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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The department of RVSP hosted a bi-annual event to help bring out awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The most important part of the event is to promote awareness about consent. They brought in several student organizations and departments to help spread the word about Sexual Assault awareness. At the event they give out fun quizzes, activities and giveaways as part of the event. RSVP’s mission is to promote consent awareness and give out other information about toxic relationships. RVSP also has great workshops about what consent is because not alot of people understand how to give and receive that kind of information. The RSVP departments wants to ensure students that no matter what they are not alone in the event of sexual assault.

Movin Mavs Doug Garner Feature

The Movin Mavs have moved up in the National Rankings and continues to grow there brand under Head Coach Doug Garner. Coach Garner has contributed for 27 years to the National Wheel Chair basketball association. He was recently inducted into the National Wheel Chair basketball association Hall Of Fame. Coach says sports allows people to break that barrier of poverty and low expectations for young people with disabilities. Coach Garner got motivation to take over the team due to a life changing event when his son was born with a disability which helped sway his decision to take over the UTA Movin Mavs basketball team and he built a system that encouraged growth and encourage participation.

Joshua Taylor Feature

UT-Arlington Alumni Joshua Taylor was an active member and was a president of a Fraternity back when it was active is not a life coach and his purpose in life is to help assist others. While the president of the frat it was a big trail run to understand the leadership role and to understand the feeling of what it is like to have people believe in him. Joshua enjoys and takes part in being a leader in the community. Here at UTA he mentors 15 actively enrolled students. These students reach out to Joshua every day and discuss life and other important matters going on. Joshua also started a foundation to honor his brother memory that was killed by a police officer in Arlington.

Annual Bed Races Competition

UT-Arlington continues its longest running tradition with the bed races at the UTA Football Stadium. This years bed races competition was themed 90’s Cartoons. The Bed Races allows people to learn how to work as a team and to learn how to play as a team. The bed races was hosted by Excel Maverick Activities. Students entertained themselves in the event and won prizes by participating in different activities during the event. This event brought together students and staff for a fun night of activities and its a big thing to keep UTA Traditions alive. This is one of many Traditions that UTA holds every year.

UTA Student uses Art to inspire others Feature

While studying at UT-Arlington Roman uses Art to inspire others around him. Ramon in on a regular basis just loves to paint and in the process he always likes to try and create something new because it inspires himself to keep pushing on and continue creating artwork. Aside from Spray Painting he likes architecture as well and plans to open up his very own architecture firm. When Ramon graduates he wants to go back to his own country and help communities particularly with low incomes. Ramon had a difficult transition from home to college here in the states but was able to make it work. It wasn’t always easy but through painting and always bringing in positive attitude he found a way to make it through.

Center for African American Studies Conference event

The Center for African American studies conference helped profile progressive solutions to social problems. This kind of event helps to signify progress areas that need to be addressed back to race in america. Coming together to talk about these things is extremely important so that some of these problems can get fixed and help realize how far race relation has come which is why these kinds of events such as annual conferences on campus. The conference also allows students to analyze the development in ways that will help drive social change within the black community. This year brought forth several hot topics and opinions which will help as UTA leans into the next conference for American Studies on campus.

Feature on Edward (UTA Tennis)

Edward moved from Barcelona to Texas to continue his passion and love for the game of tennis right here at the University of Texas at Arlington. Back in Barcelona since Universities didn’t have sports teams they had to come up with other things to do because they can’t play sports while going to college. While it was a difficult decision to walk away from his family and friends to come to the states his teammates here at UTA have helped made the transition easier. It was tough for him to pick up on the English Language. The Grind was also made easier because he was already accustomed to the routine when back in High School in Barcelona. Edward after college made it known he wants to become a tennis coach after college as well.