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Drew Charles Interview

Drew Charles is one of the UTA basketball top players and he is a sharpshooter from the three point land. This is his last season as a Maverick and he has been through a lot in the past three years as a Maverick and as his journey ends he talks about his accomplishments through out his career. He has one last goal and that is to win the sun belt championship and he feels that this year could be the year where they finally win the sun belt. Drew always considers UTA and says that they have always been there for him

Jeffrey Burtis

Volleyball tournament

UTA Hosted the Sun Belt volleyball tournament to determined who is the Sun Belt  champion. UTA first step toward a title was Little Rock in the first set it was all UTA in the beginning in where they dominated the first set. In the second set Little Rock showed some fight but in the end UTA showed they can handle the storm of Little Rock and took the second set. In the final set UTA closed it out in a clean sweep to win the game in a three game sweep. They moved on to the next round of the tournament unfortunately they loss.

 

Jeffrey Burtis

Erick Neal Profile

One of UTA basketball stars Erick Neal is poised to have an another great season and with him being in his third season his is now becoming a leader in this team. last season he was the first player in UTA history to make a triple double in a game. Erick has matured into a leader in the team and he facilitates the court due to his assist and his presence on the defensive side of the ball. Erick has been playing basketball for a while and his skills is what UTA needs to compete for a Sun Belt championship

 

Jeffrey Burts

Basketball Media day

UTA had its annual basketball media day and one player in particular Kevin Hervey is looking to make a big impact this season. Last year Kevin had a nasty injury to end his season a year ago and now he look like he is ready to play some ball. With him returning  the Mavericks are the favorite to win the sun belt and are looking to take advantage of that preseason odds. Kevin bring his size and his physical toughness to the team something that they missed last season and he believes that he is ready to make a impact the moment he returns

 

Jeffrey Burtis

Banned Books

UTA had its annual banned books week at the UTA library to educate students on what types of books are banned from public libraries and elementary schools due to their content. Books have to go through a process to get banned and this event shows how these controversial books get to being banned. the process is that if a books in bad for kids it will be challenged and put to a vote if they vote to ban it it will be banned. some of the most popular books in culture have been challenged but have yet to be banned.

 

Jeffrey Burtis

Rocktober concert

UTA had its annual Rocktober concert unfortunately they had to cancel due to rain.this does not happened frequently for the first time in almost a year they had to cancel.Big Red Ants was scheduled to play in the event but they could not and they will reschedule for another time the coordinator of this annual tradition talked about how this usually does not happened in the years they have planned Rocktober how ever they usually have plans for this occasion.they will try again every Friday in October and they hope for some better weather than last time.

 

 

Jeffrey Burtis

UTA News

Comm Day

UTA had their annual comm day for students who wanted to meet with professionals in the communications industry. TV businesses and radio personalities were there to give some advice to students. their were two panels to where students that graduated come back and gave advice to students who arrived at the panel. They talked about what they had to do to get a job and spoke to student about their past experiences and how they got to where they are now. Students were also able to get their resumes examined while some where were able to get a head shot for a resume tape

 

 

Jeffrey Burtis

UTA News

Banned Books

During the week of September 26th to the October the 1st the UTA central library had an event to where they could educate students about some of their favorite books. The event was called Banned Books Week. It was to show that in some places these books would not be allowed in public libraries and certain schools and you might be surprised to see what books were either banned or in some cases challenged. Most books are not banned but are challenged to see if they are banned if you would like to know more information about these banned book or if you like to get into contact the library you can find them here

Rest and Relaxation

With Finals coming up it is now time to prepare for the end of the semester and some people just need to not panic a get a little rest and relaxation as some people like to take naps during the day to recharge others would like to hang out with friends and get away from school in general regardless the mind need those breaks in order to relive stress in the mind and body but too much of a break can be bad as you might lose focus if you don’t study for these final exams on student shares his ideal on how to relax in time for final exams

 

 

-Jeffrey Burtis