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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Board

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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. 15, the board decided to phase out 80 “underperforming” academic programs, which were taken from ...

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 person, I find that many people, especially non-queer people, do not know the meaning of words relating...

A Conversation About Abortion

A Conversation About Abortion

By The Buchtelite Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com 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 it is their body. If you want to give the rights to a fetus, you are placing the rights a clu...

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 piling up. Since The University of Akron implemented Five-Star Fridays, my work day has become long an...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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, Chief City Prosecutor and LGBTQ Liaison to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said Akron’s first Pride F...

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome

May 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 splits graduation ceremonies by divisions of respective colleges and degree levels, such as graduat...

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 as a full-time college student. As a college student who is physically disabled, I have been abl...

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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com A great way to have fun this summer while simultaneously gaining volunteer experience is to volunteer at your local animal shelter. If you are an animal lover like me, you may want to spend time with animals. You could go to zoos, ...

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 athletic spending, particularly at UA. Walking throughout Akron’s campus, several newer-lo...

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 are not consistent with his actions. On Feb. 15, students received a message from President Wilson th...

Making the Most of Spring Break

Making the Most of Spring Break

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com For some, Spring Break is a time for excitement and travel, for others, ...

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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 as far as the power of privilege extends through time and space. The silence exists to drown out...

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 an emotional rollercoaster for many of its viewers. “The Vagina Monologues” was written in 1...

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 with disabilities should do in emergency events. Mark Beers, Emergency Management Coordinator, said safety ...

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 States. Universities have made strides to show that their campuses are diverse places of le...

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Lifestyles, Opinion, Showcase

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com 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 with your significant other and pick out each other's outfits! It’s a great way to bond and have a good...

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 for our first date. I had no idea how to ice skate, and it was probably a hazardous choice for th...

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, 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...