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Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News, City News, Showcase

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. Th...

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

By Alicia Finch

December 3, 2013

Filed under City News

The halls were decked and the trees were shining bright in Akron at the John S. Knight Center, where people of all ages embraced the holiday spirit by joining in the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival. The uniquely decorated tree donated by The Universi...

Cleanup on Sumner Street

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 24, 2013

Filed under City News

The College of Education organized a cleanup of Sumner Street on Thursday in an effort to clear any trash remaining after Sumner Fest. “We need to remember that children live in the neighborhood,” said Elizabeth Kerns,...

Three charged in Sumner Fest riot

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2013

Filed under City News

Police said Monday that three arrests have been made involving the riots at Sumner Fest held on Labor Day weekend on Sumner Street near The University of Akron campus. Two of those arrested were University of Akron students,...

Despicablimp floats into Akron

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under City News

Whether you are despicable enough to steal the moon or defeat El Macho, your day is sure to be brightened by the bright fluorescent 165-foot-long and 55-foot-high “minion” floating all across the United States’ skies. ...

Police seek Sumner Fest evidence

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under City News

As partygoers celebrated the last weekend of summer, police responded to riots at the 400 block of Sumner Street around midnight Saturday, where the partiers had trashed and flipped a parked car. The party, known by many University...

New luxury off-campus student housing to open for fall 2014

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

August 26, 2013

Filed under City News

The Depot, the latest in off-campus student housing for The University of Akron, is currently under construction and is slated to be finished in time for the 2014 fall semester. Located on East Exchange Street, this $30 million,...