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Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have passed. It also provides a support system for those who are currently battling cancer. This...

Marketing dinner features female speakers

Marketing dinner features female speakers

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

April 13, 2016

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron-Canton chapter held their monthly dinner meeting at The Tangier in Akron on Tuesday, April 12. Three female members of NSME Norma Rist, Jane Vassas, and Jennifer Chernisky spoke about their experiences in entrepreneuring and business for the ...

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 13, 2016

Twelve University of Akron sororities and fraternities sang and danced to raise money for children with cancer by competing at the 83rd annual Songfest competition last Sunday at E.J. Thomas Hall. Hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and a committee of chapter representatives,...

Song Fest raises record breaking numbers

Song Fest raises record breaking numbers

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 13, 2015

UA’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life presented the 83rd annual Songfest. This year, Songfest raised a record breaking $8,059.75 for the children of Camp Quality and their families. It was an afternoon of Greek pride and unity at E.J. Thomas on Sunday, April 12. Songfest is a fundraiser in which...

Federal lawsuit against UA chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Federal lawsuit against UA chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 16, 2015

A student has filed a federal lawsuit against UA’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity chapter, several of its members, and several UAPD officers in connection with a fight at the fraternity last year. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Gabriel Dorsey went to a party at the...

New fraternity house under construction

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 24, 2015

Tau Kappa Epsilon is currently rebuilding their fraternity house on 465 Carroll St. They are planning for it to be completed by June. Their former house, located at 116 Fir Hill, was demolished last spring because the 100-year-old structure was falling apart. Over the last couple of years, they...

Fraternal colony on campus

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 24, 2015

Phi Sigma Kappa is currently revamping their fraternity after their chapter was removed from UA’s campus. Starting with all new members, they are trying to gain new recruits and show they have improved. Phi Sig is on probation as a colony, which means their national fraternity is testing the viability...

‘Wild’n Out Comedy Jam’

‘Wild’n Out Comedy Jam’

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

February 24, 2015

Akron’s National Panhellenic Council presented the Wild’n Out Comedy Jam at the Student Union on Feb 19. Students packed into the ballroom to laugh and participate in games with improv comedians in honor of Black History Month. The concept of a Wild’n Out comedy show is having two teams of comedians...

Insider’s perspective: Greek life

Insider’s perspective: Greek life

By Corinne Bittner

January 31, 2015

Greek life has a different connotation to everyone. To some, it may be the parties so often emphasized in movies, to others, an outlet for volunteering, and to the rest, a family. College years are full of unknowns; full of opportunities and experiences to try things you never expected to like or be...

Greek Life is good and fun

April 25, 2012

Written by: Zackary Betscher Greek is good: Being a part of Greek Life in college makes one’s college experience far better than not participating in Greek life. As I began college, I did not find friendships as close as I once had when I was in high school; I seriously considered leaving Akron un...

UA students walk the runway

March 29, 2012

Written by: Starr Davis The Beta Pi Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. showcased their seventh annual fashion show Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom. “It was different; it wasn’t anything I expected,” said Iyeshia Hood, a UA sophomore, after the show. Students at The University o...

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...

Greek Myth

August 10, 2011

By Russ Friend Sitting in the back of a lecture hall gives me a great view of other students. Down in front of me a few rows sit some fraternity fellows. These poor schmucks are sure geek for the Greek. I never knew so many pieces of clothing could be emblazoned with Greek letters that most of tho...