The Buchtelite

A rockin’ Earth Day

Earth Day's featured band, Scenic Route, from Canton, Ohio.
April 25, 2016

To celebrate Earth Day, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted Rock and Recycle on April 21 with featured bands Scenic Route and Spirit of the Bear. At the event, which ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,...

Suicide prevention walk

April 25, 2016

Each year 42,773 Americans commit suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) website. To help spread awareness,...

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally about the problem, shares her story.
April 6, 2016

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally, visited Akron to discuss her tragic experiences on April 5. Koestner’s discussion, titled Take Back the Night, was the second...

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness
April 6, 2016

There can be misconceptions associated with gender and how one identifies themselves. To educate students, The University of Akron is holding a Gender Diversity Week from April 11 through April 16. Sponsored...

Political apathy on campus

March 9, 2016

The March 3rd edition of The Buchtelite asked what students thought about Clinton and Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday. What shocked me is that some of the respondents didn’t seem to know or care about...

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015
November 30, 2015

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease which has caused approximately 658,507 deaths in the United States, according to AIDS.gov, the U.S. government’s website about AIDS. There...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Volunteers package meals for the homeless
November 18, 2015

Financially supporting oneself can be a challenge — people may turn to the government for help, but is it really enough? One in seven individuals in the Akron-Canton area is food insecure, meaning...

Disability Week to raise awareness

November 2, 2015

Just over one in four of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67, according to the US social security administration. The University of Akron and the office of accessibility...

Good things come from cancer

October 28, 2015

We often think we have life figured out; but what if we don’t, and instead are leading a life aimlessly. Can one tragic incident change how we view our lives? I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast...

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness
October 19, 2015

Some college students might not be properly educated on the effects of drinking too much alcohol, and how it can affect both individuals and those around them. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately...

New assault awareness organization

New assault awareness organization
April 1, 2015

A new club on campus, Men of Strength, is looking to address mens roles in sexual violence. The group is a collegiate extension of the national non-profit organization, Men Can Stop Rape, and is looking...

Students learn about suicide prevention

September 11, 2014

    On September 10, National Suicide Prevention Day, The University of Akron’s Counseling Center held a workshop to raise awareness on this topic that directly affects college students. Led...

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