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Akron-Based Woman-Owned Tattoo Studio Aims to Create a Safe Space for All

Erica Rose seeks to change the face of tattooing, creating a welcoming environment in a male-dominated industry.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor October 18, 2021

Disclosure: I am currently a social media management intern at Black Amethyst Tattoo Company.  Black Amethyst Tattoo Company is an Akron- based, appointment- only tattoo studio, founded by Akron native...

EX(L) Center

Photo Essay: University Offices Deck Themselves Out for Homecoming

Seven offices were transformed by faculty and staff into a ‘90s block party.
By Elsa Veizis , Correspondant October 18, 2021

Seven University of Akron departments, schools and offices participated in a decorating contest centered around a ‘90s block party theme.  As a part of this year’s homecoming, The School of Communication,...

University of Akron students, Alex Evans and Jake Heflin. 

Jake: “What’s fashion?” 
Alex: “It’s whatever you want it to be.”

UA’s Fashion Trendsetters

This is the first article in The Buchtelite spotlight column highlighting unique and fashionable outfits worn by University of Akron students and faculty on campus. Students and faculty can email their submissions to [email protected] to be featured in the column.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 18, 2021

College of Business students, Alex Evans and Jake Heflin, were pictured flaunting their unique styles at 69 Taps on Paul Williams St. The couple of more than five years attract attention wherever they...

Before the pandemic, all students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers during career fairs.

Five Targeted Career Fairs Help Students Connect with Future Jobs in October

To serve all students during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Career Services offers the career fairs both in person and online.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor October 6, 2021

Students at the University of Akron can meet and network with employers from around the region and beyond at five targeted career fairs hosted by Career Services & Employment, both in person and online...

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

The panel will include four speakers across disciplines, including an infectious disease physician, a Summa Health representative, and UA professors of Philosophy and Biosciences.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondant October 4, 2021

A multi-disciplinary panel presentation titled “Vaccines, Public Health and Mandates: A multi-disciplinary approach” will be held by the Center for Conflict Management (CCM), Department of Sociology...

Allie and Aisley in front of the old Harry Style’s set.

Studio 31 Offers Halloween Special

Studio 31 is a new Selfie Studio located in Akron, Ohio.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor September 28, 2021

Local photographers Aisley Herndon and Allie Sayre came together to create a space where both of their passions in photography could be explored. The two dreamed of a place where a community could be...

Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies

By Natalie Savage, Guest Writer September 27, 2021

Fake news.  You would have to be living under a rock to be unfamiliar with the term, especially during the last few years. The phrase caused such a stir that people unfamiliar with the Twitter mob...

“Malignant” Embraces ‘90s Horror and Falls Flat

“Malignant” Embraces ‘90s Horror and Falls Flat

James Wan’s anticipated film features great scenes of horror but fails at being able to capture an enjoyable story.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 27, 2021

“Malignant” is the newest movie by critically acclaimed horror director, James Wan. “Malignant” tells the story of a woman that is being flooded with paralyzing visions of stranger’s deaths....

“Fashion offers a neutral space for diverse groups to come together and collectively share cultural experiences.”

UA’s Fashion Trendsetters

his is an introduction to an upcoming Buchtelite spotlight column highlighting unique and fashionable outfits worn by University of Akron students and faculty on campus. Students and faculty can email their submissions to [email protected] to be featured in the column.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2021

The Zips are back on campus (mostly) for 2021’s fall semester and, for some, it’s their first semester of in-person instruction. With classes being back in-person students and faculty get to interact...

(Photo courtesy of the Theatre Guild at The University of Akron)

UA’s Theatre Guild to Hold Fundraiser Oct. 15

The event will take place at Boston Market on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and will support student run organization University of Akron's Theatre Guild. Participants are asked to order take out or pick up.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

The University of Akron Theatre Guild holding a fundraiser to support their organization productions, which showcase student talent at UA.   Support their cause by enjoying a meal on Oct. 15, 2021...

‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream

‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream

Steven Yeun leads an impactful cast in a film about a Korean family’s journey to excelling in America.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 24, 2021

With the Oscars less than a week away, The Buchtelite is reviewing its final Oscar-nominated film before the award show. The last movie in the series is “Minari,” directed by Lee Isaac Chung. “Minari”...

Making college more affordable with no tuition increase for the 2021-22 academic year, on-campus housing rates reduced by 30% and the ZAS, available to new students beginning fall 2021.

UA to Offer Free Tuition to Pell Grant Eligible New Students, Fall 2021

The Zips Affordability Scholarship is designed for incoming, first-time, full-time students eligible for the federal Pell-grant, attending The University of Akron.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 24, 2021

The University of Akron announced the creation of a scholarship that will enable Pell Grant-eligible students to receive four years of free tuition. The Zips Affordability Scholarship will cover the entire...

Tarot cards

UA Student Turns Passion Into Pocket Change During COVID-19

As natal charts and tarot reading become more popular, UA student turns it into a business.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor September 24, 2021

2020 was a year of quarantine and boredom. Kristina Hrnjak is a fourth-year student at the University of Akron. She is majoring in history with a minor in philosophy and has been into astrology from a...

Photo of the marquee on opening weekend in early April of 2021

Drive-In Movie Theaters Offer A Safe Haven During COVID-19

Lynn Drive-In Movies is one of many drive-ins that is allowing a safe movie experience for families during COVID-19.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 24, 2021

“Come as you are in the family car,” can be heard when pulling into Ohio’s oldest drive-in movie theater, Lynn Drive-In Movies. Lynn Drive-In has been a staple business in Strasburg, Ohio for nearly...

Yahya Abdull Mateen II in “Candyman”

“Candyman” Scares in The Perfect Way

Nia DeCosta pays tribute to the original film while paving her way into her own beautiful and dark “Candyman” universe.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 20, 2021

October is right around the corner, and I am gearing up for the fall season. Hands down my favorite part of the season must be horror movies. I grew up watching classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street,”...

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.

Lost & Gained

How Myers School of Art Students Weathered the Pandemic
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

A Word From President Miller:

A Word From President Miller:

Why I Am Hopeful — and why you should be too
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous...

A Faculty Perspective: So Much Change

By Linda Marie Saliga, Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Chair May 28, 2021

As I think back to the beginning of the pandemic, I marvel at just how naïve I can be. Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not follow the news closely and have no social media accounts. I like...

Ataraxia
Naomi Boyer, chalk pastel, reprinted newspaper clippings, black paper. 
I titled this piece “Ataraxia” and made it as an expressive self-portrait about my calm demeanor even in 2020. The portrait was meant to depict the conflicting ideas and general chaos of 2020, especially the Pandemic shown with the clashing fire and water in the background. I wanted to demonstrate the anxiety and fear while I was peaceful and looking toward the light for hope for the future.

Loneliness and COVID

It's ok if you don't feel ok.
By Abigail Stopka, correspondant May 28, 2021

I am a full- time college student and I work two jobs, a full-time position at Spectrum and a part time position at The University of Akron’s radio station, WZIP.  I see myself as a strong student...

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

Four UA professors discuss adjustments and achievements in the classroom.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor April 5, 2021

The pandemic has abruptly changed the lives of both students and faculty here at The University of Akron. After writing an article last fall about how students were feeling about the transition to online...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

“Unmuted” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 5–16, 2021 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled time slots guarantee no waiting in line when you arrive.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

UA Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 4, 2021

The University of Akron will be holding a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting on April 8 for all enrolled students to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and many others bring historical figures to life in this superb drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic April 4, 2021

The Oscars are approaching fast at the end of this month and The Buchtelite continues to review nominated movies. The next movie in this series is “Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin   “The...

(Graphic via The University of Akron)

Peer Mentors Sought for the 2021-22 Academic Year

The Office of Multicultural Development is actively recruiting and accepting applications until Monday, April 26, 2021 5 p.m.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-chief March 31, 2021

For the past eight years, Autumn Frampton, associate Director of Academic Support Services in the Office of Multicultural Development has been overseeing the Office of Multicultural Development's Peer...

Myers School of Arts 2020 Design Class won Gold and Silver awards at the 2021 Akron ADDY Awards.

UA Students Victorious in 2021 American Advertising Awards Show

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

According to their website, The American Advertising Awards are a highly respected event that gives awards to outstanding professionals in creative industries in the Akron-Canton area.  AAF’s website...

Alex Evans models an all-black face mask for the first installment in the face mask fashion column.

The Best of UA Mask Fashion

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new column on face mask fashion at the University of Akron, email [email protected] photos of your best mask fashion with your year, full name, and major included...

Danny Basone’s favorite grilled cheese on the menu, the number three.

Local Akron Grilled Cheese Restaurant Deals with COVID-19

Like many restaurants this year, The Lockview pushed through the pandemic.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 30, 2021

Everyone loves a good, comforting grilled cheese and a craft beer. The Lockview, a local Akron restaurant and craft beer bar kicks that up a notch with specialty gourmet grilled cheeses.   The Lockview...

With vaccines becoming more widely available, the warm seasons are starting to look more hopeful and enjoyable.

Spring Into a New Wardrobe

By Mckenzie Uhrig , Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

With warm weather approaching it’s time for some closet spring cleaning! Going through old clothes from the winter/fall seasons can be therapeutic for saying goodbye to what’s happened in the past...

Senior Ceramics major Kayla Weinman next her her winning piece ‘How Many Licks?’, 2020. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint.

Emily Davis Gallery Featuring Works From 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Exhibition is free and open to the public until Mar. 26
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

The Myers School of Art's 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features student artwork from all academic levels, media, and disciplines.  According to the Emily Davis Gallery’s website, it...

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

Frances McDormand once again steals the screen in a beautiful film about the journey of life and its challenges.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 22, 2021

The Oscars have officially released their nominees and The Buchtelite is continuing to review films that are in the running. The next film in the series is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao.  “Nomadland”...

Penn Foster veterinary technology first year student, Kiley Bush, wears a spring inspired cloth face mask.

Mask Fashion During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is an introduction to an upcoming weekly column featuring students and faculty in their best face mask fashion.   During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

A polaroid of Stephanie after receiving her COVID-19 test, impatiently awaiting results.

We Persevere

A brief reflection on the year of the pandemic.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I can still feel the fear that I felt in my chest when classrooms on campus were buzzing...

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

Rose Glass makes a massive directorial debut with her sinful story that can shock any audience.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 14, 2021

The Buchtelite is continuing to review movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The second movie in this series is “Saint Maud,” written and directed by Rose Glass.   Saint Maud explores...

If you’re planning on traveling this spring break, mapping out a socially distanced road trip can both easy and fun.

Exercise Caution when Traveling this Spring Break

Students planning to travel for spring break should be sure to adhere to CDC guidelines and plan trips in advance when possible.
By Stephanie Fairchild,  Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of people across the globe, students may find themselves considering a much-needed vacation this spring break. However, the CDC still recommends avoiding non-essential...

Seff and Schulz created rugs for Youtuber, Treyten using his logo.

UA Students Turn Quarantine Hobby Into Business

Two students took advantage of their free time during the COVID-19 quarantine to start a small business.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 14, 2021

Like many Americans in 2020, Brooke Seff, a junior at the University of Akron and her boyfriend, UA alum Bill Schulz, were stuck in a long, boring quarantine due to COVID-19.   Much like the rest...

10X Growth Conference

10X Growth Conference Helps Young People Build Dreams

Learn about the 10X Growth Conference and how it can give you the tool you need to 10X your life and accomplish goals.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

As a young student, sometimes it can be challenging to be taken seriously if you have lofty life goals and ambitions. It can also be difficult to find the direction you need to accomplish your dreams.    An...

The owners of Nomz, Sam Lavictoire and Kassandra Morrison.

Nomz Sandwich Shop Experiences Success through COVID-19

Local sandwich shop Nomz faced challenges due to COVID-19 but was strengthened with love from the community.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent   February 24, 2021

Are you looking for a new restaurant with vegan options and locally sourced ingredients?   In 2018, Kassandra Morrison was self-employed with her first business which brought her to Northside Marketplace....

Bailey Eaton works at UA’s Freshëns.

UA Students Discuss Working While in School

Students share their experiences as well as tips for others who work while attending college.
By Isabella Anderson, Correspondent February 24, 2021

As college students there are multiple ways to learn responsibility. Setting your alarms to not miss an 8 a.m., living in dorms, moving into first apartments, and of course, attending classes and putting...

Riz Ahmed as newly deaf drummer Ruben

‘Sound of Metal’ Review: A Touching Tale of Heartbreak and The Journey to Acceptance

Riz Ahmed is touching and real as a musician who starts to lose his hearing in this unconventional drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  February 16, 2021

With the Oscars approaching this upcoming April, The Buchtelite is reviewing movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The first movie in this series is “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius...

Roommates Tina Grassi and Madi Britton, both third-year engineering students at the University of Akron, have some masked fun in the snow.

How We Had Fun During the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 forced everyone to find new and safe ways to get out (or stay in) and enjoy themselves. I explored some of these activities in a mini-series last semester on COVID-19 safe activities, this article looks back at these activities.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 16, 2021

With so many businesses shut down due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) many people lost their outlets for entertainment. Everyone had to discover new ways to enjoy their favorite activities or...

My display for the Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition

Myers School of Art’s Annual Scholarship Competition: A Reflection

Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition offers students partial support towards tuition and the opportunity to exhibit their work
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Prior to coming to the Myers School of Art, I was not comfortable enough to show my art. As artists we leave a piece of ourselves in our creations and the idea of someone seeing pieces of myself on a...

Multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni Matt Millers completed painting located in The College of Business Administration building.

Local Artist Matt Miller Creates Painting for CBA

The multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni began development in June of this year.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 11, 2020

Matt Miller credits his artistic inspiration to his fascination of the archetypal characters and symbolism that can be found in the mythologies and folklore of different historical cultures.  “Most...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

Myers School of Art Alumna Amber Anderson on ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

The artist details how the suffragette movement in Ohio inspired her pieces in the Emily Davis Gallery’s exhibit
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna, Amber Anderson is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ the Emily Davis Gallery’s Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

With the winter season bringing loved ones together, everyone is figuring out how to safely enjoy their normal activities.

Winter is Coming: Fun COVID-Safe Activities to Do This Winter

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts Entertainment Editor December 10, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the five in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the winter season now in full swing, families...

Hobbies during the COVID-19 pandemic have become more important than ever.

Photography Provides A Creative Outlet During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 10, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the fourth in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has significantly impacted billions...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

Dr. Triece Discusses The 19th Amendment, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

During an interview she discussed the importance of ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ and the fight for woman’s rights.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Dr. Mary E. Triece, Ph.D., a professor in The University of Akron School of Communication and Director of The Women’s Studies Program, assisted in creating the text accompanying each piece in the Emily...

Jan Almasy from Apex Communication Network ready for virtual PRSSA meeting with camera.

PRSSA Virtual Event Focuses on Human-Centric Media Design

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 10, 2020

The University of Akron PRSSA chapter hosted the first event of the year virtually on Sep. 28. where guest speaker, Jan Almasy, a local entrepreneur and co-founder of Apex Communications Network, spoke...

Holidays are spent surrounded by those we love, but this year may look different due to the pandemic, with new ways to still connect and be safe.

Holiday Fun During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 10, 2020

With the holiday season in full swing, people are travelling and visiting loved ones more often. While in years past this was done without a second thought, this year we need to be more considerate due...

“The power of [Ginsburg’s] words are how they resonated through time to inspire and drive women to keep fighting for their rights.” - Shani Richards
‘100th Collar’.

Myers School of Art Alumna Shani Richards Discusses Inspiration, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

“As a black female artist I feel like an investigator. I’m trying to make sense of the world in my work.” - Shani Richards
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna Shani Richards is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

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