The Buchtelite

Politics: the good, the bad and the ugly

November 8, 2012

Written by: Nicole Loepp There is no question that the recent presidential election stirred up controversy. The rivalry between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney was not, however,  restricted to just those in the political world: it infested all of society. The University of Akron’s cam...

Lies, money and the media

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger As this election cycle comes to a close (finally), there are three unprecedented problems with politics and public discourse that I see coming to a head. These problems are not shared by all, and they are not equal on both sides of the line. There are parties that are...

Why choose Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want to see?” I soon find that this question is not so easily answered. I have values and goals that I...

Romney struggling to win home state

February 27, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger Mitt Romney’s campaign has taken on a desperate tactic: distance and defame. In Michigan, Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is flooding the airwaves with negative campaign ads attacking Rick Santorum, leaving Romney to focus on President Barack Obama in all of his s...

Trump endorsed Romney: the "you're fired" businessman

February 7, 2012

By: Russ Friend Donald Trump, businessman, celebrity and owner of exotic furry forehead pets, has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. It’s rumored that this is part of a new reality show, “Who wants to be a President.” Trump stated that he wouldn’t mount an independent campaign or call Presiden...