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OrgSync to Change Name

OrgSync to Change Name

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

The University of Akron’s student organization database, OrgSync, will soon bear a new name this semester, according to a ZipMail released on Jan. 8. Students were able to vote on the proposed name changes, which included “The Pouch,” “RooSync,” “RooConnect” and “Engage!” Vot...

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

Josh Lloyd, an Akron Early College High School student sits in his 8:45 a.m. Humanities class.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

The first week of the spring semester began and ended with quite a bit of snow, but that didn't stop The University of Akron campus community from having a positive outlook. In fact, some welcomed the snow. Dr. Mary Biddinger, a professor in the English Department and poet, said seeing a little sno...

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

A marked and unmarked University police vehicle patrol campus.

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 13, 2018

With Winter Break approaching, many students may be planning to leave their homes or rental properties for extended periods of time, something that can be alluring to burglars. Fortunately for them, The University of Akron Police Department offers a free service to students who would like to have per...

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

The University of Akron is currently looking for a candidate to fill the permanent position as President.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision was originally announced as being considered on Nov. 28 before being accepted one week later on Dec. 5...

UAkron App Now Available

A portion of the welcome screen on UA's new app.

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

In November, The University of Akron launched its new app with capabilities beyond just Brightspace. Through the app, students can view their class schedules, check their UA Gmail account, see a campus map and keep track of events happening on campus. The app, UA Mobile, is free for download t...

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett, commonly known as the Kent State “gun girl” speaks during her visit to The University of Akron on Thursday.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018

A visit to The University of Akron by Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State “gun girl,” drew reactions from a small crowd that formed around her at the center of the UA campus on Thursday, Nov. 29. Initially armed with a microphone and video camera, Bennett said she originally intended to in...

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

Sarah Hamilton helping a student at ZipAssist.

By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier

December 5, 2018

Sarah Hamilton, assistant director of ZipAssist, describes a student from The University of Akron who was suddenly kicked out of her home in October when she began having trouble academically since she was focused on finding a new place to live for her and her son. When ZipAssist received the refer...

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

(Image via Pixabay)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018

The University of Akron offers free 3D printing for students through MakerStudio, found on the ground floor of Bierce Library. Students are limited to 10 personal prints or 30 print hours, the University Libraries website said. However, students have access to unlimited academic prints, which include...

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Coming to Bierce Library

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 21, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons Friday will be coming to Bierce Library on Nov. 30. From 1-3 p.m., complete with the chance to work with a Dungeon Master, a short adventure and provided characters. This event does not require students to make reservations. Melanie McGurr, head of Electronic Services in Bierc...

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

According to worldaidsday.org, the red awareness ribbon was created in 1991 by twelve artists in New York. (Image via NIAID on Flickr)

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

In honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and to increase awareness towards AIDS/HIV, the Zips Programming Network, serveAkron and Campus Programs will be tabling in the Taber Student Union Trapezoid Lounge on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. HIV is an acronym for human immunodeficiency v...

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

(Image via Pixabay)

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 10, 2018

One person was injured and one was arrested following an “accidental weapon discharge” inside Exchange Residence Hall during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Akron Police Department and The University of Akron Police Department responded to reports...

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

A few students spend time in the Taber Student Union.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018

Nearing the end for the school semester, The Buchtelite asked several University of Akron students their opinions about Five-Star Fridays. Five-Star Fridays is an initiative implemented by former UA president, Matthew Wilson, that shortened the school week for most students to four days. The initi...

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

Image via Handshake

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 6, 2018

The University of Akron will be holding an Etiquette Lunch on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Taber Student Union Ballroom for students to meet with potential employers and learn more about professional careers. The event costs $5 and registration is required through Handshake. Busines...

Zips for Akron Hope: Get Involved in Wrapping Night, Delivery Days

Previous Akron Hope volunteers with a students who received gifts through the outreach program. (Image via Akron Hope)

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

In December, Zips for Akron Hope will be holding their fourth annual Adopt a Classroom Outreach event and will be adopting four elementary schools in Akron Public schools this year to help spread the Christmas spirit. These schools include Helen Arnold, Mason, Partage Path and Firestone Park. Kayla Wilson, Zips ...

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

(Public domain image)

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 31, 2018

 The University of Akron is hosting a 'Study Abroad Fair' on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Piano Lounge, near Starbucks in the Taber Student Union. There are four types of programs; the Exchange Program, the UA Faculty-Led Short-Term Program, Third-Party Programs and Direct Enrol...

‘Family Game Room Night’ Offers Fun, Free Halloween Party

The Roo Lounge changed their sign to “The Boo Lounge” in the spirit of Halloween.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018

The Zips Programming Network is hosting “Family Game Room Night” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Roo Lounge at the Taber Student Union. According to The University of Akron events webpage, the event will include “free bowling along with other free games, food, prizes an...

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

(Buchtelite file photo)

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018

Starting this semester, Bierce Library will be holding Board Game Fridays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the lobby area next to Starbucks on the last Friday of every month. The first event will be on Oct. 26 and will continue each month until the end of the semester. Some games will be provided by the l...

Submissions for The AshBelt Open in November

The cover of the 2018 edition of the AshBelt. (Photo courtesy of the AshBelt).

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2018

The AshBelt, the Literary Journal at The University of Akron, will begin accepting creative writing submissions from any and all UA undergraduates in November until Feb. 1, 2019. A student does not need to have a major in English to submit a piece as submissions from all majors are welcome. The only...

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

The Office of Accessibility hosts Disabilities Awareness Week every year in October. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Accessibility)

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 24, 2018

The Office of Accessibility is hosting Disabilities Awareness Week from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 at The University of Akron to increase awareness of disabilities and related services on campus. Tess Miller, a disability specialist and service coordinator for the Office of Accessibility, said the events t...

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

Visitors partake in Fall Visit Day. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 24, 2018

The University of Akron is hosting “Fall Visit Day” on Nov. 3 for high school students and transfer students planning to continue their education at UA. Check-in for attendees will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the last activity will end at 1:30 p.m. This event will begin in the Student Union with a...

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

The new Stark State Akron is located on Perkins Street near the UA campus. The facility opened to SSC students in August 2018.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 17, 2018

Administrators from The University of Akron and Stark State College jointly announced a new dual enrollment initiative designed to integrate students into each institution. The announcement of the new initiative was made by both institutions during a ceremony held at Stark State Akron on Oct. 12. ...

The Complete List of Programs Cut at The University of Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018

This list was made using a list of eliminated programs released at the Aug. 15 Board of Trustees meeting and is organized by degree type and the college in which program was offered. The programs are listed with their college and degree type. The UA colleges that saw program cuts are as follows: Bu...

Clarifying Miscommunication Among Part-time Faculty Members

Heather Walter. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

Heather Walter, Director of the School of Communication and associate professor, cleared up miscommunication among some part-time faculty members regarding hybrid courses at The University of Akron. Several weeks ago, an anonymous email was sent to The Buchtelite and the whole Communication Departmen...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

From occasional drinking to binge drinking, UA attempts to educate students on the impacts of alcohol consumption. (Photo courtesy of Senior Airman Gino Reyes, Seymour Johnson AFB)

By Sala Wier and Megan Parker

October 15, 2018

Sponsored by Campus Programs, Alcohol Awareness Week runs from Oct. 15-19 at The University of Akron with various events to increase students’ awareness of the impact alcohol can have. According to Zipmail, the third week of October recognizes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. While a majority of college students know about alcohol, they may not und...

Bierce Library Hosts ‘Super Quiet Study Hall’ on Five-Star Fridays

A sign on the third floor of Bierce showing the area is reserved for students to study in a quiet environment.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018

Students can attend “Super Quiet Study Hall” every Friday until Dec. 14, 2018, on the third floor of the Bierce Library from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. According to The University of Akron Events site, Super Quiet Study Hall consists of tables specially reserved for students to study and catch up on schoolwork...

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

Taylor Bennington, President of the UA student body and Undergraduate Student Government. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 9, 2018

During an exclusive interview with The Buchtelite, Taylor Bennington, President of Undergraduate Student Government at The University of Akron, explained why USG supported the Academic Program Review and his understanding of students’ opinion toward the results. As representatives of USG and the student bo...

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

Interim President Dr. John Green said only five percent of students were impacted by the programs cut at UA.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018

Students and faculty members at The University of Akron have raised questions regarding how the phased out programs will impact current and future students’ education, degree quality and ability to complete their degree. Interim President Dr. John Green and Wayne Hill, Vice President and Chief Communication...

‘Come One, Come All’ to Homecoming

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 6, 2018

When you say the word 'Fall,' everyone thinks of something different; such as the season, Halloween, sweaters, a warm blanket, pumpkin spice and best of all: Homecoming. Every year, schools all over the country prepare for this wondrous event and The University of Akron is no exception. This year, H...

‘Stand Up to Suicide’ Gives Students Suicide Awareness, Empowerment

Students fill out “I stand up to suicide because” signs.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

Rainy days did not stop Katie Hickman from pursuing her honors project, Stand Up to Suicide, which was dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and empowering those who may have been impacted by it. For her project, Hickman displayed 123 chairs in Coleman Commons to symbolize 123 lives lost to s...

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

Jerry Springer speaks to University of Akron students, community members and fans at the Taber Student Union.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 2, 2018

Television star and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer was the guest of honor at a meeting of the College Democrats of The University of Akron on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Taber Student Union. Dozens of students, community members and fans attended the event to hear Springer discuss the curre...

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

A sign marks the location of the Esports venue at Williams Honors College. This spot was originally a  Zip Card Office branch

By Tyler Gunter, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018

Getting part of your college tuition paid for by smashing buttons on a controller and winning online video game competitions is not something that most college students would have ever thought could be possible. Now, at The University of Akron, it is possible. “The idea of Akron saying ‘hey, here’s...

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

123 chairs sit on Coleman Common. Each empty chair represents a life lost to suicide each day. (Photo courtesy of Ruthie Hawks)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

Katie Hickman, a public relations and honors student at The University of Akron, hosted an event called “Stand Up to Suicide” outside Coleman Common on Sept. 26, from 11-1 p.m. The event had a display of 123 empty chairs to symbolize the 123 lives lost to suicide every day, Hickman said. The e...

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union of Akron and Campus Programs sponsored “Hello! My Pronouns are…” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to help students understand different gender identities and the importance of respecting pronouns. This event was one of several planned during Diversity Week ...

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

Professor Laura Little discusses her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.”

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018

Professor Laura Little explained various ways humor and the law interact with one another based on the three main sections of her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.” The lecture “Humor and the Law” took place on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the McDo...

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

This graph shows that more Master’s and Bachelor’s programs were cut than any other degree type. For the purpose of this graph, all 80 programs cut were categorized.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 17, 2018

  Since The University of Akron stated plans to phase out 80 programs based on the results of a year-long Academic Program Review, several questions have been raised regarding the results of the APR and their correlation with the programs cut. In attempts to answer those questions and bring attention to the true nature of how the APR R...

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

Interim President John Green.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 17, 2018

Amid mixed reactions regarding a recent restructuring of UA’s academic programs from the University community and beyond, Interim President Dr. John Green spoke out. Reflecting on the “painful” decisions leading to the loss of 19 percent of degree programs at The University of Akron and sharing hope for new areas ...

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

Various books written by UA History professors on display on the second floor of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Students and faculty members from The University of Akron’s History department, which was subject to recent program cuts, show disapproval of the Board of Trustees’ decision. Using recommendations from an academic program review, UA plans to phase out 80 underperforming degrees after the board of tr...

Professor of Law to Speak on Relationship Between Humor, the Law

Professor Laura Little is the senior advisor to the Dean of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and has previously served as a clerk for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Courtesy of Temple University)

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018

Professor of Law Laura Little from Temple University will be holding a lecture called “Humor and the Law” on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the  McDowell Law Center Brennan Courtroom 180. The subject of how humor should influence and interact with the law has been a challenge in Uni...

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

Dr. Martino with her book,

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

An assistant professor of history at The University of Akron published her first book, “Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast,” which demonstrates how women participating in warfare was integral to gender ideologies in colonial America. Gina Martino, the author of the book, sai...

University of Akron to Eliminate 80 Degree Programs, Expand Efforts in Others

The University of Akron Board of Trustees reviews a chart presented by Interim President John Green during Wednesday’s meeting at the Taber Student Union.

By Brooklyn Dennison and Jake Herron

August 16, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees adopted recommendations after a year-long “Academic Program Review” to phase out 80 underperforming academic programs and to expand 13 others during their regular meeting on Aug. 15, 2018. The APR is a faculty-led exercise launched in fall 2017 which ex...

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

Zippy is one of the few female college mascots in the United States and was named the winner of the national Capital One Mascot of the Year Challenge in 2007.

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018

Zippy, The University of Akron’s kangaroo mascot, celebrated turning 65 with students, faculty, staff and fellow mascots Webster from the Akron RubberDucks and Pozzie from Canton Charge. During the celebration, students, faculty and staff could take pictures with Zippy and her friends, eat cupcakes and dona...

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

Survivors and Caregivers start the Survivor Lap. (Photo courtesy of Akron Relay for Life)

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

May 4, 2018

Relay For Life is a fundraiser event of American Cancer Society. It is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities across 20 countries in the world. It is a team fundraiser event where people get together to organize themed campsites at the venue. They organize games, activities...

State of The University, Revisited

Buchtel Hall.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018

The Buchtelite’s first special edition of the 2017-2018 featured an interview with President Matthew Wilson titled “State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic.” In the brief time since that article, The University of Akron has experienced several major changes such as the position of president a...

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018

On Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The University of Akron tradition of closing out another academic year with SpringFest will continue on the Coleman Common. There will be music, food trucks, different attractions, and the Ultimate SpringFest Challenge. Music will be provided by DJ Smo...

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

The food pantry found in the Student Union.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018

The Campus Cupboard provides a temporary solution to the ongoing problem of food insecurity among students at The University of Akron. Campus Cupboard is a pop-up food pantry located on the first floor of the Student Union. Students in need of food can pick up goods from the station at any time during ...

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018

About 56 percent of students feel positive about Five-Star Fridays, a recent anonymous survey of 52 participants conducted by The Buchtelite showed. Five-Star Fridays is one of the recent initiatives implemented by The University of Akron earlier this year. The initiative will eliminate Friday class...

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Flames shoot through the roof of the former UA Ballet Center.

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018

  One of The University of Akron’s historic buildings went up into flames late Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in a fire that caused a building nearby to close due to poor air quality and took hours for emergency responders to put out. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Akron Police and ...

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018

On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Green as the interim president of the University. This decision will take effect on May 1, 2018. The decision came as the Board voted unanimously on Dr. Green, who was the dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Scie...

A Survivor’s Movement

Tarana Burke beginning her lecture.

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17th Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement spoke at The University of Akron. Burke began the lecture by dispelling some of the rumors she had heard and seen about herself on the internet by stating in a joking manner that she was indeed from the Bronx, New York and not Que...

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 18, 2018

About a week after an announcement from the Department of Student Life, many senior week activities are filling up quickly. Students who intend on partaking in these events should ensure they have signed up ahead of time. Senior week kicks off on Saturday, April 28 and concludes with SpringFest on ...

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

Members of the Sociology Club showing off their artwork from their “Paint, Sip, and Sociology” event on March 15, 2018. (Photo Courtesy of The Sociology Club)

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018

The way we see our world can seem irrefutable. Like a puzzle of only black and white pieces, all put in their place. How could they fit any other way? Until someone comes along and pulls it apart, arguing just the opposite of what you thought was nearly fact. Suddenly, they introduce shades of gray t...

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

Tarana Burke is one of the people cited by Time magazine as part of the Silence Breakers. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker series. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a 20-minute question a...

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Matthew Wilson. Photo courtesy of The University of Akron.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018

President Matthew Wilson said in a recent interview that students should not feel let down or discouraged by his decision to step down because they have the full and complete support of The University of Akron. On Friday, The Buchtelite published a survey which showed over 50 percent of UA students feel Pr...

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center poster encouraging students to “Embrace their Voice.” (Photo courtesy of the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties)

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 10, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Rape Crisis Center will be hosting their 13th annual Walk of Heroes at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron at 5:00 pm. The event is meant to honor all of the heroes within the Akron community. “We are encouraging everyone to come dressed as superheroes,” Megan Vermillion, a member of the Rape Cr...

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week started in 2017 at the main campus. ZipAssist plans to implement week-long celebrations for Juniors next spring. (Courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018

Hosted by ZipAssist, Sophomore Celebration Week will include multiple events and activities to remind students of on-campus resources, to celebrate the halfway point of college and allow students to connect with one another. Sophomore Hannah Crawford, a Political Science major, was excited to hear about ...

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018

Approximately 53 percent of students disagree that President Wilson stepping down is a good decision, a recent anonymous survey of 76 participants done by The Buchtelite showed. On March 22, The University of Akron board of trustees chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will rejoin the f...

Following Florida School Shooting, Students Unite to Say ‘Enough’

Students march at start of the UA walkout.

By Pam Duncan, Guest Writer

April 6, 2018

One month after a gunman took the lives of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, a nationwide school walkout took place on March 14, to memorialize the lost and advocate for legislative action to limit access to automatic weapons. UA freshm...

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

The Black Male Summit was originally created for administrators and educators to come together and discuss ways to help African-American students reach success. (Courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018

Hosted by UA’s Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Black Male Summit will not only celebrate the accomplishments and experiences within the African-American community but also discuss the challenges still faced by African-American males. Jolene Lane, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, UA’s Chi...

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

The seven-level press tower at InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field, The University of Akron’s football stadium.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018

On Monday, April 2, Dr. B. David Ridpath visited The University of Akron to present his lecture on university spending on intercollegiate athletics and alternate models for spending. Dr. Ridpath is an associate professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Business at Ohio University. His lecture ...

President Wilson to Step Down

President Matthew Wilson will step down this summer. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, The University of Akron Board of Trustees Chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will be stepping down as president of UA and will remain at as a faculty member of the School of Law. This will be effective July 31, 2018, the press release said. The news arrive...

Moody’s Upgrades University of Akron’s Outlook

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20, Moody’s Investors Service revised The University of Akron’s outlook from “negative” to “stable” and they affirmed the debt rating as A1. An A1 rating signifies that an institution has a stable financial backing and ample cash reserves, according to Fidelity.com. Nath...

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

Students, faculty and staff stand outside of Bierce Library for the walkout at The University of Akron.

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018

The University of Akron students, faculty and staff participated in a walkout on Wednesday in front of Bierce Library in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the Parkland school shooting and to protest for anti-gun violence legislation. The UA walkout coincided with the national walkout sponsored by ...

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

Jade Swint, second to left, explains to other students at The University of Akron how her hair style changes the way she views herself and how others view her in the Student Union, Room 314

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our purpose in this discussion was creating a space, particularly for black women on this campus, whe...

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Random articles of furniture and wet floor signs are quickly fashioned to prop open the entrance to the Knight Chemical Laboratory during an evacuation following a fire on the first floor.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018

While many students were leaving campus for the day on Wednesday, a convoy of fire trucks was heading the opposite direction towards the Knight Chemical Laboratory where a small fire was reported in a chemical waste room located on the first floor adjacent to the building’s loading dock. There were...

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

The University of Akron Police Department offers a variety of services, both on and off campus, such as women’s self-defense courses, campus escorts and assistance with vehicle issues. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Police Department)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 8, 2018

As a part of Women’s History Month, Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar, of The University of Akron Police Department, will be leading a self-defense class to teach others simple techniques and increase awareness of what dangerous situations are. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Recreation...

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Members of Delta Zeta’s Akron chapter wear green to celebrate “St. Paddy’s Fest,” a philanthropy event to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation. (Photo Courtesy of Delta Zeta)

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018

The University of Akron sorority, Delta Zeta, hosted a Saint Patrick’s Day themed philanthropy event on Sunday to benefit people suffering from hearing disabilities. The event, held in the Ballroom at the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, was organized to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a glob...

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

University students write “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients and take a moment to relax with the therapy dogs.

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and relax during midterms. Dr. Matthew Altiere, Senior Associate Director of the Counseling and Testing Cent...

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

A sign outside of Bierce Library alerts students and visitors of The University of Akron's tobacco-free policy.

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

On July 1, 2017, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus. This ban goes beyond just prohibiting cigarettes. It also means that all forms of tobacco and nicotine, including vapes, are not allowed to be used on campus, including campus parking lots. The University of Akron was one of the many ...

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

The Rape Crisis Team at The University of Akron. (From left to right: Julius Payne, Nicole Talley, Mike Lee, Megan Vermillion)

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

March 2, 2018

Operating from an office located in Suite 246 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Rape Crisis Center offers support to students who are victims of sexual violence. As a part of the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, whose mission is “to end sexual violence through ed...

Women’s Studies Program Holding “Rethinking Gender” Series

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By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018

The University of Akron Women’s Studies program is holding a “Rethinking Gender” series this Spring. The series serves a forum for presenting research by the feminist faculty at nearby or at The University of Akron. “It’s important to attend Rethinking Gender talks to broaden our understandi...

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Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

The Buchtelite’s digital subscription is up and running. Launched in February, the free Digital Edition contains a weekly digest of stories covered by the paper’s reporting staff. “Launching the Digital Edition is an important part of the plan we have to revitalize The Buchtelite,” Julie Cajiga...

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018

If you have spent some time at The University of Akron, you may have noticed that sporting events may not have the highest attendance rates. For instance, in 2016, The Zips, who play at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium had an average of 10,337 attendees according to NCAA’s national college footb...

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

(Buchtelite file photo)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

On February 27, 2018, The University of Akron's official Twitter account shared a graphic stating, “If high school students participate in peaceful protests and/or civil action and receive a disciplinary action at their high school, it will not impact their consideration for admission or scholarship at The Un...

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Women's Studies)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Rebecca Traister, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak at The University of Akron about the history of single women in America and how their history has shaped people’s experiences today. The talk is titled “All the Single Ladies: A History of Women and Social Change in America.”...

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

This spring, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at The University of Akron is offering adventure trips open to members and nonmembers, with activities ranging from horseback riding to whitewater rafting. There are two programs being held in March. On Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. there...

Calling All Local Poets

(Graphic Courtesy of the Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 1, 2018

This April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this month, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CASA, will be hosting a poetry reading to raise awareness about sexual assault. According to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month website, SAAM has its roots in England ...

Akron With Purpose Gives UA Student Organizations a Chance to Win $100

(Graphic courtesy of With Purpose)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

Looking for a chance to win your student organization an extra $100? Join Akron With Purpose, Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 335 of the Student Union. This event is the ultimate planning challenge, as With Purpose challenges UA students and their student organizations to plan a fundraising even...

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

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By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

The University of Akron is accepting nominations for The University of Akron Achievement Awards. There are nine different awards that are open to nominees. The categories are: Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Mentor, Supporting the Student Exp...

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

The Speech and Debate Team with their awards.

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

The Speech and Debate team was led by Director and Coach, Mark Rittenour, and ended the tournament with an impressive score of 412, 300+ points above the teams who won second and third place. Cedarville University earned second place with 89 points, and Bowling Green State University won third with 86 po...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018

On Feb. 21, the Rape Crisis Center at The University of Akron will be hosting an Open House. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Suite 246. During the open house, students can meet the campus staff and learn more about the services and program...

Fighting Cancer With Purpose

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2018

Have you or someone you know been affected by childhood cancer? Each year according to the American Cancer Society over 10,000 children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer. Join Akron With Purpose Wednesday, Feb. 21 to design a card for a child in the Cancer Center at Akron Children...

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees met this week and decided to name the Student Union in honor of Jean Hower Taber. The estate of Jean Hower Taber has gifted UA $20 million. Taber passed away in 2017 and hails from the same family who founded the Quaker Oats Company and donated the Hower ...

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

Students get ready to stuff their Roos.

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018

On February 12, Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) held their annual Stuff-a-Roo event in Rob’s café. At the event, students were invited to make stuffed kangaroos resembling the beloved Zips mascot, Zippy. “We have about 400 pounds of stuffing and about 400 roos to be stuffed here today,”...

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Instructor Cortney Benjamin (right), The University of Akron students Bryce Chekann, Rebecca Hohman, Kelsey Joyce, Gregory Holmes, and others (right to left) talking about the Olympics, food preferences and favorite activities during Mesa Hispana, Feb. 13, 2018.

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 15, 2018

Want more opportunities to practice using the Spanish language with fellow students, community members and others? Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Mesa Hispana allows people to practice Spanish and more through an informal gathering. Freshman Gregory Holmes, a mechanical engineering major, s...

Attn Zips: Looking For a Chance to Win Big?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018

Be sure to attend the Akron Zips Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Mar. 2 for a chance to win big! The GV Art and Design Presidential Shootout contest allows one student to compete against the President of The University of Akron, Matthew Wilson. Win or lose, you will walk ...

Enrollment Open for NCCAkron Dance Club

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 12, 2018

The National Center for Choreography Akron’s (NCCAkron) will be holding open enrollment for the Spring 2018 Dance Club until Feb. 12. This initiative is part of NCCAkron’s ongoing effort to get more residents of Summit County involved with the local dance community. According to the NCCAkron w...

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

Rethinking Race hopes to raise awareness to societal issues pertaining to race and provide safe areas for discussion. (Graphic courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 10, 2018

Students learned about how racism can be difficult to talk about and the need for new narratives during the second part of the Rethinking Race discussion series, on Feb. 6, 2018 in Bierce Library. Senior Jon Tucker, a mechanical engineering major, attended “How to Talk about Racism” in order to...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

February 10, 2018

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the summer class, “The Films of Star Wars,” and the media is intrigued. “SYFY Wire” recentl...

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

The University of Akron commenced its 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. (Graphic courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 6, 2018

On Feb. 2, The University of Akron opened their 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. This year’s forum will feature three keynote speakers and 50+ other events open to the public. The forum’s keynote speakers are Dr. Heather Shotton, Dr. Derald Wing Sue and Dr. Gregory J. Vincent. Dr. Heather S...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron.

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 31, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program, said this is her second year sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” with the Wom...

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

Student Union.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

“Five-Star Fridays,” an initiative that will shorten the school week for most students, is The University of Akron’s new approach to enhance students’ college experience. Starting in the fall semester, the majority of classes will be held Monday through Thursday. The University’s president, Mat...

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

President Wilson speaks with GSG and students at Student Union Starbucks. (Photo courtesy of Ashlynn Rodgers)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 29, 2018

New innovations and program changes were discussed during the Graduate Student Government town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Student Union Starbucks. “This is the first official GSG spring town hall for the semester,” Marca Kaplar, GSG treasurer, ...

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

January 23, 2018

The possibilities for students to get involved on campus are endless. Whether you are interested in Greek Life, service, sports, TV and Radio or even movies, you can even make your own club or organization! Here on campus, students have great opportunities at the TV station, ZTV; and the radio station, WZI...

A Chance to Talk with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

January 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Graduate Student Government will hold a town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Starbucks. The town hall meeting gives students a chance to directly interact with and ask President Wilson questions to anything University related. Preside...

The University of Akron’s USG Connects Students Near, Far

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. ...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

(Photo courtesy of The Period Project)

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 D...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

A display in the Student Union near Starbucks that shows the importance of consent and spreads awareness about victim blaming.

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 in...

Culinary Artists Club Practices Ice Carving Skills

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

November 20, 2017

You may recognize the Culinary Artists Club here on campus because of their yearly ice sculptures that come out by the Student Union every winter. But that’s not all that this club does. The Culinary Artist’s Club is an artist and professional club that provides a way for hospitality students to ...

The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

Poetry Author Leslie Harrison. (Photo courtesy of Nationalbook.org)

By Julian Curet, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Dr. Jon Miller and Dr. Mary Biddinger will be representing The University of Akron Press at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The poetry book, “The Book of Endings”, written by Leslie Harrison and published by U of A Press, is one of five books in the poe...

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

Models during the Indian Fashion walk.

By Emily Bower

November 9, 2017

This past Sunday, Nov. 5, the Indian Student Association hosted a Diwali celebration that was open to all of campus. The event was a marathon of traditional Indian dances, traditional Indian songs, Bollywood songs, Indian dancing mixed with modern day pop songs, and a fashion walk. Many typical Indi...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

Students begin to make reusable grocery bags out of t-shirts.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 3, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the EX[L] Center and the Environmental Conservation Club held an event where students from The University of Akron made reusable grocery bags out of shirts they no longer wear. The event was organized by EbaNee Bond, a mechanical engineering major at UA. Bond said she felt ...

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

President Wilson next to Dr. Green during the press conference for The Global Classroom in Leigh Hall.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017

The Global Classroom, a political science course that will be taught simultaneously in four universities across four different continents in real time was announced Thursday morning by The University of Akron president, Matthew Wilson, Dr. John Green and several international partners. The class will pol...

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Akron's Polsky Building. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 23, 2017

The University of Akron Police Department issued an ‘all clear’ after a bomb threat was called into the Polsky Building on Friday morning, confirming that there was no real threat to students or faculty. According to UAPD, the threat was called into the Physical Facilities and Operations Center around 7:...

UA Receives Largest Gift in School History

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017

President Matthew J. Wilson announced on Thursday the pending receipt of the largest gift in The University of Akron’s history and one of the largest gifts received in public higher education in 2017, the press release for the gift said. The gift was for more than $20 million from the estate of Jean H...

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

President Wilson speaks.

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

October 21, 2017

The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and passed several resolutions, including the extension of President Matthew Wilson’s contract. The meeting began with a moment of silence dedicated to former chair, Alex Arshinkoff. Arshinkoff served four terms as chair from 199...

Teaching About Race: An Educational Forum

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, The University of Akron and The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education held “Teaching About Racial Inequities in American Schools,” an educational forum. The purpose of the forum was to discuss how to talk about race-related issues in schools. The forum had a ...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Erika Newcome and Celeste Houmard

October 17, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils will be hosting the “Know Your Impact: Under the Influence” event from 6 . to 9 p.m. in the Student Union, Ballrooms A and B. A variety of fun activities at the event are meant to simulate the effects of alcohol and how it impairs j...

A Chance to Speak with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

Students are encouraged to come and discuss recent changes at The University of Akron from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. President Matthew Wilson and Undergraduate Student Government will be holding a town hall forum in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. The town hall meeting is open to all studen...

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

A photo of test scenario room set up two weeks ago by CASA.

By Emily Bower

October 16, 2017

This Friday, Oct. 20, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be hosting an escape room during the Rootbeer Kegger on the third floor of the Student Union from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Groups of eight to 10 students will be challenged to escape a situation in which their alcoholic partner has been abusin...

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Akron.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 3, 2017

In recent weeks, students, faculty and staff have noticed cooler conditions in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences building. The conditions are the cause of an aging heating and cooling system utilized by The University of Akron. The Buchtelite reached out to Nathan Mortimer, The University’...

Free STI Testing

Photo taken by Rachana Asapu

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Student Health Services will be having free testing for sexually transmitted infections. Students who are enrolled at The University of Akron are able to schedule an appointment at Student Health Services to discuss STIs. Testing for Gonorrhea, Chl...

UA Opens New International Center

Photo Courtesy of University Communications and Marketing

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 2, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, The University of Akron opened The International Center. The Center is brand new and is a one-stop-shop for international students and students who are interested in studying abroad. The Center is located in Buchtel Hall, room 202. It has four main functions: international r...

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Services)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2017

The University of Akron is hosting its seventh annual 5K run/walk to kick-off Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 7 at 8:00 a.m. The race will begin outside of InfoCision Stadium where the course follows a five-kilometer route through The University of Akron campus. The course will finish on the 50-yard line...

Her Campus Akron: A Student Organization that Gives Women an Outlet to Write

Her Campus logo

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017

Her Campus Akron provides women with an outlet to write and a resource for college life, Abigail Bashor, the executive and editor-in-chief of The University of Akron’s chapter of Her Campus said. According to Her Campus’ website, http://www.hercampus.com, Her Campus is a media brand for empowered co...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 28, 2017

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit. The two-day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the John S. Knight Center and the Student Union at The University of Akron. As described on the BMS University website, uakron.edu/bms, participants will be broken up ...

Register Your Mocktails Team Today

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

September 27, 2017

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is hosting “Mocktails” in the Student Union Ballroom on Oct. 16, at 6:00 p.m. Mocktails is an event set to bring together all student organizations at The University of Akron in attempt to win money for their organizations. The top three teams will receive a ...

HungerPerks: When Students with Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaborate to Make Something Great

The creators of HungerPerks: (From left) Sam Borick, Kyle Flynn, and Julia Mallinak in the EXL Center.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017

The creators of HungerPerks, which consist of two students from The University of Akron and one recent alumni, talked about their entrepreneurial journey and vision for the app. HungerPerks is a platform that allows users to take surveys in return for free food, Sam Borick, the CTO of HungerPerks, s...

Committed to the Cause

From left to right: Madison Pollard (vice president), Andrew Barry (bulletin editor), Megan Lear (president), Punitha Peketi (service coordinator), Rachana Raghupathy (treasurer), members of the executive board of CKI UA. (Photo courtesy of Circle K International)

By Adithya Rajiv, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017

If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that benefits the society as well as you, turn towards Circle K International. Not the gas station, but an extension of the high school organization Key Club and non-profit organization Kiwanis International. Circle K International (CKI) is one of t...

Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News Panel at Highland Square Library

(Photo courtesy of Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017

Highland Square Library is hosting an event that will dive into the topic of fake news on Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Experts from The University of Akron and the Akron community will be panelists who will “look at the issue of fake news, the role that social media plays, and the impact that it has socially a...

AK-Rowdies to Host Inaugural Cornhole Tournament

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

September 25, 2017

The AK-Rowdies are set to host an event for students at The University of Akron on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in Lot 10 alongside Vine Street. The winner of the tournament will receive a free t-shirt and a $20 gift card. Registration will be open until Oct. 1 and all UA students are welcome to register. There are only 32 spots available, so be sure to register as soon as possible. ...

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