The Buchtelite

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

UA student Ben Holda, a sophomore, admires an artistic rendition of a map of Akron at Big Love Fest.

By Preston Davis, writer

March 16, 2016

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held March 12 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. In prior years, the festival was held at Musica, but the growing...

Students dive into diversity

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with an eye-opening experience that would help them realize that everyone is more alike than different, reg...

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...

Rudy Francisco exposes social problems through slam poetry

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 12, 2015

Spoken Word Poet Rudy Francisco demonstrated his oratorical prowess for UA students in the Student Union piano lounge on Tuesday,  Feb. 10. UA’s Residence Hall Program Board collaborated with Sigma Lambda, an honorary student service organization, to host Francisco. This event was one of t...

Couples resolve conflicts in time for Valentines Day

By Courtney Powell, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

  Valentines Day is just around the corner, and the Clinic of Individual and Family Counseling is putting on a couples retreat. “Lack of communication is the number one reason that couples cannot flourish and resolve conflict. Without communication they are not going to have an open forum,...

Relationships: make it or break it

Graphic by Ted Boyer

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 4, 2015

On Feb. 4, UA Counselors Sara Rieder Bennett and Barry Brady offered solutions to relationship problems with their seminar, “Supersize your Relationships.” The interactive PowerPoint presentation was based around different types of relationships—relationships with professionals, friends, family...

Reflections on relationships and love

By Abigail Chaff

April 11, 2013

Abigail Chaff When you are in your early twenties, relationships can often be fleeting. You are always meeting new people. In the rush of college, it can seem difficult to keep something steady. But every once in a great while you can stumble into true love. The first second we locked eyes I kn...

The allure of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

Beau Brown Another day, another dollar, or in the case of Valentine’s Day, another $30 spent on a cliché bouquet of roses, some type of delectably fattening chocolates and a romantic comedy featuring a chiseled, shirtless man and an independent woman who succumbs to his charming personality. Ye...

Love vs. Lust

February 14, 2013

Ranier Alexander “Love and Happiness. Yeah. Something that could make you do wrong, make you do right.” This was said brilliantly by Al Green, one of the greatest R&B, soul and gospel artists of his time. This quote states that love can drive a person to commit acts of extreme compassion and s...

Dear Miranda

February 7, 2013

Miranda Roth This guy and I have been hanging out and talking for about a month now. He’s never been in a relationship before, but I know we like each other. I keep expressing my feelings in small ways such as letting him know I would like to get to know him better, but he just doesn’t respond to anyth...

Dear Miranda: What is true love?

January 31, 2013

Miranda Roth What is true love?   This is the question that drives everyone to either hide or go on the hunt. Honestly, true love doesn’t happen in a day and it isn’t something that you feel either. This is the biggest lie that we believe. We think that true love is something you know; that it’...