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6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor April 27, 2016

While many Zips may cross their required internship or co-op off their list this summer, others are faced with needing to fill in a list of what-to-do-for-four-months. Students who do not land their...

UA Alternative Spring Break

By Samantha Hickey , Assistant Editor March 30, 2016

A group of University of Akron students ditched the beach and traded in their swimsuits for shovels and work gloves last week. Over spring break, nearly 100 students spent a combined 3,056 hours volunteering...

Make summer of 2016 matter

By Kaitlin Erdman, Student Writer March 2, 2016

As we approach the halfway mark of the semester and roll into the summer, many Zips out there may be starting to wonder: how can I make this summer worthwhile? To some it will mean cramming in some extra...

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor December 9, 2015

This time of year is considered to be the most giving season of all. UA students, faculty, and staff have the chance to brighten the day of students who attend Helen Arnold Community Learning Center by...

Volunteers package meals for the homeless

Raising awareness for homelessness

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed November 19, 2015

Financially supporting oneself can be a challenge — people may turn to the government for help, but is it really enough? One in seven individuals in the Akron-Canton area is food insecure, meaning...

Book Drive: Sarah Dhinojwala-Junior on the right
Yamini Yamini-Junior on the left
Ally Vidika- Senior in the middle

Book drive brightens students’ lives

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor September 23, 2015

In coordination with UA’s Social Justice week, Bright Star Books Inc. is holding a week-long book drive that will wrap up tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25. Donations are being accepted at the Center for...

Alternative Spring Break volunteers collected recycled oyster shells to help create a reef.

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Volunteers spend spring break in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and...

Volunteer organizations tabling at the Student Union on Wednesday, Feb. 11

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...

Students help during Hunger and Homelessness week by donating toiletries.

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2014

Give something more this holiday season. The UA community has the opportunity to give back with the Hope Tote donation drive, a toiletry drive in knowledge for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November...

Palliative center celebrates its birthday

September 5, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Few people are aware of the world-renowned Palliative Care Center located right around the corner at Akron Children's Hospital. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care...

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