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

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

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

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

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

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

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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

Hurricane Florence Changes Zips Cross Country’s Plans

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Board

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

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

September 17, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Showcase

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

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

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

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

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

Canceled Football Game Could Result in Payday for Akron

Canceled Football Game Could Result in Payday for Akron

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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

A Conversation About Abortion

A Conversation About Abortion

By The Buchtelite Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women While Giving High School Students Experiential Learning

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women While Giving High School Students Experiential Learning

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

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

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

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

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

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

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison and Jake Herron

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome

May 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018


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

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

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

May 4, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Zips Hold Annual Spring Game

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Women’s Tennis Season Wraps Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

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

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

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

State of The University, Revisited

State of The University, Revisited

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

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

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


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

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

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

Local Musician Releases First Album, Shows Life Challenges Through Lyrics

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

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

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Survivor’s Movement

A Survivor’s Movement

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

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

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

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

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

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Making the Most of Spring Break

Making the Most of Spring Break

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

President Wilson to Step Down

President Wilson to Step Down

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

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

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Esports Coming To Akron

Esports Coming To Akron

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

Kanga Blue: The Barden Bellas of Akron

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

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

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

By Colin Brennan and Robert Barrett, Jr.

March 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 13, 2018


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

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On July 1, 2017, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus. This ban goes beyond just prohibiting cigarettes. It also means that all forms of tobacco and nicotine, including vapes, are not allowed to be used on campus, including campus parking lots. The University of Akron was one of the many ...

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 3, the Women’s Studies Program and Multicultural Center at The University of Akron sponsored this year’s performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” a compelling play by Eve Ensler that provided an emotional rollercoaster for many of its viewers. “The Vagina Monologues” was written in 1...

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Operating from an office located in Suite 246 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Rape Crisis Center offers support to students who are victims of sexual violence. As a part of the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, whose mission is “to end sexual violence through ed...

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

During a false fire alarm instance in Leigh Hall, I was on the third floor wondering how to get out of the building. As a student with physical disabilities, I started thinking about what other people with disabilities should do in emergency events. Mark Beers, Emergency Management Coordinator, said safety ...

The Diverse Roots of Women’s Lacrosse

The Diverse Roots of Women’s Lacrosse

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The earliest record of lacrosse dates back to early 1600s and played by Native American at the time of European contact. Early data found on lacrosse provided in-depth information about team size, equipment used, the duration of games and the length of the playing field, but tell us almost nothing ...

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Is diversity just a buzzword for universities or is it a true mission? Throughout the 2000s, diversity on college campuses has received extra emphasis throughout university administrations across the United States. Universities have made strides to show that their campuses are diverse places of le...

Men’s Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close

Men’s Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Expectations were certainly not at an all-time high for the Akron Zips coming into this 2018 basketball season. After the departure of legendary head coach Keith Dambrot and many key players from recent years, Akron was expected to have somewhat of an off year for a program that has been successful for so...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At the end of the 2018 swimming and diving season, the Zips’ ladies have taken yet another step in establishing themselves as the queens of the pool in the Mid-American Conference by their winning fifth consecutive conference title.   Since current Head Coach Brian Peresie took over the program in ...

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

If you have spent some time at The University of Akron, you may have noticed that sporting events may not have the highest attendance rates. For instance, in 2016, The Zips, who play at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium had an average of 10,337 attendees according to NCAA’s national college footb...

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On February 27, 2018, The University of Akron's official Twitter account shared a graphic stating, “If high school students participate in peaceful protests and/or civil action and receive a disciplinary action at their high school, it will not impact their consideration for admission or scholarship at The Un...

Zips Drop Final Road Game to MAC Leaders

Zips Drop Final Road Game to MAC Leaders

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips dropped their final road game of the season to the recently crowned MAC champions, Buffalo Bulls. The final score was 80-68. Leading the way for the Zips was Daniel Utomi, the sophomore forward gave the team 19 points on 50% shooting. Jimond Ivey also had a very complete game. He finishe...

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Rebecca Traister, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak at The University of Akron about the history of single women in America and how their history has shaped people’s experiences today. The talk is titled “All the Single Ladies: A History of Women and Social Change in America.”...

Calling All Local Poets

Calling All Local Poets

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

This April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this month, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CASA, will be hosting a poetry reading to raise awareness about sexual assault. According to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month website, SAAM has its roots in England ...

Zips Take Down Falcons

Zips Take Down Falcons

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips traveled to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons Tuesday evening. The Zips managed to win their first road game of the year, winning 81-79. A game doesn’t get much closer than the contest these two teams partook in. The game experienced 27 lead changes and 12 ties...

Calling All Professors

Calling All Professors

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Dance, Showcase

Forget Dancing with the Stars, The University of Akron’s Ballroom Dance team is hosting Dancing with the Professor’s on Monday, Apr. 9.   Eight professors with the most amount of nominations will be given a lesson by UA’s Ballroom Dance Club at the University! “Our club has been talking about...

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, the biggest Antiquarian book show in Ohio and the second largest in the Midwest, will take place at the John S. Knight Center in Downtown Akron. The book and paper show will take place on Friday, March 30 from 3-8:30 p....

Kent State Takes Round One

Kent State Takes Round One

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips and the Golden Flashes faced off this past Saturday in Kent, Ohio; the Flashes came out victorious.  The Zips came out looking as good as they have all season, pushing their lead to 13 early in the first few minutes. This lead did not last, as the remainder of the game was a closely bat...

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Speech and Debate team was led by Director and Coach, Mark Rittenour, and ended the tournament with an impressive score of 412, 300+ points above the teams who won second and third place. Cedarville University earned second place with 89 points, and Bowling Green State University won third with 86 po...

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees met this week and decided to name the Student Union in honor of Jean Hower Taber. The estate of Jean Hower Taber has gifted UA $20 million. Taber passed away in 2017 and hails from the same family who founded the Quaker Oats Company and donated the Hower ...

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On February 12, Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) held their annual Stuff-a-Roo event in Rob’s café. At the event, students were invited to make stuffed kangaroos resembling the beloved Zips mascot, Zippy. “We have about 400 pounds of stuffing and about 400 roos to be stuffed here today,”...

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Want more opportunities to practice using the Spanish language with fellow students, community members and others? Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Mesa Hispana allows people to practice Spanish and more through an informal gathering. Freshman Gregory Holmes, a mechanical engineering major, s...

Zips Snap Losing Streak

Zips Snap Losing Streak

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips ended their losing streak upon defeating Central Michigan Saturday afternoon,69-63. Akron is now 11-13 on the season, and  4-8 in the MAC East conference. The Zips provided Coach Groce with the full team effort he has been searching for. Daniel Utomi and Jimond Ivey did what they ...

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Lifestyles, Opinion, Showcase

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Do you have trouble picking out an outfit for date night on Valentine's Day? I know I sure do.Why don’t you go shopping with your significant other and pick out each other's outfits! It’s a great way to bond and have a good...

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron welcomed the current MAC West leader, Toledo, to the James A. Rhodes Arena on Feb. 3rd. Unfortunately, the Zips losing streak continued as they lost to the Rockets, 77-56 on Saturday. The Toledo Rockets were a familiar foe for John Groce and company, as they dispatched the Zips in Toledo, win...

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After yet another appearance in the final four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament, Akron soccer continued to display its impressiveness as five Zips players have either been drafted or signed to play in Major League Soccer. For just the second time in the history of the program, a Zip wa...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 31, 2018


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

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program, said this is her second year sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” with the Wom...

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

January 31, 2018


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

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace is a relatively new installment for the city. According to the Downtown Akron Partnership...

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

“Five-Star Fridays,” an initiative that will shorten the school week for most students, is The University of Akron’s new approach to enhance students’ college experience. Starting in the fall semester, the majority of classes will be held Monday through Thursday. The University’s president, Mat...

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

New innovations and program changes were discussed during the Graduate Student Government town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Student Union Starbucks. “This is the first official GSG spring town hall for the semester,” Marca Kaplar, GSG treasurer, ...

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite holding a 26-24 lead at the half, the Akron Zips women’s basketball squad was unable to hold off Western Michigan, with 11 second-half turnovers leading to a 59-51 defeat at James A. Rhodes Arena on Wednesday. After struggling early and beginning the game in a 16-9 hole, the Zips began...

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 14, 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...

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