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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite


Mean Girls on Broadway logo courtesy of Playhouse Square.

Mean Girls on Broadway: A modern, musical take on a 2000’s classic

By Taylor Lorence, Correspondent November 27, 2023

The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall continued Broadway in Akron with their second show “Mean Girls” on Monday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.   The musical is based...

Photo Illustration courtesy of Olivia Richardson.

Playhouse Square brings Broadway in Akron to UA with “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and “Mean Girls”

By Olivia Richardson, Layout Editor November 11, 2023

Broadway in Akron is back with a show-stopping 2023-2024 lineup, and I was one of the lucky ticket holders for its first show of the season “Pretty Woman: the Musical.” The University of Akron’s...

Emily Sesto (front row second from the left) with her Creative Contribution Award at the annual media banquet.

Editorial: Use Your Voice

By Emily Sesto, Opinion Editor June 28, 2023

I write about my experiences as a sexual assault survivor. I wrote my first poem in May of 2012, and I now have thousands of poems in my head and hundreds written down. Until recently, had only shared...

Green, Red, Gold! This photo essay offers a window into the UADC Connect dance showcase that took place April 14-15 in Paul Daum Theatre.

The UADC Connect Showcase in Photos

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Correspondent, Photographer May 8, 2023

Dis/connect The showcase opened with an outdoor dance performance that took the audience on a tour around Kolbe Hall. That dance that occurred prior to the event was reprised as a video played on a...

Megan and her friend Rachel sitting at the table in the law library studying.

My UA Journey: An Undergraduate Zip to the Elle Woods of Akron Law

By Megan Parker, former Editor-in-Chief and 2023 Law Graduate May 7, 2023

From High School to the University of Akron: Thank You Mom! My journey as an Akron Zip started in 2017 only a few months before high school graduation. Having taken a journalism class on a whim...

Graduate looking sad.

Opinion: Dialogue with Associate Dean Robert C. Schwartz on graduation-related anxiety and depression

By Alexa Baumberger, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 6, 2023

My experiences with mental health can be found in part one of this two-part series: “I’m Still Getting My Sh*t Together (and that’s okay).”  There, I dive deeper into my own journey in life, overcoming...

Alexa became convinced to join the Buchtelite after talking with three recent graduates.

Opinion: I’m still getting my “Sh*t Together” (and that’s okay)

By Alexa Baumberger, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 6, 2023

(Part II of this story available here). I will graduate on May 6. Considering that it’s this weekend, you might assume I’m on cloud nine.   Many of my peers appear to be. They look and seem...

The green screen in movie previews with the word Appropriate crossed out and Stupid written in.

Opinion: Studios think we’re too stupid to see a movie without them spoiling the plot

By Liv Ream, FIlm Critic May 5, 2023

Trailers can be the most enjoyable part of going to the theatre. They’re exciting, new and short enough to keep a hold on our ever-dwindling attention spans. If done correctly, trailers set the tone...

The designated protest zone was deserted only days after the verdict was read.

Photo Essay: Ghost Town

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Correspondent April 18, 2023

One day after the Jayland Walker grand jury announced that no charges would be brought against the officers who shot the Akron resident during a traffic stop, businesses, schools and other organizations...

Attending PRSA Student Day with other PRSSA officers. (L to R) Abigail Stopka, VP of Events; Natalie Mowad, President; Camryn Moore, Treasurer; and Savannah Johns, Secretary.

Opinion: Getting My Sh*t Together, Reflections of a 2022 Grad

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

I’m in my third year at The University of Akron, but it doesn’t really feel like it. I can name (maybe) three buildings on campus, and I can never remember how to get to the campus library. This isn’t...

University of Akron campus.

How UA Became My Home Away From Home

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 13, 2021

years I have been able to dodge the frequently asked question, “why did you choose UA?” I never had the answer and for every person that asked I had a different answer. I listed different tangible...

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.

Lost & Gained

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

Naomi Boyer, chalk pastel, reprinted newspaper clippings, black paper. 
I titled this piece “Ataraxia” and made it as an expressive self-portrait about my calm demeanor even in 2020. The portrait was meant to depict the conflicting ideas and general chaos of 2020, especially the Pandemic shown with the clashing fire and water in the background. I wanted to demonstrate the anxiety and fear while I was peaceful and looking toward the light for hope for the future.

Loneliness and COVID

By Abigail Stopka, correspondant May 28, 2021

I am a full- time college student and I work two jobs, a full-time position at Spectrum and a part time position at The University of Akron’s radio station, WZIP.  I see myself as a strong student...

A polaroid of Stephanie after receiving her COVID-19 test, impatiently awaiting results.

We Persevere

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I can still feel the fear that I felt in my chest when classrooms on campus were buzzing...

My display for the Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition

Myers School of Art’s Annual Scholarship Competition: A Reflection

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Prior to coming to the Myers School of Art, I was not comfortable enough to show my art. As artists we leave a piece of ourselves in our creations and the idea of someone seeing pieces of myself on a...

With the winter season bringing loved ones together, everyone is figuring out how to safely enjoy their normal activities.

Winter is Coming: Fun COVID-Safe Activities to Do This Winter

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts Entertainment Editor December 10, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the five in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the winter season now in full swing, families...

Holidays are spent surrounded by those we love, but this year may look different due to the pandemic, with new ways to still connect and be safe.

Holiday Fun During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 10, 2020

With the holiday season in full swing, people are travelling and visiting loved ones more often. While in years past this was done without a second thought, this year we need to be more considerate due...

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

My Experience With COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the lives of people around the world, and with the number of confirmed cases at over 44 million worldwide many have experienced COVID-19 firsthand. On...

This new application provides users with a unique online dating experience through virtual speed dates.

‘Filter Off’ Offers New Online Dating Method During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 19, 2020

Whether you are living in the dorms or commuting to campus, meeting someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy. During a time where one’s ability to go out is limited, meeting people and...

Aisles that normally house non-perishable foods and other supplies are nearly empty after shoppers engage in “panic buying” due to COVID-19.

Editorial: Thank a Retail Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 17, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major changes to the American workforce. Many businesses have employees working from home and teachers are preparing to teach in an online format. Workers...

An excerpt from page 298 of “1984” by George Orwell.

1984 by George Orwell: A Book Fitting for Modern Times

By Caitlin Heintz, Online Editor February 5, 2020

Alexa, read me ‘1984’ by George Orwell Alexa, Siri, Google Home and Ring doorbells have all become the new normal for Americans as the helpful virtual assistants that we can't seem to function without.  Think...

On my first day at The University of Akron in 2017, a student told me they got stuck in the elevator once.

Editorial: Elevator Malfunction Left Me Trapped in Kolbe Hall for Almost 4 Hours

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2020

Going into the first two weeks of my last semester as an undergraduate student at The University of Akron, I thought the semester would start strong with no issues. I was wrong. Being a Communication...

In 2016, two of my former roommates, other students and myself helped clean up the facilities at the Akron BMX Track.

All UA Students Encouraged to Participate in Volunteering

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 18, 2019

In my last four years at The University of Akron, my personal favorite way to get involved on has been to volunteer. Each of my volunteer experiences, from organizing donations in local Goodwills to...

InfoCision Stadium at The University of Akron, with a seating capacity of around 30,000 people.

Why Get Involved as Zips Sports Start Again

By Tyler Lane, News & Sports Contributor September 8, 2019

I wanted to take the time to welcome all Zips back to campus! The fall semester is always a very exciting time at The University of Akron. Between athletics, clubs, groups, employment, and so much more,...

This was the day I took my brother’s senior photographs for high school, before he decided to follow me to college.

Advice to a Younger Sibling Starting College

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2019

There are several reasons why someone may choose to attend college at one place versus another. These can include affordability, courses offered and even as a way to get away from family for some independence. This...

Megan Parker (left) and Brooklyn Dennison (right) pose for a photograph after an interview for a special edition story.

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker April 24, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, editors at The Buchtelite move on to future prospects, as is the case with current Editor-in-Chief Brooklyn Dennison and Copy Editor Megan Parker   Dennison will...

“Daring to Take up Space, by Daniell Koepke” by Book Catalog

Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2019

As someone who is not an English major, I was extremely hesitant to take any type of poetry class. In my mind, poetry was dull, meaningless words written by old men.   However, when I took a class...

Susannah Chamberlain Cole.

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2019

From millions of women in India joining hands to fight for gender equality to Captain Marvel topping box office milestones, 2019 has been a great year for women. To celebrate these achievements and this...

Robs Café.

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2019

Being a vegetarian at The University of Akron has never been a problem until this semester when I found myself being on campus for over 12 hours at a time due to my class and work schedule.   Over...

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2019

During Women’s History Month, people like the suffragettes usually come to mind: just think about how many children will be taught about Susan B. Anthony this month.   While the suffragettes and...

Special: Why Im Proud to Be Black

Special: “Why I’m Proud to Be Black”

By The Editorial Board February 21, 2019

The month of February marks Black History Month, a time to remember the generations of African Americans that persevered to obtain their citizenship. To celebrate the month, The Buchtelite interviewed...

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2019

Valentine’s Day means a lot of different things for people. For some, it’s a day to celebrate your love for your partner or to spend with your friends and have brunch. For others, it’s a day of sadness...

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

One of the greatest gifts each holiday season are the delicious and delicate treats all around. Here are some that members of the Editorial Board like to indulge in:   Prettiest Peanut Butter...

South Main Street in Downtown Akron.

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

By Matthew Hogan, Guest Writer December 12, 2018

The classic quote, “Why not Akron,” has never been more relevant than it is today. 2018 saw the launch of the Bowery Project downtown and with it, a promising future for the city. A full article...

Image via Creative Commons.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Another Flop for LGBTQ Representation

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2018

When I was a child, I used to take my parents' old Queen CD’s and play them nonstop. So when I began watching the movie about frontman Freddie Mercury, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, “Bohemian Rhapsody,”...

Image via Ted Eytan.

Remembering Trans Lives

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2018

Nov. 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, an event started in 1999 to honor people whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence. According to GLAAD, a non-governmental LGBTQ organization, the...

LGBT Solidarity Rally in front of the Stonewall Inn in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trumps illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders. (Image via Flickr)

LGBTQ-Friendly Statewide Candidates to Vote for

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2018

Despite thanking the LGBTQ community and ensuring their safety in a 2016 tweet, President Donald Trump and his administration have done nothing but rollback LGBTQ rights that took decades to establish. Some...

With Midterms coming up, students know its about that time to start hitting the books. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Midterm Study Tips: Personal Study Techniques From One College Student to Another

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 15, 2018

As a junior year Psychology student, I know how daunting testing sounds. Midterms are only a taste of what finals hold, but with a lot of studying and self-care, you’ll be just fine. My first tip...

Photo courtesy of creative commons.

The Courage It Takes: National Coming Out Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2018

When I was 13, I came to the conclusion that I identified as bisexual. I told no one but my closest friends for fear of reprisal. When I was 20, I realized that bisexual was not the right fit for me,...

(Buchtelite file photo)

Dreaming of the Good Times at UA

By Charles Bohnak, Freelance Reporter Emertitus October 6, 2018

"I been away a long time." The last words of the iconic narrator of Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest have been on my mind the past week. This May, it will be seven years since I graduated...

Hayley Boucher says  CHAARG is more than just an Instagram community, it’s a completely safe space for all members, at each and every event. We are a judge free zone. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Pretzer)

CHAARG in the Age of #Fitspiration

By Kristen Lauck, Social Media & Special Editions Editor October 3, 2018

“A student organization on Akron’s campus that promotes health and wellness, friendship and is comprised of empowered girls? Sign me up!” This was exactly my thought process when I decided to...

Editor’s Note: Clarification

September 28, 2018

I would like to comment on the recent editorial The Buchtelite published, "UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students.’" In the eighth paragraph, there was...

The University of Akron Board of Trustees reviews a chart presented by Interim President John Green during their Aug. 15, 2018 meeting.

Editorial: UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students’

By The Buchtelite Editorial Board September 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees is not making decisions based on the interests of the students and faculty, but instead on trends that will ultimately destroy the credibility of The University of Akron. On Aug....

(Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2018

Happy Diversity Week at The University of Akron! This week is about celebrating and learning about minorities, so in the spirit of that, I am going to teach you about LGBTQIA+ terminology. As a queer...

Signs from Created Equal.

A Conversation About Abortion

By The Buchtelite Staff September 12, 2018

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Personally, I am an avid advocate of a person’s right to an abortion. I believe that abortion is an inherent right of a person because...

“Brain Exercising,” by Tumisu. (Graphic courtesy of Creative Commons)

Engaging in Self Care is More Important than Education: Advice from Personal Experiences

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2018

After the fourth 12-hour day in a row, I make my way home from my University job and throw myself onto the couch, utterly exhausted and unable to do anything but stare at the bundle of school work I have...

Organizers and volunteers couldn’t be more proud of how the 2018 Akron LGBTQ Pride Festival turned out, as more people attended and shared the experience together. (Graphic courtesy of the Akron Pride Festival)

Akron’s Second Pride Festival: Bigger, Better than Before

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor August 29, 2018

Akron celebrated its second LGBTQ Pride Festival on Aug. 25, 2018, with the March for Equality from Highland Square to the activity-filled festival at Hardesty Park on West Market Street. Gertrude Wilms,...

(Photo courtesy of Pixaby)

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome May 11, 2018

The University of Akron will be holding several graduation ceremonies from May 11 to May 13. Each of these ceremonies will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall. This may be of concern to many students. The University...

Using my spare time between classes this semester, I (left) helped table for the Buchtelite in the Student Union. This might not be possible during the fall semester.

Five-Star Fridays: Choose Between Health, Homework, Happiness

By Megan Parker, News Contributor May 4, 2018

With the end of my first year at The University of Akron almost in sight, I have been taking the time to look back at all the adventures I’ve been on, the friends I have made and the changes within myself...

The Buchtelite Editorial Staff. (From left to right: Brooklyn Dennison, Robert Barrett, Jr., Erika Newcome, Sala Wier, Brianna Cramer and Jake Herron)

Make the Most of Your Summer: as Told by The Buchtelite Staff

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff April 27, 2018

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief [email protected] A great way to have fun this summer while simultaneously gaining volunteer experience is to volunteer at your local animal shelter....

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

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor April 27, 2018

At the beginning of April, I attended a talk at The University of Akron by Dr. B. David Ridpath. Afterward, I wrote an article reporting the happenings of the event but I feel more needs to be said about...

Buchtelite file photo

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2018

Over the past two months, President Matthew Wilson has made a number of decisions that directly affect and concern students at The University of Akron. Although he says he cares about students, his claims...

The Sun sets behind the Times Square Pier at Fort Myers Beach.

Making the Most of Spring Break

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff March 23, 2018

Spring Break is a time of fun and relaxation for college students across the nation. Here are some ways our Editorial Staff likes to spend the week. Self Care Spring Break Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief [email protected] For...

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

By Julian Curet, News Contributor March 6, 2018

Within the borders of our country, there exists a silence as deafening as the hail of bullets raining down on our citizens. That silence is as strong as the walls of our governing institutions. It extends...

The audience waits in E.J. Thomas Hall for the start of The Vagina Monologues.

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2018

On Feb. 3, the Women’s Studies Program and Multicultural Center at The University of Akron sponsored this year’s performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” a compelling play by Eve Ensler that provided...

David Tiller, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, explains why stairwells are a safe place for people with disabilities to seek refuge.

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor March 2, 2018

During a false fire alarm instance in Leigh Hall, I was on the third floor wondering how to get out of the building. As a student with physical disabilities, I started thinking about what other people...

Buchtelite file photo.

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor March 2, 2018

Is diversity just a buzzword for universities or is it a true mission? Throughout the 2000s, diversity on college campuses has received extra emphasis throughout university administrations across the United...

The Buchtelite wishes its readers a very Happy Valentines Day. (Graphic courtesy of Public Domain Pictures)

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff February 12, 2018

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Do you have trouble picking out an outfit for date night on Valentine's Day? I know I sure do.Why don’t you go shopping...

The Buchtelite Editorial Staff.

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff December 20, 2017

Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief Ice Skating at Lock 3 I had never explored the holiday events at Akron until I went ice skating at Lock 3 a few years ago when my significant other took me ice skating...

(Buchtelite file photo)

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2017

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...

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor November 20, 2017

 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...

The editorial staff of The Buchtelite wishes its readers a safe and happy Halloween. (Public domain image)

Halloween Tricks and Treats

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff October 28, 2017

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...

The Showing of Paragraph 175 for National Coming Out Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2017

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...

(Photo courtesy of UPMC MyHealth Matters.)

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent October 12, 2017

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...

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board April 6, 2016

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...

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 31, 2016

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...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 17, 2016

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...

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 9, 2016

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...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 5, 2016

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...

Professionalism beyond the pitch

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 24, 2016

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...

Now in right direction, USG must use its voice

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 17, 2016

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...

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 10, 2016

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...

UA graduate student Tom Guarino approaches asking questions to Vice President for Advancement Larry Burns, who turns back inside to return to the banquet.

Missed opportunity for reconciliation

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 3, 2016

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..."...

Welcome back, Zips

Welcome back, Zips

By Buchtelite Editorial Board January 27, 2016

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...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 9, 2015

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...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 3, 2015

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...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 18, 2015

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,...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 11, 2015

  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?...

Disability awareness week

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 4, 2015

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...

The issue with Issue 3

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 28, 2015

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...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 21, 2015

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,...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 10, 2015

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...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 7, 2015

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...

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