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 “Messages to survivors” tabling in the Student Union April 1, 2022.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campus Activities

Organizations at The University of Akron spread awareness of sexual assault issues and services around campus.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor April 26, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Several campus organizations have created events during this month to build awareness and provide resources to The University of Akron students, faculty, staff,...

Team BOLD Presents 2022 Senior Exhibition Showcase

Team BOLD Presents 2022 Senior Exhibition Showcase

“BOLD” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 22–29, 2022 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

I first met graphic design major and marketing minor Kohl Spieker when I was a freshman at the University of Akron. Spieker’s skill in graphic design was immediately apparent to me, as was his kind...

The Williams Honors College of The University of Akron

Williams Honors College Seeking Submissions for the 2022 Ben Auburn Award in Cultural Criticism

The Ben Auburn Award competition, open to all undergraduate students at The University of Akron, offers a $500 prize.
By Hannah Wines, Correspondant April 18, 2022

The Williams Honors College of The University of Akron is looking for undergraduate students to submit works for the Ben Auburn Award of Cultural Criticism.   The Ben Auburn Award competition is open...

Beading on a lamp in the Ladies’ Drawing Room.

UA Menus and Manuscripts [Un]class Research Historical Hower House

The University of Akron offered the Menus and Manuscripts [Un]class during the Spring 2022 semester to allow students to learn more about researching, working with archive materials and making information accessible to the public.
By Emily Price, Copyeditor April 12, 2022

*The author of this article is a student in the Menus and Manuscripts [Un]class.  The University of Akron’s Dr. Hillary Nunn leads the Menus and Manuscripts [Un]class during the Spring 2022 semester....

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Akron Cookie Company Serves Up Quarter-Pound Cookies in Local Markets

Travis Howe of Fat T’s Cookies says the business started as a “side hustle,” but has since become much more.
By Abigail Geiser , Correspondent April 11, 2022
Travis Howe of Fat T’s Cookies says the business started as a “side hustle,” but has since become much more.

Two College of Business Assistant Professors are Accelerating Student Learning

Two successful women UA faculty members’ accomplishments inspire other women.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk , News Contributor April 11, 2022

March marked Women’s History Month with the celebration of International Women’s Day’s on March 8. However, it is important to continue celebrating successful women faculty members at The University...

Students Revamp University of Akron Pre-Law Society

Students Revamp University of Akron Pre-Law Society

By Savannah Johns , Correspondent April 11, 2022

For many years, The University of Akron’s Pre-Law Society thrived. The society met to gain perspective about the legal profession and prepare students for law school admissions. However, after the...

Global Diversity and Cultural Influence Claim the Spotlight in UA Leads Final Event of the Year

Students plan UA Leads Events from the Sigma Lambda Honorary to encourage leadership and involvement on campus.
By Sarah Minear , Correspondent April 11, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the UA Leads series came to a close with their Zips Explore the World event. This program highlighted the importance of global diversity and cultural influence through...

University of Akron campus.

UA Students Struggle to Manage Changes with Academic Advising

Many students at The University of Akron have experienced changes in academic advising, so students share some tips and information about their challenges.
By Emily Price, Copyeditor April 11, 2022

A general PSA email from my academic advisor popped up in my feed.  It was my sophomore year and I had already had one advisor who left the summer I was scheduling for my freshmen courses in the fall....

The 2022 Oscars Review: “Dune” Sweeps, “CODA” Wins Big and Celebrities Are Still Out of Touch

The 2022 Oscars Review: “Dune” Sweeps, “CODA” Wins Big and Celebrities Are Still Out of Touch

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 11, 2022

This year’s Oscars was much more.... eventful this year.   To start off, I really do not want to talk about the Will Smith and Chris Rock situation. It has been talked to death on the internet the...

Master Gao LNY.jpg Caption: Master Gao performing Martial Arts – Tiger Fist

Lock 3 Hosts Lunar New Year Event to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Lock 3 was decorated in beautiful red and gold and hosted traditional Chinese performances, ice-skating, and a firework show.
By Hannah Wines , Correspondent April 10, 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, Lock 3 hosted a special event to recognize Lunar New Year and to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. With lively performances and activities, the evening was jam-packed with fun.    The...

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

Before I start this article, all these opinions are completely my own. If you have different opinions, that’s great! Movies are subjective and can be discussed in a respectful way.    --  Believe...

Lights. Camera. Akron! Fall 2021 team after live show

How Joining WZIP and ZTV has Impacted My College Experience and How It Can Enhance Yours

By Hannah Wines , Correspondent March 8, 2022
The third floor of Kolbe Hall houses The University of Akron’s WZIP, the popular student-run college radio station, and ZTV, the 10-time Emmy-winning television station that UA students can join.
University of Akron campus.

Undergraduate Student Organization Upstart Crows Creates Zine

By Summer Torok, Emily Price March 8, 2022
Upstart Crows is an undergraduate student organization whose individuals share a love for writing.
Dean R.J. Nemer engaging with students and faculty at Valentine’s with the Dean event in Polsky. Photo by Alyssa Alexsonshk

College of Business Held Valentine’s with the Dean

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor March 3, 2022
The College of Business hosted a Valentine’s with the new Dean of The College of Business
University of Akron campus.

The University of Akron Names New Director of Global Studies Program

By Sarah Minear , Correspondent March 1, 2022

The University of Akron has named Dr. Yang Lin, a professor of Communication at UA, as the new director of the Global Studies program. Dr. Lin received his doctorate in Communication from the University...

St. Patricks Day in the Morning. Chromolithograph postcard by International Art Publishing Company, 1908. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Postcards. n40288.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Akron

By Savannah Johns , Correspondent March 1, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday long celebrated with feasts and Christian services, began in Ireland and honored St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints. However, it has evolved into a more secular...

One popular spot for students at UA is the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

Q&A with Filmmaker Matthew Cherry February 21, Student Union

UA Alumnus Matthew A. Cherry will be featured on campus and in a live public streaming interview and Q&A session
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2022

Feb. 21, 2022 at 7p.m. will mark the return of one of The University of Akron’s most famous alumni.  As part of Rethinking Race: Black, White, and Beyond, noted Writer, Director, Producer, and Editor...

The College of Business Administration offers 13 majors from accounting to human resource management.

Student Organization Women in Business Offers Space for Empowerment and Networking to Women Entering Workforce

By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent February 21, 2022
Women in Business is an organization for female students looking to meet other women professionals and learn from their advice and experience.
Throughout the day, students and staff at The University of Akron were able to curate their own “brain tattoo” and have their portrait taken.

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Storytelling company Dear World visits The University of Akron to allow students and staff the opportunity to share their story.
By Sarah Minear, Contributor February 21, 2022

On Jan. 26, 2022, Dear World visited The University of Akron’s campus to encourage students to look within and share their stories with the world.  “We believe that if we can share more meaningful...

Kayaking to De-stress

Kayaking to De-stress

Ohio’s recent kayaking boom has created a thriving subculture that may be just the thing to help students fend off college stress.
By Samuel Grom  February 21, 2022

Imagine you’ve just finished finals for the semester, and the stress has ruined your mental state. The next day, a friend offers to take you kayaking. At first, when you’re on the water, you don’t...

The Counseling and Testing Center Logo, featured on their website uakron.edu/counseling

The University of Akron Counseling and Testing Center Hosts 11th Annual “Taking Care Week” to Encourage and Facilitate Self-Care

“Taking Care Week” will be running Feb. 21-25 all over campus. Students are welcome to drop in whenever they have time.
By Savannah Johns February 18, 2022

For many University of Akron students, a busy semester makes students feel tired and overworked. To combat this fatigue, the Counseling and Testing Center is hosting their 11th annual “Taking Care Week.”...

Seating area just outside the new family study room, 76B.

Bierce Library Reinvents the Curriculum Center for Families and Students

With a 2021 grant, librarians Sean Kennedy and Mike Monaco were able to create a family study room, replace furniture and carpeting, and add a new “award-winners” collection of children’s and young adult books for the Center.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent February 8, 2022

Bierce Library is known for its features for students. From the bean bags on the ground floor to the Starbucks and the study rooms, the library is a safe place for people to study and meet up with friends....

Sami Butler, Junior photography major, sledding in Coleman Commons

UA Students Take on Winter Storm Izzy with Snowball Fights

Students enjoy snow day sledding and having snowball fights.
By Summer Torok and Abigail Stopka January 24, 2022

While Ohio weather typically warrants some snow, the winter storm Izzy had record snowfall that took Ohio residents by surprise. Most people would panic during a level-two emergency, but students at The...

“Scream” Review: The Franchise is Alive Again in a Killer Way

“Scream” Review: The Franchise is Alive Again in a Killer Way

Ghostface’s return opens the doors to a modern-day Scream franchise.
By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 24, 2022

Ghostface is back and more powerful than ever with the newest adaptation of “Scream”, now out in theaters.   “Scream” takes place 25 years after the original film. A new killer dons the mask...

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Review: A Modern Masterpiece on a Classic Tale

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Review: A Modern Masterpiece on a Classic Tale

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand perfect sophistication and horror in Joel Coen’s latest film
By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 24, 2022

When I heard that one of my favorite directors, Joel Coen, would be making a film version of the play with a star-studded cast including Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, I was all in. I was completely...

University of Akron campus.

Students Divided over Updated University of Akron COVID Protocols

After UA announced updated protocols for COVID vaccination on Oct. 26, 2021, students at the university share their opinions on the decision to implement these mandates.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent December 13, 2021

After a brief period of what seemed like reconsideration, The University of Akron joined multiple universities in the state of Ohio to implement a vaccination mandate for students, faculty, and staff.  UA’s...

Chris Sedlock (L) and Brad Cover (r) celebrate the Twisted Tomato Pizzeria & Beer Wall opening.

New Downtown Akron Pizzeria Puts a Twist on the Traditional Pie

Following a successful restaurant concept in Cuyahoga Falls, Brad Cover partnered with entrepreneur Chris Sedlock to reinvent pizza and beer in Akron.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

In high school, Brad Cover did what many students do, he worked at a pizza place. After going to college and returning, he stopped back to pick up a pie at his old spot in Cuyahoga Falls. The owner of...

Abigail Stopka working late on coursework for her Public Relations Campaigns class.

Students Struggle With Heavy Work Loads,Causing Negative Effects on Mental Health

If you’re feeling overwhelmed this semester, know you’re not alone. Please make time to take care of yourself, regardless of how full your plate may be. You matter.
December 13, 2021

Many students, including myself, have found themselves feeling bogged down by the weight and effects of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Even with campus opening back up this fall, some students are struggling...

The Final Girl

The Final Girl

A Real-Life Horror Movie of an Overwhelmed College Student
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  December 13, 2021

23 credit hours, an on-campus job, an internship, writing for the school newspaper all led me to 12 hour or longer workdays, leaving no time for emotions. What could go wrong? Well, it feels like everything...

A member of VOCES8 coaches the students on stage at Guzzetta Hall.

UA Students Learn from World Renowned Vocal Ensemble

By Isabella Anderson, Special to The Buchtelite December 13, 2021

Have you ever had a fantastic educational experience when you least expected it?  “Being able to work with VOCES8 felt surreal,” Music B.A., Kaitlyn Gaughan, said. “These are musicians who have...

Image from the Cummings Center

The Cummings Center Museum Experience

By Samuel Grom  December 13, 2021

Just a few years ago, the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology opened a new feature on its first floor. The museum is a hidden gem that displays all its facets for students...

Panel members from left   to right Keyana Artis-Chunn Account Manager Science Services, Actalent/Entrepreneur, Courtney Gras Director, Techstars/Entrepreneur,
Melanie Brunty Owner, The Farmer’s Rail/ Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Women in Business Event Inspires Students’ Growth

The University of Akron’s College of Business celebrates women during Entrepreneurship Week 2021 with a panel of UA Alums.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Contributor December 13, 2021

is extremely passionate? If so, chances are you know the feeling when a passionate person’s energy starts to be contagious. A wave of excitement spreads across everyone in the room as they become deeply...

Kate Woodford-Shell providing extra assistance and healing to a student at a community yoga class.

Yoga Squared Guides Akron Community to Healing Through Breath, Movement and Connection

By Sarah Minear December 13, 2021

Community (n). a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. (Oxford English Dictionary)  In the heart of Highland Square lies a community, an...

University of Akron campus.

How UA Became My Home Away From Home

A farewell from myself and other graduating University of Akron students at The Buchtelite.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 13, 2021

years I have been able to dodge the frequently asked question, “why did you choose UA?” I never had the answer and for every person that asked I had a different answer. I listed different tangible...

Image from the Cummings Center

Purpose and Promise: Students in Museums and Archives Certificate Program Persevere During COVID-19 and See their Work on Display

The students helped design Cultural Carry-On: America’s Literal Baggage, an exhibit of American culture, which will run through May 2022 in the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University Akron.
By Emily Price December 13, 2021

Director Dr. Jodi Kearns received a particular collection of bags from a family summer of 2019. This collection would give students a wonderful opportunity to learn more about cataloging items in museums...

Advertisement of the Two-Sentence Horror Story Contest.

Bierce Library Announced Winners of Two-Sentence Horror Story Contests for UA Students, Staff, and Faculty

Challenging the UA community with a creative writing opportunity and a chance to win a prize.
By Emily Price , correspondent November 22, 2021

The University of Akron Bierce Library announced the winners of their latest creative writing competition for students, faculty, and staff on Oct. 29, 2021. Their latest challenge was advertised as the...

The 2021 honorees of the Akron Fashion Week Awards Gala along with attendees from the event and the host of the event, Raphael Dixon.

Emerging Young Designers and Business Owners Honored During Akron Fashion Week Awards Gala 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29 the Akron Fashion Council held the annual Akron Fashion Week Awards Gala at the El Patrón Tequilería & Cuisine on East Mill Street. The gala was an invite-only event held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with many local Akron fashion industry professionals in attendance.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2021

The Akron Fashion Council hosted this year’s Akron Fashion Week Awards Gala at the El Patrón Tequilería and Cuisine restaurant with an audience full of emerging designers and business owners being...

UA’s Women’s Studies Program Offers a Presentation About the Pandemic’s Effects on Motherhood on Nov. 19

The presentation will be given by Dr. Pam Schulze and is part of the Rethinking Gender Series.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent November 16, 2021

The Women’s Studies program at the University of Akron plans to host a presentation called “What the Pandemic Taught Us About Motherhood” as part of their November Rethinking Gender Series on Friday,...

KDKA food collection by Dont Be A Litterbug is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

UA’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Competes with Kent State University in Canned Food Drive

Students can engage in a friendly competition with Kent State University to collect canned food for the University of Akron Campus Cupboard.
By Elsa Veizis, Emily Price November 10, 2021

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosts a Canned Food Drive to collect resources for the University of Akron’s Campus Cupboard. All students and staff can donate to the NSCS Canned Food...

E.J. Thomas Hosted the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

E.J. Thomas Hosted the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

This year marked the 45th anniversary of the cult classic that first grabbed viewers’ attention everywhere in 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The screening was held at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Oct. 22, with ticket prices ranging from $23 to upwards of $100.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 10, 2021

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (RHPS) is a cult classic among its’ loyal fans, the comedy-horror musical is a tribute to B-horror movies and science fiction. Starring Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry,...

“Last Night in Soho” Review: A Beautiful and Terrifying ‘60s Dream

“Last Night in Soho” Review: A Beautiful and Terrifying ‘60s Dream

Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy lead viewers in a wonderful film about loss, fear and finding the truth.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic November 10, 2021

The month of October had a massive lineup of films and a great way to end it off is Edgar Wright’s new film, “Last Night in Soho.”  “Last Night in Soho” tells the story of an aspiring fashion...

“Dune” Review: Denis Villeneuve Sets the Bar for Modern Day Science Fiction Films Once Again

“Dune” Review: Denis Villeneuve Sets the Bar for Modern Day Science Fiction Films Once Again

A star-studded cast sets box office records with amazing storytelling, breathtaking scenery and phenomenal filmmaking.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic November 10, 2021

Disclaimer: I am writing this review as someone who has read the original novels “Dune,” “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune” by Frank Herbert.  “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides...

Picture of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Akron.

American Red Cross Offers Lifeguard Course and Certifications for UA Students

To provide opportunities for students to gain real-world skills pertaining to safety and aid in emergency situations.
By Emily Price , Contributor October 25, 2021

This fall, the American Red Cross University of Akron provides the opportunity to take lifeguard courses for University of Akron full-time students. Those intending to fulfill lifeguard positions for...

12 Incompetent Jurors performed by UA’s Theatre Guild Opens Nov. 11

’12 Incompetent Jurors’ performed by UA’s Theatre Guild Opens Nov. 11

The University of Akron Theatre Guild’s President Emily Kay McNeeley and Secretary/Director Jacen Conlan discuss how students can get involved and what the theater community means to them.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

On Nov. 11, the University of Akron Theatre Guild will present their production of “12 Incompetent Jurors,” a parody of “12 Angry Men.”   Typically, the theatre guild presents one production...

“Halloween Kills” Review: Gory Kills are the Only Redeemable Quality

“Halloween Kills” Review: Gory Kills are the Only Redeemable Quality

Bad acting and unnecessary plotlines dominate the second installment of the “Halloween” reboot trilogy.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic October 25, 2021

After a year hiatus after the new installment of “Halloween” (2018) came out, “Halloween Kills” is here, and it is a bit of a mess.   “Halloween Kills” continues the new trilogy of “Halloween”...

“Lamb” Review: A Weird and Sincere Twist of Drama

“Lamb” Review: A Weird and Sincere Twist of Drama

Valdimar Jóhannsson’s directorial debut embraces weirdness with a mix of horror, drama and folklore.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic October 25, 2021

Throughout the entire month of October, I will be reviewing highly anticipated horror, drama and science fiction films. To start the month off, I will be discussing the new A24 film, “Lamb” directed...

University of Akron School of Music Presents “Hallowinds” Concert on Sunday, October 31

University of Akron School of Music Presents “Hallowinds” Concert on Sunday, October 31

The annual concert will feature students from the School of Music dressed in costume, playing some favorite Halloween hits.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent October 25, 2021

The University of Akron School of Music will present its annual “Hallowinds” concert at Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave. on Oct. 31, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The concert will feature...

Front door of the store front

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 Elisabeth 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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