The Buchtelite

A rockin’ Earth Day

A rockin’ Earth Day

By George Dunlap, Writer

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., ZPN showed students how they can sustain the environment for the future. Attendees enjoyed making various...

Suicide prevention walk

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

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, hundreds of Akronites walked across The University of Akron campus during the third annual Out of...

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By George Dunlap, Writer

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 event in a series for the Sexual Assault Awareness Month of April. In 1991, Koestner appeared...

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

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 by the Undergraduate Student Government, ZPN and LGBTUA, this week will increase awareness...

Political apathy on campus

By Alex Belovich

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 the Super Tuesday primaries, or they didn’t believe paying attention to politics should be a priority...

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

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 are more than one million people living in the U.S. who live with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus,...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Raising awareness for homelessness

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

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 they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food, according to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. ...

Disability Week to raise awareness

Disability Week to raise awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

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 want to educate students by hosting disability awareness this week from Nov. 2 until Nov. 6. The ...

Good things come from cancer

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

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 cancer in June 2015, her name is Sue Shrodes. Shrodes has been my confidant when I’ve needed...

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

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 88,000 deaths in the United States between 2006 and 2010, according to the U.S. government’s C...

New assault awareness organization

New assault awareness organization

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

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 to “make our college campus safer by educating men about healthy masculinity.” The group...

Students learn about suicide prevention

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

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 by psychology intern Kia-Rai M. Prewitt, M.A. and practicum student Alexis DaFonseca, M.A.,...