprinting from class to class while other times I have hour-long breaks. While I would rather have the long break than the mini cardio workout, the long breaks ...

Dinner with Diane: Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Lettuce Wraps

February 5, 2013

Diane Ferritto After a rough holiday season of overeating and general sloth-like behavior, I want to get back on track with a healthier lifestyle. For some people, it’s easy to shift gears and refocus their life. For others, and I would assume most people fall into this category, it can be extrem...

Akron wins big

Akron wins big

February 5, 2013

D.J. Johnson Twitter handles featured on the Zips’ new uniforms were the center of discussion leading up to the matchup between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference. Once the game started, it was the Zips that did the handling in the sold-out James A. Rhodes Arena, as five players in ...

Akron men’s baseball

Akron men’s baseball

February 5, 2013

Sartaj Aujla With the 2013 season just around the corner, Akron men’s baseball returned to the practice field in preparation for what will prove to be a make-or-break season. “It is going to be a very demanding schedule for our guys right from day one,” head coach Rick Rembielak said. “We want...

Football’s fake girlfriend

February 5, 2013

Dante Rones A hoax, or a scandal? Is it a prank that went terribly wrong, or is it a player looking to boost up his draft stock? Could this be a player reaching out for sympathy after having a terrible Bowl Championship Series (BCS) performance? These are the questions being asked about Manti Te’o’s...

Oklahoma State Defeats #2 Kansas

February 5, 2013

You might be wondering why it’s important to note unranked Oklahoma State University. There are actually, surprisingly, two primary reasons this is so important to mention. First and foremost, before this weekend the University of Kansas was the #2 ranked team in the entire nation. They also had the...

Organization gunning to permit concealed weapons on campus

February 5, 2013

Heather Beyer After 16 reported mass shootings in 2012 that resulted in over 88 casualties, the questions of enhancing security measures and reforming gun control are becoming hot-button topics. Many firearm advocates believe that campus would be safer if students were permitted to carry concealed ...

Pita Pit opens another restaurant for local health “foodies”

January 31, 2013

Heather Beyer Local entrepreneur John Cavileer, opened a second Pita Pit location in Akron on Wednesday.   Calvileer’s first location can be found at 325 S. Main St. in downtown Akron.  “The first store in Akron is doing really well,” Calvileer said. “It is very convenient for lunch, an Ae...

UA Police Blotter

January 31, 2013

Theft On the second floor of Bierce Library on Friday, a student left his backpack on a table to use the restroom; when he came back, his bookbag was gone. According to the police report, the victim said he was gone for approximately two minutes before he came back to his table. The bookbag included...

Introducing: Bethesda

Introducing: Bethesda

January 31, 2013

Beau Brown Many local musicians have tried to make it big in the music industry; few have succeeded. But for the new, budding band, Bethesda, this dream is well within reach. Composed of several talented musicians hailing from Akron and the surrounding Kent area, Bethesda is a band that is “more ...

The big Super Bowl dance

January 31, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This weekend Americans will be participating in a yearly ritual called the Super Bowl. Every year, the Super Bowl breaks its previous year’s attendance record, and its viewership dwarfs that of any other show that will air throughout the year. In honor of this monument...

The ridiculously high price of textbooks on campus

January 31, 2013

Kara Hemphill keh65@zips.uakron.edu I remember when I was in high school and everyone loved to complain about the ratty, outdated books they would give us. In response, the teachers usually chided us for our ungrateful behavior and told us to just wait until we got to college. I always thought they...

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

January 31, 2013

Matthew Balsinger In light of the recent school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., several students on campus are trying to put together a group to push for the legalization of concealed guns on campus. I never thought that the political dialogue in this country could get so ridiculous as to suggest th...

Bowling Green preview

Bowling Green preview

January 31, 2013

Parker Perry One foe has always been able to top the Akron women’s basketball—the Bowling Green Falcons. Bowling Green (13-6, 4-2 MAC) is a perennial powerhouse in the Mid-American Conference, and owns a 47-2 record against the Akron Zips. Their dominance dates back to 1978, when Akron was in the...

Men’s basketball advances to 16-4

January 31, 2013

Akron men’s basketball traveled to Bowling Green Wednesday night and came home with a win, beating the Falcons 68-55. The Zips entered the game 15-4 overall this season, 6-0 in MAC play. The Bowling Green Falcons entered the game last night with a 7-12 record, 2-4 in MAC play. Alex Abreu was three...

UA candidates get slimed for charity

UA candidates get slimed for charity

January 31, 2013

Katelyn Freil buchtelitenewseditor@uakron.edu A stage in the Student Union Starbucks was covered in green goo right out of a ‘90s Nickelodeon game show on Wednesday night as three prominent members of the University of Akron community were slimed for charity. Up ‘til Dawn, a student group that host...

Dear Miranda: What is true love?

January 31, 2013

Miranda Roth What is true love?   This is the question that drives everyone to either hide or go on the hunt. Honestly, true love doesn’t happen in a day and it isn’t something that you feel either. This is the biggest lie that we believe. We think that true love is something you know; that it’...

Dinner with Diane: Shrimp Kabobs with Jerk Seasoning

January 29, 2013

Diane Ferritto Welcome back! As you’ve been getting back into the routine of classes and school work, I’ve had some extra time off. I was fortunate enough to take a two-week vacation to the Caribbean Island of Antigua! I’d never been to the Caribbean before and it was only my second time t...

Women no longer banned in combat

Women no longer banned in combat

January 29, 2013

Katelyn Freil Thursday marked a big step for women in the military as the Pentagon lifted the ban on female service members in combat situations. The ban ended with the announcement from outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and sparked a debate between many as to whether or not women should be ...

Robbery reported south of campus

January 29, 2013

Katelyn Freil Students were alerted via safety advisory early Saturday of an armed robbery south of campus. According to the report sent out over email to UA students, no one was physically harmed in the robbery, which occurred around 11 p.m. Friday night. Paul Callahan, the assistant vice president o...

UA students bombarded by weight loss ads

January 29, 2013

Kara Hemphill Unfortunately, January is a time when you can’t turn on a television without seeing a commercial for some ridiculous diet food. It goes without saying that the new year is one of the most popular times to lose weight, and companies take advantage of this frenzy by bombarding viewers with ads...

Breaking NFL records

January 29, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Every football season in the NFL, there is a player poised to set a new record. This past season Calvin Johnson was that man, setting a new record for total reception yards per season. With the increasing focus on quarterback and wide receiver performance in the league, it’s no surpri...

How to manage a new semester

How to manage a new semester

January 29, 2013

Rachel Brown As a new semester begins, most students are overcome with a few common emotions: anxiety, nervousness, and overall dread for the classes they are now beginning. Winter break is officially over, and although we are supposed to have all of the laziness out of our systems, it is hard to fi...

Casey Anthony returns to headlines

Casey Anthony returns to headlines

January 29, 2013

Kara Hemphill The name Casey Anthony probably rings a bell for many people: especially in an age where most of us are connected to the Internet for the better part of the day. John Cloud, writing for Time magazine, called it “the social media trial of the century.” Maybe you followed the trial with r...

Men’s basketball power rankings

January 29, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Northern Illinois Much like their women’s basketball team, the Northern Illinois Huskies are ranked at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Nothing on this squad particularly stands out in any stat, as they rank near the bottom in almost all of them...

University receives nearly $1 million from state

January 29, 2013

Forrest Dukes The University of Akron recently received nearly $1 million for a campus-wide plan to help the students before and after graduating. “The commitment we are making to significantly expand co-ops and internships delivers on our strategic goals to focus on student success, increase graduat...

The comeback kids

The comeback kids

January 29, 2013

DJ Johnson On Saturday night, 5,403 fans filled the James A. Rhodes Arena. Most of them sat silently as they watched the Akron Zips trailing 32-12 with 8:30 remaining in the first half. However, by the end of the game, that same crowd was standing in an uproar of cheers. The celebration was the result of two different comebacks pieced together by the Zips (15-4, 6...

Lady Zips top the MAC

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Paker Perry There is no denying it: The Akron women’s basketball team is one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference. It has been a long, tedious road for Akron head coach Jodie Kest. She inherited a Zip’s program that was never able to lift off the ground, while playing in a conference ...

2013 football schedule analysis

January 24, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor The 2013 Akron football schedule is nothing short of difficult. Of the 12 teams that the Zips are scheduled to tip off against, nine participated in bowl games this past season. Though there is considerable reason to doubt the Zips in the coming season because of their t...

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

January 24, 2013

Bianca Tan The audience at Nuance’s Holiday Concert in December could do nothing but laugh when the group’s members ran onstage dressed as their favorite cartoon characters from their childhood. While Spongebob and a Mutant Ninja Turtle were beat boxing, various cartoon characters such as Steve fr...

Flu bug swarms Akron

Flu bug swarms Akron

January 24, 2013

Abigail Chaff The flu epidemic is spreading across Northeast Ohio and sparing no one. With classes back in session, UA’s campus has become a breeding ground for germs. Going back to school after winter break always brings with it the increased risk of getting sick. After being free to occupy whatev...

Women’s basketball power rankings

January 24, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This is a new feature in the Buchtelite’s sports section. Every week you will find an analysis on men or women’s basketball standings in the Mid-American Conference, and the Buchtelite’s projected likelihood that each team will be the MAC champion. Look on Monday ...

MLK Jr. Activity Fair provides learning opportunities for students of all ages

January 24, 2013

Marcus Nicholson Monday marked the 27th observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and The University of Akron celebrated with an activities fair and concert in his honor. “We want a campus commitment to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life,” Dr. Rosa Githiora, a coordinator for the event, ...

Girl About Campus: An Ode to the First Week

January 24, 2013

Helen Dauka The first week of school is such a unique time in the span of my life. It means sitting in my class wondering if everyone else already knows each other; or if everyone knows way more than you. It’s making a good first impression, or maybe just the best deception. Showing up early or on t...

Spring semester: UA students get a fresh start

January 24, 2013

Kara Hemphill I hate to remind everyone, but 2013 has been upon us for several weeks, and that means new classes, breaking the habit of dating things “2012”, and resolutions hanging over your head. First of all, if you have not yet turned in a check, form, or assignment with “January 2012” written ...

Students use winter break to help others

Students use winter break to help others

January 24, 2013

Written by: Katelyn Freil While many students were using their Christmas break to catch up on sleep, a group of university students traveled to Oakridge, Tenn., to help people in need. The UA chapter of Habitat for Humanity visited its fellow affiliate in Anderson County for a week over winter brea...

My New Year’s resolutions

December 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I never really cared enough to make New Year’s resolutions. What’s the point of pretending that I’m going to change, I figure, when I have that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I’ll never follow through? So this year, I’m going to put out my re...

FirstEnergy’s Christmas surprise

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger You probably have little knowledge of, or care for, the political policies of the electric company FirstEnergy. Assuming that’s true, you probably also don’t know about FirstEnergy’s sudden and drastic power play that was recently thwarted in the Ohio Statehouse....

Men's basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

December 6, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Come March, Akron’s men’s basketball team will likely need a marquee win to highlight their resume heading into the postseason. The chance for that all-important victory could come as early as Sunday, when the Zips travel to Omaha to take on No. 16 Creighton. “It’s not going to be ...

‘To be or not to be involved’ should not even be a question

December 6, 2012

Written by: Marissa Barrett There are over 300 organizations at The University of Akron that provide students with the resources and experiences necessary for post-graduation agendas. “Becoming involved at the university provides students with a feeling of connectedness, resume-development opportunities, a...

Caleb Porter's career

December 6, 2012

Written by: Zack West A great era in Zips soccer ended on Nov. 25 with an early exit from the NCAA tournament. Head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game at The University of Akron in a technical tie with Creighton that ended with the Bluejays edging out the Zips in penalty kicks. Porter will move to the...

Browns looking for third consecutive victory

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The Cleveland Browns are on a two-game winning streak for the first time since weeks two and three of the 2011 NFL season. On Nov. 25, the Browns (4-8) defeated their arch-rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also beat the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday, which ended thei...

We wish you a happy Hanukkah

December 6, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Food, family, friends and the spirit of religious traditions make up the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The traditions stretch back thousands of years and serve as a time of reminiscence for practicers of the Jewish faith. Commonly associated with Christmas, Hanukkah is in fact a hol...

Ben Roethlisberger hopes to return to the Steelers soon

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has come closer and closer to returning to the field after a solid week of practice. Roethlisberger, who has missed the past three weeks due to a shoulder injury received in a Nov. 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, hopes to return ...

"Stories of the Kindertransport" to premiere at Sanderfur Theatre

December 6, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer Imagine being a child on a train headed for a foreign country, and having to endure the journey completely alone. Nearly 10,000 Jewish children faced this reality at the start of World War II as they were sent out of Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia, without their pa...

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