The Buchtelite

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, Showcase

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. The idea came about during a conversation between student Justin Cohen and Asso...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU) from Jan. 10-17. The study abroad program, part of a Leadership Experience Project, occurred for...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Raising awareness for homelessness

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

November 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Financially supporting oneself can be a challenge — people may turn to the government for help, but is it really enough? One in seven individuals in the Akron-Canton area is food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food, according to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. ...

Students honor Earth Day

Students honor Earth Day

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In honor of Earth Day, a tree was planted outside of the Union by the Honors Complex and Orr Hall Government from Residence Hall Council and Brian and Company from Tallmadge Landscaping Company. Travis Pero, president of Honors Complex and Orr Hall Government from RHC said, “Were hoping to do this...

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant director of Student Life, organized the event to engage students, staff, and faculty in service...

‘Cuts for a Cause’

‘Cuts for a Cause’

By Kelly Unger, Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Women take pride in how their hair looks; it is a statement of identity. But women who undergo treatment for cancer might lose their hair. On Tuesday, April 14, UA hosted "Cuts for a Cause,” an event that accepted donations for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program. This is the second time UA has...