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PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Archive

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct. It seems that within the last couple of years or so, there has been a movement in the U.S. to ...

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Archive

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you may be seriously contemplating. To keep the mood light, I will explain some interesting things you sho...

A look inside a march against Trump

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


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On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed, and the bigotry and fear that he has used and created to reach the highest political office in...

Give Trump a chance

By Teresa Donisi, td56@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


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I accepted the fact that Donald Trump won. I never liked Trump. I didn’t like the way he talked about women and disregarded them. Then again, I didn’t think Hillary was much better. I kept my thoughts to myself most of the time, though. I looked at it as more of choosing Voldemort or Doloris Umbridge. ...

Trump encouraging second votes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Archive

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is telling his supporters to go vote a second time. How is that possible? Is that possible? The obvious answer here ...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016


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With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and respond to the preferences of Ohio voters in a new project called Informed C...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 11, 2016


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Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president Sterling Galehouse received 57.6 percent of the vote, beating out Isaac Lampner and running-mate C...

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2016


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Through witty humor and political commentary, famed journalists Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke joined forces last Thursday to address political issues facing America today. The best-selling authors spoke in front of a large crowd at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of the 2016 John S. Knight Lectureship...

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials

No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his intent to finance the program through an excise tax on Wall Street trades hits home for public university...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing party. Just as disappointing is the average citizen’s proclivity to back anything said by their ...

Text, Talk, Vote Akron!

Text, Talk, Vote Akron!

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As traditional avenues for political engagement diminish, new means are required to get younger generations to participate in local civics. Around 50 University of Akron students gathered on Oct. 27 in the Honors College common room to voice their political concerns via text message at the “Text...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major and Phi Delta Theta fraternity member, has served in the USG senate as the Academic and Financial...

Early voting evens the playing field

September 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Written by: Kara Hemphill Early voting in Ohio, which has been a major topic of discussion recently, was restored when a judge ruled in favor of it last Friday. In August, Ohioans were unsure whether they would be able to vote on nights and weekends during the three days leading up to the election....

Political student organizations get ready for the upcoming elections

September 18, 2012


Filed under News

Written by: Morgan LaVallee In case you’ve forgotten, it’s election season. And with the elections comes a poisonous amount of propaganda and lies from both parties. But political rhetoric aside, this 2012 presidential election promises to be critically important for the economy, for the middle c...

Romney struggling to win home state

February 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Matthew Balsinger Mitt Romney’s campaign has taken on a desperate tactic: distance and defame. In Michigan, Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is flooding the airwaves with negative campaign ads attacking Rick Santorum, leaving Romney to focus on President Barack Obama in all of his s...