The Buchtelite

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 internship or co-op for the summer should not be discouraged, as there are semesters awaiting to b...

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 in UA’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The Flor...

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 classes to graduate early. Others may pledge to relax and enjoy four months of freedom. To many,...

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 participating in “Wrapping Night.” Hosted by Akron Hope, Wrapping Night will be held on Dec. 11 in ...

Raising awareness for homelessness

Raising awareness for homelessness

By Paul Clifford and Sofia Syed

November 18, 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 they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food, according to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. ...

Book drive brightens students’ lives

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 Service and Leadership, located on the first floor of the Student Union. Christin Seher, an instructo...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

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 advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

Students voluntarily give back, UA participates in local non-profit organizations

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 opportunities ranged from food donation centers to building houses for the less fortunate to engaging...

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

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 16 through 22. Essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shaving cream, deodorant,...

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 Center has been improving the lives of children for the past ten years. Palliative care is designed...