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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...

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

By Sofia, Arts & Life Editor

February 22, 2016

“It’s a lot of hard work and some great music. That's what people want,” said musician Mike Edel. Edel is an indie folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia who is making his debut in Akron as a part of his 2016 U.S. Winter Tour of the Mid-West. He will be performing his most recent album,...

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...

Welcome to China class

Welcome to China class

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

Learning a new language doesn't always have to be expensive and time-consuming. Graduate Assistant Chao Mu is teaching free beginning-level Chinese classes for UA students and faculty. Originally started in the spring semester, Mu wanted to continue the free lessons for the fall. This semester, the cl...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 29, 2015

What does it mean for a book to be in the public domain? And what are you doing this summer? According to the fifth edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary, public domain means “the condition of being free from copyright or patent and, hence, open to use by anyone.” Books in the public...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

February 9, 2015

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used for this season and next to give free tickets to young adults ages 25 to 40. ZipTix, the program...

Five pocket notes to help you save

Five pocket notes to help you save

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2015

Ever hear or even use the phrase, “I’m a broke college student?” Well, it didn’t come from nowhere. College students are notoriously known for being “broke” or “poor,” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many of us have been told multiple times by our parents to learn to save money...