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UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Since September 2016, 4-year-old Nathan Ramey has attended occupational, physical and speech therapy at Akron Children’s Hospital.   Nathan has Down syndrome and is currently in remission from leukemia, after taking his last dosage of chemotherapy on Jan. 18, according to a University press rele...

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Inspired by a project in her English composition class, University of Akron student Valerie Rado sought out to start a community garden on campus.   On a sunny Spring morning, Rado, along with several other UA students, handed out goodies such as fresh fruits while promoting the project.   ...

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

With the spring semester ending soon and growing questions about the plans moving forward, Interim President John Green spoke with The Buchtelite about the future budget and faculty buyouts at The University of Akron.   Shortly after he began his position as interim president, Green said he learn...

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

As The University of Akron currently searches for its fourth leader since 2014, a former UA president has been chosen as the fifth president for Missouri Western State University.   Through a 5-0 vote by MWSU’s Board of Governors on March 12, Matthew Wilson will begin his new journey as pres...

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

As a crowd holding glow sticks sits and listens to an Akron Against Cancer representative speak on stage, relationships between immediate family, extended family and friends are read.   Each time the representative reads a different title, such as mother, father or friend, another glow stick crack...

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from April 15 to 19.   The University of Akron’s “Virtual Environments for Space Travel” (VEST...

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron community.   Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo, said that “Party for the ...

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The first-ever University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS), an event for students to showcase their research, took place in the ballroom of the  Taber Student Union on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Two doctoral students at UA, Scott Swiatek and Matt Williamson, created the sympo...

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

An employee and alumnus from The University of Akron will appear as a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” hosted by Chris Harrison Thursday, April 11, 2019.   Derek Daily is currently one of the UA Career Services coordinators and also serves as a liaison for the LeBron James Family Foundat...

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

This article is part two of a two-part series.  Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student.   After an incident where a University of Akron student with disabilities, Hannah Laudo, was left in her dorm...

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Esports, Showcase, Sports

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to qualify for nationals again this spring.   Akron’s victory took the team to the NCAA Final Four Fa...

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Eight teams from The University of Akron School of Law will be competing for a cash prize in the school’s 10th annual intramural trial competition on Saturday, April 6.   This competition is sponsored by Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd., an award-winning law firm originally founded in 1957 with offices in Ca...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Akron News, Art, Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the Akronauts are comprised of students from the College of Engineering. Through hands-on experience, the students ...

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once asked, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”   Students from the Biomedical Engineering Design and NASA Robotics teams at The University of Akron answered this question through customizing electric toy cars for local children ...

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The fifth annual Zippython, a dance marathon held to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital, will take place in Central-Hower High School's gymnasium on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Zippython is a small chapter of a student-run organization called Miracle Network Dance Marathon (MNDM) that spa...

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Voting for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Student Government Elections is currently underway.   According to USG Election Rules, the general elections are held within the first 11 weeks of the spring semester and the first-year elections are held within the first six weeks of the fall semester.   “The President, V...

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

As a respiratory condition that impacts several people on a daily basis, asthma is an important topic within research. One professor at The University of Akron understands its importance through her research.   Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri received a $1.9 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Ins...

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Akron News, Best Of, News, Showcase

An armed robbery took place off campus on March 5, around 10:30 p.m. The three victims were students at The University of Akron, two 20-year-old men and one 21-year-old man. The robbery took place in the 300 block of Sumner Street at the University Edge apartment complex.   Three men allegedly...

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Three open-wheel race cars designed and built by members of Zips Racing will be featured in an exhibit focusing on Formula One racing at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland starting on March 15 through Labor Day weekend. This exhibit titled, Vroom! A Car Adventure is also set to include more inf...

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

As one of the most important organs in the human body, the eye helps people navigate the environment around them through seeing objects color, form and shape.   Katelyn Sondereker is a fourth-year integrated bioscience Ph.D. candidate at The University of Akron whose research revolves around ...

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Residence Hall Council is hosting Zippy’s Let’s Dodge Cancer Classic on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, courts four and five.   In its second year, the tournament will raise money for Relay For Life, a community-based fundra...

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student. Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron.   A University of Akron student with disabilities was left in her dorm room despite yelling for he...

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 ...

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

The Akron Anime Club recently hosted its sixth annual ZipCon at The University of Akron on Feb. 23 and are already starting preparations for next year’s event. ZipCon is a one-day convention primarily for fans and cosplayers of the popular  Japanese media forms anime and manga but does not exclude fan...

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Graduating can be a difficult task as it is a transition from the academic world to the professional world. However, advisers from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Akron have some advice on how to graduate smoothly and avoid barriers. For students beginning to prepare...

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Are you a student at The University of Akron who wants to get involved at an event on campus? Can you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another unique talent? Open auditions for Akron’s Got Talent, a campus-based talent show hosted by the Zips Programming Network, are on Feb. 27 from 7:45...

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

With the success of the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland on Jan. 26, Ohio Marijuana is expanding its cannabis event series to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In June of 2016, a law allowing the use of medical marijuana, House Bill 523, was passed by Gov. John...

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In recent months, Kaitlin Bennett, a figure known for her strong and sometimes controversial stance on Second Amendment rights, has twice visited The University of Akron. During both of her visits, Bennett was greeted by supporters and opponents alike. This is not the first time an individual or group has...

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In support of growth in STEM education, the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is collaborating with organizations and schools in the region to establish the Urban STEM Education Center. According to a press release from The University of Akron, the total workforce in the fields of ...

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees has appointed Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James as an advisory trustee, the Board announced last Wednesday. The board unanimously voted to appoint the longtime Akron school leader during their regular meeting on Feb. 13. As an advisory me...

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

By Bri Hayes, ZTV Reporter | Lights, Camera, Akron!

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Feb. 13 The University of Akron held Zippy tryouts where students lined the halls of InfoCision Stadium to see if they would make a perfect fit as our honorable, Zippy.   ZTV’s Lights, Camera, Akron! had the opportunity to speak with Kristi Reese, Associate Director of Alumni Rela...

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Developed by assistant professor of polymer science, Dr. Hunter King, and fifth-year graduate student Michael Wilson, “Polymer Science of Cooking” is a natural sciences colloquium in The University of Akron’s Williams Honors College. Working in the lab of the interim dean of the College of Polymer Science a...

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Located in the Administrative Services Building on Mill St. near Quaker Square, Central Stores is the place to go for bargain-priced items that the University looks to get rid of. Staffed Monday through Friday by a handful of individuals under the management of storekeeper J.P. Colo, Central Stor...

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance is hosting Heart to HeART: a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Show on Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the second floor of The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance, located at 118 W. Market Street in Akron. Tickets are $5 per p...

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

More than 450 student organizations strive to find a way to enrich and refine college life for students at The University of Akron. At RooCatholic, that ‘way’ seeks to enrich for a lifetime. An affiliate of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for than 80 years, RooCatholic is situated within the confines of the h...

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

A Guide to Galentine’s Day

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Almost everybody is probably familiar with Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, where you spend time with your significant other and spoil them with love and affection. But, most people probably don’t pay any attention to the day before. Feb. 13, sometimes referred to as Galentine’s Day, is a day to get toget...

A Hallmark Holiday With a Dark History: The Day of Love

A Hallmark Holiday With a Dark History: The Day of Love

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

As one of the top-celebrated holidays in the United States, Valentine’s Day is known as a day to show your love and affection toward your significant other. In fact, according to an article from The Guardian, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday, with Christmas being the fir...

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity

Valentines Day: Celebrating Love and Heteronormativity

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Art, Music, Showcase

As part of Rethinking Race and the 7:17 events on campus, vocalist and guitarist Nelly’s Echo performed in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Starbucks on Feb. 5. The 7:17 Coffee House series is run by the Residence Hall Program Board, where the first 100 people to attend are given a voucher for ...

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

Members of the American Association of University Professors from The University of Akron and Kent State University held a solidarity picket on the UA campus in support of the faculty at Wright State University on Feb. 5. The picket took place across from Bierce Library on Buchtel Mall, where UA and KSU faculty mem...

University of Akron, Students Celebrate Black History Month

University of Akron, Students Celebrate Black History Month

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The month of February is Black History Month, a time where The University of Akron celebrates and educates students through several different events. Almost every day during the month, the University is hosting an event through various sponsors such as the African Student Association, the Student Afri...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be hosting a blood drive Feb. 5-8 from 12-8 p.m. The blood drive will be held in room 245, which is the classroom in the rec center, student assistant of Campus Programs Claire DeBruin said. This is one of the many events being held...

Students React to Severe Weather Response

Students React to Severe Weather Response

By Megan Parker

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

With the recent days of temperatures below zero and the winter storm that left several Akron streets covered in snow, students at The University of Akron reacted differently to the campus’ snow and cold closing policies. According to UA’s website, the decision to close the University or not ...

UA Touring Ensemble Brings Arts to Elementary Schools

By Payton Burkhammer, ZTV Producer | Lowdown

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron's Touring Dance Ensemble debuted their marine-themed performances for elementary school students Sunday, Jan. 29.   Touring Ensemble is a required class for all dance majors, where over the course of a year, dancers refine their show and prepare for the final performance...

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

This summer, Brittany Charek, the 2017 Akron Knight Arts Challenge winner, partnered with Joanna Wilson, plans to bring a feminist film festival to Akron. The five-day festival will take place in various downtown locations such as the Nightlight Cinema, starting on May 29. Only films that pass the...

Pink Gloves Boxing at UA Offers Community, Fitness to Empower Women

Pink Gloves Boxing at UA Offers Community, Fitness to Empower Women

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Pink Gloves Boxing is being offered for the fifth semester through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center from Jan. 28 to April 13 to help empower women and give them a new kind of workout. According to their website, Pink Gloves Boxing is a unique fitness program that focuses on social and emotional...

OrgSync to Change Name

OrgSync to Change Name

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron’s student organization database, OrgSync, will soon bear a new name this semester, according to a ZipMail released on Jan. 8. Students were able to vote on the proposed name changes, which included “The Pouch,” “RooSync,” “RooConnect” and “Engage!” Vot...

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The first week of the spring semester began and ended with quite a bit of snow, but that didn't stop The University of Akron campus community from having a positive outlook. In fact, some welcomed the snow. Dr. Mary Biddinger, a professor in the English Department and poet, said seeing a little sno...

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

With Winter Break approaching, many students may be planning to leave their homes or rental properties for extended periods of time, something that can be alluring to burglars. Fortunately for them, The University of Akron Police Department offers a free service to students who would like to have per...

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

Buchtelite Holiday Recipes

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

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision was originally announced as being considered on Nov. 28 before being accepted one week later on Dec. 5...

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

City on the Rise: Bowery Project Brightens Akron Future

By Matthew Hogan, Guest Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

UAkron App Now Available

UAkron App Now Available

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In November, The University of Akron launched its new app with capabilities beyond just Brightspace. Through the app, students can view their class schedules, check their UA Gmail account, see a campus map and keep track of events happening on campus. The app, UA Mobile, is free for download t...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing poets write,” Robert Frost is said to have said. I’m sorry I asked. If we struggle with p...

Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team is heading to its sixth College Cup appearance after toppling defending national champion Stanford in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. This is a comeback against a team that previously squashed Akron’s championship dreams last season and in 2015. Akron will t...

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Hours after a 28-3 loss to South Carolina to end the season, The University of Akron announced that football head coach Terry Bowden was relieved of his duties as the Zips finished the season with a 4-8 record. In his seven seasons with the Zips, Bowden, maintained a 35-52 record while also establishing ...

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

A visit to The University of Akron by Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State “gun girl,” drew reactions from a small crowd that formed around her at the center of the UA campus on Thursday, Nov. 29. Initially armed with a microphone and video camera, Bennett said she originally intended to in...

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

Third Annual ‘Wild Lights’ at Akron Zoo

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

On Nov. 22, the Akron Zoo kicked off their third annual holiday lights show, Wild Lights. The lights show is separate from general zoo admission and will run 20 dates between Nov. 23 and Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m. Douglas Piekarz, President and CEO of the zoo, said he is excited about the 2018 prog...

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Sarah Hamilton, assistant director of ZipAssist, describes a student from The University of Akron who was suddenly kicked out of her home in October when she began having trouble academically since she was focused on finding a new place to live for her and her son. When ZipAssist received the refer...

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

The Champions of Magic, a magic show featuring five world-class illusionists, will be performing at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of their 2018 international tour. Tickets for the performance must be reserved in advance and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Prices range fro...

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In time for the holiday season, the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron is once again featuring its annual Holiday Shop. An affordable alternative to looking for a store-bought gift, shoppers will be able to purchase genuine, handcrafted gifts for friends, loved ones or even themselves while s...

Music Defined

Music Defined

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

Sounds cascade my mind; Through my ears they reach, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. Comfort in them I find, The noise never bleak, Sounds cascade my mind. Skillfully written notes in line, Illiterate I am to read, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. With words that are behind, Feelings ful...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation of acquisition and possession—is the wrong word for what we do with poetry. It suggests ...

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron offers free 3D printing for students through MakerStudio, found on the ground floor of Bierce Library. Students are limited to 10 personal prints or 30 print hours, the University Libraries website said. However, students have access to unlimited academic prints, which include...

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Starting on Nov. 23, Stan Hywet will be hosting their “Deck the Halls” event where on select nights, guests will be able to visit the grounds and view inside the manor house that will be decorated for the holiday season. According to Stan Hywet's website, ticket prices for non-members on Sunday t...

Men’s Soccer Advances Again

Men’s Soccer Advances Again

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Sunday, Nov. 18, the Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team took a 3-1 win over Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on the campus of Colgate University. With this win, the Zips advance to the Sweet 16 of the tournament where they will play top-seeded Wake Forest. The Zips have now gone...

Zips Come Up Short on Senior Night

Zips Come Up Short on Senior Night

November 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Akron Zips football team took on Bowling Green at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Senior PK Nick Gasser (Liberty Township, Ohio) was able to score for the Zips in the first quarter with a 38-yard field goal and a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. Also in the se...

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and to increase awareness towards AIDS/HIV, the Zips Programming Network, serveAkron and Campus Programs will be tabling in the Taber Student Union Trapezoid Lounge on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. HIV is an acronym for human immunodeficiency v...

Remembering Trans Lives

Remembering Trans Lives

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Dance, Showcase

The University of Akron Dance Company will be performing its Fall 2018 Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Kolbe Hall Daum Theatre on Nov. 15,16 and 17. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling 330-972-7895. General admission is $12, student admission is $6 and seniors, UA alumni, faculty and st...

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers

5 Stars for “Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Literature, Showcase

“Assassin’s Heart” by Sarah Ahiers was a very pleasant surprise since I found this book in my local library during one of their annual sales and bought it on a whim. We follow 17-year-old Lea Saldana, who has been trained her whole life as an assassin and worships the God of murder. Her prof...

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips Men's Soccer Team captured its 15th Mid-American Conference Tournament title and seventh consecutive league tournament title win on Sunday, Nov. 11 against Western Michigan. According to GoZips.com, Akron has now won four consecutive games and outshot SIU Edwardsville, West Virginia and We...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Two weeks ago on Oct. 26, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuted on Netflix. This is a live-action version of the eight-issue comic published by Archie Horror in 2014. This comic series is a spin-off from another comic by Archie Comics called “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” which ran from 1971 to 2009. Ma...

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

One person was injured and one was arrested following an “accidental weapon discharge” inside Exchange Residence Hall during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Akron Police Department and The University of Akron Police Department responded to reports...

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

Starbucks Changes Seasons: Barista, Customer Thoughts on Transition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

In 1971, the first Starbucks store opened in the Pike Place Market of Seattle and 11 years later, Howard Schultz, the current chairman emeritus, joined as the Director of Retail Operations and Marketing. After traveling to Italy in 1983 and learning of the popular espresso bar, Schultz convinced the ...

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Nearing the end for the school semester, The Buchtelite asked several University of Akron students their opinions about Five-Star Fridays. Five-Star Fridays is an initiative implemented by former UA president, Matthew Wilson, that shortened the school week for most students to four days. The initi...

Meadow

Meadow

By Angel Gulyas, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I close my eyes and breathe deeply. The lavender, the grass, the lilies, everything. The wind blows gently across it making it dance, Rippling the tall grass as it goes and blowing my hair along with it. It is peaceful here. My meadow. Quiet. Magical. As if a unicorn were to step out from betwee...

Carnival of Rust

Carnival of Rust

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

When does it stop His never-ending ride Pulling ahead Yet never making a stride He cannot please When does it cease Stuck in a never-ending loop loop loop Below him the lights twinkle and dance in rhyme without a second glance This Carnival of Rust Back through the dust to the ground floo...

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

In association with Band of Barbers, the Hair Geek Studio and Distinguished Gents Tonsorial are holding their second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive until Nov. 18 to provide food to the homeless and others in need throughout Akron. The list of foods that are being asked for include: corn, macaroni and chees...

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Exhibit Expansion

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment

November 9, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Akron Zoo announced a $17 million expansion for a new exhibit, Wild Asia, featuring lions and tigers that will replace Tiger Valley and the Pride of Africa that will be on three acres of newly developed land. The Pride of Africa and Wild Asia will be the largest expansion so far for the Akro...

Spotlight of the Full Moon

Spotlight of the Full Moon

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

There’s supposed to be a full moon tonight, they said. There’s supposed to be blood in the moon they said. There’s blood inside me but that doesn’t make me a marvel to look at either. Well which is it I ask to myself as I go out. As I stand there barefoot on the mushy ear...

Do You Want One?

Do You Want One?

By Will Carney, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I know it is coming. All the signs are there, all the warning bells and flashing claxons: “WARNING! WARNING! PREPARE FOR IMPACT!” I feel my gut clench and my palms start to sweat, and I wipe them preemptively on my jeans, hoping no one will notice the awkward movement. I’m no stranger to this chain...

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

*This article contains no spoilers* Halloween may be over, but it’s not too late to watch “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix, a chilling tale of a family damaged by an elaborately haunted house. At first glance, the show may not seem like anything unique. There are many movies where a family moves...

Women’s Swimming & Diving Secures Steady Win

Women’s Swimming & Diving Secures Steady Win

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming & Diving

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team defeated Ball State in a Mid-American Conference dual. Currently, in the NCAA rankings, the Zips sit at number 22 while Ball State is unranked. The Zips managed to place first in every event except for the one-meter, three-meter diving events an...

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron will be holding an Etiquette Lunch on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Taber Student Union Ballroom for students to meet with potential employers and learn more about professional careers. The event costs $5 and registration is required through Handshake. Busines...

Akron Rifle Leads After First Weekend of Zippy Open

Akron Rifle Leads After First Weekend of Zippy Open

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Rifle, Showcase, Sports

After the first weekend of the sixth annual Zippy Open Rifle Tournament, the Akron rifle team has taken the lead in both air rifle and smallbore. According to GoZips.com, the first round of competition occurred on Oct. 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the final weekend of competition will happen on Nov....

Zips for Akron Hope: Get Involved in Wrapping Night, Delivery Days

Zips for Akron Hope: Get Involved in Wrapping Night, Delivery Days

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In December, Zips for Akron Hope will be holding their fourth annual Adopt a Classroom Outreach event and will be adopting four elementary schools in Akron Public schools this year to help spread the Christmas spirit. These schools include Helen Arnold, Mason, Partage Path and Firestone Park. Kayla Wilson, Zips ...

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

 The University of Akron is hosting a 'Study Abroad Fair' on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Piano Lounge, near Starbucks in the Taber Student Union. There are four types of programs; the Exchange Program, the UA Faculty-Led Short-Term Program, Third-Party Programs and Direct Enrol...

‘Family Game Room Night’ Offers Fun, Free Halloween Party

‘Family Game Room Night’ Offers Fun, Free Halloween Party

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Zips Programming Network is hosting “Family Game Room Night” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Roo Lounge at the Taber Student Union. According to The University of Akron events webpage, the event will include “free bowling along with other free games, food, prizes an...

LGBTQ-Friendly Statewide Candidates to Vote for

LGBTQ-Friendly Statewide Candidates to Vote for

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Chris Sabo Named Head Coach of Resurrected Baseball Team

Chris Sabo Named Head Coach of Resurrected Baseball Team

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

On Oct. 23, The University of Akron Department of Athletics announced that former Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman Chris Sabo will be the head coach of the newly revived baseball team. Akron’s baseball team was eliminated in July of 2015, along with 215 jobs, when former President Scott Scarborough attempted to cu...

The Blacker The Berry

The Blacker The Berry

By Bethany Boyer, Guest Poet

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Too white for the blacks, too black for the whites. A constant feeling of you having to choose. Stop denouncing my identity and roots. Though I may have lighter skin, I am no less black within....

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there, too. No story ever gets love—or life—quite right. We become who and what we become through the uncanny confluence of opportunity and habit, tactic and ac...

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Starting this semester, Bierce Library will be holding Board Game Fridays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the lobby area next to Starbucks on the last Friday of every month. The first event will be on Oct. 26 and will continue each month until the end of the semester. Some games will be provided by the l...

Akron Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Wagon Wheel’

Akron Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Wagon Wheel’

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the annual Wagon Wheel rivalry between Akron and Kent State football teams took place at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. The game went into overtime, where the Zips secured a 24-23 win through an extra-point conversion. This is Akron’s ninth overtime game in program histo...

What Does a Wagon Wheel Have to do With Football?

What Does a Wagon Wheel Have to do With Football?

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you’ve been around Kent or Akron, Ohio long enough you may have heard about the rivalry between Kent State University and The University of Akron. You have also probably heard about how this game is all about the Wagon Wheel. This random trophy that doesn’t appear to have many references to an...

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 24, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Summit County is holding their ninth annual Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 27, where all available animals from the Division of Animal Control can be adopted for $10. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in dow...

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Office of Accessibility is hosting Disabilities Awareness Week from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 at The University of Akron to increase awareness of disabilities and related services on campus. Tess Miller, a disability specialist and service coordinator for the Office of Accessibility, said the events t...

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron is hosting “Fall Visit Day” on Nov. 3 for high school students and transfer students planning to continue their education at UA. Check-in for attendees will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the last activity will end at 1:30 p.m. This event will begin in the Student Union with a...

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Administrators from The University of Akron and Stark State College jointly announced a new dual enrollment initiative designed to integrate students into each institution. The announcement of the new initiative was made by both institutions during a ceremony held at Stark State Akron on Oct. 12. ...

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

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Sala Wier and Megan Parker

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Sponsored by Campus Programs, Alcohol Awareness Week runs from Oct. 15-19 at The University of Akron with various events to increase students’ awareness of the impact alcohol can have. According to Zipmail, the third week of October recognizes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. While a majority of college students know about alcohol, they may not und...

The Courage It Takes: National Coming Out Day

The Courage It Takes: National Coming Out Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Akron Zoo is the first zoo in the state of Ohio and only the second in the country to become sensory inclusive as it maintains measures to ensure safe and quiet places for guests with invisible disabilities impacted by sensory. Nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at...

Bierce Library Hosts ‘Super Quiet Study Hall’ on Five-Star Fridays

Bierce Library Hosts ‘Super Quiet Study Hall’ on Five-Star Fridays

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students can attend “Super Quiet Study Hall” every Friday until Dec. 14, 2018, on the third floor of the Bierce Library from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. According to The University of Akron Events site, Super Quiet Study Hall consists of tables specially reserved for students to study and catch up on schoolwork...

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students and faculty members at The University of Akron have raised questions regarding how the phased out programs will impact current and future students’ education, degree quality and ability to complete their degree. Interim President Dr. John Green and Wayne Hill, Vice President and Chief Communication...

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

Akron Zoo Hosts Halloween Fun for All Ages

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

“Boo at the Zoo” has arrived at the Akron Zoo starting Saturday, Oct. 13 and will happen every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM. The dates are Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. “Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone's favorite non-scary Halloween...

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The 2018 Homecoming week concluded with Akron Zips Football team taking a 41-17 loss against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Oct. 6. The game was the start of official Mid-American Conference play for the Zips, which means the Zips will be competing against those within their same conference for the rest o...

Dreaming of the Good Times at UA

Dreaming of the Good Times at UA

By Charles Bohnak, Freelance Reporter Emertitus

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

"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 ...

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Best Of, Showcase

Artist Elise Radzialowski takes inspiration from Grimm’s fairy tales in her works. The award-winning illustrator majoring in Painting and Drawing from The University of Akron reclaims fairytale imagery to tell stories of modern persons in sequential paintings, according to her biography. “...

‘Stand Up to Suicide’ Gives Students Suicide Awareness, Empowerment

‘Stand Up to Suicide’ Gives Students Suicide Awareness, Empowerment

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

Rainy days did not stop Katie Hickman from pursuing her honors project, Stand Up to Suicide, which was dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and empowering those who may have been impacted by it. For her project, Hickman displayed 123 chairs in Coleman Commons to symbolize 123 lives lost to s...

Women’s Soccer Take Loss Against Central Michigan

Women’s Soccer Take Loss Against Central Michigan

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer

On Sunday, Sept. 30, The Akron Women's Soccer team took a 1-0 loss against Central Michigan (CMU) at FirstEnergy Stadium. After the first half, the game remained tied at 0-0, with Central Michigan’s goal coming at 47:58. This goal early in the second half left Akron playing catch up for the rest o...

CHAARG in the Age of #Fitspiration

CHAARG in the Age of #Fitspiration

By Kristen Lauck, Social Media & Special Editions Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

“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...

ZipAssist is the Plug

ZipAssist is the Plug

By Réyna Pérez, Guest Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

“I wouldn’t have been able to keep driving without the necessary repairs made to my car that ZipAssist helped me with,” one student said about ZipAssist, preferring not to be named. “My axle was bad, I had a busted tie rod in the front and a broken window in the back and more. It was hard enou...

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Television star and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer was the guest of honor at a meeting of the College Democrats of The University of Akron on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Taber Student Union. Dozens of students, community members and fans attended the event to hear Springer discuss the curre...

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

By Tyler Gunter, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Getting part of your college tuition paid for by smashing buttons on a controller and winning online video game competitions is not something that most college students would have ever thought could be possible. Now, at The University of Akron, it is possible. “The idea of Akron saying ‘hey, here’s...

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