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Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

Zips for Akron Hope's first-place winning cupcakes.
April 27, 2016

University of Akron student organizations had the opportunity to compete in Cupcake Wars, hosted by the Zips Programming Network, on April 25 in the Student Union. Teams decorated their cupcakes with...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

March 5, 2016

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have...

Off-Campus Housing Fair presents cheaper options

Graduate student Sandeep Dudam learns more about his off-campus options.
March 2, 2016

Students were given an opportunity to explore their living options with the Spring 2016 Off-Campus Housing Fair on Tuesday, March 1. Sponsored by Off-Campus Living, 12 off-campus properties, financial...

Why C’s don’t get degrees

Why C's don't get degrees
February 24, 2016

A huge pet peeve of mine is hearing students say, “I do not care what my grade is, as long as I pass.” When I was an undergraduate and lived by this phrase for several years. Since then I have graduated...

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

Team from Phi Delta Pheta take part in the Zips for St. Jude all-nighter fundraiser.
February 17, 2016

Zips for St. Jude celebrates 10 years of collectively raising more than $300,000 for the children of St. Jude’s Research Hospital. For their main 2016 event, Zips for St. Jude held an all-nighter...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

John Messina is slimed during the event by Zac Steiner.
December 7, 2015

"Can you show everyone how big our whisk is?" Zips for St. Jude President Paige Schertzinger said as Zac Steiner, assistant director of Off Campus Student Services, brandished a two-and-a-half foot long...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity
December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m....

College Now educates students on debt

College Now educates students on debt
November 4, 2015

Student loan debt has risen to $1.2 trillion dollars; two-thirds of students graduating from US colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt, according to Forbes.com. College is...

Attacked by cash

Students played game similar to 'Deal or No Deal' in attempts to win gift cards.
ZPN hosts 'Deal or No Deal' -style game show
September 14, 2015

A handful of lucky students left the Student Union theatre a little bit richer last Friday, Sept. 11 during the Zips Programming Network’s Cash Attack event. Cash Attack is similar to the game show...

Recent scams affecting students – What to watch out for in ads

March 31, 2015

In the past few months, there have been numerous reports of students falling victim to dishonest schemes that could possibly leave students in thousands of dollars in debt. These dishonest schemes,...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget
March 4, 2015

For college students, saving money, or at least having money in your pocket, is vital. Whether one needs money for an emergency, to pay tickets, bills, or day-to-day meals, money is a must have. But...

More support from Knight Foundation

February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals...

Student government tracking use of tuition

Graphic by Michael Schwartz
January 22, 2015

  The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is currently in talks with university president, Scott Scarborough, to discover what student fees actually pay for. Just how expensive a university...

Snapcash sensation

Snapcash
November 24, 2014

On Monday, Nov. 17, Snapchat launched their first product created in partnership with another company known as Square. This is an app that allows individuals and merchants in the United States, Canada...

Running in the red

April 30, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Financial woes at The University of Akron have many students and faculty members concerned, as the university looks to face a projected $26.7 million deficit for the 2014 fiscal year. “I...

Surviving spring break 101

March 12, 2013

Abigail Chaff With spring break just around the corner, you may be making plans to have a totally awesome time somewhere warm and sandy. There are many hazards one must avoid while spring breaking. First...

Grant used to provide new internships and co-ops

March 7, 2013

Gabby Glandorf The University of Akron recently received a little under a million dollars through the Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops (OMIC) grant. “The goal of the grant is to open up new paid internship...

University receives nearly $1 million from state

January 29, 2013

Forrest Dukes The University of Akron recently received nearly $1 million for a campus-wide plan to help the students before and after graduating. “The commitment we are making to significantly expand...

Campus Shift saves money for students

September 27, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson The average student spends $1,000 on textbooks per year, which is a daunting amount for students who also pay for tuition, housing and other expenses. Campus Shift hopes...

UA tuition: tolerable?

September 5, 2012

Written by: Morgan LaValle Across the country, college students are struggling to afford another semester of education. With a dismal job market and a slowly recovering economy, receiving a higher education...

Akron's meal plan: leaving us hungry?

September 5, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf According to UA Dining Services, “Residence hall students are required to participate in the University dining plan options.” For most people, this just means selecting...

University of Akron spending: There are better ways to handle funds than on useless endeavors

April 25, 2012

Written by: David Sickels  The city of Akron is a city with a reputation. Akron will always be known in a broad sense for certain things, for better or for worse – rubber, Devo, polymer science, the...

Valentine's day date ideas that won't break the bank

February 8, 2012

By: Kayleigh Bracht Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with your wallet still empty from Christmas, you’re probably wondering how you can still make Valentine’s Day special without breaking...

President Proenza makes more than President Obama

October 24, 2011

By Jason Adams When I found out that, after his recent raise, The University of Akron’s President Proenza now makes more than the President of the United Sates, I was dumbfounded. I come from a background...

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