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Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2019

On Aug. 17, Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will be hosting their 2019 Medina Summer show at the Medina Community Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, vendors will have 100 percent handmade items including rustic home decor, various styles of jewelry, artisanal bath and...

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief

April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words came from Ammar Husein, who spoke in front of about 450 people at a charity event held in honor of his...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

UA’s Next Top Pizza

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 22, 2016

Over 90 students voted to decide The University of Akron’s Next Top Pizza at a fundraiser event on Feb. 18. The $1,000 raised will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank. UA’s Interfraternity Council hosted the event for the third year in the Student Union with pizza — lots of pizza. For 10...

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. The idea came about during a conversation between student Justin Cohen and Asso...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

‘By The Kids For The Kids’ fundraiser for the Akron Children’s Hospital

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 30, 2015

In the holiday spirit of sharing and caring, Dance Marathon UAkron is holding a fundraiser called “By The Kids, For The Kids Silent Art Auction and Benefit Concert,” for Akron Children’s Hospital. “By The Kids, For The Kids” is on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union...

Donation drive to give back to Akron community

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 23, 2015

The winter holiday season is considered to be the most giving season of all. One way to help out this season is by participating in ServeAkron’s Winter Wishes Donation Drive. This annual donation drive offers two ways for students, faculty and staff to give back and help those who are less fortu...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Raising awareness for homelessness

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

November 19, 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. ...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

From cleaning train windows to creating holiday ornaments, more than 800 student volunteers from The University of Akron are expected to participate in the 11th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Make a Difference Day” is a day dedicated to giving back to the community and ce...

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2015

More than 210,000 people in the state of Ohio live with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and about 13,000 of them live in Summit County, according to Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and has been fundraising since...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 20, 2015

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer Week, collected donations from April 13 through April 17 at UA. Students and faculty could drop...

‘Cuts for a Cause’

‘Cuts for a Cause’

By Kelly Unger, Writer

April 15, 2015

Women take pride in how their hair looks; it is a statement of identity. But women who undergo treatment for cancer might lose their hair. On Tuesday, April 14, UA hosted "Cuts for a Cause,” an event that accepted donations for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program. This is the second time UA has...

Song Fest raises record breaking numbers

Song Fest raises record breaking numbers

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 13, 2015

UA’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life presented the 83rd annual Songfest. This year, Songfest raised a record breaking $8,059.75 for the children of Camp Quality and their families. It was an afternoon of Greek pride and unity at E.J. Thomas on Sunday, April 12. Songfest is a fundraiser in which...

Running for a chance to win the battle

By Kaitlin Erdman, Writer

April 8, 2015

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight with those who are currently battling...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti, created the project for his Honors Thesis with the help of Kevin Smith from the Institute of Leadership...

UA student turns dilemma into charity

UA student turns dilemma into charity

By William Singer, News Editor

October 6, 2014

  A UA student is turning a bad experience into something that could potentially help a greater cause. Chris Lewis, a junior in mechanical engineering, noticed a disturbing trend in recent weeks when a large group he played soccer with on a regular basis, which included both students and faculty,...

UA candidates get slimed for charity

UA candidates get slimed for charity

January 31, 2013

Katelyn Freil buchtelitenewseditor@uakron.edu A stage in the Student Union Starbucks was covered in green goo right out of a ‘90s Nickelodeon game show on Wednesday night as three prominent members of the University of Akron community were slimed for charity. Up ‘til Dawn, a student group that host...

My New Year’s resolutions

December 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I never really cared enough to make New Year’s resolutions. What’s the point of pretending that I’m going to change, I figure, when I have that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I’ll never follow through? So this year, I’m going to put out my re...

Student group builds for a good cause

November 29, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil In 1965, Millard and Linda Fuller visited Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Ga. Here, along with biblical scholar Clarence Jordan, Fuller developed the concept of helping people in need of housing. From this concept, Habitat for Huma...

The love movement is taking over

November 20, 2012

Written by: Brandon Winter What is the one thought that every person has as their life comes to a close? “Did I love?” “Did I love enough?” “Did the people around me know that I loved them?” “Was 
I loved?” It’s not “How much money did I make?”, “How many trips did I take...

Project RISE works to keep kids warm

October 25, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil It may seem warm out now, but many people are already getting out their scarves, heavy coats and warm blankets. Young students who are not fortunate enough to have warm blankets, are getting help from students and an organization called Project RISE. Project RISE, or Realizi...

Why support Relay?

April 17, 2012

Written by: Miranda Burbridge So you have some spare change or a large sum of money and you want to do some good.  What can you do? You could walk into the Student Union during lunchtime and throw it in the air while yelling “free lunch!” or you could donate to an organization that could turn ...

Humans vs. Zombies; Battle across UA’s campus raises money for charity

April 16, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase Phi Delta Epsilon is currently hosting Humans vs. Zombies on The University of Akron’s main campus to raise money for charity. The sign-up table for the event, where participants could pay and collect their orange bandanas labeling them as players, was placed on the second flo...

In support of Relay

April 16, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger I know many students on campus have heard of Relay For life, but many have never attended the event before. If those students were anything like me, they’ve never looked into the event nor thought they could really make a difference.  There are also many who might t...

Festival of Trees

November 30, 2011

By: Heather Beyer The Holiday Tree Festival featured magnificent displays of decorated full-size trees, wreaths, miniature trees and countless holiday creations. It also included local entertainment surrounded by 85,000 strings of dazzling lights. All display items are now for sale and proceeds help to sup...

The State of Relay

August 10, 2011

By Andrea Mazzocco In 2010, cancer became the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, 1,500 people per day died from cancer. It is a devastating disease, affecting every race, ethnicity, gender, age and class. It is very possible that almost every reader of this newspaper knows ...