Abram Street Construction

The city of Arlington continues to bring life to the city’s downtown area. Construction has started on west Abram street. Crews are working on the one mile stretch from Cooper to Collins and to be completed within the next two years.  Students are also concern about traffic delays and how it will affect their daily commutes to campus.

The city encourages to visit their city’s website for more information about future closures and updates.

All students should consider taking alternate routes to make it to classes on time.

by J.R. Azucena

RISE A Cappella sings higher

RISE A Cappella, UTA’s a cappella group advanced to the final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella after competing over the weekend in the semi-finals. The group will compete for the international title against 10 other schools at the Beacon Theatre in New York on April 21.

Watch to see the moment RISE found out they advanced and to learn from the members about their excitement for reaching an octave higher for an international title.

— Nick Tarrant

Via Rideshare

With transportation options on the rise in Arlington, one method is increasingly becoming popular within the community. With the loss of one of the major transportation options in the city, a new option has become available, and that option is Via Rideshare. Via Rideshare is a growing transportation option, in which you share a ride with others, and split the cost. For around two dollars, members of the Arlington community are able to access the service. For now, however, Via Rideshare is available to those in select locations in Arlington, but hopes to expand in the near future to more places. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to ride along with one of the drivers,  and got an inside look at the service.

  • Madison Korta

UTA Softball Walks it Off

Busy weekend for the Lady Mavs as Laura Curry got the hit to set up the game winning run against App. State.

No time for resting for the Lady Mavs in Game 2 or 3. The team came up with big bats and steam rolled over App State to get the 7-3 win.

By Juan Correa

The Phil Childs Story

Everyone doesn’t make a roster in division 1. If you do make the team that doesn’t mean you’re on scholarship either. Sophomore walk on Phil Childs has traveled a long road to get onto the UTA Mens Baseball roster. Here’s the story on the outfielder’s process to the Mavericks.

  • Cory Mose

UTA’S SPIRIT WEEK PEP RALLY

UTA’s annual Spirit week pep-rally held an outstanding amount of energy last Monday.

Spirit week is held for any UTA organizations down to participate in the daily competitions and events set up for a week straight. Whichever team has the most points by Friday is deemed the winner of Spirit week and is awarded a trophy.

UTA’s Student Government took the title for this year’s Spirit week!

by: Lauren Ailles

 

UTA’S TRIOTA ORGANIZATION HOSTS LUNAFEST

UTA’s new organization, “Triota” is a service- oriented, Women and Gender studies Honor Society club.

Although Triota only has three members at the moment, they still managed to bring a National event called Lunafest.

Lunafest is a traveling film-festival celebrating, showcasing and empowering women in film!

by: Lauren Ailles

UTA Esports Club Looking Forward to New Venue

The city of Arlington continues to grow their entertainment district with the announcement of a new venue that will benefit UTA students, and that will attract thousands of people to the city.

UTA’s Esport Club is excited about the new Esport Stadium set to open later this year and a place where they hope to hold events in the future for a growing gaming community.

The Arlington Convention Center will become a venue that will house future Esports events for local gamers and from around the world. This new venue will be the first of its kind in North Texas.

by J.R. Azucena

5K Run Raises Awareness For A Cause That Hits Home For Some Students

 

This years annual 5k fundraising event to raise awareness for domestic violence was organized by our very own Alpha Chi Omega organization. The event took place Saturday morning at 8, right here on the Green at College Park. Junior Information Systems major, and President of the organization, Meaghan Harraghy says this event is meaningful to her and also members of Alpha Chi Omega who have been affected by domestic violence. All money and donations will benefit the Safe Haven Foundation and the Alpha Chi Omega Organization.

By: Brandon Diaz