Zips football team fight hard battle but lose first game of the season 56-14
Written by: Parker Perry An athlete competing for The University of Akron has received Second-Team All-American honors. Valerie Fraizer of UA’s women’s track team has received the credentials after competing in the National NCAA meet last weekend. The senior has been a part of the team for five years, starting her career as Valerie Wretz. [...]
Written by: Natalee Langton Research suggests that more than 50 percent of students experience depressive symptoms shortly after beginning college, according to Dr. Eva M. Thury of Drexel University. During stressful times at school, many students do not realize that The University of Akron offers free and confidential psychological services to students currently enrolled. The [...]
Written by: Russ Friend In this day of conservative fervor, we need to take a hard look at the effects that illegitimate pregnancies have on our families, our cities, our nation and our planet. Health care costs are spiraling out of control with no end in sight. Citizens have never before taken on such a [...]
Written by: Zach West The Lady Zips softball team will travel to the University of Dayton to for a doubleheader Sunday. The Zips head into the contest with an even 11-11 record, compiled from competing in a series of invitationals in Va., Fla., Calif., S.C. and La. The Zips are led statistically in batting by [...]
Written by: Amy Nelson The Greek community at The University of Akron has been working for the past year to achieve high standards, increase community service hours and donation dollars and improve leadership skills. Sororities and fraternities were acknowledged for their achievements at the 36th annual Greek Leadership Awards held on March 4 in the [...]
Written by: D.J. Johnson The University of Akron men’s golf team finished in seventh place at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational Tuesday afternoon. Collectively, Akron finished the invitational with a score of 878 (+14) after recording a five-over 293 on Tuesday. Wichita State finished in the top spot carding at 844 (-20). The Zips finished [...]
Written by: Maggie Duff Eleven students from the Myer’s School of Art printmaking program travelled to New Orleans last Wednesday, some boarding planes from Akron/Canton, and others from New York City. But unlike many other spring breakers, they weren’t going to “The Big Easy” to party. Instead, they were going to the Southern Graphics Council [...]
A barrage of exciting visuals, sound and interactivity are sparking the interest of students across campus as the Collider 4: Spectacle show opens this week.
Previously contained solely at Folk Hall’s Emily Davis Gallery, this year’s Collider show is branching out across campus. The hub of excitement remains at the gallery, but works can now also be seen at Beirce Library’s Emerging Technologies lab and at the Honors Complex.
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 mention [...]
Written by: Christian Turner The University of Akron baseball team went 1-1 in a doubleheader against the West Virginia Mountaineers Tuesday. Senior left-handed pitcher Scott Fisher started off for Akron on the mound, seeing a total of 21 batters. Fisher threw for five innings, allowing only two runs, to give him his first win of [...]
Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel has been named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron.
The University of Akron football program announced the 21 members of the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday night.
The class included student athletes from several different states, though the most (10) come from Ohio. Other states include Florida (six), Pennsylvania (two), Michigan (one), New Jersey (one) and West Virginia (one).
This culmination of the National Football League’s season brings hoards of students together in front of their televisions. There is also a common knowledge that this athletic event is more than a game for the enjoyment of its massive audience.
The Super Bowl offers advertisers of all sorts the opportunity to push their products to the entire nation. These commercials vary from the very funny to the very informative, all aiming to persuade their audience in some way. The University of Akron enters into this fray with a Super Bowl advertisement of its own.
Jennifer Browning’s performance in “The Gospel According to Tammy Faye” was not just an impressive acting debut for her; it was arguably the most remarkable debut in UA theater history.
Based on her performance, she was nominated to compete for the Irene Ryan Scholarship at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Region II at The University of Pennsylvania. Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Western New York, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia compose Region II.
The 10th annual Sears BracketBusters match up was announced Monday and the University of Akron men’s basketball team will take on Oral Roberts Saturday, Feb. 18 at Tulsa. Okla.
Akron who has a record of 15-7, 7-1 in the Mid American Conference, are 1-2 the last three years in the BracketBusters matchup. Their only win was against Creighton last year at home 76-67.
I find myself disturbed about my safety on campus. I’m not questioning the security of the campus; my fear lies solely in elevator safety.
It sounds odd. I mean, how many times does one ride an elevator in a week?Regardless of how improbable, I found myself trapped in Elevator No. 4 in the Student Union for almost two hours on Sunday with two of my peers.
Unity Celebration, an event in coordination with Race Week, took place in the Student Union Monday to explain ways individuals perceive topics such as unity and diversity.
Politics, like the definition of a Santorum, is a filthy and sometimes frothy business. I heard recently that Starbucks, in a shrewd move that’s sure to please conservatives, has considered sponsoring a number of Republican presidential candidates with their own brands of frothy fun. For Rick Santorum, that Mighty Mouse of conservative ideals, Starbucks thought of going with their quintessential, non offensive, conservative drink, the Caffè Latte.