Free speech area attracts religious group

February 13th, a group of 12 men between the ages of 18-50 years old gathered in the free speech area next to the student union on TWU Denton campus. The men do not go to Texas Woman’s University and wouldn’t say if they were students elsewhere when asked. Their message was religious and loud,  and

Hurricane Harvey still affects Houston residents

Two years after Harvey, downtown Houston may appear unscathed to the outside observer. The traffic is at its normal pace, the streets and sidewalks have been repaired, and life seems to buzz on in the long-term aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Houston residents, however, have not forgotten the 134 mph wind speeds or the

Moody recognized as student-athlete of the month

Every month at TWU, one lucky athlete is selected as the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the month. This individual must be someone who balances life as a student along with being an athlete at the collegiate level, which is no easy feat. January’s Student-Athlete of the Month is no other

Basketball gains ground after slow start to the season

            With two wins in the past week, Texas Woman’s University Basketball is progressing on their win-loss ratio after overcoming their seven-streak loss with a win against Cameron University Saturday, Jan. 19 and a one-point loss to Eastern New Mexico Thursday, Jan. 24. The Pioneers traveled to Canyon Saturday, Jan. 26 to take on the

TWU to take students on a trip to the Mavs game

Calling all current TWU students, faculty, and staff: if you are a lover of basketball, TWU Student Life is offering a trip to the Dallas Mavericks game Friday, Feb. 8 against the Milwaukee Bucks. For $10 a ticket, TWU will offer a shuttle to the game from campus and court-side seats for the pregame

Phil predicts an early spring- here’s why the world cares

Groundhogs are part of the rodent family, officially known as “Marmots.” These animals weigh approximately eight pounds, burrow deep inside the earth for their homes and some people believe that they have the power to predict weather patterns. Mauricio Guitron, a marketing professional with National Today, surveyed over 1,000 people and

How another government shutdown could affect North Texas residents

With threats from President Trump to shut the government down again in just a few weeks or declare a national emergency to fund border security, The Lasso takes a closer look at what another shutdown could mean for Texas residents. The government shutdown is over – for now.  Jan. 25, President Trump ended

Crime Blotter

This week’s blotter will cover Jan. 21-28. Mary Hufford Hall– Possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana were reported at Mary Hufford Hall in the Lowry Woods Community Tuesday, Jan. 22. The offense was cleared by adult arrest.  Stark Hall – Marijuana odor was reported at Stark Hall Thursday, Jan.

New general counsel brings years of experience to TWU

Two weeks ago, Texas Woman’s University welcomed Katherine Green on campus to take her new title as the general counsel and associative vice president for compliance. She is already making herself at home on the 14th floor of the ACT building. Green may be new to the university, but the

Pioneers dominate at weekend quad meet, discuss outlook for season

The TWU Gymnastics team came out on top over the weekend quad meet at Denton’s Kitty Magee Arena, scoring a 194.300 in their best performance of the season. Sunday, Jan. 27, the Pioneers faced off against three rivals in the first home-based quad meet of the season. Centenary College, the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the

Lady Pioneers overcome the odds

Last week, the TWU basketball team took on the challenge of breaking a seven-game losing streak. Going into a tug of war match during overtime, the final scoreboard was indefinite. However, with the odds stacked against them and the stakes high, the Pioneers pulled through with a 72-70 triumph over Cameron University’s Lady Aggies

TWU celebrates two-month anniversary of Star nomination

TWU’s College of Professional Education is still flying high two months after an early win for its teacher-education project.  Wednesday marks the 60-day anniversary of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s announcement naming TWU’s Teach Denton collaborative as a finalist in the 18th annual Star Award competition. Teach Denton: Supporting Teacher Pathways and Teacher Effectiveness, sponsored

Rock it at “Girl’s Night”

Come to the Fitness and Recreation Center for “Girl’s Night” April 3r, and bring a trustworthy friend to learn the basics of rock wall climbing. Climbing wall supervisor Jamie Esparza will be walking the attendees through rope and wall techniques at a beginner level, but all level climbers are welcome

Taking care of the community

 Students may often find themselves looking for a way to give back. As Ghandi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” For students looking to better their community and better themselves, Student Life and Denton Serves offer a wide range of programs and non-profits

PIONERAS scholarship enhances students’ education

TWU is all about helping its students with their education as much as it can, and the PIONERAS scholarship is one of the many unique ways that the university accomplishes this.  Now, in its second year of existence, the Professional Improvement through Optimization of Native-language Education and the Realization of  Academic/familial Symbiosis,

Stay committed

Entering into the new year, many people have grown accustomed to creating a “New Year’s Resolution.” According to Inc.com, the top two resolutions of 2019 are to eat healthier and to exercise more. Fitness and health are something many people strive to attain. However, staying consistent seems to be the biggest struggle. Out

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