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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

8 TWU volleyball players recovering from hospitalization

Update - August 29  Late Friday, Aug. 26, the seventh Pioneer volleyball player was released from a Denton hospital. The final student-athlete was released from her hometown hospital on Sunday, Aug. 28. Also late on Aug. 26, the Athletics Department and volleyball team were notified of head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s

Mary Joyce Newsom Awards

Matt Olson, Copy Editor   Last Wednesday, the Houston campus played host to the annual Mary Joyce Newsom Award ceremony. Newsom was a highly respected occupational therapist who earned her Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Arts at TWU. The award is meant to honor students who have set themselves apart not

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

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