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Yahya Abdull Mateen II in “Candyman”

“Candyman” Scares in The Perfect Way

Nia DeCosta pays tribute to the original film while paving her way into her own beautiful and dark “Candyman” universe.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 20, 2021

October is right around the corner, and I am gearing up for the fall season. Hands down my favorite part of the season must be horror movies. I grew up watching classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street,”...

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.

Lost & Gained

How Myers School of Art Students Weathered the Pandemic
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...

A Word From President Miller:

A Word From President Miller:

Why I Am Hopeful — and why you should be too
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous...

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

Four UA professors discuss adjustments and achievements in the classroom.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor April 5, 2021

The pandemic has abruptly changed the lives of both students and faculty here at The University of Akron. After writing an article last fall about how students were feeling about the transition to online...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

“Unmuted” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 5–16, 2021 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled time slots guarantee no waiting in line when you arrive.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

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

UA Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 4, 2021

The University of Akron will be holding a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting on April 8 for all enrolled students to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and many others bring historical figures to life in this superb drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic April 4, 2021

The Oscars are approaching fast at the end of this month and The Buchtelite continues to review nominated movies. The next movie in this series is “Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin   “The...

Myers School of Arts 2020 Design Class won Gold and Silver awards at the 2021 Akron ADDY Awards.

UA Students Victorious in 2021 American Advertising Awards Show

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

According to their website, The American Advertising Awards are a highly respected event that gives awards to outstanding professionals in creative industries in the Akron-Canton area.  AAF’s website...

Alex Evans models an all-black face mask for the first installment in the face mask fashion column.

The Best of UA Mask Fashion

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new column on face mask fashion at the University of Akron, email [email protected] photos of your best mask fashion with your year, full name, and major included...

Danny Basone’s favorite grilled cheese on the menu, the number three.

Local Akron Grilled Cheese Restaurant Deals with COVID-19

Like many restaurants this year, The Lockview pushed through the pandemic.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 30, 2021

Everyone loves a good, comforting grilled cheese and a craft beer. The Lockview, a local Akron restaurant and craft beer bar kicks that up a notch with specialty gourmet grilled cheeses.   The Lockview...

With vaccines becoming more widely available, the warm seasons are starting to look more hopeful and enjoyable.

Spring Into a New Wardrobe

By Mckenzie Uhrig , Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

With warm weather approaching it’s time for some closet spring cleaning! Going through old clothes from the winter/fall seasons can be therapeutic for saying goodbye to what’s happened in the past...

Senior Ceramics major Kayla Weinman next her her winning piece ‘How Many Licks?’, 2020. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint.

Emily Davis Gallery Featuring Works From 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Exhibition is free and open to the public until Mar. 26
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

The Myers School of Art's 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features student artwork from all academic levels, media, and disciplines.  According to the Emily Davis Gallery’s website, it...

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

Frances McDormand once again steals the screen in a beautiful film about the journey of life and its challenges.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 22, 2021

The Oscars have officially released their nominees and The Buchtelite is continuing to review films that are in the running. The next film in the series is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao.  “Nomadland”...

Penn Foster veterinary technology first year student, Kiley Bush, wears a spring inspired cloth face mask.

Mask Fashion During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is an introduction to an upcoming weekly column featuring students and faculty in their best face mask fashion.   During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

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

We Persevere

A brief reflection on the year of the pandemic.
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...

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

Rose Glass makes a massive directorial debut with her sinful story that can shock any audience.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 14, 2021

The Buchtelite is continuing to review movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The second movie in this series is “Saint Maud,” written and directed by Rose Glass.   Saint Maud explores...

If you’re planning on traveling this spring break, mapping out a socially distanced road trip can both easy and fun.

Exercise Caution when Traveling this Spring Break

Students planning to travel for spring break should be sure to adhere to CDC guidelines and plan trips in advance when possible.
By Stephanie Fairchild,  Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of people across the globe, students may find themselves considering a much-needed vacation this spring break. However, the CDC still recommends avoiding non-essential...

Seff and Schulz created rugs for Youtuber, Treyten using his logo.

UA Students Turn Quarantine Hobby Into Business

Two students took advantage of their free time during the COVID-19 quarantine to start a small business.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 14, 2021

Like many Americans in 2020, Brooke Seff, a junior at the University of Akron and her boyfriend, UA alum Bill Schulz, were stuck in a long, boring quarantine due to COVID-19.   Much like the rest...

10X Growth Conference

10X Growth Conference Helps Young People Build Dreams

Learn about the 10X Growth Conference and how it can give you the tool you need to 10X your life and accomplish goals.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

As a young student, sometimes it can be challenging to be taken seriously if you have lofty life goals and ambitions. It can also be difficult to find the direction you need to accomplish your dreams.    An...

The owners of Nomz, Sam Lavictoire and Kassandra Morrison.

Nomz Sandwich Shop Experiences Success through COVID-19

Local sandwich shop Nomz faced challenges due to COVID-19 but was strengthened with love from the community.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent   February 24, 2021

Are you looking for a new restaurant with vegan options and locally sourced ingredients?   In 2018, Kassandra Morrison was self-employed with her first business which brought her to Northside Marketplace....

Bailey Eaton works at UA’s Freshëns.

UA Students Discuss Working While in School

Students share their experiences as well as tips for others who work while attending college.
By Isabella Anderson, Correspondent February 24, 2021

As college students there are multiple ways to learn responsibility. Setting your alarms to not miss an 8 a.m., living in dorms, moving into first apartments, and of course, attending classes and putting...

Riz Ahmed as newly deaf drummer Ruben

‘Sound of Metal’ Review: A Touching Tale of Heartbreak and The Journey to Acceptance

Riz Ahmed is touching and real as a musician who starts to lose his hearing in this unconventional drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  February 16, 2021

With the Oscars approaching this upcoming April, The Buchtelite is reviewing movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The first movie in this series is “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius...

Roommates Tina Grassi and Madi Britton, both third-year engineering students at the University of Akron, have some masked fun in the snow.

How We Had Fun During the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 forced everyone to find new and safe ways to get out (or stay in) and enjoy themselves. I explored some of these activities in a mini-series last semester on COVID-19 safe activities, this article looks back at these activities.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 16, 2021

With so many businesses shut down due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) many people lost their outlets for entertainment. Everyone had to discover new ways to enjoy their favorite activities or...

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

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

Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition offers students partial support towards tuition and the opportunity to exhibit their work
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...

UA Students Can Help Akron Businesses Affected by COVID-19

UA Students Can Help Akron Businesses Affected by COVID-19

By Kaitlyn Guynn, Guest Writer December 12, 2020

The middle of the Spring 2020 semester like every other: students at The University of Akron preparing for spring break and downtown Akron businesses prepared for the anticipated rush of business that...

Multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni Matt Millers completed painting located in The College of Business Administration building.

Local Artist Matt Miller Creates Painting for CBA

The multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni began development in June of this year.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 11, 2020

Matt Miller credits his artistic inspiration to his fascination of the archetypal characters and symbolism that can be found in the mythologies and folklore of different historical cultures.  “Most...

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...

Hobbies during the COVID-19 pandemic have become more important than ever.

Photography Provides A Creative Outlet During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Editor's Note: This article is the fourth in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has significantly impacted billions...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

Dr. Triece Discusses The 19th Amendment, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

During an interview she discussed the importance of ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ and the fight for woman’s rights.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Dr. Mary E. Triece, Ph.D., a professor in The University of Akron School of Communication and Director of The Women’s Studies Program, assisted in creating the text accompanying each piece in the Emily...

Jan Almasy from Apex Communication Network ready for virtual PRSSA meeting with camera.

PRSSA Virtual Event Focuses on Human-Centric Media Design

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 10, 2020

The University of Akron PRSSA chapter hosted the first event of the year virtually on Sep. 28. where guest speaker, Jan Almasy, a local entrepreneur and co-founder of Apex Communications Network, spoke...

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 power of [Ginsburg’s] words are how they resonated through time to inspire and drive women to keep fighting for their rights.” - Shani Richards
‘100th Collar’.

Myers School of Art Alumna Shani Richards Discusses Inspiration, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

“As a black female artist I feel like an investigator. I’m trying to make sense of the world in my work.” - Shani Richards
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna Shani Richards is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 8, 2020

Although The University of Akron has implemented changes to campus operations already due to COVID-19, Summit County’s recent designation as a purple county has led to more changes in campus operation. The...

Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille Open On Main Street

Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille Open On Main Street

Ed Sutter, local Akron entrepreneur and owner of Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille, shares how his vision of the new restaurant came to life.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 8, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille, originally opened 28 years ago, opened a new location at 147 S Main St. When the name Ed Sutter wanted for his pizzaria was taken,...

Stan Hywet Manor House decorated for Deck the Halls, with various activities and displays to view this event is a unique experience for all.

Stan Hywet’s ‘Deck the Halls 2020: A Very Merry Christmas’ Following COVID-19 Guidelines

The estate features five buildings and 10 gardens showcasing America’s Industrial Age of architecture and horticulture.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 27, 2020

This year, Stan Hywet is hosting its annual “Deck the Halls” event on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 3-6, 10-23 and 26-30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with new safety protocols to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Tickets...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor November 20, 2020

In collaboration with Corrie Slawson, Elizabeth Emery contributed several pieces to the Emily Davis Gallery’s Newest Exhibition ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ which opened on Oct.19...

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.

UA Moves Courses Completely Online to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, The University of Akron moved all courses previously taught in-person or hybrid to online in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Nov. 11 statewide address and to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

Lead instructor and JustUs LDC co-founder, Terrence L. Payne Sr., directs the participants through line dancing routines.

Line Dancing with JustUs Provides Unique Opportunity to be Active During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the third in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Downtown Akron Partnership partnered with...

Student Health Services is located in the Rec Center and requires appointments to maintain social distancing.

Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor November 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, The University of Akron Health Services announced they would begin random testing for COVID-19 across the campus in order to be proactive in finding new cases and keeping the campus community...

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...

Rap duo Atmosphere performs at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY in Jan. 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live Music Industry Struggles to Stay Afloat Throughout Pandemic

Musicians and venues are trying to find a common ground in hopes to keep the music industry alive during these uncertain times.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor November 16, 2020

Many industries across the globe have been struggling from the impact of COVID-19 but none have been hit quite like the music industry. From cancelled stadium shows across the world to Wednesday night...

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ In Emily Davis Gallery

The gallery allows students the opportunity to be exposed to the ideas and barriers surrounding many of the issues involving women’s rights.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor November 16, 2020

Premiering near the centennial anniversary of The 19th Amendment, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette movement.  The exhibit, titled ‘Suffrage:...

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.

ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event

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

Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a successful first drive-in movie event on Oct. 16, with several socially-distanced people in attendance, in Lot 70. ZPN showed the hit Disney Channel Original...

The ZTV Election Night Special team group photo in the studio at Kolbe Hall University of Akron after the end of production.

ZTV’s 2020 Election Night Special: Educational, Informational

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor November 16, 2020

On Nov. 3, States officially closed their polls and started counting ballots for the 2020 election. ZTV was ready to cover this big event with their ZTV’s Election Night Special streamed live on The...

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.

Tips, Tricks for Success in Online Learning

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor November 16, 2020

Are you someone that thrives in a structured, on-campus learning environment, but is struggling to set deadlines at home and keep up with online learning? Associate Professor of Practice Julie Cajigas...

Zippy joined in on the festivities for UA’s 150th anniversary.

UA Celebrates 150th Anniversary via Social Media, Socially Distanced Events

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron celebrated its 150th anniversary through social media and specially planned events to meet social distancing standards on Saturday, Oct. 10. Students, alumni, faculty, staff...

Waterfalls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park provide majestic scenery to hikes.

Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

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

Editor's Note: This article is the second in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has forced people around the globe...

Senior Myers student Kayla Weinman is pictured with two pieces she created for her Intermediate Drawing class this semester, which are currently on view in the lower atrium of Folk Hall.

Dashiell Tools & Materials Award Available for Art Majors at UA

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor October 19, 2020

Created in 1997, The Malcolm J. Dashiell scholarship fund was dedicated by Janet Dashiell Gardner in memory of her husband. Dashiell, who helped establish the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at The University...

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.

Summit Artspace Holding Fall Juried Exhibition ‘Creativity During a Crisis’

Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor October 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”. The exhibition...

The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.

Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

The City of Akron and The University of Akron partnered with Spin, a dockless scooter-share company to provide a new transportation option.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless...

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

Filter Off is the world's first free video speed dating app geared towards those looking for an authentic lasting connection.
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...

After several months of waiting, Spring 2020 graduates finally have news regarding a commencement ceremony.

UA Announces Dates for Postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies were unable to take place in May due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2020

Almost five months after The University of Akron postponed the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies, graduates now will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in E.J. Thomas in one of two ceremonies...

Before the pandemic, students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers during career fairs.

Career Services Hosting Virtual Career Fair for Students, Alumni

As job searching has moved online due to the pandemic, the career fair will help with the search via Handshake from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 29, 2020

The University of Akron Career Services is hosting a virtual career fair, open to all students and alumni, via Handshake from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30, then from 2-6 p.m. on Oct 1. With...

The fashion industry can be more than just clothing and outfits, as shown by the Columbus Fashion Council initiative to produce face masks.

Fashion Industry Adapts to COVID-19, Increases Opportunities for Students

Several events, such as fashion shows and fashion weeks, were either moved online or postponed due to the pandemic.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 29, 2020

The fashion industry holds events benefiting not only members of the industry but also local cities. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of these events moved online or were postponed. Such...

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the 2020 election is Oct. 5.

Deadline to Register to Vote Approaches: Ohio Offers Several Voting Methods

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 29, 2020

With the Oct. 5 deadline to register to vote in Ohio approaching, there has been a large increase in efforts to get people registered. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 46.1 percent of eligible...

Sustainable fashion practices can have a significant impact on the effects of climate change.

Five Ways to Promote Sustainability, be a Fashion Eco-Warrior

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 29, 2020

Buy Upcycled Clothing Buying upcycled isn’t only good for your closet, but it’s also good for the environment. Upcycled clothing is created when old clothing is broken down and the materials are...

This event is free and open to students at The University of Akron.

PRSSA ‘A Human-Centric Media Model’ Event Featuring Local Media Expert

Jan Almasy, co-founder of Apex Communications Network, will speak to students about the future of marketing and more.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor September 27, 2020

As their first event of the 2020-2021 year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at The University of Akron is hosting “A Human-Centric Media Model” on Monday, Sept. 28,...

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

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

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...

Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Cairo, Illinois,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, printed later, 11 x 14 inches.

Newest Exhibit in Emily Davis Gallery Explores Current Social Climate

The photography of four regional artists are being featured alongside activist and photographer Danny Lyon.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor September 22, 2020

The newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Bearing Witness: A Response to Current Events by Regional Photographers” opened on Aug. 24 and is available to the public until Oct. 9. Photographers...

As part of the museums ideal of benefiting all people, the museum has created several virtual events to promote art and safety.

Cleveland Museum of Art “Home Is Where the Art Is” Provides Virtual Art During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 22, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the first in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) launched the...

A unification of The University of Akron School of Law (left) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law would be the only one in the U.S. to be part of two different urban public research universities.

UA, CSU Announce Potential Law School Merge through New Joint Exploratory Working Group

A partnership between the two law schools would expand course opportunities available to students and more.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2020

The University of Akron (UA) and Cleveland State University announced a potential partnership between the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and UA’s School of Law through the formation of a Joint Exploratory...

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.

How is Online Education During a Pandemic Different for Students?

As many classes have switched to online instruction, are students missing the structure and socialization required to succeed?
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 21, 2020

In the midst of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many college students have found safety and peace of mind in having the option to work and study in the comfort of their own homes. A...

The Akronauts and their rocket in Amherst, Ohio, in February for the vehicle test launch and payload demonstration for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.

UA Student Rocket-Design Team Places Fourth in Annual NASA Competition

The University of Akron’s Akronauts worked for eight months on their rocket for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor September 21, 2020

The Akronauts, the student rocket-design team at The University of Akron, received fourth place overall in the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition out of 54 total teams who participated this year. According...

The Express Building where the Robotics Team typically meets throughout the semester.

UA’s Robotics Team Works Virtually Through COVID-19 Pandemic

The award-winning team is preparing for next year’s big competition at NASA, despite the cancellation of this year’s event.
By Rachel Evans, Guest Writer May 14, 2020

The University of Akron’s Robotics Team was getting ready for the NASA Robotics Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center scheduled for later in May, when their plans were brought to a halt by the global...

Student Union.

New Ceramics Club at UA Encourages Students to ‘Seize the Clay’

By Colleen Gaffney, Guest Writer May 14, 2020

Students with a passion for pottery at The University of Akron have banded together to form a new club called ‘Seize the Clay’ based in Folk Hall, the arts building on campus. The new club welcomes...

The University of Akron chapter of Love Your Melon table in the student union.

Love Your Melon Akron Continues to Send Love to Child Cancer Patients

This organization continues to meet virtually to make cards for Akron Children’s Hospital.
By Paige Shultz, Guest Writer May 9, 2020

Can you imagine being in the hospital during this pandemic? Not only that, can you imagine not being able to have family visit because they fear spreading the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to you? According...

Throughout the semester, signs for Campus Focus could be seen in different locations at The University of Akron.

UA’s Campus Focus Helps Connect Students to Jesus

By Amanda Swaney, Guest Writer May 9, 2020

Campus Focus is a student ministry organization at The University of Akron that can sometimes be overlooked, but strives to provide students with a place to learn more about having a relationship with...

The Akron School of Law is one of a few Ohio law schools to now accept GRE scores as an alternative to LSAT scores.

Pre-Law Society Provides Certainty During an Uncertain Time

By Madisyn Smith, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

While the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought uncertainty, times are even more uncertain for political science major Abigail Siegfried as she graduates from The University of Akron and...

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.

LGBTUA Helps Reform Campus Policies to Create Inclusive Environment

By Clay Slattery, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

LGBTUA is a student organization at The University of Akron, which purpose is to provide an open and affirming group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. The organization was first founded in 2011...

Zips for Haiti coffee is roasted by the Akron Coffee Roasters.

Zips for Haiti Sponsors Haitian Student to Study at UA

The student organization raised money to sponsor Rilouvinxx Isaac from Ouanaminthe, Haiti, by starting their own coffee business.
By Camryn Moore, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

Zips for Haiti is a student organization at The University of Akron encouraging student engagement through fundraising initiatives to bring about long-term change in Haiti and immerse students into Haitian...

The newly revamped Psi Chi National Honor Society held its first induction ceremony in several years in 2019.

Psychology Student Organization’s Road to Success Halted by Coronavirus

Psi Chi kicked off the semester with an induction ceremony to celebrate new members, but nothing could prepare them for what would happen next.
By Lora Knopp, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

Have you heard of Psi Chi? If not, you’re not alone. In past years, Psi Chi has not been a well-known organization around campus, according to its President, Kayla Maximovich. The Psi Chi student...

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.

Students Express Mixed Feelings Toward Shift to Online Learning

Some students feel that they will be able to succeed in online coursework, while others are concerned about the changes to the curriculum.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor April 22, 2020

Students at The University of Akron are facing an unprecedented situation, as President Gary L. Miller informed the campus community that all instruction would be moved online for the rest of the semester...

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...

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.

Deadline for Switch to Credit/No Credit Grading Option is May 3

As UA moves all classes online, students can opt for the credit/no credit option in place of a letter grade.
By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker April 13, 2020

As part of the transition to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, The University of Akron is offering expanded credit/no credit grading options for students. On March 16, President...

A student and their parent during the moving process at

Process for Moving Out of UA Dorms During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor April 8, 2020

With campuses closing down across Ohio due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), students are being asked to move out of their dorms and return home. The University of Akron is one of these campuses,...

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

A lack of manpower and large crowds are making it difficult to keep products on the shelves at major stores.
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...

Additional information on actions taken by The University of Akron can be found online.

Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2020

In response to estimates that cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will peak in late April or early May, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced several key decisions impacting...

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

Four locations on campus provide students with access to non-perishable food and hygiene items.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 13, 2020

According to a survey from The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, 45% of 86,000 college students described themselves as “food insecure.” ZipAssist is helping students at The University...

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

This announcement comes only hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

One person is in isolation at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after testing positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to four. This is the first confirmed...

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

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

All instruction will move to an online format after spring break on March 30.
By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann March 10, 2020

In response to recommendations from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, The University of Akron Present Gary L. Miller announced that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended and will begin again in an online...

Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during a previous press conference.

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2020

Three confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced on March 9, 2020 by Gov. Mike DeWine, just two days after testing for the virus became available in Ohio. Gov. DeWine first...

A group of students working during the Unearthing Akron’s Past, The Forgotten Dead of Schneider Park unclass.

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

The documentary, produced by Joshua Tree Productions, will share the truth about Schneider Park and the several lives now beneath it.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2020

Through one of the Experiential Learning (EXL) Center’s unclasses, students are gaining real world experience by helping Joshua Tree Productions create “The Forgotten Dead,” a documentary about Schneider...

Officers from The University of Akron Police Department routinely patrol different areas of campus.

20-Year UAPD Veteran to Assume Duties as New UA Chief of Police

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

On July 1, University of Akron Police Major Dale E. Gooding Jr. will assume duties as the Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety. Current UAPD chief James P. Weber is set to retire...

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Question: What is One Thing You Want to Do Before You Graduate?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 9, 2020

Deacon Allen, Freshman, Communication “I play football, so I would love to win a conference game. That would be great.” Emma Stanec, Junior, Sociology “I think one thing that I’d...

Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.

Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title

Many members of the team are looking forward to next season and working hard for an eighth win next year.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

Interns working at the Exchange House along with volunteers during the summer of 2019.

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

This paid internship gives students a chance to give back to the community while developing skills for future careers.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor March 9, 2020

For a second year, ArtsNow, Summit Education Initiative, First Serve and The Experiential Learning (EXL) Center will work with four interns to develop installations in the North Hill neighborhood to...

Members (left to right) Trevor Sidewand, Anne Wagner, Antony Filing, Niki Hirani, Faith Rush and Victor Wells after a recent NEOSVF meeting.

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor March 9, 2020

Have you ever watched the show “Shark Tank” and wondered how the five investors choose which idea to invest in and how much money to offer? The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF) is a...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.

Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment

This Akron-based team is part of FIFA’s governed version of indoor soccer.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about her role in the #MuteRKelly movement.

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Barnes is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement, which protests the singer’s abuse of women and girls.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 9, 2020

In an event hosted by The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies Program, Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about the #MuteRKelly movement on Mar. 3 in the Jean Howard Taber Student Union. Barnes is a...

A group of students and faculty with their awards at the 2020 American Advertising Awards.

Several UA Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ADDYs at American Advertising Awards

During the 75th American Advertising Awards, the Myers School of Art was well represented by recipients of the ADDYs.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2020

Nearly 30 students, faculty and alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art received ADDY awards during the local round of the annual American Advertising Awards. Presented each year by...

Members of The University of Akrons Turning Point USA tabling in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor March 8, 2020

Created in 2012, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is a non-profit organization that aims at teaching students the importance of free markets, capitalism and financial responsibility. The University of Akron’s...

Several members of the College Democrats at the University had the opportunity to visit Iowa during the Iowa Caucus.

College Democrats Engage UA Students in Politics through Several Events, Activities

As one of three political-based student organizations at UA, the College Democrats are one way students can get involved in Politics.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The Buchtelite previously provided coverage of the College Republicans organization at The University of Akron. Students have the opportunity to get involved with politics on a local...

The entrance to the Gardner Theatre is on the second floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

Free Viewing of ‘Just Mercy’ for UA Students This Weekend

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor February 27, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is showing “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, in the Gardner Theatre in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union...

The Akron Running Club attended various NIRCA-sponsored cross country meets during the fall semester.

Akron Running Club Unites Recreational, Competitive Runners

The club allows runners of various experience levels to compete in cross country and track events.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 27, 2020

Runners at The University of Akron do not have to be part of a varsity team to be part of a running community. Established five years ago, the Akron Running Club (ARC) currently has about 30 undergraduate...

RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge winner Elexis Hamby with UAs favorite mascot, Zippy.

UA Student Wins Fourth Annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge

Several UA students were finalists in the challenge for whose recipe would be featured at the first Akron RubberDucks home game of the season.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 27, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics partnered with the Akron RubberDucks baseball team for their annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge. Four...

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

Printmaker Tom Hück Ends UA Residency with Lecture for Myers School of Art Students

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor February 27, 2020

Energetic and engaging, Tom Hück ended his week-long residency at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art with a lecture discussing his printmaking process, artistic influences and his remarkable career.  Hück...

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Question: Do You Prefer Cats or Dogs? Why?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 27, 2020

Vanessa Berlin, Freshman, Sports Management “I have cats, so I like cats, but I like dogs as well. So, both.” Princella Ackon, Sophomore, Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy “Neither....

New School of Law Professor Mark F. Schultz is seen here testifying at the Feb. 11 U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property hearing.

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

After joining Akron Law in January, Mark F. Schultz was one of eight experts to testify on updating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

In the first of several hearings to modernize the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Akron Law Professor Mark F. Schultz testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual...

During Taking Care Week 2018, students wrote “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients while relaxing with the therapy dogs.

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

Sponsored by the Counseling and Testing Center, this week of events will begin on Feb. 24 and end on Feb. 28.
By Megan Parker and Caitlin Heintz February 20, 2020

The Counseling and Testing Center is sponsoring Taking Care Week 2020 with a variety of events across campus to help students engage in positive physical and mental health activities. Dr. Juanita Martin,...

The annual, two-week long event at The University of Akron begins on Feb. 24.

Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

The event’s 14th year continues to encourage attendees to have real conversations on the issue of race.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 20, 2020

The University of Akron will be hosting its 14th annual ‘Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond’ event in the final week of Black History Month and into March, with a wide array of events spanning...

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Question: Are You Registered to Vote? Why or Why Not?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 20, 2020

Mi’chael Fitch, Sophomore, Cultural Anthropology “I am registered to vote, because your voice matters. We have a lot of topics and a lot of issues in the world that we need to have a part in and...

Students who present during the symposium have the chance to improve interpersonal communication and gain knowledge from peers outside their field.

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

The theme of this year’s UA-IS is “Nurturing the Seeds of Innovation” and the submission deadline is Feb. 21.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2020

Both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are invited to submit their research for the second-annual University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS) through Feb. 21. According...

The 2019 Red Dress Gala raised over $9,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Alpha Phi Hosting Annual Red Dress Gala for Women’s Heart Health

All proceeds from the event and ‘Go Red Week’ go to the Alpha Phi Foundation to support women’s cardiac care.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 18, 2020

The Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi at The University of Akron will be hosting its annual Red Dress Gala on Feb. 29 to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women’s heart health and cardiac care. Alpha...

The University of Akron launched its new fundraising campaign titled “We Rise Together” on Feb. 12.

UA Launches New Fundraising Campaign Celebrating 150 Years in Higher Education

The campaign, titled “We Rise Together,” focuses on supporting three different facets of life at UA.
By Elizabeth Heckler and Megan Parker February 18, 2020

As part of honoring its 150 years in higher education, The University of Akron launched a new fundraising campaign celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial. The new campaign titled “We Rise Together...

Several students enjoyed taking a break from homework and responsibilities during the event.

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Sammy Obeid, a California native, has appeared on television shows such as “Conan” and “America’s Got Talent.”
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor February 18, 2020

Continuing their 7:17 and 9:09 series, the Residence Hall Program Board and Residence Hall Council had comedian Sammy Obeid perform on Jan. 29 in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union. According to his...

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Question: Are You Concerned About the Coronavirus? Why or Why Not?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 13, 2020

Kamari Davis, Senior, Psychology “I am actually concerned about the coronavirus, because I don’t really know what it is. I just want to be protected. I don’t want to get any unknown viruses.” Stacia...

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

University Travel Restrictions Implemented Due to Coronavirus Despite No Cases in Ohio

Although there are no COVID-19 cases in Ohio, The University of Akron implemented travel restrictions due to nationwide travel warnings.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2020

On Jan. 31, students at The University of Akron received an announcement through Zipmail with an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and new travel restrictions being enforced in the United...

MotherFood Bakery will feature a variety of vegan treats and baked goods.

MotherFood Bakery Fulfills Need for Vegan Option in Akron

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 12, 2020

Taylor Dawson went vegan on the day before Thanksgiving in 2019. The sophomore English major says she always had an interest in going vegan, but she did not feel comfortable with making the change until...

The new LED streetlights are meant to keep streets around the University brighter and more secure for students walking at night.

City of Akron ‘Great Streets Initiative’ Partners with UA, First Energy

Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has started installing 252 new LED streetlights in the UA community.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 12, 2020

A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron...

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling announced “Hair Love” as the Best Animated Short Film during the 92nd Academy Awards.

‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

A project that began as a Kickstarter in 2017 is now an Academy Award winning animated short film.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2020

The University of Akron alumni Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) once tweeted in 2012 that he would be nominated for an Oscar one day. I'm gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it —...

Guzzetta Hall was named on Oct. 29, 1976, in recognition of Dominic J. Guzzetta, Eleventh President of UA and in memory of his wife, Nola M. Guzzetta.

‘Ideas in Motion’ Initiative Kicks Off with 21st Century Dance Practices Series

This series is set to include different classes led by dance artists working today.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor February 6, 2020

The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and the University’s School of Dance Theatre and Arts Administration (DTAA) have announced a new joint initiative called “Ideas...

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Question: When Does a Person Become an Adult?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 6, 2020

Courtney Troyer, Sophomore, Pre-Law “When they start living on their own, making decisions for themselves, and making their own money.” Kyle Ferguson, Sophomore, Psychology “Basically...

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

With two award nominations for “Hair Love”, Matthew Cherry tells how being a Zip impacted his career and the inspiration for his book and short film.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We...

PRSSA is a student organization that helps students make connections and gain skills in the professional public relations field.

Students Can Win Free 1-Year PRSSA Membership at First Pitch Contest

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 5, 2020

The University of Akron’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its first pitch contest in Kolbe Hall Room 103 on Feb. 6 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Student participants...

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...

Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven other victims on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Basketball Fans Left in Shock After Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

Authorities in Calabasas, California, have been investigating the crash that claimed the lives of nine people, while fans continue to mourn the death of a basketball legend.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 5, 2020

Basketball fans around the world were left in shock after NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California...

Zook Hall houses the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.

UA’s Teacher Prep Program Ranked Top in Nation, Best in Ohio for Reading Instruction

In a report by the National Council of Teacher Quality (NCTQ), UA’s program includes exemplary coursework in teaching literacy.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2020

The University of Akron’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of the best in the United States for preparing educators to teach children reading. According to the January 2020...

The cast of UA students, faculty and staff, as well as Akron community members, on stage.

Production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Continues to Benefit Rape Crisis Center, Teach Important Lessons

The Women’s Studies program hosted the production in E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 3, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program hosted a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.  The production was organized and directed by Dr. Mary Triece,...

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Question: What is Your Opinion on the Impeachment Trial?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor January 31, 2020

Emma Harlukowicz, Freshman, Accounting “Personally, I’m not that involved in politics, so I really don’t know that much going on with it.” Derek Mohos, Freshman, Computer Engineering “I...

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

Reception Held for Newest Emily Davis Gallery Exhibit Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth

Printmaker Tom Hück has also been chosen as the Spring 2020 Myers residency artist.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor January 29, 2020

On Jan. 23, The University of Akron Emily Davis Gallery held a reception for their current exhibit, Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth, featuring artwork detailing hillbillies from Middle America to 18th...

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