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Mujer del mundo: Angela Mooney

Teacher, student, linguaphile, book-lover, journalist, wife and mother – these are just a few of the roles Angela Rodriguez Mooney has taken on in her lifetime. Mooney, an adjunct Spanish instructor at TWU and a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish and Portuguese literature at Tulane, is making a name for herself as

Travel app targets millennials and students

A new app is aimed at changing the way people think of traveling, and it could benefit aspiring nomads – and the app’s creator himself – financially. The app, Holiday Swap, is a platform for would-be travelers to view one another’s residences and, if they “match,” arrange plans to swap room

“Girls in the Game” here to empower girls

Have you heard the latest from the girls in Denton High? For the past two years, they’ve had the opportunity to participate in a non-profit sports organization that focuses on “the whole girl” called Girls in the Game. The program exposes girls to more than 40 different sports and focuses

Sticking up for Stickler Syndrome

In May of 2015, a Tyler newspaper quoted a then 19-year-old Hannah Werchan in a story about conquering challenges through visual and performance arts at her high school, All Saints Episcopal School. In the article, Werchan said, “I have a passion for art. I feel like I could become something with it.” Little

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

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

Athletics and academics spur star player to greatness

  Experimentation quickly turned to greatness when Haley Collins decided to give volleyball a try. Growing up in a culture focused on athletics and academia, Collins discovered a passion for volleyball and science. Award-winning and record-setting Senior middle blocker and outside hitter Haley Collins has grown as an athlete, scholar and

Rachel Iacobucci’s faith fuels success and service

Senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major Rachel Iacobucci is far from the ordinary TWU student.  n fact, her accomplishments, not to mention her schedule, border on ridiculous. In addition to serving as the current Student Regent, she is a Terry Scholar and an Honors student, served as Student President, studied

Physical Therapy doctoral student is an avid runner

Running in the Sugar Land marathon, TWU Physical Therapy doctoral student Adam Saloom won the 26-mile race. The Lasso interviewed Saloom to get to know him.   Lasso: Why did you choose to come to school at TWU? Saloom: “When I was applying to PT schools, almost every physical therapist that I talked

Subverting marginalization: Representation matters

Graduate teaching assistant and PhD candidate Erika Johnson is a woman of color, sci-fi reader and Netflix watcher. A self-identifying Afro-Latina, Johnson’s parents made the crucial decision to move their family to America from Panama. The decision to leave wasn’t for lack of money or any ongoing war. In fact, Johnson

Paying it Forward

It’s funny how many people we walk by not knowing just how remarkable they really are. At first glance, Sandra Awad is awesome. She is a radiant, beautiful, girl who is friendly and easy to talk to. Look a little deeper, and you will learn exactly how awesome she is. Sandra

After giving his all for his country, McGuffin Gives back to his community

When Sophomore General Studies major Cameron McGuffin entered Navy boot camp in Feb. 2010, he “had no understanding of medicine further than Grey’s Anatomy.” Not long after enlisting, he would find himself working fifteen months in an emergency room and later becoming responsible for the healthcare of roughly 50 United

Leading peers to success in service

Junior Social Work major Nikki Perez seeks to better veterans’ transition into civilian life, improve young veterans community involvement, and to help connect veterans and other non-traditional students to campus life. After completing her studies at Collin College, Perez chose Texas Woman’s University to study Social Work after hearing good things

Following the family tradition

Senior Social Work major Kristen Hurst is a dedicated and compassionate individual. She is currently serving in the United States Reserves as a 1st. Class Petty Officer. From a young age, Hurst grew up wanting to be in the military. With her grandfather having served in the Army during World War

Graduate student combines art with activism

“When I applied to college to come to the United States, I made it a point that my educational career from that point onwards was going to be a combination of art and social activism, and it has been ever since.” Said Graduate Teaching Assistant Pallavi Govindnathan. Pallavi Govindnathan is a