DFW Transportation

For those who live in the DFW area, there are a few ways for them to get around. they are able to use shuttles, taxis and buses. The city of Arlington is trying the Metro Arlington Xpress for the next year and a half. However, there have been a few problems with transportation within the past year and a half. For the 2014 Final Four, one media member waited so long for some sort of transportation that he went ahead and called for a cab according to dallasnews.com. A woman also expressed on the news how she had to take several transportation methods to get to AT&T Stadium. It’ll be key to see how transportation will affect future events at AT&T Stadium.

By Andre Glenn


En nuestra novena edición:

Una abogada de inmigración nos aclara algunas dudas sobre la acción diferida y los DREAMERs. El Dr. Flores nos habla sobre el cambio demográfico en el sector educativo. Y en Conexión UTA, dos presentadoras de Univision 23 nos dan tips de belleza.

Places to eat on campus

Since the connection cafe can only hold a thousdand people at a time, students find other options on campus. UTA students are picky when it comes to where they want to eat around lucnh time. There are several places to go. Enstien’s Bagels, the P.O.D. market, the Plaza court and the Connection Cafe are just to name a few.  Not to mention the new restaturants that have opened up in the past two years. Students give their reasons for choosing where they want to eat, however everyone’s taste buds are different.

By: Brianna Nathaniel

UTA News 4-14-14

On this week’s newscast, we learn about the Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival, The Big Event at UTA and elections for Student Congress.

Carlos Arbiza

Carlos’ family moved to Venezuela from Uruguay before he was born. The family played sports as a hobby but tennis became their passion. At the age of three, Carlos wanted to follow his fathers footsteps and started playing tennis. After visitng UTA and talking to the Tennis Coach, Carlos applied for UT Arlington and received a scholarship. Today as captain, Carlos’ skills and talent for the sport have led the Maverick’s mens tennis team played their best this season. They are now looking foward to the final conference in New Orleans.

By: Jimena Fraga

On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Housing

The end of the academic school year is upon us and the age old question comes to mind, where is the better place to live for students, on campus or off campus? There is no right answer to this question, all it does is spark debate. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, such as you can be closer to all your classes living on campus compared to having to fight traffic on your way to the campus and struggling to find a parking spot. On campus living is not for everyone and vice versa, but one of the two is right everyone.

Todd Cruff & Estevan Saenz

International Fashion Show

The International Student Organization hosts a week full of cultural festivals involving the entire UTA community during international week, which takes place for one week every April. One of these festivals is the International Fashion Show. The International Fashion show is the perfect way for UTA student’s from all over the world to model their traditional attire on stage. The following student associations participated in the fashion show were: La Sociedad Hispanica, Pakistan Student Association, German Language Association, La societe Francophone, Sri Lankan Student Association, Indian Student Association, Russian Language Association, Asian Student Association, Bangladesh Student Organization, Fine Arts Society of India, Nepalese Student Association, and International Student Organization.

By: Virginia Villatoro

I-Week Food Fair

UTA celebrated 37 years of International Week and like every year the Food Fair was one of the most popular events. The Food Fair has grown over the years and around 20 organizations were involved this year from the German Club to the Hispanic Society and more. International Program Coordiantor, Ariella Chi says, “It takes almost a full semester to prepare for the full International Week and the food fair is always a great turn out.” The International Student Organization love having all the organizations involved selling their food and sharing their cuisine with the campus and the community.

By: Rosa Ramirez

The Big Event

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, “The Big Event”, a community day of service took over various elements of Arlington and Tarrant County. In its 14th year, The Big Event at UT Arlington is to plan and implement a day of community service and outreach involving UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and community members in an effort to engage, educate, and mobilize volunteers throughout the community. The Big Event impacts the community by bringing the campus together with the surrounding community in an effort to show gratitude to those who help others. Numerous community-based and non-profit organizations and agencies benefit from volunteer efforts, as well as local residents, including those that provide services to children, senior citizens and low income families such as Mission Arlington, or those that promote the quality of life, such as the Science Center at River Legacy Park, Arlington ISD, and the Texas Ramps Project. Volunteers are proud to help others improve the lives of the people who rely on these important services and facilities.

By DeBrandon Pruitt

UTA Students on UCONN Win

March Madness took place in Arlington with the University of Connecticut and Kentucky being the finalists for the champion game. UTA students were excited for UCONN’s win but some were disappointed in Kentucky’s loss. Students think that both teams had good plays and that Kentucky will have better luck next year. Some have hope that UT Arlington will make it into the finals next year and are excited to be present for that win.

By: Cristina DeLeon

Sience and Religion

A popular science show on TV has sparked anew the debate between science and religion. Its host Neil Degrasse Tyson said that evolution, as gravity, is a fact. Religious groups have reacted by saying that evolution is just a theory, while the scientific community supported Tyson by saying that there is plenty of evidence in favor of evolution. With the debate in the legislatures and courts on what side to teach children, or both… is there a common ground? This report tries to answer that question by looking at the recent statistics on what scientist themselves believe about a God. Also, a philosophy of science professor talks to us about what science is and is not. UTA students in the scientific areas also respond to the debate.

Communication Seniors

It seems like just yesterday when you first came to UTA. Remember how scared you were? You couldn’t find your classes, felling out of place and unsure of what the future held. Well those days are long gone because now you are seniors! For this story I went though the Fine Arts department to talk with our fellow communication seniors. My intent was to find out how they have tranformed from their freshmen year in college to now seniors. Also find out what future plans they have after they graduate. Don’t miss this interesting story!

Brandon Gordon

Free HIV Testing

Students and faulty receive free HIV testing in front of the Central Library. AHF had a booth set up with, free condoms, cups, and other incentive to get students involved and tested. Some students say they felt no pressure and that there happy that HIV testing was free for them. The beautiful ladies of Delta asked AHF for this assisted program because it was Delta week. K104 was also invited out as well.

International Week’s Parade of Banners

The traditional parade of banners kicked off International week at UTA. Here, students had the opportunity of representing a country from all around the world. The mavericks picked a country according to the meaning or impact it had on them and not necessarily the one they were from. The parade ended at Palo Duro Lounge where President Karbhari gave a speech to the Mavericks explaining the importance of Diversity at UT Arlington. After the parade, students shared facts about the country they each represented and enjoyed a small demonstration from all of the different cultures.

By: Vladimir Flores

Main Street Arts Festival

The Main Street Arts Festival in downtown Ft. Worth is famous for its annual showing.  From craft beers and wine, arts and crafts, and live music, thousands of people came to share in the spirit of the festival.  As a main sponsor of the event, UT Arlington not only had a presence on the main stage, but also in the festivities as well.  As well as being great for wearing out the kids, the festival also showcased many artists from around the nation, as well as the D/FW area itself.

By:  Derek Kaufman


Best Thing About DFW

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is considered to be very big. A nickname that some people tend to use towards the city of Dallas is Big D. One attraction that Ft. Worth is known for having is the Stockyards. The two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth are about 40 minutes apart from one another. As there are many things offered in the area such as food and entertainment, what is the best part about the metroplex to some people who live here? A few UTA students gave their thoughts on what they believe is the best part about the area to them.
By Andre Glenn


En nuestra décima edición:

UT-Arlington finaliza las presentaciones del Maverick Speakers Series con Nina Tonenberg, reportera de NPR. También los estudiantes muestran su posición al ver miles de cruces en el campus con motivo del aborto en UTA. En Conexión, no se pierdan los eventos de la semana internacional. En Deportes, le tenemos la historia de superación del nuevo capitán del equipo varonil de tenis.

Home on the Range

Last Wednesday students went to the Housing Fair to explore options for living on and off campus. Every year the Housing Department and the Shorthorn create the fair so that students can make a well informed decision before choosing where they will live while in school. Having an apartment can be fun, but the dorm life can provide an opportunity to meet people and get involved. The different booths gave information about some of the apartments on campus. The fair had games, prizes and drawings to attract and interact with the students. This year the theme was Home on the Range and to complement that theme, a petting zoo was just outside full of little critters.

By: Brianna Nathaniel

Rush Creek

After several floodings in the Rush Creek area in Arlington, the City decided to take action. They bought out fourty-nine homes that are now being replatted into a park.  There will be three parks that are connected by a walking trail, similar to River Legacy. The City of Arlington wil benefit from better work out stations and playgrounds. This project has been in planning for two years and will be completed by June 20th. Kurt, Park Supervisor, shows a layout of how the park is being renovated.


By: Jimena Fraga

Pi Kappa Phi Push America

The UTA students of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity are taking a stand. They have set up an area outside of the UTA library complete with couches, blankets, hot chocolate, and buckets for students to donate money to the cause, Push America. The boys are spending the night outside every night, regardless of the weather, in order to raise awareness to the number of homeless people in America. One member of the fraternity must remain outside at all times and sleep outside over night for a whole week. Students are able to stop by, have some hot chocolate, and donate to the charity. Pi Kappa Phi decided, what better way to show that we care than to put ourselves in their shoes. Some of the Pi Kappa Phi members even brought out their guitars to lift everyone’s spirits and to draw more attention and awareness to the cause. For more information please visit http://www.pushamerica.org.

ASO Fundraiser SOT

UTA’s ASO, African Student Organization is doing a fundraiser for charity. The Charity they are raising money for is called the West African Relief. The fundraiser will raise money for underprivileged children and families in Africa. The booth is located outside of the UTA library. Ruona Ebiai, the ASO Vice President and UTA student, believes it is very important to aid underprivileged children in Africa. Students can stop by the booth and donate at any time. To find out more information about the West African Relief and about the African Student Organization, go to uta.edu and search “African Student Organization.”