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First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

December 30, 2017


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

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adul...

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief Ice Skating at Lock 3 I had never explored the holiday events at Akron until I went ice skating at Lock 3 a few years ago when my significant other took me ice skating for our first date. I had no idea how to ice skate, and it was probably a hazardous choice for th...

Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

By Ben Sewell, Guest Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

For many college students, one experience that is shared is the price of textbooks. The University of Akron senior Grant Holtzapple, recalling a particularly expensive semester,  said every single textbook he was required to get for the courses were the newest edition and after totaling them th...

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

As finals week arrives, students seem to have similar feelings: anxiety over their exams and relief that the semester is over. For instance, Makayla Enriques, an Anthropology senior said she just can’t wait to be finished with classes. Her birthday is during finals week, she said, which she is lo...

Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the second game in a row, the Zips outlasted their opponent after falling behind early. Akron remains undefeated at James A. Rhodes Arena this season with the tightly-contested 94-89 win over Appalachian State. With the winter storm that hit North Carolina over the weekend, the Mountaineers ...

Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team had another chance to deny Stanford an opportunity to become the second soccer program in NCAA history to win three consecutive national titles. However, the Zips suffered their same fate as last year, losing to Stanford in the Final Four of the College Cup t...

Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After trailing early and fending off multiple challenges from Fort Wayne, Emmanuel Olojakpoke and the Akron Zips held on for an 83-79 victory on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena. The sophomore forward posted a career-high 24 points, as well as seven rebounds and four blocks to help lead the Zips. ...

Coach Kest Earns 400th Career Win

Coach Kest Earns 400th Career Win

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Cold winds were blustering outside of James A. Rhodes Arena, but the Zips’ shooters were smoking hot in the building on Tuesday. Akron road a season-best shooting performance both from the floor and beyond the arc to earn head coach, Jodi Kest, her 400th victory of her career, as the Zips defeated Yo...

Idea: Monetary Incentive for Students

Idea: Monetary Incentive for Students

By Elena DellaValle, Guest Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

How exciting would it be if universities paid students for their good grades? Think about it; college can be a challenging experience, so receiving money for hard-earned A’s would be a tangible incentive in addition to the feeling of accomplishment from getting a good grade. The University of Akr...

Zips Clinch Ticket to Final Four in Philly

Zips Clinch Ticket to Final Four in Philly

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Elite Eight match between the University of Akron and the Louisville Cardinals featured a rematch of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game. The Zips won this time as well, but on penalty kicks, advancing them to the Final Four of this year’s College Cup. The match marked the sixth time that Akron w...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Period Project, a student organization at The University of Akron, aims to provide local shelters in Akron with menstrual products. Just last month, members of The Period Project collected nearly 900 menstrual products that went to the Battered Women’s Shelter in an event called the Tampon D...

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Mid-American Conference Championship game played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Ford Field was a season rematch between The University of Akron and the University of Toledo. Unfortunately for the Zips, they were unable to beat Toledo during their second encounter this season, causing them to lose the champi...

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team walked out of InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday night as the Mid-American Conference East Champions following their 24-14 triumph over school rivals Kent State. Freshman quarterback, Kato Nelson, lead the Zips through the air, completing 6-of-20 passes for 69 yards ...

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A rivalry 94 years in the making, on Nov. 21, The University of Akron and Kent State University will renew their football rivalry in the 60th meeting between the two schools. The first contest between Kent and Akron was in 1923, the Zips won 32-0. Since then. there have been a total of 59 games played...

Zips Look to Keep Wagon Wheel in Akron

Zips Look to Keep Wagon Wheel in Akron

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Robert Corts

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team will welcome their rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, to InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Nov. 21 for their annual Wagon Wheel game. Tuesday night will be Akron's last game of the regular season and will determine the Zip's fate in the Mid-American Conference...

UA Students Celebrate Year-Round

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Many cultures are present in the United States. These cultures have been defining parts of American society. They have become a major part of our society, enriching the cultural diversity of this country. As the holiday season is just a few weeks away, The Buchtelite thought it’d be interesting to learn ...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron Women’s Basketball team, a program that has won the most games in the Mid-American Conference within the last four years, finished last season with an overall record of 9-21 and a Mid-American Conference record of 2-16. In October, the Zips were predicted in the preseason polls to fi...

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Under the leadership of Head Coach John Groce, The University of Akron Men’s Basketball team is set to return to the court on Saturday, Nov. 25 as they travel to Dayton to compete against the Flyers at 7 p.m. Coach Groce is a new addition to the team coming in with 85 wins in the MAC conference,...

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Have you ever wondered who was planning and executing all of the fun events on campus? Members of The Zips Programming Network is responsible for the regularly scheduled events happening around campus to involve and entertain students, faculty and staff at The University of Akron. UA students can b...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was in...

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 14, The University of Akron Zips defeated the Ohio University Bobcats 37-34. The Zips became bowl-eligible for the second time in three years and now control their path to the Mid-American Conference championship game. Tuesday’s game had all the elements of a great #MACtion game. The...

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 and it featured the Mid-American Conference champions, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team. The Zips earned the No. 5 national seed and will host the winner of the Washington and Seattle match in the second-round on Sunday, ...

Zips Volleyball Ends Season in Battles Against Two Top Teams in MAC

Zips Volleyball Ends Season in Battles Against Two Top Teams in MAC

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As they have all season long, the Akron Volleyball team exhibited their incredible heart and fight, competing closely with the best teams that the Mid-American Conference has to offer. The Zips were unable to take a set in their two matches on the weekend against Bowling Green and Miami (OH) but gave t...

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron Men’s Soccer entered the MAC Tournament as the second-seed after ending the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. The Zips seem to be peaking at the right time, as they continued to ride the winning wave all the way to the 2017 MAC Tournament title. The Zips opened tournament play on Friday ag...

Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader Sees an Akron Comeback, Dominant Kent State

Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader Sees an Akron Comeback, Dominant Kent State

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron had the honor of hosting this year’s third annual Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader on Saturday. Four teams competed in the tournament at the James A. Rhodes Arena; Akron and Cleveland State at 7 p.m. and Kent State and Youngstown State following at 9:30 p.m. A...

Akron Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Season on Sunday

Akron Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Season on Sunday

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Correspondent

November 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Under the guidance of 12-year head coach Jodi Kest, the Zips women’s basketball team will begin their 2017-18 season of play Sunday, Nov. 12 against Bucknell. Kest, the longest-tenured head coach in the MAC and the winningest coach in program history, is happy with what she has seen from her you...

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

On Nov. 11, E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting The Akron Symphony who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This performance will have two different showtimes, one at 1:00 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Warn...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips men’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Tournament as the second-seed and will face off against third-seeded SIU Edwardsville on Friday to begin play. The game is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The other semifina...

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips volleyball team continued to battle hard this weekend against Buffalo and Ball State but were unable to break through with a victory. The Zips record now sits at 6-20 overall and 2-12 in the conference. The Zips struggles continued, as Akron dropped their 10th and 11th consecutive ...

Men’s Soccer Wins Last Non-Conference Game of Season

Men’s Soccer Wins Last Non-Conference Game of Season

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team won its final non-conference match of the regular season against Marshall University Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. Akron dominated possession of the ball on the rainy Akron evening attempting six shots in the first half, but th...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the EX[L] Center and the Environmental Conservation Club held an event where students from The University of Akron made reusable grocery bags out of shirts they no longer wear. The event was organized by EbaNee Bond, a mechanical engineering major at UA. Bond said she felt ...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Two alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art are showing their work at the Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22. Mike Gable’s exhibit, “special interest," is displayed on the gallery’s upper level. The lower level houses Joe Bertram’s exhibit, “BASSACABEZA...

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips bounced back from their defeat in Toledo last weekend with a big Mid-American Conference win over the University of Buffalo on a rainy Saturday Afternoon at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, 21-20. Once again, Akron’s QB Thomas Woodson, led the Zips with 21 of 29 completed passes for 286...

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Tricks and Treats

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

October 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Halloween can be a fun time, especially for college students. However, the holiday can also be unsafe if precautions aren't taken. Because of this, The editors of The Buchtelite have given you some tips and advice to stay safe during the holiday. The tips range from drinking alcohol safely to pumpkin carvi...

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Global Classroom, a political science course that will be taught simultaneously in four universities across four different continents in real time was announced Thursday morning by The University of Akron president, Matthew Wilson, Dr. John Green and several international partners. The class will pol...

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, music from the most popular video games will be performed by the Akron Symphony at “Video Games Live.” E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the event and their website describes the event as, “picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the ...

Zips Hold Off Panthers

Zips Hold Off Panthers

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Police Department issued an ‘all clear’ after a bomb threat was called into the Polsky Building on Friday morning, confirming that there was no real threat to students or faculty. According to UAPD, the threat was called into the Physical Facilities and Operations Center around 7:...

Zips Fall to Rockets

Zips Fall to Rockets

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team had the chance to take a commanding lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division this weekend with their game against the Toledo Rockets but came up short, suffering a 48-21 loss in Toledo’s Glass Bowl. Marking Akron's first MAC loss of the season. "The...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

The Akron area has a lot of activities for the community to enjoy that are specific to fall and Halloween. Whether you want to go through a corn maze or go to a haunted house, there’s something for everyone and it’s just around the corner. There are a number of farms in or near Akron that will give anyb...

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team continues the season with a top ten national poll ranking following their 2-0 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tuesday night at Cub Cadet Field. The Zips scored in the 35th and 88th minute of the game to secure Akron’s ninth win of this year’s camp...

Zips Football Lead the Mid-American Conference After Sunday’s Win Against WMU

Zips Football Lead the Mid-American Conference After Sunday’s Win Against WMU

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team solidified their place as the Mid-American Conference leaders after a close win against the Western Michigan Broncos this weekend. The Broncos homecoming game was postponed to Sunday after heavy rainfall flooded the field at Waldo Stadium, causing unsatisfact...

Zips Volleyball Battle Hard, Return Home Winless

Zips Volleyball Battle Hard, Return Home Winless

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After spending two consecutive weekends on the road, the Akron Zips Volleyball team returned home to James A. Rhodes Arena to continue their MAC play against Western Michigan and Northern Illinois on Friday and Saturday for their annual “Dig for a Cure Weekend”. During the first match of the weekend, the Z...

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

By Celeste Houmard

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

LuvAbstract, is a pop/rap artist who explores all types of genres including electro and R&B. He is an up and coming musician from Akron, Ohio. Not only is LuvAbstract from Akron himself, but the friend who pushed him into starting this career, his producers, and his videographers are all from Akro...

Yappy Hour: Getting into Halloween Spirit while Learning about Humane Society

Yappy Hour: Getting into Halloween Spirit while Learning about Humane Society

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Humane Society of Summit County will be hosting their annual Yappy Hour fundraiser on Oct. 26, where visitors will be able to tour and learn about the Humane Society’s facility while meeting adoptable animals. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and includes two beers from the Thirsty Dog Br...

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health & Safety, Opinion, Showcase

The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty, and members of the general public gathered inside Folk Hall at The University of Akron to hear a lecture by artist Matt Kenyon on many of his creations. Afterwards, attendees moved to the Emily Davis Gallery to view Kenyon’s exhibit. “Heatsink”, is on the upper...

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

By A.J. Fagerlin and Robert Corts

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After winning their first Mid-American Conference game last week against Bowling Green, the Akron Zips were able to overcome season-ending injuries to two of their key players to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 31-3 on Saturday. After losing leading rusher, senior Warren Ball along with defens...

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year’s annual homecoming game brings Ball State to InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field for the first time since 2013, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The 43rd Annual Varsity “A” Sports Hall of Fame Class will be honored prior to the game. Although the Zips were able to pick up their first conference wi...

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In recent weeks, students, faculty and staff have noticed cooler conditions in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences building. The conditions are the cause of an aging heating and cooling system utilized by The University of Akron. The Buchtelite reached out to Nathan Mortimer, The University’...

Akron Football Scores Second Win of the Season, First MAC Win

Akron Football Scores Second Win of the Season, First MAC Win

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Saturday night, The University of Akron Football team defeated Bowling Green, 34-23 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Head coach Terry Bowden said he was happy for his team who finally beat the Falcons after the past eight years. This marked the Zips’ first victory against the Falcons since 2006, and UA’s f...

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The University of Akron is hosting its seventh annual 5K run/walk to kick-off Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 7 at 8:00 a.m. The race will begin outside of InfoCision Stadium where the course follows a five-kilometer route through The University of Akron campus. The course will finish on the 50-yard line...

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

By Robert Corts, Correspondent

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team showed what they are truly capable of doing this season following their 4-1 victory over a No. 1 Michigan State University on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at FirstEnergy Stadium–Cub Cadet Field. This is the highest ranked team the Zips have beat, since defeating...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 28, 2017


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

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit. The two-day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the John S. Knight Center and the Student Union at The University of Akron. As described on the BMS University website, uakron.edu/bms, participants will be broken up ...

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off the dominating 5-0 victory over UMass Lowell on Sunday, Sept. 24, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer will face their biggest challenge of the season as they play top-ranked Michigan State at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., the AK Rowdies will...

CVS Fights Back Against Opioid Epidemic

CVS Fights Back Against Opioid Epidemic

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Opioid Epidemic is something that may be all too familiar to Ohioans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that within the past decade, there has been a substantial increase in overdoses and overdose deaths across the United States and Canada. Thursday, CVS Health furthered their init...

HungerPerks: When Students with Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaborate to Make Something Great

HungerPerks: When Students with Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaborate to Make Something Great

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The creators of HungerPerks, which consist of two students from The University of Akron and one recent alumni, talked about their entrepreneurial journey and vision for the app. HungerPerks is a platform that allows users to take surveys in return for free food, Sam Borick, the CTO of HungerPerks, s...

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron Men’s Soccer kicked off Sunday morning off at FirstEnergy Stadium competing against No. 21 UMass Lowell The Zips dominated the River Hawks in the 90-degree weather, from kickoff, as the Zips pressured the UMass’s possession on the ball. Making it difficult for the River Hawks to play out of th...

Committed to The Cause

Committed to The Cause

By Adithya Rajiv, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that benefits the society as well as you, turn towards Circle K International. Not the gas station, but an extension of the high school organization Key Club and non-profit organization Kiwanis International. Circle K International (CKI) is one of t...

Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News Panel at Highland Square Library

Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News Panel at Highland Square Library

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Highland Square Library is hosting an event that will dive into the topic of fake news on Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Experts from The University of Akron and the Akron community will be panelists who will “look at the issue of fake news, the role that social media plays, and the impact that it has socially a...

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a back-and-forth battle, the Akron Zips fell to the Troy Trojans by a score of 22-17 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama on Saturday. Following a 25-minute lightning delay, Akron got on the board first with a 28-yard field goal by kicker Tom O’Leary. Troy, however, was able to take co...

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

By Emily Bower

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

A group of students from The University of Akron had the unique opportunity to study in Le Mans, France alongside French college students this past June. The group consisting of 15 American students and 19 French students spent one month studying a variety of topics that included Humanities of the Worl...

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Theater

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall with a special concert titled, The Slavic Soul. The Orchestra’s opening concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Marche slave”, which is a famous work with folk themes from Russian and Serbian c...

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After completing four tournaments to begin the fall season, the Zips volleyball team will return home to compete against MAC opponents. Akron is set to play rival Kent State University at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, and Ohio University on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. The Zips enter MAC play wit...

UA Announces Return of Baseball, Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

UA Announces Return of Baseball, Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

By Erika Newcome and A.J. Fagerlin

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron President Matthew J. Wilson and Director of Athletics Larry Williams announced on Tuesday that they intend to recommend plans to restore UA’s baseball team and also to add a women’s lacrosse program to the list of Akron athletic programs, beginning competition in the 2019-2020 ac...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

By Alexus Loze

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

Every year, universities across the U.S. embark on a journey called sorority recruitment.  A tradition that has survived for centuries for one very important reason: sisterhood.   The women in the Panhellenic community at The University of Akron show members what it means to have a sisterhood wi...

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Speaks About Image of Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Speaks About Image of Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Julie Suk, a professor of law at the Cardozo School of Law, spoke in a lecture at The University of Akron’s School of Law Monday afternoon about how constitutional equality should go beyond gender equality and reach disadvantages faced by women. The lecture, which was titled, “The Constitution of Mothers: G...

Lacklusterspace

Lacklusterspace

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

  Brightspace, the online learning tool formerly known as Springboard, has been up and running for over three weeks now. However, the much-hailed, feared, and discussed switch has come and gone without noticeable reaction. Perhaps, in this case, no news is good news. Many students and prof...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

September 18, 2017


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

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full and part-time faculty members. The pieces represent the different areas of the school including p...

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron celebrated bikes Wednesday morning during the official kick-off event of the University’s bike share program. The event, which took place in front of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, was  joined by the University’s president, Matthew J. Wilson. President Wilson t...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Theater

Tuesday Musical is an Akron arts organization that presents concerts and performances created by some of the finest classical musicians and also provides meaningful education and engagement programs for the Akron community. “In addition to marking 130 years as a core arts organization in Northeast...

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron’s Football team is looking for their second win of the season Saturday, September 16, against the one for one Iowa State. The game is set to begin at 12 p.m. on the Zips home turf, Infocision Stadium-Summa Field. The Zips’ victory came in addition to a new school record as A...

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron Softball team will take on rival Kent State and Ashland University in a doubleheader Friday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m at Firestone Stadium. The Zips start their evening against the Ashland Eagles at 4:30, then will follow up with a game against the Golden Flashes. The second game...

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron’s bike share program will have a kick off event Wednesday, Sept. 13, to mark the official launch of the program. The event, which is free and open to all students, will start at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. President Wilson will ...

Law School Gets Total Makeover

Law School Gets Total Makeover

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Friday, Sept. 8, The University of Akron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their newly renovated law school. A crowd of about 250 people, including state officials and judges, along with students and faculty, gathered for the opening of the new C. Blake McDowell Law Center. Before...

Zips Football Seeks Victory at Home Opener

Zips Football Seeks Victory at Home Opener

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team opens their home schedule this Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium-Summa Field against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Zips are looking to bounce back after falling to one of the top teams in the nation, sixth-ranked Penn State, in their season ...

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In the United States, American Sign Language is the third most widely-used language after English and Spanish. American Sign Language is taught at The University of Akron through several courses with a wide range of instructors. There are also deaf culture courses students can take, but aside from ...

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Health & Safety, News, Showcase, University Information

The University of Akron Police Department encourages students, faculty and employees to join them for a free cup of coffee as an opportunity to socialize with the University Police. UAPD’s main priority is the safety of students, faculty, employees and guests at The University of Akron. Coffee With ...

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

By Bryce Chekan, Correspondent

August 30, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Akron, a city once built on rubber production, is now being revived through art and the ideals of millennials.   Akron reached its industrial peak in the 1950s where it dominated in rubber production after World War II, Brett Rosenstein, an Akron Beacon Journal journalist said in an article call...

Butts in Seats, Not the Ground: UA Goes Tobacco Free

Butts in Seats, Not the Ground: UA Goes Tobacco Free

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Health & Safety, News, Showcase

This summer, on July 1, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus making it one of almost 2,000 college campuses across the United States that have instituted the same or similar policies. In Ohio, the University is joined by major learning institutions such as Kent State, Ohio State,...

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Expecting to bounce back after a particularly rough season, The University of Akron’s football team anxiously awaits the upcoming season. Head coach Terry Bowden is getting especially excited. “I’m more excited this year than ever before,” Bowden said. Senior, AJ Coney said, "I believe...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In 2013, President Luis M. Proenza gave his final address to The University of Akron saying the “state of the University in 2013 is strong.” President Proenza’s successor, President Scarborough, quickly changed this perception. In 2015, over 200 people lost their jobs as part of many ongoing cu...

Welcome Back to Fall

Welcome Back to Fall

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Jasmine Zogheib, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is busy stocking up on snacks and ordering her textbooks to get ready for the upcoming semester. Zogheib said she likes to order her textbooks in early August because they take a while to arrive. Zogheib is not the only one ordering her tex...

President Wilson Advises Students to Enjoy the Ride at New Student Convocation

President Wilson Advises Students to Enjoy the Ride at New Student Convocation

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Friday, Aug. 25, students along with faculty and alumni gathered in FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to officially welcome The University of Akron’s incoming class. Attendees received a UA Zippy Pin as they entered the stadium. The ceremony opened with Willy Kollman, the director of Alumni Relation...

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite, The University of Akron’s 128-year-old student run newspaper, is back with a new model after a semester-long hiatus. The new model includes a primarily online format with the exception of several special edition print editions. The first special print edition being this issue. The ...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

By Grant Morgan, Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite, the 127-year-old independent student newspaper of The University of Akron, will suspend publication at the beginning of next semester, marking the second time in less than three years that the paper has gone on hiatus. “The Buchtelite is important to the University, it’s importa...

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

This weekend, University of Akron student Duncan Unternaher passed away after being stabbed by his roommate during an argument early Saturday morning. UA student Kendal Scheid will face charges of felonious assault and is currently in Summit County Jail, according to Akron police. The police report of...

Feature: Pastries with the President

Feature: Pastries with the President

By Joe Kocsis, Alex Durant

December 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

In the print version of this article, writer Alex Durant's name was incorrectly spelled Alex "Durent."  Joe Kocsis, Alex Durant – Norton High School, Wayne College Post-Secondary Would he really show up? Would he arrive with an entourage or bodyguards? Would he eat any pastries? These wer...

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

You hear it as you are walking across Coleman Commons: the whirring drone of skateboard wheels approaching in the distance as they steadily bear down on you. Clip-clip. The sidewalk segments interrupt the sound. Clip-clip. They’re coming in hot. Clip-clip. As you turn around to stand clear of the pa...

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Opinion, Showcase

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features a collection of women’s and men’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, bath and body p...

UA to offer course on Trump win

UA to offer course on Trump win

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Students might be used to taking a class, learning information, then going out into the world to see how well it lines up with what they’ve been taught. Not often does it happen the other way around. But that is the goal of UA’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, which, only a few w...

Wilson names chief of staff

Wilson names chief of staff

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

President Matthew Wilson named Barbara Weinzierl chief of staff for the Office of the President on Nov. 28. Before her new appointment, Weinzierl served as the assistant dean of admissions and strategic initiatives at UA’s School of Law. The chief of staff’s role is to manage the president’s...

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron division of the American Legion, a nonprofit veterans organization, has 10 Christmas trees to give to student-veterans or their families this holiday season. American Legion Post 808, as UA’s division is called, aims to engage, educate, and employ student veterans at the...

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you may be seriously contemplating. To keep the mood light, I will explain some interesting things you sho...

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Till tomorrow, students can apply to be part of UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the spring 2017 semester. There are two associate justice positions opening up in the judicial branch; and two senator positions opening up in the legislative branch, one for senator-at-large and one...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, The University of Akron will host an event to raise awareness and educate students about the disease. Each year beginning in 1988, people around the world observe this holiday to commemorate those who have battled Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS...

Financial report released

Financial report released

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

University of Akron President Matthew Wilson yesterday released the outline of a plan meant to stabilize and reverse falling revenues, following the completion of an analysis on University finances by management and accounting firm Ersnt & Young. The report, whose $350,000 cost was paid for by an anonymous don...

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has blessed West Akron with delicious baked goods. Her business began as a made-to-order bakery in 2006. She...

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Hundreds of people, including University of Akron students, gathered in Highland Square Tuesday night to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. After meeting at Chipotle at 11 p.m., demonstrators began walking down Market Street toward campus at 11:30 p.m. Overall, the entire protest was...

International Day in the CBA

International Day in the CBA

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Students passing through the College of Business Administration’s atrium yesterday afternoon might have been surprised to find themselves in the midst of so many different cultures. The event was called International Day. Put on by the CBA’s Cross Cultural Association, it was a chance for stud...

A look inside a march against Trump

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed, and the bigotry and fear that he has used and created to reach the highest political office in...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book store was started in Quaker Square back in 1976, but the name of the business and the location cha...

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at 11 p.m. According to a Facebook event entitled “Trump Protest, Akron,” protesters will meet in the parking ...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something quick. Don’t worry, I know the perfect place for you. Stray Dog Cafe, which stemmed from the Stray...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team captured its 13th MAC championship this past weekend right here in Akron. After defeating Western Michigan for the second time this past week on Friday by a score of 4-0, the Zips held on to a 2-1 lead in the championship match on Sunday to outlast Buffalo. ...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In 2014 the degree program, along with 54 others, was suspended because of low...

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality live jazz performances in a modern venue setting with “state-of-the-art stage, sound, and l...

Students retell voices of Vietnam

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Theater

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three million Vietnamese who died in that same war, that wall would be four-and-a-half miles long. ...

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

In the summer of 2016, UA English professor Patrick Chura’s Vietnam literature course looked very different than it usually does. Twenty-one Vietnamese students joined him at Ho Chi Minh City Open University, a college in southern Vietnam, where they talked about the War of American Aggression — ...

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise I’m being serious about these fancy grilled cheeses. They market themselves as a “Gourmet Grilled ...

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016. This boutique is located by the main library off of W. Market Street in Akron’s Downtown Historic Dis...

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

November 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation gave a $3 million endowment to enhance research in polymer science and engineering at The University of Akron. Announced on Tuesday during a luncheon at the Goodyear Polymer Center, the gift will fund the new W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair and various poly...

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed here were the insanely cool skull accessories everywhere. Owner of The Steam Trunk, William Tomlin...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Point to a country on a globe, and chances are the Study Abroad department can get you there. So what are you waiting for? At the Study Abroad Fair last Thursday, UA students displayed the different destinations and programs available, and were quick to answer any fears or hesitations that inquiring stude...

Diwali Night 2016

Diwali Night 2016

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that President Matthew Wilson will be signing certificates for students of Akron's India Sunday School. Rather, he will be signing certificates for former India Student Association organizing teams and student leaders.  Diwali is the grand festival of li...

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

If you were invited to dinner with potential employers, a significant other’s parents, a group of strangers, or any other person whom you’re unfamiliar with – would you know how to act? Next Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, UA’s Career Services is holding ...

Blue, red debate

Blue, red debate

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The presidential election, gun control, foreign policy, and race relations were all topics headlining the debate between the College Democrats and the Conservative Student Coalition yesterday in the Student Union Starbucks. Attendees watched the event over free Starbucks coffee while David Cohen, a poli...

Remembering Joe Benes

Remembering Joe Benes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday evening, Oct. 24, Joe Benes of UA’s photography department passed away unexpectedly due to complications from surgery. Benes was a well-known staff member of Photography Instructional & Technical Support in the Myers School of Art, whom most photography students went to for signin...

Easier than you think to study abroad

Easier than you think to study abroad

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Studying abroad isn’t too expensive; it won’t push back your graduation date; and you don’t need to know a foreign language. These are some of the rumors that The University of Akron’s second annual Study Abroad Fair hopes to expel this Thursday, Oct. 27. The fair, which will be open between 4:30 p....

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