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MythBusters delight, teach audience at EJ Thomas Hall

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

December 12, 2013

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Discovery Channel’s long-running series “MythBusters” intrigued the audience of EJ Thomas Hall Thursday evening when they brought their “Behind the Myths” tour to Akron. The tour is a live stage show where the hosts perform on-stage experiments, share behind-the-scenes...

Pay It Forward Program provides students with opportunity to give back

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

December 12, 2013

Three graduate students in the School of Communication won $2000 for their non-profit after presenting their project to a panel of judges on Tuesday. Students Scott Wachtel, Nathan Mellor, and Joanna Hunkins won the money for Stewarts Caring Place, provides support services, free-of-charge, to individuals...

Tressel named Executive Vice President

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013

At board meeting held Wednesday morning, the Board of Trustees approved a change in title for Vice President Jim Tressel to Executive Vice President. In his new role, he will assist the university with its campus wide campaign for student success. Additional actions made by the board include: -A...

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

By Zaina Salem

December 5, 2013

EJ Thomas Hall is proud to present a show that is sure to knock your socks off —or bust the myth of it anyway. The hosts of “MythBusters,” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, will be performing a live show on Thursday, Dec. 5. “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths” brings you into the world of Jamie...

Start your break without any stress

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2013

The end is near! That’s right, another semester is over and it’s nothing but eggnog, long naps and freedom ahead. For some students, a well-deserved and restful break is just over the horizon, and for others graduation is finally here. But before students settle into comfy sweats, Netflix marathons...

The most wonderful time of the year

By Laura Stall

December 5, 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for peppermint-flavored coffee served in red coffee cups decorated with ornaments and reindeer. It’s time for the radio stations to switch from playing the same Katy Perry and Lorde songs and start playing multiple versions of “Baby, It’s Cold...

Play continues despite recent drama

By Alicia Finch

December 5, 2013

Despite the recent drama in the UA Theatre Program, an entirely student-run program will be taking the stage for one last production of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall. The production “PlayTime” was produced by the university’s Theatre Guild organization...

Akron athletics fall sports recap

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

December 5, 2013

The collegiate fall sports season has come to a close. The University of Akron’s athletics had its ups and downs. The football team had one of its most successful seasons in the last decade. The men’s soccer team had one of the better seasons when compared to the rest of the country, but an average...

UA could benefit from having a Men’s Studies program

By Mike J Wiles

December 5, 2013

As a returning student to The University of Akron who graduated high school in 1983, I’m old enough to remember a time before there was AIDS. I’m not old enough to remember a time when supposedly relationships were more “free.” According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, approximately...

Final curtain for the theater program?

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2013

An outside review of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences recommends shutting down the theater program by 2016 and reassigning tenured theater faculty to positions not associated with the performing arts. The review was conducted this fall by an administrator at Ohio State University at the request...

Women’s basketball swept in California over weekend

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

December 3, 2013

The Akron Zips women’s basketball team dropped contests over the weekend to Cal Poly and UC Davis. They competed in the Cal Poly Classic in California. In their first game of the tournament, the Zips took on Cal Poly. Akron fell 84-74 on Friday. Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh predominately did the...

The cost of a living wage in America

By Russell Friend

December 3, 2013

Our society is failing to provide a living wage for tens of millions of Americans. In 2012, according to the Social Security Administration, the total percentage of American workers making less than 1968’s minimum wage was between 39.6 percent and 46.6 percent. An unsettling and large percentage...

The drinking age is fine where it is

By Laura Stall

December 3, 2013

Almost every teenager, at one point in his or her life, has questioned the drinking age. A common question is: If we’re old enough to smoke, vote and join the army, why can’t we drink? I’ve heard a lot of talk about the need to change the drinking age back to 18. People do all sorts of research...

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

By Alicia Finch

December 3, 2013

The halls were decked and the trees were shining bright in Akron at the John S. Knight Center, where people of all ages embraced the holiday spirit by joining in the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival. The uniquely decorated tree donated by The University of Akron’s Society of Women Engineers cau...

Smoking and choking on campus

By Ione Friess

December 3, 2013

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one to say that I am absolutely sick and tired of people smoking on our campus.  After swimming competitively for two years, getting my health and lung capacity up, only to have a bunch of inconsiderate jerks blowing secondhand smoke down my throat, I’ve become...

Akron football defeats Toledo

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

December 3, 2013

The Akron football team finished their season Friday afternoon by defeating the Toledo Rockets, improving to 5-7 on the season and clinching their first non-losing conference record since the 2005 season. The Zips finished 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play. Akron won four of the last five games in...

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 26, 2013

The two-headed monster of Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh continue to beat up opponents this season for the Akron women’s basketball team (3-2). On Friday night, the two combined for 47 points against Canisius College and led their team to a 72-56 victory. It was the teams’ first road victory of ...

Holiday memories abound in students

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

The holidays are right around the corner and alongside the festivities are the memorable moments shared by friends and family. UA students, enthusiastic for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, decided to share some personal experiences with the previous holidays. UA sophomore Raphella...

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 26, 2013

The Akron Zips men’s soccer team ended their season Sunday evening after falling to Marquette University 1-0 in overtime. The Zips fell victim to  Coco Navarro’s side volley in the 99th minute. There were only about 30 seconds to go before the first part of overtime was due to close. The Zips...

Black Friday stories

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

To many, Black Friday is more than just a consumer trap to rope hungry shoppers into above average deals. To many, Black Friday is a holiday in itself. “I go Black Friday shopping every year with my family,” said UA freshman Alex Norris. “It is treated like a tradition, just like Thanksgiving...

From turkey to door-busters

By Alexa Lago

November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day where families come together to feast, be thankful and spend time together. But as the pie tins get thrown away and everyone wakes up from their turkey-induced comas, Black Friday begins. Americans all over the country kick off the holiday season by heading out on Thanksgiving...

Akron baseball: getting serious about silly

By Russell Friend

November 26, 2013

“The Akron Aeros” decided they needed a new name. They wanted a name that reflected the city’s vast history in… well… rubber, and they wanted it to reflect fun. What enjoyable endeavors come to mind when one thinks of fun things to do involving rubber? No, they didn’t go with that. Please...

Pioneer ghost hunter visits Student Union

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

November 21, 2013

Students packed the Student Union Theater Tuesday night for the chance to hear a pioneer in paranormal investigation give a glimpse into her past experiences. Psychic Lorraine Warren spoke along with her son-in-law Tony Spera about various past paranormal cases she has experienced with her late husband...

College Cup or bust

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 21, 2013

Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan used to say, “To be the man, you have to beat the man.” Nothing is more true for the No. 7 Akron Zips (16-3-1) right now. On Monday morning, Akron woke up expecting to be crowned with a NCAA Tournament seed after being Mid-American Conference champions. They had...

Required courses are a nuisance

By Paula Ramsey

November 21, 2013

When we graduated high school, we were ready to venture on to college and work our way toward our future. Personally, as a journalism major, I was all too thrilled as an incoming freshman to take classes in the reading, writing and communication fields. However, my excitement has progressively deteriorated...

Graduation countdown begins

By Sharon Jones

November 21, 2013

The countdown to graduation has begun. “But what do I need to do? How am I going to get a job?” These are the thoughts that have been running through my mind, as the day of graduation seems to be coming closer and closer. Here are the seven things that have been helping me in the last few months...

Survival tips for finals week

By Zaina Salem

November 19, 2013

Get in the mood Having the right mindset during finals is key. Focus on your goal and don’t give in to any distractions. Find an effective study area that’s quiet and open. Turn phones on silent and no matter how hard it is, do not go on any social networks while you are studying. Your intent...

On-screen adaptations prove prolific for fans

By Lauren Thompson

November 19, 2013

‘Tis the season for the release of movie adaptations of our favorite, or not so favorite, books. This year we have seen adaptations of many books including “The Mortal Instruments,” “Ender’s Game” and “Percy Jackson.” And we still have “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The...

Flu season sneaking up on students

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2013

Every year the university gets a visit from an unwelcome guest: the seasonal flu. Students find themselves as susceptible victims as they live and study in close quarters with their peers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus can spread by droplets made when people...

Zips reclaim MAC Championship

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 19, 2013

The Akron Zips men’s soccer team are Mid-American Conference champions again. The No. 1 seeded Zips (16-3-1, 7-1-0 MAC) defeated No. 2 seeded Western Michigan (9-9-1, 5-2-1 MAC) Sunday afternoon 4-1 to clinch back to back MAC tournament championships. The Zips clinched the regular season title...

The true value of a liberal arts degree

By Mary Menzemer

November 19, 2013

Several weeks ago, I had a revelation of sorts after a conversation I had with one of the regulars at the bookstore where I work. He was asking me general questions about my college education, such as what I was majoring in and what I wanted to do with my life. I told him with pride that I was an...

Football wins two straight games

By Forrest Dukes

November 19, 2013

For the first time since the 2007 season, The University of Akron (4-7 overall, 3-4 MAC) has won four games, two of which were back-to-back. The Zips went to the University of Massachusetts (1-9 overall, 0-7 MAC) on Saturday and won a close game, 14-13. “It was a beautiful win ... we went in the...

Save the holiday spirit for the holiday

By Spencer Skolnick

November 19, 2013

“Christmas in November” presents the opportunity to hasten the festivities and anticipation of the December holiday; however, this effort to hurry Christmas fails to provide a satisfying November and pressures individuals to prepare well in advance for a holiday that occurs at the end of the month...

Board of Trustees select presidential search firm

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2013

The Board of Trustees named the higher education consulting firm R. William Funk & Associates to assist in the search of the university’s 16th president. On Monday, the Board of Trustees reviewed presentations from three search firms: Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., Witt/Kieffer and R. William...

Mid-American Conference soccer tournament preview

By Tyler Novak

November 14, 2013

The college soccer regular season has concluded, which means it’s tournament time in Akron again. The No. 8 ranked Akron Zips (14-3-1, 5-1 MAC) won the Mid-American Conference regular championship again this season — their ninth consecutive year of doing so. As UA pursues another NCAA tournament...

Gigantic purple polka-dotted elephants

By Tyler Coventry

November 14, 2013

Have I gotten your attention? Great, because we need writers. That’s right, I’m talking to you. All of you. I’m talking to all the people who found this newspaper under their desk and started reading it before class. All the people on the website, who know they can get their news online rather...

Students shave heads after raising money for charity

By Katelyn Freil

November 14, 2013

Sigma Nu and Tau Kappa Epsilon raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And then the men from Sigma Nu had their heads shaved. The funds were raised for  the “Bald is Beautiful” event last Tuesday night at Up ‘til Dawn’s FUNdathon. Alison Doehring, the coordinator of civic enga...

Consuming more than turkey

By Lauren Thompson

November 14, 2013

I realize going into this article that I am going to be a tad biased because I, in fact, work in the holiday joy-obliterating world of retail. Nothing quite destroys the jovial feel of the holidays like being stuck at work. Or worse, being stuck at work for extended holiday hours. Thanksgiving,...

Women’s basketball sets new record

By Parker Perry

November 14, 2013

The women’s basketball team scored 118 points Tuesday morning against a quality opponent: Tennessee Tech. It was the most points scored in a game in the program’s history. The previous record was 109 points, which was set in 1981.  In the game against Tennesee Tech, the Zips had 12 players score a...

Navy vet says time heals some wounds

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

November 14, 2013

Terry Gould, a Navy veteran and University of Akron alumnus, came to EJ Thomas Hall’s Stage Door Monday night in honor of Veteran’s Day and to speak about his book, “How Can You Mend This Purple Heart?” Gould served in the Navy from 1968 to 1971, according to uakron.edu. He went on to receive...

Facebook’s inevitable fall is underway

By Russell Friend

November 14, 2013

Facebook has jumped the Internet’s virtual shark, or in this case, they jumped the pretty red and blue trout thing from the game “Fish Farts.” They’re as done as the Zips’ football season, and you could stick a fork in them if you had an account with “Second Life.” The site has been...

Choreographer’s Workshop wows

By Hillary Martter

November 12, 2013

This past weekend, The University of Akron Dance Program hosted their Choreographer’s Workshop at Daum Theater. The performance, which happens twice a year (once in the fall semester and again in the spring), is “a chance for choreography students to articulate their artistic vision into a fully...

Bliss Institute hosts political conference

By Alizabeth Christian

November 12, 2013

Looking back at the 2012 presidential election, the State of the Parties conference presented its attendees with answers to questions such as, “What was the role of political parties during the elections?” and “What are possible outcomes for the political parties involved with the 2012 elections?” The...

Don’t choose to leave college

By Suzanne Capron

November 12, 2013

I don’t want to sound like your parents when I say this, but I am going to say it anyways – please stay in school. I am graduating in December at the age of 44, and if telling my personal story can prevent just one person from making the mistakes I made, I would be happy. I came to The University...

The death of the American dream

By Russell Friend

November 12, 2013

According to zerohedge.com, if you’re earning less than $10.77 an hour, then you’re making less than your grandparents did back in the ’60s, when they were working a minimum wage job. The $1.60/hr they made in 1968 is worth $10.77/hr today. With that in mind, it’s hard to deny the painful...

Men’s soccer wins MAC championship

By Tyler Novak

November 12, 2013

On Saturday, the No. 9 ranked Akron Zips (14-3-1, 5-1-0 MAC) took on conference foe Western Michigan (8-8-1, 4-1-1 MAC) in a battle for the regular season Mid-American Conference championship. For the ninth consecutive year, The University of Akron men’s soccer team claimed the championship. The...

Volleyball wins two over weekend

By Forrest Dukes

November 12, 2013

This weekend, the volleyball team at The University of Akron won their first and second Mid-American Conference matches of the season against the University at Buffalo and Ball State University. The Zips (8-17, 2-12 MAC) started their victorious weekend by hosting Buffalo (16-10, 4-9 MAC) and winning...

Women’s soccer finishes campaign

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

The Akron women’s soccer team’s season has finished. The Zips finished 5-11-3 overall and 2-8-1 in Mid-American Conference play. The Zips failed to clinch a spot in the MAC tournament, finishing 11th out of 12 teams. Only the top eight teams advanced to the tournament. Akron entered the 2013...

Proenza gives final address

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

November 7, 2013

UA President Luis Proenza gave his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom. This address was his 15th and final one before retiring as the president of UA. “From the first day that he arrived here on campus,” Trustees Chairman Richard W. Pogue said,...

The pains of working out at the gym

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2013

Working out is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and to deal with stress. There is nothing better than putting in your headphones and blocking out the rest of the world for an hour or two. However, the gym does come without its own set of annoyances. There are certain rules that need to be followed...

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team will open their regular season on Friday night when they host Coastal Carolina at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips traveled to Coastal Carolina last season to open up the season, and with key players missing, fell in overtime to the Chanticleers 74-70. In the...

Veterans celebrated on campus

By Forrest Dukes

November 7, 2013

As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder with each morning, November brings something special to this nation of ours. For UA, November is another chance for the community to stop, think and celebrate the men and women in the armed forces and all they have done protecting this country through...

No longer needing to ask for permission

By Laura Stall

November 7, 2013

Many people’s favorite moment in life is the moment when they realize that it’s time to move away from the parents. Whether it’s temporary or permanent, leaving the nest is always fun. But what makes leaving the house such an important milestone? Let’s be honest: Moving out of the house instantly...

Starting from the bottom: the reality of internships

By Mary Menzemer

November 7, 2013

Sylvia Plath in “The Bell Jar” writes about a heroine named Esther Greenwood who had the opportunity to have the internship idealists like myself often dream about. She lives in a big city, writes and edits articles for a fashion magazine, constantly interviews famous writers (back when fashion...

Adults take Halloween costumes too far

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2013

Finding the perfect costume for Halloween or a themed party can be fun. Being able to come up with an awesome costume idea and go all-out for it can be entertaining. However, there is a thin line between awesome and disrespectful when it comes to costumes. There’s no problem with girls dressing...

Prospective students gather for Fall Visit Day

By Sarah Pompeii

November 5, 2013

It is that time of year again when seniors all over are figuring out where they want to attend college. Many UA students, at some point, have taken this journey themselves: going on college visits, listening to different presentations and trying to decide which place is the best fit. On the morning...

Hurricane Miley: encroaching disaster

By Ione Friess

November 5, 2013

It’s not even the season for them, but that’s just her style. Miley Cyrus is one of the worst transitions from fame to flop yet, and possibly one of the fastest. She’s a naked wrecking ball on the loose, and she’s shoving her “new” style and standard down the throat of all who couldn...

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

November 5, 2013

The University of Akron basketball teams have a lot to look forward to in the 2013-2014 season. The Zips men’s and women’s teams hosted their first exhibition games Friday and Saturday last weekend, and both shined. The men’s team defeated Bluffton 95-40 while the women’s team took care of...

Worldwide travesty strikes via wine shortage

By Lauren Thompson

November 5, 2013

While “travesty” might be a strong word to describe the situation in comparison to world events, it is still devastating to wine-lovers (over the age of 21, of course) everywhere. According to The Huffington Post, the issue lies in the simple problem of supply unable to meet demand. While wine...

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2013

EJ Thomas Hall was the place to be Friday evening when more than 1,400 members of the university and community gathered together to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The grand event billed as “40 and Fabulous!” featured a concert starring Northeast Ohio native Michael Cavanaugh, who starred on...

Akron dominates Kent, takes back Wagon Wheel

By Forrest Dukes

November 5, 2013

They came, they saw and they conquered the Wagon Wheel game. The University of Akron (3-7, 2-4 MAC) hosted rival Kent State University (2-8, 1-4 MAC) for the 56th annual battle for the Wagon Wheel. And for the first time since Nov. 7, 2009, the Zips ran into the end zone cheering and grabbing onto...

Close sisters discuss mental illness in lecture event

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 31, 2013

Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close and her sister Jessie presented a lecture on breaking the stigmas behind mental illness Tuesday evening at EJ Thomas Hall. Glenn and Jessie have lived with mental illness for most of their lives. Jessie has dealt with bipolar disorder since...

Students recycle to participate in national Game Day Challenge

By Judy Nelson

October 31, 2013

Gray clouds hung low over InfoCision Stadium this past Saturday as a chill wind reminded all in attendance that Old Man Winter is on his way. Fans huddled close together, many with blankets around their shoulders and Styrofoam cups with steaming liquid in their hands. Down on the field, the men in blue...

Zombie Bite

By Tyler Coventry

October 31, 2013

They were coming. Lungs burning, John Doe tore into the abandoned corner office and slammed the door behind him, collapsing breathlessly against the sturdy oak frame. They were coming. Doe collected himself. He felt exhausted but he forced himself to calm down and concentrate. The thick doo...

Basketball ready for new season

By Tyler Novak

October 31, 2013

The 2013-2014 Zips men’s basketball season is set to begin on Friday, and one of the most important positions on the team is yet to be filled. After the untimely loss of point guard Alex Abreu last season, Akron rallied against Ohio to win the MAC Championship, but ultimately fell short against a very...

Naughty nurse or sexy pirate?

By Lauren Thompson

October 31, 2013

Halloween is one of the best holidays: there are not many obligations that come along with it and sometimes you get free candy in class and other places. There is not a whole lot to complain about. Unless you are looking to buy a stock, reasonably-priced costume for women, yet remain modest. While...

Diggs ready for action

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 31, 2013

Senior forward Quincy Diggs can relate to the adversity that the last year’s men’s basketball team had to face, even though he was not on the team. Diggs was suspended the entire season before it began. The reasons for the suspension are sketchy, and some argue that the punishment was far too...

The thrilling genres of scary movies

By Laura Stall

October 31, 2013

There is nothing wrong with a little fear. And by a little fear, I mean squeezing the nearest object until your knuckles turn white, covering your eyes and ears, scared to walk to the bathroom in the dark kind of fear. There is nothing wrong with that. One of the best ways to endure this type of fear...

Costume favorites for Akron revealed

By Alizabeth Christian

October 31, 2013

Oct. 31 marks a day of freedom, a time where one can choose to be whatever he or she desires without the overbearing judgment of peers, without the whispers of, “Why are they wearing that?” and without the possible loss of social reputation. To be more distinct, this day of freedom is better known...

Students assist around Akron community for national project

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 29, 2013

About 650 students from more than 80 groups on campus banded together Saturday to volunteer around Akron for Make a Difference Day. This year was the ninth year for UA’s Make a Difference Day. According to an article on UA’s webpage, this has added up to 19,500 hours dedicated to service projects...

Scheduling for classes can be quite the hassle

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2013

Midway through each semester we are all faced with the stressful task of scheduling for classes. The second the scheduling date pops up on our My Akron account we are forced to think about the upcoming semester. For a lot of students, scheduling is a frustrating and anxiety-filled process.   Dealing with holds For instance, the fun li...

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

By Tyler Novak

October 29, 2013

The No. 18 ranked Akron Zips soccer team had a busy week last week, as they hosted No. 17 Michigan State on Wednesday and Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Both games forced Akron to have a tough mentality, as the Zips continued their search for a MAC tournament and an...

Sports are more than just fun and games

By Zachary West

October 29, 2013

Buchtelite Opinion Writer Sports are just games, right? It’s just a bunch of overly large guys playing a silly game and getting paid entirely too much money for three hours of work, correct? While this seems to be true on the surface, I would argue sports are so much more. Sports are an important par...

Daisy Coleman trial going against rape culture

By Lauren Thompson

October 29, 2013

In 2012, at the age of 14, Daisy Coleman of Missouri was given a exessive amount of alcohol, sexually assaulted and then dropped off near her house by a 17-year-old student. Normally, the names of sexual assault victims are not released to the press, but the family and Daisy chose to go public with...

Event rewards creative costumes

By Alicia Finch

October 29, 2013

EJ Thomas Hall transformed for a night of Halloween fun at The University of Akron’s Boo at the Roo Thursday night. Students got into the Halloween spirit and brought out their creativity while participating in the annual Halloween costume contest. Students danced past judges to music provided by...

Profiling Serial Killers

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 24, 2013

When Mary Myers was in fifth grade, her teacher at the Catholic school she attended kept a bowl of candy on her desk. When students received a good grade on a test or behaved well in class they would receive a piece of candy. Myers said that when the teacher left the room, kids would go up to the...

USG coordinates Veteran’s Celebration

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2013

Starting on Nov. 2 after the Kent State vs. Akron football game, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government will be kicking off their weeklong Veteran’s Celebration. From now until Nov. 11, USG and GSG will be collecting donations for care packages to be sent to soldiers...

Making Strides to raise breast cancer awareness

By Alizabeth Christian

October 24, 2013

As a swarming crowd of pink gathered outside of the Stile Athletics Field House, excited walkers for Making Strides of Akron cheerfully shouted amongst one another while waiting for the three-mile walk ahead of them. With the sun beginning to peak from the clouds and a cool autumn breeze, the conditions...

Fall World Series

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

The University of Akron baseball team has completed their inter-squad Fall World Series. On Tuesday, the Gold team extended their lead by beating their counterparts 7-1. Many of the players that the Zips will rely on in the spring are getting work in now. Pat Dyer, who started for Akron last season,...

Clubbing is not worth the cash

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2013

A crowded dance floor filled with swaying bodies and blaring music. The drinks are flowing and people are partying the night away and hooking up with strangers. Scantily clad girls are all gathered with their groups of friends dancing, taking pictures and chatting up guys. Guys are hanging with their...

Foreign language requirement is unfair

By Lauren Thompson

October 24, 2013

If you are a member of the College of Arts and Sciences, then you are familiar with the inconvenient foreign language requirement. If you are not, here’s the deal: no matter what major a student claims within the College of Arts and Sciences, that student must complete four semesters of a foreign...

Sina King out for the entire 2013-2014 season

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

The University of Akron women’s basketball team announced on Tuesday that forward Sina King will not participate in the 2013-2014 season due to injury. “The health of our student athletes is always our top priority,” Jodi Kest, the team’s head coach, said to media. “Sina has been instrumental...

Volleyball to face bottom dwellers

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

The Zips volleyball team (6-11, 0-8 MAC) still have not won a match in Mid-American Conference play. Akron will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-11, 2-6 MAC) on Friday and the Central Michigan Chippewas (9-11, 3-5 MAC) on Saturday night. Eastern Michigan have done a good job at limiting their...

New features on UA Libraries online page

By Rachel Mast

October 24, 2013

The University of Akron’s online libraries page has a new look and new search tools. The tools are the “gateway to books and articles,” Beate Gersch told a group of journalism students gathered in Bierce Library last month. Search-A-Roo, the web-scale search engine that went live Sept. 28,...

The truth about Drake’s so-called ‘rough life’

By Ione Friess

October 24, 2013

Almost everyone has heard of the rapper Drake. I heard about him almost two years ago, and I didn’t really care too much for him or his music. That was, until I saw who he was. Turns out, I’d known him all along, only I knew him as a familiar face from my sister’s favorite TV show, “Degrassi.” After...

Women’s soccer to face road test

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

The Akron women’s soccer team (5-8-3, 2-5-1 MAC) will travel to Michigan over the weekend to continue their Mid-American Conference tour. The Zips will battle the Western Michigan Broncos (7-4-4, 5-1-2 MAC) Friday night and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-6-1, 6-2-0 MAC) on Sunday.  The Zips are coming off their second MAC win after...

Akron football set to battle Ball State

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning is perhaps the best quarterback in the Mid-American Conference. He currently leads the conference in yards per game at 328.1 and has 2,625 total yards this year, according to MAC statistics. Both stats put him in first place at his position. However, more importantly,...

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

By Hillary Martter

October 22, 2013

Buchtelite News Writer Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows is a publication and wedding expo that represents the bridal industry in Northeast Ohio. This year’s October shows kicked off earlier this month at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls. The lobbies of the Sheraton were fill...

Tressel visits graduate class to discuss UA enrollment

By Tyler Jordan

October 22, 2013

Last week, Jim Tressel visited a class of graduate students in Olin Hall to acknowledge the changes happening on Akron’s campus. The students are working on a term paper about the current enrollment issues and strategies. Shamima Johan of Bangladesh said she was thrilled to have Tressel, vice presi...

Family on social media

By Laura Stall

October 22, 2013

“I don’t always have a cool status update; but when I do, an older relative usually ruins it with a comment.” This quote was from one of the “most interesting man in the world” memes, with the guy from the Dos Equis commercials. People “reblogged” it on Tumblr and shared it on Pinterest,...

The chocolate apocalypse is coming

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2013

There is nothing better than curling up on a Saturday night and enjoying some chocolate. Whether it’s dark chocolate or milk chocolate, baked inside cookies or in some form of candy, nothing tastes better. However, a trip to the nearest grocery store may prove to be disappointing to chocolate lovers...

Local theater group brings Shakespeare to UA campus

By Alicia Finch

October 22, 2013

Rubber City Shakespeare Company is bringing classical theater alive around the UA campus this fall, led by UA alumnus and Producing Artistic Director Dane Leasure. Shakespeare’s classic shipwrecked comedy, “Twelfth Night,” took the stage in Leigh Hall from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, being the second...

Consumers drive annoying trends

By Tyler Coventry

October 22, 2013

It’s October and that means it’s a very special time of year. It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and the first semester’s nearly done. This is a truly magical time of year when people, adults and children, come together with a single, unified voice to start complaining about the Christmas...

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

By Forrest Dukes

October 22, 2013

Any Saturday can change a team, program and university. That was evident last weekend as teams across the nation shook up the polls with upsets, great defenses and record-breaking performances. Fans of The University of Akron also had something to stand and cheer about. The Zips took down the Red...

Cleveland sports drops the ball

By Laura Stall

October 17, 2013

There’s always next week. Every Sunday at about 4 or 5 p.m., this is the phrase that my father and I always say to each other. And that’s because we would have just finished watching the Cleveland Browns play, and most likely lose, a game.   The life of a Cleveland Browns fan is never an easy one. Whi...

Akron takes down Wake Forest

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 17, 2013

The No. 20 Akron Zips beat No. 15 Wake Forest 1-0 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Aodhan Quinn hammered a penalty shot into the top-right corner of the net Tuesday night and gave his team a 1-0 lead. Quinn, a senior forward, is considered to be one of the top college soccer players in the country. He...

Racing to the top

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 17, 2013

The University of Akron Zips Racing team is internationally known as one of the best collegiate racing teams in the world. According to a UA press release, Zips Racing, which has been competing internationally since 1990, has been ranked in the top 10 in the world, top five in the country and are...

Group holds first event after being rebuilt

By Tyler Jordan

October 17, 2013

The Muslim Student Association revamped their student organization and held their very first event in the Union on Monday. Many students may not have known that the MSA existed due to an entire year of inactivity. Two students have since reestablished it. When asked about the MSA and the event being...

Fraternity rocks to support scholarship fund

By Alicia Finch

October 17, 2013

The brothers of Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity keep the tradition of the annual Rock-A-Thon alive. The brothers kept a rocking chair rocking outside of the Student Union morning, noon and night from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11 in honor of The Reginald White Memorial Scholarship Fund. The brothers took shifts in rocking the chair in h...

Long history of tattoos leads up to modern day creativity

By Mary Menzemer

October 17, 2013

The art of tattooing has been in existence for thousands of years, but the meaning of the practice has changed drastically. For example, take Europe’s oldest natural human mummy: Otzi, or the “Iceman.”  He was found with tattoos of dashed lines down his spine and around his ankles. It is believed...

Students give hugs to raise money for animal protection

By Tyler Jordan

October 17, 2013

This week the Secular Student Alliance is holding a fundraising event to donate money to the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Passers by can donate a dollar for a hug from an atheist. The Secular Student Alliance is a student organization that centers on the idea of atheism. The SSA is a ...

Trustees cut 28 jobs to balance budget

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2013

The Board of Trustees approved a revised budget Wednesday morning as part of a campus-wide effort to reduce expenses due to a decline in enrollment and student credit hours. University spokeswoman Eileen Korey said 28 employees have been notified that their positions are being eliminated or the contracts...

Understanding our government

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

October 17, 2013

In Tuesday’s edition of The Buchtelite, an article was published about a perceived difference between government regulations and the people who make up the country. Though the article makes an impassioned call to our emotions, it falls into the same unfortunate mistake that many people make concerning...

Akron Zips fall in tight game against No. 23 Northern Illinois

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 15, 2013

There are few things in the sporting world that are more irritating than being a fan of The University of Akron’s football team. The team clearly has improved over the last couple of seasons. Their sack rates are up, their offensive numbers are high and statically they compare to any other team...

Sleep can be your best friend in college

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2013

Today I came to one very important conclusion: I need to get more sleep. After averaging five hours of sleep a night over the course of four days, I crashed and slept in until 2 p.m. This is, of course, not the first time this has happened, and I’m sure many of you reading this can identify with...

Engineering co-op program celebrates 100 years at UA

By Hillary Martter

October 15, 2013

Buchtelite News Writer This year the College of Engineering’s cooperative program celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The program, designed to help engineering students find gainful employment in their fields of interest, is an intricate and well-organized system. The co-op program begins...

Akron volleyball cleaned out over weekend

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 15, 2013

The Akron Zips volleyball team (6-11, 0-6 MAC) did not win a set over the weekend and remain winless in Mid-American Conference play. The Akron Zips battled conference foes Miami (9-9, 1-5)  and Bowling Green (8-9, 5-1). Akron played Miami close in two sets but was decisively beaten by BGSU. On...

Zips women’s soccer draws and falls

By Forrest Dukes

October 15, 2013

The Zips (4-6-3, 1-3-1 MAC)  tied their game against the Bobcats of Ohio University (5-4-4, 1-2-2 MAC)  last Friday with a score of 2-2. They then traveled to rival Kent State (9-5-0, 4-2-0 MAC) and lost 2-0. “Tonight’s game was a roller coaster; you go down early and yet you’re possessing...

No. 20 Akron soccer to take on No. 15 Wake Forest

By Tyler Novak

October 15, 2013

The No. 20 ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team (8-3-0) will play host to No. 15 ranked Wake Forest University (6-2-4) on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The Zips, coming off a 2-1 win over Cleveland State University last Wednesday, will be looking for their ninth win this season. The Demon Deacons...

Cyrus’ “Bangerz” is fairly awkward but vocally sound

By Beau Brown, Copy Editor

October 15, 2013

2013 is a big year for the 20-year-old Miley Cyrus, whose drastic change in appearance and frivolous behavior has astonished fans all over the U.S. Truly, Cyrus wants to make a point to her audience that she is no longer the beloved, innocent girl portrayed by Disney. Her song “We Can’t Stop”...

A government by the people, for the people

By Dakota Phillips

October 15, 2013

The government shutdown has given us all a time to ponder the true meaning of having a modern government in the U.S. Rather, the true meaning of public ownership is shown: It’s not really owned by the people, it’s owned by the government who regulates it. People are free to enter national places...

Nursing students discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Adam Barrington

October 15, 2013

There has been a debate among scientists and scholars in regards to whether holistic forms of medicine are beneficial or simply the latest form of snake oil. Last summer, five students from The University of Akron’s School of Nursing, along with professor Sheau-Huey Chiu, had the opportunity to visit...

A Letter to the Editor: A world without money

By Vincent Marconi, Psychology major

October 15, 2013

Money need not exist. All it does is create problems. I’m not very religious, but even I know that the Bible says “the love of money is the root of all evil.” This was realized 2,000 years ago and apparently most people nowadays have either forgotten or chosen to ignore this message. Since...

What it takes to be a great teacher in college

By Lauren Thompson

October 10, 2013

Mediocre professors, whether on the good or bad end of the spectrum, are easy enough to come by. But finding a truly amazing professor is quite the feat. Excellent professors have integral qualities. Make class interesting and entertaining Professors need to make class enticing and important enough...

Akron golf places sixth

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 10, 2013

The University of Akron finished in sixth place at the Firestone Invitational tournament this week. The Zips hosted 17 teams over the event that took place on Monday and Tuesday. Though the Zips held the 11th position in the early stages of round two, they were able to turn up their game and secure...

How to make it work with your roommate

By Laura Stall

October 10, 2013

When I started college, I was warned that I might not end up being good friends with whoever I was assigned a room with. I was also told that I could end up hating the person I lived with. I was lucky enough to be assigned a room with someone who not only was a great roommate, but also became a great...

Career Fair welcomes students and employers

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 10, 2013

Students around campus dressed for success for UA’s Career Fair Week as they met with employers at the Engineering and Science Fair on Tuesday and the All-Campus Career Fair on Wednesday. Over 100 employers attended each fair. Because there were so many employers interested in meeting stu...

Author of common read speaks at EJ Thomas Hall

By Sarah Pompeii

October 10, 2013

On Oct. 8 Kevin Roose, the author of “The Unlikely Disciple,” came to The University of Akron and shared his experiences as an undercover journalist seeing the world through different eyes. His book details his experience taking a semester off from college to explore a more conservative university. As...

Zips volleyball travels to Miami and Bowling Green

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 10, 2013

The Zips volleyball team (6-9, 0-4 MAC) has struggled in conference play this season. The team has not scored a win out of four matches against Mid-American Conference opponents. Akron will attempt to win their first conference match this weekend when they travel to Miami University (8-8, 0-4 MAC)...

Apple pie and family traditions

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing while spectators revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow captures spectators into the wonder of the autumn season as they enjoy their pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider. Fall is a season that has many traditions: trick-or...

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