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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

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The Hower House Museum Presents ‘Essential Luxuries of the Upper Class: Tea with the Howers,’ through September 2024

By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor April 24, 2024

The Hower House Museum is a time capsule, situated on the campus corner of Fir and Mill Street at 60 Fir Hill, waiting to be explored by college students. With both Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching,...

Graphic created with images from Downtown Akron Partnership.

Celebrate Spring in a Sea of Pink: Top 5 Must-Dos at the 2024 Akron Sakura Festival

By Sarah Burneson, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

According to our recent Instagram Story poll, many of our readers weren’t aware of the cherry blossom trees along the Towpath, and some weren’t aware of the Towpath itself. A fantastic opportunity...

A Dia De los Muertos display in a local Ohio pumpkin patch.

New Spanish Club holds Day of Dead skull decorating event on Nov. 2

By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor October 30, 2023

The University of Akron has a new student organization this fall: The Spanish Club. The first meeting for the Spanish Club took place in Olin Hall on Oct. 3, conducted by Dr. Camelly Cruz-Martes,...

Delta Zeta sorority members at Bid Day.

Shedding light on UA’s Greek Life

By Taylor Lorence, Correspondent October 9, 2023

Unless you are affiliated with a sorority or fraternity, Greek Life is a topic that the average person has little to no knowledge about. Our information and prejudices about sororities often come from...

The Northern Cheyenne tribe and community walking the ancient Portage Path from Portage Path CLC to the John Brown Home during a previous years First Peoples Day event. Photo courtesy of Portage Path Collaborative.

UA Holds events in celebration of North American First People’s Day   

By Shananne Lewis, Online Editor September 28, 2023

The University of Akron will recognize North American First People’s Day on Sept. 29 and Oct. 5. North American First People’s Day was officially established by the Councils of the City of Akron and...

Human anatomy model photo (on Unsplash)

Fall 2023 Print Story: Your Mental Health Matters

By Emily Price, editor-in-chief September 12, 2023

In high school, I remember struggling with a bout of intense OCD. It made simple tasks seem insurmountable. I spent hours on my homework to get it “perfect.” I also struggled to read because I had...

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De-Influencing has Taken over TikTok, What Will Become of Influencer Marketing?

By Hannah Wines, Managing Editor March 2, 2023

At the beginning of the year, various TikTok users started sharing videos of products that were not "worth the hype" or were not worth spending money on.    This trend started on an incline when...

 #MooseHouse cookie

Akron Cookie Company Serves Up Quarter-Pound Cookies in Local Markets

By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent April 11, 2022
Travis Howe of Fat T’s Cookies says the business started as a “side hustle,” but has since become much more.
Kayaking to De-stress

Kayaking to De-stress

By Samuel Grom  February 21, 2022

Imagine you’ve just finished finals for the semester, and the stress has ruined your mental state. The next day, a friend offers to take you kayaking. At first, when you’re on the water, you don’t...

Sami Butler, Junior photography major, sledding in Coleman Commons

UA Students Take on Winter Storm Izzy with Snowball Fights

By Summer Torok and Abigail Stopka January 24, 2022

While Ohio weather typically warrants some snow, the winter storm Izzy had record snowfall that took Ohio residents by surprise. Most people would panic during a level-two emergency, but students at The...

Chris Sedlock (L) and Brad Cover (r) celebrate the Twisted Tomato Pizzeria & Beer Wall opening.

New Downtown Akron Pizzeria Puts a Twist on the Traditional Pie

By Summer Torok, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

In high school, Brad Cover did what many students do, he worked at a pizza place. After going to college and returning, he stopped back to pick up a pie at his old spot in Cuyahoga Falls. The owner of...

Kate Woodford-Shell providing extra assistance and healing to a student at a community yoga class.

Yoga Squared Guides Akron Community to Healing Through Breath, Movement and Connection

By Sarah Minear December 13, 2021

Community (n). a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. (Oxford English Dictionary)  In the heart of Highland Square lies a community, an...

“Fashion offers a neutral space for diverse groups to come together and collectively share cultural experiences.”

UA’s Fashion Trendsetters

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2021

The Zips are back on campus (mostly) for 2021’s fall semester and, for some, it’s their first semester of in-person instruction. With classes being back in-person students and faculty get to interact...

Danny Basone’s favorite grilled cheese on the menu, the number three.

Local Akron Grilled Cheese Restaurant Deals with COVID-19

By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 30, 2021

Everyone loves a good, comforting grilled cheese and a craft beer. The Lockview, a local Akron restaurant and craft beer bar kicks that up a notch with specialty gourmet grilled cheeses.   The Lockview...

The owners of Nomz, Sam Lavictoire and Kassandra Morrison.

Nomz Sandwich Shop Experiences Success through COVID-19

By Summer Torok, Correspondent   February 24, 2021

Are you looking for a new restaurant with vegan options and locally sourced ingredients?   In 2018, Kassandra Morrison was self-employed with her first business which brought her to Northside Marketplace....

Roommates Tina Grassi and Madi Britton, both third-year engineering students at the University of Akron, have some masked fun in the snow.

How We Had Fun During the Time of COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 16, 2021

With so many businesses shut down due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) many people lost their outlets for entertainment. Everyone had to discover new ways to enjoy their favorite activities or...

Waterfalls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park provide majestic scenery to hikes.

Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 19, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the second in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has forced people around the globe...

The fashion industry can be more than just clothing and outfits, as shown by the Columbus Fashion Council initiative to produce face masks.

Fashion Industry Adapts to COVID-19, Increases Opportunities for Students

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 29, 2020

The fashion industry holds events benefiting not only members of the industry but also local cities. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of these events moved online or were postponed. Such...

Members of Zippython dancing during their end of the year event in 2018.

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...

Families and children participating in hands-on activities during a previous the Trick or Treat event at the Akron Art Museum.

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...

 Students enjoying games at Lock 3 during the Fall in Love with Akron Fest.

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...

Flyers promoting the event can be found in various areas of campus, such as the Taber Student Union.

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...

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UAs RooCatholic.

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...

Copy Editor, Sala Wier (left) and her “gal-pals” celebrating their friendship.

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...

Gifts on Valentine’s Day come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but usually are wrapped in a red-themed color scheme.

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...

Women of all ages are able to register for the program.

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...

The Welcome Center decorated for Wild Lights at the 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...

(Image via Stan Hywet Hall)

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...

The Starbucks in the Bierce Library is filled with various red decorations and holiday themed merchandise.

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...

A North American River Otter poses with a pumpkin in celebration of Boo at the Zoo. (Photo courtesy of Akron Zoo)

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...

Lock 3 Park in Downtown Akron.

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...

(Photo courtesy of the Confucius Institute)

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....

The Downtown Akron skyline.

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...

Zippy is one of the few female college mascots in the United States and was named the winner of the national Capital One Mascot of the Year Challenge in 2007.

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...

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...

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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,...

Author Rebecca Traister speaking about her book at 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...

Women attending the Ladies’ Night event.

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...

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.

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...

Zippy letting everyone know who is #1. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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,...

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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...

Springtime at Brandywine Falls. (Photo courtesy of Tom Jones)

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...

The Buchtelite wishes its readers a very Happy Valentines Day. (Graphic courtesy of Public Domain Pictures)

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff February 12, 2018

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief [email protected] 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...

Looking up at Akrons Northside Marketplace

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...

Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017.

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...

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....

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Student Life)

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...

(Photo courtesy of Szalays Farm and Market)

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...

Photo courtesy of

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...

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...

Some of the 2017 recruitment guides who assisted in UA’s sorority recruitment. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Panhellenic Council)

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...

Lock 4 Park.

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor August 29, 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...

“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,...

Poet Asia Samson recites a poem.

Empowering through poetry

By George Dunlap, Writer February 17, 2016

“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...

The Chinese New Year event featured holiday decorations and explanations of many of the related traditions.

The year of the monkey

By Celeste Houmard, Writer February 10, 2016

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...

Z-Fit kicks off new program

Z-Fit kicks off new program

By John Rachal, Writer January 25, 2016

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...

UA student Zach Kisor bonds with the Haitian students.

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

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor January 25, 2016

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)...

Carnival of Horrors cast members prepare to scare.

Educator by day; haunter by night

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 26, 2015

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...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2015

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,...

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 19, 2015

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...

Author David Sheff speaks to audience about his sons addiction.

The struggle of addiction

By Baylee Diedrich, Writer October 14, 2015

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...

ImpROOve test taking skills

ImpROOve test taking skills

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 12, 2015

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...

Dont sweat it

Don’t sweat it

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 7, 2015

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,...

Participants in the Alzheimers  walk support cause.

A Walk to Remember

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 5, 2015

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...

New assault awareness organization

New assault awareness organization

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer April 1, 2015

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...

Matt Altiere interacts with a student after the lecture.

Sleep for grades

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer March 18, 2015

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...

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer March 18, 2015

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...

Social media: another window to climb into

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor March 5, 2015

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...

Ultimate roommate guide

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor March 5, 2015

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...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor March 4, 2015

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...

Akronites skating at the 11th annual opening of the Lock 3 Ice Skating Rink

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor December 3, 2014

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...

OCSS lets students compete in lighting contest

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer December 3, 2014

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...

Relaxation events held for students before finals week

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-chief December 3, 2014

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...

USG adopted new Constitution

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor December 3, 2014

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...

Students compete in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U

ACM holds gaming tournament

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor November 26, 2014

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...

A cartoon explaining the panic of Americans about Ebola

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer November 17, 2014

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,...

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer November 12, 2014

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...

President of CROW, Rachelle Smith stands with award winners Melinda Newman, William Hauser, Jodi Henderson-Ross, Kameka Fullwood Tate, and Matthew Lee

CROW gives feminist awards

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor November 12, 2014

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...

Zippy poses with Dining Services and their  secret chili recipe made by Matthew Regula

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor November 11, 2014

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...

Kelly Answers audience questions about her speech and presentation

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Writer November 11, 2014

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...

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

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer November 11, 2014

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...

PizzaFires assembly line prep station to customize your pizza

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer November 3, 2014

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...

A ceramic piece at a gallery in downtown Akron

November Akron Art Walk

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer November 3, 2014

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...

Panelists discussed the importance of holistic foods

Food Day comes to Akron

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer October 27, 2014

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...

Akron native, Rhea Butcher, performing in Akron for the first time

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 23, 2014

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,...

Adam Grabowski performing in the Student Union ballrooms

Grabowski gives students a laugh

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 23, 2014

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...

SOuRCe hosts Leadership Luncheon

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer October 23, 2014

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...

The Candy Bar is located on the 3rd floor of Polsky

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer October 23, 2014

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...

Winter Wish Drive is giving back

By Ellep Papp, Arts & Life Writer October 23, 2014

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...

Cover of Noell Wolfgang Evans 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

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...

Humans armed with Nerf guns to protect themselves from the zombies

Humans vs. Zombies

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 23, 2014

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...

Jessie Bose, Emma Salzbrenner, and Essence Bradley from Off Campus Student Services and their Pink Parisian

Around the World Mocktails educates students

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 23, 2014

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...

Snakron Logo

Snakron gets delivered to campus

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2014

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...

Another Tai Chi move

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer October 1, 2014

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...

Students make there way to each booth Wal-Mart had set up

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 1, 2014

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...

Good Neighbors Inc. answers questions to an aspiring volunteer

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

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 1, 2014

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...

Marathoners cross mile marker 9.7 of the 26.2 miles

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 30, 2014

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....

The Brothers Band performs on their own porch

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 24, 2014

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...

Cuban sandwiches and fried plantains were available to students during Caribbean Day

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 17, 2014

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...

Brian Fernandez Poses in his Urban Outfitters attire

What Inspired That Look?

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer September 17, 2014

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...

UAkrons ServeAkron volunteers pose for after a long day of yard work

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

By Judy Nelson, Arts & Life Writer September 17, 2014

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....

A Sorority member dances as they get new recruits

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

By Lauren Ferrito, Arts & Life Writer September 17, 2014

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...

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

“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...

Sorority 101 gets UA women involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 8, 2014

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...

ZPN as they check students into the event

5th Annual ZPN Fest

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 8, 2014

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...

Center for the History of Psychology expands

By Mary Menzemer, Opinions Editor September 8, 2014

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...

Vote for Zippy At UA Pride Day in the Student Union.

UA Pride Day gets students involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor August 28, 2014

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...

Penn Station at University Edge

University Edge

By Lauren Thompson, Opinion Editor August 28, 2014

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...

Holiday memories abound in students

By Alizabeth Christian November 26, 2013

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,...

Black Friday stories

By Alizabeth Christian November 26, 2013

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...

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

By Hillary Martter October 22, 2013

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...

Apple pie and family traditions

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2013

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...

Life inside the residence halls

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor September 24, 2013

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...

A freshman’s guide to weekends on campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor September 17, 2013

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...

Civil War reenactor invades campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor September 10, 2013

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....

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor September 5, 2013

“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...

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