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Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money raised will benefit Haitian students in attending UA for a four-year term. The spaghetti dinner...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

UA’s Next Top Pizza

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 22, 2016

Over 90 students voted to decide The University of Akron’s Next Top Pizza at a fundraiser event on Feb. 18. The $1,000 raised will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank. UA’s Interfraternity Council hosted the event for the third year in the Student Union with pizza — lots of pizza. For 10...

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 9, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department teamed up with the athletic department to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend home football and basketball games until Dec. 21 to have the opportunity to “Cram the cROOzer.” A University Police cruiser...

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 9, 2015

This time of year is considered to be the most giving season of all. UA students, faculty, and staff have the chance to brighten the day of students who attend Helen Arnold Community Learning Center by participating in “Wrapping Night.” Hosted by Akron Hope, Wrapping Night will be held on Dec. 11 in ...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

December 7, 2015

"Can you show everyone how big our whisk is?" Zips for St. Jude President Paige Schertzinger said as Zac Steiner, assistant director of Off Campus Student Services, brandished a two-and-a-half foot long egg beater. As the 25-30 students in the Student Union Starbucks lounge watched, Steiner mixed...

Burns on branding, donors, education

Burns on branding, donors, education

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 2, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 30, UA Vice President of Advancement Lawrence “Larry” Burns was interviewed about the naming of the Honors College. After discussing details, Burns gave further comments on the University rebranding, along with his thoughts on its relation to donations, academic quality, and reputatio...

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...

Lambda Chi Alpha pulls in donations for local philanthropy

Lambda Chi Alpha pulls in donations for local philanthropy

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2015

The 45th annual Ball Tub Pull was held by the men of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the women of Delta Gamma sorority on April 18. It started at the Lambda Chi Alpha house at 94 Fir Hill and ended at Hardesty Park on Market Street.   This event raised over $400 in contributions, along with dona...

Zips Pantry provides students with essentials

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 9, 2015

The Zips Assistance Pantry returned this semester to help UA students by supplying them with basic essentials. The pantry was held in Polsky room 483 on April 8. The pantry is sponsored by the University Safety Consortium and Student Assistance Group, in partnership with the School of Social Work. The...

Running for a chance to win the battle

By Kaitlin Erdman, Writer

April 8, 2015

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight with those who are currently battling...

Library offers more than books

Library offers more than books

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 16, 2015

Campus libraries offer an alternative to paying cash for late fines that also benefits the Akron-Canton Food Bank, with food as an accepted form of payment. Through Sunday, April 5, the university accepts nonperishable food items as a payment for late book and laptop fees. Through collaboration with...

A week of awareness on deprivation

A week of awareness on deprivation

By Justin Cohen, Writer

November 17, 2014

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is in full swing at The University of Akron with a week full of events to learn, give back and gain from. The week of activities begins Nov.16 through Nov. 22., engineered by serveAkron, to bring attention to the daily difficulties that the impoverished face...

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2014

Give something more this holiday season. The UA community has the opportunity to give back with the Hope Tote donation drive, a toiletry drive in knowledge for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16 through 22. Essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shaving cream, deodorant,...

UA Students named man and woman of the year

March 22, 2012

Written by: Amy Nelson The Greek community at The University of Akron has been working for the past year to achieve high standards, increase community service hours and donation dollars and improve leadership skills. Sororities and fraternities were acknowledged for their achievements at the 36th annu...