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

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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

“Out of Silence” Coming to UA

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By PHD Comics April 28, 2019

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

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker 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 John Green wears a University of Akron tie to show his campus pride.

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker 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 President Matthew Wilson hopes his success at The University of Akron will influence his career at Missouri Western State University.

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

After finishing the Luminaria Ceremony lap at the 2018 Relay For Life, participants add glow sticks to the We Relay for... bowl.

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer 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...

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

Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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

By PHD Comics April 21, 2019

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

A young boy enjoys last years Party for the Planet.

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

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.

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By PHD Comics April 14, 2019

The ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta perform Footloose on stage during Songfest 2017.

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

By José Suárez, Reporter 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...

Simmons Hall, where the Office of Accessibility is Located.

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

Zippy looks at a table with items from the Rape Crisis Center.

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By PHD Comics April 7, 2019

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By Tyler Gunter, ZTV Reporter | Sports Report 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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

Art from Gertrude Seiberling.

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

Susannah Chamberlain Cole.

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

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

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

Week of March 31, 2019

Week of March 31, 2019

By PHD Comics March 31, 2019

Week of March 24, 2019

Week of March 24, 2019

By PHD Comics March 24, 2019

A display of all candidates for various positions in USG stands near the east entrance of Taber Student Union.

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

Robs Café.

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri.

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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....

The University Edge apartment complex adjacent from The University of Akron.

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By PHD Comics March 18, 2019

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.

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter 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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter 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 Filmmakers Challenge

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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

Hannah Laudo (left) tells copy editor Megan Parker (right) about her experiences with accessibility at The University of Akron.

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor March 12, 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

By PHD Comics March 10, 2019

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

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

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

Akron Comeback Falls Short to #25 Buffalo

By Colin Brennan, ZTV Reporter | Sports Report 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...

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.

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

The events for this year’s Rethinking Race Series began Feb. 25 and will end on March 8.

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

By José Suárez, Reporter 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

By PHD Comics March 3, 2019

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

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Flyers promoting the event can be found in various areas of campus, such as the Taber Student Union.

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

Guests speaking with vendors at the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland this past January.

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

With a microphone in hand, Kaitlin Bennett engages in discourse with UA student.

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Rethinking Gender Series: Gender, Crime, Poetry

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By PHD Comics February 24, 2019

Special: Why Im Proud to Be Black

Special: “Why I’m Proud to Be Black”

By The Editorial Board 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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

Interim President Dr. John Green welcomes guests at an open house for the Urban STEM Education Center on Tuesday.

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

APS superintendent David James.

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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

By Bri Hayes, ZTV Reporter | Lights, Camera, Akron! 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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By José Suárez, Reporter 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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

Gently used desks await their next owner in the warehouse of Central Stores.

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

By José Suárez, Reporter 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

By PHD Comics February 17, 2019

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UAs RooCatholic.

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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...

Copy Editor, Sala Wier (left) and her “gal-pals” celebrating their friendship.

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

Gifts on Valentine’s Day come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but usually are wrapped in a red-themed color scheme.

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Throughout his performance, Nelly’s Echo encouraged the audience to sing along if they knew the lyrics.

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By PHD Comics February 10, 2019

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor February 6, 2019

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

University of Akron, Students Celebrate Black History Month

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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,...

Snow still covered much of campus on Friday, Feb. 2.

Students React to Severe Weather Response

By Megan Parker and 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 University of Akron raised money for The Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties with a production of The Vagina Monologues.

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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

By Payton Burkhammer, ZTV Producer | Lowdown 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

By PHD Comics February 3, 2019

The Nightlight will be a hosting venue for the film festival.

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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

By PHD Comics January 27, 2019

Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron.

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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,...

Women of all ages are able to register for the program.

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Josh Lloyd, an Akron Early College High School student sits in his 8:45 a.m. Humanities class.

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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

By PHD Comics January 20, 2019

Week of January 13, 2019

Week of January 13, 2019

By PHD Comics January 13, 2019

Week of January 6, 2019

Week of January 6, 2019

By PHD Comics January 6, 2019

A marked and unmarked University police vehicle patrol campus.

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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

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...

The University of Akron is currently looking for a candidate to fill the permanent position as President.

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

South Main Street in Downtown Akron.

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

By Matthew Hogan, Guest Writer 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...

A portion of the welcome screen on UAs new app.

UAkron App Now Available

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate 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...

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

Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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...

Former Zips Football head coach Terry Bowden.

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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, commonly known as the Kent State “gun girl” speaks during her visit to The University of Akron on Thursday.

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

By Jake Herron, Online Editor December 6, 2018

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

Unnoticed

Unnoticed

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

The Welcome Center decorated for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo.

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

Sarah Hamilton helping a student at ZipAssist.

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier December 5, 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...

The illusionists include Fernando Velasco (left), Richard Young (left center), Alex McAleer (front center), Kayla Drescher (right center) and Sam Strange (right).

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

“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.

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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...

(Image via Pexels)

Music Defined

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

(Image via Pixabay)

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate 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...

(Image via Pixabay)

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

(Image via Stan Hywet Hall)

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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter 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...

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Another Flop for LGBTQ Representation

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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,”...

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Men’s Soccer Advances Again

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor 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...

Van Edwards, Jr., (Cape Coral, Fla.) UA senior and RB for the Zips team. (Image via Jeff Harwell)

Zips Come Up Short on Senior Night

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...

According to worldaidsday.org, the red awareness ribbon was created in 1991 by twelve artists in New York. (Image via NIAID on Flickr)

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

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Remembering Trans Lives

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor November 14, 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

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor November 14, 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 celebrates with an Akron Zips flag and the MAC Championship trophy. (Image via Akron Zips)

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor November 14, 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.” (image via Netflix)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor 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...

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One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

By Jake Herron, Online Editor 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...

The Starbucks in the Bierce Library is filled with various red decorations and holiday themed merchandise.

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor 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...

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Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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Meadow

By Angel Gulyas, Guest Poet 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...

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Carnival of Rust

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet 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...

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.

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor 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...

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

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

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

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment 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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