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Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Archive

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 their respective themes for a chance to win $300, $200, and $100 for the first, second, and third...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

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 caught and shut down UA’s attempts to circumvent Ohio’s prohibition on raising tuition at publ...

Off-Campus Housing Fair presents cheaper options

Off-Campus Housing Fair presents cheaper options

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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 corporations, and on-campus options were presented in the Student Union. The housing fair allowed...

Why C’s don’t get degrees

Why C’s don’t get degrees

By Kortney Ferrell, Student Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Showcase

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 with a passing, but lower than most, grade point average. When I graduated, I applied for several posi...

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

By John Rachal, Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 in the Student Union Ballrooms to raise funds from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Zips for St. Jude is a student...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"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 egg beater. As the 25-30 students in the Student Union Starbucks lounge watched, Steiner mixed...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

College Now educates students on debt

College Now educates students on debt

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 expensive and many students have to take out loans to pay for higher education. Scholarships and gra...

Attacked by cash

Attacked by cash

By Israa Eddeb, Online Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 Deal or No Deal—it includes a set of numbered boxes that the contestants pick, trying to find the ...

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

By Sara Syed, Writer

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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, or scams, can victimize unsuspecting students. One of the most well-known places where students are...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

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 what about the times when a person doesn’t have money and finds themselves calling mom and dad to...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under News

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 of the Knight Foundation is to facilitate connections and opportunities within the community of Akron...

Student government tracking use of tuition

Student government tracking use of tuition

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  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 education is can be seen on regular bills; what can’t be seen is exactly where all of that money...

Snapcash sensation

Snapcash sensation

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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 and Japan to accept offline debit and credit cards on their iOS, Android, or tablet computer. The app...

Running in the red

Running in the red

April 30, 2013


Filed under News

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 want to know how the university is in such a hole,” junior education student Rachel Ake said. “I’m spending $5,0...

Surviving spring break 101

Surviving spring break 101

March 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

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 of all, try to avoid incarceration. A little tip is to keep around $500 hidden somewhere in you...

Grant used to provide new internships and co-ops

March 7, 2013


Filed under News

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 and co-op opportunities for students so that they can get real world experience before they go o...

University receives nearly $1 million from state

January 29, 2013


Filed under News

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 co-ops and internships delivers on our strategic goals to focus on student success, increase graduat...

Campus Shift saves money for students

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 to alleviate some of these costs. Campus Shift, a business founded by University of Akron alumnus...

UA tuition: tolerable?

September 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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 remains the best option for Americans. However, in this difficult economic time, the price ...

Akron's meal plan: leaving us hungry?

September 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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 a dining plan during the spring and forgetting about it until the next semester starts. No one r...

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

April 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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 home of LeBron, the Hower House, the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, The Black Keys, blimps. I ...

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

February 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 the bank. Whether this is your first date or you’ve been together for years, there are plenty of ac...

President Proenza makes more than President Obama

October 24, 2011


Filed under Opinion

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 where there is such a thing as too much. Do you need three or four cars? Do you need two or three ho...