Flyers dispute TWU’s free-speech policy

Students at Texas Woman's University Denton may have noticed flyers circulating on campus criticizing the university’s free speech policy. The flyers, which have been placed on the bulletin board outside the student union for the past several weeks, suggest that TWU’s free speech policy is too restrictive, requiring pre-approval to use free speech zones and

TWU softball ends on positive note

The Texas Woman’s University Softball team recently went head to head against the Western New Mexico Mustangs Friday, April 26. Pitcher Bailey Turner kept the Mustangs from scoring most of the game, however her efforts were not enough. The Pioneers ended up taking the “L” with a score of 2-0. Even though the game was

TWU herbarium director honored for environmental work, service

A butterfly pollinates an orange flower.

Texas Woman’s University herbarium director and biology professor, Dr. Camelia Maier, has recently been awarded for her work with the TWU butterfly gardens and her procurement of a grant for the garden totaling nearly $75,000 as well as her volunteer service in Denton.  Maier is an advisor of TWU’s approved native butterfly, or pollinator,

New TWU money management center to be led by athletics director

This April, Texas Woman’s University announced the creation of a new money management center to be led by the current athletics director, Chalese Connors.  Pioneer Moneywise will facilitate financial literacy among students, offering guidance on everything from managing student loan debt to creating budgets and balancing checkbooks. Connors, who has been the director of TWU’s

Celebrating cinco de mayo in denton

Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated since 1862 when the Mexican Army defeated the French Empire. For 157 years, people have been celebrating the victory, and Denton is no different. This year, the city of Denton will host the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration all day Saturday, May 4. The website states, “This free event

TWU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi turns the page

Texas Woman’s University’s chapter of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi has just recently been recognized with the prestigious honor of being named a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter. Phi Kappa Phi was first established in 1897 at the University of Maine. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most competitive collegiate honor society for all

TWU basketball coach throws first pitch at Rangers game

Texas Woman’s University recently had a “Night with the Rangers” at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 15. Pioneers were given the chance to purchase a ticket and celebrate the Texas Rangers with an evening filled with activities, baseball and more.  A notable event from the night was watching TWU’s basketball coach Beth Jillson throw the

Brittany Seely named an NSCS scholarship recipient

Texas Woman’s University is affiliated with a wide array of prestigious national honorary organizations. One such honor society is The National Society of Collegiate Scholars or NSCS. NSCS is an honors organization that serves to recognize students at the undergraduate level who have high achievements. The organization gives its members more than $1 million annually in

Misconduct leads to suspension of Greek life

Sexual misconduct, alcohol abuse and the culture of fraternities and sororities led to the suspension of Greek life in colleges across the nation. As of April 1, 2019, the University of Texas Arlington suspended all Greek life. During this suspension, all fraternities and sororities must not host or participate in social events, including philanthropic events.

Summer internships, explained

With the start of the summer break comes nearly endless possibilities - for relaxing, rejuvenating, picking up abandoned hobbies and – yes - career advancement.  A 2017 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that graduates with internship experience have a better chance of finding a job – but many students may not

Dallas to host Turtle Creek Arts and Crafts Festival

The annual Turtle Creek Arts and Crafts Festival is making its way back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area This festival, which was originally established as a fall festival in 2017, will be held in the Dallas metro area in Reverchon Park. This is one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying areas in the metroplex. The

Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett: A whitewash of justice?

January 29, ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett filed a report with the police claiming to have been beaten by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him, put a noose around his neck and proceeded to pour bleach on him. However, the initial investigation by Chicago police found that Smollett might

Denton Redbud Festival continues revival of old TWU tradition

April 13 was named Denton’s Official Arbor Day at the city council meeting last Tuesday, and Keep Denton Beautiful will be celebrating it with the community. Around 60 vendors will be livening up the celebration with tree and plant sales, local and handmade products, family-friendly activities and more at the annual Denton Redbud Festival. “We’ve got environmental