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Volleyball wins two over weekend

Volleyball wins two over weekend

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer This weekend, the volleyball team at The University of Akron won their first and second Mid-American Conference matches of the season against the University at Buffalo and Ball State University. The Zips (8-17, 2-12 MAC) started their victorious weekend by hosting Buffalo (16-10, 4-9 MAC) and winning 3-2 in a five-set stunner on […]

Proenza gives final address

Proenza gives final address

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor UA President Luis Proenza gave his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom. This address was his 15th and final one before retiring as the president of UA. “From the first day that he arrived here on campus,” Trustees Chairman Richard W. Pogue said, “Luis has presented […]

The pains of working out at the gym

The pains of working out at the gym

Working out is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and to deal with stress. There is nothing better than putting in your headphones and blocking out the rest of the world for an hour or two. However, the gym does come without its own set of annoyances. There are certain rules that need […]

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips men’s basketball team will open their regular season on Friday night when they host Coastal Carolina at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips traveled to Coastal Carolina last season to open up the season, and with key players missing, fell in overtime to the Chanticleers 74-70. In the 2012 matchup, […]

Hurricane Miley: encroaching disaster

Hurricane Miley: encroaching disaster

Ione Friess Buchtelite Opinion Writer It’s not even the season for them, but that’s just her style. Miley Cyrus is one of the worst transitions from fame to flop yet, and possibly one of the fastest. She’s a naked wrecking ball on the loose, and she’s shoving her “new” style and standard down the throat of all who […]

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron basketball teams have a lot to look forward to in the 2013-2014 season. The Zips men’s and women’s teams hosted their first exhibition games Friday and Saturday last weekend, and both shined. The men’s team defeated Bluffton 95-40 while the women’s team took care of Lake Erie 97-48.  In […]

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief EJ Thomas Hall was the place to be Friday evening when more than 1,400 members of the university and community gathered together to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The grand event billed as “40 and Fabulous!” featured a concert starring Northeast Ohio native Michael Cavanaugh, who starred on Broadway as the pianist and vocalist […]

Zombie Bite

Zombie Bite

Tyler Coventry Buchtelite Opinion Writer They were coming. Lungs burning, John Doe tore into the abandoned corner office and slammed the door behind him, collapsing breathlessly against the sturdy oak frame. They were coming. Doe collected himself. He felt exhausted but he forced himself to calm down and concentrate. The thick door would buy some time. The room […]

Diggs ready for action

Diggs ready for action

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor Senior forward Quincy Diggs can relate to the adversity that the last year’s men’s basketball team had to face, even though he was not on the team. Diggs was suspended the entire season before it began. The reasons for the suspension are sketchy, and some argue that the punishment was far too harsh. […]

Costume favorites for Akron revealed

Costume favorites for Akron revealed

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer Oct. 31 marks a day of freedom, a time where one can choose to be whatever he or she desires without the overbearing judgment of peers, without the whispers of, “Why are they wearing that?” and without the possible loss of social reputation. To be more distinct, this day of freedom is better […]

Scheduling for classes can be quite the hassle

Scheduling for classes can be quite the hassle

Alexa Lago Buchtelite Opinion Editor Midway through each semester we are all faced with the stressful task of scheduling for classes. The second the scheduling date pops up on our My Akron account we are forced to think about the upcoming semester. For a lot of students, scheduling is a frustrating and anxiety-filled process.   Dealing with holds For instance, […]

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The No. 18 ranked Akron Zips soccer team had a busy week last week, as they hosted No. 17 Michigan State on Wednesday and Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Both games forced Akron to have a tough mentality, as the Zips continued their search for a MAC tournament and an […]

Event rewards creative costumes

Event rewards creative costumes

Alicia Seitz Buchtelite News Writer EJ Thomas Hall transformed for a night of Halloween fun at The University of Akron’s Boo at the Roo Thursday night. Students got into the Halloween spirit and brought out their creativity while participating in the annual Halloween costume contest. Students danced past judges to music provided by DJ Sparky B., VJ Impulse […]

Profiling Serial Killers

Profiling Serial Killers

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite NewsEditor When Mary Myers was in fifth grade, her teacher at the Catholic school she attended kept a bowl of candy on her desk. When students received a good grade on a test or behaved well in class they would receive a piece of candy. Myers said that when the teacher left the room, […]

Clubbing is not worth the cash

Clubbing is not worth the cash

Alexa Lago Buchtelite Opinion Editor A crowded dance floor filled with swaying bodies and blaring music. The drinks are flowing and people are partying the night away and hooking up with strangers. Scantily clad girls are all gathered with their groups of friends dancing, taking pictures and chatting up guys. Guys are hanging with their friends while dancing, […]

Akron football set to battle Ball State

Akron football set to battle Ball State

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editior Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning is perhaps the best quarterback in the Mid-American Conference. He currently leads the conference in yards per game at 328.1 and has 2,625 total yards this year, according to MAC statistics. Both stats put him in first place at his position. However, more importantly, he has led his […]

Tressel visits graduate class to discuss UA enrollment

Tressel visits graduate class to discuss UA enrollment

Tyler Jordan Buchtelite News Writer Last week, Jim Tressel visited a class of graduate students in Olin Hall to acknowledge the changes happening on Akron’s campus.  The students are working on a term paper about the current enrollment issues and strategies. Shamima Johan of Bangladesh said she was thrilled to have Tressel, vice president for student success, visit […]

The chocolate apocalypse is coming

The chocolate apocalypse is coming

Alexa Lago Buchtelite Opinion Editor There is nothing better than curling up on a Saturday night and enjoying some chocolate. Whether it’s dark chocolate or milk chocolate, baked inside cookies or in some form of candy, nothing tastes better. However, a trip to the nearest grocery store may prove to be disappointing to chocolate lovers everywhere. Today, a […]

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer Any Saturday can change a team, program and university. That was evident last weekend as teams across the nation shook up the polls with upsets, great defenses and record-breaking performances. Fans of The University of Akron also had something to stand and cheer about. The Zips took down the RedHawks from the University […]

Cleveland sports drops the ball

Cleveland sports drops the ball

Laura Stall Buchtelite Opinion Writer There’s always next week. Every Sunday at about 4 or 5 p.m., this is the phrase that my father and I always say to each other. And that’s because we would have just finished watching the Cleveland Browns play, and most likely lose, a game.   The life of a Cleveland Browns fan […]