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

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

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 a collection of women’s and men’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, bath and body p...

PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct. It seems that within the last couple of years or so, there has been a movement in the U.S. to ...

Before signing the lease

By Riley McMahon, rem70@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

One of the best parts about going to college is living on your own. Many students spend their freshman year living in a dorm, experiencing all of the firsts as a college student. Then, as a sophomore, they begin looking for something a little more grown up. This is the part in students’ college car...

Rare times with Trump

November 14, 2016

Having read the Nov. 3 “The choice is clear” editorial, I do hope readers visit goo.gl/7W90VD. These are rare times.  My personal introduction to the world stage came when I watched the murder of Israeli Olympians in 1972 on live TV at the age of 9. I grew up in a family which espoused multi-l...

Pins for safety

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016

Have you noticed people wearing single safety pins on their shirts? It sounds like some crazy fashion trend of the 80’s but it’s actually a powerful signal to those around you that you love and support people of all backgrounds. As reported by many major news outlets, there has been an increa...

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 by ovarian cysts, I finally had a consultation with my doctor. I was sent away with no definite an...

It’s Not Too Bad Being Basic

By Kaylee Budd, kfb11@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

It’s fall time and there is proof of it all over campus: changing leaves, flannels in sight, riding boots, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand. There has been a term associated with these seasonal trends and that is BASIC. We all know a basic when we see one. Newsflash: being basic may not be so bad aft...

THE REEL: Film Reviews (10-18-16)

By Kelcie Erbse “The Film Addict”, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Film: Girl on the Train Moviegoers are flocking over Paula Hawkins’ widely successful novel “The Girl on the Train” reaching the box office this month, but not in a positive way. The ending is confusing, and some people are even saying it’s a knock-off of “Gone Girl,” as one critic pu...

Cover to Cover: Friendship subverts suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 10, 2016

Hanya Yanagihara’s newest novel, “A Little Life,” puts four recent college graduates in the heart of New York City. These young men, all of whom met at the same university, strike out into the city to begin their lives and careers. There’s Willem, an aspiring actor working as a waiter; JB, a maga...

The Slow, Painful Death of Decency in Politics

By David Trujillo, dlt61@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

In 1992, George H. W. Bush got hammered by the news media and general public for checking his watch while at one of the Presidential debates. Acting like he wanted the event to be over was considered rude, and unbecoming. Fast-forward to 2016. While Barack Obama delivers a powerful and moving eulogy for ...

Why UA’s Starbucks aren’t worth your buck

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

The Starbucks that litter The University of Akron’s campus are, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most unorganized, ill-managed, and poorly-functioning Starbucks that I have ever seen. The beverage quality is appalling, with the appalling beverage quality comes drinks that are far from worth the pri...

A reply to a response

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2016

A week ago I wrote an editorial about how the familiar Christian proselytizers who come onto campus each semester play an important role in making students reflect on their assumptions about life, and how frustration students feel at the men’s presence is only frustration students allow themselves to feel, w...

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016

I read [the Buchtelite’s editorial of Sept. 29 called “A bad showing for students”] because it focused on that group. The one that comes on campus every semester since I attended (and before). The group that ignites fear and frustration, debates and fights, among the community. My experiences...

A Republican presidency would be a disaster for religious tolerance

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The current Republican platform claims that education includes the importance of “the handing over of a cultural identity.” Such a cultural identity within the republican psyche includes an evangelical conception of Christianity that would advocate for a religious curriculum strictly based on th...

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, as if it isn’t a common sight in Akron. We call the strip of grass on the side of the road...

Take my blood, I want a burrito

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2016

I was sitting in class as my stomach let out an angry growl. It’d been hours since I’d had breakfast. Even though I still had a salad with fruits and vegetables in the second pouch of my backpack, I thought, “I should go give blood so I can get Chipotle.” It’s somewhat unethical, I know. I’m emb...

Fourteen Things Every Freshman Needs to Hear

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: professors know if you actually did the homework or not — even if they don’t collect it for ...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the Unive...

The coddling of the student mind

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016

A movement has risen among America’s universities to clean campuses of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. In September 2015, Greg Lukianoff, president of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and professor...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achievements by governments of any level because they believe politicians are not act...

Students need a microwave in Bierce Library

By Tyra Porter, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Bierce Library offers a variety of resources for students. For instance, we have librarians to help students with research and a tutoring lab for math and writing. Students can rent laptops and movies. We have a place to eat lunch in Einstein Bagels on the first floor However, Bierce Library is ...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey, which was anonymous and included both multiple choice and open-ended questions, garnered respo...

The all-white Oscar ballot

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

February 24, 2016

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors including Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Idris Elba are a few of the African-American ac...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel

November 18, 2015

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the audience and ready to be transparent. Scarborough started the event off with first asking the audience...

What Trump gets wrong about gun violence

By Paul Clifford

November 18, 2015

During a Student Government-organized Town Hall meeting on Nov. 16, students openly asked UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns, and the new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams questions about several prevalent issues on campus. In the discussion’s final minutes, a concern on concealed carry ro...

Students’ chance to critique union

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 18, 2015

An online survey allows students to comment on possible areas the Student Union can improve upon.   Students taking the survey are asked whether they like the dining options in the union and if the hours of operation are flexible enough for students with busy schedules. The assessment hopes...

The threat of cyberattacks

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 8, 2014

The recently released video game Watch Dogs, a game about remote hacking, has brought the topic of cybersecurity back into public view. The game contains elements of potential hacking such as controlling street and traffic lights, spying through webcams and hacking phones to eavesdrop conversations....

A look at Occupy Wall Street

October 18, 2011

By: Jasmine Pace A revolution has begun across the United States.  Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful fight against corporate greed and social inequality in the United States economic system, which affects everyone from college students to teachers, to about everyone in the work force. Many in this...