The Buchtelite

Farewell!

Farewell!

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

May 4, 2016

It’s the end of another semester, another school year, and truly we hope the best for you both during finals and afterward. (Even if it seems unlikely, you will do better than you think if you believe it to be so.) For those who are graduating forever, farewell! For those whose completion o...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan

March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this morning explaining how to vote. There is also a link to the bio page of the candidates. Voting...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

By Natalie Orr, Writer

December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at Suffolk County Community College. The first day of the trip was spent exploring New York City and ...

Law debate on minimum wage

By Natalie Orr, Writer

November 18, 2015

Last Tuesday, Nov. 17, The University of Akron’s law school hosted a debate that posed the question of whether or not raising the minimum wage would be helpful or hurtful to the American public. The debate was between Curtis Dubay, a research fellow in tax and economic policy at the Heritage Fo...

Students face off, civilly

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

November 2, 2015

The College Republicans and the College Democrats met in Kolbe Hall last Thursday, Oct. 29, for their first annual debate. The event was hosted by No Labels of Akron and Pi Sigma Alpha.   The purpose of the event was to “foster bipartisan dialog between the parties,” according to moderator Dav...

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 11, 2015

Students gathered in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge on Wednesday evening for USG’s presidential and vice-presidential candidate debate. The two candidates for president are Garrett Scherba and Taylor Swift. Their running mates are Brandon Genetin and Ricky Angeletti, respectively. The presidential...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending with the award ceremony in Paul A. Daum Theatre on Sunday evening.  Speech and Debate Team Captain Lauren Fowkes placed in the final round of ...

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 4, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team may not be said to compete in a physical sport; but its lengthy season, combined with the workload and work ethic of its members, is the same as any other sport. The team sends students to around 25 tournaments on more than 15 weekends from late September...

Who’s really behind the gun

Who’s really behind the gun

By Ethan Robinson

April 11, 2013

Ethan Robinson Since the tragedy in Connecticut, new attention on this nation’s gun control policy has come into public scrutiny. First, to reassure everyone, the second amendment of the Constitution has been and will continue to be: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security ...

Art vs. Graphic Design

November 10, 2011

By: Brian Palubiak Many artists may think that design is too structured and not a real art form. On the other hand, many designers think art lacks structure and formal attributes. So where does fine art and graphic design cross, and where does it divert? The underlying structure of graphic design a...