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Campus Carry at UTA Part 2

As the semester continues here at UTA, the questions of campus carry still lurks around campus. In this story, we dive into how the UTA Campus Carry Committee is working to help ease this transition of Conceal Handguns on campus, and we hear from a student who wants to educate students and faculty about campus carry.  He references 3 commonly misguided questions of campus carry based on his experience attending nearly all the campus carry meetings here at UTA.

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

Part One of Campus Carry at UTA:

Full John Hall Interview:

 

Campus Carry at UTA Part 1

The new school year brings a lot of new things: new courses to ace, new opportunities to experience, and new chances to leave an impact. But the impact of concealed handguns has been felt by everyone in and around campus. While some embracing the idea, others a deterred from the idea that their classmates could potentially be carry a handgun. In this story, we’ll hear both sides of the discussion.

As reported by the Shorthorn, the next town hall meeting will take place on September 29, 2016. Click here for more information on this meeting.

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen on Twitter

The Study Drug: Dangers of Unprescribed Adderall

With everything coming to end this semester, students sometimes need a slight edge to finish all their tasks. While some rely on coffee and proper study management to complete all their final projects, others rely on an unprescribed medication: Adderall. Commonly used to treat medical conditions like ADD and ADHD, student who aren’t prescribed often reach out to drug distributors. But are they putting themselves at risk by not having a proper diagnosis? I spoke to not only a medical doctor who commonly diagnosis and treats patients with ADHD, but also a student who is currently taking the medication unprescribed.

Our exclusive interview with a former distributor of Adderall. 

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

Drones: The Possibilities and Controversies Part 2

 Drones have been all over the press for both the good and bad. From recording breath taking ariel views to close calls to commercial airplanes, this mixed bag favors neither side.

In this second part of the series, we take a look at why drones have been so controversial, and explore some of the new regulations the Federal Aviation Administration just set this past January.

Watch the first part of the story below:

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

 

Drones: The Possibilities and Controversies Part One

What do two Texans, the President of the United States, and characters from South Park all have in common? Drones, and the possibilities are quite incredible.

In this first part, we dive deeper to what drones truly are. From the amateur who just received his as a gift, from the professional who has been flying for years, drones have enabled people of all skill levels to record incredible shots. And ironically, these incredibly complex shots were taken from the ease of a remote controller.

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

Behind the Story: Kevin Mendez

A senior broadcasting student at the University of Texas at Arlington, Kevin Mendez has accomplished a lot in his brief college career. Known for putting unique twists in his stand ups, Kevin is now venturing out into a completely different territory, the Kevin and Elzo Show. In this brief interview, we follow where Kevin’s broadcasting career began, and take you to what he’s accomplishing today.

The full, 20+ minutes interview from “Behind the Story: Kevin Mendez”.

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

 

COLA@ 50 Week 7

In our final edition of COLA@50, we feature students in the College of Liberal Arts. We met with one of the new College of Liberal Arts Senators and see what his plans are to expand the Liberal Arts Department, a student who protests for the Latino Community in an unconventional way, and a music education student, who thrives against adversity.

Here’s our seventh and final edition of COLA@50; watch it, share it, live it!

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen

Overcoming Doubt and Adversity: Lilly Bailey Interview

 What if someone told you “you can’t do that because no one before you could?” What if someone that meant the world to you unexpectedly passed?What if throughout all the doubts and adversity, in retrospect, you realized everything happened for a reason? I had the opportunity to interview Lilly Bailey, a music education student and friend who overcame some of life’s most difficult obstacles.

Click here for the full over 20min interview

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen