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New Zealand Mosque shooting devastates many

Friday, March 15, 50 people were killed and another 50 were injured in a shooting at two different mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. According to Joey Garrison from USA Today, this attack will go down in history as the nation’s deadliest massacre. The suspected shooter of these two mosques has been identified as

“Hoo” will be the next Oakley?

The search for a new Texas Woman’s University mascot has begun. This opportunity is suggested for anyone who is interested in promoting school spirit and has the dance moves to do so. All candidates selected to be the mascot will be a part of the Spirit Program. TWU’s mascot is a newly added aspect of student

Board of Regents Special Meeting Agenda

Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 4:00 PM Full Board Members: Regents Perez (Chair), Coleman, Doggett, Galbraith (Non-Voting), Jester, Paup, Schrader, Shepard, Wilson & Wu. I. Call Meeting to Order II. Adjourn to Executive Closed Session  A.              Consultation with Attorney Regarding Legal Matters and/or Contemplated Litigation, Personnel Matters, or Settlement Offers pursuant to §551.071 of the

U.S. advises against travel to Haiti amid violent protests

With spring break right around the corner, popular tourist locations can expect a surge in visitors thanks to student and family travel. Haiti, however, is one vacation spot that Americans should mark off their list of destinations, according to U.S. officials. The U.S. State Department issued a level 4 advisory warning against travel

Free speech area attracts religious group

February 13th, a group of 12 men between the ages of 18-50 years old gathered in the free speech area next to the student union on TWU Denton campus. The men do not go to Texas Woman’s University and wouldn’t say if they were students elsewhere when asked. Their message was religious and loud,  and

Phil predicts an early spring- here’s why the world cares

Groundhogs are part of the rodent family, officially known as “Marmots.” These animals weigh approximately eight pounds, burrow deep inside the earth for their homes and some people believe that they have the power to predict weather patterns. Mauricio Guitron, a marketing professional with National Today, surveyed over 1,000 people and

How another government shutdown could affect North Texas residents

With threats from President Trump to shut the government down again in just a few weeks or declare a national emergency to fund border security, The Lasso takes a closer look at what another shutdown could mean for Texas residents. The government shutdown is over – for now.  Jan. 25, President Trump ended

TWU Board of Regents to meet this week

AGENDA TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING   Board of Regents’ Conference Room 6700 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030   Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM   The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents’ Finance and Audit Committee and Academic Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018, starting at 1:00 PM. Meetings and Agenda

“Kavanaugh effect” increases voter turnout

Denton County residents have turned out in record numbers at the polls this election, surpassing 2014’s totals on the first day of early voting. The upswing in midterm voters locally and nationally may be largely thanks to what many are calling “the Kavanaugh effect,” an increase in political activity created

TWU Chief of Police speaks on recent gun rampage

A bomb and gun attack on a college in Kerch, Crimea killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more about two weeks ago. The shooter was 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth-year student at the college, who took his own life at the end of his rampage. Massive casualties at the

Pioneer Teaching Kitchen heats up campus

Students looking to gain skills in the kitchen this semester need look no further than the Student Union. The new Pioneer Kitchen, a joint-venture between TWU and the university’s subcontractors that provide on-campus dining, Chartwells, just recently opened. The Teaching Kitchen will regularly host one class a month in the Underground,

Hard hats on: An exclusive look at the new Student Union

  TWU students voted to raise the fee in order to build a new student union in Feb. of 2015. Since then, construction has stretched out its legs all over the Denton campus, but what students used to call Hubbard Hall continues to arouse excitement and rumors concerning the new student

Take the stage at TWU Mic Night

On Sept. 13, TWU Student Life will be hosting an open mic night from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Union room 207. This event is open to all TWU students, staff and faculty members. Those attending are encouraged to take on the stage and show the crowd their talents. Talents

A look at Trump’s controversial cabinet picks

What people like and don't like about the President-elect's appointments Citizens across the U.S. have been divided about President Elect Donald Trump’s picks for his White House Cabinet. Depending on the selection folks have either been delighted or disgruntled. To keep you up to date The Lasso will be breaking down

Single and wanderlust stricken millenial

The importance of experiencing traveling alone Amber Robertson, Page Editor Travel. The word conjures images of foreign lands, unfamiliar languages, and endless possibilities. In the generation of millennials , it’s very common to be stricken with wanderlust. But the number of us that actually travel is pretty low. Why is that? According to

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