The Buchtelite

The struggle of addiction

Author David Sheff speaks to audience about his son's addiction.

By Baylee Diedrich, Writer

October 14, 2015

Addiction, abuse, struggle, and willpower are all words that author David Sheff knows very well. “Beautiful Boy” author and father, David Sheff, talks about his oldest son, Nick, and his alcohol and drug addiction that lasted for 10 years. On Oct. 13, Sheff visited E.J. Thomas  to talk and ...

Author of “Beautiful Boy” to speak at UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015

Addiction is an ongoing tragedy throughout the world; it can shake up someone’s life and take a toll on family and friends. David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy,” has first hand experience with seeing someone he loves transform into an addict. Sheff’s son, Nick, struggled with a crystal meth addiction...

Turmoil for the Zips

Turmoil for the Zips

March 12, 2013

D.J. Johnson A week ago, the Akron Zips won their second consecutive conference regular season championship, securing the number one seed in MAC tournament and what looked to be a definite path into the championship game. Now, a different team without point guard Alex Abreu, the Zips head into Friday’s semifinal game coming off a 68-64 loss to...