The Buchtelite

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan

March 31, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this morning explaining how to vote. There is also a link to the bio page of the candidates. Voting...

Importance of formulating political beliefs

Importance of formulating political beliefs

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For many freshmen in college, this is the first time they are able to vote in a big election; being knowledgeable about candidates, issues, and politics in general is key. Though it is apparent through The Buchtelite’s political Campus Voice segments of the past few weeks, many Zips have said politics...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achievements by governments of any level because they believe politicians are not act...

It’s wrong not to use your right

By Diana Nikolic, Student Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Having moved to Akron, Ohio from Australia, I have always wondered why voting, by many, is considered unimportant in the United States. Being born and raised in a country that enforces mandatory voting, I consider voting a necessity in the decisions of the future. The excuse I hear most often from p...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing party. Just as disappointing is the average citizen’s proclivity to back anything said by their ...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

By Zaina Salem, Israa Eddeb, Sofia Syed, Samantha Hickey, and Julie Yockey

November 11, 2015


Filed under Akron News

News Outlet Interns As the country moves quickly from this month’s focus on local elections to next year’s presidential election, there looms ahead a change in campaigns and elections that could be cataclysmic in proportions. The entire millennial generation — a transformational segment of the p...

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Campus News

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressing the Senate’s lack of confidence in President Scarborough” was passed...

The importance of college student voting

The importance of college student voting

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

April 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s about that time again. Politicians are announcing their candidacy for president, each one trying to convince the greatest number of Americans why they are worthy to lead this great nation. In the end, one candidate will take home the grand prize: the title of President of the United States of...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013


Filed under News

Forrest Dukes Andrew P. White and Turner Anderson battled one another on topics of budget, safety, demand and more at The University Student Government (USG) Presidential Debate. “These two candidates are great and have the potential to change this university,” Mary Beth Clemons, the current USG pre...