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We book review

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin is arguably the first dystopian novel written, before George Orwell 1984. This work is rather interesting in that there is no sense of a definitively wholesome protagonist presented for the reader to follows. The story is told through the journal entries of a lead architect, who

Let’s not just talk about sex

Dynamic duo Shree Jackson and Lindsey Speed from Traffick911 opened the eyes of their audience to the world of human slavery and trafficking that is in Denton’s backyard. Traffick911 and TWU partnered to host an Ethics Conference at the Cumberland Presbyterian Home on Friday, April 20. With ethics in mind,

Stroke: Recognize the signs

Every four minutes, an individual dies due to a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to being responsible for around 140,000 U.S. deaths annually, stroke is the number one cause of adult disability.  April is National Stroke Month, making now a good time for

Respect your Mother Earth

Almost 48 years ago, Earth day was created and is still today’s biggest civic-focused day of action around the world. According to the Earth Day website there are over one billion people who participate in making the Earth a better place each year on April 22. However, one day a

TWU’s Mary Joyce Newsom Award

Mary Joyce Newsom is a well known individual in TWU’s occupational therapy community; the official TWU Houston website describes Newsom as an individual who made a difference through “her professional contributions and personal qualities” in the field of Occupational Therapy. Newsome had such an impact on TWU and the field of

SOTA gives back to community

The Student Occupational Therapy Association is an organization fueled by the desire to serve the community, fundraise, promote professional development and leadership and network. This academic year, SOTA has taken their dedication to community service to a new level. According to Taylor Newberry, Social Activity Chairperson (Denton) the organization has logged

Run for endorphins

Endorphins are the feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain, meaning they literally make us feel good. Stress and pain are the negative factors that lead to the release of endorphins. Exercise, however, combats stress by the release of endorphins. Not only does it help you physically, but also mentally and emotionally.   Mayo Clinic explains

Old hearts get new lives

Donate Life April is Donate Life Month across the nation. Healthy organs, eyes and tissues can be donated to others in need. These donated organs can help save or greatly improve someone else's life. Donate Life is a non-profit organization that aims to help educate the public about the positive effects

Country Bar-Star

20-year old Mason Lively is making tremendous strides as a young musician in country music. After his single “Lonely Comes Back Around” came out on March 2, the anticipation of his album, “Stronger Ties,” was met on the day of its release, Friday, April 6. At the age of 14, he

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Need to Know

  On April 10 Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, appeared before congress to testify in regard to Facebook’s role in a massive improper data release in conjunction with British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica, per their website, is a consulting firm that focuses on data mining, brokerage and analysis to

Peruse Local Producers at the Denton Community Market

This April marks the eighth year of Denton’s beloved Denton Community Market. Two years after they opened, the Market had a showing of less than 20 vendors, but has grown tremendously since then. This season is in full swing for over 100 local farmers and vendors from the Denton area.

Telling Your Story: Global Connections Workshop

Everyone knows the story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree. Most of the things we remember easiest come in the form of stories. On April 2, Global Connections held a workshop featuring Jenifer Sarver, a recent candidate for U.S. Congressional District 21 and Principal at Sarver Strategies. The

Beating the “Spring Slump”

The end of the semester is nearing, and so is the end of students’ and professors’ academic motivation. Spring tends to be the hardest part of the year to get past when it comes to academia because everyone can see summer just peeking around the corner. With the end so

Baaamaste your stress away

“Yoga is an ever-evolving practice,” according to Clever Yoga. Yoga is constantly changing, evolving and adding new moves or props to the exercise. One of the new trends in the yoga community is goat yoga, where you take to the mat with goats roaming around you or even jumping on

Professor’s passion for poetry inspires publishing company

What started as a way for a young German girl to learn English later transformed into a passion for poetry and a publishing company for Sylvia Vardell, Texas Woman’s University school of library and information studies professor.  In addition to her success as a professor and publisher, Vardell is a recipient

Pioneering spirit award banquet honors exemplary individuals

What began in 2015 as an organization to give graduate students a voice quickly turned into much more than that. The Graduate Student Council was created by the dean of the graduate school in 2015, Larry Leflore, to provide graduate students with the same unity undergraduate students have. Afterwards, Leflore

Human library seeks living books

For the first time ever, a Human Library is coming to the Blagg-Huey Library on April 23 from 12 to 5 pm. According to the Human Library website, the organization is “a worldwide movement for social change” that loans out Living Books -  real people who share their stories with