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Makeup hacks for the college girl

By Elyssa Whiteside, emw79@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and you hit snooze five times. You planned to wake up, make yourself breakfast, put on your favorite jams, and get ready to kill your presentation at 8:30 a.m. While having the most amazing dream (you’re finally on a date with Zac Efron), your sixth snooze goes of...

Post-graduation depression

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This is the time to get a job where you actually look forward to going into work because you love what you...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer

May 4, 2016

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...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds

April 20, 2016

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology (IT). The panelists included three northeast Ohio chief information officers (CIOs): Sandy Rapp fro...

Men talk about sexual assault

Men talk about sexual assault

By George Dunlap, Writer

April 20, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) hosted Let’s talk! Men’s Action Night on Monday, April 28, which was a men’s sexual assault awareness discussion for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the presentation, the RCC gave the audience statistics about sexual assault. Approximately 80 percent of rape...

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

By Colleen Carroll

April 19, 2016

You may not have heard about The University of Akron’s English Equestrian team, but there’s a bit more to them than horseplay. The club, which was created in 2002, started this semester with only four members but through heavy recruiting has grown to its current headcount of 13. It’s a diverse ...

Away from the main

Away from the main

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m., will be at UA’s Wayne College, which is a 40-minute drive from downtown Akron. The last time a Board ...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 28, 2016

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12. Now in its seventh year, the Hult Prize is the world's largest student case competition, which ...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen students were interviewed last week about their college experience so far. K...

College Now educates students on debt

College Now educates students on debt

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2015

Student loan debt has risen to $1.2 trillion dollars; two-thirds of students graduating from US colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt, according to Forbes.com. College is expensive and many students have to take out loans to pay for higher education. Scholarships and gra...

Naming the Honors College

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

October 28, 2015

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute."  After rebranding UA as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” and adding the “Lebron J...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Educator by day; haunter by night

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2015

The price of college can make anyone feel scared; UA lecturer Ryan Pluta decided to capitalize on this fear by creating a haunted house to pay his way through college. Pluta is the successful business owner of The Carnival of Horrors, located at the Blossom Music Center. After Pluta graduated...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift and Richard Angeletti. Dear Dr. Scarborough: As the elected governing body, it is Undergraduate...

The importance of college student voting

The importance of college student voting

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

April 30, 2015

It’s about that time again. Politicians are announcing their candidacy for president, each one trying to convince the greatest number of Americans why they are worthy to lead this great nation. In the end, one candidate will take home the grand prize: the title of President of the United States of...

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

By Courtney Powell, News Writer

April 23, 2015

The first female to score points in an NCAA Division I-A football game shared the same fate as many other female college students: she was raped. On Tuesday, April 21, Katie Hnida came to UA to tell her story; students gathered in the Union ballrooms to listen. Although her life has been filled with...

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

April 6, 2015

There is one thing that seems to weigh on every student’s mind as they move further into their major: internships. Trying to find an internship is a stressful process for students and the “I” word seems to be a dark cloud that constantly hovers over the student body. College puts this idea in students’...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2015

For college students, saving money, or at least having money in your pocket, is vital. Whether one needs money for an emergency, to pay tickets, bills, or day-to-day meals, money is a must have. But what about the times when a person doesn’t have money and finds themselves calling mom and dad to...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 12, 2015

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to create a nine-member Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency. This group’s goal is to lower the...

Mentoring for any first-year students

Mentoring for any first-year students

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 11, 2015

There is a program at UA for both new students who need advice for college life and any experienced student who is willing to give that advice. The Office of Multicultural Development’s peer mentoring program has been around for more than 20 years, but recently has been growing and flourishing. “[Peer...

Kick old habits now or die trying

Kick old habits now or die trying

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 24, 2014

It was an inconspicuous Saturday evening when I had just gotten off of work and my sister, mother, niece and nephew were to arrive at the door of my house, at The University of Akron. It wasn’t long until my sister discovered the unintended science experiment that consisted of my entire kitchen. It...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

October 15, 2014

  The Counseling and Testing Center hosted the “Working on Purpose (Deciding on a Major or Career)” workshop in Simmons Hall Conducted by Kai-Rai Prewitt, and Michael Cadaret, both carry a master in art. The seminar held on Monday, Oct. 13 focused on the exploration of students’ interests,...

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...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

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?

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

August 25, 2014

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

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

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...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

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.

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors and 28 students has grown over the century to 100 professors and 2,800 students. The college...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 26, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

UA plans next chapter with new president

UA plans next chapter with new president

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 16, 2014

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough made his first appearance as the university’s next president in a public forum on May 12. ...

Party like a college student

January 25, 2012

By: Jaclyn Wloszek It’s 1 a.m.; life is a whirlwind of colors. You are laughing about something that that bartender said. Your ears are ringing; the song “Levels” by Avicii is playing. People are pressed up against you; normally you are claustrophobic but it doesn’t seem to matter much toni...

Attending college out of state

November 15, 2011

By: Ellyn Sjoquist Prompted by the current economic environment, families with graduating high school seniors may find themselves analyzing the costs of a college education with more intense scrutiny. According to Businessweek, fewer students justify the added cost of out-of-state tuition and fees and instead opt to enr...

Don't forget the commuters

October 3, 2011

By: Starr Davis Fall Semester is filled with on-campus events and activities to get the school year started off right; however, most commuters are not aware of this. Students who live on campus, especially in a residence hall, have an advantage over students who live off campus in going to these e...

The commuter's college experience

September 6, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A commuter’s college experience is much different from the college experience most people expect; there are no instant friends, commuters won’t be eating the quintessentially dreadful food from a dining hall, they don’t have to buy a horde of organizers so their things can...

The Roo Express: rolling out a new weekend route

September 1, 2011

By: Molly Gase The Roo Express Shuttle bus has been a staple throughout campus, shepherding students from one end of campus to the other in an expedited way.  These buses are seen on a normal basis at locations such as the Student Union, Polymer circle, the drive between the J.A.R and the Rec and ...

Parking wallet-ache

August 10, 2011

By Brien Croff Do you remember walking back to your car to find a parking ticket on your windshield and thinking, “Are you serious?”  If so, you are one of many students who has faced this irritation. If not, and you do commute, you are lucky. In the past, if your meter ran out of time, you had...