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UA Students Celebrate Year-Round

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, 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 & Lifestyle, 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...

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

November 20, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Lifestyle, 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...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, 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...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, 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...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

By Julian Curet, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, 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...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Lifestyle, 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, Contributor

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...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

By Ashley Negulici, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

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, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Campus News, Lifestyles, 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...

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 & Lifestyle, 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 & Lifestyle, 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...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, 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...

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 & Lifestyle, 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 ...

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 & Lifestyle, 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...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, msk61@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, 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 & Lifestyle, 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...

Empowering through poetry

Empowering through poetry

By George Dunlap, Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

“I’ll be by your side, scribbling love with a pink crayon all over their picket signs,” were the final words of Asia Samon’s heartfelt tribute poem to his sister, Carla Cassandra Samson, entitled “Pink Crayons.” ​On Feb. 15, poets Asia Samson and Jollan Aurelio performed at The University...

The year of the monkey

The year of the monkey

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Chinese New Year --or the Lunar New Year --begins with the new moon, and Feb. 8 marks year 4714. The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2016 is considered to be the year of the monkey? The monkey is ninth of the 12 animals in the recurring 12-year...

Z-Fit kicks off new program

Z-Fit kicks off new program

By John Rachal, Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Showcase

The most common New Year’s resolution is the classic “let’s get in shape for spring break” goal which, understandably, is thrown to the wayside as people get back into the swing of their usual school, work, and life schedules. With so much on one’s plate, it’s hard to even think about...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU) from Jan. 10-17. The study abroad program, part of a Leadership Experience Project, occurred for...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Educator by day; haunter by night

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

The price of college can make anyone feel scared; UA lecturer Ryan Pluta decided to capitalize on this fear by creating a haunted house to pay his way through college. Pluta is the successful business owner of The Carnival of Horrors, located at the Blossom Music Center. After Pluta graduated...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

From cleaning train windows to creating holiday ornaments, more than 800 student volunteers from The University of Akron are expected to participate in the 11th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Make a Difference Day” is a day dedicated to giving back to the community and ce...

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

Some college students might not be properly educated on the effects of drinking too much alcohol, and how it can affect both individuals and those around them. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths in the United States between 2006 and 2010, according to the U.S. government’s C...

The struggle of addiction

The struggle of addiction

By Baylee Diedrich, Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

Addiction, abuse, struggle, and willpower are all words that author David Sheff knows very well. “Beautiful Boy” author and father, David Sheff, talks about his oldest son, Nick, and his alcohol and drug addiction that lasted for 10 years. On Oct. 13, Sheff visited E.J. Thomas  to talk and ...

ImpROOve test taking skills

ImpROOve test taking skills

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

People often underestimate what is expected at a college level. Students who enter college with the mentality that it will be similar to high school might struggle with their grades. UA’s Counseling and Testing Center has been holding college survival workshops to help students better prepare for cl...

Don’t sweat it

Don’t sweat it

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

All students know it: exams are stressful. To overcome the accompanying anxiety and nervousness UA’s Counseling Center presented a workshop on reducing test anxiety in Simmons Hall. Eric Hayden, assistant director of Counseling Center Training, and psychology intern Rebecca Crain showed a powerpoi...

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

More than 210,000 people in the state of Ohio live with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and about 13,000 of them live in Summit County, according to Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and has be...

New assault awareness organization

New assault awareness organization

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

A new club on campus, Men of Strength, is looking to address mens roles in sexual violence. The group is a collegiate extension of the national non-profit organization, Men Can Stop Rape, and is looking to “make our college campus safer by educating men about healthy masculinity.” The group...

Sleep for grades

Sleep for grades

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

The Counseling and Testing Center hosted a guest lecture by Matt Altiere, which focused on the benefits of healthy sleeping habits. Good Sleep and Academic Performance was presented on Tuesday, March 17 Simmons Hall, Room 306. The hour long discussion reviewed the basics regarding sleep problems and...

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

Serve Akron is giving students the opportunity to go out for spring break and enjoy some warm weather destinations while doing good for the communities they visit. It's a program called “Alternative Spring Break,” and along with covering travel expenses they will cover food, lodging, and activities. Students...

Social media: another window to climb into

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles

Social media use is growing every day, and with it comes a new tool for potential burglars. Around 78 percent of former burglars use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to find empty houses, according to a study from Credit Sesame in the United Kingdom. These social media sites allow users to share...

Ultimate roommate guide

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles, Showcase

Most people who attend college end up living with one or many roommates. Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of picking a roommate; however, if a choice is available, there are qualities you can look for in a roommate that make for a blissful living environment. There is a lot to take into consideration...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles, Showcase

For college students, saving money, or at least having money in your pocket, is vital. Whether one needs money for an emergency, to pay tickets, bills, or day-to-day meals, money is a must have. But what about the times when a person doesn’t have money and finds themselves calling mom and dad to...

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

Lock 3 Park Ice Skating Rink is Akron’s home for winter fun. Lock 3, located next to the Akron Civic Theatre on Main Street, is known for being Ohio’s largest seasonal outdoor ice skating rink and sledding hill. The area also includes holiday shopping, a winter farmers market, Archie the Snowman...

OCSS lets students compete in lighting contest

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) will be hosting a Holiday Lights Competition for students living south of Exchange Street. The competition is available to all students living in the areas bounded by Exchange Street, Sherman Street and Route 8. Students may register their apartment or house online...

Relaxation events held for students before finals week

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-chief

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s student organization, Holistic Leaders and Mindful Meditation, is hosting a week-long event that offers a different type of meditation, yoga, relaxation and healing opportunity for each day during the week before finals. The purpose of these events is to offer UA students...

USG adopted new Constitution

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Students voted until Wednesday, Nov. 19 on whether they would adopt the revised version of the Constitution of Undergraduate Student Government. The new constitutional clause now allows students to only serve on USG for a single semester, say if they were a senior with only one semester left, rather...

ACM holds gaming tournament

ACM holds gaming tournament

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The Association for Computer Machinery held it’s 5th annual Child’s Play gaming tournament on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms. The event had numerous games for attendants to play and six tournaments running throughout the day. Association for Computer...

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

November 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

On Nov. 17 at the Student Union Theater, a panel of public health professionals came to The University of Akron to discuss the facts, myths and implications of Ebola. The panelists included Terry O'Sullivan, director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at The...

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

The Collegiate Readership program provides students with a diverse selection of newspapers for The University of Akron community. The program was brought to UA at the beginning of October through the Undergraduate Student Government, allowing students to have free newspapers. The Collegiate Readership...

CROW gives feminist awards

CROW gives feminist awards

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

The Committee for Research on Women and Gender held a short ceremony for the Outstanding Feminist Awards in The Institute for Teaching and Learning in Leigh Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 12. This event was to recognize faculty members and graduate students that have made an inspirational impact in a student...

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Zippy’s second annual Great Chili Cook-Off was underway from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. before The University of Akron’s football game against Bowling Green. Dining services in partner with United Way gathered together different dining services at UA and nearby restaurants to compete...

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Miss Iowa 2013, Nicole Kelly, gave an interactive speech on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 3:20 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Kelly was born missing her left hand, but didn’t let that affect her in anything she’s accomplished. “I lived life the way that made sense to me,” Kelly...

Zippy Multisport raises money in Tri-for-a-Cure

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

On Nov. 8th and 9th, Zippy Multisport (ZMS) hosted Tri-for-a-Cure in hopes of raising funds to help children and their families suffering from cancer. Tri-for-a-Cure is a charity triathlon for Akron Children’s Blood and Cancer fund which focuses  on helping families who cannot provide for themselves...

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

In a student’s busy schedule, it can be hard to find a fast food restaurant that serves good quality food. Luckily, the brand new PizzaFire fits the bill. PizzaFire, running since Wednesday, Oct.15 at 22 Exchange St., has been dubbed the “chipotle of pizza” for a good reason. The setup is...

November Akron Art Walk

November Akron Art Walk

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The Akron Art Walk created an artistic atmosphere and on Nov. 1, Downtown Akron transformed into a creative frenzy. The first Saturday of every month, Downtown Akron hosts a free Akron Art Walk in a variety of locations throughout the city of Akron. Participating artists present a diverse selection...

Food Day comes to Akron

Food Day comes to Akron

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Food Day, which was hosted by The University of Akron School of Law at the Akron Public Library auditorium on Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m., focused on the American food epidemic. This is the fourth year that UA has hosted the event. The event started with Sarah Morath, associate professor of Legal Writing...

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Musica in downtown Akron held a comedy night featuring Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito. Butcher is an Akron native who grew up in Kenmore and this was her first performance in her hometown on Monday, Oct. 13. Opening for her fiancé, Esposito, they were each able to create jokes around each of their...

Grabowski gives students a laugh

Grabowski gives students a laugh

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Theater

Over 400 students filled the Student Union Ballrooms  to see comedian Adam Grabowski. Grabowski has been highest-rated comedian and the youngest to win 2013 Comedian of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. His set lasted well over an hour and was a mix of improvised and written material. The performance...

SOuRCe hosts Leadership Luncheon

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The Student Organization Research Center has luncheons to encourage students to be leaders and develop leadership skills. Students can come and enjoy a free lunch while listening to a variety of speakers address a certain topic that pertains to leadership. On Thursday, Oct. 16, SOuRCe held a Leadership...

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

A new candy store opened on Monday, Oct. 20 on the 3rd floor of the Polsky building. The Candy Bar is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whether students want chocolate, sour, sweet or bulk candy, The Candy Bar has it all. They feature a large variety of bulk, nostalgic and retro candy...

Winter Wish Drive is giving back

By Ellep Papp, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Thanksgiving is coming up and brings a great reminder for all to be thankful for the blessings in life. Sometimes the simplest things are taken for granted and it’s the simplest things not missed until one day, it’s not there. The Winter Wish Drive: Toys For Tots, hosted by The University of Akron,...

UA Grad publishes new book, “We are Not All Winners”

UA Grad publishes new book, “We are Not All Winners”

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Noell Wolfgram Evans, a graduate of The University of Akron, portrays the concept of making the best out of your given situation very appropriately in his new novel, “We Are Not All Winners.” The novel is a collection of short stories focusing on certain aspects of everyday moments that can too often...

Humans vs. Zombies

Humans vs. Zombies

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Remember that bad dream about running from Zombies in fear of being bitten? UA has brought the dream to a reality. Humans vs. Zombies a campus-wide game started on Monday, Oct. 20. Humans have to avoid being tagged by zombies and use selective weapons to protect themselves from the invading horde. The...

Around the World Mocktails educates students

Around the World Mocktails educates students

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

On Monday, Oct. 20 ZPN held an “Around the World Mocktails” in the Student Union Ballrooms that allowed student organizations to create a non-alcoholic drink for students to taste. The 25 student organizations participating had to pick a country or location to build their table and drink around....

Snakron gets delivered to campus

Snakron gets delivered to campus

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

Late night cravings and couch lock can now go hand in hand thanks to an up and coming business to be known as Snakron. Snakron is a developing company that hopes to deliver all of your local and chain favorites, so you don’t have to leave the house. Mark Loren, founder of Snakron is a 21 year-old...

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

October 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

One of the events China Week has to offer is morning Tai' Chi. On the mornings of Monday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 2. Tai' Chi takes place at Buchtel Commons by Instructor Shifu Gary Harris. "It's martial arts but way softer and not so tense. It relaxes your body and your spirit. It's very...

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Wal-Mart gathered students in Coleman Commons to feed students and notify them of all of the career opportunities through their corporation. Wal-Mart sent a team of more than 20 staff members to give students a break throughout the day with hot dogs, burgers and a live DJ. During the event, the staff...

ServeAkron’s Volunteer Fair gave students a chance to give back

ServeAkron’s Volunteer Fair gave students a chance to give back

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

ServeAkron held its semesterly volunteer fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24 exhibiting the volunteer options available to students. The second floor of the Student Union was filled with 11 different agencies in which students can volunteer through ServeAkron. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students could talk to...

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

Downtown Akron was flooded with people on Sept. 26 and 27 as the 12th annual Akron Marathon and Runners Expo went underway. Friday, the John S. Knight Center held the Runners Expo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the competitors to get their racing bibs and along with other equipment they may need during...

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Music, Showcase

Highland Square was filled with music and vendors on Saturday, Sept. 20 as the third Porch Rokr Festival went underway. The Porch Rokr Festival is a neighborhood event that uses the collective efforts of the community to turn porches into stages and fill the surrounding blocks with cultures from around...

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Showcase

To kick off Diversity Week, the Multicultural Center organized Caribbean Day at the Student Union Starbucks. The event started on Monday Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m and continued until 1 p.m., letting students mosey through the event during lunch. This was the first year that Caribbean Day has been held...

What Inspired That Look?

What Inspired That Look?

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Looking for a casual but fashionable fall outfit on a guy can be difficult, but Brian Fernandez had the perfect look for a chilly day. Brian was wearing a white tee print tee with ”Hey Arnold!” characters on it, dark denim jeans rolled up at the bottom and desert brown Clark boots. "I got th...

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

By Judy Nelson, Arts & Life Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Showcase

Having registered for the ServeAkron’s Super Service Saturday event through OrgSync, nineteen UA student volunteers boarded the Roo Express shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Student Union. They headed for St. Mary’s Parish, located a few minutes away from campus. Super Service Saturday...

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

By Lauren Ferrito, Arts & Life Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Showcase

The University of Akron’s five Panhellenic sororities gathered in Coleman Common early on Sunday, Sept. 14 to welcome home the newest members of their sororities. Bid Day is the day potential new members receive their bid to join a chapter. Bid Day follows a weeklong formal recruitment process where...

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas

By Ashlee Fields, Page Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Theater

“Focus on the center of my hand” was the command that placed 30 UA students into a hypnotic trance from Michael C. Anthony. This event every year has students at the edge of their seats ready for one word: volunteer. Students rushed onto the stage to be a part of the act. From jumping the stairs...

Sorority 101 gets UA women involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s nine sororities held a two-part event to answer any questions or curiosities of the new women at UA who are interested in joining a sorority. The first day of Sorority 101 was on Aug. 27 and the second was held on Sept. 2. The sororities set up tables and helped the incoming...

5th Annual ZPN Fest

5th Annual ZPN Fest

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

This year’s fifth annual ZPN Fest was held at the Coleman Common outside of Buchtel Hall on Friday, Aug. 29. The event started at 11 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. with plenty of activities to keep students entertained. ZPN was giving out free pizza, pop and funnel cakes, but that’s not all they...

Center for the History of Psychology expands

By Mary Menzemer, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s Center for the History of Psychology, now officially renamed the Drs. Nicholas A. and Dorothy M. Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year, and it has received an early birthday present. Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings...

UA Pride Day gets students involved

UA Pride Day gets students involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting students to start wearing more UA gear and get involved with the school. “This event is always pretty pop...

University Edge

University Edge

By Lauren Thompson, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

It has been some time, but at last Penn Station has finally returned to the campus. Students can finally return to getting their deliciously toasted subs just a few steps away from class. The even bigger news is that there will also be a Chipotle located next door. After years of casually aspiring...

Holiday memories abound in students

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

The holidays are right around the corner and alongside the festivities are the memorable moments shared by friends and family. UA students, enthusiastic for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, decided to share some personal experiences with the previous holidays. UA sophomore Raphella...

Black Friday stories

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

To many, Black Friday is more than just a consumer trap to rope hungry shoppers into above average deals. To many, Black Friday is a holiday in itself. “I go Black Friday shopping every year with my family,” said UA freshman Alex Norris. “It is treated like a tradition, just like Thanksgiving...

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

By Hillary Martter

October 22, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Buchtelite News Writer Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows is a publication and wedding expo that represents the bridal industry in Northeast Ohio. This year’s October shows kicked off earlier this month at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls. The lobbies of the Sheraton were fill...

Apple pie and family traditions

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing while spectators revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow captures spectators into the wonder of the autumn season as they enjoy their pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider. Fall is a season that has many traditions: trick-or...

Life inside the residence halls

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

On a campus of 30,000 students, only about 3,000 at The University of Akron live in campus housing. There are many pros and cons to living on campus; the biggest con being the cost. For those living on campus, the experience is unlike any other. “It’s like you have your own family on your floor....

A freshman’s guide to weekends on campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

RHPB Events The Residence Hall Programming Board’s main goal is to bring superb and free entertainment to The University of Akron’s students.  From comedians to illusionists, the entertainers RHPB brings to campus are bound to entertain you.  Almost all of RHPB’s events take place at EJ Tho...

Civil War reenactor invades campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 10, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Since the age of nine months, junior Daniel Slattery has been involved in Civil War reenactments alongside his family. In their 25 years of reenacting, the Slatterys have been in over 100 reenactments. They have travelled to such places as Antietam, Md. and Gettysburg, Pa. to participate in national...

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor

September 5, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

“How lucky are we?” is a question often heard by Nancy Holland Myers’ students as they practice yoga outdoors in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Ledges shelter. Myers connected with the CVNP through a program she started nearly five years ago called Free Akron Yoga. The program, usually...