All posts by Cristina Garcia

Whew… That’s a Relief! The Madcap World of John Hernandez

The Gallery at UTA presented the first exhibition of 2016, “Whew…. That’s a Relief!” The Madcap World of John Hernandez. This colorful exhibition showcased many 3D like cartoon like pieces in an array of vibrant colors. I spoke with the artist, John Hernandez, a San Antonio native who shared what inspires his imagination. I also spoke with a student who is on her first year at UTA pursuing a degree in art. She talks about her favorite piece in the exhibition.

 

-Cristina Garcia

Building Muscle to Compete

Sure, you work out! But do you think you have it in you to compete in a physique or bodybuilding competition? I spoke with Joaquin Chaves, a former U.S. Army Sergeant who was also a master fitness trainer for the U.S. Army. He has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years. He shared some advice on lifting weights and training to compete in a physique or body competition. As the owner of Tactical Sports Nutrition, his main focus is to develop custom supplement plans for his athletes that will help them achieve their fitness goals in a more efficient way. I also spoke with one of his athletes, Josue Reyes, who talks about his experience in preparing to compete in his first Men’s Physique competition.

 

-Cristina Garcia

Stomp Out Aids Awareness Festival

The sorority girls from Delta Xi Nu held their 9th annual Stomp Out Aids Awareness festival at UTA’s Maverick Activity Center’s back gym. Students and the community were able to enjoy of a food sale and an obstacle course. Guests also enjoyed the music provided by 97.9 the beat. They also provided free contraceptives as well as information on maintaining sexual health. More importantly they offered a quick and free HIV test. By organizing this event the sorority hopes to educate people about their sexual health. Proceeds of this event will go to benefit AIDS research.

 

-Cristina Garcia

College of Nursing Student Interview

Brenda Jamina Reyes is student on her senior year in the nursing program at UTA. The college of nursing was ranked third nationally in 2014 in producing minority nurses with bachelors degrees. Brenda is a first generation Mexican American and the first in her family to attend college. She shared some of the struggles she faced before she could enter the program. Because she is bilingual, one of her biggest motivations is knowing that she will be able to help families like her own. In this interview, Brenda also tells us about her hopes to begin her career in the E.R.

 

-Cristina Garcia

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Men’s Tennis team first win against WSU since 2005

On March 5, 2016 the UTA Men’s tennis team won against the Shockers of Wichita State University. In the doubles the Mavs took 2 wins out of 3 and also came out on top in the singles taking 4 wins out of 6. A great victory for the Mavs as this was their first win against WSU since 2005. Pushing their winning streak at home to eight matches. The team will take the road to California for a tournament beginning on March 11 against Sacramento State. Lets show them support through social media and wish them good luck.

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-Cristina Garcia

Youngest News Reporter in Market 5

Beginning your career as a young reporter in a big market does not come easy. With only 22-years of age, Gabriel Torres is the youngest reporter in Dallas, Texas. He is currently a news reporter for the Spanish news station Telemundo. I sat down with him for a personal interview about how he got the opportunity to start his career at such a young age. In this interview, he talks about how he got his foot in the door to begin reporting at the age of only 16. He also shared details about the news story that has impacted him the most.

 

-Cristina Garcia

Student Makeup Artist

Jedidiah Cabrera is a student at UTA studying communications in Broadcasting. Like many, she deals with the daily struggles of going to school and working a full time job. For the past 5-years she has been a makeup artist in the DFW area. Although she loves her job, it has at times caused her to miss class and shares why her biggest struggle is always time. She also talks about how attending UTA has been a great accomplishment for her and her family, as she is a first generation Mexican American. In this story we will also learn about what her plans are in the future.

 

-Cristina Garcia

Valentine’s Day MOS

Valentine’s Day is a holiday where many will plan a romantic date with their partners. For others, well it’s just another day to do study, spend with friends, or to just do nothing. I went for a walk around campus to find out what students at UTA had planned on this special day. For one student, his girlfriend lives across the country in India, but thanks to technology he will get to see and speak with her through Skype. Another student shared what would be the way to his heart, TACOS!

 

-Cristina Garcia

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

How often do you see a guy running around in heels on campus? Here you will see the images that the the Delta Alpha Sigma shared with me from the event they hosted, Walk a Mile in her Shoes. All guys were welcomed to participate, member of a fraternity or not. Their mission with this event is to help raise awareness about violence against women. The guys were to walk for a mile in their heels around campus. Some guys partnered together by wearing the same style of heels, while some at one point needed assistance from a friend to finish the walk. President Karbhari also stopped by in his heels to show support.

-Cristina Garcia