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Introduction to Professor Elrod

Curly hair flips over one shoulder as Dr. Diana Elrod switches directions, walking closer to her Anatomy and Physiology students while she continues to lecture, explaining the differences between neutrophils and eosinophils.  Since 2008, Dr. Elrod, a Visiting Associate Professor, has taught at TWU, backed by 20 years of experience in

Fall intramural sports

studying, preparing for quizzes and tests, and a considerable amount of stress. Somewhere in between, leisure time can be beneficial to take a break and refocus after a few hours.  The Fitness and Recreation Center is a great student resource to utilize when you find yourself stuck on a homework assignment

Denton hosts annual Arts and Jazz festival

Community members spend weekend celebrating International Jazz Day at Quakertown Park outdoors and in the sun Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a three-day weekend tradition for people living in the North Texas area. For community members of all ages, the festival is a family-friendly event inclusive to

Pioneering Spirit Awards

Graduate Students Council honored by ceremony Heather Hines, Reporter TWU’s Graduate Students Council distributed awards at the Pioneering Spirit Awards ceremony to recognize graduate students for their academic work, the people who have supported them and the council. The Pioneering Spirit Awards began in 2015 and became widely popular with students. The council

Lightning ignites fire at Lone Star

Weather causes damage to University apartments, 16 students lose everything and 45 students were temporarily displaced Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Firefighters were called to TWU’s campus in the early morning Wednesday, March 20, when a fire started at TWU’s off-campus Lone Star Apartment buildings. Students were evacuated from their homes at 600 Texas

Student Teacher

Recognized for outstanding teaching performances Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor Senior Interdisciplinary Studies major with minors in Education and Special Education Bailey Greenslade is a recipient of the College of Professional Education student award for Outstanding Student Teacher. Students honored with this award are nominated by a university supervisor or mentor teacher. Greenslade was nominated

Senior centerfielder Tealey Farquhar reflects on career

Farquhar sits down with The Lasso to share her college softball experience Johnna Headley, Copy Editor Senior Nutrition major and centerfielder for the Pioneer softball team Tealey Farquhar has spent the past three seasons on Pioneer Field. Farquhar is originally from Lampasas, Texas, and she attended Navarro College before transferring to TWU

Bathroom battles

Target makes restrooms transgender-inclusive Matt Olson, Copy Editor Last Tuesday, Target announced a new transgender-inclusive restroom policy as a response to recent transphobic legislation, particularly North Carolina’s much-maligned “bathroom bill,” but the move has put the popular retailer in the self-appointed American Family Association’s crosshairs. Target’s new policy allows for transgender individuals to

Senior Fashion Show

Senior Fashion Design majors organize collection in fashion show Emily White, Reporter Each year, students of an Event Planning and Production class produce the show for the Senior Fashion Design students to feature their collections. Professor of Fashion Design Dr. Sheri Dragoo, who also oversees the process, stated: “The students learn everything that

Houston survives flooding

Students and employees back in classes Heather Hines, Reporter Fierce rainfall starting April 17 created flooding in Houston negatively effecting faculty, staff, and students, requiring TWU to close the Houston campus April 18 and 19 for everyone’s safety. Roads all across Houston were covered in water making travel unsafe. Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner