Before athletes hit the court these are the people that make sure they’re fit to play. The trainers for UTA’s Athletic Department do more than most people think. They aren’t the waterboys and they don’t help people work out in the gym. These trainer’s are here to prevent injuries, rehabilitate, and sometimes even save lives.
The UTA Lady Movin’ Mavs are preparing for a collegiate tournament that will be held at UTA Valentines Day weekend. They hosted an invitational tournament last weekend. Championship teams and Division three teams attended. They went 3-0 in the tournament defeating Tulsa 46-16, Houston 56-44 and Nashville 64-48. The Freshman team member Rachel Kroener says the team gets along well both on and off the court. To keep up with the Lady Mavs follow them on their Facebook page.
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.
Students who are also parents face unique challenges while in college. Getting student parents connected with resources on campus and building social support was the focus of the Chill Out with Parent Mavericks event. During the event, students were able to get a chair massage and speak with representatives from various departments like Financial Aid and Health Services. This was the first event for the Parent Mavericks program. The program was created after receiving funding through an initiative last semester. The group plans to host more events for student parents where they can also bring their children with them as well.
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
A few weeks ago a reporter at Texas Tech University asked students basic political questions about the United States, and got troubling answers. Would UTA students have the same amount of trouble as students out in Lubbock? See for yourself.
By: Derek Kaufman
Being a pet owner is a one of a kind experience. The bond shared between man and beast often extends beyond pet and owner into friendship. With some owners viewing and treating their pets like children. However, unlike humans, pets are not able to give clear signals when something is wrong.
When health becomes an issue, treatment often goes unattended due to medical cost. For residence of Arlington, TCAP, in conjunction with the Arlington Animal Center, offers a solution to help keeps pets happy and healthy for as long as possible.
by: Tony Curtis Hughes
Net neutrality is defined as the principle that internet service providers should allow access to all websites and content regardless of the source, without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Essentially, if the internet is deemed as not a public utility, ISP’s can and will be able to charge you for different websites and content you view on the internet. In a speech given by the President last week, Obama urged the FCC to keep the internet open and free. While the internet has been neutral from its creation, and at this point in time still is, the White House also stated that an open internet is not only essential to the American economy, but increasingly to our very way of life. A new study, published by Rasmussen Reports in November of 2014, showed that 61% of Americans are against government regulation of the internet, and believe it should remain open without regulation and censorship.
By: Derek Kaufman
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