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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, and Annie Lederman (left to right) answer questions texted in by the audience at the end of the comedy show.

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor February 1, 2016

“I look at life like a glass half full of vodka, and then I drink it,” said Nicole Byer, a comedian for MTV’s Girl Code. Nearly 1,000 students attended Girl Code Live in the Student Union Ballroom...

The cast of The Comedy of Errors performs at UAs Sandefur Theatre on Thursday evening.

‘Comedy of Errors’ shakes up UA

By Jaclyn Scarborough and Logan Lane November 10, 2015

The University of Akron theatre department is currently performing Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in the Sandefur Theatre at Guzzetta Hall. Opening night took place Nov. 5 and will continue...

Competing comedians perform improvisational sketches in Union ballroom

‘Wild’n Out Comedy Jam’

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer February 24, 2015

Akron’s National Panhellenic Council presented the Wild’n Out Comedy Jam at the Student Union on Feb 19. Students packed into the ballroom to laugh and participate in games with improv comedians in...

Lithgow presents at E.J. Thomas

April 23, 2013

Zaina Salem Akron gave a warm welcome to award-winning actor John Lithgow on April 18. Raised in Akron, this was Lithgow’s first time visiting in 52 years. He addressed his audience at E.J. Thomas...


April 18, 2013

Katelyn Freil The Starbucks at the Student Union was filled Tuesday evening with students eager to see the post-modern vaudeville duo Dakaboom. Dakaboom, comprised of Ben McLain and Paul Peglar, mixes...

The voice of Goofy stops by UA

March 7, 2013

Alexandra Didato The Student Union Theater was packed Wednesday afternoon as Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy, spoke about leadership at Sigma Lambda’s UA Leads program. Farmer opened up...

Comedian George Wallace returns to Akron

October 11, 2011
When first notified with the news that I was to interview Akron University Alumni and Comedian George Wallace, I was extremely nervous. I had never interviewed a celebrity before and was unsure what to expect. Anxiously, I dialed the number to Wallace’s agent. She gave me his personal number and told me that he would be expecting my call.
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