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MythBusters delight, teach audience at EJ Thomas Hall

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Discovery Channel’s long-running series “MythBusters” intrigued the audience of EJ Thomas Hall Thursday evening when they brought their “Behind the Myths” tour to Akron. The tour is a live stage show where the hosts perform on-stage experiments, share behind-the-scenes stories from their TV show, […]

Pay It Forward Program provides students with opportunity to give back

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Three graduate students in the School of Communication won $2000 for their non-profit after presenting their project to a panel of judges on Tuesday. Students Scott Wachtel, Nathan Mellor, and Joanna Hunkins won the money for Stewarts Caring Place, provides support services, free-of-charge, to individuals and families in Summit, Medina, […]

Tressel named Executive Vice President

At board meeting held Wednesday morning, the Board of Trustees approved a change in title for Vice President Jim Tressel to Executive Vice President. In his new role, he will assist the university with its campus wide campaign for student success. Additional actions made by the board include: -A change in title for Candace Campbell […]

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

Zaina Salem Buchtelite News Editor EJ Thomas Hall is proud to present a show that is sure to knock your socks off —or bust the myth of it anyway. The hosts of “MythBusters,” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, will be performing a live show on Thursday, Dec. 5. “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths” brings you into the world of […]

Start your break without any stress

Alexa Lago Buchtelite Opinion Editor The end is near! That’s right, another semester is over and it’s nothing but eggnog, long naps and freedom ahead. For some students, a well-deserved and restful break is just over the horizon, and for others graduation is finally here. But before students settle into comfy sweats, Netflix marathons and holiday bliss, they […]

The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

Laura Stall Buchtelite Opinion Writer Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for peppermint-flavored coffee served in red coffee cups decorated with ornaments and reindeer. It’s time for the radio stations to switch from playing the same Katy Perry and Lorde songs and start playing multiple versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Winter Wonderland.” That’s […]

Play continues despite recent drama

Play continues despite recent drama

Alicia Seitz Buchtelite News Writer Despite the recent drama in the UA Theatre Program, an entirely student-run program will be taking the stage for one last production of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall. The production “PlayTime” was produced by the university’s Theatre Guild organization which includes theater majors […]

Akron athletics fall sports recap

Akron athletics fall sports recap

The collegiate fall sports season has come to a close. The University of Akron’s athletics had its ups and downs. The football team had one of its most successful seasons in the last decade. The men’s soccer team had one of the better seasons when compared to the rest of the country, but an average […]

UA could benefit from having a Men’s Studies program

Mike J Wiles Buchtelite Opinion Writer As a returning student to The University of Akron who graduated high school in 1983, I’m old enough to remember a time before there was AIDS. I’m not old enough to remember a time when supposedly relationships were more “free.” According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, approximately 700,000 Americans have […]

Women’s basketball swept in California over weekend

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips women’s basketball team dropped contests over the weekend to Cal Poly and UC Davis. They competed in the Cal Poly Classic in California. In their first game of the tournament, the Zips took on Cal Poly. Akron fell 84-74 on Friday. Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh predominately did the scoring […]

The cost of a living wage in America

Russell Friend Buchtelite Opinion Writer Our society is failing to provide a living wage for tens of millions of Americans. In 2012, according to the Social Security Administration, the total percentage of American workers making less than 1968’s minimum wage was between 39.6 percent and 46.6 percent. An unsettling and large percentage of Americans currently struggle to live […]

The drinking age is fine where it is

Laura Stall Buchtelite Opinion Writer Almost every teenager, at one point in his or her life, has questioned the drinking age. A common question is: If we’re old enough to smoke, vote and join the army, why can’t we drink? I’ve heard a lot of talk about the need to change the drinking age back to 18. People […]

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

Alicia Seitz Buchtelite News Editor The halls were decked and the trees were shining bright in Akron at the John S. Knight Center, where people of all ages embraced the holiday spirit by joining in the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival. The uniquely decorated tree donated by The University of Akron’s Society of Women Engineers caught the attention […]

Smoking and choking on campus

Smoking and choking on campus

Ione Friess Buchtelite Opinion Writer I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one to say that I am absolutely sick and tired of people smoking on our campus.  After swimming competitively for two years, getting my health and lung capacity up, only to have a bunch of inconsiderate jerks blowing secondhand smoke down my throat, I’ve become more […]

Akron football defeats Toledo

Akron football defeats Toledo

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron football team finished their season Friday afternoon by defeating the Toledo Rockets, improving to 5-7 on the season and clinching their first non-losing conference record since the 2005 season. The Zips finished 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play. Akron won four of the last five games in the 2013 season, something that […]

Final curtain for the theatre program?

Final curtain for the theatre program?

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief An outside review of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences recommends shutting down the theater program by 2016 and reassigning tenured theater faculty to positions not associated with the performing arts. The review was conducted this fall by an administrator at Ohio State University at the request of Arts and […]

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The two-headed monster of Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh continue to beat up opponents this season for the Akron women’s basketball team (3-2). On Friday night, the two combined for 47 points against Canisius College and led their team to a 72-56 victory. It was the teams’ first road victory of the season. […]

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips men’s soccer team ended their season Sunday evening after falling to Marquette University 1-0 in overtime. The Zips fell victim to  Coco Navarro’s side volley in the 99th minute. There were only about 30 seconds to go before the first part of overtime was due to close. The Zips were […]

Holiday memories abound in students

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer The holidays are right around the corner and alongside the festivities are the memorable moments shared by friends and family. UA students, enthusiastic for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, decided to share some personal experiences with the previous holidays. UA sophomore Raphella Howell shares Thanksgiving with her extended family at her aunt’s […]

Black Friday stories

Black Friday stories

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer To many, Black Friday is more than just a consumer trap to rope hungry shoppers into above average deals. To many, Black Friday is a holiday in itself. “I go Black Friday shopping every year with my family,” said UA freshman Alex Norris. “It is treated like a tradition, just like Thanksgiving or […]