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UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Dance, Showcase

The University of Akron Dance Company will be performing its Fall 2018 Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Kolbe Hall Daum Theatre on Nov. 15,16 and 17. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling 330-972-7895. General admission is $12, student admission is $6 and seniors, UA alumni, faculty and st...

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Literature, Showcase

“Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers was a very pleasant surprise since I found this book in my local library during one of their annual sales and bought it on a whim. We follow 17-year-old Lea Saldana, who has been trained her whole life as an assassin and worships the God of murder. Her prof...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Two weeks ago on Oct. 26, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuted on Netflix. This is a live-action version of the eight-issue comic published by Archie Horror in 2014. This comic series is a spin-off from another comic by Archie Comics called “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” which ran from 1971 to 2009. Ma...

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

In 1971, the first Starbucks store opened in the Pike Place Market of Seattle and 11 years later, Howard Schultz, the current chairman emeritus, joined as the Director of Retail Operations and Marketing. After traveling to Italy in 1983 and learning of the popular espresso bar, Schultz convinced the ...

Meadow

Meadow

By Angel Gulyas, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I close my eyes and breathe deeply. The lavender, the grass, the lilies, everything. The wind blows gently across it making it dance, Rippling the tall grass as it goes and blowing my hair along with it. It is peaceful here. My meadow. Quiet. Magical. As if a unicorn were to step out from betwee...

Carnival of Rust

Carnival of Rust

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

When does it stop His never-ending ride Pulling ahead Yet never making a stride He cannot please When does it cease Stuck in a never-ending loop loop loop Below him the lights twinkle and dance in rhyme without a second glance This Carnival of Rust Back through the dust to the ground floo...

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Literature

"The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" by Holly Black follows a girl named Tana whose world is surrounded by quarantine zones called 'Coldtowns.' In this world, the infected turn into vampires and either go willingly or are sent to live at the start of an undisclosed outbreak. Now, Tana lives just outside ...

Spotlight of the Full Moon

Spotlight of the Full Moon

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

There’s supposed to be a full moon tonight, they said. There’s supposed to be blood in the moon they said. There’s blood inside me but that doesn’t make me a marvel to look at either. Well which is it I ask to myself as I go out. As I stand there barefoot on the mushy ear...

Do You Want One?

Do You Want One?

By Will Carney, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I know it is coming. All the signs are there, all the warning bells and flashing claxons: “WARNING! WARNING! PREPARE FOR IMPACT!” I feel my gut clench and my palms start to sweat, and I wipe them preemptively on my jeans, hoping no one will notice the awkward movement. I’m no stranger to this chain...

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

*This article contains no spoilers* Halloween may be over, but it’s not too late to watch “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix, a chilling tale of a family damaged by an elaborately haunted house. At first glance, the show may not seem like anything unique. There are many movies where a family moves...

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing at Akron Civic Theatre

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing at Akron Civic Theatre

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Presented by the LGBT Akron Arts Festival in association with the Millennial Theatre Project, "The Rocky Horror Show" is showing at the Akron Civic Theatre every night at 8 p.m. from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 for the 25th-anniversary revival. The Akron Civic Theatre’s Millennial Theatre Project aims to “bridge the ...

The Blacker The Berry

The Blacker The Berry

By Bethany Boyer, Guest Poet

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Too white for the blacks, too black for the whites. A constant feeling of you having to choose. Stop denouncing my identity and roots. Though I may have lighter skin, I am no less black within....

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Love Story

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Love Story

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there, too. No story ever gets love—or life—quite right. We become who and what we become through the uncanny confluence of opportunity and habit, tactic and ac...

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

“Boo at the Zoo” has arrived at the Akron Zoo starting Saturday, Oct. 13 and will happen every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM. The dates are Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. “Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone's favorite non-scary Halloween...

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Artist Elise Radzialowski takes inspiration from Grimm’s fairy tales in her works. The award-winning illustrator majoring in Painting and Drawing from The University of Akron reclaims fairytale imagery to tell stories of modern persons in sequential paintings, according to her biography. “...

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

Presented and catered by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Oktoberfest is making its way to Lock 3 in downtown Akron on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:30-10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6-10 p.m. Hofbrauhaus, a Cleveland-based German brewery, will also be catering at the event. Oktoberfest is known for its...

A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

By Meredith Skaggs, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Eleanor Young approaches a door amid a row of storefronts on a Singapore street wearing oversized sunglasses. She enters a large room crowded with tables to the sound of clacking tiles echoing in the hall.  Seated groups of four at these tables are playing a fast-paced game involving these small tile...

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Editor's Note: All information is preliminary research belonging to Dr. Kara Kvaran of The University of Akron. Any questions or comments regarding the information in the story should be directed to Dr. Kvaran via email, kkvaran@uakron.edu. Dr. Kara Kvaran, a Women’s Studies professor at The Universi...

Downtown Akron Partnership Hosts ‘3rd Thursday’: Celebration of Arts, Culture

Downtown Akron Partnership Hosts ‘3rd Thursday’: Celebration of Arts, Culture

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

The Downtown Akron Partnership is hosting “3rd Thursday” to celebrate local art, culture and entertainment locations in downtown Akron. This event takes place on the third Thursday of each month in order to “introduce visitors to independent destinations, events and activities that establish Down...

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Dr. Kara Kvaran, Associate Professor in the Women's Studies department, is hosting “Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Films” on Friday, Sept 14 from 12-1 p.m. in room 316 of the Student Union. “This talk examines the history of female sexuality in horror films and how they have evolved to reflect...

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Radio station 97.5 WONE hosted “Rock the Lock” on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Lock 3, featuring Outside Voices and Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience band. According to WONE 97.5’s website, “Rock the Lock” is a part of Give Back Fridays, where the community hosts fundraisers ...

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In association with Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio and the Northside Market, the Akron Artwalk gave local artists the opportunity to display their work in the Summit ArtSpace from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Artwalk aimed to showcase many different forms of art and specialties, including ...

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

Zippy, The University of Akron’s kangaroo mascot, celebrated turning 65 with students, faculty, staff and fellow mascots Webster from the Akron RubberDucks and Pozzie from Canton Charge. During the celebration, students, faculty and staff could take pictures with Zippy and her friends, eat cupcakes and dona...

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, Gothic Revival Conservatory, Gate Lodge and approximately 70 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens....

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

On Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The University of Akron tradition of closing out another academic year with SpringFest will continue on the Coleman Common. There will be music, food trucks, different attractions, and the Ultimate SpringFest Challenge. Music will be provided by DJ Smo...

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

While playing one of her original songs, titled “Arrows,” Brenna Lynn stopped for a moment and thought about ways she could include her passion for music into her busy schedule as a college student. “I’m in school, kind of grumbling about it at all times, doing everything I’m supposed to...

Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On Saturday, April 21,  E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the Akron Symphony Orchestra who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in concert at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Warner Bros. and CineConcerts announced t...

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Originally founded in the fall of 2010 by Dr. Dale Mugler, a previous Dean of the Honors College, Kanga Blue is one of the three a cappella groups and the only all-female group at The University of Akron. Dr. Mugler started Kanga Blue after realizing there was “a lack of opportunities for female s...

Author Rebecca Traister Visits The University of Akron

Author Rebecca Traister Visits The University of Akron

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

On March 14, New York Times best-selling author, Rebecca Traister came to The University of Akron to speak about her book, “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.” The event, hosted by The University of Akron Women’s Studies program, provided a discussi...

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

On Saturday, March 10, the Rock Mill, located on Carroll Street, hosted their second Ladies’ Night. The goal of this event was to introduce women to the world of rock climbing and to get them excited about the sport. The event was held after the Rock Mill’s normal closing time on Saturday, and ...

ZPN to Host Cupcake Wars

ZPN to Host Cupcake Wars

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s ZPN is holding the Cupcake Wars once again. The best part is, you could win $300. The Zips Programming Network is inviting any student organization, residence hall, or greek life chapter to form a team of four to six people and compete for this grand prize. Each group is ...

The Chronicles of Zippy

The Chronicles of Zippy

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

Since 1925, The University of Akron's athletes have been known as the Zippers, shortened to Zips in 1950. But it was not until 1953 that UA became home to the mascot we now know as Zippy. In 1952, a UA student was chosen by the student council president to lead a committee on finding a mascot for ...

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News

This spring, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at The University of Akron is offering adventure trips open to members and nonmembers, with activities ranging from horseback riding to whitewater rafting. There are two programs being held in March. On Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. there...

Relax and Take a Trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Relax and Take a Trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

Just twenty minutes from The University of Akron is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As the snow melts, the park is beginning to bloom and is absolutely exquisite. The historic park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife providing plenty of discovery. Refuge for native plants and wildlif...

Calling All Professors

Calling All Professors

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Dance, Showcase

Forget Dancing with the Stars, The University of Akron’s Ballroom Dance team is hosting Dancing with the Professor’s on Monday, Apr. 9.   Eight professors with the most amount of nominations will be given a lesson by UA’s Ballroom Dance Club at the University! “Our club has been talking about...

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Lifestyles, Opinion, Showcase

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Do you have trouble picking out an outfit for date night on Valentine's Day? I know I sure do.Why don’t you go shopping with your significant other and pick out each other's outfits! It’s a great way to bond and have a good...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Movies, News

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the summer class, “The Films of Star Wars,” and the media is intrigued. “SYFY Wire” recentl...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program, said this is her second year sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” with the Wom...

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

January 31, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace is a relatively new installment for the city. According to the Downtown Akron Partnership...

Open Casting Call for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Open Casting Call for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

By Zaire Daniels, Correspondent

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Everyone remembers the heartwarming tale of Quasimodo from the Disney classic, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." This semester, the Theatre Guild at The University of Akron will be putting on its own rendition performance and opening the stage to students interested in character roles, musical instrument...

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

December 30, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adul...

UA Students Celebrate Year-Round

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Many cultures are present in the United States. These cultures have been defining parts of American society. They have become a major part of our society, enriching the cultural diversity of this country. As the holiday season is just a few weeks away, The Buchtelite thought it’d be interesting to learn ...

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Have you ever wondered who was planning and executing all of the fun events on campus? Members of The Zips Programming Network is responsible for the regularly scheduled events happening around campus to involve and entertain students, faculty and staff at The University of Akron. UA students can b...

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

On Nov. 11, E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting The Akron Symphony who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This performance will have two different showtimes, one at 1:00 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Warn...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Two alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art are showing their work at the Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22. Mike Gable’s exhibit, “special interest," is displayed on the gallery’s upper level. The lower level houses Joe Bertram’s exhibit, “BASSACABEZA...

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, music from the most popular video games will be performed by the Akron Symphony at “Video Games Live.” E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the event and their website describes the event as, “picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the ...

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Opens Oct. 26

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Opens Oct. 26

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “The Skin of Our Teeth” written by Thornton Wilder is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. Professor of Theatre at The University of Akron, James Slowiak, is directing UA Theatre’s production of the popular play. “The Skin of our Teeth” is cast with 18 st...

The 2380 Film Club’s Showing of “Night of the Living Dead”

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The 2380 Film Club will be showing the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Oct. 25 in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. The showing will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater at The University of Akron. The showing will be free and open to everyone. The announcem...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

The Akron area has a lot of activities for the community to enjoy that are specific to fall and Halloween. Whether you want to go through a corn maze or go to a haunted house, there’s something for everyone and it’s just around the corner. There are a number of farms in or near Akron that will give anyb...

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

By Celeste Houmard

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

LuvAbstract, is a pop/rap artist who explores all types of genres including electro and R&B. He is an up and coming musician from Akron, Ohio. Not only is LuvAbstract from Akron himself, but the friend who pushed him into starting this career, his producers, and his videographers are all from Akro...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty, and members of the general public gathered inside Folk Hall at The University of Akron to hear a lecture by artist Matt Kenyon on many of his creations. Afterwards, attendees moved to the Emily Davis Gallery to view Kenyon’s exhibit. “Heatsink”, is on the upper...

Kinky Boots Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall

Kinky Boots Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

On its fifth year on Broadway, “Kinky Boots” will be making its way to Akron after being seen by over 5 million people worldwide. “Kinky Boots” has won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography. Director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, is a two-time Tony Awa...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit. The two-day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the John S. Knight Center and the Student Union at The University of Akron. As described on the BMS University website, uakron.edu/bms, participants will be broken up ...

Love Akron to Host Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

September 25, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Lifestyles

Love Akron will host their sixth annual awards breakfast at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at  6:45 a.m. The Love Akron Awards are held each September in memory of the late Brenda Burnham Unruh.   The awards breakfast is meant to honor two distinguished servant leaders in the Akron...

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Theater

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall with a special concert titled, The Slavic Soul. The Orchestra’s opening concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Marche slave”, which is a famous work with folk themes from Russian and Serbian c...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

By Ashley Negulici, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The Akron Art Museum has free admission on Thursdays for individuals to come and enjoy the galleries at no cost from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Free Thursdays is a good way for us to give back to the community,” Dominic Caruso, the marketing manager at the Akron Art Museum said. The museum has ...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

By Alexus Loze

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

Every year, universities across the U.S. embark on a journey called sorority recruitment.  A tradition that has survived for centuries for one very important reason: sisterhood.   The women in the Panhellenic community at The University of Akron show members what it means to have a sisterhood wi...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, News, Showcase

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full and part-time faculty members. The pieces represent the different areas of the school including p...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Theater

Tuesday Musical is an Akron arts organization that presents concerts and performances created by some of the finest classical musicians and also provides meaningful education and engagement programs for the Akron community. “In addition to marking 130 years as a core arts organization in Northeast...

Exploring Greek Life

Exploring Greek Life

By Alexus Loze, Correspondent

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

As one begins their college journey, they look for a place to belong, to be challenged, motivated, inspired and above all a place to create memories. The University of Akron’s Fraternity and Sorority Greek life is one of the oldest traditions at the University. The University is home to over 20...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Not only are there many great opportunities and fun things to do on The University of Akron campus, there are also so many things to do in the city of Akron. In downtown Akron, there are plenty of events for students to take part in, some of which are held at Lock 4. One of the major events held ...

“Songs for a New World” Coming to Akron in September

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Music, Theater

Tony award winner, Jason Robert Brown who is known for “Parade” and “Bridges of Madison County” is bringing his first musical to Akron. Brown’s “Songs for a New World” is very diverse, not only with its casting, but also with the stories the musical tells. “Songs for a New World...

UA prof publishes short story

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

December 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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...

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Patrons encouraged to “Interface” with art exhibit

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Senior Week

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

November 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

The faces of hunger: part two

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Rocky Horror in the Union

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

November 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Guided Meditation

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Tunes at Noon today

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

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...

Students retell voices of Vietnam

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Theater

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

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...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

UA women in Greek Life join Circle of Sisterhood

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Day of the Dead at UA

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Seventh collage at EJ

Seventh collage at EJ

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Movies

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...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Students Adopt a Classroom

Students Adopt a Classroom

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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...

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Compete in local shark tank for $10,000

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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’...

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

By Lanecia Jones, lnj14@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

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 ...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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’...

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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, ...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Serve the community and make a difference

Serve the community and make a difference

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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...

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