The Buchtelite

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players learned their program would be cut, we ask ourselves: Where are they now? Several former UA...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

By Colleen Carroll

April 19, 2016

You may not have heard about The University of Akron’s English Equestrian team, but there’s a bit more to them than horseplay. The club, which was created in 2002, started this semester with only four members but through heavy recruiting has grown to its current headcount of 13. It’s a diverse ...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Paintball team headed to nationals

Paintball team headed to nationals

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 4, 2016

You might not have heard that The University of Akron’s paintball team is headed to the national championships this April. The team, which was founded in February of 2011 and now has 15 members, is ranked 15th out 46 teams nationally in the AA class. Its most recent finishes include getting third pl...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 28, 2016

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12. Now in its seventh year, the Hult Prize is the world's largest student case competition, which ...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

Aero Team beats all US competition

Aero Team beats all US competition

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 27, 2015

With a grand total of seven awards, the majority being for first place, The University of Akron’s Aero Design Team returned from its weekend competition yielding impressive results. Held in Van Nuys, California, the SAE Aero Design West Competition brought together about 75 aero design teams from...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 14, 2015

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each event in this tournament was called a "heat," which comprised three rounds, quarterfinals,...

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 ...

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 4, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team may not be said to compete in a physical sport; but its lengthy season, combined with the workload and work ethic of its members, is the same as any other sport. The team sends students to around 25 tournaments on more than 15 weekends from late September...