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Boo at the U is back

Boo at the U is back for its annual fall festival full of treats, eats, and tons of fun. Noted on TWU’s traditions page as one of the holidays the university celebrates yearly, Boo at the U is not an event students should miss. Over 3000 children attend yearly to show

Crime Blotter

The following report covers the week of Monday, Sept. 24 through Tuesday, Oct. 2. Houston Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, an incident of voyeurism was reported at the Houston Center and is still currently active. Lowry Woods Community A theft of less than $100 was reported in the Lowry Woods Community Oct. 1 at 9:20

When crafting and chopped collide

For any students interested in crafting, TWU has the event for them.  Monday, Oct. 15, the Student Union Office is hosting a Pinterest Party: Chopped Edition. This event will take place from 4-7 p.m. on TWU’s Denton campus in the Maroon Lobby of the Student Union. Attendants will be given a

TWU Theater’s “The Birds” to open Wednesday

The Theater department has been preparing since May for their first show of the 2018-2019 season, “The Birds.” On Wednesday, Oct. 11, they will take the stage at 8 p.m. in the Redbud Theater Complex. Undergraduate students Alandra Baptiste, Walker Delk, Michael Diaz and Bryce Neel make up the entire

Crime blotter: Theft at Lowry Woods

In efforts to keep students informed, The Lasso is bringing back a weekly Police Blotter that will feature crime reported on campus for the previous week. This blotter will cover crime reported for the week of Sept. 17 to Sept. 24. Lowry Woods Community On Tuesday, Sept. 18, a theft of less

Fall rise in enrollment bring diversity to TWU

TWU’s 2018 fall semester brings with it a larger and more diverse student body. The university has reported a rise in preliminary fall enrollment numbers over last year with enrollment having risen “0.3 percent to 15,526 students,” according to a TWU news release. A significant portion of the increase comes

TWU invites families onto campus on Family Weekend

Students, this weekend is your chance to show off the TWU campus to your family. Starting Friday, Oct. 5, the annual TWU Family Weekend will commence at 5:30p.m. with a tailgating party before the TWU volleyball game. Check-in for family weekend will begin at 5 p.m. on Hubbard Lawn before

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

Sticking up for Stickler Syndrome

In May of 2015, a Tyler newspaper quoted a then 19-year-old Hannah Werchan in a story about conquering challenges through visual and performance arts at her high school, All Saints Episcopal School. In the article, Werchan said, “I have a passion for art. I feel like I could become something with it.” Little

Parking update: permits and shuttles

Parking Permits As the school year starts, parking spots will begin to fill up. Having a parking permit will help students find a spot closer to the classrooms. Parking permits are for sale through the TWU Department of Public Safety. Student permits are $70, motorcycle permits are $35 and bicycle

Get back in the grind

Outdoor Adventures Each year, the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center hosts multiple outdoor adventures that are open to students and range from kayaking, hiking, caving and horseback riding. This semester, there will be seven trips available that will cost between $10 and $40 per student. Each student must pre-register to

Owl the rage: Painting at the fountain

To keep in touch with creativity during the first week of the fall semester, the Student Union Programming is hosting Painting at the Fountain on Saturday, Sep 1. Meet up with other TWU students at the Hubbard Lawn for two hours of friends, fun and fresh paint. Admission to the

TWU sports are going strong

With the start of a new semester comes a new wave of Pioneer pride for the sports teams of TWU. The soccer and volleyball teams have not taken much of a summer break because they are already back in the grind for victory.             With the construction of the new dorms,

Welcome back, TWU!

Welcome back to TWU in Denton! It’s time to gear up for a brand new semester. This is my favorite time of the year to stock up on new binders, fresh pens and finely tune my new schedule. One of my favorite peers, Hannah Diaz, told me that she creates

TWU’s Mary Joyce Newsom Award

Mary Joyce Newsom is a well known individual in TWU’s occupational therapy community; the official TWU Houston website describes Newsom as an individual who made a difference through “her professional contributions and personal qualities” in the field of Occupational Therapy. Newsome had such an impact on TWU and the field of