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The Buchtelite

Magazine Edition

In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew S. Rancer

By Julie Cajigas, Advisor April 21, 2024

On April 11, 2024, the Communication world lost a giant. Dr. Andrew S. Rancer, professor emeritus at University of Akron, was a humble, friendly and deeply kind man. There is no doubt that his neighbors...

In Memoriam: Dr. David Ritchey

By Julie Cajigas, Advisor April 21, 2024

Dr. David Ritchey, a professor emeritus of The University of Akron, passed away on April 6, 2024 after a brief health struggle. We remember him as a friend to The Buchtelite. In Dr. Ritchey's PR Writing...

Graphic by Olivia Richardson.

Seeking Nominations: 24 Zips for 2024

By Olivia Richardson, Layout Editor March 10, 2024

The Buchtelite is seeking the kind of Zips we’d all like to know. These are current students who deserve the spotlight - even for achievements and qualities not traditionally recognized. We're talking...

girl friends hands piled together (on Unsplash)

Fall 2023 Print Story: Unsung Talent

By Zach Lininger, Contributor September 12, 2023

At the University of Akron, sports play a huge role in providing opportunities for athletes to develop their skills as they further their athletic careers, while simultaneously providing students and other...

Human anatomy model photo (on Unsplash)

Fall 2023 Print Story: Your Mental Health Matters

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

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

Robert Greathouse with his wife and some of his children and grandchildren after receiving his diploma.

A birthday gift from Zippy

By Olivia Kurylo, Online Editor September 2, 2023
With 35 years of post-secondary schooling under his belt, Greathouse received his hard earned Associate Degree of Technical Studies on Aug. 14, 2023. He was surrounded by immediate family and his new collegiate family in the College of Arts and Sciences Building Atrium. 
Emily Sesto (front row second from the left) with her Creative Contribution Award at the annual media banquet.

Editorial: Use Your Voice

By Emily Sesto, Opinion Editor June 28, 2023

I write about my experiences as a sexual assault survivor. I wrote my first poem in May of 2012, and I now have thousands of poems in my head and hundreds written down. Until recently, had only shared...

Megan and her friend Rachel sitting at the table in the law library studying.

My UA Journey: An Undergraduate Zip to the Elle Woods of Akron Law

By Megan Parker, former Editor-in-Chief and 2023 Law Graduate May 7, 2023

From High School to the University of Akron: Thank You Mom! My journey as an Akron Zip started in 2017 only a few months before high school graduation. Having taken a journalism class on a whim...

The Buchtelite 20 Under 20

The Buchtelite 20 Under 20

By Camryn Moore, Correspondent April 24, 2023

In today’s competitive job market, building a successful career often requires a combination of talent, dedication and perseverance. And while many people wait until they are in their twenties or thirties...

Hanna Bezuhla sitting on a truck

Living in War: Ukrainian Woman Shares her Experience Returning Home to Kyiv

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Social Media and Online Edition Editor February 19, 2023

Around nine months have passed since the war officially started, and much has changed for Ukraine and its people. Ukrainian citizen Hanna Bezuhla’s story began with The Buchtelite article “Living in...

Hower House in Akron Ohio

Hower House: women’s history and the era of elegance

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor February 19, 2023

The Hower House Museum, home of the Hower family of Akron, OH, showcases women’s history and is “filled with artefacts collected by three of the Hower women on their travels around the world during...

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Poem: Plastic

By Lauren Folk, Copy Editor February 19, 2023
This poem appeared in the Fall 2022 magazine print edition. Grab your copy on campus today.
Student teachers from the University of Akron enjoy a photograph together at the experiential learning site in Barberton.

A Collaboration With Barberton High School Gives Students a Unique Opportunity

By Madison Nadeau, Contributor February 19, 2023

Can you imagine that instead of sitting in a classroom on campus, going to class meant getting real-life experience? For nearly 30 years, this has been the reality for UA seniors majoring in Adolescent...


Critique: Madan Sara, power of Haitian women

By Liv Ream, Film Critic February 19, 2023

Haitian documentarian Etant Dupain spotlights Madan Sara, a group of women holding Haiti’s economy together. Madan Sara are the women who buy, sell and distribute food and other goods throughout Haiti....

UA Athletics new logo displayed on gym floor

University of Akron Athletics sets new standard to benefit student athletes

By Baylee Vought, Contributor February 18, 2023

The University of Akron Athletics Department is embracing the “out with the old and in with the new” mentality this year as several changes were made to improve student athletes’ experience as well...

Photo by Julie Cajigas

Recent UA grads help students get their sh*t together: New Grad Panel featuring UA alumni left students feeling encouraged

By Alexa Baumberger, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 8, 2023

The University of Akron’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) held an event that inspired current students earlier this fall. The event, a new grad panel, featured recent graduates...

Natalie Mowad tabling for SOuRCe The University of Akron Student Organization Resource Center

Opinion: get involved in sh*t

By Natalie Mowad, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2023

After my first semester in Fall 2019, I went home for Christmas break and told my mom I had no friends.   College is hard when you have no friends.  As an out-of-state, “one-person-from-my-high-school...

Image of local Akronites at weekly trivia.

Even more fun sh*t: Arkonym Brewing offers free trivia night near campus

By Christian Rhodes, Contributor December 28, 2022

With inflation driving up the price of a night out and packed schedules for school and work, students may struggle to find an affordable option for fun with friends.  What they may not know is that...

Outdoor group photo of UA students in Tahiti

UA students travel abroad for summer research opportunity in Tahiti

By Brandon Caster, Correspondent December 23, 2022

Opportunity awaits the aspiring life scientist who studies abroad.   Nestled in the Bermuda Triangle lies the island of Tahiti, a French Polynesian island that is bustling with tropical wildlife just...

Current WZIP members and alumni work together at WQMX FM 94.9. From left to right: Jake Herron (alum), Joe Headley (current WZIP member), Abbie Stopka (current WZIP member), Owen Pinion (current WZIP member), Rachel Evans (alum).

WZIP Turns 60

By Savannah Johns and Owen Pinion, Managing Editor and Contributor December 11, 2022

Akron’s #1 for Nonstop Hits, WZIP, has changed the lives of many students and alumni for decades – six decades to be exact. The station celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022.   Since 1962, The...

Attending PRSA Student Day with other PRSSA officers. (L to R) Abigail Stopka, VP of Events; Natalie Mowad, President; Camryn Moore, Treasurer; and Savannah Johns, Secretary.

Opinion: Getting My Sh*t Together, Reflections of a 2022 Grad

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

I’m in my third year at The University of Akron, but it doesn’t really feel like it. I can name (maybe) three buildings on campus, and I can never remember how to get to the campus library. This isn’t...

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