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Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money raised will benefit Haitian students in attending UA for a four-year term. The spaghetti dinner...

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

By John Rachal, Writer

February 17, 2016

Zips for St. Jude celebrates 10 years of collectively raising more than $300,000 for the children of St. Jude’s Research Hospital. For their main 2016 event, Zips for St. Jude held an all-nighter in the Student Union Ballrooms to raise funds from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Zips for St. Jude is a student...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

December 7, 2015

"Can you show everyone how big our whisk is?" Zips for St. Jude President Paige Schertzinger said as Zac Steiner, assistant director of Off Campus Student Services, brandished a two-and-a-half foot long egg beater. As the 25-30 students in the Student Union Starbucks lounge watched, Steiner mixed...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

Making Strides toward a cure

Making Strides toward a cure

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the American Cancer Society hosted its 16th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5k walk which took place on UA’s campus. Registration, the kickoff program, and the Survivor Lap were hel...

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2015

More than 210,000 people in the state of Ohio live with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and about 13,000 of them live in Summit County, according to Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and has been fundraising since...

Hower House holds artisan fair

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 13, 2015

The Hower House Museum presented the Artisan Fair, which featured numerous vendors, many of whom are native to the Akron and Northeast Ohio area. The fair sold a wide range of artisan products including chocolates, jewelry, purses, and soaps. The fair filled the antique three story house. Sherrell...

Send a song to your valentine

Send a song to your valentine

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2015

UA’s Trombone Association wants to bring the spontaneity back into Valentine’s Day by offering a different kind of valentine. For only $25, a tuxedo- clad trombone trio will serenade your sweetheart. Trombone valentines will be available to order until Friday on Feb. 13. Each valentine comes with...

Students help one of their own

Students help one of their own

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 11, 2014

    A student at The University of Akron is hosting a fundraiser to support his mother’s recovery after a serious accident. Lucas Budd, an exercise science major, along with the Exercise Science Club, are selling T-shirts to raise money for medical expenses. The T-shirts are selling...