Zeta Tau Alpha hosted their annual Think Pink Week. The goal of Think Pink Week is to raise awareness and teach other people about breast cancer. Throughout the week Zeta Tau Alpha hosted tabling events where they sold baked goods and pink lemonade. The proceeds they collected go to the ZTA foundation as well as Bright Pink, a organization that teaches women how to check and prevent themselves from having breast cancer. Think Pink Week ended with a Bar-B-Que for a Cure on Saturday. Breast cancer rates have dropped almost forty percent since 1989 according to the American Cancer Society, but that does not mean we should stop raising awareness.
THE UTA WOMEN’S SOCCER CLUB PLAYED UT-DALLAS IN A HARD FOUGHT MATCH. IT WAS A CHALLENGING GAME FROM START TO FINISH. BUT THAT DID NOT STOP THE LADY MAVERICKS FROM GIVING IT THEIR ALL. THEY ENDED IN A 0-0 TIE, BUT STILL REMAINED UNDEFENDED.
-KATIE VALDES & SHELBI RICHARDS
THE UTA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HELD THEIR ANNUAL MAVERICK OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT. THE TOURNAMENT WAS HELD AT THE TEXAS STAR GOLF COURSE. THE GOLF TEAM, ALUM, BOOSTERS, AS WELL AS OTHER STUDENT ATHLETE PARTICIPATED IN THIS FUNDRAISER, WHICH IS NOT JUST FOR GOLF. THE FUNDRAISER IS FOR ALL ATHLETICS. IT IS ALSO A CELEBRATION FOR THOSE THAT SUPPORT UTA, ALL OF STAFF, COACHES, GOLF TEAM AND OTHER STUDENT ATHLETES ARE INVOLVED.
-KATIE VALDES & KENDALL SHERMAN
Michael Sam was the keynote speaker for Pride Week 2017 hosted by Multicultural Affairs.
Sam is the first openly-gay NFL player. Here’s what he said about the importance of LGBTQ rights and his lecture.
— Narda Perez
Shelby Richards & Blanca Ventura
The career development center is located on campus in the University Center. The Career development center really focuses on helping students here at the University of Texas at Arlington in any area that they need. Their main focus is on workshops, resumes, and cover letters. Although those are the main focuses in the center, students can go ask for help in any area that they need. If the center can not directly help the student they will guide them to a place on campus that can assist them. They welcome anyone and everyone here on campus and would love to help.
Shelby Richards, UTA News
Through the 2017 of season, the UTA Mavs’s men’s basketball team scored former Virginia Tech center Johnny Hamilton. Johnny hurt his thumb in his senior year season at Virginia Tech. Since he was injured and didn’t play, he still had one year of eligibility left through the NCAA. So, when Johnny decided to go to grad school at UT Arlington, the team picked him up for his final season, replacing their center Jorge Bilbao who graduated last year. I caught up with the center and head coach Scott Cross to see how the change is going for Johnny and his new teammates.
LETS SAY YOU HAVE A RUNNY NOSE, SCRATCHY THROAT, OR SNEEZING AT RANDOM OCCASIONS.. YOU CAN’T MISS THE EARLY SIGNS OF A HAVING A COLD.
UT Arlington has seen a record increase in enrollment this fall. Enrollment exceeded the expected by over one thousand students with the total being 41,715 students. That is a five percent increase from last fall and it also makes UT Arlington the third largest University in Texas. Students express concerns with class and campus size as well as the already troubling parking. Diversity at UT Arlington is also at its highest and will potentially bring more benefits to campus. With the higher enrollment also brings more opportunity for students to connect and grow at UT Arlington.
- Andrea Ayers
- Madison Korta
An organization on campus is now standing out from the rest. UTA’s Esports is an organization for those of you who like to play video games. Esports here at UTA is for all levels of gaming. On the competition side of things, the UTA Esports club just won the Heroes of the Dorm® National Championship. The team was awarded with free tuition for the remainder of their academic years. The Esports organization also offers casual gaming for those who just like to get together and play. With recent success with their first event of the semester at the Bluebonnet Ballroom at UTA, the club is looking forward to future events and tournaments.