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Reduce your carbon footprint on the Earth

TWU plans to will help students learn about protecting the planet and celebrate Earth Day with a book and clothes exchange Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor In an effort to encourage students to appreciate and care for the Earth, TWU has organized several events to take place on Earth Day, April 21. Numerous vendors

Founder’s Day award recipients

Long time TWU supporters recognized and honored Heather Hines, Reporter TWU will honor Kay and Bob Goodman and the TWU Former Students Association on April 7 at the Founder’s Award Scholarship Luncheon for their long time service and support to the university.     Distribution of the Founder’s Award started as an annual

All-Con offers fun for all types

Lasso staffer steps outside her comfort zone Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Stormtroopers and cosplayers and steampunkers, oh my. Every March, thousands of people from various fandoms meet under one roof for four days of panels, art and entertainment in Dallas. All-Con is a gathering place for people who are passionate about science fiction,

Mental Health

Colleges need to lead the conversation Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief Something that is rarely discussed or addressed by college institutions across the United States is that college students are failing school because their personal health and interactions are failing. What I mean is that a majority of college students are depressed, and their

Terrorism threatens global security

Recent attacks in Belgium, Pakistan latest in a wave Matt Olson, Copy Editor On the morning of March 22, terrorists linked to ISIS attacked Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station in Belgium, killing more than 30 and wounding more than 300 additional victims. During the Easter holiday, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban

Free screenings lead to better well being

Student Health Services department offers free HIV screenings Meagan Wright, Reporter When thinking about one’s personal wellness, knowledge is key and awareness is empowerment. Student Health Services at TWU advocates for students to #KnowYourStatus by offering free HIV screenings and additional personal health resources to all enrolled students throughout the school year. In

Out of the Darkness walk

Pioneers host walk for suicide prevention Heather Hines, Reporter TWU will host Out of the Darkness, a suicide prevention walk on April 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in an effort to raise awareness and educate attendees about suicide prevention and to also recognize individuals who may be dealing with depression. Registration for


School of Arts to showcase student, faculty talent Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Join the TWU School of Arts for an evening of art, theatre, dance and music. On Thursday, March 31, from 7-9 p.m., TWU will host its annual ARTSWALK, a free event to showcase art projects created by faculty and students. For the

Seven ways to be active and have fun in April

Get off the couch and get outside this spring with a variety of exciting activities to do on a college students dime Amanda Hall, Reporter April is an opportune time for outdoor activities in the warm, spring weather. Whether your gym routine is getting stale or the retreat of winter has put

Flatland Calvary Music Feature

Texas country band to release first full album Johnna Headley, Copy Editor A week away from their first album debut, the rising country-folk-Americana band from Lubbock, Flatland Calvary hit the stage at Rockin’ Rodeo Denton last Friday. They released their first recording “Come May,” almost a year ago. Since then, Flatland Calvary has

Staff Picks – Lasso staffers recommend their favorite books

Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief  Recently, I had the opportunity to reread “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontё. Dark, mysterious, intense and violent, the romantic atmosphere and tensions in the novel will push the reader to the edge and break all bounds of conventionality. A master of empathy and emotion, Brontё twists and perverts the

TWU softball sees big wins

Last weekend, the Pioneers extended their conference record to 12-4 Johnna Headley, Copy Editor Last weekend, No. 23 Pioneers added three more wins to their conference record after winning the series against the Texas A&M Commerce Lions. On March 25, the Pioneers opened the doubleheader with an early offensive jump in the first