The Buchtelite

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Why we feel guilty for taking care of ourselves

Why we feel guilty for taking care of ourselves

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion-Editor

December 2, 2015

The other night I was sprawled out in my apartment with the covers pulled up to my neck. I started watching the infamous Buzzfeed videos on my laptop, then suddenly found myself watching Ted Talks a few hours later. I began to think of all of the things on my to-do list and important times I had yet t...

Weight gain, drunkorexia could result from alcohol

Peralta speaks about how men and women engage in unhealthy habits when consuming alcohol.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 10, 2015

Drinking in college has become a normality, but many students don’t realize the consequences of alcohol on their health and behavior. UA sociology professor Rob Peralta presented a lecture called “Weight Control Behavior and Alcohol Use Among College Students: Intersections of Body Image Norms, Sex...

Health Services warns of flu

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 9, 2015

Student Health Services has registered an increase in reports of flu cases this semester and has posted a list of advisements for students looking to protect themselves. The Center for Disease Control has also noticed an increase in cases on a national level. While flu related deaths have not significantly...

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

January 29, 2015

  The Nursing Center for Community Health at UA has received a $50,000 grant over 18 months from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. The grant will facilitate medical-legal partnerships for the patients that visit the clinic. Some of the patients The Nursing Center for Community Health...

America: biggest loser at losing weight

November 1, 2012

Written by: Alan Agnew I ask the reader to please cut the soft drinks, candy, desserts and bread out of their diet if he or she desires to avoid storing too much fat. Mayor Bloomberg proposed a ban on soft drinks over 16 oz. in size, but that rudeness doesn’t explain why people should stop drinking th...

New fee begins this semester at Student Health Services

September 13, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Some students may have gotten a surprise this semester when they saw
the new $15 nominal visit fee in Student Health Services. The new fee will offset rising health care costs, according to The
University of Akron's "About fees" website. According to Diane Fashinpaur, the director of Student Health

Palliative center celebrates its birthday

September 5, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Few people are aware of the world-renowned Palliative Care Center located right around the corner at Akron Children's Hospital. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has been improving the lives of children for the past ten years. Palliative care is designed...