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Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at 11 p.m. According to a Facebook event entitled “Trump Protest, Akron,” protesters will meet in the parking ...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase

The University of Akron men’s soccer team captured its 13th MAC championship this past weekend right here in Akron. After defeating Western Michigan for the second time this past week on Friday by a score of 4-0, the Zips held on to a 2-1 lead in the championship match on Sunday to outlast Buffalo. ...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In 2014 the degree program, along with 54 others, was suspended because of low...

Students retell voices of Vietnam

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Theater

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three million Vietnamese who died in that same war, that wall would be four-and-a-half miles long. ...

Remembering Joe Benes

Remembering Joe Benes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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 & Technical Support in the Myers School of Art, whom most photography students went to for signin...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential election. Kate Mulgrew (“Red”) and co-star Taylor Schilling (“Piper”) came to UA as part of a nat...

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, amf109@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties are locked and secured. Gooding explains that a rash of thefts happens every few years, where bicycles...

Trustees look to name president, provost

Trustees look to name president, provost

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting to discuss the removal of the word “interim” from the titles o...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled that he inadvertently ingested the drug. The decision came just ...

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

There are two student trustees at The University of Akron. They are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees, and are supposed to give input on pertinent issues from a student’s perspective at Board meetings, as well as represent UA students at events and meetings. Student trustees are appointed...

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers came to discuss in the Student Union Theatre last night, an event put on by UA’s Student 2 ...

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both of whom resigned in September. Behrman has previously been appointed to the EXL Center as faculty coordination adv...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s mission is to raise money to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which seeks to aid those with ...

Importance of formulating political beliefs

Importance of formulating political beliefs

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For many freshmen in college, this is the first time they are able to vote in a big election; being knowledgeable about candidates, issues, and politics in general is key. Though it is apparent through The Buchtelite’s political Campus Voice segments of the past few weeks, many Zips have said politics...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                                                       The initiative is dubbed “The Experiential Learnin...

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant director of Student Life, organized the event to engage students, staff, and faculty in service...

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ohio Governor John Kasich has been pushing universities to maker...