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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 while the Penguins fell to 3-5. Senior guard Alex Ricketts led the Zips with 20 points off 5-13 ...

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 Adrian College easily, 95-41, then lost to 10th-ranked Creighton, 82-70. Senior forward Kwan Cheatha...

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 an interesting semester, highlighted by the men’s soccer team’s fifth-straight MAC Championship...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

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 that the paper has gone on hiatus. “The Buchtelite is important to the University, it’s importa...

UA prof publishes short story

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

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 “diverse voices” and “champions the unknown artist,” used Pope’s story in its December “existenti...

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 for students to come together in Bierce library for a “Cram Jam.” On Monday, Dec. 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., G...

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 out and create opportunities that increase students’ knowledge and understanding of exercise phys...

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. I click the Safari icon and groan as my homescreen fails to load. I click the Wi-Fi icon to see wh...

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 correctness and mere politeness. It is certainly a common decency to respect one’s chosen pronouns a...

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

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

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.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

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 new plan, entitled Stabilize-Invest-Grow, will attempt to solve UA’s falling revenues a...

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

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 felonious assault and is currently in Summit County Jail, according to Akron police. The police report of...

Feature: Pastries with the President

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 show up? Would he arrive with an entourage or bodyguards? Would he eat any pastries? These wer...

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

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 the sound. Clip-clip. They’re coming in hot. Clip-clip. As you turn around to stand clear of the pa...

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

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

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 a collection of women’s and men’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, bath and body p...

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

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

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. It seems that within the last couple of years or so, there has been a movement in the U.S. to ...

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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. and 2:30 p.m., and are free for the public and $10 for participants. President Wilson is a well-seasoned tuba vet...

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 record to 8-0 on the season. The loss snapped the Zips’ six-game winning streak as they fall to ...

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 young season while Winthrop falls to 1-8. The best player on the court was Sefcik (Austintown, Ohio), who ...

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 their play on Wednesday when the Mid-American Conference released their All-MAC teams. First, sopho...

UA to offer course on Trump win

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. But that is the goal of UA’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, which, only a few w...

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, while Bucknell improves to 5-2. Akron has now won and lost one game at home and on the road this ...

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 points in both games of the tournament and also hauled in 11 rebounds and seven assists in the two ...

Patrons encouraged to “Interface” with art exhibit

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

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 needed to graduate with a bachelor’s in fine arts with a concentration in painting and drawing. Dan...

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 rather simple. Students, faculty and staff donate money to the one of eight UA staff members and administrators...

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 as interdisciplinary “special topics” courses. The EXL Center works with faculty from different...

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 is throwing a week to celebrate them. “Senior week provides events and opportunities for...

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 initiatives at UA’s School of Law. The chief of staff’s role is to manage the president’s...

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

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 Adam on the guitar and Eric on the Jamaican drums. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Corey started...

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

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

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 make Akron unique instead of going to bigger chain businesses. At Time Traveler Records, there is an impres...

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

By Katherine Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

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 National Book Award-winning novel “The Underground Railroad,” lives under the hellish shadow of...

Men’s basketball wins the Savannah Invitational

By Jake Allen, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 wins. The team has now won five straight games after falling to Youngstown State in the season op...

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

By Jake Allen, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 come in with a 2-1 record on the season after wins against Malone and Canisius and a loss to Pen...

Football season ends in tough defensive battle

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

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 ultimately will keep them out of a bowl game this season with a record of 5-7. The Bobcats were ab...

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to 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 Post 808, as UA’s division is called, aims to engage, educate, and employ student veterans at the...

The faces of hunger: part two

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 support from students, faculty, and administration to help launch the campaign, Food Forward, that sh...

End-of-semester relaxation at ZPN events

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

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 end of-semester events to help students relax and take their minds off finals. It begins with ...

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

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 located in Akron’s Historic District near Musica, BLU Jazz +, and Rubber City Clothing. The w...

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

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 may be seriously contemplating. To keep the mood light, I will explain some interesting things you sho...

Makeup hacks for the college girl

By Elyssa Whiteside, emw79@zips.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 the most amazing dream (you’re finally on a date with Zac Efron), your sixth snooze goes of...

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 November 17 edition of The Buchtelite.  I never use that language; there are far better ways to exp...

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

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; and two senator positions opening up in the legislative branch, one for senator-at-large and one...

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 observe this holiday to commemorate those who have battled Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS...

Rocky Horror in the Union

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

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 familiarity, Rocky Horror once again graced The University of Akron’s campus this semester as ...

The faces of hunger: part one

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 wondering where their next meal will come from. It’s not a matter of choosing between menus. It...

Financial report released

Financial report released

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 management and accounting firm Ersnt & Young. The report, whose $350,000 cost was paid for by an anonymous don...

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 Steering Committee began revisions. Their program was finalized in April 2014. The committe...

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

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

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 blessed West Akron with delicious baked goods. Her business began as a made-to-order bakery in 2006. She...

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 losing to Youngstown State last Saturday. First, the Zips hosted American University in their home opener ...

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 to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Akron enters play with a 5-6 record after losing its last three ...

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 a great showing against Villanova on Friday in the first round where the Zips won 2-0 off two Nick Hinds...

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 the Zips’ record to 2-1 on the season, while the Griffins fall to 1-2. Plybon’s monster ...

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

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 began walking down Market Street toward campus at 11:30 p.m. Overall, the entire protest was...

International Day in the CBA

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 called International Day. Put on by the CBA’s Cross Cultural Association, it was a chance for stud...

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 Zips enter the game with a 0-1 record after losing to Youngstown State on Saturday, 90-82. The Eagles ...

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 while Villanova is 10-7-3. The Wildcats hail from the Big East Conference, and they fell to Butler in...

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, leading the team with 11 assists and 15 points. However, Hinds is starting to give Lewis a run for h...

Guided Meditation

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

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. The UA student chapter of ACS invites all students and faculty to a weekly meditation activit...

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

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 performing artist who visits college campuses around the U.S. A single act, he takes the stage with...

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 appreciation of high-quality guitar music throughout the community and provide a nexus for aficionado...

A look inside a march against Trump

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

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, and the bigotry and fear that he has used and created to reach the highest political office in...

Tunes at Noon today

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 to highlight the many international student organizations at UA. International Student Week is part of a nati...

Give Trump a chance

By Teresa Donisi, td56@zips.uakron.edu

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 to myself most of the time, though. I looked at it as more of choosing Voldemort or Doloris Umbridge. ...

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

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 store was started in Quaker Square back in 1976, but the name of the business and the location cha...

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

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 11 p.m. According to a Facebook event entitled “Trump Protest, Akron,” protesters will meet in the parking ...

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

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

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 quick. Don’t worry, I know the perfect place for you. Stray Dog Cafe, which stemmed from the Stray...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

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 to all students. Students from all around the world will be at this event to share food, facts, ...

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 individuals, communities, and organizations at a time when when many people focus on their holiday and ...

Help fight hunger and homelessness

Help fight hunger and homelessness

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 includes a number of food drives and service events on and off campus. Dina Daltorio, a graduate a...

Before signing the lease

By Riley McMahon, rem70@zips.uakron.edu

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, they begin looking for something a little more grown up. This is the part in students’ college car...

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 of Israeli Olympians in 1972 on live TV at the age of 9. I grew up in a family which espoused multi-l...

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 people of all backgrounds. As reported by many major news outlets, there has been an increa...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

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 score of 4-0, the Zips held on to a 2-1 lead in the championship match on Sunday to outlast Buffalo. ...

Zips’ sloppy play leads to loss to the Falcons

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

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 to gut out a close game to get their first conference win of the season. Tallying another loss, ...

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 vs. Cancer doubleheader. Kent State defeated Cleveland State in the previous game, 79-74.  ...

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. It wasn’t easy for her, however, as she made just four of her 12 shots, including just one of ...

Theater program returns to UA

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 Education. In 2014 the degree program, along with 54 others, was suspended because of low...

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 is the time to get a job where you actually look forward to going into work because you love what you...

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

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

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 live jazz performances in a modern venue setting with “state-of-the-art stage, sound, and l...

Students retell voices of 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 million Vietnamese who died in that same war, that wall would be four-and-a-half miles long. ...

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 it a typed-out, computer-encoded and electronically searchable document. This effort was an example ...

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 hackathon.” Love Your Melon Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a ...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10-12 in Sandefur Theatre at Guzetta Hall. On the surface, “The America Play” is ab...

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 will then host Western Michigan for the second consecutive game, starting at 7 p.m. The winners will p...

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 Basketball Doubleheader. The Coaches vs. Cancer event features coaches from four schools: Keith ...

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 six passes, but he turned them into 177 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown catch on the Zips ...

The Reel: Doctor Strange

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

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, portrayed by the dynamic Benedict Cumberbatch, a world-class surgeon who specializes in life-sa...

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

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, a college in southern Vietnam, where they talked about the War of American Aggression — ...

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 weeks. The study found that it would be about 96 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. A tota...

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 telling his supporters to go vote a second time. How is that possible? Is that possible? The obvious answer here ...

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

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

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 I’m being serious about these fancy grilled cheeses. They market themselves as a “Gourmet Grilled ...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

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 to an end. To top the week off on Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s Office of Accessibility held an eve...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

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 to understand the lives of public relations representatives and ask questions about their d...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

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 with services such as LinkedIn, a chance to meet with area professionals and practice networking, and a ...

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

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 tied with Bowling Green for the lead in the conference, the Zips would jump the Falcons to become ...

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 attack, as seven players scored at least seven points each. Senior Hannah Plybon had an excell...

Zips defensive struggles continue in big loss to Toledo

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

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 play with an overall record of 5-5 on the season. The Zips offense made big plays, but failed to consistently driv...

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 record overall and a 3-3 conference record. The Falcons are struggling mightily this season, as they have ...

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

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

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. This boutique is located by the main library off of W. Market Street in Akron’s Downtown Historic Dis...

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 session will start at 7 p.m. and, along with the presidential election, will cover some state and l...

Honors College launches involvement in 2017 Hult Prize competition

By Ben Holda, blj115@zips.uakron.edu

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 features small teams from around the world that try to create a solution to a problem facing the global...

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 Trump for the Republicans – do not satisfy one’s standards, and so will not receive one’s ...

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

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 Goodyear Polymer Center, the gift will fund the new W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair and various poly...

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, has been in that position since Wallace's term as interim ended on Aug. 31.  Editor’s additi...

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, New Zealand) scored twice in the game, including the game-winning goal in the 104th minute to se...

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 Ohio State, a game that the Zips won 2-0. Lewis finished with four shots against the Buckeyes. Lewis...

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 Squad. The men’s team has also been selected to win the MAC-East Division for the fourth str...

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 of the season for the Zips men’s team. The Zips enter the game with a record of 9-5-3 after their 3-2 double-o...

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 week of Nov. 7 through the 12th is Circle of Sisterhood Week. Starting on Monday, the...

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

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

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 here were the insanely cool skull accessories everywhere. Owner of The Steam Trunk, William Tomlin...

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 is held in honor for loved ones who have passed away. The first day is for the children who have ...

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 can become energized through other electrical engineers. This club is open to anyone who has i...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

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 destinations and programs available, and were quick to answer any fears or hesitations that inquiring stude...

Diwali Night 2016

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 for former India Student Association organizing teams and student leaders.  Diwali is the grand festival of li...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

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, a fully grown female red-tailed hawk, stood proudly over her kill as passing students snapped pic...

The Reel: The Accountant

By Kelcie Erbse "The Film Addict", kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

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 genius named Christian Wolf (played by Ben Affleck) who does some kick-ass things as an accountant ...

Seventh collage at EJ

Seventh collage at EJ

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

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 helped make this event happen. The Kulas Foundation was established by an industrialist coupl...

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 the size and scope of a donation makes a momentous impact not only on an area of the Universit...

OK ladies, let’s get information

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

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 is not all that dissimilar. Still, a striking difference between the two groups remains: voter t...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

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 from other universities to join for an additional $50 fee. All interested students will pay $5...

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