The Buchtelite

Save the last dance: Zips fall in homecoming, final non-league game

October 11, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The University of Akron fell 27-17 to Florida International University in Saturday’s Homecoming football game. The loss, Akron’s last non-league contest of the year, drops the Zips to 1-5 as FIU moves to 4-2 on the year. "We don’t take any consolation in not winning,” Akron Head Coach...

Zips volleyball team goes 1-1 homecoming weekend

October 11, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The University of Akron volleyball team hosted Ohio University Friday at the JAR, falling in straight sets 22-25, 16-25, and 20-25. The Zips now have a record of 3-15, 0-5 in MAC play. While Ohio University’s record improves to 13-6, the Bobcats are also undefeated in conference play...

Mattocks leads Zips to 2-0 victory over NIU

October 10, 2011

By: Chris Coon After a tough 3-2 loss in overtime to No. 19 UC Santa Barbra this past Wednesday, the No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team got back to form, defeating Northern Illinois 2-0 on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The Zips (8-1-2, 2-0-0 Mid-American Conference) wasted no time getting on...

Internships are the way to go

October 10, 2011

By: Claire Sadler Internships are notorious for giving students the chance to relate their information to real world atmospheres. This makes individuals capable of developing skills which will help them enhance their performance in the workforce. Many students don’t realize how important it is to plan for their future until that day is st...

Ohio Burger makes changes

October 10, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman Students who visit the Ohio Burger in the Student Union may have noticed some changes to the establishment made last week. The changes, which include a repositioning of the line and register, additional menu offers and a new 99-cent promotion, were prompted in response to congestion in...

NRHH celebrates Homecoming

October 10, 2011

By: Alexandria Didato While looking at a picture of friends and family at his college graduation, a large grin forms on UA Alumni Travis Tucker’s face as he reminisces over his Akron experience. Homecoming week events are an annual celebration put on by the University of Akron to welcome back Akr...

Zips open up MAC play at home this weekend

October 10, 2011

By: Chris Coon This Saturday, the No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team will open up Mid-American Conference play against Northern Illinois at home. The Zips (7-0-2) will enter the game on Saturday 1-0 versus MAC opponents. The Huskies, who were ranked No. 18 in the nation in last week’s...

Luke Holmes named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week

October 9, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Monday senior forward Luke Holmes was named Top Drawer Soccer’s National Player of the Week after having an eye-opening week in his debut with Akron. Holmes, who spent the first three years of his career at nearby NAIA school Notre Dame College recorded two goals and two assists ...

Lady Zips set up for road play

October 6, 2011

By: Parker Perry The Akron women’s soccer team will hit the road again this weekend for what may be their toughest road trip of the season. Akron (4-4-1, 2-1-1 MAC) will face Mid-American Conference opponents Ball State (8-4-1, 3-1-0 MAC) and Toledo (6-5-2, 4-0-0 MAC) on Friday and Sunday, respecti...

Unique watershed event rushes to Folk Hall parking lot

October 6, 2011

By: Cydney Woodyard The south parking lot behind Folk Hall (Lot 47) will be getting a transformation this weekend with your help. Students from the Meyer School of Art, Environmental Akron and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will all collaborate to help create a surface...

Men's soccer tops Western Michigan 3-0

October 4, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team opened up Mid-American Conference play this Saturday when they traveled to Western Michigan, defeating the Broncos 3-0. The Zips (7-0-2) put Western Michigan away early in the game, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes of the g...

Eagles soar past Zips, 31-23 for fourth loss of the season

October 3, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Despite a second-half touchdown run and pass by running back Jawon Chisholm, The University of Akron football team fell to Eastern Michigan Saturday 31-23 in Ypsilanti, Mich. Chisholm’s third straight 100-yard day was not enough for the Zips to pull of what could have been their first road victory in nearly ...

Don't forget the commuters

October 3, 2011

By: Starr Davis Fall Semester is filled with on-campus events and activities to get the school year started off right; however, most commuters are not aware of this. Students who live on campus, especially in a residence hall, have an advantage over students who live off campus in going to these e...

What a Facebook frenzy

October 3, 2011

By: Zack West If anyone was on Facebook the weekend of Sept. 25, he or she might have seen a status being posted about Facebook charging for their services after midnight on Monday morning. If a person posted a status on his profile before midnight, he would wake up the next morning with free Facebo...

Men's soccer defeats Buckeyes 3-1 before record crowd

September 29, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was a night of dominance as the No. 4 University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team defeated Ohio State 3-1 before a record crowd of 5, 819 Wednesday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. “It was a very dominating performance overall and I thought we had the ball most of...

Mastodons on The University of Akron's campus

September 29, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron is home to many hidden treasures that students may or may not be aware of. The Geology Department, located in Crouse Hall, is home to a mastodon skeleton found nearly 45 years ago in Fairlawn, Ohio. The specimen was originally found during a construction p...

Hollywood comes to Akron: Pitch your own reality tv show

September 29, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A hands-on reality show workshop is being hosted by The University of Akron School of Communication, Inda Blatch-Geib Productions and Joke Productions. The two-day workshop will teach the skills needed to sell a reality TV or documentary series to Hollywood. Participants will learn how t...

Akron is a place of diversity

September 29, 2011

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Sitting in the University of Akron’s library, you can see every single walk of life. It’s amazing how many types of people go here. The whole spectrum of life is covered on Akron’s campus, where every single style and way of life imaginable is on display. I never thought mu...

Solid weekend for Lady Zips soccer

September 27, 2011

The Akron Zips women’s soccer team (4-3-1, 1-0-1 MAC) opened up their MAC schedule with two games over the weekend at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, coming away with a draw and a win against two teams from the state up north. The first of the two games was played Friday night against Central...

Zips victorious over Keydets

September 27, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Akron (1-3) produced 534 yards of total offense against VMI (0-4) as the Zips rode an early lead to the 23-point win. “I’m certainly proud of our team,” said Akron Head Coach Rob Ianello. “I think we started the game with a lot of energy on offense and defense.” On their fi...

Zips pull out a win over Tulsa, 3-0

September 26, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Saturday night, sophomore forward Darren Mattocks posted the second hat trick of his career, leading The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Tulsa. The Zips (5-0-2) remain unbeaten while improving their all-time record against Tulsa to 5-0. “Obviously we won ...

There is a wolf in the gallery!

September 22, 2011

By: Margaret Duff This is what students heard murmured through Folk Hall last week, as the gallery was being prepared up for the new contemporary photography show. One could have been sure that this was not a photography show; a full-sized, stuffed wolf was indeed standing alert in the middle of th...

Women's soccer ready for MAC play at home

September 21, 2011

By Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer team (3-3) will open up Mid-American Conference play Friday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field with a match against three-time consecutive MAC Champion Central Michigan (6-1-1) at 7 p.m. Central Michigan has wins on the road against...

The American Dream? Minority cultures and their place on college campuses

September 19, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman     Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off Monday afternoon when keynote speaker Dr. Vasti Torres presented “Minorities, Majorities, and Equity in Higher Education” in the Student Union Theater. Torres is a professor of educational leadership, policy studies and Latino...

Thieves trolling around campus hoarding your belongings

September 19, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen In the four weeks since the semester began, 53 thefts have been reported on campus. Items including a parking permit, five MP3 players, four GPS units, four laptops, four bikes (two of which were locked), seven wallets, eight cell phones and nine purses/bookbags have been stolen. ...

Greek festival makes annual visit

September 19, 2011

By: Lindsay Powely Akron's annual Greek festival took place over the weekend, attracting the usual large crowds. The festival, raises money for its host, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Akron. Visitors had the opportunity to listen to live music by The Fabulous Grecian Keys and Dimitri, wat...

Bearcats pounce on Zips 59-14

September 19, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Seven different UC players found the end zone through two quarters, eight for the game, as it took Akron until there was 13:37 left in the fourth quarter to score their first touchdown of the season. “Certainly you can’t turn it over six times and three for touchdowns,” Akron H...

Women's soccer wins second straight over Eastern Illinois, 2-0

September 19, 2011

By: Parker Perry The Akron Zips were able to get their record back to .500 with a 2-0 win against Eastern Illinois over the weekend. The Zips, who came into the contest with a 2-3 record, improved to 3-3 due to sophomore midfielder Kelly DeNiro and senior midfielder Rachel Phillip, who each scored ...

Caldwell's PK lifts Zips over Cal Poly in 1-0 victory

September 19, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Sunday night, The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cal Poly 1-0, while improving their record to 4-0-2 in the final game of The University of Akron Tournament. Junior midfielder Scott Caldwell scored his fourth goal of the season for the Zips off a penalty ki...

Big week for Zips men's soccer team: Ua will look to extend unbeaten streak against No. 16 New Mexico

September 15, 2011

by: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team will open up their home stand this weekend, when they take on No. 16 New Mexico on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cal Poly on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Zips annual University of Akron Tournament. Akron (3-0-1) enters the tournament ranked No. 4 in ...

A lot to bear: Zips travel to Cincinnati Saturday

September 15, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron Zips football team (0-2) heads to Nippert Stadium Saturday afternoon to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-1). Cincinnati, coming out of the Big East Conference, will look to keep cross-state foe Akron winless on the season. The matchup of the two Ohio schools will mark the sixth meeting betw...

Zips’ first win delayed

September 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Rob Ianello and The University of Akron football team will have to wait at least another week to get their first win of the 2011 season. A 41-3 thumping by Temple Saturday night coupled with a 79-minute weather delay added to a forgettable start of the season for the Zips. “I tho...

MAC Basketball Tournament reformatted for 2011-2012 season

September 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Mid-American Conference has announced a new format for the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this upcoming season. The reworked bracket is intended to give the top regular season teams an advantage going into tournament play.The No. 1 and 2 seeds will receive a triple...

Zips women's soccer goes 1-1 in South Florida Tournament

September 12, 2011

By: Parker Perry Akron women’s soccer split the weekend going 1-1 in the South Florida Tournament. The lady Zips opened up play with a 1-0 loss to South Florida Friday. “I was very proud of our effort tonight. We competed very well and really controlled the game at the beginning of each half,”...

Bierce Library's secret treasure: the tutoring center

September 8, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger Tutorial services, located in the basement of Bierce Library, offers a vast array of student experts ready and willing to help students with any problems they might face in their classes, free of charge. Tutorial Services employs 60 part-time student tutors who are able to give...

NO-HIO burger a rough start

September 8, 2011

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Ohio Burger, The University of Akron’s new burger joint, opened in the Student Union a few weeks ago, so I figured I would give it a try. No better way to end a long day during the first week of school then with a tasty meal. I would even go as far as to say I’m a fan of some A...

Zips gear up for Saint Louis

September 8, 2011

By: Chris Coon This Saturday, the No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team will take on the Saint Louis Billikens of the Atlantic 10 Conference at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. For the Zips (2-0-1), this will mark their third straight road game in the past week and a half, while the Billik...

Women’s soccer set for second trip to Florida

September 8, 2011

By: Parker Perry After just getting back last Monday, the Lady Zips soccer team will board a plane and return to Florida to play in the University of South Florida soccer tournament. They will play both South Florida and Florida Atlantic. The Zips offense will be under scrutiny during the weekend, as...

Football: A tale of two programs

September 7, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The football programs of The University of Akron and Temple University are in two different places. The Zips, 0-1 coming off a 1-11 season, aspire to build a program like the Owls, 1-0 coming off an 8-4 season. The two teams will square off Saturday in the Zips’ home opener, as k...

Engineering a future for Akron

September 6, 2011

    By: Ruth Walker Most Ohioans stand united in their war against the negative aspects of having four seasons, namely the effects of rain and snow.  One of the major battles that has been waged for years now is against a rather nasty four letter word: rust. Rust is the inevitable futu...

Playing scared gets you nowhere: Women’s soccer falls to Michigan State 0-5

September 5, 2011

By: Parker Perry Entering halftime, the score was 1-0 in favor of the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans had a total of nine shots, five of them on goal in the first half. Akron goalkeeper Jenny Wolbert was forced to save many different varieties of attempts. Diving to her left then her right,...

UA falls 42-zip to number 18 Ohio State

September 5, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Any optimism Head Coach Rob Ianello and The University of Akron football team had prior to their showdown with Ohio State was put to rest Saturday afternoon following a 42-0 loss to the Buckeyes. The shutout marks the fourth consecutive season-opening loss for the Zips, making it two...

Caldwell comes up big for UA in double OT

September 5, 2011

Junior midfielder Scott Caldwell scored the Zips’ game-winning goal in the 106thmminute, lifting the No. 2 University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory against Cal State Northridge (1-2-0) this past Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field in the Cal State Northridge Labor Day ...

Major renovations made to the JAR

September 1, 2011

By: DJ Johnson James A. Rhodes Arena, home of the Akron Zips since 1983, went through a $650,000 renovation this summer. The facility, which houses the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams, received renovations to player lounges and a state-of-the-art weight room. The space will be us...

RHPB brings new events to UA campus

September 1, 2011

By: Alexandra Didato The Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) strives to bring entertainment and programming for students at The University of Akron. RHPB is a student organization that sponsors events throughout the year on major weekend events and primarily on Tuesday evenings. Major Events Chair Tyl...

Withdraw now or forever hold your peace

September 1, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen In order to stop students from quitting when the going gets tough, a new withdrawal policy has been put into effect beginning this semester. Multiple faculty members declined to comment on the policy change due to contract issues. The new policy shortens the time window a student...

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