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Since 1919 PUBLICATION SCHEDULE This is the final regular issue of The Shorthorn this fall. We will resume publication Jan. 20. TUITION AND FEES

State colleges get ‘F’ for affordability University official says UTA has invested more than $37 million in financial aid. JASON JOYCE Contributor to The Shorthorn

Public education in Texas received an “F” for the affordability of Texas colleges according

to a national report released this week, but that’s not the case at UT Arlington, university officials said. “We are doing everything we can to keep a UT Arlington education affordable and accessible,” Communications Vice President Jerry Lewis said. “Since tuition deregulation began in 2003,

we’ve invested more than $37 million into student financial aid.” The share of college costs paid by Texas families has risen significantly in the last eight years, according to Measuring Up 2008, The State Report Card on Higher Education, a report published by California-based

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. In justifying the low score, the report states that even though Texas students pay less in tuition than the national average to attend public institutions, “The share of family income, even after financial aid needed to pay for college, has risen substan-

tially.” The report estimates that the average family cost of attending a public four-year institution has increased from 18 percent of family income in 1999 to 26 percent in 2007. But from 1993 to 2008, state financial aid investment rose from 7 percent to 32 percent.

Concerns about rising tuition costs recently led the Texas Legislature to consider a proposal that would implement a twoyear tuition freeze for public universities in the state. In a response to the prospect, on Nov. 12, President James REPORT continues on page 4

SUSTAINABILITY

Initiative conserves 98,000 gallons of water The savings could go toward providing better food at the Connection Cafe while reducing waste. BY ALANNA QUILLEN The Shorthorn staff

Going “trayless” in the Connection Cafe has proved successful since its implementation at the beginning of the semester, according to President’s Sustainability Committee officials. The University Center saved 98,000 gallons of water this September compared to last year, said Don Lange, Facilities Management assistant director and the committee co-chair. “Reducing is the foremost item to achieve, and I believe we have accomplished that,” he said. Lange said there was a 37,000 gallon increase in water usage in October, which may have been caused by additional events that occurred in the UC. “Despite the increase between 2007 and 2008, trayless dining avoided a larger increase in water usage,” he said. The committee decided to go trayless to save water, energy and chemicals by reducing dishwasher usage. TRAYLESS continues on page 3

IN MEMORY

The Shorthorn: Stephanie Goddard

Visual arts and communication graduate Rebecca Hirsbrunner sets up plastic wrap figurines and flyers in the central university fountain for her final project on Thursday. The display is designed to increase awareness of a possible water shortage in the future.

Fountain of...Nope Student art project brings up water scarcity issues with human shells BY BRYAN BASTIBLE AND DUSTIN L. DANGLI The Shorthorn staff

Becca Hirsbrunner brought three ghostly friends to the center bridge fountain on Thursday, and they came with a message — water won’t last forever. Her hollow accomplices had boards containing water conservation facts. The display, created by the fine arts and visual communications graduate student, was part of a project for her Research and Visual Communications class.

“There’s lots of water on the Earth and in the oceans,” she said. “But actual water on the water table that we actually use and drink is a cyclical source, and we’re using it faster than the Earth can replenish it.” She drew inspiration from the Aspen Design Challenge, which tasks people with taking on crucial daily problems threatening the planet’s survival. She said she has seen how foreign countries use water, especially in places where water is scarce, and decided to focus her proj-

‘Quitting is Not an Option’ Graduating senior overcomes struggles BY ANNA KATZKOVA The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

During a vigil held Wednesday at International Coffee Hour in the Palo Duro Lounge, a student reads a description of the terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai, India. More than 100 people were killed during the attacks on many sites in India, including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel.

Sabrina Young put off taking Spanish as long as she could. The social work senior and single mother of two had tried to tackle the subject in previous years and avoided it until it was all that was keeping her from graduating. Now, due to determination and a teacher’s help, Young will walk the stage in front of her 20- and 17-year-old children and move into a career. When she first took Spanish 1441, she made a C and decided to save the subject until the end. When she started it again, she

struggled, but made it with Spanish instructor Bonnie Karrer’s help. “Mrs. Karrer was a big part of my success,” she said. “I was in another class, and I wasn’t able to grasp it. So I switched classes. That was the best choice I have ever made at UTA.” Karrer met Young in her Spanish 1442 class in spring 2008. She continued as her teacher as Young audited the Spanish 1441 and 1442 summer classes. Karrer said she was amazed by Young’s persistence and said she’ll attend Young’s graduation proudly, but GRAD continues on page 4

ect on water conservation efforts in America. She was shocked by the information about wasted water after conducting her research. “From flushing the toilet, you use more water than a North African in an entire day, because North Africans have to go and cart their water,” she said. “I just feel like the whole point of me setting these up here is that I wanted to get university students to look at it and to consider the issues.” WATER continues on page 3

FACILITIES

Climbing wall could be installed in the spring Other planned projects include renovations to pool and the Fine Arts Building. BY MARK BAUER The Shorthorn staff

Students returning to campus in the spring have a few renovations to look forward to, including the longanticipated rock wall and stripping of the outdoor pool. The climbing wall, originally scheduled for installation this semester but delayed due to structural engineering issues, should be completed sometime next spring, said Chris Muller, Campus Recreation associate director. “The rock wall climbing company is trying to determine where we

stand in their installation schedule,” he said. One of the old racquetball courts, next to the indoor soccer court in the Maverick Activities Center, will be the new home for the 20-foot-high, 52-foot-wide climbing wall. Design plans indicate that the structural issues were resolved by attaching the wall to steel tubes inserted into the ground for stabilization. Muller said it won’t actually rest on the floor, but just above it. Construction crews have started work on the $375,000 outdoor pool project by stripping the lining, replacing underwater lighting and removing the surrounding deck. PROJECTS continues on page 4


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Art Exhibition — Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition: 10 a.m.5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@uta.edu. Education — Are there any

questions?: 10:30 a.m.-noon, 100 Nedderman Hall. Free. For information, contact Sajal Das at 817-272-7405 or das@ uta.edu.

C.Y. Choi (UT Arlington): 3-4 p.m., 609 Business Building. Free. For information, contact Barbara Sellers at 817-2723063 or sellers@uta.edu.

International Spouses Club: 1:30-3 p.m., Swift Center. Free. For information, contact Julie Holmer at 817-272-2355 or jholmer@uta.edu.

Opening Reception for the Gallery at UTA Art Exhibition: 5-7 p.m., 169 Fine Arts Building. Refreshments served. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@uta.edu.

OPT Seminar: 2-3 p.m., Swift Center. Free. For information, contact Satu Birch at 817-2722355. Nanoparticle Based Surface Energy Transfer Probe: 2:303:30 p.m., 114 Chemistry Research Building. Free. For information, contact 817-2723171.

Planetarium Shows: Chemistry and Physics Building. “Seven Wonders” at 7 p.m., “Rock Hall of Fame” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for students. For information, call Marc Rouleau

at 817- 272-0123 or planetarium@uta.edu. Friends of the Library — A Holiday Jazz Sampler: 7:30 p.m., Central Library sixth floor. RSVP. For information, contact Betty Wood at 817-272-7421 or bwood@uta.edu.

Theatre Arlington box office at 817.275.7661 or at www.theatrearlington.org.

Ideas in Motion — Only Human: 8-10 p.m., Mainstage Theatre. For information, contact Danielle Georgiou at 214-316-9627 or georgiou@uta.edu. Theatre Arlington presents “Fruitcakes”: 7:30 p.m., 305 W. Main St. For information or to buy tickets, contact the

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“I am proud to work with these brave people who are being forced to start over in a country full of unknown. I only hope we can ... help them to adapt to their new surroundings.” Carmen Lopez, study abroad ambassador on working with refugees for The Christmas Wish List project. To read the story go to WWW.THESHORTHORN.COM

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poliCe report This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

A nonstudent reported a disturbance Wednesday in F-Lot 7. A nonstudent was arrested for two active misdemeanor warrants Thursday at 701 Nedderman Drive. A student was arrested for outstanding warrants Thursday at 200 Doug Russell Road. A loud noise disturbance was reported Thursday at Centennial Court apartments.

Home is Where the Tortilla is

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UTA Ambassadors to give out free Scantrons next week To combat final exam fatigue, UTA Ambassadors will host Cocoa and Scantrons 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8-9. Students can indulge in hot chocolate and pick up all their final exam needs like Scantrons and Blue Books at either the Central Library or University Center mall. The College Store donated the exam necessities, which are free for students. The Scantrons available will be the green 882-E model and the blue 4521 Scantrons, UTA ambassador Tim Brown said. “Blue Books and Scantrons ain’t free,” he said. “This is the chance for UTA Ambassadors to express our love for the students who study hard.” Students are welcome to grab as many items as they need while supplies last.

alumna displays a piece depicting her German-Hispanic heritage by alaNNa QuilleN The Shorthorn staff

— Dustin L. Dangli

a university alumna used tortillas to transform a lifetime of memories into a work of art. art photographer Hannah Frieser has an exhibition on display at Texas Woman’s University that celebrates Latino family tradition through the eyes of a person with a crosscultural background. One of the works, “Tortilla Wall,” expresses her interest in her cultural identity through short stories, bright colors and vintage photographs in a 40-frame collection. “I often hear from others that seeing the work makes them want to preserve the stories in their own family,” she said. Born in Stuttgart, Germany to a German father and Hispanic Courtesy Photo: Shannon Drawe mother, Frieser grew up with her siblings and father’s family. Her interest in photography began when her mother gave Alumna Hannah Frieser currently exhibits “Tortilla Wall” at Texas Woman’s University. Frieser expresses her cross-cultural background her a camera when she was 8 years old. She said her first photographs included her cat, best friend through the use of tortillas. and bad sunset photos. “The photographs I took as a kid were very straightforward,” in Syracuse, N.y. Frieser said. “None of them were masterpieces, but they show “When I’m not working, I still take classes in different arts,” that I was looking at everything around me.” she said. “It helps to keep me inspired.” Frieser learned the German culture and language, but It took half a year for Frieser to create the “Tortilla Wall,” where remained distant from her Hispanic side in the U.S. she practiced making tortillas and laying images over them. “all I knew about america was stories my mother had told me “It took 250 attempts to get what I saw in my head,” she said. and what I saw on TV,” she said. “While making them, I thought of what it meant to be German at 19, Frieser came to Dallas to see it for herself. and Hispanic.” She went to Richland College for a year and then transferred Frieser’s fondest memories with her family involved making to UTa, where she took part in graphic projects, volunteered for tortillas, a tradition in her mother’s family for generations. the Society of Photographic Education and was a Student art “Making tortillas is a tradition that is all but lost,” she said. “My association officer. grandmother still made hundreds of tortillas but today, it’s too She graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary convenient to just go to the grocery store.” studies with an emphasis on art photography, journalism and Frieser said the “Tortilla Wall” ultimately helped her connect graphic design and earned her master’s in Fine art at TWU. with her Hispanic family. Photography professor Kenda North, Frieser’s former art “I was surprised and happy to see her interest in my family,” teacher and mentor at UTa, said she’s impressed by Frieser’s her mother Martha ann Frieser said. “Making tortillas brought commitment to be a professional in the field. me and my mom together, and the project did the same for “I’m inspired by her skills as a writer and her personal work Hannah and I.” that addresses cross-cultural issues,” she said. Frieser worked for SPE for 11 years and now serves as the alaNNa QuilleN director for Light Work, a nonprofit photography organization news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Group to offer massages to students 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today The Student Health Advisory Committee will host a free Spa Retreat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Massages and hot tea will be provided to attendees. Health Services director Bob Blum said the event aims to aid students. “One thing we’re trying to do is offer a chance for students to relax a little during their studies,” he said. Blum also wants to get the word out about SHAC and the health center. Professional masseuses will give back massages to students wanting them, but no clothing will be removed. Instead, students will sit in a massage chair and get rubbed down, he said. He called the exam week a stressful period for students. “It was for me when I had to take final exams,” he said. He said this is SHAC’s first massage retreat, though they have conducted health fairs with massages before. — Bryan Bastible

CorreCtioNs Wednesday’s story, “Catch Z’s to make A’s,“ should have stated that Tommy Pickett created the Facebook group, “Mavericks for a Designated Sleep Area,” to push for a quiet place to sleep away from studying areas.

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WASHiNGToN — democrats are growing impatient with President-elect Barack obama’s refusal to inject himself in the major economic crises confronting the country. obama has sidestepped some policy questions by saying there is only one president at a time. But the dodge is wearing thin. “He’s going to have to be more assertive than he’s been,” House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, d-Mass., told consumer advocates Thursday. Frank, who has been dealing with both the bailout of the financial industry and a proposed rescue of detroit automakers, said obama needs play a more significant role on economic issues. “At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time,” Frank said. “i’m afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have. He’s got to remedy that situation.” obama has maintained one of the most public images of any president-elect. He has held half a dozen press conferences, where he has entertained question after question about the economy, the mortgage crisis, and the flailing auto industry. But he has meticulously avoided dictating policy or pressing

members of Congress to embrace specific remedies. earlier this week, obama declined to take a stand in a debate over the source of money for an auto loan package. The dispute has divided democrats and hindered progress on assistance for the industry. At issue is whether to take money from the $700 billion Congress authorized to help the financial markets or to take it from a previously approved loan aimed at manufacturing more energy efficient cars. “i think it’s premature to get into that issue,” obama told reporters at a Chicago news conference Wednesday. He also was asked whether he worried that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson might begin spending the second half of the $700 billion Troubled Asset relief Program money before obama takes office as president on Jan. 20. Again, obama demurred. “Until Secretary Paulson indicates publicly that he’s drawing down the second tranche, the second half of the TArP money, it would be speculation on my part to suggest that that money’s going to be used up,” he said. obama did stress that a significant component of the fund should be used to reduce the number of foreclosures. But he did not specify a particular remedy.

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Maharashtra state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, second left, leaves the Governor’s office after submitting his resignation in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec. 4. India suspects that two senior leaders of a banned Pakistani militant group masterminded last week’s three-day terrorist attacks, an Indian intelligence official said Thursday.

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NeW delHi — A Pakistani militant group apparently used an indian operative as far back as 2007 to scout targets for the elaborate plot against india’s financial capital, authorities said Thursday, a blow to indian officials who have blamed the deadly attacks entirely on Pakistani extremists.

As investigators sought to unravel the attack on Mumbai, stepping up questioning of the lone captured gunman, airports across india were put on high alert amid fresh warnings that terrorists planned to hijack an aircraft. Also Thursday, police said there were signs that some of the six victims of the attack on a Jewish center may have been

tortured. “The victims were strangled,” said rakesh Maria, a senior Mumbai police official. “There were injuries noticed on the bodies that were not from firing.” Members of an israeli rescue group which had a team in Mumbai said it was impossible to tell if the bodies had been abused, however, because no autopsies were conducted in

accordance with Jewish tradition. The surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab, 21, told interrogators he had been sent by the banned Pakistani militant group lashkar-e-Taiba and identified two of the plot’s masterminds, according to two indian government officials familiar with the inquiry.

approached the display. “No, definitely not. There’s not a water problem.” Whether or not students agree if water conservation is needed, Hirsbrunner said aspiring changing the world may be too high of a goal, but she wants students to step back and consider their

own water usage because she thinks college students are open to change. “Water comes from somewhere,” she said. “And that somewhere may not be as full as it once was.”

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They also planned to reduce the amount of food waste that would go to the landfill and compost area. lange said the savings could be used to provide better quality meals and show students some appreciation for their support of the program. “Any cost savings is beneficial, especially one that takes little effort from participants,” lange said. The committee also wanted to

George Wentworth called the display fantastic. “it’s very creative,” he said. “Three human beings and a fountain that has no water, it looks like they’re crying out.” He said the display changed his perspective on water usage. “it’s sad,” he said. “Chil-

dren are going to grow up in an age where there’s not a lot of water, and they’ll struggle to survive.” real estate sophomore ryan Hicks said he doesn’t think a water problem exists. “i was trying to figure out what the crazy looking men were,” he said when he first

help people make better decisions abeth Cheong said creating trayless dining was a group effort. about how much food they eat. “it’s not a one“Part of sustainperson thing,” ability is making she said. “it helps people think about “Any cost savings is choices, and provid- beneficial, especially reinforce sustainability awareness ing choices for them on a daily basis.” to look at in eating,” one that takes little According to lange said. “obe- effort from partician article in Biosity is a large prob- pants.” Cycle, a magazine lem in our society, that focuses on and making people don lange, s u s t a i n a b i l i t y, stop and think as Facilities Management assisAramark Higher they load up a plate tant director education conor tray of food is a ducted a study of simple way to gently remind us of what we are put- 186,000 meals at 25 universities that eliminated trays from dining ting into our body.” dining Services director eliz- services and estimated a 25 to 30

percent reduction in food waste per person. “We’re representative of those universities and their results,” lange said. Cheong said between 9,338 and 9,910 people dine in the Connection Cafe each week. “it’s a trend to go away from trays,” said Campus recreation director Sharon Carey, who chairs the dining Services workgroup. “We’ve had an increase in the number of students on campus, so it really does make sense not to wash an extra tray.”

university fountain. Along with the shells were boards featuring water usage facts and flyers with pins and advertisements for her blog. Some who passed by the project, which was on display for several hours, had mixed opinions. Psychology freshman

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Spaniolo said a tuition freeze would not have the intended effect and could cause harm. “While freezing tuition rates may address concerns about the cost of college, it would significantly weaken Texas’ ability to be a leader in higher education,”

he said. Lewis said tuition costs are a concern for university administrators. He points to the recent change in eligibility requirements for the university’s Maverick Promise program that waives tuition costs for qualified students as an example of steps being taken to address university affordability. Lewis agreed with the report’s statement that the U.S. “contin-

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Earlier this semester, the university removed the brick wall surrounding the pool and installed a cast-iron fence for a more open feel. “It’s just getting a total makeover,” said Jeff Johnson, Facilities Management associate director. “The lighting hasn’t worked for years. We’re hoping, with the lighting getting replaced, there will be more night activity.” The high-dive platform was also removed, but Johnson said it wouldn’t be reinstalled. “It didn’t meet current codes, and it wasn’t necessary for the use of the pool,” he said. The university has also considered heating the pool, but Johnson said that remains undecided due to costs. Aquatics director Becky Crow said the changes, scheduled for completion in May, will improve the pool’s usefulness. “We can have people in the water at night,” she said. “Up to this point, we haven’t been able to. So that’d be nice.” The Green Room in the Fine Arts Building will also undergo an $8,500 renovation. The plan includes installing more electrical outlets and Internet networks for students’ laptops. “During the week, [students] use it as a study lounge,” Johnson said. “We want to clean it up, make it look more like a lounge.” The facilities department will also install new code compliant fire doors in the Fine Arts Building, Health Center, Life Science Building, Texas Hall and Trimble Hall.

cannot take credit for her success. “I didn’t do anything other than record the grades she earned and encourage her to hang in there,” she said. “When things got tough, I have been privileged to be part of her journey to success.” Young has experienced many obstacles in her life, including a car wreck that led to her decision to go back to school and obtain a social work degree. She said she found people in difficult situations often belittled, and she was amazed by how several governmental offices handled her situation. “Everyone wasn’t so pleasant,” she said. “So, I wanted to do something to make a difference.” Brought up in foster care, she said she had a wonderful social worker who kept her with her family and wanted to help people in the same situations. As a student, Young started a part-time job through the Student Employment Services work-study program. She also got a job at the Union Gospel Mission, where she worked with Child Protective Services, helping parents better their

relationships with their children. A co-worker saw her work and suggested she apply for the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, a nonprofit community-support organization. The organization hired her. Young’s supervisor, lead case manager Bridget Washington, said Young exceeded expectations. Washington said she was impressed by Young’s genuineness and concern for clients. Washington took Young on home visits when she started work, and she immediately connected with the people. “Usually people are really scared, but she was just open and went right to it,” Washington said. Karrer said Young’s getting hired before graduation is impressive. “With all the negative news about the economy and people being laid off, I think this was just amazing and a testament to her drive and determination to succeed,” she said. Young advised students to pray, get tutoring, talk to their teachers and strive for success. “Don’t give up,” she said. “If you make it to college, you have your foot in the door. No matter how long it takes, quitting is not an option.” anna KatzKova news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Sunbelt Pool construction workers renovate the university’s outdoor pool Thursday afternoon.

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ues to slip behind other countries in improving college opportunities for our residents.” Lewis said the finding suggests states may want to increase their investment in higher education by increasing funding levels. He said the data presented by the report doesn’t present a complete picture of how universities perform. “Like so many of these types of so-called report cards, this

report does little to represent the tremendous value the vast majority of college graduates in this country place on their education,” Lewis said. “I think you’d be hard pressed to find many college graduates, including those from UT Arlington, who would give their alma mater a failing grade.” Jason Joyce news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Graduating senior Sabrina Young balanced work, school and family commitments to earn her bachelor’s in social work. Young, who has gotten a job as a kinship care manager with Catholic Charities in Fort Worth, says her passion for her field comes from her background.

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Grizzly road Ahead Weekend tournament a precursor to tough non-conference schedule by stephen peters The Shorthorn staff

on the heels of winning its first road game, the men’s basketball team heads to Missoula, Mont., for the Grizzly Basketball Classic. the Mavericks (4-1) face the Denver pioneers (0-4) and the Montana Grizzlies (3-4) in a round-robin format tournament as they continue a 10-game road trip spanning more than a month. Junior forward tommy Moffitt said earning victories this weekend would be big for the team as it moves forward to tougher nonconference games. ���If we can pull out two wins on this trip, it’ll be pretty good and build up a lot of confidence,” he said. “We’ll just know that we can win on the road.” the team is 1-1 in road games this year after finishing last year 4-8 away from texas Hall. Friday’s game against Denver is a neutral-site game in which the Mavs were 3-1 last season. the winless pioneers are scoring 56 points per game this year, which is second worst in the sun Belt Conference, and are led by the duo of junior forward Nate rohnert (14.8 points per game) and sophomore forward rob Lewis (14.5 points per game). Denver is also allowing opponents to shoot 48.5 percent a game this year and are being out-rebounded by six boards a game (29.5 to 23.5).

Montana enters the weekend having just said. “they were breaking down the defense, ended its three-game losing streak with an and it was just really kind of like watching 83-63 win against North Dakota on tuesday. poetry in motion, watching those three guards the Grizzlies have three players averaging play.” With the stellar performances from the double-digits in scoring, led by senior forward Jordan Hasquet at 15.7. the hometown guards, the focus has moved away from senior forward Anthony Vereen, product is shooting at 52.7 allowing him to average a percent per game and avquiet 14.6 points per game. eraging a team-high 30.6 MAvs At the Grizzly sophomore guard Jerminutes per contest. bAsketbAll clAssic emy smith said the team’s since losing to Eastern Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Mont. ability to score from outside Washington on Nov. 22, the makes it easier to get Vereen Mavericks are scoring 93.5 Friday involved in the game. points per game, shooting vs. Denver Pioneers “Everyone focuses on our 46.5 percent from the floor Time: 8 p.m. shooters because we have and 37.5 from behind the such great shooters, and ev3-point line. Saturday eryone wants to make sure A big reason behind the vs. Montana Grizzlies they knock down shots,” he Mavs’ recent success has Time: 8 p.m. said. “It’s easier to get the been the guard play behind Online video: www.bigskytv.org, ball in the post.” juniors rogér Guignard, free after registration smith also said for the Marquez Haynes and BranOnline radio: new.grizcountry1015. team to win both games this don Long, who are scoring com, click “listen live” link weekend, it must out-hustle a combined 55.5 points per opponents and play solid in game the last two games, all aspects. which is 56.1 percent of the “First and foremost, we team’s offense in that span. Head coach scott Cross said he is impressed want to win the ‘hustle points,’ ” he said. “We with the trio’s play lately, as it was expected to want everyone to come out and play hard and don’t back down.” be a big portion of the offensive attack. “It was, by far, the best performance I’ve seen all year — even in preseason games — stephen peters sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu what they did against Houston Baptist,” Cross

At A GlAnce... UT Arlington Mavericks (4-1) The Mavs have won two straight, including their first road win, since losing to Eastern Washington on Nov. 22. Who’s Hot: Rogér Guignard Guignard has picked up his scoring the last two games, averaging 15.5 points per game after starting the first three games out averaging 7.7 points.

Denver Pioneers (0-4) Denver has opened the season scoring just 56 points per game, which is second worst in the Sun Belt Conference. Who’s Hot: Rob Lewis The sophomore has played the most consistently for the Pioneers in the young season, averaging 14.8 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and 43.8 from beyond the arc.

Montana Grizzlies (3-4) The Grizzlies ended a three-game losing streak, beating North Dakota on Tuesday by 20 (8363), holding NDU to 37.7 percent shooting while shooting 49.1 percent. Who’s Hot: Jordan Hasquet Hasquet scored 22 against the Fighting Sioux on Tuesday, boosting his team-high scoring average to 15.7 points per game.

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Sophomore guard Jeremy Smith shoots during the Mavericks’ 99-67 win over UT-Tyler on Nov. 25 at Texas Hall. The Mavericks will play Denver on Friday and Montana on Saturday during the Grizzly Basketball Classic in Missoula, Mont.

Getting to Know... Wheelchair basketball player tyler Garner talks about his no-regrets mentality and Hayes’ passing by stephen peters The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

Exercise science senior Tyler Garner is in his fifth year playing for the Movin’ Mavs.

two players on the current wheelchair basketball roster have national championship experience from the 2005-06 season — Aaron Gouge and tyler Garner. Garner, a soft-spoken senior guard and team co-captain, looks to help guide the Movin’ Mavs back to the national spotlight. Last year, he averaged four points and six assists a game for a young team. prior to a weekly scrimmage against the Dallas Mavericks community wheelchair team, Garner took time out to speak with the shorthorn about state allegiance, a certain former head coach and graduating.

The Shorthorn: What is life out-

side of school and playing for the Movin’ Mavs? Tyler Garner: I joined a fraternity last fall, so I try to get real involved in that as much as possible. TS: What fraternity is that? TG: sigma phi Epsilon. TS: Arkansas or Texas? TG: Arkansas TS: So how much did it pain you to see Texas beat Arkansas this year? TG: Aw man, I knew it was going to happen, but it’s alright. TS: You got some retribution though, you beat LSU this year. TG: that’s right, that’s right. I loved seeing that. TS: What describes your mentality on the court? TG: I’m really big on chemistry. so, I really look for certain situations to

get our teammates involved. TS: What is the greatest moment of your life? TG: Definitely winning the championship in — what was it? — ’05’06. TS: Something people wouldn’t know about you when they first see you? TG: [pause] Uh … I used to be really shy. TS: What does postgraduation hold for Tyler Garner? TG: [Chuckles] … When you find out, let me know. TS: What was your initial reaction to Jim Hayes passing away? TG: through the years that I knew him, I could just tell he was getting sicker. Even though he didn’t show it to most people, I could tell he was

suffering. so, I was glad that he wasn’t suffering anymore, but it was a huge loss. He was one the greatest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know. TS: If there was one thing you could change from your past, what would it be? TG: I have no regrets. TS: Hypothetically speaking, you win the national championship this year — the second one for you — do you wear it or put it somewhere on display? TG: I’d put it in a safe display area. I don’t usually wear rings. But I would definitely be showing it off for a while. stephen peters sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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