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Brent Wesley, owner of Akron Honey Company, caring for his bees.

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

1045 Jefferson Ave (beehives) 106 N Main St (skin care production space)
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 8, 2016

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.”...

NOTO North is located across from Luigi's Italian Restaurant.

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

106 North Main Street & 76 South Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 5, 2016

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features...

Time Traveler Records is your one stop destination for new and used vinyl and CD's.

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

118 W. Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 30, 2016

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

22 High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is...

In Canada, your milk will come in a plastic bag.

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you...

Pick up a festive pie or cake during Sweet Mary's Bakery's extended Thanksgiving hours.

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

76 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 21, 2016

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

74 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 16, 2016

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

75 S. Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something...

Post-graduation depression

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This...

Enter BLU Jazz + by entering the alley to the right of the sign. The entrance is on top of a small parking lot across from Ely Road Boutique and near Musica.

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

47 E Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality...

Male birth control study

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

A new form of male birth control was being studied, but trials ceased due to the side effects men were experiencing. A hormone shot that lowered sperm count was given to the male trialists every eight...

Trump encouraging second votes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is...

Photo courtesy of The University of Akron

Remembering Joe Benes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 26, 2016

On Monday evening, Oct. 24, Joe Benes of UA’s photography department passed away unexpectedly due to complications from surgery. Benes was a well-known staff member of Photography Instructional &...

I Need Planned Parenthood

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 26, 2016

I’m pro-choice and I’m in control of my body. I first went to Planned Parenthood over two years ago for medical reasons. After prolonged pelvic pain, which at the time I thought was being caused...

One of the Firestone Metro Park locations in Akron.

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 19, 2016

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If...

My cone of Pav's recent Pikachu flavor. It's cake batter ice cream with crushed Kit Kat bars.

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

3769 Manchester Road
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 12, 2016

As I’m sure you gathered from my first Hidden Gem of the semester, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, I  consume too much ice cream. I worked at an ice cream parlor for about five-and-a-half years, which has...

The third floor of Kolbe Hall needs to be your new study spot.

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 10, 2016

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 5, 2016

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet...

A glimpse at some of the merchandise at Rubber City Clothing.

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

18 N. High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 3, 2016

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those...

THE REEL: Film Reviews

By Kelcie Erbse "The Film Addict" September 28, 2016

Film: Magnificent Seven There are different types of people when it comes to seeing a movie: people who strictly pirate, those who go just for date night, the occasional goers, or even those who get...

Photo courtesy of oneofakindpets.com

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

1929 W. Market St
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 28, 2016

I encourage everyone to adopt from this shelter. It’s a non-profit organization that is funded by donations. From its website, oneofakindpets.com, this is its mission statement: “One of a Kind Pet...

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The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

39 Westgate Circle, Westgate Shopping Center
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect...

Why Akron is a little weird

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 21, 2016

I sincerely love Akron. I was born here and as much as I like living here, I have noticed some things that have struck me as a little weird. We still get nerdily excited when we see the Goodyear blimp,...

My giant wobbly pile of thrift store jeans to try on.

Village Discount Outlet: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-22-16

193 E Waterloo Road
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 21, 2016

I’m a self-proclaimed master at thrifting. I step out of the house in an outfit made entirely of thrift store finds and still feel like a billion bucks. I love when someone compliments me on something...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

421 Spicer Street
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 15, 2016

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across...

Fourteen Things Every Freshman Needs to Hear

By Teresa Donisi
September 13, 2016

  Do your homework & assignments. Hey guys, mom here. Not really, but one big thing a lot of freshmen don’t seem to understand is how important homework and assignments really are. Trust me:...

Entrance of Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

437 Crouse Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 12, 2016

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes?...

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

21 Maiden Ln
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 7, 2016

During the last few weeks of the summer I was on a date night with my boyfriend. As we were walking down High Street near Nightlight Cinema, I noticed a quirky ice cream sign on the side of a brick building....

Army Sgt. Kyle White

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

By Michelle DeShon , Writer February 22, 2016

A Medal of Honor recipient came to The University of Akron on Friday, Feb. 19 to speak about his time spent on duty overseas. Army Sgt. Kyle White received a Medal of Honor, the U.S.’s highest military...

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer September 30, 2015

“In the four years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen the room this full,” said USG President Taylor Swift while addressing the audience at last week's student government senate meeting. Sixteen...

Cloudy with a chance of emails

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer April 1, 2015

UA’s email system is changing; however, those affected might not even notice. The current “on-premise” system, Microsoft Exchange 2007, will change to a new “cloud-based” system, Exchange...

New survey assessing sexual misconduct, behavior

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer March 9, 2015

UA recently released a survey that aims to assess the state of sexual misconduct on campus.   “I believe the survey is a powerful first step in understanding sexual misconduct at The University...

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