Fall 2016 1st Newscast

 In our 1st edition of UTA News, we take a look into how the UTA community is fighting against sexual violence, in sports we meet a upcoming freshman ready to fill in a new role, and we asked some UTA students how updated they are with the news.

Produced by: Austin Nguyen

Sexual Assault Prevention

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.

Although sexual assaults are not common at UTA, students on campus still take precautions to avoid this from happening to them. I spoke to Captain Mike McCord, who informed me that police security escorts are available to students who would like to be walked to their car, dorm, or any place appropriate to protect them from danger. I also spoke with Mechanical engineer student, Amrita Nemani, who suggests students to never walk alone, and if possible walk with a group of friends that you know.

-Viridiana Martínez

UT Arlington Walk-On Baseball Tryouts

UT Arlington Baseball is hosting walk-on tryouts to all UTA students Monday, September 12 at 3p.m

Participants must provide all equipment they might use during the tryout such as: glove, bat and cleats. Each participant is expected to wear baseball pants to the tryout. A physical must be taken, and turned in prior to tryouts.

For questions regarding the walk-on tryouts you can contact Coach Jon Wente by email at jonwente@uta.edu or visit utamavs.com

Samantha Seibold




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

Fueling Futures


For a year now, a section of Professor Wigley’s campaign class has  represented The American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacture’s Industry. The intention is to promote job opportunities and educate people over the impact they have on our daily lives. They continue to build on this campaign every year, but this year they are bring a new edgy piece in hopes to get a younger crowd’s attention. A local artist, Young Hope, contributed to a rap video that was written by one of the students.

AFPM offers so many different job opportunities to try within the industry. It’s very varied from hard sciences, administrative positions,to skilled crafts men.These industries have a lot of older people who are getting ready to retire and they are looking for young people to apply for those positions. Although the campaign may be over soon, check out the link below to learn more about AFPM jobs.



-Sonia Garcia



Pride and Prejudice and Zombie


PR students at UTA coordinated an event to help promote “Pride and Prejudice and Zombie,” That hit the big screen this weekend.With archery, pinatas, books, bags,posters and movie tickets, the campaign was headed off to a fun start to the semester. Adverting major, Breanan Wilson, hopes that these fun activities will encourage students to get involved.


-Sonia Garcia

Fighting the misconception of the Muslim Community



With so many stories in the media over terrorism, the Muslim community is still fighting their own battle to steer clear of the  misconception that has been placed on them. Often victimized as they are associated with the awful acts of terrorism from extremist.United in Peace was a project put together by UTA students to challenge extremism and educate people about the meaning behind P.E.A.C.E.

I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to talk to Randa Bedair, who posed as the face of the cause for the project. Check out the one on one interview I had with Randa over her experiences, thoughts, and her strive to educate those who may still be in doubt over the Muslim Community.


-Sonia Garcia


Reading is something a lot of people do to pass time, other do it because they have to… For those that suffer from dyslexia, reading becomes more difficult.

In this story you will hear what living with dyslexia every day is like from someone who has been diagnosed with it, as well as from someone who does not have it, but tried a simulator website to experience it first-hand; said website mixes up the letters inside the words to give the reader a dyslexia-like experience.

If you want to know more information on the topic you can contact the adaptive resource center inside the office for students with disabilities.

– Maria Cruz