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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

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Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2019

As someone who is not an English major, I was extremely hesitant to take any type of poetry class. In my mind, poetry was dull, meaningless words written by old men.   However, when I took a class...

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known...

Student Paul Clifford performs songs while playing guitar in the Starbucks Lounge.

First Open Mic Night at Union

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor March 7, 2016

Students were given the chance to perform songs, skits, dances, poetry, and stand-up comedy for Open Mic Night in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge last Wednesday, March 2. This event was hosted by...

Poet Asia Samson recites a poem.

Empowering through poetry

By George Dunlap, Writer February 17, 2016

“I’ll be by your side, scribbling love with a pink crayon all over their picket signs,” were the final words of Asia Samon’s heartfelt tribute poem to his sister, Carla Cassandra Samson, entitled...

Members of Black Students United presented Too Black with a thank-you plaque following his show.

Black expression benefit for Flint water crisis

By Preston Davis, Writer February 8, 2016

Raw aggression and sincere emotion took the stage at an event last Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge to benefit the victims of the Flint water crisis. “Too Black,” a spoken-word...

Rudy Francisco exposes social problems through slam poetry

By Grant Morgan, News Editor February 12, 2015

Spoken Word Poet Rudy Francisco demonstrated his oratorical prowess for UA students in the Student Union piano lounge on Tuesday,  Feb. 10. UA’s Residence Hall Program Board collaborated with...

Poe, poetry, and us

Poe, poetry, and us

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor February 4, 2015

Most people have something in common with Edgar Allen Poe. Yes—the eccentric, creepy, arguably demented—Edgar Allen Poe; we may be more alike than we think. Here is a disclaimer: I am not a poetic...

Why nobody likes poetry

February 7, 2013

Nick Nussen It is often thought that poetry is dead and that all the poets are likewise cold in the earth. This is nonsense. We have more poets than ever, and their voluminous works are found in the approximately...

Our View: Buchtelite staff response to poetry

February 7, 2013

As a scientist I don’t often find myself reading poetry, but I will say that there are upsides and downsides to poetry. Homer, for example, contributes significantly to Western literature. However,...


April 25, 2012

Written by: Crystal Kouns Todd Brown, a junior at Barberton High School and winner of the Honors College Poetry Slam hosted by Dr. Hal Foster and the Barberton Project on April 11,, is no stranger to...

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