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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

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