The fight the keep the net neutral has been ongoing since January 14th of last year, and now the fight is getting stronger with FCC rulings coming on December 11th. Net neutrality keeps the internet open and free, but some are trying to change that. Earlier last week President Barack Obama issued a press conference proposing a plan for a free and open internet, the plan includes no blocking, no throttling, increased transparency, and no paid prioritization. The FCC rulings can change how students use the internet. To act on Net Neutrality visit savetheinternet.com, get the facts and voice your opinion.
A few weeks ago a reporter at Texas Tech University asked students basic political questions about the United States, and got troubling answers. Would UTA students have the same amount of trouble as students out in Lubbock? See for yourself.
By: Derek Kaufman
College Park is the newest addition to UTA’s campus. It seems even though some places have closed, those like Texas Trust Bank have opened! While Smiling Moose Deli and Diggs Taco’s are no longer there, if you are feeling hungry, Pie Five, Blaze’s, and Cool Berry are still open for business.
By: Heidi Everley
Over this past summer, UTA’s Plaza, inside University Center, went under complete reconstruction. Some restaurant options were removed, old walls were torn down, and new ones were placed back up. This has now allowed students to have a more spacious, more modern style environment to enjoy their breaks at. Construction is soon to be summed up!
By: Heidi Everley
Students find multiple ways to get involved on campus; participating in elections being one! Student elections are different each semester. This fall Homecoming is one all are excited about! Patrick Kelly talks about what to expect the rest of this year and on to Spring!
By: Heidi Everley
Last week CBC in Canada reported on a shooting in without speculation, or all caps graphics, or multiple screens with “Experts” guessing what was going to happen next. They reported accurate information in a professional manner, something that isn’t often seen in today’s news. Now a day’s ratings and competition from other news sources and social media sites has created a race to report news first, and being first usually means not checking facts, and getting information wrong.
On this episode of UTA News we have the second segment of Muslims of UTA. In entertainment students showed us their school spirit by decorating their cars and in sports we have an updated on the women’s basketball season that tipped off this week.
This week, we took a look at what life is like for a couple of international Muslim students living on campus. The international community at UTA is undoubtedly one of the largest and most diverse. For many international students, leaving one’s home to travel to a foreign place and pursue an education in a different culture takes courage and strength.
Tazeen Jafri is an internaional student who traveled from Dubai, UAE and Mohammad AlSharaf traveled from Kuwait in the Middle East. They talk about what factors drew them to the University, their reaction to the different lifestyle and culture of the University, challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges.
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
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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.