The Buchtelite

Editorials

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

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

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 dating has made a bigger move into an online format. Since then, there has been an increased need ...

Editorial: Remembering Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact on History

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Sept. 18, 2020 due to metastatic pancreatic cancer.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

September 22, 2020

Who was Justice Ginsburg and what were her significant contributions that helped create the United States as it is today? To be honest, I didn't know much about Justice Ginsburg, until recently. I was not aware of her story, the impact she had on the way society is today or the ripple effect of her lif...

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

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

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 in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms and other social gathering places are facing financial uncertainty as their places of employment close down. Retail is one of the few industries that has not y...

1984 by George Orwell: A Book Fitting for Modern Times

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

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 back to high school. A good majority of us had been handed ‘1984’ with the intent...

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

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

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 major, most of my classes are held in Kolbe Hall. For those who don’t know, a new elevator was insta...

All UA Students Encouraged to Participate in Volunteering

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

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 passing out candy during Boo at the Akron Zoo, have exposed me to the greater community and inspir...

Why Get Involved as Zips Sports Start Again

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

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, the opportunities to be involved with campus life are endless. A great way to start involvement ...

Advice to a Younger Sibling Starting College

This was the day I took my brother’s senior photographs for high school, before he decided to follow me to 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 was not the case when my brother, Noah Parker, made his decision to attend The Univer...

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

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

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 be graduating with a degree in media studies this May, leaving her leadership role to Parker. &n...

Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class

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

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 called “American women poets” for my women’s studies minor, I was quickly immersed in the world o...

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

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 year’s Women’s History Month, The Buchtelite will be taking a look back in time at The Universit...

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

Rob's Café.

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 the course of the semester, I have found that the non-meat options provided by Aramark, UA’s food service...

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 other white activists have made important contributions to women’s history, women of color are usually ...

Special: “Why I’m Proud to Be Black”

Special:

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 students asking them why they are proud to be black. Adey Abeba “I'm proud to be who I am. I'm proud to be...

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 and dread. However, despite people’s different views on the day of love, one thing is al...

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

By Brooklyn Dennison, Jake Herron, Sala Wier, Megan Parker, Jordyn Etling, and Kristen Lauck

December 12, 2018

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 Cookies Brooklyn Dennison Editor in Chief   This is a rather new recipe that I have been trying out...

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

South Main Street in Downtown Akron.

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 on what the project entails can be found in a piece written by Crain’s Business, here. In summ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Another Flop for LGBTQ Representation

Image via Creative Commons.

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,” the 2018 movie about Mercury’s life, did not meet my expectations. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was not a terrible ...

Remembering Trans Lives

Image via Ted Eytan.

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 day was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to Rita Hester. The vigil commemorated all the t...

LGBTQ-Friendly Statewide Candidates to Vote for

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

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 of these rollbacks, according to The Leadership Conference, include barring trans-individuals fr...

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

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

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 is simply said, but difficult to be done: Don’t stress too much. A little stress here or there nev...

The Courage It Takes: National Coming Out Day

Photo courtesy of creative commons.

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, so I came out as biromantic, which is a bi person who also identifies as asexual. I told nobody but...

Dreaming of the Good Times at UA

(Buchtelite file photo)

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 from The University of Akron. I am trying to remember what it was like to have the mind of a ...

CHAARG in the Age of #Fitspiration

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)

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 join CHAARG at The University of Akron, which stands for Changing Health, Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls. But...

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 a statement that read: "Most students do not attend UA because it was their first choice. They attend this scho...

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

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

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

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

(Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

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

A Conversation About Abortion

Signs from Created Equal.

By The Buchtelite Staff

September 12, 2018

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

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

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 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

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)

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

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

(Photo courtesy of Pixaby)

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

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

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.

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 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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

April 27, 2018

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

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

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

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

Buchtelite file photo

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

Making the Most of Spring Break

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

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 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

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

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

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

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

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

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

Buchtelite file photo.

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

Valentine’s Date Ideas

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018

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

The Buchtelite Editorial Staff.

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 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

(Buchtelite file photo)

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 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

 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

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

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 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

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

(Photo courtesy of UPMC MyHealth Matters.)

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 that can lead to hospitalization and even death. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well...

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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..." 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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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 ...