All posts by Jeremy Portales

Sigma Chi “Fight Night”

The end of the year was capped off as always by the biggest fundraiser of the year with the Sigma Chi Fraternity “Fight Night”. For the first time a fight between women took place and was a crowd pleaser. Fighters paired up against other students from TCU, and SMU. The 26th Annual event was held at Gas Monkey Live as the venue was transformed from a boxing ring to a concert hall featuring the Atlanta native Southern Rapper, Waka Flaka Flame. All for the sake of the Huntsman Cancer Institute as beneficiaries of the event. UTA News spoke with a winner from the fights, and a student new to the UTA community.

-Jeremy Portales

Men’s Club Volleyball @ UT-Austin Invitational


As the semester winds down, so do many of the extra curricular activities. As the official Club Team Reporter, I was there for the latest with the Men’s Club Volleyball team as we traveled to Houston for The University of Texas at Austin’s end of semester invitational one last time as a Maverick.

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Arlington Cultural Collective

In true maverick form, Arlington Cultural Collective is blazing the way by introducing  cultural events to the community that would perhaps otherwise go uncelebrated. Former and current UTA students have come together to create a non-profit organization which hopes to bring more culture to Arlington. I was there to kick off their premiere event.

ACC plans to host similar events in the future such as Hollie, Mardi Gras, and are open to explore other cultures to share with Arlington.

For future events and detials, search “Arlington Cultural Collective” in your favorite social media outlets.

-Jeremy Portales 

Banned Book Week

The UTA library celebrated Banned Book this past week. Director of Grants and Research, Jody Baily spoke to UTA News about the highlight of the Nationally Celebrated Week. The event started by the American Library Association hopes to get the community talking about our First Amendment rights and other American Ideals. The Library displayed hundreds of previously banned books and were available for rent as well as for grabs at the “Little Free Libraries” scattered around campus.

Find out which of current favorite book is now or was banned before at the  American Library Association


-Jeremy Portales