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University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

UA student Valerie Rado petitions outside the Taber Student Union, offering fresh fruits and lollipops to passersby.
April 29, 2019

Inspired by a project in her English composition class, University of Akron student Valerie Rado sought out to start a community garden on campus.   On a sunny Spring morning, Rado, along with several...

“Out of Silence” Coming to UA

April 29, 2019

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration and the New World Performance Lab are partnering to present Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign on May 2-4...

Week of April 28, 2019

Week of April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

Megan Parker (left) and Brooklyn Dennison (right) pose for a photograph after an interview for a special edition story.
April 24, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, editors at The Buchtelite move on to future prospects, as is the case with current Editor-in-Chief Brooklyn Dennison and Copy Editor Megan Parker   Dennison will...

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President John Green wears a University of Akron tie to show his campus pride.
The University of Akron has several ideas in motion to improve the budget issues and for student success through faculty changes.
April 24, 2019

With the spring semester ending soon and growing questions about the plans moving forward, Interim President John Green spoke with The Buchtelite about the future budget and faculty buyouts at The University...

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former President Matthew Wilson hopes his success at The University of Akron will influence his career at Missouri Western State University.
As Matthew Wilson prepares to leave Akron for a new career in St. Joseph, Missouri, he discusses his contributions to the law school and University as a whole.
April 23, 2019

As The University of Akron currently searches for its fourth leader since 2014, a former UA president has been chosen as the fifth president for Missouri Western State University.   Through a 5-0...

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest
April 23, 2019

The University of Akron is hosting a newly-imagined SpringFest on May 3, 2019, with several changes announced, including making it a student-based festival.   The changes to SpringFest were announced...

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

After finishing the Luminaria Ceremony lap at the 2018 Relay For Life, participants add glow sticks to the
Akron Against Cancer is leading to fight for the University and greater Akron communities against cancer by raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
April 22, 2019

As a crowd holding glow sticks sits and listens to an Akron Against Cancer representative speak on stage, relationships between immediate family, extended family and friends are read.   Each time...

Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class

“Daring to Take up Space, by Daniell Koepke” by Book Catalog
April 22, 2019

As someone who is not an English major, I was extremely hesitant to take any type of poetry class. In my mind, poetry was dull, meaningless words written by old men.   However, when I took a class...

Week of April 21, 2019

Week of April 21, 2019
April 20, 2019

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

As part of the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (S.U.I.T.S.) Challenge, the seven-member team traveled to Houston, Texas.
April 19, 2019

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from...

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

A young boy enjoys last year's
April 16, 2019

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron...

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

Cortney Rosekelly, Paul Collins, Craig Dilworth and Sydney Bornstine share the market research they conducted for NORKA Beverage Company, an Akron-based craft soda producer.
When two graduate students at The University of Akron felt there were not enough opportunities to present research, they took matters into their own hands.
April 16, 2019

The first-ever University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS), an event for students to showcase their research, took place in the ballroom of the  Taber Student Union on April 9 from 8 a.m....

Week of April 14, 2019

Week of April 14, 2019
April 13, 2019

Songfest’s “A Red Carpet Affair” to Commence Sunday

The ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta perform
April 12, 2019

Since 1933, the fraternity and sorority community at The University of Akron has played a role in putting on annual performances with a certain theme while also raising money for charitable causes.   According...

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Simmons Hall, where the Office of Accessibility is Located.
After a social work student, Hannah Laudo, was left in her dorm during a fire alarm, departments at UA respond to help resolve the issue.
April 8, 2019

This article is part two of a two-part series.  Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student.   After...

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals
Zips Esports has become the first team in the history of Collegiate Rocket League to qualify for nationals twice in a row.
April 8, 2019

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

Zippy looks at a table with items from the Rape Crisis Center.
April 8, 2019

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is hosting their annual Walk of Heroes this year on April 26, from 6-8 p.m.   In the past, there have been delays due to the weather, so this...

Week of April 7, 2019

Week of April 7, 2019
April 7, 2019

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

On April 6, eight teams of students will participate in the school’s 10th annual competition sponsored by Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.
April 3, 2019

Eight teams from The University of Akron School of Law will be competing for a cash prize in the school’s 10th annual intramural trial competition on Saturday, April 6.   This competition is sponsored...

Season Recap: Men’s Basketball Shows Signs of Life in Trying Times

April 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season was a slight improvement from the last season, but not enough to make the big splash that the Zips have long been hoping for.   Last season, Akron went 14-18...

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth
With two separate programs asking for book donations to local children, UA encourages people to think twice before throwing your old books away this spring.
April 1, 2019

Through April 5, ZipAssist and serveAkron are hosting a book drive asking for new and gently used children’s books in support of Bright Star Books, a local nonprofit working to increase the access to...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Art from Gertrude Seiberling.
The theme of this season will be “Lasting Impressions” celebrating the art of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling.
April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

The Akronauts will compete in the NASA Student Launch Competition to improve research and development for the Space Launch System and to gain hands-on experience in the field.
April 1, 2019

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the...

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

Susannah Chamberlain Cole.
Cole entered Buchtel College on its first day of classes in 1870.
April 1, 2019

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

Week of March 31, 2019

Week of March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

Week of March 24, 2019

Week of March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

A display of all candidates for various positions in USG stands near the east entrance of Taber Student Union.
The candidates running for Undergraduate Student Government President explain their platforms and respond to different questions about UA actions.
March 18, 2019

Voting for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Student Government Elections is currently underway.   According to USG Election Rules, the general elections are held within the first 11 weeks of the spring...

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

Rob's Café.
March 18, 2019

Being a vegetarian at The University of Akron has never been a problem until this semester when I found myself being on campus for over 12 hours at a time due to my class and work schedule.   Over...

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri.
Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri is one of only a dozen other recipients who have received this grant at the University.
March 18, 2019

As a respiratory condition that impacts several people on a daily basis, asthma is an important topic within research. One professor at The University of Akron understands its importance through her research.   Dr....

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

The University Edge apartment complex adjacent from The University of Akron.
Police are working to identify and locate suspects in a recent off-campus robbery.
March 18, 2019

An armed robbery took place off campus on March 5, around 10:30 p.m. The three victims were students at The University of Akron, two 20-year-old men and one 21-year-old man. The robbery took place in the...

Week of March 17, 2019

Week of March 17, 2019
March 18, 2019

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Members of Zips Racing with the 2017 model race car that will be on display at the entrance of the Great Lakes Science Center’s Vroom! A Car Adventure exhibit where visitors can get in the driver’s seat for a photo. Team members are (from left)  Maria Hatzis, team captain Ezra Malernee, Jacob Greer, Clayton Brown, David McVan, faculty advisor Dr. Daniel Deckler, Ph.D. and Sidney Mingle.
Visitors will be able to see a new exhibit featuring three race cars designed, built and driven by the student members of Zips Racing.
March 13, 2019

Three open-wheel race cars designed and built by members of Zips Racing will be featured in an exhibit focusing on Formula One racing at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland starting on March 15...

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

While she does not have connections to blindness, Katelyn Sondereker has researched how human eye cells relate to diseases such as glaucoma.
March 13, 2019

As one of the most important organs in the human body, the eye helps people navigate the environment around them through seeing objects color, form and shape.   Katelyn Sondereker is a fourth-year...

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Want to enjoy a tournament of the childhood classic sport with a team of friends, all for a good cause? Sign up today.
March 13, 2019

The University of Akron Residence Hall Council is hosting Zippy’s Let’s Dodge Cancer Classic on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, courts four and five.   In...

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker’s Challenge

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker's Challenge
BFF is hosting a film-making contest that invites experienced filmmakers and first-timers to join and create an original film within 48 hours from March 22-24.
March 13, 2019

The Bechdel Film Fest is hosting their first ever 48-hour filmmaker's challenge where teams are challenged to make an original film within 48 hours, starting March 22 and screen it in front of other participants...

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Hannah Laudo (left) tells copy editor Megan Parker (right) about her experiences with accessibility at The University of Akron.
Hannah Laudo, a senior at The University of Akron with Cerebral Palsy, was screaming for help when the fire alarm went off in Spanton Hall. No one came.
March 11, 2019

This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student. Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron.   A...

Week of March 10, 2019

Week of March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month
March 8, 2019

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

Akron Comeback Falls Short to #25 Buffalo

Akron: 70 - Buffalo: 76
March 5, 2019

The University of Akron Zips welcomed nationally ranked Buffalo to James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 12, where the Zips would fall in a tightly fought contest, 76-70.   The first half was very...

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

Throughout the duration of the day at ZipCon, the vendors area remained full with people hanging out or viewing the various items available in each booth.
With plans to grow in the future to accommodate the increasing number of attendees, the Akron Anime Club has already begun preparing for ZipCon 2020.
March 4, 2019

The Akron Anime Club recently hosted its sixth annual ZipCon at The University of Akron on Feb. 23 and are already starting preparations for next year’s event. ZipCon is a one-day convention primarily...

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

The events for this year’s Rethinking Race Series began Feb. 25 and will end on March 8.
The upcoming event will encourage people to evaluate their idea of what race a hero should be and how there has been a recent shift toward diversity in the film industry.
March 4, 2019

As the events of Rethinking Race seek to inspire discussion about the roles given to a race in society, various subjects about how the different races are viewed also come up. On March 4 from 11:45 a.m....

Week of March 3, 2019

Week of March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Terry Vance and Sophie Kus, advisers at the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
February 25, 2019

Graduating can be a difficult task as it is a transition from the academic world to the professional world. However, advisers from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Akron...

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

Flyers promoting the event can be found in various areas of campus, such as the Taber Student Union.
Hosted by the Zips Programming Network, this campus-based event is held each year to showcase UA students’ talent and abilities.
February 25, 2019

Are you a student at The University of Akron who wants to get involved at an event on campus? Can you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another unique talent? Open auditions for Akron’s Got...

Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism

Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism
February 25, 2019

It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true "Socialism" is and is not.   The fact is that in true socialism, "the means of production" are owned and controlled...

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

Guests speaking with vendors at the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland this past January.
Hosted by Ohio Marijuana Card, this expo seeks to not only celebrate the legalization of medical marijuana, but also educate about the industry and how to become a registered patient.
February 25, 2019

With the success of the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland on Jan. 26, Ohio Marijuana is expanding its cannabis event series to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In...

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

With a microphone in hand, Kaitlin Bennett engages in discourse with UA student.
While figures such as Kaitlin Bennett visit UA, some may wonder what policies allow them to come to campus.
February 25, 2019

In recent months, Kaitlin Bennett, a figure known for her strong and sometimes controversial stance on Second Amendment rights, has twice visited The University of Akron. During both of her visits, Bennett...

Rethinking Gender Series: Gender, Crime, Poetry

The Rethinking Gender Series tackles hard to talk about subjects like domestic violence, sexism, and crime on college campuses.
February 25, 2019

Women’s Studies is scheduled to hold two more Rethinking Gender talks before the end of the spring semester, according to their events page. With the emergence of Five-Star Fridays, students should...

Week of February 24, 2019

Week of February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Special: “Why I’m Proud to Be Black”

Special:
February 21, 2019

The month of February marks Black History Month, a time to remember the generations of African Americans that persevered to obtain their citizenship. To celebrate the month, The Buchtelite interviewed...

Counseling & Testing Center Announces ‘Taking Care Week’ Events

Counseling & Testing Center Announces 'Taking Care Week' Events
From Feb. 25 to March 1, there will be various events on campus for the eighth annual Taking Care Week.
February 21, 2019

Have you started to feel those mid-semester blues? With midterms right around the corner, students' wellness and mental health may not be in the best state. Luckily, the Counseling and Testing Center...

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

Interim President Dr. John Green welcomes guests at an open house for the Urban STEM Education Center on Tuesday.
The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is partnering with local organizations and schools in creating a new STEM Center.
February 21, 2019

In support of growth in STEM education, the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is collaborating with organizations and schools in the region to establish the Urban STEM Education Center. According...

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

APS superintendent David James.
February 21, 2019

The University of Akron Board of Trustees has appointed Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James as an advisory trustee, the Board announced last Wednesday. The board unanimously voted to appoint...

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

February 19, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb. 13 The University of Akron held Zippy tryouts where students lined the halls of InfoCision Stadium to see if they would make a perfect fit as our honorable, Zippy.   ZTV’s...

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron
February 19, 2019

‘Finding Neverland’ is coming to EJ Thomas Hall on March 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Broadway in Akron Series, which has brought shows like ‘Rent’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Rock of...

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking
How one Honors class seeks to demonstrate the concepts of the polymer sciences through the art of cooking food.
February 19, 2019

Developed by assistant professor of polymer science, Dr. Hunter King, and fifth-year graduate student Michael Wilson, “Polymer Science of Cooking” is a natural sciences colloquium in The University...

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron
February 19, 2019

EJ Thomas Hall is hosting the Scared Scriptless show put on by Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, most known for their comedy and improv work on Whose Line is it Anyway? on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Many...

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

Gently used desks await their next owner in the warehouse of Central Stores.
Need a new laptop for a low, low price? This little-known shop just at the border of the main campus has you covered.
February 19, 2019

Located in the Administrative Services Building on Mill St. near Quaker Square, Central Stores is the place to go for bargain-priced items that the University looks to get rid of. Staffed Monday through...

Week of February 17, 2019

Week of February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall
February 13, 2019

The University of Akron Dance Institute hosted the production of “The Snow Maiden” on Feb. 2, at EJ Thomas Hall. "The Snow Maiden" is an opera composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881 and has...

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art
While many Valentine’s events offer romantic settings, meant for couples, The Akron Center for Art, Music, and Performance is hosting a Valentine’s Day event for couples with children.
February 12, 2019

The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance is hosting Heart to HeART: a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Show on Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the second floor of The Akron Center...

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UA's RooCatholic.
Community, service and life are the pillars that raise the ‘Place to Belong.’
February 11, 2019

More than 450 student organizations strive to find a way to enrich and refine college life for students at The University of Akron. At RooCatholic, that ‘way’ seeks to enrich for a lifetime. An...

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

Copy Editor, Sala Wier (left) and her “gal-pals” celebrating their friendship.
The day before Valentine’s Day, often referred to as Galentine’s Day, is a great excuse to get together with friends.
February 11, 2019

Almost everybody is probably familiar with Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, where you spend time with your significant other and spoil them with love and affection. But, most people probably don’t pay any...

A Hallmark Holiday With a Dark History: The Day of Love

Gifts on Valentine’s Day come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but usually are wrapped in a red-themed color scheme.
As the second most celebrated holiday in the United States, several do not realize it is also one of the most marketable with a disturbing origin.
February 11, 2019

As one of the top-celebrated holidays in the United States, Valentine’s Day is known as a day to show your love and affection toward your significant other. In fact, according to an article from...

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity
February 11, 2019

Valentine’s Day means a lot of different things for people. For some, it’s a day to celebrate your love for your partner or to spend with your friends and have brunch. For others, it’s a day of sadness...

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

Throughout his performance, Nelly’s Echo encouraged the audience to sing along if they knew the lyrics.
As part of the Rethinking Race Events at The University of Akron, the Residence Hall Program Board had Nelly’s Echo perform at Starbucks in the Taber Student Union.
February 11, 2019

As part of Rethinking Race and the 7:17 events on campus, vocalist and guitarist Nelly’s Echo performed in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Starbucks on Feb. 5. The 7:17 Coffee House series is run...

Week of February 10, 2019

Week of February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019

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

Faculty members from both UA and KSU standing in the picket line while holding signs of support for WSU faculty.
The Presidents of American Association of University Professors chapters at UA and KSU held the picket line for other faculty and students to show support for WSU.
February 6, 2019

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

University of Akron, Students Celebrate Black History Month

February 4, 2019

The month of February is Black History Month, a time where The University of Akron celebrates and educates students through several different events. Almost every day during the month, the University...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive
Starting Feb. 5, students can donate blood at the Student Rec Center as part of UA’s Black History Month.
February 4, 2019

The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be hosting a blood drive Feb. 5-8 from 12-8 p.m. The blood drive will be held in room 245, which is the classroom in the rec center,...

Students React to Severe Weather Response

Snow still covered much of campus on Friday, Feb. 2.
While the University has several procedures in place for severe snow and cold weather, students did not share the same feelings toward recent actions.
February 4, 2019

With the recent days of temperatures below zero and the winter storm that left several Akron streets covered in snow, students at The University of Akron reacted differently to the campus’ snow and cold...

“The Vagina Monologues” Showcases Empowerment, Benefits Rape Crisis Center

The University of Akron raised money for The Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties with a production of The Vagina Monologues.
February 4, 2019

E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall hosted a production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Jan. 26 to raise money and awareness toward fighting sexual violence against all those who identify as women worldwide. The...

UA Touring Ensemble Brings Arts to Elementary Schools

February 4, 2019

The University of Akron's Touring Dance Ensemble debuted their marine-themed performances for elementary school students Sunday, Jan. 29.   Touring Ensemble is a required class for all dance majors,...

Week of February 3, 2019

Week of February 3, 2019
February 3, 2019

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

The Nightlight will be a hosting venue for the film festival.
By featuring only films that have passed the Bechdel Test, this five-day film fest coming to Akron hopes to show proper representation of women throughout fiction.
January 28, 2019

This summer, Brittany Charek, the 2017 Akron Knight Arts Challenge winner, partnered with Joanna Wilson, plans to bring a feminist film festival to Akron. The five-day festival will take place in various...

Week of January 27, 2019

Week of January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

E.J. Thomas Hall Presents: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues

Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron.
January 27, 2019

The University of Akron is again hosting Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are on sale now on Ticketmaster. According to their website,...

Pink Gloves Boxing at UA Offers Community, Fitness to Empower Women

Women of all ages are able to register for the program.
This female-focused boxing program aims to give women a place where they can enjoy exercising while increasing their self-confidence.
January 24, 2019

Pink Gloves Boxing is being offered for the fifth semester through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center from Jan. 28 to April 13 to help empower women and give them a new kind of workout. According...

OrgSync to Change Name

OrgSync to Change Name
January 23, 2019

The University of Akron’s student organization database, OrgSync, will soon bear a new name this semester, according to a ZipMail released on Jan. 8. Students were able to vote on the proposed name...

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

Josh Lloyd, an Akron Early College High School student sits in his 8:45 a.m. Humanities class.
Despite the chill, UA students and faculty are looking forward to the semester.
January 22, 2019

The first week of the spring semester began and ended with quite a bit of snow, but that didn't stop The University of Akron campus community from having a positive outlook. In fact, some welcomed the...

Week of January 20, 2019

Week of January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Week of January 13, 2019

Week of January 13, 2019
January 13, 2019

Week of January 6, 2019

Week of January 6, 2019
January 6, 2019

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

A marked and unmarked University police vehicle patrol campus.
University police can make periodic, outside checks of unoccupied student homes during Winter Break.
December 13, 2018

With Winter Break approaching, many students may be planning to leave their homes or rental properties for extended periods of time, something that can be alluring to burglars. Fortunately for them,...

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes
The Buchtelite Editorial Board shares their favorite recipes for the holidays.
December 12, 2018

One of the greatest gifts each holiday season are the delicious and delicate treats all around. Here are some that members of the Editorial Board like to indulge in:   Prettiest Peanut Butter...

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

The University of Akron is currently looking for a candidate to fill the permanent position as President.
With the recent announcement of an expanded presidential search committee and a new confidential requirement, several UA students are divided through their responses.
December 12, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision...

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

South Main Street in Downtown Akron.
December 12, 2018

The classic quote, “Why not Akron,” has never been more relevant than it is today. 2018 saw the launch of the Bowery Project downtown and with it, a promising future for the city. A full article...

UAkron App Now Available

A portion of the welcome screen on UA's new app.
Students can now download the UA Mobile app, available for most iOS and Android devices.
December 12, 2018

In November, The University of Akron launched its new app with capabilities beyond just Brightspace. Through the app, students can view their class schedules, check their UA Gmail account, see a campus...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
December 11, 2018

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing...

Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team celebrates their 3-2 victory over Stanford.
December 6, 2018

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team is heading to its sixth College Cup appearance after toppling defending national champion Stanford in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. This is a comeback against...

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

Former Zips Football head coach Terry Bowden.
December 6, 2018

Hours after a 28-3 loss to South Carolina to end the season, The University of Akron announced that football head coach Terry Bowden was relieved of his duties as the Zips finished the season with a 4-8...

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett, commonly known as the Kent State “gun girl” speaks during her visit to The University of Akron on Thursday.
During a visit to The University of Akron, the gun rights activist drew a small crowd and revealed plans for an “open carry walk” to be held on campus.
December 6, 2018

A visit to The University of Akron by Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State “gun girl,” drew reactions from a small crowd that formed around her at the center of the UA campus on Thursday,...

Unnoticed

Unnoticed
December 5, 2018

Editor's Note: The writer would like to clarify that the contents of this article were originally written several years ago for poetic purposes only. The following poem does not necessarily represent...

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

The Welcome Center decorated for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo.
December 5, 2018

On Nov. 22, the Akron Zoo kicked off their third annual holiday lights show, Wild Lights. The lights show is separate from general zoo admission and will run 20 dates between Nov. 23 and Dec. 30 from...

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

Sarah Hamilton helping a student at ZipAssist.
December 4, 2018

Sarah Hamilton, assistant director of ZipAssist, describes a student from The University of Akron who was suddenly kicked out of her home in October when she began having trouble academically since she...

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

The illusionists include Fernando Velasco (left), Richard Young (left center), Alex McAleer (front center), Kayla Drescher (right center) and Sam Strange (right).
A magic show comprised of five professional and famous illusionists, this performance will feature several entertaining and interactive acts that are family friendly.
December 3, 2018

The Champions of Magic, a magic show featuring five world-class illusionists, will be performing at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of their 2018 international tour. Tickets...

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

“Let’s Talk About Art School,” a series by painting and drawing major Elise Radzialowski is displayed in the Projects Gallery at the Myers School of Art. The art school will be hosting its annual Holiday Shop where students like Radzialowski will be able to offer their creative works for sale as gifts for the holidays.
This holiday season, treat your friends, your family or even yourself to genuine, student-made artwork.
November 28, 2018

In time for the holiday season, the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron is once again featuring its annual Holiday Shop. An affordable alternative to looking for a store-bought gift, shoppers...

Music Defined

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November 28, 2018

Sounds cascade my mind; Through my ears they reach, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. Comfort in them I find, The noise never bleak, Sounds cascade my mind. Skillfully written notes in line, Illiterate...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
November 28, 2018

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation...

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

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November 28, 2018

The University of Akron offers free 3D printing for students through MakerStudio, found on the ground floor of Bierce Library. Students are limited to 10 personal prints or 30 print hours, the University...

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

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November 21, 2018

Starting on Nov. 23, Stan Hywet will be hosting their “Deck the Halls” event where on select nights, guests will be able to visit the grounds and view inside the manor house that will be decorated...

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Coming to Bierce Library

Dungeons and Dragons, a fantasy role-playing game is making its debut on campus.
November 21, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons Friday will be coming to Bierce Library on Nov. 30. From 1-3 p.m., complete with the chance to work with a Dungeon Master, a short adventure and provided characters. This event...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Another Flop for LGBTQ Representation

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November 21, 2018

When I was a child, I used to take my parents' old Queen CD’s and play them nonstop. So when I began watching the movie about frontman Freddie Mercury, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, “Bohemian Rhapsody,”...

Men’s Soccer Advances Again

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Akron: 3 - Syracuse: 1
November 21, 2018

Sunday, Nov. 18, the Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team took a 3-1 win over Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on the campus of Colgate University. With this win, the Zips advance to the...

Zips Come Up Short on Senior Night

Van Edwards, Jr., (Cape Coral, Fla.) UA senior and RB for the Zips team. (Image via Jeff Harwell)
Akron: 6 - Bowling Green: 21
November 21, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Akron Zips football team took on Bowling Green at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Senior PK Nick Gasser (Liberty Township, Ohio) was able to score for the Zips in the first...

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

According to worldaidsday.org, the red awareness ribbon was created in 1991 by twelve artists in New York. (Image via NIAID on Flickr)
Zips Programming Network and other UA organizations are sponsoring this event to help educate students about the misconceptions and facts about the virus.
November 21, 2018

In honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and to increase awareness towards AIDS/HIV, the Zips Programming Network, serveAkron and Campus Programs will be tabling in the Taber Student Union Trapezoid...

Remembering Trans Lives

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November 20, 2018

Nov. 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, an event started in 1999 to honor people whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence. According to GLAAD, a non-governmental LGBTQ organization, the...

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

A banner promotes the performance across campus. (Image via UADC)
The performance will include five different routines; each one choreographed by a unique individual with vast experiences in dance.
November 13, 2018

The University of Akron Dance Company will be performing its Fall 2018 Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Kolbe Hall Daum Theatre on Nov. 15,16 and 17. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling...

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers
November 13, 2018

“Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers was a very pleasant surprise since I found this book in my local library during one of their annual sales and bought it on a whim. We follow 17-year-old Lea...

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

Men’s Soccer celebrates with an Akron Zips flag and the MAC Championship trophy. (Image via Akron Zips)
Akron: 3 - Western Michigan: 0
November 13, 2018

The Akron Zips Men's Soccer Team captured its 15th Mid-American Conference Tournament title and seventh consecutive league tournament title win on Sunday, Nov. 11 against Western Michigan. According...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” (image via Netflix)
November 12, 2018

Two weeks ago on Oct. 26, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuted on Netflix. This is a live-action version of the eight-issue comic published by Archie Horror in 2014. This comic series is a spin-off...

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

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Exchange Residence Hall was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning following an “accidental weapon discharge” from within the dormitory.
November 10, 2018

One person was injured and one was arrested following an “accidental weapon discharge” inside Exchange Residence Hall during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers...

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

The Starbucks in the Bierce Library is filled with various red decorations and holiday themed merchandise.
Baristas and customers share their experiences with and feelings towards the recent seasonal change in stores.
November 10, 2018

In 1971, the first Starbucks store opened in the Pike Place Market of Seattle and 11 years later, Howard Schultz, the current chairman emeritus, joined as the Director of Retail Operations and Marketing. After...

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

A few students spend time in the Taber Student Union.
Among the students asked, many were positive about the initiative.
November 10, 2018

Nearing the end for the school semester, The Buchtelite asked several University of Akron students their opinions about Five-Star Fridays. Five-Star Fridays is an initiative implemented by former UA...

Meadow

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November 9, 2018

I close my eyes and breathe deeply. The lavender, the grass, the lilies, everything. The wind blows gently across it making it dance, Rippling the tall grass as it goes and blowing my hair along with...

Carnival of Rust

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November 9, 2018

When does it stop His never-ending ride Pulling ahead Yet never making a stride He cannot please When does it cease Stuck in a never-ending loop loop loop Below him the lights twinkle and dance in...

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black follows a girl named Tana whose world is surrounded by quarantine zones called Coldtowns. In this world, the infected turn into vampires and either go willingly or are sent to live at the start of an undisclosed outbreak.
November 9, 2018

"The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" by Holly Black follows a girl named Tana whose world is surrounded by quarantine zones called 'Coldtowns.' In this world, the infected turn into vampires and either go willingly...

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s the time for giving, drop by Hair Geek Studio to donate to their second annual Thanksgiving food drive. (Image via Pexels)
November 9, 2018

In association with Band of Barbers, the Hair Geek Studio and Distinguished Gents Tonsorial are holding their second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive until Nov. 18 to provide food to the homeless and others...

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

This graphic shows a plan of the Akron Zoo’s Pride of Africa exhibit, set to debut in May 2020. (Image via Akron Zoo)
November 9, 2018

The Akron Zoo announced a $17 million expansion for a new exhibit, Wild Asia, featuring lions and tigers that will replace Tiger Valley and the Pride of Africa that will be on three acres of newly developed...

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