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

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

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

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 adul...

Shooting Reported Near UA Campus; At Least One Injury

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News

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...

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

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 Br...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Lifestyle, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

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 ...

Love Akron to Host Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast

By Emily Bower, Contributor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Lifestyles

Love Akron will host their sixth annual awards breakfast at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at  6:45 a.m. The Love Akron Awards are held each September in memory of the late Brenda Burnham Unruh.   The awards breakfast is meant to honor two distinguished servant leaders in the Akron...

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

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

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

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...

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

By Bryce Chekan, Correspondent

August 30, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Akron, a city once built on rubber production, is now being revived through art and the ideals of millennials.   Akron reached its industrial peak in the 1950s where it dominated in rubber production after World War II, Brett Rosenstein, an Akron Beacon Journal journalist said in an article call...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, News

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 ...

Travel Fast for Free

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, University Information

Students at The University of Akron can travel around Akron for free by using the Roo Express, the METRO Regional Transit Authority and a new bike share program. The Roo Express is a transportation service that can take students around campus and to neighborhoods near campus. The shuttle currently ...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

By Grant Morgan, Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite, the 127-year-old independent student newspaper of The University of Akron, will suspend publication at the beginning of next semester, marking the second time in less than three years that the paper has gone on hiatus. “The Buchtelite is important to the University, it’s importa...

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

This weekend, University of Akron student Duncan Unternaher passed away after being stabbed by his roommate during an argument early Saturday morning. UA student Kendal Scheid will face charges of felonious assault and is currently in Summit County Jail, according to Akron police. The police report of...

Wilson names chief of staff

Wilson names chief of staff

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

President Matthew Wilson named Barbara Weinzierl chief of staff for the Office of the President on Nov. 28. Before her new appointment, Weinzierl served as the assistant dean of admissions and strategic initiatives at UA’s School of Law. The chief of staff’s role is to manage the president’s...

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Hundreds of people, including University of Akron students, gathered in Highland Square Tuesday night to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. After meeting at Chipotle at 11 p.m., demonstrators began walking down Market Street toward campus at 11:30 p.m. Overall, the entire protest was...

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at 11 p.m. According to a Facebook event entitled “Trump Protest, Akron,” protesters will meet in the parking ...

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Showcase

In a release party at the Akron Public Library on Tuesday, Belt Publishing released its eighth city anthology, “The Akron Anthology,” which is a collection of essays about the city of Akron, by the writers of Akron – and you may recognize some of their names. These books focus on cities in the Rust Belt...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled that he inadvertently ingested the drug. The decision came just ...

What you need to know to vote

What you need to know to vote

By Adam Schroeder, ams547@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Are you a U.S. citizen? Will you be at least 18 years old by Election Day on Nov. 8?  Have you been an Ohio resident for at least 30 days? If you answered yes to all these questions, you can register to vote in the state of Ohio. The Oct. 11 deadline to register to vote is fast approaching. Even if you ...

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus 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. The idea came about during a conversation between student Justin Cohen and Asso...

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

By Zaina Salem, Israa Eddeb, Sofia Syed, Samantha Hickey, and Julie Yockey

November 11, 2015


Filed under Akron News

News Outlet Interns As the country moves quickly from this month’s focus on local elections to next year’s presidential election, there looms ahead a change in campaigns and elections that could be cataclysmic in proportions. The entire millennial generation — a transformational segment of the p...

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

By Alicia Finch

December 3, 2013


Filed under Akron 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 University of Akron’s Society of Women Engineers cau...

Cleanup on Sumner Street

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 24, 2013


Filed under Akron 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, an academic adviser for the College of Education. “How can they play outside...

Three charged in Sumner Fest riot

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2013


Filed under Akron 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, police said. As partygoers celebrated the last weekend of summer, police...

Despicablimp floats into Akron

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 5, 2013


Filed under Akron 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. The “Despicablimp” has been on tour since March 23 in order to pr...

Police seek Sumner Fest evidence

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 5, 2013


Filed under Akron 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 of Akron students as Sumner Fest, was broken up by police officers....

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

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

August 26, 2013


Filed under Akron 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, 624-bed housing community from student property management company Asset...