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The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect for my next Hidden Gem. Having discovered it by accident, I stepped inside and was greeted ...

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand into the University we know today. Recently, Roger Read, retired chairman and CEO of Harwick Chemic...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31. The decision is effective immediately. “The Board is charged with ensuring the effective governance, le...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the Unive...

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...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

By George Dunlap, Writer

April 13, 2016

The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center hosted a workshop called “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 12. This event was led by UA counselors Eric Hayden and Rebecca Crain. The workshop focused primarily on the risks of abuse in relationships,...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey to its constituents because its leadership was hesitant to act without a clear...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey, which was anonymous and included both multiple choice and open-ended questions, garnered respo...

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell

March 7, 2016

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their free time. Every spring break for the last five years, Campus Focus, a college ministry through The...

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 24, 2016

More than 1,800 people filled the The University of Akron’s Student Union on Feb. 20 to attend Zipcon, a convention on Japanese animation, otherwise known as anime. The event, organized by UA's Akron Animation Association, was free to attend. Anime is a hand-drawn or animated medium present in comics,...

Prepare for the Career Fair

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2016

Henry Hartman once said, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity,” and last week students at The University of Akron prepared themselves for opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences. On Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) liaisons...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus leadership. The survey, which was sent to student emails Monday, Feb. 15, comes as USG conside...

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

By John Rachal, Writer

February 8, 2016

Several local high school choirs were invited to The University of Akron to participate in the annual Vocal-Choral Festival on Feb. 3 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The Vocal-Choral Festival allowed over 200 high school students to experience life on campus for a day and see what it’s like to be a part of...

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 1, 2016

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent, University data show. These numbers, updated every week, provide only a snapshot of how the annual...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 25, 2016

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU) from Jan. 10-17. The study abroad program, part of a Leadership Experience Project, occurred for...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 15, 2015

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has so far included five three-quarter-page black-and-white ads printed in the Akron Beacon Journal. “STOP”...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and the college cycle will continue. And we’ll be here. We promise to do ou...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Remembering Zakareia Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style Pizza on Glenwood Avenue. Surveillance cameras show Husein handing money to the masked robber, but the robber...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 7, 2015

With the fall semester coming to an end, soon-to-be graduating seniors have a chance to commemorate their school pride and take advantage of different workshops with UA’s Senior Week from Saturday, Dec. 5 until Friday, Dec. 11. “UA Fall 2015 graduates should take part in Senior Week to not only...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 30, 2015

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease which has caused approximately 658,507 deaths in the United States, according to AIDS.gov, the U.S. government’s website about AIDS. There are more than one million people living in the U.S. who live with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus,...

Campuses confront race issues

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student Union entrance doors near Starbucks. The rally story appeared on the top of the front page of The...

Making Strides toward a cure

Making Strides toward a cure

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the American Cancer Society hosted its 16th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5k walk which took place on UA’s campus. Registration, the kickoff program, and the Survivor Lap were hel...

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 14, 2015

Sporting enlarged pictures and videos of aborted fetuses, along with posters and banners denouncing Planned Parenthood, pro-life advocacy group “Created Equal” caused discord outside of Bierce Library yesterday. “We’ve had people destroy or try to destroy our signs; we’ve had people try...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen approach,” according to the University Digest. All eight Game-Ch...

Remembering first Zippy

Remembering first Zippy

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the inaugural Acme-Zip game in 1955. The kangaroo was officially declared the mascot a year before on...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly presenting ideas, voicing opinions, asking questions; panelists giving candid, thoughtful responses—all ...

“Breaking the Mold’

“Breaking the Mold’

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

“There's nothing anyone in the world can do that we can't do in Akron,” Jeff Hoffman said. On Sept. 29, the SU Theatre held its second sold out “TEDxUniversityofAkron” talk with the 2015 theme, “Breaking the Mold.” Hoffman was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and gave anecdotes about...

Professor developing innovative treatment

Professor developing innovative treatment

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2015

UA associate professor and researcher has potentially found a treatment for Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.   Jie Zheng has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Zheng and his team have dedicated the last seven years toward research...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals that took part in the trip are part of the Akron Newman Catholic group. After months of fundraising...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey sent out to assess opinions about the current leadership at UA. The survey results come after months of ...

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

September 21, 2015

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into how he started printing. It started out as a hobby for Kennedy until he discovered Artist Book Works in Chicago, where he took cla...

Corps of Cadets begins first semester on campus

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015

A program both lauded and censured when revealed by President Scott Scarborough on July 2, 2015, the UA Corps of Cadets recently began its first semester as an organization on campus. Criticizers wondered why UA needed such a program when it already had an established Army ROTC program. And the $100,000 sa...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

By Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo because there is still a stigma associated with marijuana usage. This is why Responsible Ohio, the group...

Alumni gives insight into history majors

Alumni gives insight into history  majors

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 23, 2015

A panel on Careers in History met in the Union on April 22 and featured several UA alumni who spoke about the benefits of declaring history as a major. The panel discussion was presented in partnership with the UA Career Center as well as the history department. The event was attended by both underclassmen...

UA’s school of music presents Woodwind Night

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 22, 2015

Classical meets contemporary at UA’s School of Music’s Woodwind Night. Woodwind Night is a vast series of ensemble performances from students ranging from freshmen to seniors across the evening’s eight expertly-played instrumental pieces. The opening piece, Malcolm Arnold’s “Three Shanties”,...

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,...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti, created the project for his Honors Thesis with the help of Kevin Smith from the Institute of Leadership...

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

March 18, 2015

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from Gary Goldberg, director of UA Dining Services and Administration. These responses contrast and serve...

Dance Day Program

By Ian Vanek, Writer

March 16, 2015

Dance Day was presented on Friday, March 13 by The University of Akron to attract people to join this new program. “Dance Day was started as a recruitment event and to expose members of the dance community to the UA Dance Program,” said Cydney Spohn, associate professor of dance. Dance Day...

Brass Cats in Guzzetta Hall

Brass Cats in Guzzetta Hall

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 12, 2015

The University of Akron Brass Choir performed their concert for this semester on Tuesday, March 10 at the Guzzetta Recital Hall. The ensemble of 21 students performed six pieces over the span of an hour. They performed Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9,” Edvard Grieg’s “Funeral March,”...

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...

First UA student to win Wasson Award

First UA student to win Wasson Award

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 24, 2015

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recently notified a UA student that she had won the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.   Senior Jenna Payne, a public relations major with a minor in sports management, received the award after being nominated b...

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who registered to audition will begin the first of two rounds of tryouts.   “Every judge will ha...

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...

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

By Sara Syed, Writer

February 4, 2015

St. Jude’s Up ’til Dawn, a registered student organization, exceeded expectations with an event to honor the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event raised $21,379.55 for St. Jude Research Hospital. Up ‘til Dawn was held on Jan. 30, 2015, and had more than 150 people in...

UA student named ‘New Face of Civil Engineering’

By Nick Jordan, Writer

February 4, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just named Andrew Kustec, a junior at UA, as one of their 10 “New Faces of Civil Engineering” in their collegiate edition. ASCE’s list is a way to recognize the achievements of students through academics, volunteerism, and the student’s dedication...

UA partners with Verizon to improve cell service

UA partners with Verizon to improve cell service

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Writer

February 4, 2015

  As a result of the increasing use of cellphones and a higher demand on the cellular network, UA is initiating a plan to improve the cellular service on campus. After four years of planning, UA signed a contract with Verizon this week, allowing the company to install small antennas to improve...

Main campus closes as weather worsens

Main campus closes as weather worsens

By William Singer, News Editor

February 2, 2015

UA’s main campus closed Monday morning as it became apparent that worsening conditions would make campus and its surrounding areas unsafe. There was some confusion however, after UA decided to close its Lakewood and Medina campuses for the entire day Sunday evening. “I think they should have...

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

January 29, 2015

  The Nursing Center for Community Health at UA has received a $50,000 grant over 18 months from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. The grant will facilitate medical-legal partnerships for the patients that visit the clinic. Some of the patients The Nursing Center for Community Health...

Popular science writer to speak at UA

Popular science writer to speak at UA

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

January 22, 2015

  Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” “The Invention of Air,” and “The Ghost Map” will speak at UA On Tuesday, Jan. 27. Those familiar with Johnson’s writing and television programs will recognize his unique takes on science...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Word on the Street

November 1, 2014

Students tell The Buchtelite about their favorite Halloween costumes.

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

By Grant Morgan, Writer

October 16, 2014

  Students looking to study abroad may be daunted by its unfamiliarity, which is why on Tuesday, Oct. 14 The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs held their annual education abroad fair. The fair went from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union’s piano lounge and second-floor...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014

[<a href="//storify.com/Buchtelite/ebola-on-social-media" target="_blank">View the story "Ebola outbreak reaches close to home" on Storify</a>]...

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 15, 2014

The excitement was palpable as Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, walked onto the stage of EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kerman’s lecture detailed her 15 months in a correctional facility for a crime she had committed 10 years prior....

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

October 15, 2014

  The Counseling and Testing Center hosted the “Working on Purpose (Deciding on a Major or Career)” workshop in Simmons Hall Conducted by Kai-Rai Prewitt, and Michael Cadaret, both carry a master in art. The seminar held on Monday, Oct. 13 focused on the exploration of students’ interests,...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

October 5, 2014

Visit capitalonemascots.com to vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascots Challenge.

14th UA president dies at 81

14th UA president dies at 81

By William Singer, News Editor

September 29, 2014

Dr. Marion A. Ruebel, The University of Akron’s 14th president, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at the age of 81. Ruebel served as UA’s President from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Ruebel is a native of Manson, Iowa. He joined UA in 1970 as an assistant professor of secondary education. Dr. Ruebel retired from UA...

Mobile food comes to campus

Mobile food comes to campus

By Kamara Turner, News Writer

September 23, 2014

The University of Akron now has dining options for when you're on the go and on your way to class. Food Trucks are now available on Buchtel Mall, across the street from the Buckingham Building and by the Goodyear Polymer Building. The trucks that will be available this week are Sassy Dogs, JT's Barbecue,...

UA partners with National Library of Medicine

UA partners with National Library of Medicine

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

September 23, 2014

The University of Akron’s Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) has partnered with the National Library of Medicine to give easier access to historic archives. CCHP will share 413 of their collections, which can be searched for and viewed at each of the thirty-five institutions that...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014

University of Akron alum Paul Haridakis spoke at the first School of Communication colloquium on Sept. 19th.    A former law student at the university, he encouraged informal discussion among students during his talk. He stressed the importance of informed research, as opposed to good or bad, in...

UA marks historic day of Presidential inauguration

UA marks historic day of Presidential inauguration

By William Singer, News Editor

September 23, 2014

The University of Akron’s President Scott L. Scarborough made history Friday, Sept. 19 being formally inaugurated in a ceremony held in E.J. Thomas Hall. The ceremony marked the first time in 15 years that the university welcomed a new president. Scarborough replaces Luis Proenza, who had s...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

UA design team seeks gaming in classroom

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 17, 2014

A webinar called “We’ve Got Game –Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom” was held Friday, Sept. 12 by  Senior Instructional Designer at The University of Akron, Stephen Kaufman and Curriculum Designer, Jill Phipps. Gamification is a new concept that rewards students...

Students help one of their own

Students help one of their own

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 11, 2014

    A student at The University of Akron is hosting a fundraiser to support his mother’s recovery after a serious accident. Lucas Budd, an exercise science major, along with the Exercise Science Club, are selling T-shirts to raise money for medical expenses. The T-shirts are selling...

Student loans lead to debt crisis

By Alexa Lago, Writer

September 2, 2014

The Project on Student Debt reported that 69 percentof college graduates in Ohio have student loan debt, and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau estimates that America has $1 trillion of student loan debt. What is commonly referred to as the student debt crisis, plagues college students all across the...

UA Pride Day gets students involved

UA Pride Day gets students involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2014

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting students to start wearing more UA gear and get involved with the school. “This event is always pretty pop...

UA donations don’t fall short

UA donations don’t fall short

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2014

ServeAkron has kicked off the school year with their third annual school supply drive to help the local schools in Akron. Assistant Director of Student Life Alison Doehring said, “As with every year of the drive we hope to provide our local children with the supplies they need to be successfu...

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

August 15, 2014

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned. James has signed a 2-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James’ second coming...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company performed two classic Shakespeare plays. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet were performed by...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

March 14, 2013

Patrick Stallings Musicians and composers presented unique styles of sounds this week as the School of Music held the 13th annual Akron New Music Festival over three nights at Guzzetta Recital Hall. The festival headlined the event with professor Lewis Nielson. Nielson, a well-travelled composer and professor at Oberlin Co...

UA now SVA member

March 5, 2013

Katelyn Freil The University of Akron has taken becoming veteran-friendly one step further. UA recently became the newest chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a program that connects veteran college students around the country. “I believed that it would be beneficial and we are now the l...

Recession affects jobs for UA students

February 21, 2013

Clare McKee The Great Recession, which began in 2007, eliminated 7.9 million jobs in the United States, according to CNNMoney Online. This affected people of all ages and races nationwide, but it especially impacted the middle class, including hundreds of families in Akron. Such immense job loss highly ...

University council works to empower others

February 7, 2013

Alicia Seitz The University of Akron’s Panhellenic Council (PHC) is active in fundraising and philanthropy, along with many donations and long, hard hours put into helping Greek Life and the community at UA. President Gabrielle Dimengo said that the point of the council is “to unify and mainta...

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

January 24, 2013

Bianca Tan The audience at Nuance’s Holiday Concert in December could do nothing but laugh when the group’s members ran onstage dressed as their favorite cartoon characters from their childhood. While Spongebob and a Mutant Ninja Turtle were beat boxing, various cartoon characters such as Steve fr...