Dallas Wings Draft Party

The Dallas Wings held their WNBA draft party Thusday night at the College Park Center. Wings guards Skylar Diggins-Smith and Tiffany bias were in attendance for the event. The Wings had three first round selections in the draft. They chose Kentucky forward Evelyn Akhator with the third overall pick. The following selection they chose South carolina guard Allisha Gray with the fourth overall pick. Their final selection was Gray’s South Carolina teammate Kaela Davis. Gray and Davis were apart of the South Carolina Gamecocks team that recently won a national championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

-Mark Makinde

Jorge Bilbao Interview

The Mens Basketball team had an amazing season making it all the way to the Quarterfinals of the N-I-T tournament. I was the furthest UTA had ever gone in the post-season. After getting eliminated in the Elite 8 of the N-I-T, Senior Center/Captain Jorge Bilbao played in his last game at the College Park Center. Here is an exclusive interview reflecting on his 4 years as a Maverick.

-Alejandro Jimenez

UTA at Night

Are you ever on campus late at night? Do you feel safe? If not the Mav’s Courtesy Escort offers a way to make you feel not only safe but also secure. The service will take you anywhere on campus, as well as surrounding living areas.

This service is open to all, from faculty and staff to student and campus visitors. The hours of service is from 7 p.m.to 3 a.m. The hours may change each semester so make sure you also call or check out their website.

-Felix Diaz and Katie Valdes

Egg Hunt

With Easter right around the corner, Parent Mavericks, which is apart of the Off-Campus Mavericks, held the first ever “Family Easter Egg Hunt”.

The event took place April 15 on the Architecture Court Yard, which is located in between both the Fine Arts building and Architecture buildings.

The event was free as well as both fun and entertaining. From kids to adults, activities included outdoor favorites from food and games to the BIG egg hunt.

-Katie Valdes

UTA Baseball vs. TCU

On Tuesday, April 4th, the Mavericks (14-15) hosted the third ranked team in the nation, TCU Horned Frogs for their second matchup of the year.  Things got off to a rocky start for UTA.  Starting pitcher, Jordan West, walked the first three TCU batters.  He was quickly pulled from the game.  The Horned Frogs took advantage of the situation and took an early lead.  UTA managed to get hits, but only scored one run.  The Mavericks managed to start a late game rally and posted three more runs.  Their ninth inning surge fell short.  TCU gets the win.  Final score, 5-4.

Harold Rogers

Savannah Cole

Thousands protest at Mega March in Downtown Dallas

 

On Sunday afternoon thousands of people gathered in front of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Downtown Dallas to protest immigration reform. Eleven years ago in 2006 the first Mega March took place, that day 500,000 people marched from the cathedral to Dallas City Hall calling for a similar message to fix immigration laws.

Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights hero Martin Luther King II, was also in attendance along with other activists.

As the crowd made its way to Dallas City Hall to hear from speakers, President Trump supporters greeted them. There were no agitators, both sides let out their opinions, and overall the scene was a great peaceful showing of what a democracy is all about.

-Benjamin Diez

 

Kendall Philanthropy

Tri Delta Sorority held their annual Delta Madness Philanthropy Event last week at the MAC. The girls sold t-shirts, raffle tickets, and admission tickets. All of the proceeds went to the St. Jude Hospital for research for kids with cancer. Their President Elizabeth Herrera and Vice President of Philanthropy, Katelyn Stepp were both very proud of how well the event went. Before the event the girl had already raised about $4,000 and were hoping for much more at the event as Tri Delta as a whole around the country is hoping to raise $60 million for St. Jude in 5 years.