FC Dallas Academy

Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world, but can it be possible to play without sacrificing school. If you’re looking for college scholarships, soccer can be a very good option. Dallas has one of the  best academies in the country. These players prepare themselves on a daily basis to achieve their dream of one day play at a professional level. This institution not only focuses on soccer but also in academics. Francisco Mora, coach of the FC Dallas Academy says that the player who don’t study can’t be in the program, 95% of the kids who do not sign professional are awarded with a full ride scholarship to play soccer at a University. Playing a soccer or any other sport with dedication, maintaining a good academic level opens doors for new opportunities.

By: Rosa Ramirez

Woman in the street

I went around campus to ask students what they thought about Christmas and what their plans were for the holiday break.

Hope you enjoy!


By:Karen Ballesteros

Communication Graduates

Can you believe it’s here! Graduation is upon us and after late night studying, group projects, and tons of essays. It is finally over!. Well kinda…with graduation comes an end to one chapter and a start of another. I decided to go around campus, the communication department to be specific and find out what this new chapter means to our Mavericks. What are your plans after graduation? What have you learned in the past four years?  What are keys to success? All these questions are asked in my finally story. That’s right I am graduating!


Brandon Gordon

UTA Dance Ensemble

The UTA Dance Ensemble is preparing for their annual fall concert, which begins on December 5th and ends on December 7th. They’ve been working hard all semester long and are excited to show everyone their efforts. The ensemble practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights,  which includes a pre workout before going into dance steps. The last part of the practice is dedicated to the concert material. Auditions are held at the beginning of every semester and are open to everyone, so anyone interested in dance should check out their Facebook page for spring audition dates!

– Latresa Mattox

Social media users support 43 missing Ayotzinapa students

43 students in mexico were kidnapped on September 26 2014. The case from Ayotzinapa Mexico have made headlines across the world. Social media has taken a big role in the movement to show support for the students and their families. Across Facebook and twitter trending hash-tags such as #YAMECANSE and #Ayotzinapa have been used more than one hundred and forty six million times. Videos of demonstrations, marches and vigils have been uploaded from all across the world to show support and demand justice.

-Marlene Herrera

Maverick Chess Club Provides Area for Practising Skills and Spending Time with Friends

The Maverick Chess club is a great way to gain skills in chess and socialize with friends. They meet every Wednesday and Friday in the middle area of Nedderman Hall. Anyone is welcome to stop by and join in on a game whether they are a member of the club or not. All the mats, pieces, and clocks are provided. If a players is having difficulty they are welcome to ask questions. The club provides sheets where players can write down their moves to see where they might have messed up. They don’t participate in tournament but they hope to some day.

-Jessica Stroud


I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Tiffany Martinez an employee for LUSH COSMETICS, She gave information on a lotion they carry called Charity Pot which 100 percent of its proceeds go to help grass root charities who are trying to change the world. We also learn about what type of ingredients are in this lotion that not only helps those who make it and are being sponsored, but what wealth it can bring to your skin. The Holiday Season is just beginning and this could possibly a great addition for someone on your checklist.

By: Rikii Montemayor

Men’s Basketball Home Opener

The UT Arlington Men’s Basketball team kicked off their 1st home game at the College Park Center last Tuesday playing against the Buffalo Bulls. The Mavericks expected a tough yet winnable game but the Bulls saw red and charged up against the Mavericks handing them their first loss of the season at 74-68.

By: David Bansigan

UTA Police Department Spring ’15 Improvements

The UTA Police Department are improving their visibility on campus during the upcoming Spring 2015 semester. By increasing visibility, the police department will be walking all around campus and inside building. Having them present at all times will allow students and staff to sense their presence on campus. Richardo Gomez has more information about their services, improvements, and their additional communication ways.

By: Zain Abusakran


Philanthropy plays a big role in changing lives. Bob Hopkins has been involved in philanthropy since he was a little boy. He is part of the Dallas Philanthropy magazine. At UTA, Hopkins allows his students to give back to their community through volunteering and donating their time to non-profit organizations. To find more about philanthropy watch the video.

By: Zain Abusakran

Step Up To Injustice

Homecoming 2014 was a great time for students to take a break from class and have some fun. The annual step show, hosted by UTA’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, is one of the weekends most anticipated events. Held in Texas Hall, the event is a time to celebrate Greek pride, and earn bragging rights for a year.

Entitled, Step Up To Injustice: this year’s event sought not only to entertain but to promote social awareness. In collaboration with NAACP and sponsors, Texas Trust Bank, the event expanded this year’s completion to any organization on campus. Making this year’s Step Show, one for the ages.



by:Tony Curtis Hughes

What is net neutrality?

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.

-Alexis Garcia

Politically Challenged: UTA Edition

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

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

University Center Construction

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

Student Elections

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

Reporting Breaking News

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.

-Martin Perez


UTA News November 17 2014

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.

Muslims of UTA Special: Part 2

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.

Part 2.

Nada Atieh


Low Cost for a Good Cause

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

UTA Radio Mascot

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.

-Martin Perez