The Buchtelite

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

February 24, 2016

Students in UA's Undergraduate Student Government are currently working to give students access to affordable legal counsel through a non-profit organization called Student Legal Services. USG requires its members to partake in projects to better the University and provide students with convenient...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

University Council makes recommendations

University Council makes recommendations

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

March 11, 2015

University Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Union to discuss a number of topics and motions to recommend to president Scarborough.   “UC is a deliberative and representative body that makes recommendations to the President on long-range planning and inform...

First UA student to win Wasson Award

First UA student to win Wasson Award

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 24, 2015

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recently notified a UA student that she had won the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.   Senior Jenna Payne, a public relations major with a minor in sports management, received the award after being nominated b...

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who registered to audition will begin the first of two rounds of tryouts.   “Every judge will ha...

Rescue operations training

Rescue operations training

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

Students might have seen a dozen firetrucks and EMS vehicles between James A. Rhodes Arena and Kolbe Hall on Feb. 11 and 12. These drills were run by the Summit County Technical Rescue Operations whose abilities go beyond just firefighting and EMS.   The drills took place inside of a small tunn...