Heated discussions persist concerning West Hickory St. bike lane

Consideration of extending a bike lane along West Hickory Street in Denton has quickly led to a heated debate that started at the end of January this year. After the city of Denton’s Mobility Committee met Tuesday, Jan. 29, their different options received contrasting reviews from business owners and cyclists. Business owners in the area

“Afrofuturism” artist M. Willams comes to TWU Denton campus

Black History Month in Dallas is teeming with celebrations of black culture, expressive art, and remembrance of history. The Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery is putting on several shows featuring works by Kathleen Collins, Michelle Gibson, T Vasquez, and Montoya Williams. These artists have captured their experiences through mediums like

TWU Clubhouse provides childcare for students

Texas Woman’s University not only offers many resources for students, but also for the students’ children. The Clubhouse is an “educational enrichment program for children ages 5-12 that include reading projects, arts & crafts, cooking experiments, gardening, science, weekly field trips and community service,” according to The Clubhouse website. The Clubhouse is a program aimed

New app implemented by Krum ISD

“In 2018, there were 82 school shooting incidents in the United States, the highest there have ever been since 1970,” Campus Safety Magazine said (recorded in Oct. of 2018). These statistics are a combination of firearm incidents that have occurred either on or around campus where a bullet has hit school property, regardless of time

Emilie’s defense stands the test of time

Last Saturday, Texas Woman’s University’s Redbud Theatre presented Lauren Gunderson's play, “Emilie La Marquise de Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight,” directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane. Running from Feb. 13 through Feb. 17, the Valentine’s production explored the many faces of love, loss and mindful pursuits through one woman’s post-mortem search for meaning. Bynane’s production brought

TWU honors Black History Month through student programming

Texas Woman’s University, through the office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach and its partners, is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events and discussions aimed at honoring the legacy of African-American culture. For more than four decades, America has honored African-American legends with the national celebration that is Black History Month. The holiday grew

Independent media is essential to university communities

Over the last several years, student media outlets – many of them century-old institutions - have faced progressive budget cuts which, if they continue, threaten to silence student voices in the ongoing conversation that is American democracy. Newspapers have become synonymous with one prolific, dreaded phrase over the last decade: budget cuts. As

Free speech area attracts religious group

February 13th, a group of 12 men between the ages of 18-50 years old gathered in the free speech area next to the student union on TWU Denton campus. The men do not go to Texas Woman’s University and wouldn’t say if they were students elsewhere when asked. Their message was religious and loud,  and

Hurricane Harvey still affects Houston residents

Two years after Harvey, downtown Houston may appear unscathed to the outside observer. The traffic is at its normal pace, the streets and sidewalks have been repaired, and life seems to buzz on in the long-term aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Houston residents, however, have not forgotten the 134 mph wind speeds or the

Moody recognized as student-athlete of the month

Every month at TWU, one lucky athlete is selected as the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the month. This individual must be someone who balances life as a student along with being an athlete at the collegiate level, which is no easy feat. January’s Student-Athlete of the Month is no other

Basketball gains ground after slow start to the season

            With two wins in the past week, Texas Woman’s University Basketball is progressing on their win-loss ratio after overcoming their seven-streak loss with a win against Cameron University Saturday, Jan. 19 and a one-point loss to Eastern New Mexico Thursday, Jan. 24. The Pioneers traveled to Canyon Saturday, Jan. 26 to take on the

TWU to take students on a trip to the Mavs game

Calling all current TWU students, faculty, and staff: if you are a lover of basketball, TWU Student Life is offering a trip to the Dallas Mavericks game Friday, Feb. 8 against the Milwaukee Bucks. For $10 a ticket, TWU will offer a shuttle to the game from campus and court-side seats for the pregame

Phil predicts an early spring- here’s why the world cares

Groundhogs are part of the rodent family, officially known as “Marmots.” These animals weigh approximately eight pounds, burrow deep inside the earth for their homes and some people believe that they have the power to predict weather patterns. Mauricio Guitron, a marketing professional with National Today, surveyed over 1,000 people and

How another government shutdown could affect North Texas residents

With threats from President Trump to shut the government down again in just a few weeks or declare a national emergency to fund border security, The Lasso takes a closer look at what another shutdown could mean for Texas residents. The government shutdown is over – for now.  Jan. 25, President Trump ended

Crime Blotter

This week’s blotter will cover Jan. 21-28. Mary Hufford Hall– Possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana were reported at Mary Hufford Hall in the Lowry Woods Community Tuesday, Jan. 22. The offense was cleared by adult arrest.  Stark Hall – Marijuana odor was reported at Stark Hall Thursday, Jan.

New general counsel brings years of experience to TWU

Two weeks ago, Texas Woman’s University welcomed Katherine Green on campus to take her new title as the general counsel and associative vice president for compliance. She is already making herself at home on the 14th floor of the ACT building. Green may be new to the university, but the

Pioneers dominate at weekend quad meet, discuss outlook for season

The TWU Gymnastics team came out on top over the weekend quad meet at Denton’s Kitty Magee Arena, scoring a 194.300 in their best performance of the season. Sunday, Jan. 27, the Pioneers faced off against three rivals in the first home-based quad meet of the season. Centenary College, the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the

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