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Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

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

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 to abandon their normal activities, hobbies and workout venues, making finding a safe activity to e...

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

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

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 events included fashion shows, which allow designers and brands to promote their collections. Her...

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

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

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...

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

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

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 ...

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

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

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...

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

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

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...

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UA's RooCatholic.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

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

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

(Image via Stan Hywet Hall)

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...

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

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

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 ...

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

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

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...

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

Lock 3 Park in Downtown Akron.

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

(Photo courtesy of the Confucius Institute)

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...

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

The Downtown Akron skyline.

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...

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

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.

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

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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...

Author Rebecca Traister Visits The University of Akron

Author Rebecca Traister speaking about her book at 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

Women attending the Ladies’ Night event.

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

{Graphic Courtesy of Zips Programming Network)

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

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

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

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

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!

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

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...

Valentine’s Date Ideas

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Looking up at Akrons Northside Marketplace

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...

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

Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017.

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

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

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...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

(Photo courtesy of Szalay's Farm and Market)

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...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of

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,, 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...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

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

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...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Lock 4 Park.

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 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...

Empowering through poetry

Poet Asia Samson recites a poem.

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 “Pink Crayons.” ​On Feb. 15, poets Asia Samson and Jollan Aurelio performed at The University...

The year of the monkey

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

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 to be the year of the monkey? The monkey is ninth of the 12 animals in the recurring 12-year...

Z-Fit kicks off new program

Z-Fit kicks off new program

By John Rachal, Writer

January 25, 2016

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

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

UA student Zach Kisor bonds with the Haitian students.

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) from Jan. 10-17. The study abroad program, part of a Leadership Experience Project, occurred for...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Carnival of Horrors cast members prepare to scare.

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 owner of The Carnival of Horrors, located at the Blossom Music Center. After Pluta graduated...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

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

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015

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

The struggle of addiction

Author David Sheff speaks to audience about his son's 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 and drug addiction that lasted for 10 years. On Oct. 13, Sheff visited E.J. Thomas  to talk and ...

ImpROOve test taking skills

ImpROOve test taking skills

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015

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

Don’t sweat it

Don't sweat it

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 7, 2015

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

A Walk to Remember

Participants in the Alzheimer's  walk support cause.

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 Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and has been fundraising since...

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 to “make our college campus safer by educating men about healthy masculinity.” The group...

Sleep for grades

Matt Altiere interacts with a student after the lecture.

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 Simmons Hall, Room 306. The hour long discussion reviewed the basics regarding sleep problems and...

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015

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

Social media: another window to climb into

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015

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

Ultimate roommate guide

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2015

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

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2015

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

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

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

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 sledding hill. The area also includes holiday shopping, a winter farmers market, Archie the Snowman...

OCSS lets students compete in lighting contest

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014

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

Relaxation events held for students before finals week

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-chief

December 3, 2014

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

USG adopted new Constitution

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

December 3, 2014

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

ACM holds gaming tournament

Students compete in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U

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 for attendants to play and six tournaments running throughout the day. Association for Computer...

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

A cartoon explaining the panic of Americans about 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, director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at The...

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 12, 2014

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

CROW gives feminist awards

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

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 to recognize faculty members and graduate students that have made an inspirational impact in a student...

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

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

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 with United Way gathered together different dining services at UA and nearby restaurants to compete...

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

Kelly Answers audience questions about her speech and presentation

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 her in anything she’s accomplished. “I lived life the way that made sense to me,” Kelly...

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

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 11, 2014

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

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

PizzaFire's assembly line prep station to customize your pizza

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 at 22 Exchange St., has been dubbed the “chipotle of pizza” for a good reason. The setup is...

November Akron Art Walk

A ceramic piece at a gallery in downtown Akron

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 variety of locations throughout the city of Akron. Participating artists present a diverse selection...

Food Day comes to Akron

Panelists discussed the importance of holistic foods

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 has hosted the event. The event started with Sarah Morath, associate professor of Legal Writing...

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

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

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, Oct. 13. Opening for her fiancé, Esposito, they were each able to create jokes around each of their...

Grabowski gives students a laugh

Adam Grabowski performing in the Student Union ballrooms

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 set lasted well over an hour and was a mix of improvised and written material. The performance...

SOuRCe hosts Leadership Luncheon

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014

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

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

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

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 bulk candy, The Candy Bar has it all. They feature a large variety of bulk, nostalgic and retro candy...

Winter Wish Drive is giving back

By Ellep Papp, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014

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

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

Cover of Noell Wolfgang Evans new book,

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 is a collection of short stories focusing on certain aspects of everyday moments that can too often...

Humans vs. Zombies

Humans armed with Nerf guns to protect themselves from the 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 being tagged by zombies and use selective weapons to protect themselves from the invading horde. The...

Around the World Mocktails educates students

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

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 organizations participating had to pick a country or location to build their table and drink around....

Snakron gets delivered to campus

Snakron Logo

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 favorites, so you don’t have to leave the house. Mark Loren, founder of Snakron is a 21 year-old...

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

Another Tai' Chi move

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 martial arts but way softer and not so tense. It relaxes your body and your spirit. It's very...

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

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

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 students a break throughout the day with hot dogs, burgers and a live DJ. During the event, the staff...

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

Good Neighbors Inc. answers questions to an aspiring volunteer

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 in which students can volunteer through ServeAkron. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students could talk to...

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

Marathoners cross mile marker 9.7 of the 26.2 miles

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. for the competitors to get their racing bibs and along with other equipment they may need during...

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

The Brothers Band performs on their own porch

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 of the community to turn porches into stages and fill the surrounding blocks with cultures from around...

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

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

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 mosey through the event during lunch. This was the first year that Caribbean Day has been held...

What Inspired That Look?

Brian Fernandez Poses in his Urban Outfitters attire

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 on it, dark denim jeans rolled up at the bottom and desert brown Clark boots. "I got th...

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

UAkron's ServeAkron volunteers pose for after a long day of yard work

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. They headed for St. Mary’s Parish, located a few minutes away from campus. Super Service Saturday...

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

A Sorority member dances as they get new recruits

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 receive their bid to join a chapter. Bid Day follows a weeklong formal recruitment process where...

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

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

By Ashlee Fields, Page Editor

September 8, 2014

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

Sorority 101 gets UA women involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2014

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

5th Annual ZPN Fest

ZPN as they check students into the event

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 students entertained. ZPN was giving out free pizza, pop and funnel cakes, but that’s not all they...

Center for the History of Psychology expands

By Mary Menzemer, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2014

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

UA Pride Day gets students involved

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

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 to start wearing more UA gear and get involved with the school. “This event is always pretty pop...

University Edge

Penn Station at 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 news is that there will also be a Chipotle located next door. After years of casually aspiring...

Holiday memories abound in students

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

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

Black Friday stories

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

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

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

By Hillary Martter

October 22, 2013

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

Apple pie and family traditions

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013

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

Life inside the residence halls

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2013

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

A freshman’s guide to weekends on campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2013

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

Civil War reenactor invades campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 10, 2013

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

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor

September 5, 2013

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