The Buchtelite

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

Brent Wesley, owner of Akron Honey Company, caring for his bees.

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something quick. Don’t worry, I know the perfect place for you. Stray Dog Cafe, which stemmed from the Stray...

Cram with Greek life

Cram with Greek life

By Rebecca Schaming, Writer

May 4, 2016

Concerned about the library being packed for finals week? Join The University of Akron’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council for Cram Jam, which is a 45-minute study session with 15-minute breaks in between sessions. Cram Jam will be held in the Student Union room 312 on Monday, May 9  from...

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016

Some University of Akron students decided to end their semester with tiki torches, hula skirts, and a giant beach ball. These students attended the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) Hawaiian Festival in the Student Union on April 29. The event, ZPN’s last of the semester, featured Hawaiian-themed...

An apostrophe to Zak

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 21, 2016

Under the tender remembrance and hopeful charity of yesterday’s food-packaging event held in memory of Zak Husein, the UA student arbitrarily shot and killed last December, lies the quiet disclosure of a lesson to us all: to realize what we have. In the hustle of a University life, in the never-ending...

CBA International Day connects students

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

April 18, 2016

To learn more about different cultures, the College of Business Administration (CBA) held its annual International Day on April 13. Hosted by the CBA Graduate Cross Cultural Committee, International Day is an event where students from all different cultures can come together, connect, and learn about...

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

UA student Ben Holda, a sophomore, admires an artistic rendition of a map of Akron at Big Love Fest.

By Preston Davis, writer

March 16, 2016

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held March 12 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. In prior years, the festival was held at Musica, but the growing...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

3 Guys Pizza employee showcases winning pizza besides students Ryan Harty (left) and Matthew Yoder (right)

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...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Volunteers package meals for the homeless

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

November 19, 2015

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. ...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

Current view of what was previously Ohio Burger in the Student Union. Other venue construction going on around campus.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

August 22, 2015

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

March 18, 2015

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from Gary Goldberg, director of UA Dining Services and Administration. These responses contrast and serve...

Library offers more than books

Libraries around campus are accepting nonperishable goods for library fines.

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...

Mobile food comes to campus

Mobile food comes to campus

By Kamara Turner, News Writer

September 23, 2014

The University of Akron now has dining options for when you're on the go and on your way to class. Food Trucks are now available on Buchtel Mall, across the street from the Buckingham Building and by the Goodyear Polymer Building. The trucks that will be available this week are Sassy Dogs, JT's Barbecue,...

No food for the soul

Verses from the holy Quran, the sacred book of Muslims.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 23, 2014

It’s 3:43 a.m. and I’m piling as much food into my stomach as I possibly can. I guzzle down a bottle of water as I try almost unsuccessfully to keep my heavy eyelids open. I contemplate making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich only to realize there is just two minutes left before sunrise. Once...

Pita Pit opens another restaurant for local health “foodies”

January 31, 2013

Heather Beyer Local entrepreneur John Cavileer, opened a second Pita Pit location in Akron on Wednesday.   Calvileer’s first location can be found at 325 S. Main St. in downtown Akron.  “The first store in Akron is doing really well,” Calvileer said. “It is very convenient for lunch, an Ae...

Dinner with Diane

November 27, 2012

Written by: Diane Ferritto Two weeks ago I shared a little bit about my heritage and how my appreciation of food began.  I’m sure you know that just because your parents raise you a certain way, that doesn’t mean that you match a blueprint of upbringing.  If that were the case, I would not have...

Dinner with Diane

November 20, 2012

Written by: Diane Ferritto This past Thursday, I had the privilege of attending Goodwill's Taste of Vintage event. The annual event features a fashion show of all of the vintage attire that has been donated to Goodwill, along with a silent and live auction to raise money for Goodwill Industries of Ak...

Dinner with Diane

November 13, 2012

Written by: Diane Ferritto When you think "Italian," there are a few things that come to mind. One of the first is likely to be food. I like to think that my heritage has significantly contributed to my love of food. However, I didn't grow up with Jersey Shore-style Sunday dinners, or a large famil...

When hairy met sammie

October 23, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff The face of someone who has just found a hair in their food may be the most priceless face to behold. It is inevitably going to happen to you. No one is immune to the horror that is a loose hair, or even a bug in your just-purchased meal. Even when you are at home and you ...

Thrilla in manila

October 16, 2012

Written by: Ethan Robinson Featuring the global fried chicken king, weighing in at ten-piece bucket! Skinned, battered, deep-fried! They call him the colonel — you know his real name, folks: it’s KFC! (The crowd roars.) In the other corner, you have the scrappiest boxer of them all. He’s mean...

Girl About Campus: My year in Roo Commons

October 4, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka I was in love with Roo Commons. It was the first time I’d ever lived off campus. I was five minutes away from campus, two minutes away from McDonald’s, and oh-so close to the bars on Exchange. Life was going to be good. Aside from location, Roo Commons had great referrals ...

Akron meets Italy

September 27, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick Luigi’s has been serving home-cooked Italian cuisine since 1949, making it one of the longest-running Italian restaurants in Akron. Such a legacy doesn't come easily to most restaurants, but Luigi’s has kept their recipes the same since day one, and their staff is so loya...

Akron's meal plan: leaving us hungry?

September 5, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf According to UA Dining Services, “Residence hall students are required to participate in the University dining plan options.” For most people, this just means selecting a dining plan during the spring and forgetting about it until the next semester starts. No one r...

For the late night cookie lover

September 5, 2012

Written by: Miranda Santos Wandering freshmen students won’t be the only new addition to the downtown Akron scene. After one month, Insomnia Cookies has introduced themselves to the Main Street block in downtown Akron with enthusiasm. Open until 3 a.m., Insomnia Cookies has established themselves...

The Golden Dragon restraunt; a cultural dining experience

March 29, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick Golden Dragon Restaurant, located on State Rd., truly offers their guests a unique dining experience. Serving both Chinese and Japanese cuisine, the restaurant not only offers the best of both countries, but also has a décor that is ornate and luxurious. Upon entering, I wa...

Diamond Delicatessen: A cut above the rest

January 24, 2012

By: Kate Powell As college students, good food and good food ideas are always a top priority. Luckily for us, downtown Akron houses a variety of restaurants for all tastes. Recently, I stopped in for lunch at the Diamond Delicatessen on South Main. I was met by an old-school atmosphere where the em...

Ohio Burger makes changes

October 10, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman Students who visit the Ohio Burger in the Student Union may have noticed some changes to the establishment made last week. The changes, which include a repositioning of the line and register, additional menu offers and a new 99-cent promotion, were prompted in response to congestion in...