The Buchtelite

Four Zips earn All-MAC honors

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

The University of Akron football team wrapped up its season last Tuesday with a 9-3 loss at Ohio University to finish its season with a disappointing record of 5-7. However, four Zips were honored for their play on Wednesday when the Mid-American Conference released their All-MAC teams. First, sopho...

Men’s soccer posts another clean sheet victory at home

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (4-2-0) notched its second win in a row after beating fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Monday night by a score of 2-0. Not only are the Zips undefeated in their four home matches this season, but they also have yet to concede a goal while playing at Firs...

Women’s soccer falls to UC Riverside, 3-0

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the University of California, Riverside Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Akron to 3-4 on the season while UC Riverside improves to 2-2-3. The loss snapped a short two-game winning streak for the Zips. After a scoreless first hal...

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis became the first in the Zips golfing program history to receive medalist honors at t...

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

By Preston Davis, Writer

May 2, 2016

Zips Racing unveiled its latest formula style racecar on Wednesday evening, April 27 to a crowded Student Union Ballroom. Friends, family, faculty, alumni and students attended the event to catch a glimpse of this year’s engineering masterpiece: the ZR16. The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula ...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players learned their program would be cut, we ask ourselves: Where are they now? Several former UA...

Zips pitch their way to sweep of Purple Eagles

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 21, 2016

Erin Seiler and Paige McMenemy’s strong pitching performances allowed UA’s women’s softball team to take a pair of non-conference games from the Niagara Purple Eagles Tuesday afternoon.   The Zips took game one by a 2-0 count, while the offense blasted 17 hits to win the nightcap 8-0...

Blue defeats White in Akron Spring Game, 20-17

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Football made a brief appearance at The University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field this past Saturday where the football team held their annual spring game.   The Blue Squad, led by offensive coordinator A.J. Milwee, jumped out to an early lead and then had to come back to ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field This past weekend saw both The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field teams sweep their competition in the Northeast Ohio Quad held at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.   The Akron men’s team defeated Youngstown State (1...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 11, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team used a strong effort on Sunday to gain four places in the overall standings at The Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate. The Zips finished the 54-hole tournament in eighth place with a final team score of 885 (+33).   Wake Forest...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 6, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team finished with a team score of 294 (+6) on the final day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club to finish the tournament in 14th place this week in Awendaw, South Carolina. The Zips had earlier rounds of 296 (+8) and 300 (+12) to complete the 54-hole to...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015

Shawn Barber, the University of Akron’s world champion pole vaulter, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and turn professional. Barber, from Kingwood, Texas, has signed a professional contract with Nike, and will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and former Olympic pole...

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who registered to audition will begin the first of two rounds of tryouts.   “Every judge will ha...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Zips brace for flu season

Zips brace for flu season

By William Singer, News Editor

October 6, 2014

  The impending flu season is upon us this can be a perilous time for both students and faculty all over the country. There are hundreds of medication and prevention methods available at drug stores, but there are also many natural and unconventional ways to fight influenza virus. Danielle...

UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 30, 2014

    It’s homecoming at The University of Akron, and the five days from Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 4 brings UA students a promise to bring plenty of fun festivities. David Vale, Assistant Director of Campus Programs at UA, says that homecoming is a time to “welcome back alum...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

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...

UA donations don’t fall short

UA donations don’t fall short

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2014

ServeAkron has kicked off the school year with their third annual school supply drive to help the local schools in Akron. Assistant Director of Student Life Alison Doehring said, “As with every year of the drive we hope to provide our local children with the supplies they need to be successfu...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors and 28 students has grown over the century to 100 professors and 2,800 students. The college...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 26, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Lets get some spirit

October 4, 2012

Written by: DJ Johnson This is not an article preaching at you to attend a football game this fall. It is not an attempt to claim that a program that has struggled for the past two seasons is now worth ten Saturdays, a Thursday and a Tuesday of your time over the course of the fall semester. It is...

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the birthplace of his teaching and coaching career — but is now wearing a...

Zips robbed

March 21, 2012

Written by: Matthew Belsinger This March Madness season certainly has been living up to its name.  I bet it’s safe to say that the vast majority of everyone’s brackets has been completely busted by the small fact that two No. 2 seed teams were eliminated in the first round by 15th seeds, not to m...

Our view: Springtime activities

February 22, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger It’s the end of February and it’s hard to believe the wonderful weather that we’ve been having.  By this time last year we had record snow falls and a handful of snow days that were more than enough to make the laziest of students happy.  Springtime appears to be coming soo...

Twitter uniting students: @UofAprobs entertains by posting UA problems

February 7, 2012

By: Emily Schultz Approximately 2,000 followers and growing, there has been another University of Akron Twitter account created, @UofAProbs. This account, however, is not your average college representation.  This client utilizes its account in order to portray the “real life happenings” on this campus. ...

Tressel joins UA as administrator

February 7, 2012

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student success. Though rumors circled during  semester that Tressel was being c...