The Buchtelite

Pick up at the Amazon store

Pick up at the Amazon store

By Kaitlyn Galati, keg61@zips.uakron.edu

September 14, 2016


Filed under Archive

Amazon opened its 12th pick-up location in the country in Akron over the summer. It is located on the storefront of The Edge apartment buildings at 290 E. Exchange street, next to Arby’s and only a few stores down from Chipotle. Such locations make picking up and returning items bought online much easie...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Archive

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided to step up its commitment to conquering this endless epidemic by attending two events hosted by the Univer...

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss

April 6, 2016


Filed under Archive

Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather permits, Mason will perform his stunts on or near Coleman Common. Slacklining, similar to tight...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but I’ve got a 3.8. They don’t know anyone… but my resume is great! “Well, that’s to...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                                                       The initiative is dubbed “The Experiential Learnin...

Zips at night

By Natalyia Calhoun, Student Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

On Nov. 1, clocks were turned backward one hour for daylight savings. This resulted in brighter mornings and, sadly, darker evenings with the sun setting an hour earlier. This said, from five to six o’clock in the evening is when students and faculty will return home from campus or even head off to...

When Subway leaves, where’s the healthy food?

When Subway leaves, where’s the healthy food?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Union Subway will no longer be a dining option, Aramark district marketing Manager Eugene Walters confirmed in an interview on Friday, Sept. 18. The departure of the popular food chain is a result of the inability of Aramark and the local franchisee to make a deal. “The franchisee o...

Corps of Cadets begins first semester on campus

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under News

A program both lauded and censured when revealed by President Scott Scarborough on July 2, 2015, the UA Corps of Cadets recently began its first semester as an organization on campus. Criticizers wondered why UA needed such a program when it already had an established Army ROTC program. And the $100,000 sa...

Religious provokers return

Religious provokers return

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Students react peaceably when told they are going to hell. At least they did on Tuesday, when three men from an independent Christian church in Ohio took up positions outside Leigh Hall to proselytize. Students might have found their faces familiar, as the men stopped at UA last year while on their month...

Protesting the President

Protesting the President

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Buchtelite acknowledges a mistake in the print version of this article: Alyssa Perrone's name is spelled incorrectly as Alyssa "Parrone."  Recent backlash toward job layoffs, program cuts, and lack of transparency prompted students to form a protest behind Buchtel Hall on Wednesday, Septembe...

Gun-rights advocates parade through campus

Gun-rights advocates parade through campus

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

In the printed version of this article, which was published on April 28, 2015, Jeremy Krantz was referred to as an "ex-Marine." The Buchtelite recognizes this mistake—that "ex-Marine" is an incorrect term, and that it was unacceptable to be published. Jeremy Krantz is a Former Marine, not an ex-Mar...

Open carry walk on Saturday

Open carry walk on Saturday

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Don’t be surprised to see a group of people openly wielding firearms on UA’s campus this weekend.  Jeffry Smith, a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor and Life Member, organized an “Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk” for Saturday, April 25 on UA’s campus. Smith has do...

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though Starbucks might leave, UA is taking its time deciding whether to continue its ...

Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey, News Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under News

The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.   UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’ upcoming activities that are occurring on campus within the semester.   “This allows student members of organizations, as well as organizations a...

Towpath will extend to campus

Towpath will extend to campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Amidst the streets of downtown Akron lies a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, one of Ohio’s longest and most scenic bikeways used by over 2.5 million people. 41 miles of the trail are in Summit County, but the whole trail runs from Lake Erie in Cleveland to Waterworks Park in New Philadelphia. The...

Rescue operations training

Rescue operations training

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Students might have seen a dozen firetrucks and EMS vehicles between James A. Rhodes Arena and Kolbe Hall on Feb. 11 and 12. These drills were run by the Summit County Technical Rescue Operations whose abilities go beyond just firefighting and EMS.   The drills took place inside of a small tunn...

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Assistant director of international programs education abroad, David Black, is pushing to reorganize the Education Abroad Office to make it easier and more affordable for students to study abroad. Out of the over 25,000 students at The University of Akron, only an average of 150 students travel abroad...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

October 5, 2014


Filed under Video

Visit capitalonemascots.com to vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascots Challenge.

Mobile food comes to campus

Mobile food comes to campus

By Kamara Turner, News Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The University of Akron now has dining options for when you're on the go and on your way to class. Food Trucks are now available on Buchtel Mall, across the street from the Buckingham Building and by the Goodyear Polymer Building. The trucks that will be available this week are Sassy Dogs, JT's Barbecue,...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014


Filed under Video

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

Word on the street September 5

September 8, 2014


Filed under Video

Aubrey and Tyler talk to university students about what really matters.

Coke tour shares with UA campus

Coke tour shares with UA campus

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

August 11, 2014


Filed under Campus News

On Friday, August 8 Coke came to The University of Akron for their Share-a-Coke Sampling Program. Students, faculty and staff alike were able to obtain free 7.5-ounce Coke cans with personalized names on them. The Share-a-Coke campaign is an international promotion that has been active in the United...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company performed two classic Shakespeare plays. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet were performed by...

Summer visit breaks record numbers

Summer visit breaks record numbers

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

August 1, 2014


Filed under Campus News

The largest summer visit The University of Akron has ever acquired happened June 25. Over 2,000 people came to UA's campus to look at higher education. An estimated number of 800 potential students came to the campus in hopes of reaffirming a serious look at attending The University of Akron. ...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014


Filed under Video

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

Campus service helpful but unknown to many

March 5, 2013


Filed under News

Krista Hunt If a student is locked out of their car, there is no need to panic. The Campus Patrol and University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) partner up and provide a free lockout and battery jump service to the University of Akron community, including students, faculty and staff. Capt. Dale Goodin...

Chardon tragedy: a year later

February 28, 2013


Filed under News

Heather Beyer A year ago Wednesday, shots rang through the cafeteria of Chardon High School, changing the lives of the students, teachers and family forever. Demetrius Hewlin, Daniel Parmertor and Russell King Jr.’s lives were ended, and three students were injured at the hands of teenage gunman T...

Organization gunning to permit concealed weapons on campus

February 5, 2013


Filed under News

Heather Beyer After 16 reported mass shootings in 2012 that resulted in over 88 casualties, the questions of enhancing security measures and reforming gun control are becoming hot-button topics. Many firearm advocates believe that campus would be safer if students were permitted to carry concealed ...

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

January 31, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Matthew Balsinger In light of the recent school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., several students on campus are trying to put together a group to push for the legalization of concealed guns on campus. I never thought that the political dialogue in this country could get so ridiculous as to suggest th...

Robbery reported south of campus

January 29, 2013


Filed under News

Katelyn Freil Students were alerted via safety advisory early Saturday of an armed robbery south of campus. According to the report sent out over email to UA students, no one was physically harmed in the robbery, which occurred around 11 p.m. Friday night. Paul Callahan, the assistant vice president o...

Flu bug swarms Akron

Flu bug swarms Akron

January 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Abigail Chaff The flu epidemic is spreading across Northeast Ohio and sparing no one. With classes back in session, UA’s campus has become a breeding ground for germs. Going back to school after winter break always brings with it the increased risk of getting sick. After being free to occupy whatev...

Safety on the home front: common sense elements to living in a safe environment

March 7, 2012


Filed under News

By: Carley Ballow “I’ve had random people come to my house, shake the door knob, see if it’s unlocked, then leave,” said sophomore Brittany Funk. “I wouldn’t say I don’t feel safe living in an off-campus house, but I definitely tense up when I hear noises that sound like someone is tryin...