Crime Blotter

This week’s Crime Blotter covers the week of Nov. 12 to Nov. 19. Sayers Hall– Possession of marijuana (less than 2 oz.) was reported at Sayers Hall Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:58 p.m. A separate incident of possession of drug paraphernalia was reported at Sayers Hall at the same time.

Scary letters lead to academic inadequacy

People of the world are developing anxiety and fears over situations that should not create these feelings. Almost everything around the world seems to generate some form of negative response from people all over. Recently, I read an article about students having a fear of capital letters. Apparently, these big, bold,

New life for homeless in Dallas

Dallas LIFE’s mission is to be “…a place where homeless men, women, and children can receive help and hope during their time of need,” according to their website. “Dallas LIFE is a path to recovery and self-sufficient living. Dallas LIFE is a promise that there is a way to begin

Pioneers finish 1-3 after weekend game

Weekend basketball got off to an exciting start with a Saturday win for the Pioneers, but ultimately ended in disappointment. Saturday, Nov. 17 marked the Pioneers’ first victory of the season, with TWU defeating West Alabama 70-56 on the first day of the Hilton Garden Inn Pioneer Classic. After a disappointing

Mujer del mundo: Angela Mooney

Teacher, student, linguaphile, book-lover, journalist, wife and mother – these are just a few of the roles Angela Rodriguez Mooney has taken on in her lifetime. Mooney, an adjunct Spanish instructor at TWU and a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish and Portuguese literature at Tulane, is making a name for herself as

Travel app targets millennials and students

A new app is aimed at changing the way people think of traveling, and it could benefit aspiring nomads – and the app’s creator himself – financially. The app, Holiday Swap, is a platform for would-be travelers to view one another’s residences and, if they “match,” arrange plans to swap room

Conference highlights undergraduate research

TWU students who have completed research with a faculty mentor have an opportunity to showcase their work this spring. The National Conference for Undergraduate Research, an annual interdisciplinary conference aimed at inspiring and promoting undergraduate scholarship, is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 conference. This year's meeting will be at Kennesaw

Dance troupe to throw Holiday Craft Bonanza

Denton’s Christmas crafters could find themselves in like company this holiday season. Sunday, Dec. 2, DFW-based performance group Eclektic Elektric is hosting a holiday craft fair at Q’s Café in Denton. The event will feature DIY classes and workshops in card-making, baking, gifts and more. The fair runs from 3:30 to

Competition heats up for barbecue cook-off

DFW barbecue lovers could be in for a smoking good time. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is hosting their annual BBQ Cookoff Dec. 30 to Nov. 2. The event will be at the fairgrounds located at 2217 N. Carrol Blvd and will feature steak, barbecue and chili cookoffs, as well

Don’t you dare Thanksgiving detox

After a holiday like Thanksgiving, feasters often feel like they owe their bodies an apology and fall for false detox campaigns that health “experts” make their Christmas bonuses off of. These rip-offs run rampant among college students, especially. The truth of the matter is, those considering dieting after Thanksgiving dinner either

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival celebrates 30years

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas lights are finally objectively acceptable. Denton knows it, too. Next Friday, Nov. 30, the Denton Holiday Festival Association, Inc. (DHFA) will be hosting the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival at 5:30 p.m. in Denton’s historic downtown. The community event held every second Friday after Thanksgiving will

Conquer test anxiety

Test anxiety is defined as a fear of failing that you feel before or while taking an important examination. No matter how hard you prepare for the test, somehow you just blank. Not every student gets test anxiety, but according to the American Test Anxieties Association (AMTAA), 16-20% struggle with high

Houston Christmas to come to life with Magical Winter Lights

“Magical Winter Lights is a 20- acre, 52- day, larger than life lantern festival that presents a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows,” according to the MWL website. For the fourth year, MWL continues to be “Houston’s largest holiday celebration and the nation’s largest lantern festival of its kind,”

Students present research at physical therapy conference

Dallas physical therapy students have been flexing their research muscles all year and are ready to showcase their work in an upcoming conference. Wednesday, Nov. 28, TWU Dallas is hosting the 15th annual Physical Therapy Research Conference. The conference will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and offers physical therapy

TWU supports veterans

TWU offers many different resources for different populations around campus, including veterans and students currently in the military. This year marks the ninth consecutive year that TWU has been named a “Military Friendly School” along with “Military Times’ Best Colleges for 2018.” Not only does TWU help support military and ex-military

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