The Buchtelite

Conquering crutches

By Megan Hanft, Student Writer

May 4, 2016

Over the course of two semesters at The University of Akron, I have encountered numerous friends and students that are unable to fully participate in or efficiently get to class. The realization that some people struggle with these various tasks came to me when I had to help a friend on crutches make ...

Major change

Major change

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 20, 2016

Many college students have wondered whether or not they chose the right major or minor. Students have to decide their major as teenagers, and sometimes it is hard to be sure that major was the right fit for them. UA’s Counseling and Testing Center provided a workshop called “Not What I Wanted:...

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

By George Dunlap, Writer

April 13, 2016

The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center hosted a workshop called “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 12. This event was led by UA counselors Eric Hayden and Rebecca Crain. The workshop focused primarily on the risks of abuse in relationships,...

Alumni gives insight into history majors

Alumni gives insight into history  majors

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 23, 2015

A panel on Careers in History met in the Union on April 22 and featured several UA alumni who spoke about the benefits of declaring history as a major. The panel discussion was presented in partnership with the UA Career Center as well as the history department. The event was attended by both underclassmen...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 20, 2015

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer Week, collected donations from April 13 through April 17 at UA. Students and faculty could drop...

Zips Pantry provides students with essentials

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 9, 2015

The Zips Assistance Pantry returned this semester to help UA students by supplying them with basic essentials. The pantry was held in Polsky room 483 on April 8. The pantry is sponsored by the University Safety Consortium and Student Assistance Group, in partnership with the School of Social Work. The...

New positions posted

By Kelly Unger and Sofia Syed

April 8, 2015

Are you about to graduate in the spring, but unsure of how to find a job? Career Link, a website advocated by the Career Center, recently posted 106 new co-op, internship, and full-time job positions. This useful job e-board is free for students and faculty. Creating a profile on Career Link is...

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

April 8, 2015

Students are still able to receive online tutoring for free through the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative until the last day of classes on May 1. Started in 2010, the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative worked with 15 higher education institutions to more adequately reach and tutor the students among them. Now...

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...

Mentoring for any first-year students

Mentoring for any first-year students

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 11, 2015

There is a program at UA for both new students who need advice for college life and any experienced student who is willing to give that advice. The Office of Multicultural Development’s peer mentoring program has been around for more than 20 years, but recently has been growing and flourishing. “[Peer...

Students voluntarily give back, UA participates in local non-profit organizations

Students voluntarily give back, UA participates in local non-profit organizations

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 11, 2015

ServeAkron hosted its annual Spring Volunteer Fair Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union, where interested students learned about many opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities ranged from food donation centers to building houses for the less fortunate to engaging...

Students learn how to alleviate stress

Students learn how to alleviate stress

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2014

It is that time of the semester when students begin to realize that finals week is vastly approaching and winter break is around the corner. It also a time when many students begin to stress about balancing academics with their lives outside of the classroom. If students are aware of others in distress...

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2014

Give something more this holiday season. The UA community has the opportunity to give back with the Hope Tote donation drive, a toiletry drive in knowledge for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16 through 22. Essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shaving cream, deodorant,...

UA program leads students to success

February 26, 2013

Ranier Alexander Many students have been taking the “leadership challenge” this semester with UA Leads, which hosts a series of events that aim to help elevate and amplify students’ leadership skills. “UA Leads is a series of programs that are meant to, in essence, give everyone on campus the op...