Being a pet owner is a one of a kind experience. The bond shared between man and beast often extends beyond pet and owner into friendship. With some owners viewing and treating their pets like children. However, unlike humans, pets are not able to give clear signals when something is wrong.
When health becomes an issue, treatment often goes unattended due to medical cost. For residence of Arlington, TCAP, in conjunction with the Arlington Animal Center, offers a solution to help keeps pets happy and healthy for as long as possible.
by: Tony Curtis Hughes
This semester, UTA Radio, the universities online radio station, received an unofficial mascot. It’s small, yellow, and very recognizable. A character from the popular Pokemon video game and television show, Pikachu is often tweeted about when UTA Radio is around campus. Samuel hale, who tells everyone he slept in too late and was given Pikachu by Professor Oak as a last resort, is the student responsible for bringing the mascot to the university.
Social Media is a powerful tool for your beliefs, ideas, videos or images to get noticed. One can become famous over night without being a celebrity. A popular image went viral of a teen boy bagging groceries. The hashtag ‘Alex from Target’ went viral in a couple of hours after a young teen snapped it and shared it on her Twitter page. The image became so popular that Alex received more than 700,000 followers on his Twitter account and was invited to the Ellen Degenres show. In order to have an image or video go viral it should be original. The user sharing the content should also have many followers that will share the content.
By Cristina DeLeon
The UTA Women’s Basketball team started out the season with a victory over Missouri Valley College. Throughout the game, the Mavs dominated the scoreboard with confidence, strategic plays and Maverick spirit. The roar of the crowd and the beat of the drums led to an exciting game and final. The final score was 90 for Mavericks and 32 for Missouri Valley College. During the press conference, Head coach Krista Gerlich and the players have high hopes for season despite the imminent tough road ahead. One thing is for sure, the Mavericks will work hard to achieve their goals. The next home game will be November 26th at College Park Center against Northern Arizona! Be there Mavericks!
- Latresa Mattox
CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER… HERE ARE SOME OF THE LATEST TECH GADGETS FOR YOUR WISH LIST OR FOR YOUR SECRET SANTA
THIS ECHO SMART PEN ALLOWS YOU TO RECORD AUDIO WHILE TAKING NOTES… PERFECT FOR US COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
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AND FOR THIS COMING UP FESTIVITIES WE HAVE THE SYRENPRO A WEATHER-RESISTANT WIRELESS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER THAT LETS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN STEREO SYSTEM USING TWO SPEAKERS.
BY: KAREN BALLESTEROS
Net neutrality is defined as the principle that internet service providers should allow access to all websites and content regardless of the source, without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Essentially, if the internet is deemed as not a public utility, ISP’s can and will be able to charge you for different websites and content you view on the internet. In a speech given by the President last week, Obama urged the FCC to keep the internet open and free. While the internet has been neutral from its creation, and at this point in time still is, the White House also stated that an open internet is not only essential to the American economy, but increasingly to our very way of life. A new study, published by Rasmussen Reports in November of 2014, showed that 61% of Americans are against government regulation of the internet, and believe it should remain open without regulation and censorship.
By: Derek Kaufman
On this episode of UTA News we have the first part of Muslims of UTA and we have an update on state and campus elections. In entertainment we’ll tell you how Alex from target became famous and in sports we will find out if the UTA lady mavs volleyball team continues to be undefeated.
En esta edición le tenemos las reacciones de los estudiantes de UTA sobre el tema de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos en México y los mavericks tuvieron la oportunidad de tomar varias pruebas que simulaban el efecto de manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol. En deportes tenemos una historia sobre un jugador de baloncesto que salió adelante a pesar de una grave lesión.
Did you know Arlington had a casino? Top O’ Hill Terrace, now ironically located on the Arlington Baptist College campus, is the historic and breathtaking site of casino in operation nearly a century ago. Known as “Vegas Before Vegas” the site attracted legends such as Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton and Mae West. The site was also known for notorious gangsters, which applied to the dangers of gambling at Top O’ Hill Terrace. Students are highly recommended to take the tour, led by the Vickie Bryant. The historic significance of this site should never be forgotten. The next tour is scheduled for December 8th. Students can also log onto the website at http://www.topohillterrace.com
- Latresa Mattox
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to grow up as a Muslim in the United States?
For the first episode of Muslims of UTA, we talked to a UTA student about growing up and the commitment of “hijab” and what it represents.
Microsoft opened its tenth store in Texas on November 8, 2014. The store is currently the largest in the country and it is located right around the corner here in Dallas, TX. We got the opportunity to meet GM of Communications Strategy for Microsoft, Jonathan Adashek. He gave us the scoop to what the store and the services are all about, as well as what great opportunities and deals students can get throughout their college years, etc. Microsoft hosted a free concert featuring Tim McGraw and The Band Perry for the first 2,500 hundred customers who came to the grand opening.
By: Rikii Montemayor
Weather you realize it or not, Stand ups are used in News stories all the time. Stand ups are when the reporter stands in front of the camera, usually at a location that involves the story. Stand ups help out to connect to your audience, and are relatively easy to do. They serve a purpose to the story, but also help future reporters to get jobs. Having bad stand ups can make the difference between getting a job, and staying unemployed.
AS PART OF THEIR MISSION STATEMENT, U-T ARLINGTON ATHLETICS SAYS IT PREPARES STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR LIVES.
No shave november is something that many people have participated in over the years, and still continue to do so. It has become a tradition across the nation. Many students all over UTA’s campus have shared their likes of this growing trend.
BY: Heidi Everley
Student election results are pending but the excitement behind the 2014, campaign is confirmed!!! With positions on the ballot ranging from UTA Ambassador, to Homecoming King and Queen, nominee’s campaigned up to the last minute to earn students vote.
Held on Election Tuesday, UT Arlington’s day at the polls served as a microcosm to the national day of decision. Student Affairs officials hope is that Mavericks not only become active in campus policy but use the opportunity as a springboard to particpate in social event that shape our local, state, and national community.
By: Tony Curtis Hughes
Lately we have been experiencing an increase in the level of crime both on and near campus. While some may find these instances minor. The fact still remains that this is a matter that should be taken seriously. I took time to talk with individuals and find out just how they feel about the recent crimes. They also offered insight as to how they feel we can prevent becoming a victim. Don’t miss this interesting news story! Stay safe UTA!
Networking is very important in a professional’s life. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Alliance hosted an event called Speed Networking for Women Leaders for UTA Women Leaders. This event gave an opportunity for UTA students to network with many business professionals from different organizations such as PR Communications, Marketing, Education, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Medicare/Administration and Non-Profit. Students were able to ask questions and gain excellent advice from the mentors of these businesses. Several students found this event very helpful for their future.
By: Virginia Villatoro
Inventors presented their research to attendees at the College Park Center during the Innovation Symposium. The eight hour symposium began with about 100 UT- Arlington professors who posses patents on various devices, processes or technologies. During the reception, six UT- Arlington professors were nominated as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. One professor Dr. Chiao presented one of his inventions the mirco- windmills. Dr. Smitha is the Co-Founder of the micro-windmills. Check out UTA Newscast 11/3/14 to watch a live interview with Dr. Smitha.
By: Virginia Villatoro
The Lady Movin’ Mavs matched up against two different wheelchair basketball teams from the DFW area Saturday in exhibition matches. Playing agaisnt the Dallas Jr’s as well as the DFW Freewheelers, who are both made up of mostly male athletes, the Lady Movin’ Mavs set out to gain game experience that will help them in collegiate matches. Out of the three games, the Lady Movin’ Mavs took one from the Dallas Jr’s by a score of 50 to 39, but dropped two to the DFW Freewheelers. Going into the half, the Lady Mavs were tied with the Freewheelers at 26, but unfortunately couldn’t hold on in the second half. Week by week the Mavs look to continue improving, and with a team of mostly freshmen, have the time and talent to do just that.
By: Derek Kaufman
Amazon announced its surprising new echo device last week, but what exactly is echo? The amazon echo is a speaking, talking, interactive piece of furniture that can be used hands free for multiple things. Echo uses Far-field voice recognition, Bluetooth, and mics to create a hands free personal assistant. Students can sit the device in a room and ask echo to play music, add things to your shopping list, set alarms or reminders for homework, and weather. The device will start out at 199, but amazon prime members can scoop one up for 99 dollars.
The UT- Arlington men and women’s tennis teams wrapped up their fall season successfully by achieving six titles. Both teams worked hard in courts to practice and improve their skills for the season. Their hard work and insistence got them to achieve several titles. Both coaches and players were proud and pleased with their performances. The spring season is around the corner, what are the tennis player’s expectations and preparations for it? Watch the video to get more updates!
By: Zain Abusakran