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And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, [email protected] 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...

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, [email protected] December 5, 2016

This Saturday, Dec. 10, University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will be playing tuba for the first time ever in Akron’s 37th annual TubaChristmas at E.J. Thomas Hall. Performances are at 12:00 p.m....

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 14, 2016

The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs is hosting a Culture Fest this Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms and is open...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 14, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is joining the #givingtuesday movement in hopes of fully funding the Akron Art Library. Giving Tuesday is a social media driven event that hopes to encourage philanthropic acts by...

Help fight hunger and homelessness

Help fight hunger and homelessness

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 14, 2016

This week, The University of Akron’s civic engagement program serveAkron is highlighting the issues of hunger and homelessness in Akron and the surrounding areas. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week...

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 9, 2016

Yesterday, as part of an international transcribing event, about a dozen volunteers from The University of Akron worked to transcribe a 17th-century handwritten recipe manuscript and, in so doing, make...

Clubs to watch out for (11-10-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor November 9, 2016

HAkron HAkron is a student organization that aims at connecting people with an interest in computer science and programming. Check out our article on the group from Oct. 19, 2016 called “HAkron dominates...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 9, 2016

This November the UA Theatre Arts main stage production is “The America Play,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jimmie Woody. The next performances take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Disabilities Awareness Week, the annual event meant to inform and educate about the various issues faced by those with disabilities, as well as help create a campus that is inclusive to everyone, has come...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, [email protected] November 7, 2016

On Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) visited the Eaton Corporation in Eaton, Ohio for PRSA Student Day. This event gave members of PRSSA the opportunity...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Last Wednesday I, and many other students and alumni, attended Career Service’s Etiquette Dinner in the Student Union Ballroom. For only $5, registered guests received professional headshots for use...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 31, 2016

Onlookers gathered near the ramped entrance to the Rec Center last Wednesday afternoon to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of a hawk capturing a freshly caught gray squirrel. The magnificent avian raptor,...

Seventh collage at EJ

Seventh collage at EJ

By Kelcie Erbse, [email protected] October 31, 2016

Last week, The University of Akron celebrated its seventh musical and theatrical collage at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday Oct. 26. The Kula Concert Series from the Cleveland Kulas Foundation...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] October 31, 2016

The University of Akron Ski and Snowboarding club will travel to Winter Park, Colorado this November to spend four days riding the slopes. Any UA student is welcome to attend. The club invites students...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 31, 2016

A small cult composed of students wearing fishnets, high heels, and lipstick assembled in Folk Hall to view, or rather experience, the absurd, yet strangely familiar spectacle of The Rocky Horror Picture...

Clubs To Watch Out For (10-27-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor October 26, 2016

Ballroom Dance Club This group of students comes together to learn, practice, and teach different types of ballroom dancing for both fun and preparing for competition. This club is focused on teaching...

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] October 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, YouTube sensation Matt Beilis performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was Beilis’...

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, [email protected] October 26, 2016

On Thursday, Oct.  27, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) will be hosting an event called “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Leggett Elementary School by Allen and Thornton Street in Akron,...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] October 19, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, former “The Voice” season one winner (2011) Javier Colon performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board...

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] October 19, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 15,  the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) put on a special event for University of Akron students: a free bus trip to the Ohio amusement park Cedar Point with free admission to all the...

Left to right - Formula SAE, SAE Aero Design, Baja SAE.

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 19, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) showed off the engineering design teams’ latest vehicles during its annual Sponsor Day. The engineering design teams of SAE Aero Design,...

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

By Lanecia Jones, [email protected] October 17, 2016

Did you know that The University of Akron offers one free Physical Fitness Assessment per year to its students and faculty? In just one appointment, you can have an assessment which tests weight, height,...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, [email protected] October 12, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 28, 261 Spicer Street will be an animal house. Here, just behind the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, is where the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta will celebrate “The Puppy Party”...

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, [email protected] October 12, 2016

Last week, the Zeber-Martell Gallery in downtown Akron exhibited the work of University of Akron senior Jaclyn Hale. Hale, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in metalsmithing at the Myers School of Art, spent...

Players prep for the final battle with Nerf blasters at the ready.

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 10, 2016

The only thing standing between humanity’s societal remains and the impending zombie menace was wits, agility, and of course a trusty Nerf blaster. Such was the dilemma for the last bastion of survivors...

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 10, 2016

Hordes of metal fans gathered in Akron to enjoy Swedish metal band Opeth perform music from its “Sorceress World Tour” last Saturday night, Oct. 8. The band released its latest album (and 12th...

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, [email protected] October 10, 2016

This year at UA, Oct. 31 won’t just be a day to wear costumes and eat candy.  Halloween kicks off “Disabilities Awareness Week.” This event is organized by the Office of Accessibility (OA) and highlights...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] October 5, 2016

In honor of the 2016 Homecoming week, an open mic night was held at the Student Union Starbucks on Monday evening. Any student could sign up before the event to perform in front of the audience. Between...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

By Preston Davis, [email protected] 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....

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, [email protected] October 5, 2016

The University of Akron welcomed American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and comedy singer Chris D'elia at EJ Thomason Hall on Tuesday night. D’elia is known for playing Alex Miller...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor 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...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum,...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works...

'The Voice' contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin...

MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor April 15, 2015

Racial injustice has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Melissa Harris-Perry confronted the issues regarding race at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 12, which ended in a standing ovation.  Harris-Perry...

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