Hello. My name is Katie Olson and I’m your student Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-2016 academic year. I am currently beginning my last year here at Texas Woman’s University earning my degree in English. I am ecstatic not only to be working for The Lasso, but for the opportunity to serve as a representative voice of the student body.
As a transfer student. I understand how difficult it can be to become in tune with an unfamiliar campus. I remember feeling intimidated by the new environment.
After my last experience at a university, I fretted that I wouldn’t make any friends or be able to navigate through the new chapter of life at TWU. However, I have found from trial and error that the best way to alleviate this struggle is to become involved. Socialize with your classmates. Apply for jobs on campus, or at places nearby. Join student organizations. Take advantage of the services we offer here on campus. Check out local venues for live music, art galleries or poetry readings. Be proactive. Stay connected. College can be a life-changing experience, but it’s all in how you decide to live that experience.
With that being said, don’t forget to read your student newspaper for updates not just around the campus, but in the community as well. The staff is here to serve you along with the rest of the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses and we want to hear your voices. Even if you don’t decide to become a writer for The Lasso there are still ways for you to become involved with us. If you have any ideas for a story, shoot us an e-mail. Have a disagreeing opinion about an article an editor wrote? Send in a letter explaining your point of view. Enjoy creative writing? Submit your best works to our literary journal The Daedalion. Connect with us. Become involved with student life here at TWU.
First-year and transfer students should also anticipate the new changes we are making this fall here at the newspaper. We want to engage more of our students through social media, so if you’re internet savvy please shoot us a like or follow whether it be over Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the news here on campus as it unfolds. Another exciting development for The Lasso is the presence of more online content on our website. We will be posting more stories online, along with our weekly publication, in order to bring you a fresh perspective of TWU whether it be on campus, here in Denton or at our Dallas or Houston Campuses. And finally, we have changed our publishing schedule for the upcoming year to keep pace with evolving technology. We will be in print format three out of four weeks, and the fourth week will be solely dedicated to publishing online. So if you don’t see any newspapers at our newsstands that means you should check us out at twulasso.com. We want you to stay connected with us whether it be through our print paper, the website, or social media.
As the new Editor-in-Chief of The Lasso I welcome you to our campus. Not only is TWU rich in history and traditions, it’s buildings and sidewalks are filled with some of the most brilliant and kind-hearted professors, students and friends that I have been privileged to meet. Whether you are a first-year or transfer student, I hope your beginning here at TWU is an experience that allows you to not only grow as an individual, but becomes a memorable part of your college experience.