The Buchtelite

Why UA’s Starbucks aren’t worth your buck

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Archive, Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

The Starbucks that litter The University of Akron’s campus are, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most unorganized, ill-managed, and poorly-functioning Starbucks that I have ever seen. The beverage quality is appalling, with the appalling beverage quality comes drinks that are far from worth the pri...

First Open Mic Night at Union

First Open Mic Night at Union

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students were given the chance to perform songs, skits, dances, poetry, and stand-up comedy for Open Mic Night in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge last Wednesday, March 2. This event was hosted by Z-TV, a multiple Emmy Award winning producer of broadcast television programming at UA. This is...

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams. “It makes it hard for [administrato...

Quality over controversy

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

A red cup. Recently, this simple, inanimate object has created quite a bit of controversy in the news and social media. To most people, Starbucks’ infamous red cup creates feelings of warmth and comfort during the holiday season. But this holiday season, the popular red cup is brewing strife among...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

August 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though Starbucks might leave, UA is taking its time deciding whether to continue its ...

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Students gathered in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge on Wednesday evening for USG’s presidential and vice-presidential candidate debate. The two candidates for president are Garrett Scherba and Taylor Swift. Their running mates are Brandon Genetin and Ricky Angeletti, respectively. The presidential...

Pumpkin spice NOT-te

October 4, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Written by: Abigail Chaff Fall is quickly approaching and is bringing with it some favorite things. Everyone seems to have forgotten about the long wait through winter for the heat of summer. Summer is the best: the days spent lying by the pool, getting tan, not having classes... Then fall comes, and ...

Dear world events end with one final presentation

September 25, 2012


Filed under News

Written by: Alex Didato The Dear World last week brought together students and faculty in sharing what message they would like the world to know. Students of all majors and backgrounds gathered in front of the Student Union Starbucks to write messages on their arms that they thought would give hope ...

Starbucks Considers Sponsoring Republican Candidates

February 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

by: Russ Friend Politics, like the definition of a Santorum, is a filthy and sometimes frothy business. I heard recently that Starbucks, in a shrewd move that’s sure to please conservatives, has considered sponsoring a number of Republican presidential candidates with their own brands of frothy f...

Fall coffee: the reason for the season

September 7, 2011


Filed under News

By: Pam Kellman Crisp weather beckons a pop of color and many heartwarming things to look forward to, namely tacky flannel shirts, scary movies, pumpkin ale, apple cider, and the ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, which made its annual debut Tuesday in Starbucks locations nationwide. The University of Akron...