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Trump encouraging second votes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is telling his supporters to go vote a second time. How is that possible? Is that possible? The obvious answer here ...

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 31, 2016

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both pairs of candidates are impressive and unequivocally well-qualified. But though the Isaac Lamp...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

March 2, 2016

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 ...

The all-white Oscar ballot

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

February 24, 2016

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors including Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Idris Elba are a few of the African-American ac...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed

November 4, 2015

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana failed to pass. According to the un...

OSU student trustees gain vote that UA’s still lack

OSU student trustees gain vote that UA’s still lack

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 2, 2015

For years, student trustees of Ohio universities have not had the privilege to vote on their respective Boards of Trustees. Then on June 30, 2015, the Ohio General Assembly approved that The Ohio State University Board of Trustees may grant full voting privileges to their student trustees. Other sc...

The issue with Issue 3

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 28, 2015

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors into the constitution of Ohio as the exclusive producers of commercial marijuana. What's worse is tha...

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...

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...

Voting Rights Act affects people years later

November 8, 2012

Written by: Emily Barry The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, states that “No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any...

Presidential debates important, not enough to sway some students

November 8, 2012

Written by: Victoria Barrientos Many students looked to presidential debates to cast an informed vote in the first election in which they were eligible to vote. Whether the debates actually swayed their opinions is another issue. In an informal, anonymous survey of 50 students in the Student Union, 6...

Lies, money and the media

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger As this election cycle comes to a close (finally), there are three unprecedented problems with politics and public discourse that I see coming to a head. These problems are not shared by all, and they are not equal on both sides of the line. There are parties that are...

Girl About Campus: Oh, Republican dads

November 8, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka Three roommates. Three best friends. Three non-confrontational people. I am talking about the same three people here, FYI. My roommates and I are pretty tight. Minus the fact that we’re two Democrats and a Republican. Thankfully, we’re all non-confrontational. But either way, ...

Undecided voters running out of time

November 6, 2012

Written by: Julie Kline Many student voters are still undecided going into Tuesday’s presidential election. “Both men have good ideas, but neither candidate fits my specific needs,” said senior communication major Charli Transue. In key swing states — such as Ohio — there are about 900,00...

Cost of education important to students and candidates

November 6, 2012

Written by: Joe Zazo Some University of Akron students feel that education plays an important role in the upcoming presidential election, while others are not so sure what either candidate has to offer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 turned ou...

First-time voters feeling the heat

November 6, 2012

Written by: Rosheeda Bryant With just hours left before the close 2012 presidential election, first-time voters at The University of Akron are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and excited. “I am feeling stressed because a lot of people are encouraging me to vote early, and I am having a hard time find...

Campaign ads help some, annoy others

November 6, 2012

Written by: Alicia Seitz As the polls begin to open and voting starts, student voters are looking for more actual information than just campaign ads. Student voters hear campaign ads every time they turn on the television or tune into the radio. “I feel if you want to be an educated voter, you must ...

Exercise your right

November 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I always felt like I was too cool to vote. I was above the discussions and the arguments that come along with a presidential campaign. How is anyone supposed to choose a leader when, more often than not, each option is terrible? Does anyone tell the truth anymore? Is any ...

Why choose Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want to see?” I soon find that this question is not so easily answered. I have values and goals that I...

Early voting evens the playing field

September 18, 2012

Written by: Kara Hemphill Early voting in Ohio, which has been a major topic of discussion recently, was restored when a judge ruled in favor of it last Friday. In August, Ohioans were unsure whether they would be able to vote on nights and weekends during the three days leading up to the election....

I rebel, therefore we exist

September 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I have become astounded by the rampant apathy of the vast majority of students on this campus. You know apathy, right? Or haven’t you ever cared enough to look it up? Well, dictionary.com defines it as “an absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement,” o...