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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

Letters to the Editor

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Letter to the Editor: Unfinished

By Julie Cajigas, Buchtelite advisor May 1, 2023

As Buchtelite advisor, you will rarely hear my voice in the paper. The paper is here to amplify student voices. On Sunday, April 30, I set out to meet a student editor at “Unfinished,” The University...

The members of The Buchtelite Staff during the Fall 2019 semester.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to The Buchtelite for Receiving the 2019-2020 Rupert Latture Memorial New Student Organization Award

By Julie Cajigas, Faculty Advisor April 22, 2020

To the editor: As the Advisor of The Buchtelite, my voice is not published in the paper, but instead supports the voices of the students by helping them grow in their understanding and application of...

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

By Collin T. Hayes, BA in Political Science, The University of Akron, Class of 2017 October 21, 2019

To President Miller and the Members of the Board of Trustees: I write this letter as a proud Akron Zip, a sentiment which was completely unfamiliar to me just five years ago. The path which brought me...

Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism

Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism

February 25, 2019

It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true "Socialism" is and is not.   The fact is that in true socialism, "the means of production" are owned and controlled...

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

By Sharon Marquart, B.A. in French, Minor in Studio Art The University of Akron, Class of 2000 September 17, 2018

Dear President Green, Provost Ramsier and Members of the Board of Trustees, I am writing in response to the recent cuts that have been made to 19% of degree programs at the University of Akron. I graduated...

Dismay at front page photo

November 29, 2016

As a financial supporter and a graduate of the University of Akron [sic], I want to put on record my dismay at the front page color photo of a young lady holding up a sign containing an obscenity in the...

Shared governance violated

October 26, 2016

Regarding UA Ambassador Megan Hanft’s Oct. 24 guest viewpoint “Wilson, president at perfect time”: While all indications may be that the previously interim administrators (interim president and interim...

Letter to the editor 10-13-16

October 12, 2016

In the past weeks I have been thoroughly disgusted by some of the grotesque images and regressive messages I have seen and heard on campus. I completely agree with anyone who is offended by them, however,...

You know who these people are. They were here last week.

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016

I read [the Buchtelite’s editorial of Sept. 29 called “A bad showing for students”] because it focused on that group. The one that comes on campus every semester since I attended (and before). The...

Let’s talk with: John Zipp

September 15, 2016

Below is the second installment of The Buchtelite’s “Let’s talk with” series. This week’s letter is from John Zipp, professor of sociology and president and spokesperson for the Akron chapter...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer March 16, 2016

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer March 16, 2016

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but...

Political apathy on campus

By Alex Belovich March 9, 2016

The March 3rd edition of The Buchtelite asked what students thought about Clinton and Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday. What shocked me is that some of the respondents didn’t seem to know or care about...


By Youngbin Jeong March 2, 2016

On social media, #NeverTrump is the one of the biggest movements related to the presidential race. Despite Donald Trump’s audacious insults towards women, Hispanics, Muslims, the disabled, and immigrants,...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift...

Student organization fights for smoke free campus

By Jeffrey Evans, writer October 28, 2014

Letter to the Editor, Students Organized for Collective Action would like to offer the student body an opportunity to think about the benefits of having a smoke free campus. According to the Centers...

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2014

I am a freshman at UA and today read your article concerning the cessation of scholarship refunds here at The University of Akron, and I completely agreed with your opinion of why the policy is against...

Letter to the Editor: Does our society still need home economics?

By Susan Witt and David Witt October 10, 2013

With the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences begins its centennial year at the University of Akron — 100 years since the founding of the Curtis School of Home...

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