Everyday a student could potentially walk multiple miles just getting back and worth to class on campus, not to mention all the activities after school. And while most students probably feel like there constantly running from one place to another in the bustle of life, for some this reality is more of a lifestyle than just a passing joke. Recently I got the chance to sit down with one of the star athletes from the men’s track team Styron Williams and discuss his past, his ambitions, and what has kept him running so fast all these years.
The University of Texas at Arlington offers a variety of many different art courses for students of all majors to participate in. While art classes can mean many different things to different people one UTA student shows us how to her it is more than just a passing hobby or a required elective credit, its a lifestyle. Recently we got a chance to interview one of UTA’s very own glass artisans to find out about her past, her drive, and what makes glass own of her favorite mediums to work in.
With the holidays right around the corner, some minds turn to presents under the tree and nights spent with family. However at the Arlington Animal Shelter the holidays are all about giving back to mankind’s best furry friends. Powered by the hard work of volunteers and dedicated staff, the shelter hosted the “Home for the Holidays” event, offering low-cost adoptions and discounted vaccinations to local residents. The Arlington Animal Shelter will continue to have discounted adoptions during the entire month of December for only $25.
Every year during the Fall semester one student organization coordinates a unique event with the hopes of raising awareness about one issue that hits some people, a little too close to home. As cool autumn winds blew across campus the UTA Student Volunteers hosted their annual One Night Without A Home outside in front the E.H. Hereford University Center. The evening focused around informing students of the difficulties associated with homelessness by allowing participants to speak with staff and members from the Arlington Life Shelter, hear difficult testimonials from fellow classmates, and even sleep outdoors for a night.
As the cool winds of fall blow across campus many students are looking for any possible opportunity to warm up. Thankfully with homecoming week taking place, Excel student activities is continuing a new, delicious University tradition. The second annual Homecoming Chili Cook Off was held in the Palo Duro lounge of the University Center. This allowed contesting teams made up of student and faculty to come up with their best chili recipe to present to the student body. While many teams competed, only one could be crowned the victor?
For some of us, Halloween means the chance to dress up as our favorite costumed character and parade around the neighborhoods collecting candy for the night. For others, its the chance to don a scary outfit and spend the night giving othera a fright. However, the Tarrant County CASA Chapter is teaming up with local volunteers to ensure that hundreds of children in foster care get the help they need. Early, October 31, CASA was out at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington for a one mile and 5k fun run to raise awareness for this great community project. Come watch, like, and share with UTA News!
-Landon Hearne and James Belknap
As time passes technology continues to change and advance, fortunately the University of Texas at Arlington is working hard to stay on the leading edge of the developing tech world. This week we journey inside the second annual Innovation Day and get an up close and personal look at some of the great new things the University is working on. The University’s on campus Research Institute is collaborating to push forward research and bring along with it great new devices, such as a glove that helps to rebuild muscles, a robot that is learning through human interaction, and a mannequin that helps nursing students get experience without ever touching another person.
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With cooler winds rolling across the campus it can only mean one thing fall is on the way. Fall means many different things for different people. For some it may mean pumpkin spice lattes, but for the UTA Music Department it means recital season is here. By putting in months of work, the students finally found themselves ready to grace the stage. Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Stotter, the UTA Wind Symphony performed three arrangements to a packed crowd of family and friends.
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Every year hundreds of students gather together to watch the spectacle that is one of UT Arlington’s oldest running traditions, the racing of the beds. This year the Bed Races, hosted by Excel Maverick Activities, celebrated its thirty fifth year of operation. The event also featured the chance to battle your roommate in mock combat, and to race your lab partner through an inflatable obstacle course. Whether you’re helping push the beds down the raceway, or cheering on you’re favorite costumed team, the bed races is sure to have something for everyone.
Thomas Hoce & -Landon Hearne