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Online secret Santa

  In a generation where we date, shop and even order food online, why not add holiday festivities to the list? Traditional Secret Santa The Secret Santa activities usually involve family members, friends or coworkers who draw names and secretely gift their assigned person with favorite foods, candies, drinks and trinkets over the course of

Top programming courses online

  Regardless of major, all students can benefit from basic programming skills. Understanding programming fundamentals can improve technical literacy and problem-solving skills. These online resources, and others, can streamline the process for beginners and provide a jumping off place to advance these skills.     Free Code Camp   “Campers” at Free Code Camp have access

Underestimating kindness

  Breaking from human nature   The United States has always maintained a culture that emphasizes independence and self-reliance. These are valuable traits to possess and are responsible for the remarkably fast and wide growth of our country. I fear, however, that these traits have eclipsed kindness and the community-based atmosphere in our

Sioux Nation still fighting a century later for their lawful right to the land

Welcome to America   While North American families were comfortably eating turkeys in their homes on Thanksgiving, a national holiday intended to reflect and give thanks to Native American tribes that helped the pilgrims, protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline were targets for rubber bullets, tear gas, “less than lethal” weapons and

TWU students attend rally in Dallas following Election Day

 On Nov. 9, three TWU students attended an anti-Trump rally located at AT&T Plaza at Victory Park, Dallas. Registrar Student Assistants senior Nutrition and Biology majors Jessica Dominguez and Wendy Guzman-Santos and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Student Assistant Kimberly Gonzalez travelled together from Denton to attend. Dominguez shared that Gonzalez

Denton Holiday and Christmas Festivities

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes lots of gift shopping, cheerful music, slightly colder temperatures and fun activities for people of all ages in Denton. The following events offer opportunities to take a break from homework and studying to join in community events.  Denton Holiday Lighting Festival  On Fri., Dec. 2,

Rude or not, booing is free speech.

On Friday night, Vice-President-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway show “Hamilton” where he was met with mixed reactions from the audience. Upon entering the theater, Pence was received with a mix of booing and applause. However, the audience continued to keep booing him throughout the play after certain songs ended. After

Italian Night

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Chrysanthemum Tea

The annual Chrysanthemum tea event was held on Tues., Nov. 15. The Office of International Education and International Student Association hosted the event complete with delectable tea, delicious refreshments and evoking performances. At the beginning of the ceremony, Assistant Director of International Education Valerie Borgfield and Student Assistant Emily Cordero

Basketball begins preseason 2-0 on the road

  The Pioneer basketball preseason began with the UNT Exhibition, where TWU lost within a 12-point margin to the NCAA Division I Mean Green team. Bouncing back at the Ashbrook Classic hosted at Midwestern State University, TWU added two in the win column. On Fri., Nov. 11, the Pioneers tipped off against

Volleyball team finish season at all-time low

  After an intense weekend for the Pioneer volleyball team, TWU lost 3-0 to West Texas A&M and 3-2 to UT Permian Basin, securing Midwestern State University’s vie for the final seat of the Lone Star Conference championship tournament and ensuring the close of a season for TWU’s players. Two games remained

Denton soup kitchen to host Thanksgiving

Dentonites who do not have the means to provide themselves with a Thanksgiving meal this holiday can find assistance from local church outreach ministries. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church’s soup kitchen, Our Daily Bread, has served the Denton County homeless population since 2000 and according to their website, has served 556,474 meals