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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

Ladies Choice: A Cabaret

Flashy musical numbers, grandiose acting and a bit of choreography will fill the show Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief Imagine stepping into a dark paneled room with candlelit tables and sitting down with your chums as the lights flash brilliantly against the stage and the curtain unfolds. Ladies Choice: A Cabaret adapts the classic 1920s

Staff Picks – Shows to binge watch

Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief  Recently, I was looking to wind down, snuggle up with some blankets and watch mindless television. I turned on “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel, one of my favorite actresses since seeing the incredible “Tin Man” miniseries (I highly recommend it). “New Girl” is that touch of delightfulness that everyone

Pioneers wrap up conference play with WT

Pioneer softball hosted No. 1 West Texas A&M University for the last conference series, recognized senior players during ceremony Johnna Headley, Copy Editor Last weekend, the Pioneers wrapped up Lone Star Conference play with a four-game series with No. 1 West Texas A&M University that took a total of approximately 12 hours

New ceremony honors beloved Pioneers

Pioneers Remembered ceremony becomes a new tradition to honor students, faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year Heather Hines, Reporter A new tradition found its way into TWU’s homecoming and reunion week this year. The Pioneers Remembered ceremony honors alumni, faculty and staff members that have passed away

Texas takes steps toward legalization

State legislature approves incremental moves towards the decriminalization of marijuana in future sessions Matt Olson, Copy Editor Though progress is slow-going, legalized marijuana may be coming to Texas. Last year’s legislative session saw multiple bills related to marijuana legalization – one in favor of full legalization, which did not pass, and several

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