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Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

Video game artists Angela Washko will speak at the Akron Art Museum on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. to cover an interdisciplinary approach to feminism by combining installation art, video performance and game-making The museum’s current exhibit Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art includes s...

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

From Nov. 9 through March 15, 2020, the Akron Art Museum will display its newest exhibition “The Distance of the Moon.” According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit will feature images of the moon taken by NASA, contemporary artworks and historic prints.  Annie Wischmeyer, the ...

The Vindys Perform at Music Box Supper Club to Sold-Out Crowd

The Vindys Perform at Music Box Supper Club to Sold-Out Crowd

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

November 5, 2019

The Vindys proved themselves more than capable of providing guests with a spectacular experience on Nov. 1 during their performance at Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland. According to guitarist John Anthony, the band’s live performance rivals their recorded music.  The interplay between the ...

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2019

An exhibition titled “Family Heirloom” by a student from The University of Akron will be displayed at Crown Point Ecology Center, located at 3220 Ira Road, from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19. Senior Kristina Wolin, a painting and drawing major with a minor in photography, said Crown Point reminds he...

Zippython Hosting Pie-a-Thon, Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Zippython Hosting Pie-a-Thon, Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Zippython is hosting their Pie-a-Thon event at Coleman Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 as part of their efforts to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. For just $3, anyone from the campus community will have the opportunity to pie one of the members from Zippython, The University of Akron cha...

Way Down Wanderers Performing at Happy Days Lodge

Way Down Wanderers Performing at Happy Days Lodge

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 29, 2019

Looking for something to do on Oct. 30? The Way Down Wanderers is performing at 7 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W Streetsboro St, Peninsula, OH 44264, on Wednesday Oct. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hailing from Peoria, Ill., the Wanderers will be featured in Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Concert Series and have performed across ...

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2019

One of the next Family Days at the Akron Art Museum will include its annual Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at the museum’s 1 South High St. location. Those who attend will be able to collect trinkets in the galleries as well as participate in art making and sensory ...

Youngstown Based Band Performing at Music Box Supper Club

Youngstown Based Band Performing at Music Box Supper Club

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

The Vindys, a band based out of Youngstown, will be performing at Music Box Supper Club, located on 1148 Main Ave in Cleveland, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. Doors open for those in attendance at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the performance. Tickets purchased in advance cost $15 and day-of tickets cost ...

Original Song by UA Student to be Performed in Local Church

Original Song by UA Student to be Performed in Local Church

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2019

An original song titled “Kyrie” by a student from The University of Akron will be performed by a choir accompanied by an organ and small chamber orchestra at Trinity United Church of Christ on Nov. 10 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, junior Witt Cooper, a m...

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra 2019-20 Season Begins Next Month

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra 2019-20 Season Begins Next Month

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will begin their 2019-20 season on Nov. 15 under the direction of Vinay Parameswaran as part of their continued efforts to nurture young musicians and unite the community through music. According to a press release, the November performance will feature both recent works and piece...

‘Open World’ Exhibit Debuting in Akron Art Museum This Month

‘Open World’ Exhibit Debuting in Akron Art Museum This Month

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 8, 2019

According to a 2018 Entertainment Software Association survey, more than 166 million Americans play video games, with the revenue generated by the industry in 2018 around $134.9 billion. Because of the popularity of video games, the Akron Art Museum’s new exhibit “Open World” will recognize...

Downtown Akron Partnership Highlights Culture Through Monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Event

Downtown Akron Partnership Highlights Culture Through Monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Event

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

Thanks to the Downtown Akron Partnership, the diversity of Akron can be experienced on the third Thursday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. Free trolley services are available from Quaker Square to the more than 30 highlighted destinations in downtown Akron during the excursion. As part of the event, the Downtown ...

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 1, 2019

Summit Artspace on Tusc opened their first juried art exhibit, “PORTALS,” during the annual Mum Festival in Barberton on Sept. 28, featuring 39 pieces from 24 local artist photographers. Similar to how a portal is a way in, out or between things, the photographs comprising the exhibit are considered...

Monthly ‘Akron Artwalk’ Event Shows Off Local Art, Culture

Monthly ‘Akron Artwalk’ Event Shows Off Local Art, Culture

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2019

In an effort to support local artists and show Akron residents the greater artistic community, Summit Artspace hosts a free tour of multiple artistic locations on the first Saturday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. “Galleries are open and admission is free,” the artwalk website said. “The galleries w...

Emily Davis Gallery Debuts Latest Exhibit ‘Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities’

Emily Davis Gallery Debuts Latest Exhibit ‘Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities’

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 26, 2019

In the making for over a year, the newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities,” opened on Sept. 23 and is now available to the public until Nov. 22. Arnold Tunstall, Director of University Galleries, planned this new exhibit with a gal...

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

To celebrate his 35th birthday, Jonathan Scales and his Fourchestra made a last-minute stop at BLU Jazz+ on Market Street in Akron, their self-proclaimed “favorite city in Ohio,” on Sept. 14. Scales describes his music as a complex blend of jazz and steel pan elements as well as unique rhythmic pa...

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Explore Art of Russian Music

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Explore Art of Russian Music

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2019

The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season will begin on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall with an exploration of music pieces from four composers of Russian descent. Starting with two shorter pieces by Russian composers Mikhail Glinka and Modest Mussorgsky, guest pianist Alexander Korsan...

Literary, Visual Artists Encouraged to Submit Works for Poe’s Garden Exhibit

Literary, Visual Artists Encouraged to Submit Works for Poe’s Garden Exhibit

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 16, 2019

Summit Artspace will be celebrating the unique artistic impact of the works of Edgar Allan Poe next month, as the center is displaying works reflecting Poe’s fascination for the unknown and surreal through their new exhibit, Poe’s Garden. Visual and literary artists from Summit, Portage, Cuyah...

Independent Singer-Songwriter Shawn James to Perform at Musica

Independent Singer-Songwriter Shawn James to Perform at Musica

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 16, 2019

Once the soulful notes Shawn James sings reach your ears, his Mississippi delta roots by way of his upbringing in the South Side of Chicago, are more than apparent. His latest album, The Dark & The Light, was released on March 22, 2019. James will be performing at Musica on Market Street, Sep...

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 10, 2019

Summit Artspace, a non-profit community art center organization, is introducing an exhibit celebrating the beauty found in everyday life that will be open to the public from Sept. 13 through Oct. 5 located at 140 East Market St. The exhibit “Function and Form: Artful Approaches to Everyday Living...

Residence Hall Program Board Events Promote Campus Involvement

Residence Hall Program Board Events Promote Campus Involvement

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

The Residence Hall Program Board is a student organization at The University of Akron that sponsors several entertainment events and activities for the campus community. While their list of events includes those sponsored with Residence Hall Council, such as “Stuff a Roo,” SAMs Rock Alike and Late...

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2019

A free showing of the 1977 science-fiction film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” will take place on the Great Meadow of the Glendale Cemetery, located at 150 Glendale Ave., on Sept. 21. This event is part of an ongoing effort by the volunteer committee Free Akron Outdoor Movies to provide affordable entertainment for Akron resi...

Annual ZPN Fest Includes Bouncy Houses, Free Food, Activities for Students

Annual ZPN Fest Includes Bouncy Houses, Free Food, Activities for Students

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

“I found out about ZPN Fest by [Zipmail] and what attracted me to it was the snow cones, the food and the inflatables,” freshman Noah Parker, an applied theatre and business entrepreneurship major, said. As a way to welcome students back to The University of Akron, Zips Programming Network held ...

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

The University of Akron kicked off the Fall 2019 semester for incoming first year students through a variety of events and activities at New Roo Weekend. While there were many activities involved, a few of the main events included: the walk to Downtown Akron, the First Year Speaker, Fall in Love with A...

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

On Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art and the Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron will be hosting a reception for this years Faculty Exhibition. Located in UA’s Folk Hall at 150 E Exchange St, this exhibition is free for the public to attend and features crea...

UA, Akron Art Museum Partnership Offers Free Admissions for Students, Faculty, Staff

UA, Akron Art Museum Partnership Offers Free Admissions for Students, Faculty, Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

Starting on Aug. 29 through the 2019-20 academic year, general admission to the Akron Art Museum will be free for The University of Akron students, faculty and staff with a valid Zip Card. The partnership between the museum and UA was created in hopes of making art more accessible to the campus co...

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2019

On Aug. 17, Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will be hosting their 2019 Medina Summer show at the Medina Community Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, vendors will have 100 percent handmade items including rustic home decor, various styles of jewelry, artisanal bath and...

“Out of Silence” Coming to UA

“Out of Silence” Coming to UA

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2019

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration and the New World Performance Lab are partnering to present Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign on May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. each night at Guzzetta Hall.   According to a University webpage, Out of Silenc...

Songfest’s “A Red Carpet Affair” to Commence Sunday

Songfest’s “A Red Carpet Affair” to Commence Sunday

By José Suárez, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Since 1933, the fraternity and sorority community at The University of Akron has played a role in putting on annual performances with a certain theme while also raising money for charitable causes.   According to UA events, this year’s Songfest will follow the theme, “A Red Carpet Affair,”...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

Rape Crisis Center Hosting Poetry Reading for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Rape Crisis Center Hosting Poetry Reading for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is hosting a poetry night on April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Taber Student Union atrium to give survivors of sexual assault a voice and people a chance to read their work.   “We are hoping for students to submit work that is empowering or uplifting ...

‘One Funny Mother’ Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall March 23

‘One Funny Mother’ Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall March 23

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Set on a tour ending in London, Dena Blizzard will be performing her one-woman comedy act at E.J. Thomas Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019.   Blizzard is a mother who shows her talent of comedy about motherhood after her time as Miss New Jersey and a host for Miss America alongside Anders...

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker’s Challenge

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker’s Challenge

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

The Bechdel Film Fest is hosting their first ever 48-hour filmmaker's challenge where teams are challenged to make an original film within 48 hours, starting March 22 and screen it in front of other participants on March 24 at the Nightlight Cinema in Downtown Akron.   This is a free and friendly com...

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Are you a student at The University of Akron who wants to get involved at an event on campus? Can you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another unique talent? Open auditions for Akron’s Got Talent, a campus-based talent show hosted by the Zips Programming Network, are on Feb. 27 from 7:45...

Rethinking Gender Series: Gender, Crime, Poetry

Rethinking Gender Series: Gender, Crime,  Poetry

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2019

Women’s Studies is scheduled to hold two more Rethinking Gender talks before the end of the spring semester, according to their events page. With the emergence of Five-Star Fridays, students should find these talks more accessible, as the Rethinking Gender Series presents on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m...

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 19, 2019

‘Finding Neverland’ is coming to EJ Thomas Hall on March 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Broadway in Akron Series, which has brought shows like ‘Rent’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Rock of Ages’ to EJ Thomas Hall over the years. According to the Broadway in Akron webpage, this show has been the recipient ...

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 19, 2019

EJ Thomas Hall is hosting the Scared Scriptless show put on by Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, most known for their comedy and improv work on Whose Line is it Anyway? on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Many famous comedians graced the stage onWhose Line is it Anyway? including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Ke...

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2019

The University of Akron Dance Institute hosted the production of “The Snow Maiden” on Feb. 2, at EJ Thomas Hall. "The Snow Maiden" is an opera composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881 and has since been adapted into new formats as time went on. UA performed a ballet adaptation of the original opera,...

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019

The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance is hosting Heart to HeART: a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Show on Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the second floor of The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance, located at 118 W. Market Street in Akron. Tickets are $5 per p...

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

More than 450 student organizations strive to find a way to enrich and refine college life for students at The University of Akron. At RooCatholic, that ‘way’ seeks to enrich for a lifetime. An affiliate of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for than 80 years, RooCatholic is situated within the confines of the h...

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

Almost everybody is probably familiar with Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, where you spend time with your significant other and spoil them with love and affection. But, most people probably don’t pay any attention to the day before. Feb. 13, sometimes referred to as Galentine’s Day, is a day to get toget...

A Hallmark Holiday With a Dark History: The Day of Love

A Hallmark Holiday With a Dark History: The Day of Love

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

As one of the top-celebrated holidays in the United States, Valentine’s Day is known as a day to show your love and affection toward your significant other. In fact, according to an article from The Guardian, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday, with Christmas being the fir...

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

As part of Rethinking Race and the 7:17 events on campus, vocalist and guitarist Nelly’s Echo performed in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Starbucks on Feb. 5. The 7:17 Coffee House series is run by the Residence Hall Program Board, where the first 100 people to attend are given a voucher for ...

“The Vagina Monologues” Showcases Empowerment, Benefits Rape Crisis Center

“The Vagina Monologues” Showcases Empowerment, Benefits Rape Crisis Center

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2019

E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall hosted a production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Jan. 26 to raise money and awareness toward fighting sexual violence against all those who identify as women worldwide. The stage was set with six microphones, five music stands and one stool. Sixteen women in tota...

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

January 28, 2019

This summer, Brittany Charek, the 2017 Akron Knight Arts Challenge winner, partnered with Joanna Wilson, plans to bring a feminist film festival to Akron. The five-day festival will take place in various downtown locations such as the Nightlight Cinema, starting on May 29. Only films that pass the...

E.J. Thomas Hall Presents: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues

E.J. Thomas Hall Presents: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 27, 2019

The University of Akron is again hosting Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are on sale now on Ticketmaster. According to their website, V-Day is a global activist movement aimed at ending violence against all individuals who identify as women worldwide. V-Day activists...

Pink Gloves Boxing at UA Offers Community, Fitness to Empower Women

Pink Gloves Boxing at UA Offers Community, Fitness to Empower Women

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019

Pink Gloves Boxing is being offered for the fifth semester through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center from Jan. 28 to April 13 to help empower women and give them a new kind of workout. According to their website, Pink Gloves Boxing is a unique fitness program that focuses on social and emotional...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

December 11, 2018

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing poets write,” Robert Frost is said to have said. I’m sorry I asked. If we struggle with p...

Unnoticed

Unnoticed

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 5, 2018

Editor's Note: The writer would like to clarify that the contents of this article were originally written several years ago for poetic purposes only. The following poem does not necessarily represent the thoughts, emotions or actions of the writer. A flower in the snow, a flaw in the system. S...

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018

On Nov. 22, the Akron Zoo kicked off their third annual holiday lights show, Wild Lights. The lights show is separate from general zoo admission and will run 20 dates between Nov. 23 and Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m. Douglas Piekarz, President and CEO of the zoo, said he is excited about the 2018 prog...

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 3, 2018

The Champions of Magic, a magic show featuring five world-class illusionists, will be performing at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of their 2018 international tour. Tickets for the performance must be reserved in advance and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Prices range fro...

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 28, 2018

In time for the holiday season, the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron is once again featuring its annual Holiday Shop. An affordable alternative to looking for a store-bought gift, shoppers will be able to purchase genuine, handcrafted gifts for friends, loved ones or even themselves while s...

Music Defined

Music Defined

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018

Sounds cascade my mind; Through my ears they reach, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. Comfort in them I find, The noise never bleak, Sounds cascade my mind. Skillfully written notes in line, Illiterate I am to read, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. With words that are behind, Feelings ful...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

November 28, 2018

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation of acquisition and possession—is the wrong word for what we do with poetry. It suggests ...

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

Starting on Nov. 23, Stan Hywet will be hosting their “Deck the Halls” event where on select nights, guests will be able to visit the grounds and view inside the manor house that will be decorated for the holiday season. According to Stan Hywet's website, ticket prices for non-members on Sunday t...

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

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

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

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

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018

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

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018

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

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 10, 2018

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

Meadow

Meadow

By Angel Gulyas, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018

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

Carnival of Rust

Carnival of Rust

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018

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

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

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

Spotlight of the Full Moon

Spotlight of the Full Moon

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018

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

Do You Want One?

Do You Want One?

By Will Carney, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

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

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing at Akron Civic Theatre

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing at Akron Civic Theatre

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2018

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

The Blacker The Berry

The Blacker The Berry

By Bethany Boyer, Guest Poet

October 26, 2018

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

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

October 26, 2018

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

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2018

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

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 3, 2018

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

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018

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

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

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

By Meredith Skaggs, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018

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

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

September 28, 2018

“I, too, dislike it.” -Marianne Moore, “Poetry” But you don’t hate it. At least that’s what I hope you’ll discover as you read this column. I don’t want to convince you that you should love poetry. I want to convince you that you already do. If you know by heart the lyrics to your favo...

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

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2018

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

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

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2018

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

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2018

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

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018

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

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exploring Greek Life

Exploring Greek Life

By Alexus Loze, Correspondent

August 28, 2017

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

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

August 28, 2017

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

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...

Eight-course meal for one cause

Eight-course meal for one cause

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 30, 2016

Students, faculty, and the public have the opportunity to eat a gourmet meal for a good cause. The Hospitality Management Program is holding its annual Graduate Chefs Dinner on April 2 at the Crystal Room Bistro in Gallucci Hall. Eight UA alumni chefs are preparing an eight-course dinner, each in...

An alternative way to de-stress

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

March 30, 2016

Being a college student can be stressful, and managing the stress can be a challenge. Eric W. Hayden, part of The University of Akron’s Counseling Center, gave a lecture on biofeedback training to help reduce stress on March 30 in Simmons Hall. First, to begin de-­stressing, it is needed to find...

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