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MythBusters delight, teach audience at EJ Thomas Hall

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...

Pay It Forward Program provides students with opportunity to give back

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...

Tressel named Executive Vice President

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...

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

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...

Start your break without any stress

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...

The most wonderful time of the year

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...

Play continues despite recent drama

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...

Akron athletics fall sports recap

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...

UA could benefit from having a Men’s Studies program

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...

Final curtain for the theater program?

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...

Women’s basketball swept in California over weekend

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...

The cost of a living wage in America

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...

The drinking age is fine where it is

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...

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

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...

Smoking and choking on campus

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,...

Akron football defeats Toledo

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....

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

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...

Holiday memories abound in students

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,...

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

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....

Black Friday stories

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...

From turkey to door-busters

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...

Akron baseball: getting serious about silly

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...

Pioneer ghost hunter visits Student Union

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...

College Cup or bust

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...

Required courses are a nuisance

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...

Graduation countdown begins

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...

Survival tips for finals week

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...

On-screen adaptations prove prolific for fans

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...

Flu season sneaking up on students

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...

Zips reclaim MAC Championship

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...

The true value of a liberal arts degree

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...

Football wins two straight games

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,...

Save the holiday spirit for the holiday

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...

Board of Trustees select presidential search firm

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...

Mid-American Conference soccer tournament preview

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...

Gigantic purple polka-dotted elephants

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...

Students shave heads after raising money for charity

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”...

Consuming more than turkey

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...

Women’s basketball sets new record

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...

Navy vet says time heals some wounds

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...

Facebook’s inevitable fall is underway

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,...

Choreographer’s Workshop wows

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...

Bliss Institute hosts political conference

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?”...

Don’t choose to leave college

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...

The death of the American dream

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...

Men’s soccer wins MAC championship

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...

Volleyball wins two over weekend

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...

Women’s soccer finishes campaign

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...

Proenza gives final address

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 pains of working out at the gym

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,...

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

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...

Veterans celebrated on campus

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...

No longer needing to ask for permission

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...

Starting from the bottom: the reality of internships

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...

Adults take Halloween costumes too far

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...

Prospective students gather for Fall Visit Day

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...

Hurricane Miley: encroaching disaster

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...

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

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,...

Worldwide travesty strikes via wine shortage

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...

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

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...

Akron dominates Kent, takes back Wagon Wheel

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....

Close sisters discuss mental illness in lecture event

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...

Students recycle to participate in national Game Day Challenge

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...

Zombie Bite

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...

Basketball ready for new season

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,...

Naughty nurse or sexy pirate?

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...

Diggs ready for action

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...

The thrilling genres of scary movies

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...

Costume favorites for Akron revealed

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...

Students assist around Akron community for national project

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...

Scheduling for classes can be quite the hassle

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...

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

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...

Sports are more than just fun and games

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...

Daisy Coleman trial going against rape culture

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...

Event rewards creative costumes

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...

Profiling Serial Killers

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...

USG coordinates Veteran’s Celebration

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...

Making Strides to raise breast cancer awareness

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...

Fall World Series

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...

Clubbing is not worth the cash

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...

Foreign language requirement is unfair

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...

Sina King out for the entire 2013-2014 season

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...

Volleyball to face bottom dwellers

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...

New features on UA Libraries online page

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...

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

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...

Women’s soccer to face road test

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,...

Akron football set to battle Ball State

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,...

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

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...

Tressel visits graduate class to discuss UA enrollment

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...

Family on social media

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 chocolate apocalypse is coming

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....

Local theater group brings Shakespeare to UA campus

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...

Consumers drive annoying trends

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...

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

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...

Cleveland sports drops the ball

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...

Akron takes down Wake Forest

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,...

Racing to the top

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...

Group holds first event after being rebuilt

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...

Fraternity rocks to support scholarship fund

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...

Long history of tattoos leads up to modern day creativity

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.” ...

Students give hugs to raise money for animal protection

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...

Trustees cut 28 jobs to balance budget

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...

Understanding our government

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...

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

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...

Sleep can be your best friend in college

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,...

Engineering co-op program celebrates 100 years at UA

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...

Akron volleyball cleaned out over weekend

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...

Zips women’s soccer draws and falls

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...

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

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...

Cyrus’ “Bangerz” is fairly awkward but vocally sound

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...

A government by the people, for the people

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...

Nursing students discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine

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...

A Letter to the Editor: A world without money

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...

What it takes to be a great teacher in college

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...

Akron golf places sixth

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...

How to make it work with your roommate

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...

Career Fair welcomes students and employers

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...

Author of common read speaks at EJ Thomas Hall

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...

Zips volleyball travels to Miami and Bowling Green

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...

Apple pie and family traditions

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...

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