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Women’s basketball squeaks past Penguins in overtime

By Jake Allen , Sports Editor December 8, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Youngstown State Penguins on Tuesday night, 76-74 in overtime, at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Akron improved its record to 4-2 on the season...

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen , Sports Editor December 8, 2016

Kwan Cheatham Senior Forward Men’s Basketball The University of Akron men’s basketball team played two games over the past week going into Wednesday night’s game. First, the team beat...

Sports year in review

By Jake Allen , Sports Editor December 8, 2016

The fall semester of 2016 will certainly be one to remember at The University of Akron. Beside it being the first semester for new President Matthew Willson, the sports teams at the University also had...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Uncertain how long; communications director hopes for spring return
By Grant Morgan, Editor December 8, 2016

The Buchtelite, the 127-year-old independent student newspaper of The University of Akron, will suspend publication at the beginning of next semester, marking the second time in less than three years...

UA prof publishes short story

By Abigail Bashor, [email protected] December 8, 2016

UA English professor Robert Pope has recently published a short story called “Speaking for Myself” in Chicago Literati, a literary magazine based out of Chicago. The nonprofit magazine, which publishes...

Cram Jam

By Arden Palmquist, Arts and Life Editor December 8, 2016

As final week approaches and the anxiety kicks in, students all over campus are preparing for the worst part of the semester: finals week. The University’s Greek life, every year, plans a little session...

Clubs to watch out for: 12-8-2016

By Arden Palmquist, Arts and Life Editor December 8, 2016

Exercise Science Club The Exercise Science club exists to develop professional skills and knowledge for sports science and wellness education students on campus. With that intent, the club will seek...

Wi-Fi woes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 8, 2016

I stare at my laptop in frustration. I watch the Wi-Fi icon at the top dance and blink as it tries to connect for what feels like an eternity. A minute or so passes and finally - a solid connection....

Difference between PC and politeness

December 8, 2016

In a recent guest viewpoint, it was argued that political correctness is not ruining our country but is critical to our nation’s progress. It is imperative to note the difference between political...

Brent Wesley, owner of Akron Honey Company, caring for his bees.

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

1045 Jefferson Ave (beehives) 106 N Main St (skin care production space)
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 8, 2016

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.”...

Actions at yesterdays Board meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor December 8, 2016

In response to the release of an Ernst & Young financial report of UA which measured an $18-million deficit, the Board of Trustees discussed its new “Transformation Plan” during its meeting yesterday....

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity, of which Duncan Unternaher was a member, held of vigil in his remembrance last night.

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

UA student stabbed after argument with roommate
By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor December 6, 2016

This weekend, University of Akron student Duncan Unternaher passed away after being stabbed by his roommate during an argument early Saturday morning. UA student Kendal Scheid will face charges of...

Wilson enjoys pastries with a group of students at Wayne College.

Feature: Pastries with the President

By Joe Kocsis, Alex Durant December 6, 2016

In the print version of this article, writer Alex Durant's name was incorrectly spelled Alex "Durent."  Joe Kocsis, Alex Durant – Norton High School, Wayne College Post-Secondary Would he really...

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, [email protected] December 5, 2016

You hear it as you are walking across Coleman Commons: the whirring drone of skateboard wheels approaching in the distance as they steadily bear down on you. Clip-clip. The sidewalk segments interrupt...

NOTO North is located across from Luigi's Italian Restaurant.

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

106 North Main Street & 76 South Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 5, 2016

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features...

PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

By Jesse Harper, [email protected] December 5, 2016

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct....

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, [email protected] December 5, 2016

This Saturday, Dec. 10, University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will be playing tuba for the first time ever in Akron’s 37th annual TubaChristmas at E.J. Thomas Hall. Performances are at 12:00 p.m....

Men’s basketball impressive in loss to 10th-ranked Blue Jays

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 5, 2016

  The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the undefeated Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday night, 82-70. Creighton came in as the 10th-ranked team in the nation, as it improved its...

Women’s basketball gets back on track with 80-59 win over Winthrop

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 5, 2016

Sophomore guard Megan Sefcik played her best game as a Zip on Saturday, leading the University of Akron women’s basketball team to an 80-59 victory over Winthrop. The Zips record improves to 3-2 on the...

Four Zips earn All-MAC honors

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 1, 2016

The University of Akron football team wrapped up its season last Tuesday with a 9-3 loss at Ohio University to finish its season with a disappointing record of 5-7. However, four Zips were honored for...

 President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally on the campaign trail at the James A. Rhode Arena at UA this summer.

UA to offer course on Trump win

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2016

Students might be used to taking a class, learning information, then going out into the world to see how well it lines up with what they’ve been taught. Not often does it happen the other way around....

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell on Education Day

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 1, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to Bucknell University on Wednesday morning, 61-47, in Akron’s Fourth Annual Education Day. The Zips record falls to 2-2 on the young season,...

Players of the Week: 12-2-2016

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 1, 2016

Isaiah Johnson Senior Center Men’s Basketball Isaiah “Big Dog” Johnson led the Zips to the top of the Savannah Invitational, taking the tournament’s’ MVP award. Johnson scored 19...

Patrons encouraged to “Interface” with art exhibit

By Keli Geers, [email protected] December 1, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3 marks the opening of Myers School of Art senior Nathan Prebonick’s exhibition, “Interface.” The exhibition is Prebonick’s senior exhibition and serves as his final requirement...

ZPN joins forces with Zips For St. Jude for Slime Event

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor December 1, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is joining forces with Zips for St. Jude to host a Slime Event. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The event is...

EXL announces new ‘unclasses’

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor December 1, 2016

The EXL Center is unveiling three new “unclasses” centered on community engagement for this upcoming spring semester. “Unclasses” are different from regular classes because they are created...

Senior Week

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor December 1, 2016

As the semester comes to an end, it’s time for the winter class of 2016 to start planning for what lies beyond The University of Akron. But before they turn their tassels from right to left, the University...

Wilson names chief of staff

Wilson names chief of staff

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor December 1, 2016

President Matthew Wilson named Barbara Weinzierl chief of staff for the Office of the President on Nov. 28. Before her new appointment, Weinzierl served as the assistant dean of admissions and strategic...

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] November 30, 2016

On Nov. 29, 2016, saxophonist Matt Corey performed at The University of Akron Student Union for the last 7:17 p.m. show of the semester. Corey, who is also a lead vocalist, was joined by his friends...

Time Traveler Records is your one stop destination for new and used vinyl and CD's.

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

118 W. Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 30, 2016

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that...

Cover to Cover: A brutally honest journey on ‘The Underground Railroad’

By Katherine Tasseff, [email protected] November 30, 2016

16-year-old Cora doesn’t have a birthday. Or a last name. Or a real family. All she has is a life of picking cotton every day until she dies. Cora, the heroine in Colson Whitehead’s new, 2016...

Men’s basketball wins the Savannah Invitational

By Jake Allen , [email protected] November 29, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team won the Savannah Invitational on Saturday after wins over Air Force and Mercer University. The Zips improved their record to 5-1 on the season with the...

Women’s basketball looks to go 3-1 at Bucknell

By Jake Allen , [email protected] November 29, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will return to the court on Wednesday when it hosts Bucknell University. The game will start unusually early, as tipoff is set for 10:30 a.m. The Zips...

Football season ends in tough defensive battle

By Joshua Glaze , [email protected] November 29, 2016

The University of Akron football team’s season came to an end on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with a 9-3 loss against the Ohio Bobcats. The Zips ended the disappointing season with four consecutive losses, which...

UA's American Legion division is giving 10 Christmas trees to student-veterans.

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 29, 2016

The University of Akron division of the American Legion, a nonprofit veterans organization, has 10 Christmas trees to give to student-veterans or their families this holiday season. American Legion...

The faces of hunger: part two

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 29, 2016

University of Akron graduate student Valerie Ziemba has made it her mission to combat the stigma connected to hunger and raise awareness about students experiencing food insecurity. She is looking for...

End-of-semester relaxation at ZPN events

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 29, 2016

The University of Akron’s Zips Programming Network (ZPN), which is a student organization that brings regularly-occurring educational and entertaining programs right here to campus, is lining up some...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

22 High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is...

In Canada, your milk will come in a plastic bag.

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you...

Makeup hacks for the college girl

By Elyssa Whiteside, [email protected]s.uakron.edu November 29, 2016

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and you hit snooze five times. You planned to wake up, make yourself breakfast, put on your favorite jams, and get ready to kill your presentation at 8:30 a.m. While having...

Dismay at front page photo

November 29, 2016

As a financial supporter and a graduate of the University of Akron [sic], I want to put on record my dismay at the front page color photo of a young lady holding up a sign containing an obscenity in the...

The Undergraduate Student Government office is located on the third floor of the Union.

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2016

Till tomorrow, students can apply to be part of UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the spring 2017 semester. There are two associate justice positions opening up in the judicial branch;...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 29, 2016

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, The University of Akron will host an event to raise awareness and educate students about the disease. Each year beginning in 1988, people around the world...

Rocky Horror in the Union

By Preston Davis , [email protected] November 22, 2016

“ASSHOLE! SLUT!” the audience yelled at the illuminated theater screen inside the Student Union Theatre on Saturday night as The Rocky Horror Picture Show played. In it’s strange, extra-terrestrially...

The faces of hunger: part one

By Julian Curet , [email protected] November 22, 2016

For many students attending The University of Akron, Thanksgiving break is a chance to spend time with family and enjoy an abundance of food. Unfortunately, some students see it as just another day spent...

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Financial report released

Shows falling revenues, large deficit; Wilson responds with plan
By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2016

University of Akron President Matthew Wilson yesterday released the outline of a plan meant to stabilize and reverse falling revenues, following the completion of an analysis on University finances by...

Changes coming to Gen Eds

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 22, 2016

New general education requirements will come into effect at The University of Akron for incoming freshmen starting in the fall 2017 semester. The process began in 2011 when a General Education Revision...

Pick up a festive pie or cake during Sweet Mary's Bakery's extended Thanksgiving hours.

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

76 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 21, 2016

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has...

Men’s basketball picks up first two wins of the season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team won its first two games of the season this past weekend by beating American and Radford at home. The Zips improved their record over the weekend to 2-1 after...

Zips look to become Bowl eligible in season finale in Athens

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s football team looks to finish the regular season at .500 and become eligible to play in a postseason Bowl Game for the second straight season when the team travels south...

Men’s soccer falls to Indiana in NCAA Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team finished its season with a record of 13-6-3 after losing to number four seed Indiana on Sunday, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite...

Plybon’s record night leads Zips over Canisius, 73-64

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 21, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated Canisius College on Sunday, 73-64, as guard Hannah Plybon posted a career night by making a school-record nine 3-pointers. The victory improves...

Demonstrators hold signs as they march down W. Market Street during the protest in Highland Square on Tuesday night.

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 17, 2016

Hundreds of people, including University of Akron students, gathered in Highland Square Tuesday night to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. After meeting at Chipotle at 11 p.m., demonstrators...

The woman's portion of a performance from the Beijing Opera.

International Day in the CBA

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2016

Students passing through the College of Business Administration’s atrium yesterday afternoon might have been surprised to find themselves in the midst of so many different cultures. The event was...

Sports Preview 11-16-2017

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 16, 2016

Men’s Basketball: The University of Akron men’s basketball team will have its home opener on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., as it hosts American University at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. The...

Men’s soccer hosts Villanova in NCCA tournament opener

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will play Villanova in front of its home crowd on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Zips enter the game with a record of 12-5-3...

Players of the Week 11-16-2017

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 16, 2016

Nick Hinds Freshman Defender Men’s Soccer This season the Zips brought in two freshmen from Plantation, Florida, and 5-foot-7 forward Jonathan Lewis has been the most noticeable this season,...

Guided Meditation

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 16, 2016

Stressed at school? Looking for a free way on campus to relieve some anxiety? Or maybe you’re just trying to find a nice environment in which to relax. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has you covered....

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known...

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 16, 2016

The Guitar Club The purpose of The University of Akron Guitar Club is to provide funds to bring prominent guest artists to campus for performances and masterclasses. The club wants to foster and encourage...

Demonstrators hold signs as they march down W. Market Street during the protest in Highland Square on Tuesday night.

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, [email protected] November 16, 2016

On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed,...

Tunes at Noon today

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 16, 2016

The University of Akron is observing International Student Week today in the Student Union Piano Lounge. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tunes at Noon, hosted by the Zips Programming Network (ZPN), will serve...

Give Trump a chance

By Teresa Donisi, [email protected] November 16, 2016

I accepted the fact that Donald Trump won. I never liked Trump. I didn’t like the way he talked about women and disregarded them. Then again, I didn’t think Hillary was much better. I kept my thoughts...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

74 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 16, 2016

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book...

 President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally on the campaign trail at the James A. Rhode Arena at UA this summer.

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 15, 2016

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

75 S. Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 14, 2016

The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs is hosting a Culture Fest this Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms and is open...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 14, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is joining the #givingtuesday movement in hopes of fully funding the Akron Art Library. Giving Tuesday is a social media driven event that hopes to encourage philanthropic acts by...

Help fight hunger and homelessness

Help fight hunger and homelessness

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 14, 2016

This week, The University of Akron’s civic engagement program serveAkron is highlighting the issues of hunger and homelessness in Akron and the surrounding areas. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week...

Before signing the lease

By Riley McMahon, [email protected] November 14, 2016

One of the best parts about going to college is living on your own. Many students spend their freshman year living in a dorm, experiencing all of the firsts as a college student. Then, as a sophomore,...

Rare times with Trump

November 14, 2016

Having read the Nov. 3 “The choice is clear” editorial, I do hope readers visit goo.gl/7W90VD. These are rare times.  My personal introduction to the world stage came when I watched the murder...

Pins for safety

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Have you noticed people wearing single safety pins on their shirts? It sounds like some crazy fashion trend of the 80’s but it’s actually a powerful signal to those around you that you love and support...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] November 14, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team captured its 13th MAC championship this past weekend right here in Akron. After defeating Western Michigan for the second time this past week on Friday by a...

Zips’ sloppy play leads to loss to the Falcons

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] November 14, 2016

The University of Akron football team’s losing streak continues after its defeat against the Bowling Green Falcons, 38-28, on Wednesday at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Falcons were able...

Men’s basketball team falls to YSU, 90-82

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 14, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to Youngstown State on Saturday night, 90-82, at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. It was the season opener for both teams, and it was part of the Coaches...

Women’s basketball beat Malone to start season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 14, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team survived a slow start to beat Malone University, 63-52, on Saturday afternoon in Akron. Once again, Hannah Plybon led the Zips in scoring with 20 points....

Student Jessie Armstead performed in The America Play last in the Sandefur Theatre in Guzzeta Hall.

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 9, 2016

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher...

Post-graduation depression

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This...

Enter BLU Jazz + by entering the alley to the right of the sign. The entrance is on top of a small parking lot across from Ely Road Boutique and near Musica.

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

47 E Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality...

Seniors Lia Pietrolungo and Chad Weaver retell the conversation between a young Vietnamese student and their grandmother about the war in Vietnam.

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 9, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three...

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 9, 2016

Yesterday, as part of an international transcribing event, about a dozen volunteers from The University of Akron worked to transcribe a 17th-century handwritten recipe manuscript and, in so doing, make...

Clubs to watch out for (11-10-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 9, 2016

HAkron HAkron is a student organization that aims at connecting people with an interest in computer science and programming. Check out our article on the group from Oct. 19, 2016 called “HAkron dominates...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 9, 2016

This November the UA Theatre Arts main stage production is “The America Play,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jimmie Woody. The next performances take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at...

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 9, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host the MAC Tournament this weekend, starting Friday. First, at 4 p.m., Buffalo and Bowling Green will face off as the second and third seeds. Akron...

Sports Preview (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 9, 2016

Men’s Basketball The University of Akron men’s basketball team will open its season on the road Saturday versus Youngstown State University, at the Beeghly Center in the 2nd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer...

Players of the Week (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 9, 2016

Jerome Lane Junior Wide Receiver Football The Zips big (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) receiver continued his excellent season, posting another huge game against Toledo last Wednesday. Lane caught just...

The Reel: Doctor Strange

By Alex Belovich, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Film: Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange is a refreshing new start for the Marvel movie franchise and for the Marvel Universe. Set in the present day, the movie tells the story of Dr. Steven Strange,...

UA professor Patrick Chura (third from left), his students, and Professor Hung visit a Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City during Chura's stay.

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 7, 2016

In the summer of 2016, UA English professor Patrick Chura’s Vietnam literature course looked very different than it usually does. Twenty-one Vietnamese students joined him at Ho Chi Minh City Open University,...

Male birth control study

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

A new form of male birth control was being studied, but trials ceased due to the side effects men were experiencing. A hormone shot that lowered sperm count was given to the male trialists every eight...

Trump encouraging second votes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is...

The Lockview entrance featuring the Akron skyline.

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

207 S Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Disabilities Awareness Week, the annual event meant to inform and educate about the various issues faced by those with disabilities, as well as help create a campus that is inclusive to everyone, has come...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, [email protected] November 7, 2016

On Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) visited the Eaton Corporation in Eaton, Ohio for PRSA Student Day. This event gave members of PRSSA the opportunity...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Last Wednesday I, and many other students and alumni, attended Career Service’s Etiquette Dinner in the Student Union Ballroom. For only $5, registered guests received professional headshots for use...

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] November 7, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (10-5-3) captured its 12th straight Mid-American Conference title Saturday after taking down Western Michigan by a score of 3-0. After going into the game...

Sports Recap (11-8-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 7, 2016

Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat Walsh University on Saturday, 81-70, in the team’s first exhibition game of the 2016-2017 season. The Zips had a balanced...

Zips defensive struggles continue in big loss to Toledo

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team took its second consecutive conference loss Wednesday to the Toledo Rockets, 48-17, at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Zips fell to 3-3 in conference...

Football looks to become bowl eligible

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to break a two-game losing streak and finally become bowl-eligible on Wednesday when it hosts the Bowling Green Falcons. The Zips enter the game with a 5-5...

Owner Suzie Pruitt holder her corgi Huey at Ely Road Boutique.

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

20 Maiden Lane
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 3, 2016

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016....

Z-TV to host special election night broadcast

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2016

For the third election in a row, The University of Akron’s Emmy-nominated Z-TV broadcasting network will provide election night coverage next Tuesday, Nov. 8. The three-hour special broadcasting...

Honors College launches involvement in 2017 Hult Prize competition

By Ben Holda, [email protected] November 3, 2016

The University of Akron prepares to send its second team to the International Hult Prize competition. This marks the second year in which UA has sent a team to the worldwide contest. The competition...

The choice is clear

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2016

Who to vote for is not the only question on young people’s minds in this election. The other is whether to vote at all. To say both major candidates – Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald...

Left to right:  President of the Knight Foundation Alberto Ibarguen, UA President Matthew Wilson, Dr. Gerald Austen, Dean Eric Amis, Professor Matthew Becker.

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

November 3, 2016

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation gave a $3 million endowment to enhance research in polymer science and engineering at The University of Akron. Announced on Tuesday during a luncheon at the...

University seeks to fill head diversity position

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2016

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that Carl Wallace, local pastor and community leader, is serving as interim chief diversity officer. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the Honors College,...

Men’s soccer defeats Grand Canyon in double-overtime

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 2, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team beat Grand Canyon University on Wednesday night, 3-2, in double-overtime at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. Junior forward Stuart Holthusen (Auckland,...

Players of the Week 11-3-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 2, 2016

Jonathan Lewis Freshman Forward Men’s Soccer The freshman from Plantation, Florida had an excellent week for the Zips. First, he scored his first goal of the season last Wednesday versus...

Johnson, Plybon named to preseason All-MAC Teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 2, 2016

Center Isaiah Johnson of The University of Akron men’s basketball team and Hannah Plybon of the Zips’ women’s basketball team have each been named to the Mid-American Conference’s Preseason All-MAC...

Sports Preview 11-3-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 2, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host Western Michigan on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. It will be the final regular season game...

UA women in Greek Life join Circle of Sisterhood

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor November 2, 2016

With the time to give coming just around the corner, it felt needed to discuss a group of Greek Life women from different chapters on campus devoting their time to a philanthropy called Circle of Sisterhood....

The Steam Trunk, Highland Square's men's boutique, has antiques, clothing, cigars, and manly candles.

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

16 S Highland Ave
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 2, 2016

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed...

Day of the Dead at UA

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 2, 2016

Yesterday, UA’s faculty-led Mesa Hispana set up a table in the Student Union yesterday to share with students the culture around “The Day of the Dead.” On Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, this Mexican holiday...

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 2, 2016

Electronics Club Electronics Club is designed to inspire undergraduate students to develop their electrical creativity and abilities. Combined with greater Akron, Canton, and Cleveland companies, students...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

By Kate Tasseff, [email protected] October 31, 2016

Point to a country on a globe, and chances are the Study Abroad department can get you there. So what are you waiting for? At the Study Abroad Fair last Thursday, UA students displayed the different...

The dance floor at last year's Diwali Night celebration at UA.

Diwali Night 2016

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2016

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that President Matthew Wilson will be signing certificates for students of Akron's India Sunday School. Rather, he will be signing certificates...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 31, 2016

Onlookers gathered near the ramped entrance to the Rec Center last Wednesday afternoon to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of a hawk capturing a freshly caught gray squirrel. The magnificent avian raptor,...

The Reel: The Accountant

Film: The Accountant The Accountant with Ben Affleck was a movie I had been looking forward to for a little while. The trailer sets the film’s protagonist up to be this really interesting, mathematical...

Seventh collage at EJ

Seventh collage at EJ

By Kelcie Erbse, [email protected] October 31, 2016

Last week, The University of Akron celebrated its seventh musical and theatrical collage at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday Oct. 26. The Kula Concert Series from the Cleveland Kulas Foundation...

Major gift to be announced

By Grant Morgan , Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2016

At noon today The University of Akron will be announcing a major gift that will “advance research and attract top talent,” according to a media advisory sent out yesterday, Oct. 31. “Occasionally...

OK ladies, let’s get information

By Abigail Bashor, [email protected] October 31, 2016

When you ask most adults what their feelings toward the 2016 presidential election are, oftentimes a resounding groan or exasperated sigh is the answer you are met with. Ask millennials, and the response...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] October 31, 2016

The University of Akron Ski and Snowboarding club will travel to Winter Park, Colorado this November to spend four days riding the slopes. Any UA student is welcome to attend. The club invites students...

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