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Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

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

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.
Several events, such as fashion shows and fashion weeks, were either moved online or postponed due to the pandemic.
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...

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.
This fundraising event is one of several planned for the academic year to reach their goal of $40,000.
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...

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.
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...

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

 Students enjoying games at Lock 3 during the Fall in Love with Akron Fest.
First year students were able to get motivated for the new school year through several events and activities across campus.
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...

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.
Hosted by the Zips Programming Network, this campus-based event is held each year to showcase UA students’ talent and abilities.
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...

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UA's RooCatholic.
Community, service and life are the pillars that raise the ‘Place to Belong.’
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...

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

Copy Editor, Sala Wier (left) and her “gal-pals” celebrating their friendship.
The day before Valentine’s Day, often referred to as Galentine’s Day, is a great excuse to get together with friends.
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...

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.
As the second most celebrated holiday in the United States, several do not realize it is also one of the most marketable with a disturbing origin.
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...

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

Women of all ages are able to register for the program.
This female-focused boxing program aims to give women a place where they can enjoy exercising while increasing their self-confidence.
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...

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

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

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

(Image via Stan Hywet Hall)
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...

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

The Starbucks in the Bierce Library is filled with various red decorations and holiday themed merchandise.
Baristas and customers share their experiences with and feelings towards the recent seasonal change in stores.
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...

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)
From Boo at the Zoo to Brew at the Zoo, everyone will find something to for Halloween this year.
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...

Akron to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lock 3

Lock 3 Park in Downtown Akron.
With live music and a variety of food and drinks available, Oktoberfest begins Oct. 5 and ends Oct. 6.
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...

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

(Photo courtesy of the Confucius Institute)
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....

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

The Downtown Akron skyline.
This monthly event showcases various areas of cuisine, culture, arts and entertainment in downtown Akron.
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 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.
Through her excitement, charm and dancing, Zippy showed no signs of her age during her birthday celebration in the Student Union.
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
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...

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)
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 Visits The University of Akron

Author Rebecca Traister speaking about her book at The University of Akron.
New York Times Bestseller Hosts Lecture at UA
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...

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

Women attending the Ladies’ Night event.
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...

ZPN to Host Cupcake Wars

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

The Chronicles of Zippy

Zippy letting everyone know who is #1. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)
The Zipper, the Kangaroo and the Award
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,...

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)
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...

Relax and Take a Trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

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

Valentine’s Date Ideas

The Buchtelite wishes its readers a very Happy Valentine's Day. (Graphic courtesy of Public Domain Pictures)
Our Editorial Staff Shares Their Ideal Valentine's Day Dates for You and Your Special Someone.
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...

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

Looking up at Akrons Northside Marketplace
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...

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

Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017.
See, Hear, Taste and Do at Akron's New Year's Celebration
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

The University's culturally diverse campus looks forward to the holidays no matter the season.
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....

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

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

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

(Photo courtesy of Szalay's Farm and Market)
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...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of https://www.uakron.edu/bms/
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

The Christian network plans to honor two of its outstanding servant leaders.
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...

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)
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...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Lock 4 Park.
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...

“Songs for a New World” Coming to Akron in September

E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is slated to host 11 events through the end of October and the first show to start off the fall 2017 semester is “Songs for a New World.”
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,...

Empowering through poetry

Poet Asia Samson recites a poem.
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 year of the monkey

The Chinese New Year event featured holiday decorations and explanations of many of the related traditions.
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
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 students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA student Zach Kisor bonds with the Haitian students.
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)...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Carnival of Horrors cast members prepare to scare.
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

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
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...

The struggle of addiction

Author David Sheff speaks to audience about his son's addiction.
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
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...

Don’t sweat it

Don't sweat it
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,...

A Walk to Remember

Participants in the Alzheimer's  walk support cause.
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
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...

Sleep for grades

Matt Altiere interacts with a student after the lecture.
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

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

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

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
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...

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

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

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

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

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...

ACM holds gaming tournament

Students compete in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U
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...

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

A cartoon explaining the panic of Americans about Ebola
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
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...

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
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’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

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

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

Kelly Answers audience questions about her speech and presentation
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

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...

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

PizzaFire's assembly line prep station to customize your pizza
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...

November Akron Art Walk

A ceramic piece at a gallery in downtown Akron
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...

Food Day comes to Akron

Panelists discussed the importance of holistic foods
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 comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

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

Grabowski gives students a laugh

Adam Grabowski performing in the Student Union ballrooms
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

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...

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

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

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...

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

Cover of Noell Wolfgang Evans new book,
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 vs. Zombies

Humans armed with Nerf guns to protect themselves from the zombies
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...

Around the World Mocktails educates students

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

Snakron Logo
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...

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

Another Tai' Chi move
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...

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

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

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

Good Neighbors Inc. answers questions to an aspiring volunteer
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...

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

Marathoners cross mile marker 9.7 of the 26.2 miles
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....

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

The Brothers Band performs on their own porch
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...

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

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

What Inspired That Look?

Brian Fernandez Poses in his Urban Outfitters attire
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...

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

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

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

A Sorority member dances as they get new recruits
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
Hypnotist entrances the students
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

Teaching women about what the Greek life at UA includes
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...

5th Annual ZPN Fest

ZPN as they check students into the event
ZPN Held their 5th Annual Festival at Coleman Common to Welcome Students Back to Class
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

Center for History of Psychology receives $3.5 Million donation
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...

UA Pride Day gets students involved

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

University Edge

Penn Station at University Edge
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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