The Buchtelite

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief

April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words came from Ammar Husein, who spoke in front of about 450 people at a charity event held in honor of his...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON progr...

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2016

Through witty humor and political commentary, famed journalists Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke joined forces last Thursday to address political issues facing America today. The best-selling authors spoke in front of a large crowd at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of the 2016 John S. Knight Lectureship...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

Imagine being in college, but a class cancellation threatens to keep you in school longer than expected.   This is the situation that Dani Jackson, a sophomore majoring in French, found herself in when in mid-December her upper-level special topic French course was cancelled. Being far enough away from ...

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...

Putting your best foot forward

Putting your best foot forward

By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem

October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni and provided the chance to showcase themselves to potential employers. The Internship Fair ran ear...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series will continue as scheduled on the UA Events website. The future of “Broadway in Akron” was...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 11, 2015

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough, a new name for The University of Akron would “reflect its unique strengths in polytechnical...

Classic game show sells out

Classic game show sells out

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Television’s classic game show made its way to The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Price is Right Live is an interactive stage version of the television show that allows audience members the chance to win big prizes. Playing to audiences around the country, The...