The Buchtelite

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was his 17th time performing at UA. Anthony is a single act who entertains the c...

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to authoritarianism and morbid working conditions in China. Swider promoted he...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at this time.  In response to persisting budget problems at The Uni...

Good sleep results in better grades

Good sleep results in better grades

By Sofia Syed, arts-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Naps and all-nighters can actually make one perform worse in school. Sleep is a vital part of keeping oneself healthy and allowing someone to perform their best. The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center wanted to educate students on proper sleep habits with their workshop titled ...

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...

Week of tribute for graduating seniors

Week of tribute for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2015

This week, 2015 graduates will get the chance to commemorate their time spent at UA with Senior Week. This is the first year that UA has offered Senior Week—a week-long series of events that allows students to participate in various activities. UA is also offering Class of 2015 pins for all...

MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2015

Racial injustice has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Melissa Harris-Perry confronted the issues regarding race at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 12, which ended in a standing ovation.  Harris-Perry has a Ph.D. in political science, and is a distinguished author, columnist, and MSNBC host. Accord...

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

By Sara Syed, News Writer

March 11, 2015

Mitzi Sinnott is an award-winning actress and arts educator who has traveled all over the world—including South Africa and Europe—to perform her solo show: “Snapshot: a true story of love interrupted by invasion.” Sinnott shared some of the events and prejudices she faced growing up as a mixed...

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...

Women taught self-defense

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015

A women’s self-defense class was offered in UA’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to teach women various ways to protect themselves if a situation ever arises. The demonstration was led by Lt. Chad Cunningham, who has been offering this class for more than 10 years, alongside...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending with the award ceremony in Paul A. Daum Theatre on Sunday evening.  Speech and Debate Team Captain Lauren Fowkes placed in the final round of ...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals of the Knight Foundation is to facilitate connections and opportunities within the community of Akron...

Students voluntarily give back, UA participates in local non-profit organizations

Students voluntarily give back, UA participates in local non-profit organizations

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 11, 2015

ServeAkron hosted its annual Spring Volunteer Fair Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union, where interested students learned about many opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities ranged from food donation centers to building houses for the less fortunate to engaging...

Trolley tours for black history

Trolley tours for black history

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Some people may not be aware of the famous speech delivered by Sojourner Truth at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention Center in 1851. “If women want any rights more than they‘s got, why don’t’ they just take them, and not be talking about it,” Truth said. In honor of Black History Month,...