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Students vote for top iPhone apps

By: Krista Hunt Have you ever walked to class and had someone almost run you over because their eyes were glued to the screen of an iPhone? You might think they are texting or tweeting or on Facebook, but they might also be running away from demonic monkeys. The iPhone app store contains more than […]

Negligence assists theft across campus

Negligence assists theft across campus

By: Marcus Nicholson When leaving items unattended on campus, your smoke break can cost you your laptop. “It has never been this bad,” Shelly Davis of University of Akron Libraries said, referring to theft on campus this year.  Davis is a library specialist at UA’s Bierce Library. Davis has been on staff at Bierce Library […]

Letter to the Editor: UAPD's seeming lack of care for a student's concern of safety

Letter to the Editor: UAPD’s seeming lack of care for a student’s concern of safety

By: Elii Skeans I am an international business major at The University of Akron. I also work in the Allied Health Department in the Polsky Building. I consider myself to be a very reserved, friendly student; in other words, I do not go looking for trouble by any means. Last Thursday, I was going to deliver […]

The road to energy independence

By: Matthew Balsinger As a geology student, I often find myself in discussions with other students about the future of our economy on the basis of energy consumption. I often hear proponents of American energy independence screaming, crying and throwing temper tantrums over not being allowed to freely pillage the gas reserves in North America.  […]

The modern way my dog ate my homework

By: Kayleigh Bracht “My little brother locked me in the closet last night. My parents didn’t realize until they got home from work the next day because I fell asleep,” one freshman engineering student explained to his professor. Making up an excuse used to be as simple as telling your teacher that your dog ate […]

Up ‘Til Dawn returns to UA, breaks team goal

Up ‘Til Dawn returns to UA, breaks team goal

By: Amy Nelson Up ‘Til Dawn, a student-led philanthropy event which benefits St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was held on Friday in the Student Union. Students and faculty helped raise $34,014.50 to be given to the children at St. Jude’s. Thad Doyle, associate director of Student Life and Up ‘Til Dawn adviser, started […]

Procrastination: a constant worry for students as midterms approach

Procrastination: a constant worry for students as midterms approach

By: Katelyn Freil Midterm exams are quickly approaching, and students may be wondering how they got here so fast. For those who procrastinated and didn’t keep up with their school work, this can be a very stressful time. Many college students are familiar with the effects of procrastination. It can lead to late work, bad […]

Coach Dambrot leads basketball team into March with high hopes

Coach Dambrot leads basketball team into March with high hopes

By: DJ Johnson Keith Dambrot was hired as the head basketball coach of The University of Akron in 2004. In his inaugural season leading the Zips, Dambrot finished with a 19-10 record, the most wins at UA since 1988-89. What he and his program have done after those 19 wins is nothing short of remarkable. […]

Students stop crying

Students stop crying

By: Jennifer Craig Teachers are not as dumb as students think they are. They know the games, and crying does not get you out of trouble. We are here to learn, life lessons included, and if you think you will be able to walk into your boss’s office in the future, shed some tears and […]

Soccer captures number one recruiting class

By: Chris Coon For the second time in four years, The University of Akron men’s soccer team has captured the No. 1 recruiting class according to Top Drawer Soccer, a website devoted to soccer recruiting. The news of the 2012 recruiting class was announced this past Wednesday by UA’s Head Coach Caleb Porter. Porter is […]

UA website woes

By: Jessica Linczak When you applied to The University of Akron, where did you get information about applying?  How about when you got accepted into the college of your choice and wanted to access information about the college – where did you go for that information? Then there are those of you who are graduating […]

Annual Day of Reading cones to UA campus

By: Alexandra Didato The Student Union was bustling as usual on Wednesday. Students were crowded around the Market, conversing with friends at Starbucks and swinging by Zee’s for a quick snack in between classes. Perhaps out of the ordinary was the Reading Flash Mob located near the Starbucks. Students filled the rows of chairs and […]

Career Fair helps students network

By: Molly Gase Next Thursday, The University of Akron Career Center will be hosting a Career Fair in the Student Union Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Career Center is located on the third floor of Simmons Hall and has hours Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-5p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 […]

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

By: D.J. Johnson Coming into the season, the Akron men’s basketball team had lost four key contributors from their 2010-2011 team that went to the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, four players that were not able to play last season were in waiting to bring new life to the program. It is now 24 games into the […]

Twitter uniting students: @UofAprobs entertains by posting UA problems

By: Emily Schultz Approximately 2,000 followers and growing, there has been another University of Akron Twitter account created, @UofAProbs. This account, however, is not your average college representation.  This client utilizes its account in order to portray the “real life happenings” on this campus. Although many students are reluctant to admit the several “unpleasant” events […]

Tressel joins UA as administrator

Tressel joins UA as administrator

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student success. Though rumors circled during  semester that Tressel was being considered for head football coach prior to the hiring of […]

Akron takes down Central Michigan

Akron takes down Central Michigan

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth place, but was able to overtake Central Michigan (12-12, 4-6 MAC) after beating them 97-87 on Saturday afternoon. Akron sophomore forward Sina King played in […]

Men’s baskeball blows out Eastern Michigan with 77 to 47 victory Saturday

By: D.J. Johnson Eastern Michigan came into James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday night leading the MAC West division. The Eagles (10-13, 5-4 MAC) left The University of Akron campus maintaining that lead, but not with a victory, as they were blown out by the Zips (16-7, 8-1 MAC) in a 77-47 loss. “We’re a handful […]

National Signing Day; Akron football program recruits 21 new members

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).

UA students given chance to choose Super Bowl commercial

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.