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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

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

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

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.”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

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...

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

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...

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...

Volunteers package meals for the homeless

Raising awareness for homelessness

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...

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

What’s happening with Dining Services?

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...

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...

Libraries around campus are accepting nonperishable goods for library fines.

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...

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...

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

No food for the soul

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Diamond Delicatessen: A cut above the rest

January 24, 2012
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 employees greet their customers by their first names and inquire about their business and family life. The Deli, which has been under its current ownership for nearly 15 years, strives to make their customer service personal across its vast clientele. Serving anywhere from 200-400 sandwiches a day, the Deli houses a fast-paced atmosphere without being dismissive of its customers.

Ohio Burger makes changes

October 10, 2011
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 the Union and Catering Operation’s desire to compete with other on-campus eateries.
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