The Buchtelite

UA Alternative Spring Break

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016

A group of University of Akron students ditched the beach and traded in their swimsuits for shovels and work gloves last week. Over spring break, nearly 100 students spent a combined 3,056 hours volunteering in UA’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The Flor...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

Better alternatives to the standard final

April 25, 2013

Jessica Johnson As the semester comes to a close, we all look forward to summer break. There is only that one barrier that we all have to get through: final exams. Do we really need a whole week devoted to making our lives miserable? Do we need them at all? Final exam week could be put to much bett...