All eyes are on UTA’s Lady Movin’ Mavs this semester as they train for the next season of intercollegiate wheelchair basketball. However, the stakes are even higher this season and the other teams are out for revenge as UTA’s own team claimed the national Championships with an impressive 20-0 no loss record. The stress hasn’t gotten to the Mavs though, and the players seem to take the pressure in stride following the intuition and encouragement of their coach Jason Nelms. Indeed, the Lady Movin’ Mavs are prepared and pumped for the next season.
It was a great day for Maverick Baseball. Albeit a bit windy and chilly, Clay Gould Ballpark came alive at the Pink Out themed game against Arkansas State, April 15th. The Pink Out Game was part of a three-game series against the University. The first game of the series was postponed until after the second, in a double header against the university. It was definitely a windy weekend, with wind speeds in the twenty-plus mile an hour range. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to check out the second game in the series.
With parking still remaining a concern for UTA students, one garage has been created to alleviate the concerns, the West Campus Parking Garage. Constructed in two parts to allow students to have access to half the garage early, the West Campus Garage recently celebrated its grand opening, to commemorate the project’s completion. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to attend the celebration. At the West Campus Parking Garage Celebration, free food, UTA gifts, a car show, and a ribbon cutting ceremony were just some of the events happening. In commemoration of the completion of the Parking Garage, the University invited staff and students to participate.
One of the oldest forms of art has inspired student, Gerardo Govea, to make a difference in his community, through Architecture. Gerardo has a passion for design, and contributes his talents to the architecture program here at UTA. He does most of his work on campus, but has continued some of his own personal projects in the comfort of his own home. The process for designing any structure includes multiple steps before and idea can be realized. Of these steps, Gerardo’s favorite is creating 3d models. Over the years, Gerardo has invested in his own tools and equipment to work on his designs but says that nothing beats working with the tools here at the University. The biggest project that Gerardo and the Architecture Studio have worked on this semester, is a full house that has been designed by them, and constructed in 9 weeks. The final presentation for the house is this coming Friday, May 4, and will be the first of many housing projects for Gerardo.
By: Brandon Diaz
At the Excel Campus Limits Music Festival, food, and most importantly bands were in the lineup. The festival lasted for a few hours, and the music didn’t disappoint. EXCEL Campus Activities also offered special swag for the event. The bands for the event included Black Fossil, Freeloaders, Sphynx, and more. The festival was free for those with Student ID, $10 for staff and faculty, and $15 for general admission. The festival brought both the campus the the Arlington community together, as the event was hosted at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Finals are around the corner and students are preparing for finals in unique and creative ways.
We decided to go on an adventure and asked students around campus to share with UTA News how they prepare for a stressful week.
Good luck to all Mavericks on finals week!
by J.R. Azucena
Challenges can often slow us down, but meet one women who’ s not letting a rare syndrome get in the way of helping her child. When Onesima Gutierrez found out that her son had MELAS syndrome she didn’t know what to expect. Even though the their is no cure for the illness, she is still not ready to give up fighting for her loved one.
By Juan Correa
Maverick Baseball had a Metroplex Mashup when they played Dallas Baptist and TCU this past week. While they beat DBU, TCU gave them more troubles. Sophomore Phil Childs hit a single and gather his first 2 career RBI’s before scoring himself. While playing TCU Phil hit his first career home run to put the Mavericks on the board. After the metroplex games the Mavs headed to Georgia State for an in conference rivalry which they lost the series 2-1.
The Field Crew of the Maverick softball and baseball teams work hard. Coach Peejay Brun is pleased with the facilities and how they are kept during the season with both teams busy schedules. The crew doesn’t miss a beat when both teams are playing at home the same weekend, and also with their daily practices. The field crew works hard to maintain the field so they are same day in and day out for our Maverick teams.