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2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

By Keli Geers and Kate Uhelsky

September 15, 2016

In remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, employees of the UA Center for Service and Leadership placed miniature American flags in the grass of Coleman Common last week. Each of the 2,997 American flags memorialized the life of someone who died the day when 19 members of al-Qaeda seized four...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Remembering Zakareia Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

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 Pizza on Glenwood Avenue. Surveillance cameras show Husein handing money to the masked robber, but the robber...

Remembering first Zippy

Remembering first Zippy

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the inaugural Acme-Zip game in 1955. The kangaroo was officially declared the mascot a year before on...