Student Organization: 2380 Film Club

Movies, they’re something everybody tends to enjoy. It is also something that generates a lot of opinions. Luckily for the students at the University of Akron, there’s a club to join. The 2380 Film Club is a place where students who have this passion have a way to experience it with their fellow students.

A little history behind the clubs name comes from the fact that Hollywood is 2,380 miles from Akron, Ohio. The club does things such as write short films. The most recent of these films being “Pizza Diety”, a short film that is a parody of the stereotypical high school romance film. Along with this film, the following list of other short films the club has made are “The Gentleman Vs. Death”, “Feast of Fools”, and “One Last Chill”.

For the past few years, the club has also participated in hosting a film festival at The Nightlight Cinema, located on high street. The film festival features films the club themselves have made, along with films from other independent filmmakers across Northeast Ohio. The founders of the 2380 film club even found careers at the cinema following their graduation from the university.In order to join the club there are many options, the first being that you join their meetings. The 2380 Film Club meets in the College of Arts and Science building in room 134, every Wednesday. The other way would be to simply sign up on their Facebook page at ‘Facebook.com/The2380Project’.

The club has no shortage of movies to watch. They do it all from older movies to seeing the most recent film to enter the theaters. For example, I talked to the President of the club, Glenn Booth. He stated that ” as a club, the most recent film we saw was ‘Blade Runner: 2049′”. As an insight as to what being in the club is like, I asked Glenn to describe his thoughts of the movie to me, to which he had to say “If you are a fan of the original Blade Runner, this movie isn’t for you. However, if you have never seen it, then this film may be enjoyable”.

Movies will always capture the heart, emotions, and attention of the interested fan. They have a way of making people feel lost in the story being told right in front of them. Movies will always be around, and while they’re around there will always be debates. While there are opinions on movies, there is a place to go here at the University of Akron.

Cavs Win a Tight One

It’s Black Friday, and so the Cavaliers debuted their new black uniforms. The Cavaliers have had nice luck when it comes to dawning the black uniform, and tonight that continued. The Cavs beat the Charlotte Hornets 100-99, moving their current winning streak to seven games. However, this was a game the Cavs had to earn.

The entire game was back and forth as each team didn’t struggle to score, but struggled to play defense. LeBron James started the game out passing, and finished with eight assists in the first quarter alone. Also for the Cavs, Jae Crowder looked solid to start the game as his perimeter shot was falling early in the game. The inside-out game was solid but not overwhelming with the combo of Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard.

The Cavaliers received a jump start from their second unit, which was a welcoming sight, as players such as Korver, Green, and Wade took control of the tempo. However, the Cavs would find themselves down 57-54 at the half, but with solid play from numbers coming from LeBron James and Jae Crowder entering half time. The third quarter started off hot with LeBron being fouled by Dwight and hitting the three. He came right back and hit another three from near the logo. The rest of the Cavs seemed to follow as Korver and Smith joined in on the three point party. However, the Hornets with Kemba, and especially Dwight dominating inside, weren’t going to let the Cavaliers run away with the game. In the end, it was the Cavaliers defense that helped win the game as the Hornets shot 5-23 in the fourth quarter, and missed their last eight straight shots. This was their 12th straight loss in one possession games, which is one game shy of tying the NBA record since the three point line was implemented.

As previously mentioned, this was a dog fight until the very end. LeBron James ended the night doing what he does, and that is dominate the game as he ended the night with 27 points, 16 rebounds, and 13 assists. This was his second triple double of the season. While receiving help from an overall talent perspective, nobody else put up anything higher than 15 points. For the Hornets, Dwight finished with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist lead the way in scoring with 20. The Cleveland Cavaliers move to 12-7, as their next opponent is the exciting up and coming, Philadelphia 76ers. It should be interesting to see Ben Simmons against his mentor, LeBron James. As Fred McLeod would say, tonight was a “Wine and Gold Winner”.

Akron Seeded 5th for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament

 

Akron men’s soccer team gathered at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show with students and faculty. Photo Courtesy of Akron Athletics.

 

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 that featured the Mid-American Conference Champions, the University of Akron men’s soccer team. The Zips earned a No. fifth national seed and will host the winner between the Washington/Seattle match in the second-round action on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Cub Cadet Field.

“You wanted a top four, you wanted the three home games but it’s a really good seed,” head coach Jared Embick said on the draw. “When you break down the bracket, there’s a lot of familiar teams in there that we have played and done well against. If we have the chance to play them, we can take that belief into the game and use that as a motivating factor of what we can accomplish here.”

Akron will make its 11th consecutive and 32nd overall tournament appearance this campaign. Akron is one of four Division I programs that have qualified for the NCAA Championships in eleven seasons, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia.

The Zips look promising coming off their MAC Championship victory over Western Michigan. The team has won ten consecutive matches, their last loss dating back to early October against the Broncos, 1-0.

“We’ve all been here before,” Senior forward Sam Gainford said after the selection. “I need to learn by example and we have a lot of seniors here on the team that knows what needs done.”

Gainford and fellow Zip forward Stuart Holthusen have scored a total of seventeen goals this season, ten of those goals being in their last five matches.

The first round of games for the Tournament, including Seattle and Washington, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16.

According to gozips.com, tickets are available now by calling or texting the Akron ticket office at 888-99-AKRON (25766) or visiting The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field (located at 375 E. Exchange Street, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the corner of E. Exchange and S. Union streets) Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season ticket holders can purchase their same seats for the NCAA games by calling our texting the ticket office.

Prices for all NCAA games are $15 for reserved, $10 for General Admission and we have a family four pack in general admission for $35.

Seven hundred and fifty free tickets will be provided to University of Akron students with a valid Zip Card (limit one per Zip Card). Tickets can be picked up at the gate on Sunday with a valid Zip Card.

Akron Men’s Soccer wins 14th Mid-American Conference

 

Photo Courtesy of Akron Athletics

 

The University of Akron men’s soccer won its sixth straight and 14th overall Mid-American Conference Tournament title this Sunday after defeating the host of the tournament, Western Michigan, 3-1.

Akron is expected to earn at least a top-eight national seed come Monday when the NCAA reveals its tournament pairings at 1 p.m.

Akron outshot Western Michigan, 17-10 and 6-5 with shots on goal. Senior and Most Valuable Player of the tournament, Stuart Holthusen, would open Akron’s tally when senior Niko De Vera pass the ball into the box to Holthusen and tap it into the back of the net. The goal marked Holthusen 10th goal of the season.

Just as it looked that Akron would head into the intermission with a 1-0 lead, Western Michigan’s Ben Thornton brought the Broncos level, scoring with thirteen seconds left in the half.

In the second half, Senior Sam Gainford scored the go-ahead goal in the 56 minute, and Manuel Cordeiro added an insurance goal in the 78th minute to see Akron seal the win.

Akron has won 10 straight games since their 1-0 loss to Western Michigan last October and look to be heating up heading into the NCAA Tournament.

There will be a watch party for the NCAA selection show in the Tommy Evans Lounge at James A. Rhodes Arena with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. There will be free food for first 100 students, giveaways, and prizes for fans in attendance.

Womens Volleyball Zips vs. Falcons

The game started off with a fast pace points going back and forth between both teams and the lead scorer for The Zips was freshman Alexis Adleta with sixteen points and two assist she was all over the court. And on the defensive pitch of the match, senior Jessica Kloehn and freshman Emily Weigand had two solo blocks.

The Zips got their footing after a 6-2 run on the girls at the beginning of the game. Bowling Green received 2 costly errors and freshman Emily Weigand got a solo kill just putting the girls 2 points back on taking the lead. The Falcons weren’t going to let that halt their advance and went on a 5-1 scoring run on the girls. By the end of the first set it was a Flacons 25 Zips 14.

The second set was filled with even more fast paced action from both sides, yet The Falcons took another 11-8 jump within the first ten minutes. The two teams continued to trade scoring before a solo kill from Adleta an three-straight points from two kills by Kloehn made it 19-18 in the Falcon’s favor with the Zip’s closing the gap. Although it didn’t seem to shake The Falcons they went on a 6-1 run to end the set at 25-21

Zips went on an offensive tear to take their first lead of the game by going up 6-5. Karsner then added to the lead with two solo kills putting The Zips at 9-7 lead. The set was electric from that point on, scores jumping point by point on both sides then two points for both sides it was huge back and forth. The Falcons finally got it to 23-21 but The Zips wouldn’t go out quietly trading scores with Bowling Green until they had a one point lead 25-24 thanks to Adleta eighth straight kill. Sadly The Falcons would take the third and final set of the night.

After the game I caught up with senior Jessica Kloehn for a post-game interview.