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UTA Civil Engineering Bridge Deicing Project

UT Arlington is a Tier 1 research institution, meaning the university has put a heavy focus on post grad and PhD research. For one group of civil engineers they get the chance to work on making Texas roads even safer. This group has been developing a bridge deicing system that can be installed on existing bridges. Using the earth’s geothermal energy, both environmentally friendly and renewable.

-Mason Brighton

Rose Hollermann Feature

U-T-A’S WOMENS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM HAS ONLY BEEN AROUND FOR SIX YEARS AND ALREADY HAS TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO THEIR NAME.

THIS WOULDN’T’ HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT ONE THEIR STAR PLAYERS,,,, ROSE HOLLERMANN.

WHILE THE LADY MOVINMAVSLOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON,,,, ROSE STILL HAD AN AMAZING LAST GAME.

IN THE 82-76 LOST TO ALABAMA ROSE PUT UP 40 POINTS AND WAS HONORED AS THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN THE COLLEGIATE DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION.

-Mason Brighton

UTA Softball Wins 2-1

On a cold wet late February night, the University of Texas ant Arlington softball team battled on the softball field to take on Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View got of to a one run lead by hitting a home run to give them a one to nothing lead. That lead would not last very long however, later on in the game UTA hit a two run home run to give them the lead, that’s all UTA would need as Randi Phillips shined on the mound to pitch a complete game and lead UTA to a two to one victory.

Feature Story: Daiane Machado

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Since its invention in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, it has expanded to being played in almost every country in the world. For Senior Forward Daiane Machado, hailing from the country of Brazil, coming to the United States of America to play her favorite sport of basketball is a dream come true. This story really lets you get to know more about Daiane. After she finishes her education at the University of Texas at Arlington, she hopes to stay in the United States of America getting a job teaching kids how to play basketball. Check it out!

UTA Police Ride Along

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department protects our campus 24/7 365 days a year, investigative reporter Mason Brighton got the chance to ride along with one of UTA’s officers and see their perspective on policing the campus. On this night patrol, officers investigated suspicious vehicles, robberies, and responded to medical calls. We also got the chance to hear from Captain Mike Mccord to get some tips to keep you safe while on campus.

-Mason Brighton

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs discusses water conservation

UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs hosted a documentary screening and discussion about water conservation. CAPPA Dean Adrian Parr shared insight about her documentary

which detailed the struggles face by families in the slums of Nairobi, Africa in regards to clean water. Derica Peters, North Central Texas Council of Governments member, also talked about why water conservation is an important issue in North Texas as well as globally. The speakers offered students advice on how to conserve water at home and demonstrated why water conservation is an important practice for everyone to contribute to.

The Shorthorn wins fourth consecutive ACP Pacemaker award

UTA’s Student Publication, The Shorthorn, received its fourth consecutive Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award – commonly called the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate media. The Pacemaker recognizes excellence in reporting, writing, photography, graphics and design. Student journalists at The Shorthorn use all of these elements to produce a daily digital newsletter and weekly print edition. A few students were also recognized individually, including multimedia editor Duy Vu who won first place spot news photo among three other awards for excellence in photojournalism. Editor-in-Chief Narda Perez said The Shorthorn staff is proud to be recognized for all the hard work they put in everyday, but at the end of the day their work is to serve the community, not to win awards.

Korean Student Association celebrate Harvest Festival

K-Pop music boomed through the speakers as students danced, ate and played games at the annual Korean Harvest Festival celebration. The gathering, hosted by the Korean Student Association, brought together students of all different backgrounds to take part in the festivities. In Korea, the Harvest Festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar during a full moon. Those who celebrate the holiday gather with family to eat a large meal and thank their ancestors for a successful harvest. The event at UTA was potluck-style, which allowed students to bring their favorite Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival dishes to share.

Students bring back experience in art, life after studying abroad

A group of art students studied abroad in Florence, Italy over the summer, and brought back experience in both art and life. The students were tasked with creating a photo gallery while in Italy, to showcase at the university art gallery when they returned. One student, Carimar Vargas, found it difficult to decide on a subject matter at first but said she’s always been fascinated by the human form. This drew her to capturing photographs of statues while abroad. Students also created booklets filled with their photography and drawings, on paper crafted in Florence. The students showcased their work at the Arlington Museum of Art as well.