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Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Guest cellist, Tony Rymer.

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 22, 2017

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall with a special concert titled, The Slavic Soul. The Orchestra’s opening concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Marche slave”, which is a famous work with folk themes from Russian and Serbian c...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

(Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum)

By Ashley Negulici, Reporter

September 21, 2017

The Akron Art Museum has free admission on Thursdays for individuals to come and enjoy the galleries at no cost from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Free Thursdays is a good way for us to give back to the community,” Dominic Caruso, the marketing manager at the Akron Art Museum said. The museum has ...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

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...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

“Fragmented” by Jenniffer Omaitz-Collier.

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

September 18, 2017

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full and part-time faculty members. The pieces represent the different areas of the school including p...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

UA composer, James Wilding.

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 15, 2017

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

Exploring Greek Life

UA Students 'Go Greek' on the Panhellenic Council.

By Alexus Loze, Correspondent

August 29, 2017

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

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

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...

Eight-course meal for one cause

Eight-course meal for one cause

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 30, 2016

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

An alternative way to de-stress

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

March 30, 2016

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

Delving into deaf culture

Senior Officers for the ASLA Club, Khalil Smoth and Margaret Katter.

By George Dunlap, writer

March 28, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) collaborated with the American Sign Language Association and Office of Accessibility at The University of Akron to host an event honoring Deaf History Month on March 28. Deaf History Month spans March 13 to April 15. This event, held in the Student Union Starbucks...

Jewelry from Japan

Jewelry from Japan

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 28, 2016

Internationally-exhibited jewelry artist Sayumi Yokouchi visited The University of Akron on Wednesday, March 16, to discuss her life and share her ideas. She gave her lecture in Folk Hall to a crowd of more than 50 attendees. Yokouchi grew up in Japan and currently lives and maintains studios in both...

Women’s self-defense class was a hit

UA student learns new self-defense techniques in a class at the Rec.

By Abigail Wakefield, Writer

March 28, 2016

University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar joined a handful of women in the rec center on March 16 to teach helpful self-defense techniques. This class was held as part of Women’s History Month. The hands-on workshop presented easy-to-use...

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

Student talks with representatives from a dining services company.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2016

Balancing a full load of classes and a full-time job can be challenging and exhausting. To allow students to explore their options, The University of Akron’s Career Center hosted a Part-time and Seasonal Job Fair on March 15 in the Student Union. This free event gave students the opportunity to...

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

UA student Ben Holda, a sophomore, admires an artistic rendition of a map of Akron at Big Love Fest.

By Preston Davis, writer

March 16, 2016

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held March 12 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. In prior years, the festival was held at Musica, but the growing...

Behind the hijab

Over 30 people attended

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 14, 2016

The topic of religion can be a touchy subject to some. UA senior Israa Eddeb hosted an event called Veiled Conversation to teach students about Islam and clear any misconceptions they might have. This event, held on March 9 in Bierce Library room 274A, offered individuals the chance to spark conv...

Women’s activist Sandra Fluke talks millennials, politics

Women's rights activist, Sandra Fluke, speaks in the Union Ballroom on March 9.

By Emily Salopeck, Writer

March 14, 2016

Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke devotes her time speaking about public interest advocacy for numerous social justice causes. Fluke spoke to UA students on March 9 in the Student Union Ballroom as a part of Women’s History Month.   Fluke addressed how the millennial generation needs to find its ...

Akron’s Got Talent

Remembering tomorrow plays at Akron's Got Talent

By Ashlee Fields, Page Designer

March 14, 2016

University of Akron students put their skills to the test for Akron’s Got Talent on March 10 in the Student Union Theatre. All the participants competed for a chance to win gift cards for the best performances. The event was put on by the Zips Programming Network and Campus Programs. The show w...

An ‘XClusive’ comedy show

Comedian Kenneth

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 9, 2016

America's Got Talent performer Kenneth "XClusive" Parya brought an exciting mix of dancing, comedy, singing, and music to The University of Akron on March 8. Featured on Season 3 of America’s Got Talent, XClusive made it to Vegas with his robotic mime dancing routine. After being eliminated in the...

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2016

With spring break approaching, it may be difficult for students to stay motivated for all of the upcoming papers and exams. A way students can de-stress from school work and relax is by taking time to practice yoga. The University of Akron graduate student Sara Syed teaches yoga regularly and thinks...

Women’s history trivia show

Students participate in trivia game show in honor of Women's History Month.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

March 9, 2016

Who was the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives? The first woman elected to congress? Or the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic? These are just some of questions asked during the “Reality Check Game Show, Women’s History Edition.” The trivia show entertained...

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell

March 7, 2016

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their free time. Every spring break for the last five years, Campus Focus, a college ministry through The...

Family Night works out at the Rec

Picture left to right: Wyatt Nolker, Diontez Ross, Emily Kruft, Trevor Zorn.

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 7, 2016

The University of Akron’s Taking Care Week finished off with a Family Night event last Friday in the Student Recreation and Wellness (Rec) Center. Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted the event in the Rec Center, allowing Zips and their families access to the rock wall, the swimming pool, and the...

First Open Mic Night at Union

Student Paul Clifford performs songs while playing guitar in the Starbucks Lounge.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 7, 2016

Students were given the chance to perform songs, skits, dances, poetry, and stand-up comedy for Open Mic Night in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge last Wednesday, March 2. This event was hosted by Z-TV, a multiple Emmy Award winning producer of broadcast television programming at UA. This is...

Off-Campus Housing Fair presents cheaper options

Graduate student Sandeep Dudam learns more about his off-campus options.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 2, 2016

Students were given an opportunity to explore their living options with the Spring 2016 Off-Campus Housing Fair on Tuesday, March 1. Sponsored by Off-Campus Living, 12 off-campus properties, financial corporations, and on-campus options were presented in the Student Union. The housing fair allowed...

Jazz Group “Blue Pi” Entertains Crowd in the Student Union for the Conclusion of Black History Month

The local jazz band called Blu Pi plays music at Starbucks during ZPN's event for Black History Month.

By Paul Clifford, Writer

March 2, 2016

The jazz group Blue Pi gave a stellar performance in the Student Union on Monday evening, Feb. 29 to conclude Black History Month. The group is composed of musicians Kofi (piano), Jay (saxophone), and Rob (percussion). The University of Akron hosted several events throughout February to celebrate...

Manage stress with UA’s Counseling and Testing Center

Graduate students, April Barnes (left) and Sharon Schwam (right) showing off their origami tulips.

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2 marked the third day for The University of Akron’s Taking Care Week, and included activities focused on how to manage personal stress. Matthew Altiere, psychologist at the UA’s Counseling and Testing Center, tossed out stress balls made out of a balloon and sand to students...

Taste of Colombia

UA student Alvaro Rodriguez shows Colombian currency.

By Israa Eddeb, Online Editor

February 29, 2016

“Why do we still get it wrong?” asked UA student Alvaro Rodriguez, referring to the misspelling of his homeland country, Colombia. He said people commonly misspell it as “Columbia,” like the university, clothing brand, or the movie production company. Rodriguez was the international student...

Laser tag in Union draws 200

UA student Rachel Graham takes part in a laser tag tournament.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

February 29, 2016

Pizza, snow cones, laser tag, and more than 200 students filled the Student Union Ballrooms last Friday, going head-to-head in laser tag in hopes of posting the highest score and winning some prizes. Hosted by the Zips Programming Network, a 50 foot by 70 foot inflatable laser tag arena was set up...

UA’s Taking Care Week

UA student Harwin Der, spinning the wheel to win a prize from the Counseling Center table.

By George Dunlap, Writer

February 29, 2016

During this time in the semester, students start to feel overworked, tired, and may lack in self-care. To help aid students over the mid-semester hump, The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center is hosting “Taking Care Week” from Feb. 29 until March 4. The week started off on Monday...

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

Attendees cosplay as Link (left) and Mega Man (right) in the Student Union.

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 24, 2016

More than 1,800 people filled the The University of Akron’s Student Union on Feb. 20 to attend Zipcon, a convention on Japanese animation, otherwise known as anime. The event, organized by UA's Akron Animation Association, was free to attend. Anime is a hand-drawn or animated medium present in comics,...

Career Fair employers advise students

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2016

For the past several weeks, students of all majors have been preparing for the various career fairs offered at The University of Akron this semester, from the Engineering, Science, and Technology Career Fair, All Campus Internship and Career Fair, Part-time/Seasonal Job Fairs, Education Major Fair to...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

3 Guys Pizza employee showcases winning pizza besides students Ryan Harty (left) and Matthew Yoder (right)

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 22, 2016

Over 90 students voted to decide The University of Akron’s Next Top Pizza at a fundraiser event on Feb. 18. The $1,000 raised will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank. UA’s Interfraternity Council hosted the event for the third year in the Student Union with pizza — lots of pizza. For 10...

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

Singer-songwriter Mike Edel promotes his recent album

By Sofia, Arts & Life Editor

February 22, 2016

“It’s a lot of hard work and some great music. That's what people want,” said musician Mike Edel. Edel is an indie folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia who is making his debut in Akron as a part of his 2016 U.S. Winter Tour of the Mid-West. He will be performing his most recent album,...

Prepare for the Career Fair

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2016

Henry Hartman once said, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity,” and last week students at The University of Akron prepared themselves for opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences. On Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) liaisons...

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...

Mardi Gras Celebration

Senior Amanda Palmer, left, and junior Lauaren Thompson, right, at last Wednesday's event.

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 17, 2016

Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is a celebration that occurs before the fasting of Lent. Traditionally, the festivities culminate on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Zips Programming Network hosted a Mardi Gras party for families of non-traditional students on Wednesday,...

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

Team from Phi Delta Pheta take part in the Zips for St. Jude all-nighter fundraiser.

By John Rachal, Writer

February 17, 2016

Zips for St. Jude celebrates 10 years of collectively raising more than $300,000 for the children of St. Jude’s Research Hospital. For their main 2016 event, Zips for St. Jude held an all-nighter in the Student Union Ballrooms to raise funds from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Zips for St. Jude is a student...

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

John Quiñones speaks to attendees about his childhood struggle.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

February 10, 2016

“Now available at Walgreens,” was the first words ever uttered by John Quiñones in broadcasting. Quinoñes is now a seven-time Emmy award-winning anchor and host of  ABC’s television series “What Would You Do?” Quiñones spoke at the University of Akron on Feb. 9 as part of the University’s...

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...

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

Choir director Marie Bucoy-Calavan directs the composite choir of Lakewood high, Lake high, and the UA chorus in the finale of the Vocal Choral Fest Concert.

By John Rachal, Writer

February 8, 2016

Several local high school choirs were invited to The University of Akron to participate in the annual Vocal-Choral Festival on Feb. 3 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The Vocal-Choral Festival allowed over 200 high school students to experience life on campus for a day and see what it’s like to be a part of...

Nationally-exhibited photographer lectures at Akron Art Museum

Adrea Modica signs books for admirers of her art.

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

February 8, 2016

“I live for photographing and its ability to transform what is in front of us,” said Andrea Modica, a nationally-exhibited photographer. On Feb. 4, Andrea Modica visited the Akron Art Museum to talk on behalf of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture series about her experiences with photography...

Black expression benefit for Flint water crisis

Members of Black Students United presented

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 8, 2016

Raw aggression and sincere emotion took the stage at an event last Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge to benefit the victims of the Flint water crisis. “Too Black,” a spoken-word poet from Indianapolis, was the event’s keynote performer, which was organized by UA’s Black...

Turning trash into recycled beauty

The artist's work features full-room installation pieces created from recycled and reclaimed materials.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

February 3, 2016

“My pieces are completely organized chaos,” said sculptor Julie Schenkelberg while referring to her artwork. Schenkelberg visited the Akron Art Museum on Jan. 31 to showcase her art and to talk about her artistic process. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Schenkelberg received a degree in art...

Board games, Greek life, and Jesus Christ

Paul Lewandowski and Jessie Repko promote their campus organization's event, Tunnel of Oppression.

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Board games, peer mentoring, engineering design, Greek life, and Jesus Christ — diverse interests filled the Student Union concourse on Monday, Feb. 1, during the spring 2016 Involvement Fair. Involvement Fairs are events hosted by SOuRCe (Student Organization Resource Center) that offer students...

Students win big at Bingo Night

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

February 1, 2016

  UA students had a fun opportunity to get out of their dorms to win free stuff on Jan. 21. Bingo Night was held by the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), which is an event they hold annually. With more than 380 participants, NRHH stated that this was one of the best bingo nights they ...

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, and Annie Lederman (left to right) answer questions texted in by the audience at the end of the comedy show.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 1, 2016

“I look at life like a glass half full of vodka, and then I drink it,” said Nicole Byer, a comedian for MTV’s Girl Code. Nearly 1,000 students attended Girl Code Live in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29. The ballroom still could not accommodate everyone; some attendees had to sit on the...

Inside the ice

Alyson Smith carves an award-winning- sculpture entitled

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

January 27, 2016

“The happiest part is when the time is up because while the time is running and everything is going wrong, it scares you to death,” senior Alyson Smith said while carving ice at UA’s Ice Fest competition, where she ended up winning third place and $100 worth of carving tools. This was her first...

Game-Changer: Tyler Schwartz

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

As students returned to classes last week, UA’s fifth “game-changer” was announced. Tyler Schwartz, the fifth of eight “game-changers” and a campus resident assistant (RA), is a junior pursuing a degree in electrical engineering technology Mathematics professor Irina Chernikova nominated...

Rethinking Race preview

Rethinking Race preview

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2016

The Rethinking Race series is back at The University of Akron, beginning Jan. 29 and lasting until Feb. 12. Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond is a forum in which race-related issues are discussed and examined through films, performances, face-to-face conversations, and keynote speakers. Rethinking...

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...

The Welcome Back Bash

Logan Hershberger, the president of the Zips Programming Network, plays glow-in-the-dark mini golf during the Welcome Back Bash.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

January 25, 2016

It may be hard getting back into the swing of a new semester after a long break. To make the first week transition more enjoyable, ZPN hosted a Welcome Back Bash for students on Jan. 21. Upon entering the Student Union Ballroom, students were given a raffle ticket for a chance to win gift cards from...

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...

Santa Zippy, hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa Zippy and students.

By John Rachal, Writer

December 9, 2015

UA’s beloved mascot Zippy helped spread holiday cheer around campus with the event “Pictures with Santa Zippy” on Dec. 8 during the afternoon in the Student Union. The event was hosted by the university’s communications and marketing department. Students and passers-by were encouraged to t...

Students jazz things up at Guzzetta

Pianist Cedric Talbert and bass player Nick Golina perform at Monday's jazz concert

By Jaclyn Scarborough, writer

December 9, 2015

The “Large Jazz Ensembles” concert showcased the many talents of UA’s music students, and included many solo performances, allowing many of the students to have their moment in the spotlight. UA’s School of Music presented this end-of-the-semester jazz concert on Dec. 7 in Guzzetta Hall. The ...

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 9, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department teamed up with the athletic department to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend home football and basketball games until Dec. 21 to have the opportunity to “Cram the cROOzer.” A University Police cruiser...

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 9, 2015

This time of year is considered to be the most giving season of all. UA students, faculty, and staff have the chance to brighten the day of students who attend Helen Arnold Community Learning Center by participating in “Wrapping Night.” Hosted by Akron Hope, Wrapping Night will be held on Dec. 11 in ...

“The Spirit of Christmas” concert

44th annual Christmas concert from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13.

By Paige Purtz, Writer

December 7, 2015

The Christmas story is one that the average person is very familiar with. Many people have grown up seeing it in nativity scenes, reading about it in books, or hearing about it in church. The Chapel in Akron is gathering for their  44th annual Christmas concert, “The Spirit of Christmas,” to...

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 7, 2015

With the fall semester coming to an end, soon-to-be graduating seniors have a chance to commemorate their school pride and take advantage of different workshops with UA’s Senior Week from Saturday, Dec. 5 until Friday, Dec. 11. “UA Fall 2015 graduates should take part in Senior Week to not only...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

John Messina is slimed during the event by Zac Steiner.

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

December 7, 2015

"Can you show everyone how big our whisk is?" Zips for St. Jude President Paige Schertzinger said as Zac Steiner, assistant director of Off Campus Student Services, brandished a two-and-a-half foot long egg beater. As the 25-30 students in the Student Union Starbucks lounge watched, Steiner mixed...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

Relive TV history with UA lecturer’s new book

Mike and Janice Olszweski, authors of

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

  UA public speaking and media lecturer Mike Olszweski has worked in TV and radio for nearly half the 70 years Cleveland broadcast television has been active. Olszweski and his wife Janice recently published a book titled “Cleveland TV Tales Volume II.” The book focuses on different stor...

Lunchtime concert transcends cultural barriers

Ayea Cetin (left) and  Katsuya Yuasa perform at Guzzetta Tuesday, Nov. 24.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

November 30, 2015

Music filled Guzzetta Recital Hall on Nov. 24 as the UA School of Music hosted a lunchtime concert for UA students and community members called “Duo Esplanade,” a flute and clarinet recital featuring performers Ayca Cetin, Katsuya Yuasa, and Krystal Thomas. Cetin is a flutist and doctoral student...

‘By The Kids For The Kids’ fundraiser for the Akron Children’s Hospital

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 30, 2015

In the holiday spirit of sharing and caring, Dance Marathon UAkron is holding a fundraiser called “By The Kids, For The Kids Silent Art Auction and Benefit Concert,” for Akron Children’s Hospital. “By The Kids, For The Kids” is on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union...

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 30, 2015

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease which has caused approximately 658,507 deaths in the United States, according to AIDS.gov, the U.S. government’s website about AIDS. There are more than one million people living in the U.S. who live with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus,...

Donation drive to give back to Akron community

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 23, 2015

The winter holiday season is considered to be the most giving season of all. One way to help out this season is by participating in ServeAkron’s Winter Wishes Donation Drive. This annual donation drive offers two ways for students, faculty and staff to give back and help those who are less fortu...

Game show puts UA students’ knowledge to the test

Students participate in the interactive game in the Student Union.

By Zach Bush, Writer

November 23, 2015

Around 35 University of Akron students filled the seats of the Student Union theater on Nov. 20 in hopes of revealing their inner genius while experiencing two hours of pure fun and entertainment. ThinkFast Interactive, a traveling game show that visits high schools, colleges, businesses, and even U.S. ...

UA students take SNAP challenge

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

November 23, 2015

Most people associate being broke as part of being a college student. Students sometimes have to be creative when trying to make ends meet, and sacrifices are often made with the hope of not having to struggle financially once students graduate from college. But do college students really have it as bad ...

An art event for everyone

Students make the state of Ohio out of string for ZPN's art series.

By Paul Clifford, Writer

November 23, 2015

Although political science major Wyatt Nolker isn’t pursuing an art degree, he understands the importance of art and wants to share that with the rest of UA’s campus. On Nov. 19, students gathered at Nolker’s event in the Student Union Starbucks lounge to learn more about art and participat...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Volunteers package meals for the homeless

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

November 19, 2015

Financially supporting oneself can be a challenge — people may turn to the government for help, but is it really enough? One in seven individuals in the Akron-Canton area is food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food, according to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. ...

Graduate student gives lecture on low-wage work

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2015

The concept of minimum wage among college students is a hot topic for debate, but so is minimum wage for a single-parent matriarchal household that relies solely on a biweekly paycheck and public benefits. The University of Oregon’s professor of sociology Ellen Scott and University of Michigan graduate...

Public relations students to participate in Pro Bono day

By Keirsten Heckel

November 16, 2015

Members of The University of Akron Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America will assist in the seventh annual PRSA Pro Bono Day on Thursday, Nov. 19  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the Akron Community Foundation, Pro Bono Day is a local event where members of the Akron Area Chapter of Public Re...

Grammy Award winner teaches class at Guzzetta

Grammy Award winner teaches class at Guzzetta

By Julie Mullet

November 16, 2015

Three-time Grammy Award winner and principal clarinetist of the Milwaukee Symphony Todd Levy visited The University of Akron to present a master class. Around 20 people attended Levy’s class on Nov. 13 in Guzzetta Hall. During the class, five UA students went to the front of the room one by one a...

World traveling artist visits E.J.

Kehinde Wiley visited E.J. Thomas Hall Nov. 11 to present his artwork and experiences he had while working on portraits all over the world.

By Donald Jeffries

November 16, 2015

“I had this obsession with color, with hair, with black masculinity, and this sort of implosion of all those things,” portrait artist Kehinde Wiley said. Wiley visited E.J. Thomas Hall Nov. 11 to present his artwork and experiences he had while working on portraits all over the world. Wiley starte...

UA Music Ensemble performs at Guzzetta

By Ashlee Fields, Page Designer

November 12, 2015

Kevin Wilson, a graduate of The University of Akron School of Music, had his “Twilight Resound” premiere performance that was composed for the UA Music Ensemble on Nov. 10 at Guzzetta Recital Hall. He was one of six composers that evening, all of which were conducted by Guy Bordo. “Twilight...

Counseling Center helps students cope with loss

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2015

Death and loss of a loved one is a tragic experience that one may not know how to fully deal with. The University of Akron Testing and Counseling Center presented a “Coping with Grief” workshop on Nov. 9. to help students. Graduate assistant Charity Smith and psychology intern Amber Sylvan pre...

Don’t stress … stretch

Syed teaches students yoga in Bierce Library.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2015

With the semester more than halfway over, the amount of homework and exams might seem overwhelming. A good way to combat that stress and stay motivated for the rest of the semester is to practice yoga. “Yoga can be helpful for stress because it teaches us to slow down and to breath. By doin...

Weight gain, drunkorexia could result from alcohol

Peralta speaks about how men and women engage in unhealthy habits when consuming alcohol.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 10, 2015

Drinking in college has become a normality, but many students don’t realize the consequences of alcohol on their health and behavior. UA sociology professor Rob Peralta presented a lecture called “Weight Control Behavior and Alcohol Use Among College Students: Intersections of Body Image Norms, Sex...

Students learn importance of business etiquette

Students learn the correct use of utensil placement.

By Paul Clifford

November 10, 2015

Students learn importance of business etiquette Having a good resume is only the first step in making sure one can land a job. Last week, more than 300 students gathered in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 4 to learn the importance of business etiquette. Students learned about proper dress ...

Good sleep results in better grades

Good sleep results in better grades

By Sofia Syed, arts-editor@buchtelite.com

November 10, 2015

Naps and all-nighters can actually make one perform worse in school. Sleep is a vital part of keeping oneself healthy and allowing someone to perform their best. The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center wanted to educate students on proper sleep habits with their workshop titled ...

‘Comedy of Errors’ shakes up UA

The cast of 'The Comedy of Errors' performs at UA's Sandefur Theatre on Thursday evening.

By Jaclyn Scarborough and Logan Lane

November 10, 2015

The University of Akron theatre department is currently performing Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in the Sandefur Theatre at Guzzetta Hall. Opening night took place Nov. 5 and will continue until Nov. 14, with curtains rising at 7:30 p.m. each night. One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, "The ...

Opportunity knocks at housing fair

UA students visit tables to learn about off campus options.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2015

Finding the right place to live can be a challenge. There are many different factors to consider before signing a lease. The University of Akron’s off-campus student services wanted to help ease the confusion by holding an off-campus housing fair in the Student Union on Nov. 4. There were a varie...

College Now educates students on debt

College Now educates students on debt

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2015

Student loan debt has risen to $1.2 trillion dollars; two-thirds of students graduating from US colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt, according to Forbes.com. College is expensive and many students have to take out loans to pay for higher education. Scholarships and gra...

UA students treat local kids to a spooktacular Halloween

(From left) Trick or Treaters Sydney (7), Dayana (7), Symone (5), and Samya (2) enjoy some Halloween fun at Leggett CLC Thursday night.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

November 2, 2015

Students at Leggett Community Learning Center in Akron received an special Halloween treat this year, thanks to more than 20 UA student organizations who pitched in for the annual “Trunk or Treat” at the school. Several hundred students showed up for the Oct. 29 event dressed in costume and excite...

Disability Week to raise awareness

Disability Week to raise awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2015

Just over one in four of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67, according to the US social security administration. The University of Akron and the office of accessibility want to educate students by hosting disability awareness this week from Nov. 2 until Nov. 6. The ...

Day of the Dead livens up the Union

Megan Grund and Alvaro Rodriguez, H.O.L.A. members, dress in traditional costumes to celebrate Day of the Dead.

By Israa Eddeb, Online Editor

November 2, 2015

Dead bread, sugar skulls, music, and more filled the SU piano lounge on Nov. 2 for Hispanic Organization Leading Akron’s, or H.O.L.A.’s, display of El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Four separate tables were set up to present the event’s activities and food. On the first table, students...

Octubafest comes to Akron

Performers play tuba on Guzzetta stage.

By Julie Mullet, Writer

October 28, 2015

The night was hallmarked by the robust, resonant sounds of tubas and euphoniums as ensembles and quartets performed pieces ranging from festive folk songs to classics. UA students and music-lovers alike gathered in Guzzetta Hall on Oct. 26 for "Octubafest." The ensemble was directed by Christopher J...

Oddmall craft show and Geek Exposition to present free show in Akron

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2015

Weird is the new normal this fall. Come check out a conglomeration of artsy, geeky, and crafty madness that is none other than Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird. The free event at the John S. Knight Center is on Oct. 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and again on Nov. 1, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ...

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...

Synchronizing passion into career

Synchronizing passion into career

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

October 21, 2015

The University of Akron’s School of Music hosted a career day in Guzzetta Recital Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 21 for prospective students, parents, and even current students hoping to change majors. The day started with a welcome from Ann Usher, director of the School of Music, who presented attende...

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...

Making Strides toward a cure

Survivors sign pink tire in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the American Cancer Society hosted its 16th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5k walk which took place on UA’s campus. Registration, the kickoff program, and the Survivor Lap were hel...

Coming out in the Union: UA’s second annual drag show

Malibu Peru struts across the SU Theatre stage.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

October 14, 2015

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Zips Programming Network hosted a drag show in the student union theater Monday night for a very full and enthusiastic audience. There were more than 200 in attendance celebrating those in the LGBT community, specifically those who have recently come out t...

UA gets jazzed up

By Julie Mullet, Writer

October 14, 2015

Guzzetta Recital Hall was filled with relaxing sounds of the saxophone, bass, guitar, and many more instruments on Oct. 13. This past Tuesday marked the night of UA’s School of Music small jazz group performances. The show consisted of two separate jazz groups, each performing four songs. Th...

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 ...

Artwork depicts contamination

Alexis Rockman overlooks Lake Superior.

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

October 12, 2015

Contemporary artist Alexis Rockman visited the Akron Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 8, to give a lecture and present his recent artwork, which showcases the effects human beings have on the earth. In his lecture, Rockman displayed his painting, which showed a visual timeline depicting the evolution of na...

Author of “Beautiful Boy” to speak at UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015

Addiction is an ongoing tragedy throughout the world; it can shake up someone’s life and take a toll on family and friends. David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy,” has first hand experience with seeing someone he loves transform into an addict. Sheff’s son, Nick, struggled with a crystal meth addiction...

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...

A safe way to trick-or-treat

A safe way to trick-or-treat

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 7, 2015

Students and their families are invited to celebrate Halloween this year at Leggett Community Learning Center, with the fifth annual ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ on Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “When I Grow Up!” Participants are encouraged to wear co...

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...

World Famous Psychologist Visits UA

Dr. Zimbado addresses 1100 audience members at Quaker Station Monday night.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

October 7, 2015

Those who have taken a psychology course have probably heard the name Philip Zimbardo at one time or another. On Monday, Oct. 5, he came to The University of Akron. Zimbardo is most famously known for his ethically-controversial social experiment conducted in 1971, known as the Stanford Prison Expe...

Calling all ‘art nerds’

Bordner Mural by William Sommer, displayed at Boss Park as part of the trolley tour.

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2015

All “art nerds” are invited to attend a trolley tour of the Inside|Out installations on The University of Akron’s campus and parts of University Park. “Art Nerd Trolley Tour” is a free tour open to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. According to the Akron Art Museum’s ...

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...

Keyboard Festival thrills at Guzzetta

Oltmanns, Wilding, Reinhuber and Metchkov perform together at the UA/YSU Keyboard Festival.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

October 5, 2015

UA’s School of Music has been known for bringing talented musicians to campus for years, and the Oct. 4 concert was no different. The Kulas Foundation sponsored the UA/YSU Keyboard Festival at Guzzetta Recital Hall, which featured world renowned artists from all over the globe. The Kulas Foundatio...

“Breaking the Mold’

Andrew Thomas questions the standard of innovation.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

“There's nothing anyone in the world can do that we can't do in Akron,” Jeff Hoffman said. On Sept. 29, the SU Theatre held its second sold out “TEDxUniversityofAkron” talk with the 2015 theme, “Breaking the Mold.” Hoffman was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and gave anecdotes about...

Welcome to China class

Chao Mu teaches introductory Chinese.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

Learning a new language doesn't always have to be expensive and time-consuming. Graduate Assistant Chao Mu is teaching free beginning-level Chinese classes for UA students and faculty. Originally started in the spring semester, Mu wanted to continue the free lessons for the fall. This semester, the cl...

Maps in motion

Caitlin Cadieux describes differences between working in-house and freelance.

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

September 30, 2015

Graphic designer and animator Caitlin Cadieux visited Folk Hall on Sept. 29 to debut her first lecture titled, “The Cartography of Motion Design.” The lecture started with Cadieux showing pictures of her favorite examples of motion graphics and animation, including the stop-motion animated film...

Hypnotist puts crowd to sleep

Michael C. Anthony returns to EJ Thomas to wow the 'doubters'.

By Julie Mullet, Writer

September 29, 2015

UA students volunteered to perform hilarious and embarrassing acts in front of the EJ Thomas Hall auditorium on Sept. 23. Renowned hypnotist and UA favorite Michael C. Anthony instructed all those who braved the stage to focus on his hand as he began to hypnotize them. Once they had been put unde...

Late night swing dancing in Union

Ballroom Dance Club teaches students how to swing dance step-by-step.

By Baylee Diedrich, writer

September 29, 2015

On Sept. 25, ZPN Late Night hosted the Ballroom Dance Club to teach students how to swing dance. At 10 p.m., a large number of students gathered in the Student Union, eager to learn. To start, the Ballroom Dance Club broke down the basics of swing dancing. After giving students a chance to lear...

Professor developing innovative treatment

Associate professor of chemical and bimolecular engineering, Jie Zheng, in his lab at Whitby Hall.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2015

UA associate professor and researcher has potentially found a treatment for Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.   Jie Zheng has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Zheng and his team have dedicated the last seven years toward research...

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 24, 2015

The Akron Peace Project’s 6th annual Akron Peace Week will be celebrated this year from September 25 to  October 4. The newest addition to the Akron Peace Week, the Akron Yoga Summit, will commence this weekend from September 25-27.   The Akron Yoga Summit aims to bring the Akron community t...

Connections to the career world

Connections to the career world

By Christopher Seifert, Writer

September 24, 2015

UA will host its annual fall Career Fair Week in the Student Union from October 6 to 8.   All students and alumni are invited to attend the fair for free and no pre-registration is necessary. The Career Fair Week is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and strengths to potential empl...

Students share artwork for Akron competition

Uehlein's artwork titled

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015

Over 30 UA students have their artwork displayed in venues around downtown Akron for the fourth annual Akron Art Prize competition. Many categories will be displayed, including painting, photography, graphic design, and sculpture. Chad Uehlein, a junior majoring in printmaking, submitted his work entit...

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

Visitors look at installation at Folk Hall by artist Kennedy.

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

September 21, 2015

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into how he started printing. It started out as a hobby for Kennedy until he discovered Artist Book Works in Chicago, where he took cla...

PigPen comes to E.J. Thomas Hall

Musicians join crowd while performing.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015

In spite of a lukewarm audience, PigPen Theatre Co. instantly brought life to E.J. Thomas’s Stage Door when they stepped on stage on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The band’s unique sound, humor, and smooth transitions from instrument to instrument, often mid-song, captured the audience’s attention alm...

ATLAS Tuba and Euphonium Quartet performs at Guzzetta

ATLAS performed an array of pieces from modern to classical composers.

By Julie Mullet, Writer

September 16, 2015

Four musicians in identical suit coats, plaid button-downs, jeans, and black Converse took the stage on Sep. 14 in the Guzzetta Recital Hall. The quartet, ATLAS, consists of two tuba performers, Matt Hightower and Andy Smith, and two euphonium performers, Mike Waddell and Geoff Durbin. Although ...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

The Green Rush Bus group is traveling Ohio to advocate and inform people about legalizing marijuana.

By Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo because there is still a stigma associated with marijuana usage. This is why Responsible Ohio, the group...

Beneke’s spectacular “Specter” at Akron Art Museum

Visitors could take a piece of art in exchange for promising to reduce their footprint on the environment.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015

A crowd gathered at the Akron Art Museum on Sunday, Sept. 13 for UA printmaking professor Charles Beneke’s art talk, during which he explained his work “Specter” and the inspiration behind it. “I invoke notions…to address our cultural penchant for excess, capacity for valuing individual want...

Students dive into diversity

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with an eye-opening experience that would help them realize that everyone is more alike than different, reg...

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