The Buchtelite

Cover to Cover: A brutally honest journey on ‘The Underground Railroad’

By Katherine Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

November 30, 2016

16-year-old Cora doesn’t have a birthday. Or a last name. Or a real family. All she has is a life of picking cotton every day until she dies. Cora, the heroine in Colson Whitehead’s new, 2016 National Book Award-winning novel “The Underground Railroad,” lives under the hellish shadow of...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book store was started in Quaker Square back in 1976, but the name of the business and the location cha...

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect for my next Hidden Gem. Having discovered it by accident, I stepped inside and was greeted ...

Are brain games benefiting the brain

Are brain games benefiting the brain

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015

Do you think that you can become a genius with brain-training software on your smartphone? Recent studies suggest that brain games don’t improve players’ thinking or IQ, they just make you better at playing the games, as reported by the New Yorker last spring 2013. These studies come after a decade...

BIG WORDS saves college students BIG BUCKS

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015

No matter what college you’re in or what classes you’re taking, every student in every class asks the same question every semester: “Do I need to buy the book?” In a perfect world, books would be affordable and this question would be irrelevant. Unless I’m missing something, we don’t live...

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 15, 2014

The excitement was palpable as Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, walked onto the stage of EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kerman’s lecture detailed her 15 months in a correctional facility for a crime she had committed 10 years prior....

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

Hower House hosts abstract book exhibit

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 3, 2014

Featured at the Hower House was an exhibit named Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, a traveling exhibition of handmade books and printmaking. The exhibit was a collection of books, paper and small watercolor paintings rendered in the abstract. “Materials and techniques is what stand out about...

The Big Big Mess: Akron reading series departs

April 19, 2012

Written by: Maggie Duff When the typical Akronite embarks on a quest for culture in the city, he or she generally visits EJ Thomas Hall, the Akron Art Museum, local galleries or maybe even a jazz club or a house show. Yet, there is a quieter side of expression that has been missing from our cultu...

E-book evolution and the future of print

November 10, 2011

By: Molly Gase “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess expressed frequently in his books that the path to bettering one’s place in life is through education, particularly through reading. However, the question is no l...

Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls visits EJ Thomas Hall

October 13, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman Jeannette Walls, author of The University of Akron’s common reading book for 2011, “The Glass Castle,” visited EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall Wednesday night to deliver the First Year Lecture address “Literacy: The Keys to the Castle.” The author shared many of the anec...