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ASCE hosts Dodgeball Tournament

The American Society of Civil Engineering hosted a dodgeball tournament on Friday, October 23rd to raise money for a competition they have coming up this spring. A total of 10 teams signed up and participated in the event that lasted roughly three hours. Students of all engineering majors as well as the student body were encouraged to participate. What separated this particular sporting event from others was that they didn’t provide the usual slice of pizza or hot dog for concessions, but rather root beer floats, a society tradition. ASCE member, A.J Czubai said, “It just catches peoples attention when they hear dodgeball and root beer floats in the same sentence. It’s an original event and the turn out was great.”

-Landri Ledbetter

Blue Bell Returns

 

After 205 days, Blue Bell finally returns to all of DFW after a nationwide recall because of a Listeria outbreak in their main factory. At the moment, only certain flavors are being ok-ed to return to shelves; Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Cookies ‘n Cream, Butter Pecan, and the Great Divide. For more information on when your favorite flavor will be returning visit http://www.bluebell.org.

 

-Landri Ledbetter

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week at UT Arlington is a celebration of the 1st Amendment and our freedom to read that was started by the American Library Association. Many of the past banned books students can find on their shelves at home. There are also a variety of children’s book that were once banned due to inappropriate or adult content. The importance of Banned Books Week is to show students that this is not just a thing of the past and that everyone should have a choice in reading what they want to read. To learn more about banned books, visit the American Library Association webpage at http://www.ala.org/bbooks.

Landri Ledbetter

Black Lives Matter Exhibit

Black Lives Matter is a trending movement centered around police brutality within the black community. A group of UT Arlington students put together an exhibit that featured photographs, posters, and tweets that illustrated how the movement started and how it has affected members of not only the black community, but society as a whole. The movement first started with the death of Christian Taylor, a college football player from Arlington, Texas. The purpose of the exhibit was to show students that Black Lives Matter is not just a hashtag but a movement that allows people from all ethnic backgrounds to stand together as one and treat each other equally.

Landri Ledbetter

Democrat vs. Republican

As primary elections are approaching, presidential candidates it the road for debates. Presidential campaigns have been in full force since the first Republican primary debate on August 6th following the first Democratic primary debate on October 13th. While front runners for the Democratic and Republican tickets are said to be showing off with fancy political maneuvers and promising speeches, one voter is looking for a candidate who doesn’t resort to bringing down his opponents. College students who plan to vote should research each candidate instead of going in blind. To learn more about how to vote visit http://www.usa.gov.

-Landri Ledbetter