Shots Fired: The Right to Conceal and Carry on Campus

Safety is a growing concern for many students on campus.  With knowledge of increased crime occurring on campus, comes more support of being allowed the right to carry handguns.  In this news piece,  students assert their opinion on why it is imperative to be afforded the right to carry fire arms on campus.

 

By: Brittney Richardson

Increased Crime on UT Arlington Campus

According to the latest published reports, crime has taken on an upsurge here on the UT Arlington campus. With reports ranging from theft to possible assault. In efforts to keep the student body more informed, bulletins have been meticulously placed on the entrances to most buildings and electronic messages have been sent out through the school’s MavAlert system. In this news clip,  a student asserts his opinion on the type of individuals that causes him to be concerned for his safety, while another lay blame on the media for defining and perpetuating those concerns.

By: Brittney Richardson

Loan Forgiveness

When it comes to school, work and relationships– money matters. And more importantly, when it comes to receiving a higher education the cost of tuition and whether or not it’s affordable can be the deciding factor when choosing a university to attend. On average, many students well graduate or leave college owing a staggering 25,000.00 to creditors.  Kathy Krause, Director of Financial Aid Services, explores the possibility of forgiveness loans– citing that punctuality could essentially play a huge part in deciding whether or not student debt can be commuted into a scholarship upon graduation.

By: Brittney Richardson

Diversifying UTA

UT-Arlington is known for its diversification. From the diverse curriculum and degree plans to the students themselves. UT-Arlington has undergone various alterations throughout 117-year-old legacy. From being an all boys school secondary school– and then transitioning to a college as apart of the Texas A&M system. Opposition reigned in during the late 1950s when minority students petitioned the court, and won the right to attend, what was then known as Arlington State College. On the surface, the atmosphere seemed complaisant, however, research would soon reveal that was far from true.

By: Brittney Richardson

Students Defining Religion

With a quick glance of The University of Texas at Arlington, it’s not difficult to see diversity among the student body.  Another thing that is strikingly noticeable are Students embracing Maverick pride by adorning themselves in Maverick-themed apparel, like sweats, jackets, shirts, and hats. But a commonality that remains unseen– but is tightly nestled and hidden in the hearts of students, is the unwavering conviction in their perspective faiths. In this news piece, students piece together their thoughts on what religion means them. Surprisingly, despite the differing faiths, the basic principals seem to mirror each other.
By: Brittney Richardson

Store Brands vs. Name Brands

According to the U.S. Department of  Education college students, on adverage, carry an estimated 25,000.00 worth of debt upon graduation. During these turbulent economic  times,  some students struggle with staying afloat financially. One way to combat these challenges is by strategic shopping. Many local retailers offer  “their own version” of famously known products. These items are usually sold at lower prices, and even so, some consumers still remain reluctant . One common stereotype that  people have about  off-brands, is that the quality is not as good as the name brand.  However, recent surveys revealed that may not entirely be the case.

By: Brittney Richardson

College and Drinking

The college experience is usually a unique venture for every student, but one commonality many students share is alcohol. It is a widely known stereotype that the college atmosphere is riddled with alcohol, risky behaviors and  a lot of cramming to make up or perhaps break-even for academic shortcomings simply because students were trying to “fit in.” Could social environments  play a huge factor when deciding to drink?  Students voice their opinions about the consumption of alcohol and what feelings may arise while under the influence.

By: Brittney Richardson

The roadmap to success

The definition of success has transformed throughout the years. From  the 1755  Samuel Johnson Dictionary, which listed success as starting and finishing something. To the more recent  Merriam-Webster dictionary which listed success as “The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. But UT-Arlington students and staff have diverse opinions as to what success is, who defines it and who determines it.

By: Brittney Richardson

Breathing Easier May Not Be Easy To Do at All

The clean air act initiative was taken into effect August 1st, which banned the use of using all tobacco products on campus. Needless to say, some students didn’t receive the memo or just disregarded it. Since the policy is vague itself, and the insistence to smoke is often in the front of many student’s minds, many have taken to small crevices and isolated locations just to let out multiple puffs of pollution. Students voiced their opinion and asserted their position on why they smoke on campus and why they will not quit, despite this new policy.

By: Brittney Richardson

A new appetite for jobs

Davis Hall hosts a myriad of offices geared toward servicing student needs. Among them, is the Career center, an office that seeks to better provide students with the tools deem necessary to facilitate them in securing employment.  Besides the occasional job fair that the Career Center hosts or the abundance of job applications that linger in copious amounts around the office, the Career Center is now offering students a tasty treat at the reasonable price of FREE. All because of the partnership of a widely known California fast-food chain, students can now look forward to a hearty meal ,  good salary, and a great work atmosphere.

By: Brittney Richardson