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Music with a message

Music with a message

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

February 10, 2016

Music is nothing without meaning behind the message. Music is a display of an artist’s ability to showcase the world a bit of what’s happening in the current time. The day before her Super Bowl performance this past Sunday, Beyoncé broke the internet once again with her latest video “Formation....

Nile River basin cultures share traditions

Nile Project performers sing on stage at E.J. Thomas Hall.

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 2, 2015

The Nile Project’s members performed at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, March 1, to educate Akron through its interactive musical performance.   This traveling group demonstrates the musical, dress, language and cultural differences among the countries within the Nile River basin. It brings these...

ZPN brings henna to Akron

October 1, 2014

Zips Planning Network hosts Henna Night at The University of Akron.

Annual China Week returns

UA's annual China Week returns for a packed 2014 event.

By Mary C. Barrett, Writer

September 30, 2014

The University of Akron's China Week, sponsored by The Confucius Institute, invites the UA community to come and explore the many sides of Chinese culture. The many facets of Chinese culture will be represented in several events taking place starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. China Week has a lot to...

Around the World party creates unity

Performers show off their dance to the audience.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

September 23, 2014

Students and staff traveled the globe at the Around the World party in Quaker Square Station. Hosted annually by the Office of International Programs, guests had the opportunity to experience and celebrate different cultures, religions and music represented by UA students, faculty and staff. Upon...

Zips celebrate Diversity Week

A student practicing his cricket swing.

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 18, 2014

The University of Akron’s 13th annual Diversity Week, hosted by The Department of Student Life, is hosting five days of activities, entertainment, and interaction among students of different cultures. It will last from September 15 to September 19. “The goal of Diversity Week is to give increased...

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

Flags of the nations represented at the festival.

By William Singer, News Editor

September 17, 2014

  The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron brought a multicultural celebration to Akron’s Lock 3 Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Vendors from around the area sold ethnic cuisine, handmade goods and displayed their talents in live performances. The origins of the festival go...

Girl About Campus: Where have all the oddities gone?

November 1, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka I hope that this article makes sense to you, no matter your class standing. I remember a time when it was like an initiation into The University of Akron to see the Rapping Guy of Akron. It was a treat when the Troupe of Jugglers were practicing near Street Treats. And I’m sti...

Think, act, reflect

October 9, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Every day I find myself looking at other people and judging. I judge their looks, their habits, their ideas, their beliefs. I judge almost everything. Sometimes it’s almost like I can’t even control it. I look at someone, hear someone, read their opinions and think so man...