The Buchtelite

Santa Zippy, hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa Zippy and students.

By John Rachal, Writer

December 9, 2015

UA’s beloved mascot Zippy helped spread holiday cheer around campus with the event “Pictures with Santa Zippy” on Dec. 8 during the afternoon in the Student Union. The event was hosted by the university’s communications and marketing department. Students and passers-by were encouraged to t...

Celebrate the season without the stressors

By Natalyia Calhoun, Student Writer

December 2, 2015

During the holiday season, many students are more prone to stress than any other time of the year. Stress could be the result of frantically getting the perfect gifts together for loved ones, friends, and even roommates. Even the thought of what to eat, how to prepare, and where it will all take plac...

Quality over controversy

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

November 11, 2015

A red cup. Recently, this simple, inanimate object has created quite a bit of controversy in the news and social media. To most people, Starbucks’ infamous red cup creates feelings of warmth and comfort during the holiday season. But this holiday season, the popular red cup is brewing strife among...

Holliday at the Hower House

December 6, 2012

Written by: Juliana Amir The Hower House was built in 1871, during the Victorian era. In those times, Christmas wasn't a simple holiday, but rather a grand event where warm gestures and elaborate decorations were a must. Walking in is a treat to the senses. Troubles are checked at the door as rela...

Our View: Christmas means something different to everyone

December 4, 2012

My favorite Christmas goes back to 1999, when I woke up to find that I had gotten a new sled and Pikachu slippers. I was eight years old at the time, and anything pertaining to Pokemon was like God’s gift to Earth, in my eyes. On top of the Pikachu slippers, I got a Pikachu doll and Pokemon stickers,...

Deck the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

December 4, 2012

Written by: Brenda Costarella With a cold snap in the air and the snowflakes making their debut this past weekend, the feeling of the holidays is certainly at hand. What could heighten those feelings of Christmas joy more than to indulge in a special tradition at the place that an Akron family onc...

Lighting ceremony kicks off the holiday season

November 27, 2012

Written by: Alicia Seitz As T.K. O’Grady from WONE radio station counted down, the lights in downtown Akron turned on, followed by Lock 3’s lights, and finally the Christmas tree covered in ribbons, LED lights and the star on top. The lights came on Friday during the first snowfall of the year as p...

Holiday Tree Festival lights up John S. Knight Center

November 27, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer The Akron Children’s Holiday Tree festival holds a special significance to everyone who makes it a part of their holiday traditions. Since its inception in 1982, volunteers for the festival have raised more than $3 million dollars to benefit the patients and families at ...

Thanks for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is easy to bypass the holiday altogether and simply say “It’s almost Christmas!” I am saddened to see Christmas lights already up and to hear Christmas music already on the radio. Thanksgiving is a time of remembrance and ...