The Buchtelite

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

Jade Swint, second to left, explains to other students at The University of Akron how her hair style changes the way she views herself and how others view her in the Student Union, Room 314

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our purpose in this discussion was creating a space, particularly for black women on this campus, whe...

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

The University of Akron Police Department offers a variety of services, both on and off campus, such as women’s self-defense courses, campus escorts and assistance with vehicle issues. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Police Department)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 8, 2018

As a part of Women’s History Month, Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar, of The University of Akron Police Department, will be leading a self-defense class to teach others simple techniques and increase awareness of what dangerous situations are. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Recreation...

Women’s self-defense class was a hit

UA student learns new self-defense techniques in a class at the Rec.

By Abigail Wakefield, Writer

March 28, 2016

University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar joined a handful of women in the rec center on March 16 to teach helpful self-defense techniques. This class was held as part of Women’s History Month. The hands-on workshop presented easy-to-use...

Women’s history trivia show

Students participate in trivia game show in honor of Women's History Month.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

March 9, 2016

Who was the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives? The first woman elected to congress? Or the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic? These are just some of questions asked during the “Reality Check Game Show, Women’s History Edition.” The trivia show entertained...