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Arlington 7-Day Forecast

The sun will come out to play most days during the week from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29 but showers and thunderstorms may damper the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the weekend.

Temperatures will stay in the upper 70’s during the daytime and dip to the 50’s by nighttime so dress light and maybe grab a jacket for when the sun goes down.

Watch for Arlington’s 7-Day Forecast, with information collected by the National Weather Service Fort Worth Branch.

— Nick Tarrant

RISE A Cappella sings higher

RISE A Cappella, UTA’s a cappella group advanced to the final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella after competing over the weekend in the semi-finals. The group will compete for the international title against 10 other schools at the Beacon Theatre in New York on April 21.

Watch to see the moment RISE found out they advanced and to learn from the members about their excitement for reaching an octave higher for an international title.

— Nick Tarrant

New social media app takes the thumbs of users

In a World Wide Web of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a number of other social media platforms, it seems as if users have reached the brink of online presence. That is, until the latest social media application “Vero,” hit the stores for Apple and Android phone users.

No algorithms, zero ads and a modernistic sharing platform is what the application offers for users, according to the website. Since it’s release, students and faculty explain their experience using the app and answer whether they think it will gain similar presence as other prominent social media platforms or if it will soon be a thing of the past.

  • Nick Tarrant

What should be done about gun control? Students share their thoughts

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, communities continue to raise questions and concerns about gun control at the national level.

Although this event was a few states away from the University of Texas at Arlington, students share why they feel indirectly impacted and what should be done about gun safety on campus. A professor of the School of Social Work also breaks down ways to cope with trauma following the shooting.

  • Nick Tarrant

SpeakEasy Open Mic Night

An underground art scene is growing among students at UTA and in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. The UTA Football Team began as a student organization at the start of the semester and has since provided a series of events on the first Friday of every month.

The organization hosted an open mic night Feb. 9 in an a small dance studio in South Arlington, where poetry, music and stories were shared.

I had the opportunity to speak to the students who made the organization happen, and a student who shared two pieces of her own poetry.

  • Nick Tarrant


Davis Drive Construction

The City of Arlington began a construction project that will replace outdated water utilities along South Davis Drive, from UTA Boulevard to Park Row Drive. The project manager wanted to remind the community along the street that the construction will take place in segments rather than all at once. As a year-long project, closures and one-way traffic will only occur in small portions. For updates, visit the City of Arlington’s website.

Reporter: Nick Tarrant

UTA News Spring 2018 1st Edition

In the first edition of UTA News, we swallow the reality of the flu and learn tips on how to stay healthy for the rest of the season. In sports, we meet the faces of the Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball team, who were selected to play for Team U.S.A. Later on in the newscast, Cory Mose gives us a report on what student’s New Year’s resolutions are, and we get tips from a campus personal trainer on maintaining them.

Producer: Nick Tarrant