Resolution 18-18 calls for the renaming of the E.H. Hereford University Center and removal of the namesakes’ statue. Last Wednesday organization president Mark Napieralski and the Progressive Student Union staged a protest around Hereford’s statue and invited students to sign their petition. Napieralski has brought forth allegations that former President Hereford fostered the creation of racially intolerant themes at the university. These allegations include allowing the KKK to be on campus and changing the school’s mascot to become the Rebels. UTA News’ own investigative reporter Mason Brighton looked into these allegations and here is what he found.
Students from across the nation competed for the fastest track time at the 18th annual Texas Autocross Weekend. In autocross, cars raced for not only the fastest time, but for bragging rights at the next competition. Teams are comprised of students who design, build, and race their own cars. UTA’s own racing team competed against other collegiate teams from UT Austin, UNT, LSU, and others. At the end of the event, UTA’s JD Price has the fastest time on the track at 29.846 seconds. You can check out UTA’s racing team on October 14th for the 3rd Annual Fall Autocross event, right here at UT Arlington.
At this year’s study abroad fair, students go to learn about the different kinds of programs that UTA offers. The event had booths showcasing some of the programs UTA offers, such as studying French in Paris or Germanic culture in Berlin. Another benefit of the fair is that it allows students to talk one on one with those who have previously studied abroad and get to hear about their experiences studying abroad. Through the office of international education participants also got to learn about scholarship opportunities which would help pay for these programs.
On September 5th, the universities health center hosted an open house to show students what kind of services they provide. These services include a full pharmacy, x-rays, women’s services, as well as others. Along with this, the health center also showcased the dangers of drunk driving. Students where shown different booths about how their body is effected by alcohol. At one booth students had to dress a Barbie doll while wearing gloves and special goggles to simulate impairment, this showed students that if you can barely dress yourself, why would you try and drive a car.
All eyes are on UTA’s Lady Movin’ Mavs this semester as they train for the next season of intercollegiate wheelchair basketball. However, the stakes are even higher this season and the other teams are out for revenge as UTA’s own team claimed the national Championships with an impressive 20-0 no loss record. The stress hasn’t gotten to the Mavs though, and the players seem to take the pressure in stride following the intuition and encouragement of their coach Jason Nelms. Indeed, the Lady Movin’ Mavs are prepared and pumped for the next season.
It was a great day for Maverick Baseball. Albeit a bit windy and chilly, Clay Gould Ballpark came alive at the Pink Out themed game against Arkansas State, April 15th. The Pink Out Game was part of a three-game series against the University. The first game of the series was postponed until after the second, in a double header against the university. It was definitely a windy weekend, with wind speeds in the twenty-plus mile an hour range. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to check out the second game in the series.
With parking still remaining a concern for UTA students, one garage has been created to alleviate the concerns, the West Campus Parking Garage. Constructed in two parts to allow students to have access to half the garage early, the West Campus Garage recently celebrated its grand opening, to commemorate the project’s completion. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to attend the celebration. At the West Campus Parking Garage Celebration, free food, UTA gifts, a car show, and a ribbon cutting ceremony were just some of the events happening. In commemoration of the completion of the Parking Garage, the University invited staff and students to participate.
One of the oldest forms of art has inspired student, Gerardo Govea, to make a difference in his community, through Architecture. Gerardo has a passion for design, and contributes his talents to the architecture program here at UTA. He does most of his work on campus, but has continued some of his own personal projects in the comfort of his own home. The process for designing any structure includes multiple steps before and idea can be realized. Of these steps, Gerardo’s favorite is creating 3d models. Over the years, Gerardo has invested in his own tools and equipment to work on his designs but says that nothing beats working with the tools here at the University. The biggest project that Gerardo and the Architecture Studio have worked on this semester, is a full house that has been designed by them, and constructed in 9 weeks. The final presentation for the house is this coming Friday, May 4, and will be the first of many housing projects for Gerardo.
By: Brandon Diaz
At the Excel Campus Limits Music Festival, food, and most importantly bands were in the lineup. The festival lasted for a few hours, and the music didn’t disappoint. EXCEL Campus Activities also offered special swag for the event. The bands for the event included Black Fossil, Freeloaders, Sphynx, and more. The festival was free for those with Student ID, $10 for staff and faculty, and $15 for general admission. The festival brought both the campus the the Arlington community together, as the event was hosted at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.