The Buchtelite

Amazon to open new location in Akron

Amazon to open new location in Akron

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

March 16, 2016

This summer, Amazon is opening a venue near UA’s campus where students, faculty, and the Akron public can pick up their packages and make returns. UA is one of seven schools in the U.S. to receive an Amazon location near or on campus, according to Amazon spokesperson Deborah Bass. Since 2015, ...

Technology has replaced our desire for human interactions

Technology has replaced our desire for human interactions

By Ryan Herhold, Student Writer

March 7, 2016

As I walked to class last Thursday evening, I was greeted with a frigid wind whipping through the air, yet I felt colder from the students around me at the corner than any of the snow falling. Everyone was staring intently on their phone, as if the world around them had disappeared completely into the...

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

October 7, 2015

We all have done it. You’re out shopping with your friends, or you’ve had a really bad day and need a little retail therapy, when suddenly, you see the dress of your dreams. You look at the price tag and notice that it’s about $50 over your budget for the month. You have a credit card, but you...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering and computer science, the physical sciences, and technology,” according to its website—would...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 11, 2015

UA’s IdeaWork is now accepting undergraduate student research articles to be a part of The Journal of Akron’s Undergraduate Research.   “Research-based articles in history are just as appropriate as research-based articles in chemical engineering,” said Thomas Bacher, director of The UA...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

Girl About Campus: iPhone rehab

November 29, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to preface this article with a brief disclaimer: I am unbelievably lucky to have the privilege to write an article about losing my smartphone, because it means I had one in the first place. I’m even more lucky to be able to get a re...

Smart phones are making us dumb

October 25, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Technology has become such an integral part of so many people’s lives through the forms of computers, tablets, music devices and especially iPhones or other Android phones. For many, a smartphone like this is never farther away than their pocket, and is torn out at the ...

COLLIDER5 returns with ingenuity

September 20, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick The annual Ingenuity Festival hit Cleveland last weekend and featured some very exciting art and technology. The festival took place behind the Cleveland Browns Stadium in two large warehouses that overlook the lake. The festival planners stated that their mission was "to ...

Technologically advanced educational tools aid students in the classrooms of UA

November 10, 2011

By: Ruth Walker The classroom environment has evolved over the past several years to include audio, visual and interactive teaching methodologies to stimulate learning and interest in students living in the digital age. In fact, students’ perception of their teacher is invariably linked with thei...

Bierce Library: Learning Commons a new landscape on learning

August 10, 2011

By: Howard Carter Although the Learning Studio was dedicated in May, the Library has come up with a new Learning Commons, which is intended to create a more tech-savvy, friendly environment. “Laptops and cameras, with accessories, have been a hit here on the campus.  This new wireless media has take...