The Buchtelite

Suicide prevention walk

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 25, 2016

Each year 42,773 Americans commit suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) website. To help spread awareness, hundreds of Akronites walked across The University of Akron campus during the third annual Out of...

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...

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2015

More than 210,000 people in the state of Ohio live with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and about 13,000 of them live in Summit County, according to Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and has been fundraising since...

Men in heels walk a mile

Men in heels walk a mile

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 27, 2015

Men strapped on stilettos and walked for a mile alongside women to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault. Last Friday, April 24, the Rape Crisis Center hosted the 10th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Men literally “walked a mile in her shoes,” or...

Open carry walk on Saturday

Open carry walk on Saturday

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 22, 2015

Don’t be surprised to see a group of people openly wielding firearms on UA’s campus this weekend.  Jeffry Smith, a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor and Life Member, organized an “Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk” for Saturday, April 25 on UA’s campus. Smith has do...