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Annual ZPN Fest Includes Bouncy Houses, Free Food, Activities for Students

These two inflatables stationed outside of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union drew a large crowd.
This year’s event brought in over 1,000 students as a way to keep the excitement for the new school year alive.
September 3, 2019

“I found out about ZPN Fest by [Zipmail] and what attracted me to it was the snow cones, the food and the inflatables,” freshman Noah Parker, an applied theatre and business entrepreneurship major,...

Family Night works out at the Rec

Picture left to right: Wyatt Nolker, Diontez Ross, Emily Kruft, Trevor Zorn.
March 7, 2016

The University of Akron’s Taking Care Week finished off with a Family Night event last Friday in the Student Recreation and Wellness (Rec) Center. Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted the event in...

Laser tag in Union draws 200

UA student Rachel Graham takes part in a laser tag tournament.
February 29, 2016

Pizza, snow cones, laser tag, and more than 200 students filled the Student Union Ballrooms last Friday, going head-to-head in laser tag in hopes of posting the highest score and winning some prizes. Hosted...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

3 Guys Pizza employee showcases winning pizza besides students Ryan Harty (left) and Matthew Yoder (right)
February 22, 2016

Over 90 students voted to decide The University of Akron’s Next Top Pizza at a fundraiser event on Feb. 18. The $1,000 raised will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank. UA’s Interfraternity...

The Welcome Back Bash

Logan Hershberger, the president of the Zips Programming Network, plays glow-in-the-dark mini golf during the Welcome Back Bash.
January 25, 2016

It may be hard getting back into the swing of a new semester after a long break. To make the first week transition more enjoyable, ZPN hosted a Welcome Back Bash for students on Jan. 21. Upon entering...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.
December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style...

Akron meets Italy

September 27, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick Luigi’s has been serving home-cooked Italian cuisine since 1949, making it one of the longest-running Italian restaurants in Akron. Such a legacy doesn't come easily to most...

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