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Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, The University of Akron School of Law will offer a new Blended Online Juris Doctor (J.D.) program to make law school more accessible to part-time students. The new program allows part-time students to attend classes in person only two nights a week, while completing ...

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

Sponsored by The University of Akron Foundation and the College of Health Professions, faculty have developed the free program “Finding a Better U” (FABU) to help local residents improve their heart health starting in November 2019.  With heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in Summit Co...

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

October 29, 2019

In the heart of downtown Akron, near the Akron Art Museum, there’s a 100-year-old Greek-American Fusion food restaurant run by a father and daughter duo. Western Fruit Basket is located at 115 E Market St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Greg Megois, the owner of ...

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

In supporting adoption in Summit County, the Jockey Being Family Foundation will provide adoptees and their siblings a monogrammed backpack with a blanket and teddy bear inside. In addition to the backpacks for the children, the foundation will also provide a Parent Resource Tote that has resources for post adoption...

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is hosting BARKtoberfest, a craft beer tasting event sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. as a fun fall event for prospective supporters and adopters from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Featuring craft beer tasting, food from local vendors, games and a basket raffle, prospect...

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

“Dogtober,” a special adoption event hosted by Summit County, will run through Nov. 2 at the Summit County Animal Control Facility as an expansion of the annual fall adopt-a-thon event. Throughout Dogtober, families will have the opportunity to adopt fully vetted animals; meaning blood work, flea trea...

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

County entities worked together to open the Summit Liberty House, located at Arch Street. City of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Larry Moore; director of the Summit County Veterans Service Commission, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and several others cut the ribbon on the four-unit apartment bui...

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Among the 16 winning ideas and projects from the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron are three created by colleagues at The University of Akron. Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at the Knight Foundation, said the projects and ideas in Akron went far beyond their expectations for inspiring the c...

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

September 30, 2019

As an affiliate of the Smithsonian institution since 2002, the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology offered free admission to the National Museum of Psychology all day Sept. 21. Featuring permanent exhibits with unique items on the history of psychology as a science, agents of social chang...

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics in activism and advocacy. Hosted by the Poynter Institute in partnership with KSU, the all-day worksho...

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Career Services at The University of Akron and JCPenney are teaming up for another “Suit-Up” Event on Sept. 22, where UA and Stark State faculty, students and alumni will get exclusive deals on professional attire. Students with a valid Zip Card will have a unique opportunity to receive up to ...

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

Think twice before sharing those selfies on social media, as companies are now starting to use those self-portraits for marketing efforts. As defined by the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a selfie is “an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is take...

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

The University of Akron School of Law will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment by bringing together national experts to discuss how the effects of women’s suffrage have changed America’s present and future. These experts will be at this year’s annual Center for Constitutiona...

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 3, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the l...

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2019

Sponsored by the City of Akron, Akron’s first ever Pizza Fest showcased eight local pizza vendors, cornhole, inflatables and live music performances at Lock 3 throughout Labor Day weekend. According to the Pizza Fest website, the three-day food and music festival featured several different pizza parlors fro...

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2019

Swensons’ story began when Wesley T. “Pop” Swenson started selling fresh-ground hamburgers from the back of his station wagon in 1934. Now, the drive-in restaurant chain is celebrating 85 years of service committed to Pop’s ideals of serving fresh food, milkshakes and crispy sides with a special c...

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2019

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron community.   Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo, said that “Party for the ...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2019

An armed robbery took place off campus on March 5, around 10:30 p.m. The three victims were students at The University of Akron, two 20-year-old men and one 21-year-old man. The robbery took place in the 300 block of Sumner Street at the University Edge apartment complex.   Three men allegedly...

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

With the success of the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland on Jan. 26, Ohio Marijuana is expanding its cannabis event series to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In June of 2016, a law allowing the use of medical marijuana, House Bill 523, was passed by Gov. John...

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

Starting on Nov. 23, Stan Hywet will be hosting their “Deck the Halls” event where on select nights, guests will be able to visit the grounds and view inside the manor house that will be decorated for the holiday season. According to Stan Hywet's website, ticket prices for non-members on Sunday t...

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2018

In association with Band of Barbers, the Hair Geek Studio and Distinguished Gents Tonsorial are holding their second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive until Nov. 18 to provide food to the homeless and others in need throughout Akron. The list of foods that are being asked for include: corn, macaroni and chees...

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment

November 9, 2018

The Akron Zoo announced a $17 million expansion for a new exhibit, Wild Asia, featuring lions and tigers that will replace Tiger Valley and the Pride of Africa that will be on three acres of newly developed land. The Pride of Africa and Wild Asia will be the largest expansion so far for the Akro...

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 24, 2018

Summit County is holding their ninth annual Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 27, where all available animals from the Division of Animal Control can be adopted for $10. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in dow...

Midterm Elections: Voting Information

Midterm Elections: Voting Information

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2018

Voting is the best way to exercise your basic human rights while making sure your voice is heard. Since the deadline to register for voting in Ohio was Oct. 9, 2018, voters are now responsible to find their polling place and vote for the candidate that best matches their own views. To find your pollin...

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2018

The Akron Zoo is the first zoo in the state of Ohio and only the second in the country to become sensory inclusive as it maintains measures to ensure safe and quiet places for guests with invisible disabilities impacted by sensory. Nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at...

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 12, 2018

During an already historic moment for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, the Akron-based Fortune 500 corporation welcomed Wingfoot Three to the company’s fleet of airships on Aug. 30, 2018. The new blimp was christened by record-breaking pilot Shaesta Wai...

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

Students from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy School of Business and Entrepreneurship help women in Rwanda while simultaneously earning real-world experience by running Shya Designs. Shya Designs is a non-profit organization that imports bags and other accessories that were sewn by the widows o...

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

September 5, 2018

Akron residents volunteered from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15 to help build a new, two-way protected bike lane on Exchange Street The University of Akron's website describes how this "hands-on" project will demonstrate how Exchange Street could transform into a “complete street.” This means it is designe...

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

On Aug. 24, 2018, the Akron Zoo introduced and announced the publicly-voted names for their two new babies during a naming ceremony. Akron Children’s Hospital sponsored the “Oh Deer! Waddle We Name Them?” contest in order to give the public a say in naming a baby Humboldt Penguin and a Siber...

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages 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 ...

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

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

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...

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 13, 2018

On Saturday, March 10, the Rock Mill, located on Carroll Street, hosted their second Ladies’ Night. The goal of this event was to introduce women to the world of rock climbing and to get them excited about the sport. The event was held after the Rock Mill’s normal closing time on Saturday, and ...

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, the biggest Antiquarian book show in Ohio and the second largest in the Midwest, will take place at the John S. Knight Center in Downtown Akron. The book and paper show will take place on Friday, March 30 from 3-8:30 p....

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 14, 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...

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

January 31, 2018

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace is a relatively new installment for the city. According to the Downtown Akron Partnership...

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

December 30, 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 adul...

Shooting Reported Near UA Campus; At Least One Injury

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...

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

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

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, Correspondent

September 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

Things are looking grizzly at Akron Zoo

By Beau Brown, Copy Editor

August 28, 2013

A zoo typically acts a citizen’s way of experiencing the animal world on a small-scale. The zoo is a mirror to the public that reflects the vastness and variation of all the world’s habitats and the fauna and flora that occupy them. The Akron Zoo is our own mirror of the world, and with the new Grizzl...

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

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

August 26, 2013

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...