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And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Showcase

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

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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. and 2:30 p.m., and are free for the public and $10 for participants. President Wilson is a well-seasoned tuba vet...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 to all students. Students from all around the world will be at this event to share food, facts, ...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 individuals, communities, and organizations at a time when when many people focus on their holiday and ...

Help fight hunger and homelessness

Help fight hunger and homelessness

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 includes a number of food drives and service events on and off campus. Dina Daltorio, a graduate a...

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 it a typed-out, computer-encoded and electronically searchable document. This effort was an example ...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 hackathon.” Love Your Melon Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a ...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Theater

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 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10-12 in Sandefur Theatre at Guzetta Hall. On the surface, “The America Play” is ab...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 to an end. To top the week off on Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s Office of Accessibility held an eve...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 to understand the lives of public relations representatives and ask questions about their d...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 with services such as LinkedIn, a chance to meet with area professionals and practice networking, and a ...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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, a fully grown female red-tailed hawk, stood proudly over her kill as passing students snapped pic...

Seventh collage at EJ

Seventh collage at EJ

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Music

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 helped make this event happen. The Kulas Foundation was established by an industrialist coupl...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 from other universities to join for an additional $50 fee. All interested students will pay $5...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Movies

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 Show on Friday evening. In pre-Halloween celebration, members of The University’s Akron Metalsm...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 the basic steps of each dance, and doesn’t require students to have any prior knowledge going into...

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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’ first time at UA. He started the 7:17 p.m. show with a single from his new album “Famous.” ...

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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, Ohio. ZPN invites all departments and student organizations of The University of Akron to vo...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Music

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 (RHPB). Colon started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from his album, “Coming Through For You....

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 activities and rides.    Each semester, ZPN offers three similar bus trips to students. This outing ...

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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, Formula SAE combustion, Formula SAE electric, and Baja SAE arrange a day each year to thank, meet...

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

By Lanecia Jones, lnj14@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

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, muscular strength and endurance. Those interested can visit UA's Student Recreation and Wellness ...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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” to raise awareness about animal adoption and raise money that will go directly to a local anima...

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 over a year preparing for the exhibition, which she titled “Dénouement.” The exhibit featured a collection of Hale’...

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

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 in the fall 2016 Humans versus Zombies game at The University of Akron. In a game that laste...

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Music

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 studio album) “Sorceress” on Sept. 30 to near-universal acclaim and embarked on a tour that will take ...

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 its mission to not only provide a fully accessible education to students with disabilities, ...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 performances, the audience was informed about all of the fun events that are taking place this ...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Showcase

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. Beesley is a visiting professor in architecture from The University of Waterloo and profess...

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 on the NBC sitcom Whitney, and for the role of Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, which is also o...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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 to raise money to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which seeks to aid those with ...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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, located adjacent to the Akron-Canton Airport, on Sunday, Oct. 3. Mechanical engineering students Ryan Harty, Thoma...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 from six artists who use a broad spectrum of media, composition, and size. The reception was free to th...

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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 started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from her new album, “Boomerang.” The entire ...

MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

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 has a Ph.D. in political science, and is a distinguished author, columnist, and MSNBC host. Accord...