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Choreographer’s Workshop wows

Hillary Martter Buchtelite Arts & Life Writer This past weekend, The University of Akron Dance Program hosted their Choreographer’s Workshop at Daum Theater. The performance, which happens twice a year (once in the fall semester and again in the spring), is “a chance for choreography students to articulate their artistic vision into a fully produced stage work,” said Robin Prichard, […]

USG coordinates Veteran’s Celebration

Megan Bodenschatz Buchtelite Arts & Life Writer Starting on Nov. 2 after the Kent State vs. Akron football game, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government will be kicking off their weeklong Veteran’s Celebration. From now until Nov. 11, USG and GSG will be collecting donations for care packages to be sent to soldiers overseas. Students can take […]

Apple pie and family traditions

Apple pie and family traditions

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing while spectators revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow captures spectators into the wonder of the autumn season as they enjoy their pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider. Fall is a season that has many […]

Letter to the Editor: Does our society still need home economics?

With the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences begins its centennial year at the University of Akron — 100 years since the founding of the Curtis School of Home Economics at what was then the Municipal University of Akron. The Curtis School was the first “named” school or […]

None Too Fragile’s ‘Nerve’ departs

Paula Ramsey Arts & Life Writer The feelings of a first date are unmistakable — nerves are at an all-time high and the butterflies in a person’s stomach are hard at work, searching for a way to escape. Getting to spend time with someone of importance is all too exciting. However, what if the two have technically never […]

Exhibit features Akron students

Exhibit features Akron students

Kara Hemphill Buchtelite Copy Editor Plenty of time was spent in the dark last Thursday at the annual Akron Film+Pixel Night, where New Media students from The University of Akron had a chance to display their work at Summit Artspace. The evening started off at the Akron Art Museum with six short films by Northeast Ohio filmmakers. The […]

Akron Film+Pixel preview

Akron Film+Pixel preview

Megan Bodenschatz Arts and Life Editor Sponsored by the New Media program at Myers School of Art and the Department of English, the annual Akron Film+Pixel Night will be held at the Akron Art Museum at 7 p.m. tonight. The New Media show, “Pixels,” starts after the films at 8:15 p.m. at the Summit Artspace, a five-minute walk […]

Life inside the residence halls

Life inside the residence halls

Megan Bodenschatz Arts and Life Editor On a campus of 30,000 students, only about 3,000 at The University of Akron live in campus housing. There are many pros and cons to living on campus; the biggest con being the cost. For those living on campus, the experience is unlike any other. “It’s like you have your own family on […]

Symphony heard on campus

Symphony heard on campus

Megan Bodenschatz Arts and Life Editor Under the direction of Christopher Wilkins, the Akron Symphony Orchestra had their opening night on Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall. Before the performance, every instrument section was tuned to the oboe because oboes are not able to be tuned using any other method. They cannot be tuned without […]

A freshmen's guide to campus

A freshmen’s guide to campus

RHPB Events The Residence Hall Programming Board’s main goal is to bring superb and free entertainment to The University of Akron’s students.  From comedians to illusionists, the entertainers RHPB brings to campus are bound to entertain you.  Almost all of RHPB’s events take place at EJ Thomas Hall, a short walk on campus.  Make sure […]

“Hypnotized” enthralls and leaves skeptics unskeptical

“Hypnotized” enthralls and leaves skeptics unskeptical

Maria Macaluso Arts and Life Writer For most freshmen at Akron, seeing the great hypnotist Michael C. Anthony is a must for your first year. Being a freshman myself, I came to the show without the slightest idea what was going to happen. I only knew that I was about to witness some phenomena that I could not exactly […]

Civil War reenactor invades campus

Civil War reenactor invades campus

Megan Bodenschatz Buchtelite Arts and Life Editor Since the age of nine months, junior Daniel Slattery has been involved in Civil War reenactments alongside his family. In their 25 years of reenacting, the Slatterys have been in over 100 reenactments. They have travelled to such places as Antietam, Md. and Gettysburg, Pa. to participate in […]

Despicablimp floats into Akron

Despicablimp floats into Akron

Megan Bodenschatz Arts and Life Editor Whether you are despicable enough to steal the moon or defeat El Macho, your day is sure to be brightened by the bright fluorescent 165-foot-long and 55-foot-high “minion” floating all across the United States’ skies. The “Despicablimp” has been on tour since March 23 in order to promote the Universal Studios’ summer premiere […]

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

Kara Hemphill Buchtelite Copy Editor “How lucky are we?” is a question often heard by Nancy Holland Myers’ students as they practice yoga outdoors in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Ledges shelter. Myers connected with the CVNP through a program she started nearly five years ago called Free Akron Yoga. The program, usually held […]

Things are looking grizzly at Akron Zoo

Things are looking grizzly at Akron Zoo

Beau Brown Buchtelite Copy Editor A zoo typically acts a citizen’s way of experiencing the animal world on a small-scale. The zoo is a mirror to the public that reflects the vastness and variation of all the world’s habitats and the fauna and flora that occupy them. The Akron Zoo is our own mirror of the world, and […]

The world should be “Tuning In”

The world should be “Tuning In”

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief Composer/lyricist Larry Kass, a doctor who specializes in hematopathology and a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, had a dream to compose a musical and see it come to life on stage. Kass began working on the musical “Tuning In” as a labor of love for his wife Sara […]

Akron All-City Musical returns

Akron All-City Musical returns

Beau Brown Talented high school students from around the Akron area once again amalgamate for the second Akron All-City Musical, which will be performed at the Akron Civic Theatre in June. Last year, thousands came to see these performing arts students from high schools such as Copley, St. Vincent-St. Mary, Firestone, Garfield, Akron Early College […]

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

Beau Brown Senior graphic design majors are saying sayonara and waving their hands goodbye to the university, while waving their professional portfolios in the faces of potential employers. The Pinpoint gallery opened this past Friday in the Emily Davis Gallery, located in Folk Hall, as a part of the Myers School of Art. The Pinpoint […]

Retiring professors leave with a bang

Retiring professors leave with a bang

Bianca Tan The sound of horns and woodwinds filled the Student Union Ballroom this past Sunday as UA’s Symphonic Band tuned up for their Spring Concert. The atmosphere seemed extra sentimental, as it was the last concert not only for soon-to-be graduates, but many long-time School of Music faculty members as well –– including professor […]

Trombonists slide their way to fame

Trombonists slide their way to fame

Sydney Laubscher When thinking of a college band, the images of football games and show tunes can come to mind. However, one group of musicians broke boundaries with their accomplishments this past year. The University of Akron Jazz Trombone Quintet have entered themselves in the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition for three years in […]