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By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017

The undergraduate student government at The University of Akron has had, arguably, a busy semester connecting and communicating with students. On Oct. 25, the USG hosted the Student Leadership Summit where 120 student leaders congregated to discuss overcoming challenges in the community and Uniting UA. In fact, the event kicked off with a large discussion about Uniting UA, Taylor Bennington, the president of USG, said. Uniting UA is an initiative that allows multiple student organizations to work together to create an event that will benefit the community. Bennington said the leadership summit was historic in that there had never been a larger calling of student leaders at the University. As part of the Uniting UA vision, USG focused on several other initiatives on campus. One of them was Akron Go Day. Bennington said members of USG were available in eight different locations on campus in one day. They were able to touch base with hundreds of students, Bennington said. ...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017

The Period Project, a student organization at The University of Akron, aims to provide local shelters in Akron with menstrual products. Just last month, members of The Period Project collected nearly 900 menstrual products that went to the Battered Women’s Shelter in an event called the Tampon Drive, Rachael Turkovich, the president of The Period Project said. Members of The Period Project worked with Greek Life to earn a goal of $300 worth of period products to give to the Battered Women’s Shelter. During the Tampon Drive, which took place during Oct. 23 to Nov. 10, they surpassed their goal, Turkovich said. Despite its name, not just tampons were collected during the Tampon Drive. Members of organization accepted menstrual supplies of all kinds. Turkovich was inspired to start the organization by an Intro to Women’s Studies class she took. She said she was interested in learning about the taboos about menstruation and the unfair tax on period products in her wome...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was inspired by the Walk of Heroes, a fundraiser event that supported the Rape Crisis Center of Media and Summit Counties, last fall. After the event, Rosin said she reached out to the dean of students, who recommended CASA. CASA had existed at the University before, but it was not an official student organization and the previous members of CASA had left or graduated, Rosin said. Rosin was the student who made it an official organization. CASA functions as a normal student organization, they do events and fundraisers, but the members also serve as the student representatives for the SAVE Team at the University. The SAVE Team is the Sexual Assault and Violence Education Team, which develops ...

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

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 20, 2017

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adults and children, and other events. Admission buttons are $10 and children under 10 years are free when accompanied by a button-wearing adult. Last New Year’s Eve, approximately 13,000 people attended First Night Akron. But, First Night is far from the wild and chaotic scene of Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve. It is a multi-venue and family-friendly event that not only celebrates the coming year but also highlights talents and organizations from around the area. The night is organized by the Downtown Akron Partnership. Downtown Akron Partnership, located on the 4th floor of Greystone Hall, supports existing and creates new community programming and events in downto...

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 12, 2017

At approximately 12:45 a.m., Nov. 12, there was a shooting on the 600 block of Kling St. This incident was witnessed at a party on Kling St. At least one individual was injured in the leg by a gunshot; he is not in critical condition, an Akron police officer said. The victim was taken by ambulance. It is unknown at this time whether or not this individual has any relationship to The University of Akron. No further details are known at this time.

Yappy Hour: Getting into Halloween Spirit while Learning about Humane Society

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017

The Humane Society of Summit County will be hosting their annual Yappy Hour fundraiser on Oct. 26, where visitors will be able to tour and learn about the Humane Society’s facility while meeting adoptable animals. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and includes two beers from the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company and other refreshments. Tickets are presale only and can be purchased at the Humane Society of Summit County’s website. Yappy Hour will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Humane Society of Summit County’s facility at 7996 Darrow Rd. in Twinsburg. Brittany Rhodes, the individual giving coordinator and event coordinator of the humane society said the event is great for connecting students with the community and being aware of where they could find an animal companion. “It’s a really good way to get plugged in; there’s a lot of great volunteer opportunities,” Rhodes said. To volunteer for the Humane Society of Summit County, people can fill out an application to apply ...

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