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Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

November 16, 2017

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...

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

November 14, 2017

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 natio...

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

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

November 13, 2017

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 una...

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

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

November 13, 2017

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...

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

November 13, 2017

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; A...

Akron Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Season on Sunday

Akron Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Season on Sunday

November 11, 2017

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 ...

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”

November 9, 2017

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. Thi...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

November 9, 2017

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 sche...

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

November 7, 2017

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 i...

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

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

November 5, 2017

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...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

November 3, 2017

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. ...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

November 1, 2017

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 displa...

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

October 30, 2017

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. ...

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Tricks and Treats

October 28, 2017

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 ad...

Students from around the World can Engage in Political Discussion in an Upcoming Global Classroom Course

Students from around the World can Engage in Political Discussion in an Upcoming Global Classroom Course

October 28, 2017

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 Ak...

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

October 27, 2017

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 des...

Zips Hold Off Panthers

Zips Hold Off Panthers

October 27, 2017

Akron Zips (11-3-1) 3 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-8-0) 0

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Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

October 23, 2017

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 f...

Zips Fall to Rockets

Zips Fall to Rockets

October 23, 2017

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, suff...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

October 20, 2017

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 ...

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

October 19, 2017

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 Z...

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

October 16, 2017

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...

Zips Volley Battle Hard, But Return Home Without a Win

Zips Volley Battle Hard, But Return Home Without a Win

October 16, 2017

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...

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

October 16, 2017

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 fri...

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

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

October 12, 2017

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 adoptabl...

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

October 12, 2017

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 d...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

October 10, 2017

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. Afterwar...

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

October 8, 2017

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 Cardin...

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

October 6, 2017

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 ...

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

October 3, 2017

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 util...

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

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

October 1, 2017

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 ...

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

September 30, 2017

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 fi...

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

September 28, 2017

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...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 28, 2017

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 Universi...

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

September 27, 2017

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...

CVS Fights Back Against Opioid Epidemic

CVS Fights Back Against Opioid Epidemic

September 26, 2017

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 overd...

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

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

September 26, 2017

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 pl...

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

September 25, 2017

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 pr...

Committed to The Cause

Committed to The Cause

September 25, 2017

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 Ke...

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

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

September 25, 2017

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...

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

September 24, 2017

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 fi...

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

September 22, 2017

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 ...

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

September 22, 2017

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 ...

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

September 22, 2017

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,...

UA Announces Potential Return of Baseball Program and Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

UA Announces Potential Return of Baseball Program and Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

September 19, 2017

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’...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

September 19, 2017

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 Panhelle...

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Spoke About an Image for an Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Spoke About an Image for an Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

September 19, 2017

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 equalit...

Lacklusterspace

Lacklusterspace

September 18, 2017

  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 withou...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

September 18, 2017

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 p...

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

September 15, 2017

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 a...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

September 15, 2017

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...

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

September 15, 2017

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 tur...

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

September 14, 2017

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...

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

September 12, 2017

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...

Law School Gets Total Makeover

Law School Gets Total Makeover

September 11, 2017

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 ...

Zips Football Seeks Victory at Home Opener

Zips Football Seeks Victory at Home Opener

September 8, 2017

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 fa...

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

September 5, 2017

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 wi...

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

September 4, 2017

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 priori...

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

A New Dawn for the City of Akron

August 30, 2017

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 producti...

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

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

August 30, 2017

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 ...

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

August 30, 2017

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 ...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

August 28, 2017

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 ...

Welcome Back to Fall

Welcome Back to Fall

August 28, 2017

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 textbook...

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

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

August 25, 2017

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 P...

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

August 25, 2017

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...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

December 8, 2016

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 t...

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

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

December 8, 2016

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.” ...

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

December 6, 2016

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 ...

Feature: Pastries with the President

Feature: Pastries with the President

December 6, 2016

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 reall...

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

December 5, 2016

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...

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

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

December 5, 2016

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 featur...

UA to offer course on Trump win

UA to offer course on Trump win

December 1, 2016

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....

Wilson names chief of staff

Wilson names chief of staff

December 1, 2016

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 in...

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

November 29, 2016

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...

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

November 29, 2016

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 ...

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

November 29, 2016

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;...

World AIDS Day

November 29, 2016

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...

Financial report released

Financial report released

November 22, 2016

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 manag...

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

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

November 21, 2016

  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 Akro...

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

November 17, 2016

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 walkin...

International Day in the CBA

International Day in the CBA

November 17, 2016

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 cal...

A look inside a march against Trump

A look inside a march against Trump

November 16, 2016

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 prop...

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 changed multiple times due to changes in ownership, according to RCC employee Robert Lemasters.  When RCC finally left its Quake...

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

November 14, 2016

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 1...

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

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

November 14, 2016

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 somethi...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

November 14, 2016

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 s...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

November 9, 2016

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 High...

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

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

November 9, 2016

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 jaz...

Students retell voices of Vietnam

Students retell voices of Vietnam

November 9, 2016

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 thr...

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

Professor, students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to Akron

November 7, 2016

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 Un...

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

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

November 7, 2016

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...

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

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

November 3, 2016

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. Th...

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

Knight foundation gives $3 million for polymer research

November 2, 2016

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 th...

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

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

November 2, 2016

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...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

October 31, 2016

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 differe...

Diwali Night 2016

Diwali Night 2016

October 31, 2016

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...

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

Learn your manners at the etiquette dinner

October 27, 2016

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 W...

Blue, red debate

Blue, red debate

October 27, 2016

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 Stud...

Remembering Joe Benes

October 26, 2016

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 & Techn...

Easier than you think to study abroad

Easier than you think to study abroad

October 24, 2016

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 ...

The Peanut Shoppe: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-25-16

The Peanut Shoppe: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-25-16

October 24, 2016

As soon as you open the door of The Peanut Shoppe, you’re hit with the warm aroma of roasting peanuts. There is a long counter with a variety of nuts, chocolates, trail mixes, dried fruits, and fru...

Students Adopt a Classroom

Students Adopt a Classroom

October 24, 2016

Zips for Akron Hope is a student organization created to support Akron Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope to the next generation through various outreach programs that promote ...

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

October 24, 2016

For a surreal 60 minutes on Tuesday evening, the audience of Akron’s Musica marveled at the sonic virtuosity of Texan guitarist Andy Timmons. In his first ever trip to Akron as a touring musician of 28 year...

President, provost named

President, provost named

October 19, 2016

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim” from th...

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

‘The Akron Anthology’ released

October 19, 2016

In a release party at the Akron Public Library on Tuesday, Belt Publishing released its eighth city anthology, “The Akron Anthology,” which is a collection of essays about the city of Akron, by the...

HAkron dominates hackathon

HAkron dominates hackathon

October 19, 2016

In the print version of this article, "HAkron" is incorrectly spelled as "Hakron" (with a lowercase "a") everywhere it appears. We're sorry about that.  There is a new group gaining popularity on cam...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

October 17, 2016

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential elect...

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

October 17, 2016

Last Wednesday, Oct. 12, former America’s Got Talent contestants Adam Grabowski and Eric Dittelman drew a crowd of over 450 students to The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized ...

Trustees look to name president, provost

Trustees look to name president, provost

October 17, 2016

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the ...

Life of a drag queen

Life of a drag queen

October 13, 2016

For UA employee Josh Fenstermaker, a typical day only consists of two things: work and drag. Usually performing six to eight times per week, he spends eight hours serving food to UA students at the Unio...

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

October 13, 2016

Though it sounds forbidding, “scalar consequentialism” might not be so difficult of a concept. This is what Neil Sinhababu, philosophy professor at the National University of Singapore, came to ...

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

October 12, 2016

As I’m sure you gathered from my first Hidden Gem of the semester, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, I  consume too much ice cream. I worked at an ice cream parlor for about five-and-a-half years, which has led to me need...

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

October 10, 2016

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

October 10, 2016

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resol...

Remembering Roland Paolucci

Remembering Roland Paolucci

October 5, 2016

Recently, The University of Akron community mourned the death of one of its greatest educators and advocates: Roland Paolucci.  If you were fortunate enough to have known Paolucci or seen him perform, ...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

October 5, 2016

In Folk Hall Auditorium, a crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered to attend Philip Beesley’s lecture on the uses of robotics and artificial intelligence in architecture, Monday evening...

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

October 4, 2016

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers came to di...

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016

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

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

October 3, 2016

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s mission is...

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