The Buchtelite

Exceptional people honored with LIFE awards

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 25, 2016

Many exceptional students, staff and faculty members were recognized with 2016 UA LIFE awards last Wednesday evening, April 20, at a large ceremony in the Student Union ballrooms. LIFE stands for legacy, integrity, fellowship and excellence; multiple awards with different titles and meanings wer...

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...

Good things come from cancer

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

October 28, 2015

We often think we have life figured out; but what if we don’t, and instead are leading a life aimlessly. Can one tragic incident change how we view our lives? I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015, her name is Sue Shrodes. Shrodes has been my confidant when I’ve needed...

Fair helps students make major life decisions

Fair helps students make major life decisions

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 1, 2015

All college students face the challenge of choosing a major; to help with that decision, UA Student Success hosted a Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 1 in the Union Ballroom A. The event provided students with information on majors, minors, and certificates from department faculty, according to John...

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...

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

April 2, 2013

Sarah Burdette 9:30 a.m. Saturday Class assembles as it normally does. Students young and old enter through the doorway, heading to their rightful places in class. The instructor starts warm ups as usual: stretching poses followed by jumping jacks to loosen up their muscles. “Ichi. Ni. San. Shi...

UA student values rescue pet’s life

UA student values rescue pet’s life

March 5, 2013

Victoria Teresko Owning an animal is often a joy that cannot be explained, but rather is felt in the owner’s heart. Often, the bond between pet and owner is stronger than bonds between people. However, what happens to animals that are neglected and sometimes abused? The Cleveland Kennel/Animal Co...

Girl About Campus: a commuter’s life for me

February 5, 2013

Helen Dauka The convenience of having a car on campus is undeniable, but I can’t always say the same for my class schedule. Sometimes I’ll be sprinting from class to class while other times I have hour-long breaks. While I would rather have the long break than the mini cardio workout, the long breaks ...