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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

A small cult composed of students wearing fishnets, high heels, and lipstick assembled in Folk Hall to view, or rather experience, the absurd, yet strangely familiar spectacle of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday evening. In pre-Halloween celebration, members of The University’s Akron Metalsm...

Men’s soccer ties Bowling Green

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team tied the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday in Bowling Green, 2-2. The Zips record stands at 8-5-3 and 2-1-1 in the MAC while the Falcons are 9-5-3 and 2-0-2 in the MAC. Bowling Green’s Tate Robertson got the scoring started early, netting his first goal o...

Sports Recap (11-1-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

Women’s Volleyball- The University of Akron women’s volleyball team beat rival Kent State on Friday, 3-2. The match was a close affair, as the Zips won by sets of 25-27, 25-21, 31-33, 25-21, and 15-8. The Zips improved their record to 7-16 overall and 2-9 in the Mid-American Conference, wh...

Zips football trampled by the Bulls

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to The University at Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 27, by a score of 41-20. With another loss, the Zips now have a record of 5-4 (3-2) while Buffalo picked up its first conference win of the season (1-3). Overall, the Bulls are now 2-6. The Zips defense...

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016

If you were invited to dinner with potential employers, a significant other’s parents, a group of strangers, or any other person whom you’re unfamiliar with – would you know how to act? Next Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, UA’s Career Services is holding ...

Blue, red debate

Blue, red debate

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 27, 2016

The presidential election, gun control, foreign policy, and race relations were all topics headlining the debate between the College Democrats and the Conservative Student Coalition yesterday in the Student Union Starbucks. Attendees watched the event over free Starbucks coffee while David Cohen, a poli...

Remembering Joe Benes

Remembering Joe Benes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016

On Monday evening, Oct. 24, Joe Benes of UA’s photography department passed away unexpectedly due to complications from surgery. Benes was a well-known staff member of Photography Instructional & Technical Support in the Myers School of Art, whom most photography students went to for signin...

I Need Planned Parenthood

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016

I’m pro-choice and I’m in control of my body. I first went to Planned Parenthood over two years ago for medical reasons. After prolonged pelvic pain, which at the time I thought was being caused by ovarian cysts, I finally had a consultation with my doctor. I was sent away with no definite an...

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016

Coffee is an essential part of the college life for many students, so it only seems appropriate to share with you a coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere. I want to expand your coffee horizons with a coffee shop other than your usual Starbucks or Einstein Bros.   Artisan Coffee Shop opened a little over a y...

Shared governance violated

October 26, 2016

Regarding UA Ambassador Megan Hanft’s Oct. 24 guest viewpoint “Wilson, president at perfect time”: While all indications may be that the previously interim administrators (interim president and interim provost) are capable managers, making them permanent officers without formally discussing the...

Clubs To Watch Out For (10-27-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2016

Ballroom Dance Club This group of students comes together to learn, practice, and teach different types of ballroom dancing for both fun and preparing for competition. This club is focused on teaching the basic steps of each dance, and doesn’t require students to have any prior knowledge going into...

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, YouTube sensation Matt Beilis performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was Beilis’ first time at UA. He started the 7:17 p.m. show with a single from his new album “Famous.” ...

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016

On Thursday, Oct.  27, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) will be hosting an event called “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Leggett Elementary School by Allen and Thornton Street in Akron, Ohio. ZPN invites all departments and student organizations of The University of Akron to vo...

Zips look to continue conference success in Buffalo

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to play the Bulls in a huge MAC game. Coming off a 35-25 win over Ball State last Saturday, the Zips will only get five days of rest before Thursday’s game. Akron enters the game with a 5-3 record, and it needs just one m...

Players of the Week (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

Van Edwards Sophomore Running back Football Edwards was the Zips’ offense in the first half on Saturday versus Ball State while Thomas Woodson knocked off the rust after missing three games. Edwards’ 45-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the Zips only score of the first half. Th...

Sports Preview (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will take the weekend off as it rests up to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Game time will be at 7 p.m. in Columbus. The Zips, 7-5-2, have struggled in comparison to recent years. On the road they have especially struggled, goi...

Another Red Bull athlete comes to campus

Another Red Bull athlete comes to campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 24, 2016

Famous tricker Bailey Payne will be visiting campus this Wednesday at 1 p.m. to perform gymnastics and parkour demos in Coleman Commons. Payne began his career as a tumbler on a competitive cheerleading team that traveled around the U.S. He was originally from South Carolina. In the growing spo...

Easier than you think to study abroad

Easier than you think to study abroad

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 24, 2016

Studying abroad isn’t too expensive; it won’t push back your graduation date; and you don’t need to know a foreign language. These are some of the rumors that The University of Akron’s second annual Study Abroad Fair hopes to expel this Thursday, Oct. 27. The fair, which will be open between 4:30 p....

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost of the University. The information was sent in a newsletter to bargaining-unit faculty, and expressed var...

Wilson, president at perfect time

By Megan Hanft, mnh37@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

Professor Matthew Wilson transformed into President Matthew Wilson within a matter of months. He has created a whole new aura for The University of Akron that makes people feel comfortable on their campus, and he regularly engages with students and always appears at as many events as possible. Wi...

The Peanut Shoppe: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-25-16

The Peanut Shoppe: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-25-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2016

As soon as you open the door of The Peanut Shoppe, you’re hit with the warm aroma of roasting peanuts. There is a long counter with a variety of nuts, chocolates, trail mixes, dried fruits, and fruit-flavored candies. The walls and counters are covered in memorabilia and old pictures, like dozens ...

The truth of the triumvirate

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2016

This one quotation sums up college in seven words: “Good grades, sleep, social life: Pick two.” As a fifth-year senior, I know how the always changing scale of responsibilities can be a constant and never-ending struggle. When I came to college as a 17-year-old full-time post secondary student, I felt no...

Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

The University of Akron football team was able to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 35-25 on Saturday, with a huge second-half rally at Scheumann Stadium. The Zips’ record now improves to 5-3 overall, and 3-1 in conference play. The Cardinals now fall to 4-4 (1-3) with the loss. The Zips’ off...

Students Adopt a Classroom

Students Adopt a Classroom

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

Zips for Akron Hope is a student organization created to support Akron Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope to the next generation through various outreach programs that promote positive and intentional living here in Akron. Zips for Akron Hope reaches out to the Akron community by engagi...

Sports Recap 10-25-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team picked up its first conference win of the season on Thursday in a major upset versus Central Michigan, 3-2. The Zips improved to 4-9-4 (1-4-4 MAC) while Central Michigan fell to 13-2-2 (5-2). Akron picked up its first win since Se...

Zips suffer first home loss

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-5-2) lost for the first time this season while playing here at FirstEnergy Stadium-Summa Field on Saturday versus West Virginia, by a score of 3-1. Not only was it the first loss; it is the first time the Zips have even allowed a goal at home this year. T...

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

For a surreal 60 minutes on Tuesday evening, the audience of Akron’s Musica marveled at the sonic virtuosity of Texan guitarist Andy Timmons. In his first ever trip to Akron as a touring musician of 28 years, Timmons electrified the crowd with blazingly quick guitar playing, an avalanche of aural t...

President, provost named

President, provost named

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 19, 2016

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim” from the titles of Wilson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Rex Ramsier. The two...

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016

In a release party at the Akron Public Library on Tuesday, Belt Publishing released its eighth city anthology, “The Akron Anthology,” which is a collection of essays about the city of Akron, by the writers of Akron – and you may recognize some of their names. These books focus on cities in the Rust Belt...

HAkron dominates hackathon

HAkron dominates hackathon

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016

In the print version of this article, "HAkron" is incorrectly spelled as "Hakron" (with a lowercase "a") everywhere it appears. We're sorry about that.  There is a new group gaining popularity on campus whose main business is – hacking. At least that’s what it’s name would suggest. “...

Sports Preview (10-20-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host another major Division One school on Saturday when it hosts conference foe West Virginia at 7:30 p.m., at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 7-4-2 record, and they are 2-0 in confer...

Holthusen scores two as men’s soccer draws with Penn State

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Despite a valiant overtime effort, The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-2) could not score the golden goal in the 20 minutes of overtime on Tuesday night against Penn State. The Zips would strike first at the 11-minute mark when junior Stuart Holthusen scored a breakaway goal off an assis...

Players of the week (10-20-16)

By Jacob Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Stuart Holthusen Junior Forward Men’s Soccer After missing most of the season with an injury, Holthusen finally recorded his first points of the season this week. First, on Saturday, Holthusen assisted on Sam Gainford’s second goal of the game. Then, in Tuesday’s 2-2 tie versus Penn Sta...

Zips football looks to get back on track versus Ball State

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to rebound from its 41-0 loss against Western Michigan last game when it plays the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday. Both teams enter the game with a 4-3 record, but the Zips have the advantage in conference record (2-1) over Ball State (1-2). The Cardin...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, former “The Voice” season one winner (2011) Javier Colon performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Colon started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from his album, “Coming Through For You....

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 15,  the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) put on a special event for University of Akron students: a free bus trip to the Ohio amusement park Cedar Point with free admission to all the activities and rides.    Each semester, ZPN offers three similar bus trips to students. This outing ...

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) showed off the engineering design teams’ latest vehicles during its annual Sponsor Day. The engineering design teams of SAE Aero Design, Formula SAE combustion, Formula SAE electric, and Baja SAE arrange a day each year to thank, meet...

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If you’ve never been to a Metro Parks in the fall, you’re missing out. Each year, the Summit Metro Parks do the Ann...

It’s Not Too Bad Being Basic

By Kaylee Budd, kfb11@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

It’s fall time and there is proof of it all over campus: changing leaves, flannels in sight, riding boots, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand. There has been a term associated with these seasonal trends and that is BASIC. We all know a basic when we see one. Newsflash: being basic may not be so bad aft...

Stop using #repealthe19th

By Dominic Grossi, djg63@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

#repealthe19th Have you seen it? A recent Snopes article made a slight downplay of the trending hashtag, with a claim that most of the hashtag’s use was to defame and denounce the hashtag itself. Yet, anyone with a Twitter account can and is encouraged to go into their Twitter search and look fo...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 18, 2016

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential election. Kate Mulgrew (“Red”) and co-star Taylor Schilling (“Piper”) came to UA as part of a nat...

Compete in local shark tank for $10,000

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

On Nov. 17, three local entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 in business startup investments as part of FUEL, a new competition promoted to students by the EXL Center. FUEL is a shark tank competition created by The Bit Factory, a local startup accelerator located on 526 South Main Street ...

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Last Wednesday, Oct. 12, former America’s Got Talent contestants Adam Grabowski and Eric Dittelman drew a crowd of over 450 students to The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). The 9:09 p.m. show started with Grabowski’...

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, amf109@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties are locked and secured. Gooding explains that a rash of thefts happens every few years, where bicycles...

Trustees look to name president, provost

Trustees look to name president, provost

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 17, 2016

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting to discuss the removal of the word “interim” from the titles o...

Sports Recap (10-18-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

Women’s Soccer-   The University of Akron women’s soccer team grinded out two draws this weekend. The Zips tied both Northern Illinois and Western Michigan 0-0 after two overtimes. First, on Friday, the Zips were only able to muster two shots on Huskies’ goalkeeper Amy Annala. The Huskies...

Zips dominated by Broncos, 41-0

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, 41-0, at InfoCision Stadium in Akron. The Zips record falls to 4-3 overall, and they picked up their first conference loss of the season. The Broncos remain undefeated (7-0, 3-0) as they continue their ascent...

Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-1) had its most dominant victory of the season Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois University by a score of 7-0. This victory also moved the Zips to first place in the MAC Conference with a record of 2-0. The Zips scored early and often. Their first...

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

By Lanecia Jones, lnj14@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Did you know that The University of Akron offers one free Physical Fitness Assessment per year to its students and faculty? In just one appointment, you can have an assessment which tests weight, height, muscular strength and endurance. Those interested can visit UA's Student Recreation and Wellness ...

Response Op-Ed: Wrong to imply endorsement

By Sadie Thorman

October 17, 2016

Re Nick Golina’s article of Oct. 13, 2016, “Danger to Title IX: Enough is Enough – Time for UA College Republicans to withdraw support for Trump” Our College Republican chapter understands that this election is controversial. Passion for politics is important, regardless of ideology. Our membe...

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2016

 Visit The Bomb Shelter for unique finds that will make your dorm room or apartment the only place where your friends will want to hang out. A statement on thebombshelterstore.com summed it up perfectly: “Our space is arranged for viewing and engaging idea making — it’s a vintage museum where...

THE REEL: Film Reviews (10-18-16)

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

October 17, 2016

Film: Girl on the Train Moviegoers are flocking over Paula Hawkins’ widely successful novel “The Girl on the Train” reaching the box office this month, but not in a positive way. The ending is confusing, and some people are even saying it’s a knock-off of “Gone Girl,” as one critic pu...

It’s Time for a Break

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

The middle of October for college students signifies the halfway mark of the fall semester. For the most part, students have adjusted into routines and stuck with them.   Having created some form of a balancing trapeze act between school, jobs, and extracurricular obligations, it can be difficult for...

Life of a drag queen

Life of a drag queen

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 13, 2016

For UA employee Josh Fenstermaker, a typical day only consists of two things: work and drag. Usually performing six to eight times per week, he spends eight hours serving food to UA students at the Union Market and then takes two hours to prepare for his drag queen performance. After intricately painting on h...

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2016

Though it sounds forbidding, “scalar consequentialism” might not be so difficult of a concept. This is what Neil Sinhababu, philosophy professor at the National University of Singapore, came to UA to talk about on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a lecture called “Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way,...

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016

As I’m sure you gathered from my first Hidden Gem of the semester, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, I  consume too much ice cream. I worked at an ice cream parlor for about five-and-a-half years, which has led to me needing ice cream every day. Which is why I want to reveal another one of my favorite ice cre...

Front line of the Kent State Shooting

By Ben Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Yesterday, Alan Canfora, a former Kent State University student who was wounded in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, spoke at the UA Honors Common room to give his perspective as a protester in the front lines of the conflict. The Kent State shootings happened when students gathered to prot...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 28, 261 Spicer Street will be an animal house. Here, just behind the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, is where the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta will celebrate “The Puppy Party” to raise awareness about animal adoption and raise money that will go directly to a local anima...

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Last week, the Zeber-Martell Gallery in downtown Akron exhibited the work of University of Akron senior Jaclyn Hale. Hale, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in metalsmithing at the Myers School of Art, spent over a year preparing for the exhibition, which she titled “Dénouement.” The exhibit featured a collection of Hale’...

Letter to the editor 10-13-16

October 12, 2016

In the past weeks I have been thoroughly disgusted by some of the grotesque images and regressive messages I have seen and heard on campus. I completely agree with anyone who is offended by them, however, I do not agree (as forty of [The Buchtelite’s] online poll respondents do) that they should be banned ...

Danger to Title IX: Enough is Enough

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

On behalf of the Aspiring Educators Program at The University of Akron, it is the position of our organization that, indeed, enough is enough. There is no excuse for Trump’s recent comments that suggest that he is guilty of not just blatant misogyny, but sexual assault of women. The implications o...

Zips football hosts 23rd-ranked Western Michigan

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the 23rd-ranked Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Western Michigan has been very impressive this season, as they have beaten Big Ten teams Illinois and Northwestern, while also dominating MAC schools Nort...

Players of the week (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

Tra’von Chapman Junior Quarterback Football Starting for injured starter Thomas Woodson for the second straight game, Chapman played his best game as a Zip. Chapman started the game with a 70-yard touchdown run, the Zips’ longest run of the season. Overall, Chapman gained 254 yards with ...

Sports Preview (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will get back to MAC play when it travels to DeKalb, Illinois to play the Northern Illinois Huskies at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Zips are 6-4-1 on the season, and are coming off a tough 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday. Akron won ...

Cover to Cover: Friendship subverts suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 10, 2016

Hanya Yanagihara’s newest novel, “A Little Life,” puts four recent college graduates in the heart of New York City. These young men, all of whom met at the same university, strike out into the city to begin their lives and careers. There’s Willem, an aspiring actor working as a waiter; JB, a maga...

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2016

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been in two buildings, one of them being Kolbe Hall. I’ve spent hours on the third floor of this hall....

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled that he inadvertently ingested the drug. The decision came just ...

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016

There are two student trustees at The University of Akron. They are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees, and are supposed to give input on pertinent issues from a student’s perspective at Board meetings, as well as represent UA students at events and meetings. Student trustees are appointed...

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

The only thing standing between humanity’s societal remains and the impending zombie menace was wits, agility, and of course a trusty Nerf blaster. Such was the dilemma for the last bastion of survivors in the fall 2016 Humans versus Zombies game at The University of Akron. In a game that laste...

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

Hordes of metal fans gathered in Akron to enjoy Swedish metal band Opeth perform music from its “Sorceress World Tour” last Saturday night, Oct. 8. The band released its latest album (and 12th studio album) “Sorceress” on Sept. 30 to near-universal acclaim and embarked on a tour that will take ...

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

This year at UA, Oct. 31 won’t just be a day to wear costumes and eat candy.  Halloween kicks off “Disabilities Awareness Week.” This event is organized by the Office of Accessibility (OA) and highlights its mission to not only provide a fully accessible education to students with disabilities, ...

Women’s soccer drops pair to MAC teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, dropping their record to 3-9-2 overall, while remaining winless (0-3-2) in Mid-American Conference play. First, the Zips fell to Kent State on Thursday 4-0. The Golden Flashes continue to dominate, as they impr...

Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (6-3-1) opened Mid-American Conference play with what might have been its best performance of the season, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 4-0. It was all Akron from the beginning as the Zips scored their first goal at the four-minute mark, when senior capt...

Basketball Season Preview (2016-2017)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s and women’s basketball teams started official practices last Monday for the 2016-2017 season, and expectations are high once again for both teams. The men’s team will begin the season on Nov. 12 in a 7:45 p.m. game versus Youngstown State, while the women’s wi...

Zips win Homecoming Game, 35-13 over Redhawks

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron football team beat the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 35-13, on Saturday in the annual Homecoming Game. The Zips improve to 4-2 on the season, and they remain unbeaten in conference play at 2-0. The Redhawks continue to struggle this season, falling to 0-6 (0-2). Starting again for ...

Remembering Roland Paolucci

Remembering Roland Paolucci

By Thomas Guarino, tpg9@zips.uakron.edu

October 6, 2016

Recently, The University of Akron community mourned the death of one of its greatest educators and advocates: Roland Paolucci.  If you were fortunate enough to have known Paolucci or seen him perform, you would know that he was one of the greatest musical forces to cultivate jazz in Akron and Northeas...

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students to send him their success stories at UA and feedback about what they want to see changed. Wi...

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity with its weekly event: English Corner. Every Friday until Nov. 18, they will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m....

The Slow, Painful Death of Decency in Politics

By David Trujillo, dlt61@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

In 1992, George H. W. Bush got hammered by the news media and general public for checking his watch while at one of the Presidential debates. Acting like he wanted the event to be over was considered rude, and unbecoming. Fast-forward to 2016. While Barack Obama delivers a powerful and moving eulogy for ...

Sports Preview (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Men’s Soccer The University of Akron men’s soccer team finally gets back in action on Friday when it hosts the Buffalo Bulls at 7:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a record of 5-3-1 overall. This will be their first conference game of the season. They will be facing a tough Buffalo squad, who co...

Zips’ football hosts homecoming game

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the Miami University Redhawks this Saturday in its annual Homecoming Game at 3:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 3-2 record overall, and are 1-0 in conference games after beating Kent State last Saturday. Miami has ye...

Players of the week (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Ulysees Gilbert Football Sophomore Linebacker The Zips’ first-year starter had the best game of his career Saturday at Kent, setting career-highs in tackles (16), while recording three tackles for loss and his second career sack. Gilbert leads a young defense with 55 tackles and seven t...

Why UA’s Starbucks aren’t worth your buck

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

The Starbucks that litter The University of Akron’s campus are, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most unorganized, ill-managed, and poorly-functioning Starbucks that I have ever seen. The beverage quality is appalling, with the appalling beverage quality comes drinks that are far from worth the pri...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

In honor of the 2016 Homecoming week, an open mic night was held at the Student Union Starbucks on Monday evening. Any student could sign up before the event to perform in front of the audience. Between performances, the audience was informed about all of the fun events that are taking place this ...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

In Folk Hall Auditorium, a crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered to attend Philip Beesley’s lecture on the uses of robotics and artificial intelligence in architecture, Monday evening. Beesley is a visiting professor in architecture from The University of Waterloo and profess...

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

The University of Akron welcomed American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and comedy singer Chris D'elia at EJ Thomason Hall on Tuesday night. D’elia is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, and for the role of Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, which is also o...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2016

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet coffees and teas, and more. When I went with my family for breakfast, I got a giant omelette loade...

A reply to a response

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2016

A week ago I wrote an editorial about how the familiar Christian proselytizers who come onto campus each semester play an important role in making students reflect on their assumptions about life, and how frustration students feel at the men’s presence is only frustration students allow themselves to feel, w...

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2016

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers came to discuss in the Student Union Theatre last night, an event put on by UA’s Student 2 ...

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016

I read [the Buchtelite’s editorial of Sept. 29 called “A bad showing for students”] because it focused on that group. The one that comes on campus every semester since I attended (and before). The group that ignites fear and frustration, debates and fights, among the community. My experiences...

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both of whom resigned in September. Behrman has previously been appointed to the EXL Center as faculty coordination adv...

A Republican presidency would be a disaster for religious tolerance

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The current Republican platform claims that education includes the importance of “the handing over of a cultural identity.” Such a cultural identity within the republican psyche includes an evangelical conception of Christianity that would advocate for a religious curriculum strictly based on th...

Sports Recap (10-3-16)

October 3, 2016

Women’s Soccer- The University of Akron women’s soccer team was able to tie the Toledo Rockets on Friday, 1-1, but then dropped a match to Bowling Green on Sunday, 2-1. The Zips fell to 3-7-2 on the season, and are now 0-2-2 in MAC play. In Friday’s game versus Toledo, the Zips’ f...

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being outgained 378-423 in total yards, and losing the turnover battle 0-3, the Zips were able to prevail. ...

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those who may not be familiar with Akron’s history, this city was the “Rubber Capital of the World”...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s mission is to raise money to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which seeks to aid those with ...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum, located adjacent to the Akron-Canton Airport, on Sunday, Oct. 3. Mechanical engineering students Ryan Harty, Thoma...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works from six artists who use a broad spectrum of media, composition, and size. The reception was free to th...

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from her new album, “Boomerang.” The entire ...

University Prepares for review

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 29, 2016

The University of Akron has begun preparation for a comprehensive review done on it by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is the regional body that grants federal accreditation to higher learning institutions. This visit is routine, typically held once every two years. This visit, schedule...

Play the president

Play the president

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016

This Monday, Oct. 3, University of Akron Interim President Matthew Wilson will be challenging anyone who thinks they can beat him in basketball. A court will be set up outside the Student Union entrance near Starbucks where, weather permitting, Wilson will play students one-on-one or in a game of H.O.R...

Ask an atheist

Ask an atheist

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 29, 2016

  “Although [atheists] don’t believe in a religious force or deity, we are still considered people,” said Vivian Tran, the communications chair of UA’s Secular Student Alliance. The organization is hosting its annual “Ask an Atheist” event this week outside the Student Union ...

Oneness for prosperity and peace

Oneness for prosperity and peace

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

September 29, 2016

  As part of the commemoration of the life of Gandhi, Akron’s Peace Week is a celebration of diversity. In the spirit of bringing people of all backgrounds closer together, the organization Student 2 Student (S2S) Global Exchange will host a panel discussion titled “Global Oneness: Key To...

A bad showing for students

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

University of Akron students do not put on a good showing when, as happens every semester – I mean literally every semester – that familiar Christian group takes positions outside Bierce Library to proselytize. They came on Tuesday of this week (see the front page for pictures and quotes). You...

Serve the community and make a difference

Serve the community and make a difference

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

In the print version of this article, it is wrongly implied that one can register for the work one wants to do on Make A Difference Day at the event itself. This is not the case. Rather, one must go to the website (uakron.edu/mdd) by 5 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30, where registration takes place.  This Friday, S...

THE REEL: Film Reviews

THE REEL: Film Reviews

By Kelcie Erbse "The Film Addict"

September 28, 2016

Film: Magnificent Seven There are different types of people when it comes to seeing a movie: people who strictly pirate, those who go just for date night, the occasional goers, or even those who get their mothers to drive them there. Then there are attendants who go weekly, if not more often. Then...

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2016

I encourage everyone to adopt from this shelter. It’s a non-profit organization that is funded by donations. From its website, oneofakindpets.com, this is its mission statement: “One of a Kind Pet Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless pets in imminent danger of euthanasia, spaying/n...

The ‘adventure awaits’ at homecoming

The ‘adventure awaits’ at homecoming

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 28, 2016

One of the biggest highlights of football season is the homecoming game and, the night before the game, the homecoming dance. The dance will be held on Oct. 7 in the Student Union Ballrooms with doors opening at 8 p.m. The homecoming game versus Miami University will take place Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. The t...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either team. Although the Zips did not get the win that they hoped for, there was still something good to...

Sports Preview (8-28-16)

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team hosts the Toledo Rockets on Friday night at 7 p.m. as it looks to get back on track. The Zips come into the game with a 3-6-1 record, and have a 0-3-1 record in their past four games. This is the third conference game of the season for...

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to play its biggest rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a 2-2 record, and are coming off a tough 45-38 loss to Appalachian State University at home, and will begin the in-co...

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

Karli Knezevich Women’s Tennis Knezevich (Austin, Texas) was perfect over the weekend in the Akron Shootout, winning all three doubles matches and all three singles matches she played. Along with partner Karalina Maksimava, Knezevich beat players from Cleveland State University, Youngstown Sta...

What you need to know to vote

What you need to know to vote

By Adam Schroeder, ams547@zips.uakron.edu

September 27, 2016

Are you a U.S. citizen? Will you be at least 18 years old by Election Day on Nov. 8?  Have you been an Ohio resident for at least 30 days? If you answered yes to all these questions, you can register to vote in the state of Ohio. The Oct. 11 deadline to register to vote is fast approaching. Even if you ...

Akron students attend leadership symposium in Vietnam

Akron students attend leadership symposium in Vietnam

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 27, 2016

Just before fall semester began, three University of Akron students attended the University Scholars Humanitarian Leadership Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam from August 1 to 7. The three students — Becca Mefford and sisters Natalie and Nicole Wiswesser —  were accompanied by Cassie Verardi, a direc...

Ohio state senator visits UA

Ohio state senator visits UA

By Natalie Orr, nro9@zips.uakron.edu

September 27, 2016

This past Friday, Sept. 23, The University of Akron was fortunate to have Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose (R, 27th District) visit. He spoke in front of two political science classes, American Congress and American Presidency, both of which are taught by professor David Cohen. LaRose and Cohen al...

New partnership to archive, preserve at CCHP

New partnership to archive, preserve at CCHP

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

September 27, 2016

In the printed version of this article, the photo is wrongly attributed to Kristina Aiad-Toss. Diontez Ross took the photo. A new partnership has formed between The University of Akron’s Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) and the Journal of Multicultural ...

Two Children’s Hospital employees go the extra mile

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

Akron Children’s Hospital nurses CJ and Karah Novince of Wadsworth, Ohio joined 13,000 runners in the annual Akron Marathon this weekend to support both the hospital and the children they work with every day. This year’s marathon was supported by the Akron Children’s Hospital. The race started the...

Comedian overcomes stutter with laughter

Comedian overcomes stutter with laughter

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 21, comedian Drew Lynch brought a crowd of 682 to its feet with an exceptional first-time 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Lynch is a single act who entertains the cro...

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect for my next Hidden Gem. Having discovered it by accident, I stepped inside and was greeted ...

Donald Trump and the threat to the international mindset

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has a very selective nostalgia on decades and trends that have collectively framed the American identity. Trump seems to have an appreciation for the 1950s, when social harmony between people from all walks of life was not a pressing issue of the American...

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