The most wanted cartel leader, Joaquin Guzman “El Chapo” was captured in Mazatlán Mexico. UTA students are always aware of the news due to the full access they get on their technologic devices. We went around campus with a tablet to see if the mavericks could recognize who the man on the picture was. Most of the mavericks were aware of the situation and shared their insight of what they think might happen in the future.
By: Vladimir Flores
On this week’s newscast, we talk about where you can go to vote for the state primaries. In sports, we have the latest from UTA Softball and in other campus activities, we take a look at the Pow Wow that is celebrated here on campus.
Ever wonder what hidden talents there may be hiding in the people you see every day? Tracie and Dena try to find some talent that could be showcased in the upcoming MavsGotTalent talent show.
By: Dena Adi and Tracie Hill
Military Times named UTA one of the best colleges for veterans in 2014. A $122,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase will help maintain this ranking by expanding the Student Veteran Project. Dr. Alexis Smith-Osborne of the School of Social Work founded the program in 2007 to increase the retention of student veterans. The grant money will be used to strengthen this program and hire peer advisers to support fifty new veteran students as they begin college this fall. The Student Veteran Project is one of several programs at UTA that support veterans in their studies.
by Raegan Cardwell
Every semester the UT Arlington library hosts an art exhibit for the UTA community. The exhibit opened on February 20th with a reception on the first floor. Students could grab refreshments as they enjoy the art and meet the artists. Some of the artists see this more like a hobby. This semester the exhibit is open untill May 5th and runs through exam week. Anyone with talent is welcome to be part of it, applicatinons are available online and at the library for anyone intrested in paprticipating in next semesters art showcase.
By: Jimena Fraga
As the Rangers begin Spring Training in Suprise, Arizona, they are looking to return to the postseason and win that elusive World Series title. During the offseason the Rangers acquired many new players including slugger Prince Fielder from the Tigers and UTA alum Michael Choice. All the bats were acquired to supplement the pitching staff that has been excellent in recent memory. However, now the pitching staff is in need of some more arms. The only pitching spot that has been announced so far, is that of Yu Darvish who will be the Opening Day starter for Ron Washington.
UT Arlington softball competed in their third tournament of the season this past weekend. The Mavericks hosted the UTA Hilton Invitational at the Allan Saxe field playing a total of 6 games over three days. Though it was a long weekend, the team came out strong and ended up at 4-2, making their overall season record 10-6. Two mavericks hit home runs in the final game against University of Missouri Kansas City causing UTA to grab a run rule win, 8-0, on Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s home run was a first of the season for freshman Shelbi Sikes and Junior Nina Villanueva’s second.. UTA will be on the road this weekend in Tucson, Arizona at the Wildcat Invitational February 28th through March 3rd.
By: Avery Anderson
AISD board member Tony Pompa spoke to students on his bid for Texas Senate. Professor Allan Saxe utilizes his class time by inviting candidates to inform young voters who and what they’re voting for. Saxe sparks the question: Is it more important to exercise your right because you can, or for your voice to be heard?
By Dena Adi
UTA continues to build towards the future, yet some faculty members and students feel stuck in the past. The social work building is a landmark and was Arlington’s first public school established in 1902. The building seems to be falling apart, and is holding on by a bolt. As the outside structure leans, the effect of it is being seen inside. A push for reconstruction or relocating the social work department to a new build could resolve the issues. Some social work students do not know about the structure, but are starting to feel unsafe.
The Water Utilities Department of Arlington came up with a pilot project were they looked at their 4 most expensive meter reading routes to read. Where they were able to cost justify a project to replace meters all around the center part of Arlington and put them on a fix network. These wireless water meters allows the central office to get hourly water usage and hourly readings 24 hours a day, where as before they were only reading them once a month. The Assistant Director of Water Utilities, Darryl Westbrook advices water customers to visit their website http://www.savearlingtonwater.com
to check how you can save water.
By: Rosa Ramirez
Residents from the Metroplex organized a rally on Saturday February 18th in solidarity with the students protesting in Venezuela against the government of president Nicolas Maduro. People from Venezuela with their families and friends gathered at Ferris Plaza in Downtown Dallas to show support to their country and loved ones fighting for freedom in Venezuela. Children also participated with posters, flags, and balloons to call for international help and peace for their parents country. Dallas was not the only one showing supporting since the international Venezuelan Community used social media to come out the same day to protest in different cities of United States and all over the World.
McVicar the Trickster suprised UTA students with magic tricks at the Rosebud Theatre. McVicar was invited as part of the Spotlight Entertainment Series hosted by EXCEL campus activities. The magician was very interactive and students were able to participate in his tricks. Students laughed at the many jokes and the suprises that McVicar showed. McVicar was discovered at a yearly conference by the National Association for Campus Activities. EXCEL plans to bring in more performers for this semester.
By: Cristina DeLeon
According to a new study by Pew Research Center, 55% of Hispanics priorotize legalization, or green card, to be able to live and work in the country. Only 35% prioritize citizenship. This poll also revelas that for Asians, this trend reverses with more prioritizing citizenship. We spoke to a Mexican-American Studies professor that sheds light into the matter, and also what Hispanic UTA students who have immigrated think about it. Wiith the Immigration Reform being discussed again in Congress and Both Mexican and U.S. Presidents including this point on their bilateral agenda on the North American Summit last week in Mexico City, this poll comes to give us insight about the motivations of the hispanic community to seek the immigration reform.
UT Arlington’s Engineers Week. Stay posted for information.
Band directors are more than the teachers; they also are students in some ways. They lead the band and get the music out of the musicians but they also take some time into learning the music by exploring every detail on top of going through a specific routine. John Zastoupil is the Associate Director of Bands in UT Arlington and him and his students are preparing for a free concert on February 27th at 7:30PM in Irons Hall in the Music building.
By: David Bansigan
The native american student association celebrated the 19th annual uta benefit powwow. A powwow is for all nations and tribes to gather and socialize with music, food, and dance. There is a special dance called gourd dancing. Gourd dancing is also the longest part of a powwow. Powwows can vary in length from five to six hours to three days. This year’s powwow lasted 12 hours from 10 am to 10 pm and people enjoyed singing, story telling, traditional drums, and foods such asFry bread and Indian tacos Many vendors from all over the nation come to powwows to sell items such as dream catchers, Necklaces, earring, bracelets and many more items.
By: Virginia Villatoro
The Center for African American Studies started its second annual conference with the Young and Gifted Open Mic Night event in the MAC lounge last friday. The event showcased young talent from the metroplex as well as different schools across North Texas. The talents included singing, painting, rapping and spoken word. For many of the students it was their first time performing. The event was hosted by celebrity Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins. The Open Mic night celebrated black culture as well as giving students an opportunity to present their talents to the maverick community.
By Alexander Atehortua-Rendon
As a large university, UTA has a presence online for nearly every major in every discipline. While many students aren’t typically brought together online in the same forum, a few UTA students are trying to change that. As ‘The front page of the internet’, Reddit.com offers one of the largest free online forums in the world. With millions of users and over 5,400 subreddits, /r/UTArlington is a new subreddit created by UTA students, for UTA students. As the subreddit continues to grow, so does the content and information which traditionally would not be available on university websites. Join the experience at http://www.reddit.com/r/utarlington/
By: Derek Kaufman
En la cuarta edición:
Les daremos detalles de la protesta que se organizó en Dallas en apoyo a los estudiantes Venezolanos. Un estudio muestra que los inmigrantes indocumentados prefieren una legalización que la ciudadanía. En Conexión UTA, no se pierda un espectáculo de magia organizado en la universidad. Y en Deportes, los resultados del juego de baseball femenil de la universidad.
With several universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, why did students choose to attend UTA? A few students said that it was due to it being close to home and that tuition was cheap. Within the past few years, the university has seen glimpses of increase in enrollment. The university has also added on a few things within the past few years such as the college park district, includes the College Park Center. The arena holds events such as sports, graduations and a guest speaker, in which a well-known person will come to speak to those in attendance. The University continues to show improvement as each year goes by.
By Andre Glenn
On Wednesday of last week, there was an information session for a study abroad opportunity in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and the study abroad advisor shed some light into what steps to take to apply for this trip.There will be another information session on Wednesday February 26 at 12pm in Hammond Hall 200 where they will help you with the application.
By: Brianna Nathaniel