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De-stress During Finals at Bierce

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

As finals week arrives, students seem to have similar feelings: anxiety over their exams and relief that the semester is over. For instance, Makayla Enriques, an Anthropology senior said she just can’t wait to be finished with classes. Her birthday is during finals week, she said, which she is lo...

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

 Finals Week. These two words are sure to make every college student’s heart race. It’s the time of the semester where students scurry to solidify their grades. The University of Akron’s finals week starts Dec. 11 and ends Dec. 15. Finals week can be a rough time for college students. Nonstop s...

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Tricks and Treats

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

October 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Halloween can be a fun time, especially for college students. However, the holiday can also be unsafe if precautions aren't taken. Because of this, The editors of The Buchtelite have given you some tips and advice to stay safe during the holiday. The tips range from drinking alcohol safely to pumpkin carvi...

The Showing of Paragraph 175 for National Coming Out Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Wednesday, The Zips Programming Network highlighted National Coming Out Day, a day most members of the LQBTQIA+ may celebrate, by showing “Paragraph 175,” a documentary about the persecution of gay men and women in Germany during the Third Reich. The documentary said that under Paragraph 17...

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health & Safety, Opinion, Showcase

The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well...

It’s Time for a Break

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The middle of October for college students signifies the halfway mark of the fall semester. For the most part, students have adjusted into routines and stuck with them.   Having created some form of a balancing trapeze act between school, jobs, and extracurricular obligations, it can be difficult for...

A reply to a response

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A week ago I wrote an editorial about how the familiar Christian proselytizers who come onto campus each semester play an important role in making students reflect on their assumptions about life, and how frustration students feel at the men’s presence is only frustration students allow themselves to feel, w...

Let’s talk with: Megan Bodenschatz

By Megan Bodenschatz, USG

September 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials

While I recognize the challenges that our great University has faced, we need to stop focusing on the mistakes of the past and begin to look to the opportunities of the future. I am extremely proud to be a Zip and of the accomplishments I have obtained while at The University of Akron, and I encourage all o...

Welcome Back

By Staff

September 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Hello everyone, and welcome back to fall semester at The University of Akron. We hope your classes have started smoothly and you are engaged in your work. We’d like to mention three things in this piece. First, who we are; second, what we’re like; third, some thoughts on the University.   Who w...

Farewell!

Farewell!

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

May 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials

It’s the end of another semester, another school year, and truly we hope the best for you both during finals and afterward. (Even if it seems unlikely, you will do better than you think if you believe it to be so.) For those who are graduating forever, farewell! For those whose completion o...

An apostrophe to Zak

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Under the tender remembrance and hopeful charity of yesterday’s food-packaging event held in memory of Zak Husein, the UA student arbitrarily shot and killed last December, lies the quiet disclosure of a lesson to us all: to realize what we have. In the hustle of a University life, in the never-ending...

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials

At the end of yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Watson, head of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Student Association, approached Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff with a three-page document in her hand. It was a letter, addressed to “Mr. Pavloff and the Board of Trustees,” containing g...

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek life to the White House administration – are taking action.   It is time for all of us to take a stand. Ac...

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 31, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both pairs of candidates are impressive and unequivocally well-qualified. But though the Isaac Lamp...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey to its constituents because its leadership was hesitant to act without a clear...

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials

No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his intent to finance the program through an excise tax on Wall Street trades hits home for public university...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have caught and shut down UA’s attempts to circumvent Ohio’s prohibition on raising tuition at publ...

Professionalism beyond the pitch

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 24, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Professionalism is more than a suit, a firm handshake, and a résumé. Actions might speak louder than words, and for many students this holds true no matter how grand they are at articulating their sentences; however, authenticity must not be sacrificed for the sake of image, because insincere person...

Now in right direction, USG must use its voice

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

On Monday, the Undergraduate Student Government emailed a survey to all undergraduate students. The questionnaire is meant to collect student opinion on the University’s leadership. In the past, USG has voiced little support or scorn for the changes made and proposed by this University’s admi...

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 10, 2016


Filed under Editorials

During this brisk season, the country trembled with the shouts of civil rights activists who fought for the right to realize their dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America now stands in the symbolic shadow of an empathetic leader whose legacy, amongst many other influential peop...

Missed opportunity for reconciliation

Missed opportunity for reconciliation

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Correction: Palmisano was walking into the building, not out, when, after further clarification by demonstrator Ashley Bair, whom Palmisano's remark was directed toward, he said, "I have no confidence..." not "We have no confidence..." After yesterday’s Honors College ceremony (see here), UA trustee ...

Welcome back, Zips

Welcome back, Zips

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

January 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Welcome back – back to classes and professors, back to assignments and tests, back to busyness and stress, back to organizations and involvement. The University you attend – the University to which you pay great amounts of money, and dedicate so much time – is in a massive period of change....

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and the college cycle will continue. And we’ll be here. We promise to do ou...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bottom of the ad in smaller letters read: “Paid for by the Friends of The U...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty, staff, or students.” He asked audience members to raise their hand and propose topics, ...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 11, 2015


Filed under Editorials

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business? That’s questionable. Regardless, UA administrators have been far too fond of likening the Univ...

Disability awareness week

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Have you ever questioned whether you should open the door for someone ahead of you who is in a wheelchair? Or have you felt uncomfortable sitting next to someone with an apparent physical disability in class? These are just a few of the very common experiences many students face and have worked ...

The issue with Issue 3

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 28, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors into the constitution of Ohio as the exclusive producers of commercial marijuana. What's worse is tha...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men, along with a quotation of his about courage. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize tha...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the passive statement, “Mistakes were made”; not who made them, not why they made them, and not wha...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly presenting ideas, voicing opinions, asking questions; panelists giving candid, thoughtful responses—all ...