Every year during the Fall semester one student organization coordinates a unique event with the hopes of raising awareness about one issue that hits some people, a little too close to home. As cool autumn winds blew across campus the UTA Student Volunteers hosted their annual One Night Without A Home outside in front the E.H. Hereford University Center. The evening focused around informing students of the difficulties associated with homelessness by allowing participants to speak with staff and members from the Arlington Life Shelter, hear difficult testimonials from fellow classmates, and even sleep outdoors for a night.
For some of us, Halloween means the chance to dress up as our favorite costumed character and parade around the neighborhoods collecting candy for the night. For others, its the chance to don a scary outfit and spend the night giving othera a fright. However, the Tarrant County CASA Chapter is teaming up with local volunteers to ensure that hundreds of children in foster care get the help they need. Early, October 31, CASA was out at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington for a one mile and 5k fun run to raise awareness for this great community project. Come watch, like, and share with UTA News!
-Landon Hearne and James Belknap
With cooler winds rolling across the campus it can only mean one thing fall is on the way. Fall means many different things for different people. For some it may mean pumpkin spice lattes, but for the UTA Music Department it means recital season is here. By putting in months of work, the students finally found themselves ready to grace the stage. Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Stotter, the UTA Wind Symphony performed three arrangements to a packed crowd of family and friends.
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The Lady Movin’ Mavs matched up against two different wheelchair basketball teams from the DFW area Saturday in exhibition matches. Playing agaisnt the Dallas Jr’s as well as the DFW Freewheelers, who are both made up of mostly male athletes, the Lady Movin’ Mavs set out to gain game experience that will help them in collegiate matches. Out of the three games, the Lady Movin’ Mavs took one from the Dallas Jr’s by a score of 50 to 39, but dropped two to the DFW Freewheelers. Going into the half, the Lady Mavs were tied with the Freewheelers at 26, but unfortunately couldn’t hold on in the second half. Week by week the Mavs look to continue improving, and with a team of mostly freshmen, have the time and talent to do just that.
By: Derek Kaufman
The Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball teams started their season this past Friday on Halloween by taking on the University of Alabama. Both the Movin’ Mavs and the Lady Movin’ Mavs played in two contests at College Park Center. The Lady Movin’ Mavs played in their first games since the team was founded earlier in 2014, and through some visible nerves the team struggled to gain momentum against the Crimson Tide as they dropped both contests by double digits in regulation. On the brighter side of the weekend, the men’s Movin’ Mavs came out where they left off at the end of last year and dominated play through both games against Alabama, winning their first tilt by a score of 70-47, and also their second by a margin of 44 points. With high expectations this year of bringing a national championship to UTA, the Movin’ Mavs look to get back on track before they host their next home tournament on November 8th and 9th.
By: Derek Kaufman
UTA’s Counseling and Psychological services or UTA CAPS for short paired up with a senior Public Relations Campaigns class to raise awareness of it services to students on campus. The event had activities to relieve stress such as throwing balloons filled with paint and a dunking tank as well as freebies such as popcorn, SuperChix and wristbands for those students that completed a survey on how they cope with stress. However, the main goal was to raise awareness of counseling services for students who may need help but are afraid to reach out or simply don’t know how. Some of the services include: career counseling, group counseling, meditation, and psychological screenings. If you or someone you know are seeking help visit uta.edu/caps for more information on these programs.
For their second game of the season, the UTA Mavericks ice hockey team was hosted in Farmers Branch by the Dallas Baptist Patriots. Going into this week, DBU came in on fire with a 7 and 2 overall record, while UTA had dropped its only contest of the season so far to UNT. UTA came out strong with three goals, coming as a surprise to the Patriots. With multiple UTA players absent to either suspension or injury, the lack of depth on the bench was felt in the third period. Although the weekend might not have went as planned for the Mavs, they will have a week off to regroup before testing their luck against SMU on November 7th.
By: Derek Kaufman
Maverick Spirit Fridays are going on at the Parks mall in Arlington every Friday until November 21st. A total of 19 stores are participating in the program which gives UT Arlington students and faculty various discounts. To receive these discounts you must wear the UT Arlington logo or our school colors, orange and blue. See stores for more information about the specific offers.
The Main Street Arts Festival in downtown Ft. Worth is famous for its annual showing. From craft beers and wine, arts and crafts, and live music, thousands of people came to share in the spirit of the festival. As a main sponsor of the event, UT Arlington not only had a presence on the main stage, but also in the festivities as well. As well as being great for wearing out the kids, the festival also showcased many artists from around the nation, as well as the D/FW area itself.
By: Derek Kaufman