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Progressive Student Union

The Progressive Student Union meets every Wednesday at five o’clock in the afternoon to discuss different types of activism on campus. Following the outcome of the presidential debate this student union continued to do what they have been doing, but this time had their attentions turned towards the new President-Elect, Donald J. Trump. In these meetings the members are straight to the point and are open with their thoughts and comments toward any topic. Mark Nupieralski, UTA senior, expresses his discontent with the United States’ forty-fifth president to be and gives a powerful statement.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Flag Football

Flag football is an intramural sport provided by the university and run by the Maverick Activity Center’s staff. It is a way for students to grow bonds with each other over time and get to play some football. When they are out on the gridiron the games get pretty intense as all of the teams want to try and win, but there is more to it than that. Friendships are built off of these experiences. Both members interviewed from OhTeamLightSkin, Papiha Kashmiri and Rodney Webb, shared that same sentiment towards what flag football has done for them.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football has done nothing but continue to grow over the years. Over the last two decades the numbers are staggering, in 1988 around five-hundred thousand people were playing fantasy sports to an estimated 57.4 million people playing this year in the United States and Canada. Fantasy football is a way to interact with people over a common topic while also having  some fun with it. Jeremy Sheehy, UTA junior, says he keeps in touch with buddies from high school who are all in a fantasy football league together. Fantasy football is a virtual way to have some stake in the weekly NFL match ups and how certain players perform.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Basketball at the MAC

The University of Texas at Arlington has a state of the art recreational building, the Mavericks Activities Center also known as the MAC. One aspect of the MAC that stands out to a lot of students who enjoy being active as well as participating in sports is their basketball setup. The MAC has four full inside courts as well as two courts outside, this is an ideal location for students wanting to hoop to get some games in. UTA senior Marcus Spears when he is not in class comes to the MAC to get a sweat in playing a game he loves. He vouched for the good quality of competitiveness at the MAC and claimed for this to basically to be a home away from home for him.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Dealing with sleep deprivation come test time?

Students over the years have gone about their normal lives and found different ways to deal with all of the pressures put on them while in college. A common practice is procrastination which in return a lot of times plays right into the hands of sleep deprivation. Cramming information last minute to prepare themselves for midterms or finals is seen as normal around campuses as a way for students to perform better on the tests. Lauren Coursey, lecturer in the department of psychology would not recommend that but rather study throughout the semester and getting a good nights sleep the night before a big test.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Stress Eating

A problem that far too many college students deal with is stress eating. In college sometimes you get overloaded with schoolwork, actual work, personal drama and family issues; and unfortunately for some they turn their attention towards food. The food is thought to be used to help make the person feel better, but in reality when you stress eat the food only ends up making things worse. UTA Dietian, Stacie Ellis was able to express her thoughts on tips to help avoid stress eating as well as ways to avoid stressing in our everyday lives.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News

Choosing a Halloween Costume

Every October people face the decision of what costume should I wear for Halloween. To get an inside look of this experience I went through this process while in the shoes of Alex Reese. Following her through her costume decision process it was easy to see why so many people have trouble making their costume selection, there is just so many options. When speaking with employees at a local Halloween store they expressed how every year there are certain costumes that fly of the shelves faster than any other costumes

– Kory Kelch, UTA News

KANYE SAINT PABLO TOUR

Kanye West was in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on September twenty second to perform his Saint Pablo tour concert. The concert was held at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas, it was the sixteenth stop on the tour.

Kanye played a wide variety of songs not only from his newest album, The Life of Pablo, but also popular hits from his previous albums such as 808s and Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Graduation and Yeezus. With a packed house Kanye West delivered a concert for the ages for his fans in attendance.

-Kory Kelch, UTA News