The Buchtelite

RooCatholic Connects Faith, College Life

The scene inside the historic romanesque revival St. Bernards Church, home of UA's RooCatholic.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

More than 450 student organizations strive to find a way to enrich and refine college life for students at The University of Akron. At RooCatholic, that ‘way’ seeks to enrich for a lifetime. An affiliate of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for than 80 years, RooCatholic is situated within the confines of the h...

Behind the hijab

Over 30 people attended

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 14, 2016

The topic of religion can be a touchy subject to some. UA senior Israa Eddeb hosted an event called Veiled Conversation to teach students about Islam and clear any misconceptions they might have. This event, held on March 9 in Bierce Library room 274A, offered individuals the chance to spark conv...

Islamic Fundamentalists: Which ones are you okay with?

By David Trujillo, Student Writer

March 30, 2015

The world has been festering in anger, disgust, shock, and revulsion since the unchecked cruelty of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) went mainstream in the west with the beheading of journalist James Foley. Mass decapitations of Christians, shootings of Shia Muslims, throwing gay men off...

Muslim speaker visits UA

Yusuf Estes spoke to an audience of over 800 people at Quaker Square.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2015

The University of Akron’s Muslim Students Association presented a lecture by renowned preacher, Yusuf Estes. This event was held on Thursday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Almost 800 people from the surrounding Akron area filled the Quaker Station to see Estes’ lecture. Estes centered his presentation...

Around the World party creates unity

Performers show off their dance to the audience.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

September 23, 2014

Students and staff traveled the globe at the Around the World party in Quaker Square Station. Hosted annually by the Office of International Programs, guests had the opportunity to experience and celebrate different cultures, religions and music represented by UA students, faculty and staff. Upon...

Thinking of the future, remembering the past

March 21, 2013

Dakota Phillips There’s always something about people’s resistance to progress. It’s as if a certain section of their brain, a fight/flight threat sense, that is missing such that they are ignorant of their own extinction. I cite the workers still crying about losing 90s era jobs from business in...

We wish you a happy Hanukkah

December 6, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Food, family, friends and the spirit of religious traditions make up the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The traditions stretch back thousands of years and serve as a time of reminiscence for practicers of the Jewish faith. Commonly associated with Christmas, Hanukkah is in fact a hol...

Student group builds for a good cause

November 29, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil In 1965, Millard and Linda Fuller visited Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Ga. Here, along with biblical scholar Clarence Jordan, Fuller developed the concept of helping people in need of housing. From this concept, Habitat for Huma...

Biblical "myth" turned to musical

November 27, 2012

Written by: Boh Brown Imagine walking through the land of Canaan in Biblical times and finding yourself surrounded by energetic, singing and dancing men and women who were narrating their adventures. You may think you're dreaming, but in the case of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," you ...

Retired cardiologist describes spiritual journey

November 15, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil When Dr. Terry A. Gordon found out that his son had been in a car accident that left him paralyzed, he immediately got on a plane to Colorado to see him. While on the plane, he found himself wondering whether he could handle the situation, when he heard encouraging words from God. ...

Letter to the editor

September 5, 2012

Ed. Note: Dan Cathy was reported as saying the following: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” This letter is a response...

Religious groups good or bad for college students?

September 5, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil As a new school year starts, students look for ways to get involved around campus. Some students take up sports, others get involved with sororities or fraternities, and some decide to join religious groups. The nearly 30,000 students enrolled at The University of Akron represent states all ove...

War on science

April 11, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger   The state of Tennessee has joined an increasing trend in largely Republican-controlled southern states in declaring war on science education. On Tuesday, Tennessee state legislatures passed a law that gives teachers the right not to teach evolution and climate change...

Finding importance: something to believe in

September 19, 2011

By: Starr Davis With the stress school gives us, outside pressures and things we battle within our personal lives, it would make sense for many of us to start looking for something to believe in to help us make it through this journey. I’ve noticed that there are a large number of religious organi...