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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 trans people that...

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 Western Michigan by a combined 52-20 margin, including 22-7 on goal, in three MAC Tournament contests. The win ...

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, Wild Asia Exhibit Expansion

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Wild Asia 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...

Making the Most of Halloween

Making the Most of Halloween

By Brooklyn Dennison, Jake Herron, Sala Wier, Megan Parker, Jordyn Etling, and Amanda Piekarz

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Halloween is a time to don your favorite costume and indulge in tricks and treats while watching spooky horror classics with friends. Here are some ways members of the Editorial Board spends the holiday of haunts: The Akron Tradition Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Halloween, l...

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 30, 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 from...

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: Love Story

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Love Story

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 23, 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 23, 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, 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 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...

A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

By Meredith Skaggs, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Eleanor Young approaches a door amid a row of storefronts on a Singapore street wearing oversized sunglasses. She enters a large room crowded with tables to the sound of clacking tiles echoing in the hall.  Seated groups of four at these tables are playing a fast-paced game involving these small tile...

Media Students Belong on WZIP

Media Students Belong on WZIP

By Isaiah Houde, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

“I would not be where I am right now if I never joined WZIP, it changed my life for the better,”  former WZIP member, Dahmere Epperson, said. The college-run radio station, WZIP, is the ultimate experience for students at The University of Akron who are interested in media because it provides un...

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

By Benjamin Bast, Correspondent

September 26, 2018


Filed under Esports, Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron will be hosting a grand opening for Esports on Oct. 5, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. in the Coleman Commons, between the Student Union and the FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. This event is free and will showcase UA’s new state-of-the-art Esports facilities, as well as provid...

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Katie Hickman, a public relations and honors student at The University of Akron, hosted an event called “Stand Up to Suicide” outside Coleman Common on Sept. 26, from 11-1 p.m. The event had a display of 123 empty chairs to symbolize the 123 lives lost to suicide every day, Hickman said. The e...

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union of Akron and Campus Programs sponsored “Hello! My Pronouns are…” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to help students understand different gender identities and the importance of respecting pronouns. This event was one of several planned during Diversity Week ...

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Editor's Note: All information is preliminary research belonging to Dr. Kara Kvaran of The University of Akron. Any questions or comments regarding the information in the story should be directed to Dr. Kvaran via email, kkvaran@uakron.edu. Dr. Kara Kvaran, a Women’s Studies professor at The Universi...

Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips football team played Big 10 team Northwestern on Sept. 15, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Leading up to the game, several online sources gave predictions that said Akron would lose to the Big 10 team. Most of the time by at least a fifteen to twenty-point difference. Predicti...

Hurricane Florence Changes Zips Cross Country’s Plans

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

Due to the impending impact of Hurricane Florence, The University of Akron’s Cross-Country teams were unable to compete on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational. According to Women’s Head Coach Trey Brokaw, who is in his first season with Akron, this change in plans did not af...

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Professor Laura Little explained various ways humor and the law interact with one another based on the three main sections of her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.” The lecture “Humor and the Law” took place on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the McDo...

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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Board

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The Board of Trustees is not making decisions based on the interests of the students and faculty, but instead on trends that will ultimately destroy the credibility of The University of Akron. On Aug. 15, the board decided to phase out 80 “underperforming” academic programs, which were taken from ...

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

  Since The University of Akron stated plans to phase out 80 programs based on the results of a year-long Academic Program Review, several questions have been raised regarding the results of the APR and their correlation with the programs cut. In attempts to answer those questions and bring attention to the true nature of how the APR R...

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Amid mixed reactions regarding a recent restructuring of UA’s academic programs from the University community and beyond, Interim President John Green spoke out. Reflecting on the “painful” decisions leading to the loss of 19 percent of degree programs at The University of Akron and sharing hope for ...

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students and faculty members from The University of Akron’s History department, which was subject to recent program cuts, show disapproval of the Board of Trustees’ decision. Using recommendations from an academic program review, UA plans to phase out 80 underperforming degrees after the board of tr...

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

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

September 17, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Showcase

Dear President Green, Provost Ramsier and Members of the Board of Trustees, I am writing in response to the recent cuts that have been made to 19% of degree programs at the University of Akron. I graduated from Akron in May 2000 with a B.A. in French and a Minor in Studio Art, and I am currently an...

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Happy Diversity Week at The University of Akron! This week is about celebrating and learning about minorities, so in the spirit of that, I am going to teach you about LGBTQIA+ terminology. As a queer person, I find that many people, especially non-queer people, do not know the meaning of words relating...

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Dr. Kara Kvaran, Associate Professor in the Women's Studies department, is hosting “Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Films” on Friday, Sept 14 from 12-1 p.m. in room 316 of the Student Union. “This talk examines the history of female sexuality in horror films and how they have evolved to reflect...

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

During an already historic moment for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, the Akron-based Fortune 500 corporation welcomed Wingfoot Three to the company’s fleet of airships on Aug. 30, 2018. The new blimp was christened by record-breaking pilot Shae...

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Sept. 1,  the Akron Zips football team had their first official game against Nebraska canceled due to severe weather; which invokes questions over the contract released the following Monday. After spending $165,000 to get the players, coaches and anyone else involved to Nebraska, according to ...

A Conversation About Abortion

A Conversation About Abortion

By The Buchtelite Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Personally, I am an avid advocate of a person’s right to an abortion. I believe that abortion is an inherent right of a person because it is their body. If you want to give the rights to a fetus, you are placing the rights a clu...

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

After the fourth 12-hour day in a row, I make my way home from my University job and throw myself onto the couch, utterly exhausted and unable to do anything but stare at the bundle of school work I have piling up. Since The University of Akron implemented Five-Star Fridays, my work day has become long an...

Professor of Law to Speak on Relationship Between Humor, the Law

Professor of Law to Speak on Relationship Between Humor, the Law

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Professor of Law Laura Little from Temple University will be holding a lecture called “Humor and the Law” on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the  McDowell Law Center Brennan Courtroom 180. The subject of how humor should influence and interact with the law has been a challenge in Uni...

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Students from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy School of Business and Entrepreneurship help women in Rwanda while simultaneously earning real-world experience by running Shya Designs. Shya Designs is a non-profit organization that imports bags and other accessories that were sewn by the widows o...

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

An assistant professor of history at The University of Akron published her first book, “Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast,” which demonstrates how women participating in warfare was integral to gender ideologies in colonial America. Gina Martino, the author of the book, sai...

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Radio station 97.5 WONE hosted “Rock the Lock” on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Lock 3, featuring Outside Voices and Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience band. According to WONE 97.5’s website, “Rock the Lock” is a part of Give Back Fridays, where the community hosts fundraisers ...

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Akron residents volunteered from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15 to help build a new, two-way protected bike lane on Exchange Street The University of Akron's website describes how this "hands-on" project will demonstrate how Exchange Street could transform into a “complete street.” This means it is designe...

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In association with Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio and the Northside Market, the Akron Artwalk gave local artists the opportunity to display their work in the Summit ArtSpace from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Artwalk aimed to showcase many different forms of art and specialties, including ...

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

On Aug. 24, 2018, the Akron Zoo introduced and announced the publicly-voted names for their two new babies during a naming ceremony. Akron Children’s Hospital sponsored the “Oh Deer! Waddle We Name Them?” contest in order to give the public a say in naming a baby Humboldt Penguin and a Siber...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Akron celebrated its second LGBTQ Pride Festival on Aug. 25, 2018, with the March for Equality from Highland Square to the activity-filled festival at Hardesty Park on West Market Street. Gertrude Wilms, Chief City Prosecutor and LGBTQ Liaison to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said Akron’s first Pride F...

University of Akron to Eliminate 80 Degree Programs, Expand Efforts in Others

University of Akron to Eliminate 80 Degree Programs, Expand Efforts in Others

By Brooklyn Dennison and Jake Herron

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees adopted recommendations after a year-long “Academic Program Review” to phase out 80 underperforming academic programs and to expand 13 others during their regular meeting on Aug. 15, 2018. The APR is a faculty-led exercise launched in fall 2017 which ex...

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Buchtelite has grown substantially over the course of the school year and it could not have been done without the help of the student body. As the independent student newspaper, The Buchtelite takes pride in both writing news that students may not have known about and relaying their concerns and...

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome

May 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The University of Akron will be holding several graduation ceremonies from May 11 to May 13. Each of these ceremonies will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall. This may be of concern to many students. The University splits graduation ceremonies by divisions of respective colleges and degree levels, such as graduat...

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018


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

Zippy, The University of Akron’s kangaroo mascot, celebrated turning 65 with students, faculty, staff and fellow mascots Webster from the Akron RubberDucks and Pozzie from Canton Charge. During the celebration, students, faculty and staff could take pictures with Zippy and her friends, eat cupcakes and dona...

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

May 4, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Relay For Life is a fundraiser event of American Cancer Society. It is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities across 20 countries in the world. It is a team fundraiser event where people get together to organize themed campsites at the venue. They organize games, activities...

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

With the end of my first year at The University of Akron almost in sight, I have been taking the time to look back at all the adventures I’ve been on, the friends I have made and the changes within myself as a full-time college student. As a college student who is physically disabled, I have been abl...

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The past year for The University of Akron sports programs has been filled with excitement, change and heartbreak. In November, the Zips football team earned the MAC East Title after their 24-12 Wagon Wheel Victory over rival, Kent State. The Zips then began preparing to face off against MAC West...

Zips Hold Annual Spring Game

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips hosted their annual spring football game on Sat. April 21st. This ended with the Blue team beating the White team, 17-6. The defending eastern division Mid-American conference champs took to the turf at InfoCision Stadium for their first public action of the season. While no stat...

Women’s Tennis Season Wraps Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s tennis team wrapped up their season with a 5-2 set loss to Ball State last Sunday. The team finished with an overall record of 14-12. The Akron Zips played a tough schedule but held their own this past season. Opening the year splitting a series of away games at Detroit Mercy and Pitt, r...

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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

State of The University, Revisited

State of The University, Revisited

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite’s first special edition of the 2017-2018 featured an interview with President Matthew Wilson titled “State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic.” In the brief time since that article, The University of Akron has experienced several major changes such as the position of president a...

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, Gothic Revival Conservatory, Gate Lodge and approximately 70 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens....

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


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

On Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The University of Akron tradition of closing out another academic year with SpringFest will continue on the Coleman Common. There will be music, food trucks, different attractions, and the Ultimate SpringFest Challenge. Music will be provided by DJ Smo...

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

At the beginning of April, I attended a talk at The University of Akron by Dr. B. David Ridpath. Afterward, I wrote an article reporting the happenings of the event but I feel more needs to be said about athletic spending, particularly at UA. Walking throughout Akron’s campus, several newer-lo...

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Over the past two months, President Matthew Wilson has made a number of decisions that directly affect and concern students at The University of Akron. Although he says he cares about students, his claims are not consistent with his actions. On Feb. 15, students received a message from President Wilson th...

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Campus Cupboard provides a temporary solution to the ongoing problem of food insecurity among students at The University of Akron. Campus Cupboard is a pop-up food pantry located on the first floor of the Student Union. Students in need of food can pick up goods from the station at any time during ...

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

About 56 percent of students feel positive about Five-Star Fridays, a recent anonymous survey of 52 participants conducted by The Buchtelite showed. Five-Star Fridays is one of the recent initiatives implemented by The University of Akron earlier this year. The initiative will eliminate Friday class...

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

  One of The University of Akron’s historic buildings went up into flames late Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in a fire that caused a building nearby to close due to poor air quality and took hours for emergency responders to put out. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Akron Police and ...

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

While playing one of her original songs, titled “Arrows,” Brenna Lynn stopped for a moment and thought about ways she could include her passion for music into her busy schedule as a college student. “I’m in school, kind of grumbling about it at all times, doing everything I’m supposed to...

Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

Akron Symphony to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on April 21

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On Saturday, April 21,  E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the Akron Symphony Orchestra who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in concert at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Warner Bros. and CineConcerts announced t...

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Green as the interim president of the University. This decision will take effect on May 1, 2018. The decision came as the Board voted unanimously on Dr. Green, who was the dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Scie...

A Survivor’s Movement

A Survivor’s Movement

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 17th Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement spoke at The University of Akron. Burke began the lecture by dispelling some of the rumors she had heard and seen about herself on the internet by stating in a joking manner that she was indeed from the Bronx, New York and not Que...

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Those already or looking to be involved in The University of Akron’s esports team got together for their first forum to discuss the future of the team. The forum began with President Matthew Wilson talking about the impact that esports has and will have on the University itself. He also stressed o...

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, April 13th the Akron RubberDucks held their home opener against the Trenton Thunder at Canal Park in downtown Akron. This year’s opening day marked the teams 22nd anniversary as Akron’s premier minor league baseball team, and with a sold-out game, the community certainly showed their s...

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The way we see our world can seem irrefutable. Like a puzzle of only black and white pieces, all put in their place. How could they fit any other way? Until someone comes along and pulls it apart, arguing just the opposite of what you thought was nearly fact. Suddenly, they introduce shades of gray t...

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker series. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a 20-minute question a...

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

President Matthew Wilson said in a recent interview that students should not feel let down or discouraged by his decision to step down because they have the full and complete support of The University of Akron. On Friday, The Buchtelite published a survey which showed over 50 percent of UA students feel Pr...

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by ZipAssist, Sophomore Celebration Week will include multiple events and activities to remind students of on-campus resources, to celebrate the halfway point of college and allow students to connect with one another. Sophomore Hannah Crawford, a Political Science major, was excited to hear about ...

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Approximately 53 percent of students disagree that President Wilson stepping down is a good decision, a recent anonymous survey of 76 participants done by The Buchtelite showed. On March 22, The University of Akron board of trustees chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will rejoin the f...

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by UA’s Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Black Male Summit will not only celebrate the accomplishments and experiences within the African-American community but also discuss the challenges still faced by African-American males. Jolene Lane, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, UA’s Chi...

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Monday, April 2, Dr. B. David Ridpath visited The University of Akron to present his lecture on university spending on intercollegiate athletics and alternate models for spending. Dr. Ridpath is an associate professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Business at Ohio University. His lecture ...

Making the Most of Spring Break

Making the Most of Spring Break

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Spring Break is a time of fun and relaxation for college students across the nation. Here are some ways our Editorial Staff likes to spend the week. Self Care Spring Break Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com For some, Spring Break is a time for excitement and travel, for others, ...

President Wilson to Step Down

President Wilson to Step Down

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

On Thursday, March 22, The University of Akron Board of Trustees Chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will be stepping down as president of UA and will remain at as a faculty member of the School of Law. This will be effective July 31, 2018, the press release said. The news arrive...

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After posting a record of 29-28 while going 12-12 in the Mid-American Conference a year ago, this year’s Akron Zips softball team will need to adapt without their ace pitcher if they want to take home the MAC title. Their road to Firestone Stadium and the MAC Tournament begins this weekend right here ...

Esports Coming To Akron

Esports Coming To Akron

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron recently announced their plans to begin the first varsity esports team at a University in Northern Ohio. Esports, better know as organized high-level multiplayer gaming. Competitions take place among other collegiate teams, in front of large audiences. Most esports tournament...

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Originally founded in the fall of 2010 by Dr. Dale Mugler, a previous Dean of the Honors College, Kanga Blue is one of the three a cappella groups and the only all-female group at The University of Akron. Dr. Mugler started Kanga Blue after realizing there was “a lack of opportunities for female s...

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

By Colin Brennan and Robert Barrett, Jr.

March 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips Men’s Basketball team fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the quarterfinal of the MAC Tournament, 67 - 58. Akron dominated the first 31 minutes of the game, but could not secure the victory. The Zips jumped out to a 10-0 lead, surprising the third-seeded Eagles. The Zips conti...

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron students, faculty and staff participated in a walkout on Wednesday in front of Bierce Library in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the Parkland school shooting and to protest for anti-gun violence legislation. The UA walkout coincided with the national walkout sponsored by ...

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 13, 2018


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

On Saturday, March 10, the Rock Mill, located on Carroll Street, hosted their second Ladies’ Night. The goal of this event was to introduce women to the world of rock climbing and to get them excited about the sport. The event was held after the Rock Mill’s normal closing time on Saturday, and ...

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our purpose in this discussion was creating a space, particularly for black women on this campus, whe...

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

While many students were leaving campus for the day on Wednesday, a convoy of fire trucks was heading the opposite direction towards the Knight Chemical Laboratory where a small fire was reported in a chemical waste room located on the first floor adjacent to the building’s loading dock. There were...

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron sorority, Delta Zeta, hosted a Saint Patrick’s Day themed philanthropy event on Sunday to benefit people suffering from hearing disabilities. The event, held in the Ballroom at the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, was organized to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a glob...

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and relax during midterms. Dr. Matthew Altiere, Senior Associate Director of the Counseling and Testing Cent...

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