The Buchtelite

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

UA student Ben Holda, a sophomore, admires an artistic rendition of a map of Akron at Big Love Fest.

By Preston Davis, writer

March 16, 2016

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held March 12 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. In prior years, the festival was held at Musica, but the growing...

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2016

With spring break approaching, it may be difficult for students to stay motivated for all of the upcoming papers and exams. A way students can de-stress from school work and relax is by taking time to practice yoga. The University of Akron graduate student Sara Syed teaches yoga regularly and thinks...

Don’t stress … stretch

Syed teaches students yoga in Bierce Library.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2015

With the semester more than halfway over, the amount of homework and exams might seem overwhelming. A good way to combat that stress and stay motivated for the rest of the semester is to practice yoga. “Yoga can be helpful for stress because it teaches us to slow down and to breath. By doin...

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 24, 2015

The Akron Peace Project’s 6th annual Akron Peace Week will be celebrated this year from September 25 to  October 4. The newest addition to the Akron Peace Week, the Akron Yoga Summit, will commence this weekend from September 25-27.   The Akron Yoga Summit aims to bring the Akron community t...

Shatter the stress

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2015

Midterms can be a nerve-wracking time for students and over worrying can only make matters worse. There are simple things one can do to relieve stress and focus on doing well for their exams. Getting a proper amount of sleep before an exam is important. While pulling an all-nighter to cram may seem...

Big Love festival promotes health

David Swirsky, UA undergraduate student and co-founder and organizer for Big Love, photographed with various people who attended the Big Love event

By Sara Syed, Writer

March 2, 2015

Saturday, Feb. 28, more than 2,000 people gathered at Musica in downtown Akron to celebrate the 2nd annual Big Love Festival. Big Love Festival is a wintertime festival that Akron’s League of Creative Interventionists, Akron Peace Project,Health Equity for Akron’s Longevity and Sustainability,...

Yoga and meditation are benefiting UA’s student body

Yoga and meditation are benefiting UA’s student body

By Sara Syed, Writer

November 17, 2014

It is that time of year again when the weather becomes cold, workload increases for students in school and the immune system is challenged. But what if there was something that could provide you the warmth and happiness of the summer sun without having to be in the sun? What if there was something that...

Akron celebrates Peace

September 27, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil The Akron Peace Week is making an appearance for the third time next week. Peace Week, which will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, will bring a variety of events to Akron, including yoga sessions, movie showings and a cooking class, all of which are free. According to an official A...