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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 29, 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 29, 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


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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


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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


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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...

The ‘adventure awaits’ at homecoming

The ‘adventure awaits’ at homecoming

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Two Children’s Hospital employees go the extra mile

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, msk61@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’ “Project RISE.” The session was developed by Baomei Zhao, a professor in UA’s school of ...

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to educate students on who and what they are in hope to recruit new members. The event was put on by Harwinder Nagra, the...

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job board will, over time, add hundreds of new employers. A few weeks ago, students received an em...

Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University and spend time with their loved ones —  and get to know the school’s campus. A UA grand...

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was his 17th time performing at UA. Anthony is a single act who entertains the c...

Find Dory in Coleman Common

Find Dory in Coleman Common

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nearly two hundred people gathered at the Coleman Common on Friday for an outdoor movie viewing, the first event of its kind. The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) showed “Finding Dory” — the sequel to the much-beloved “Finding Nemo” — on a giant inflatable screen and passed out popcorn. The f...

Amanda Shires at Musica

Amanda Shires at Musica

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Musica hosted Texan singer, songwriter, and musician Amanda Shires and her country western band. An intimate crowd of fifty people paid the reasonable price of $18 to watch the performance. Opening for Amanda Shires was Ruston Kelly, a Nashville, Tennessee artist whose songwriti...

Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  Want to hire into a field that aligns with your major or area of study? The University of Akron’s upcoming Career Fairs, all taking place in the Student Union, will put students in direct contact with companies looking for internships or full-time employment. The Career Fairs cater to a...

Let UA take you abroad

Let UA take you abroad

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the printed version of this article, the photo is wrongly attributed to Kristina Aiad-Toss. George Dunlap took the photo.  The University of Akron held its Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday to help students decide where, when, and how they would like to take their studies to new countries. The f...

2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

By Keli Geers and Kate Uhelsky

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, employees of the UA Center for Service and Leadership placed miniature American flags in the grass of Coleman Common last week. Each of the 2,997 American flags memorialized the life of someone who died the day when 19 members of al-Qaeda seized four...

Civic Theatre discounts tickets for students

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Oops! The printed version of this article has an unfinished headline, reading "Akron Civic headline."  The Akron Civic Theater will be giving discounted tickets to University of Akron students for the upcoming Akron Music Arts Association Showcase. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $30 per per...

Clubs to watch out for 9-15-16

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Akronauts Rocket Design Team This club is a high-powered, sub-sonic group. The team designs, innovated, builds, and even launches experimental sounding rockets. Its most recent project was a rocket called “Project Daedalus,” which stood 12.5’ tall, weighed 83 lbs. and reached an altitude of 1...

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

By Lanecia Jones, Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Red Bull, partnering with major companies such as Sony, sponsored Red Bull Illume, a photography contest that is geared toward adventure and action. Its goal is to bring the public and sports world together as one. Sixteen students got to attend this workshop in Chicago, Sept. 10 through Sept. 12. Uni...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gathered across from the Market in the Student Union at 10 p.m. to participate in a game night organiz...

Clubs to watch out for on campus

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

AK Bhangra This is a student-run organization on campus which aims to express the Punjabi (Indian) culture through a well-known dance: Bhangra. The club mixes traditional Punjabi dance moves with modern hip-hop. The team’s goal is to increase awareness and respect of the culture through charities, fu...

Touchdown Music Fest

Touchdown Music Fest

By Preston Davis, Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-to-be-annual music fest featured live performances by alternative-rock legends Soul Asylum, Akron-base...

Cram with Greek life

Cram with Greek life

By Rebecca Schaming, Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Concerned about the library being packed for finals week? Join The University of Akron’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council for Cram Jam, which is a 45-minute study session with 15-minute breaks in between sessions. Cram Jam will be held in the Student Union room 312 on Monday, May 9  from...

SpringFest 2016

SpringFest 2016

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s that time of year again – students are celebrating the end of another semester. What better way to do this than by attending SpringFest? SpringFest is on Friday, May 6 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Coleman Common. This year, Spring Fest welcomes rapper Kid Ink. Kid Ink performs on the main...

Graphic design seniors showcase work

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Last Friday, University of Akron senior graphic design students showcased their final portfolios at the The Myer’s Touch Exhibition in Folk Hall. The show consisted of two parts. From 4:30 p.m. until  6 p.m., professional employers viewed the artist's work, while the remainder of the event was for...

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