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And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


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You hear it as you are walking across Coleman Commons: the whirring drone of skateboard wheels approaching in the distance as they steadily bear down on you. Clip-clip. The sidewalk segments interrupt the sound. Clip-clip. They’re coming in hot. Clip-clip. As you turn around to stand clear of the pa...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


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Onlookers gathered near the ramped entrance to the Rec Center last Wednesday afternoon to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of a hawk capturing a freshly caught gray squirrel. The magnificent avian raptor, a fully grown female red-tailed hawk, stood proudly over her kill as passing students snapped pic...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


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A small cult composed of students wearing fishnets, high heels, and lipstick assembled in Folk Hall to view, or rather experience, the absurd, yet strangely familiar spectacle of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday evening. In pre-Halloween celebration, members of The University’s Akron Metalsm...

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


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On Sunday afternoon, The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) showed off the engineering design teams’ latest vehicles during its annual Sponsor Day. The engineering design teams of SAE Aero Design, Formula SAE combustion, Formula SAE electric, and Baja SAE arrange a day each year to thank, meet...

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


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The only thing standing between humanity’s societal remains and the impending zombie menace was wits, agility, and of course a trusty Nerf blaster. Such was the dilemma for the last bastion of survivors in the fall 2016 Humans versus Zombies game at The University of Akron. In a game that laste...

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016


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Hordes of metal fans gathered in Akron to enjoy Swedish metal band Opeth perform music from its “Sorceress World Tour” last Saturday night, Oct. 8. The band released its latest album (and 12th studio album) “Sorceress” on Sept. 30 to near-universal acclaim and embarked on a tour that will take ...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


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In Folk Hall Auditorium, a crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered to attend Philip Beesley’s lecture on the uses of robotics and artificial intelligence in architecture, Monday evening. Beesley is a visiting professor in architecture from The University of Waterloo and profess...

Touchdown Music Fest

Touchdown Music Fest

By Preston Davis, Writer

September 7, 2016


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The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-to-be-annual music fest featured live performances by alternative-rock legends Soul Asylum, Akron-base...