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FirstEnergy’s Christmas surprise

FirstEnergy’s Christmas surprise

Written by: Matthew Balsinger You probably have little knowledge of, or care for, the political policies of the electric company FirstEnergy. Assuming that’s true, you probably also don’t know about FirstEnergy’s sudden and drastic power play that was recently thwarted in the Ohio Statehouse. After the recent elections, FirstEnergy began lobbying the governor and other […]

My New Year’s resolutions

My New Year’s resolutions

Written by: Abigail Chaff I never really cared enough to make New Year’s resolutions. What’s the point of pretending that I’m going to change, I figure, when I have that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I’ll never follow through? So this year, I’m going to put out my resolutions […]

Men's basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

Men’s basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

Written by: D.J. Johnson Come March, Akron’s men’s basketball team will likely need a marquee win to highlight their resume heading into the postseason. The chance for that all-important victory could come as early as Sunday, when the Zips travel to Omaha to take on No. 16 Creighton. “It’s not going to be easy by […]

‘To be or not to be involved’ should not even be a question

‘To be or not to be involved’ should not even be a question

Written by: Marissa Barrett There are over 300 organizations at The University of Akron that provide students with the resources and experiences necessary for post-graduation agendas. “Becoming involved at the university provides students with a feeling of connectedness, resume-development opportunities, and the chance to meet a host of people,” said UA civic engagement coordinator Allison […]

Caleb Porter’s career

Written by: Zack West A great era in Zips soccer ended on Nov. 25 with an early exit from the NCAA tournament. Head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game at The University of Akron in a technical tie with Creighton that ended with the Bluejays edging out the Zips in penalty kicks. Porter will […]

We wish you a happy Hanukkah

We wish you a happy Hanukkah

Written by: Beau Brown Food, family, friends and the spirit of religious traditions make up the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The traditions stretch back thousands of years and serve as a time of reminiscence for practicers of the Jewish faith. Commonly associated with Christmas, Hanukkah is in fact a holiday with few similarities to its Christian counterpart. On […]

Browns looking for third consecutive victory

Written by: Matt Sympson The Cleveland Browns are on a two-game winning streak for the first time since weeks two and three of the 2011 NFL season. On Nov. 25, the Browns (4-8) defeated their arch-rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also beat the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday, which ended their 12-game losing streak on […]

Ben Roethlisberger hopes to return to the Steelers soon

Written by: Matt Sympson Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has come closer and closer to returning to the field after a solid week of practice. Roethlisberger, who has missed the past three weeks due to a shoulder injury received in a Nov. 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, hopes to return to play against the […]

"Stories of the Kindertransport" to premiere at Sanderfur Theatre

“Stories of the Kindertransport” to premiere at Sanderfur Theatre

Written by: Heather Beyer Imagine being a child on a train headed for a foreign country, and having to endure the journey completely alone. Nearly 10,000 Jewish children faced this reality at the start of World War II as they were sent out of Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia, without their parents, to safety in […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson It’s been such a fun semester, with both disappointing and exciting times. It was disappointing to see our football team not have the successful season that we were all hoping for, but I think they have stepped into the right direction. While they finished their third straight year with a record […]

Holliday at the Hower House

Holliday at the Hower House

Written by: Juliana Amir The Hower House was built in 1871, during the Victorian era. In those times, Christmas wasn’t a simple holiday, but rather a grand event where warm gestures and elaborate decorations were a must. Walking in is a treat to the senses. Troubles are checked at the door as relaxing Christmas melodies soothe the soul […]

Sudoku solution 12-6

Sudoku solution 12-6

Sudoku Solution 12-04

Sudoku Solution 12-04

Women’s basketball defeats Canisius

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s women’s basketball team was able to pull off a win by holding a lead in the final minutes of the game to beat the Canisius Golden Griffins 81-72. “It was a really good win for our program,” said head coach Jodi Kest. “We told our players to come out and […]

Zips improve to 4-2

Zips improve to 4-2

Written by: D.J. Johnson After only six games this season, Akron’s men’s basketball team has a season’s worth of overtime experience. At the James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday afternoon, the Zips beat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 82-77 in their third game of the season, which required five extra minutes. “I told our guys […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams came through and earned victories over the weekend, and the Browns and Steelers won this week as well. The Browns began a two-game winning streak, and the Steelers got back to winning after falling to the Browns. Men’s basketball A clutch overtime victory over Middle […]

Girl About Campus: How to survive the holidays

Girl About Campus: How to survive the holidays

Written by: Helen Dauka In a city away from your hometown, things seem to be going smoothly. You feel confident, happy and independent. So why, during every holiday season, does it seem like my portfolio, which I’ve spent the last four years beefing up, gets thrown out the window in exchange for a checklist deemed worthy […]

Our View: Christmas means something different to everyone

My favorite Christmas goes back to 1999, when I woke up to find that I had gotten a new sled and Pikachu slippers. I was eight years old at the time, and anything pertaining to Pokemon was like God’s gift to Earth, in my eyes. On top of the Pikachu slippers, I got a Pikachu […]

Deck the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Deck the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Written by: Brenda Costarella With a cold snap in the air and the snowflakes making their debut this past weekend, the feeling of the holidays is certainly at hand. What could heighten those feelings of Christmas joy more than to indulge in a special tradition at the place that an Akron family once called home? This estate, known […]

Holiday Arts and Craft Show Returns

Holiday Arts and Craft Show Returns

Written by: Zaina Salem Many creative and innovative artisans brought the holiday spirit to life at E.J. Thomas Hall this past weekend. From Friday through Sunday, local and international crafters showcased hundreds of intricate, handcrafted items. This arts and crafts show has been an Akron tradition for nearly 30 years. Stepping into E.J. Thomas Hall was like stepping into […]