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Practice Rooms Pose Problems

As enrollment in the Department of Music rise, the number of practice rooms available in the Fine Arts Building South Section are limited. Music education and performance students say this affects their practice time, when at least two hours are required every day.

Emily Long, music performance graduate student attended the Sept. 26 Student Senate meeting to express her thoughts in regard to this issue during an open forum, where students not involved in the organization can voice their concerns for campus life. She plans to work closely with members of the senate to find a possible solution.

— Nick Tarrant

Students React to iOS 11


Students give their thoughts and opinions on the iPhone’s latest operating system update, iOS11, released on Sept. 18. While some are in favor of the update and appreciate new features, others have had trouble adjusting.

iPhone users, what do you think about the update? Share your experience with us on Twitter (@UTANEWSTODAY) or Facebook at UTA News.

— Nick Tarrant

Blankets for Harvey victims

After Hurricane Harvey caused major damage to cities in South Texas late August, the UTA FabLab decided to come together to help those affected. Already hosting monthly workshops to teach the community new skills and trades, the lab decided the month of September would be dedicated to making blankets for donation. After meeting for a few hours a week, more than 100 blankets were made and other donations were made.

Students, faculty and staff explain what they did during each workshop and how their efforts will help those affected by one of the most powerful hurricanes, that made landfall on the U.S., since 2004.

— Nick Tarrant

New UTA Blvd. Traffic Light


A new traffic light system is installed on UTA Blvd. in between Lot 36 and the Engineering Research Building, with the help from a partnership between the City of Arlington and UTA. The system is similar to one installed on W. Abram St. by The Arlie, and will direct drivers while giving pedestrians guidance to cross. The lights will be in full use once power is restored to the system by Oncor Electric.

Students give their opinions about the system and how it will change the way they travel on the north side of campus.

— Nick Tarrant

Post-DACA Informational Forum

The Center for Mexican American Studies hosted an informational forum about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on September 11 in Science Hall lecture hall. The forum was open to the UTA community to learn about upcoming deadlines for renewing applications, as well as learning what rights you have under the program.

Mark Napieralski and Jeremih Harris, Progressive Student Union president and vice present, attended the forum to gain insight of the issue to help members of the organization who are affected, as well as other students on campus.

— Nick Tarrant