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The truth about incompetence

Victim-blaming, gun control, feminism and pride are all words that social media discusses flagrantly on a day-to-day basis. Our society recognizes these as problems, but these controversies may be a result of more individual problems.  The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a phenomenon where individuals who are actually underperforming, generally overrate their performances due to a lack of metacognitive skills. A TedEd video called “Why Incompetent People

Third annual Jamison Lecture

The Jamisons  According to the TWU website, The Jamisons have donated $1.7 million dollars to TWU just in 2014, and they have always been supporters of TWU’s Old Main Society. These funds were put towards the annual Jamison lecture and other university needs. Alonzo Jamison started his journey as part of the TWU family in

TWU’s first Palooza

Pioneer Palooza auditions  Pioneer Palooza is a spring music festival for students to perform in. Auditions will be held on Tues., March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 207 in the Student Union. Musicians, bands and singers among the TWU student body are invited to audition for the Pioneer Palooza. Prizes will be awarded to

Barbara Lerner, Catalyst of TWU

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships at TWU, Dr. Barbara Lerner, received the Catalyst Award from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students this past February.   A TWU alumna herself, Lerner has spent over 25 years of her career with TWU, and over 15 of those years she has worked within the community to help TWU welcome more transfer students. Starting in the

Intramurals: the not so serious sports

TWU intramurals are a great way for students to get involved in athletics without the stress of being the best. While intramural sports are the same sports that are played at the more competitive collegiate level, they are played at a much friendlier and laid-back style. Some of the spring intramural

A love for competition

  Number 17 on the field, sophomore Hazel Puempel started running the bases at four years old. What started out as a love for competition on the T-Ball field, Puempel found that her passion would follow her for many more years. In the 2017 season Puempel started and played a total of

The social power, responsibility of a chemist

To “learn by doing” was advocated in chemistry labs long before TWU made it their slogan, as Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Dr. Richard Sheardy would agree. After a team of TWU faculty and administrators visited the annual summer institute of the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements) project in

Professors win grant: going global without going abroad

Two Assistant Professors of English, Dr. Bender and Dr. Busl, were recently awarded a $99,803 grant for their “Building Global Perspectives in the Humanities” project from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant is the first of its kind for TWU to receive, according to Anna Ryan in her update

The #1 student-mom skill to hone

Time management is a skill that many college students struggle with. Due tomorrow, do tomorrow, anybody? But motherhood has put how I negotiate my time into sharp focus almost overnight. As a single mom and a student, I have had to re-evaluate my habits. My main goal as a mom is

The Sidewalk Cafe: homestyle cookin’

As you walk in, you’re instantly hit with the sweet smell of homemade pies and coffee. The staff gives you a warm “hello” and sits you down at a table. The blue walls give a very calming feel. The Sidewalk Cafe offers you the most welcoming feel right from the

Deleting social media increases happiness

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook are just a few of the social media platforms that many individuals spend time scrolling through daily. According to The Telegraph, “The average person has five social media accounts and spends around one hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day.” Last fall, I felt

Robert S. Mueller III: The case against Russia

  Who Is Robert S. Mueller III? Robert Swan Mueller III is an American lawyer who is currently serving as special counsel in charge of conducting a “full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” per the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.

5 March Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

Here are five movies slated to release to theaters in March The Lasso recommends catching. “A Wrinkle in Time,” the beloved children’s book is coming to theatres March 9 and features Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon as the three celestial guides. Bring the little ones along for the

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