When the power of the pen results in murder

Words have power, and Saudi Arabia officials seem to recognize that since they killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Yes, I know that is a bold statement to make, and a dangerous one if I lived anywhere but the United States, but I truly believe that Khashoggi’s death was not unplanned. Khashoggi was

Italian Night to benefit Fine Arts department

November just got even more delicious. Thursday, Nov. 15, is the 36th annual Italian Night, hosted by Delta Phi Delta. The fundraising event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Foyer, and proceeds support TWU’s Fine Arts department. In addition to all-you-can-eat Italian, the event will

Trump sacrifices transgender rights for political gain

The Trump administration recently announced that they are considering changing their approach to how they treat transgender individuals under the law in the latest in a series of attacks on the trans community. The effort to redefine trans rights, backed by the Health and Human Services Department, would prevent gender identity

TWU crime blotter

This week’s Crime Blotter covers the week of Oct. 22 to Oct. 30. The Commons – An assault that threatened bodily injury was reported at The Commons Oct. 25 at 10:31 a.m. The case was still active as of Tuesday, Oct. 30. Pioneer Hall Lot North – Possession of drug

Houston nursing professor receives $534,000 NIH grant

Dr. Pinky Budhrani-Shani of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences at Houston is celebrating some exciting firsts this November. Budhrani-Shani, Ph.D, has been awarded a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her proposed study, “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise.” Budhrani-Shani’s study will be the first of its kind

TWU Board of Regents to meet this week

AGENDA TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING   Board of Regents’ Conference Room 6700 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030   Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM   The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents’ Finance and Audit Committee and Academic Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018, starting at 1:00 PM. Meetings and Agenda

Outback Steakhouse to host Maroon and White luncheon

Outback Steakhouse and the TWU athletics department have worked together since 2003 to hold Maroon and White Luncheons that support student athletes. These luncheons are what bring the community together, allow student athletes and coaches to answer questions some might have and to show support for those working hard at TWU.

New parking garage to open soon

The Denton campus’ new parking garage, the Oakland Complex, is coming to the final stages of construction. Prices of parking passes have been set, and the Department of Public Safety and Human Resources have already started their transition into the building. Nov. 1, parking garage decals go on sale at the

ACT scores are dropping

ACT math scores have dropped to a 20-year low, according to ACT’s annual report. The report, released Oct. 17, reveals that a mere 40 percent of graduates who took the ACT in 2018 met a benchmark demonstrating they could succeed in a freshman algebra class. That percentage is down 1 percent

Just say no

Saying “no” seems to be hard for some. Being a people-pleaser makes saying “no” seem like an impossible task. In this article, I will explain why being a people-pleaser is not the best route and why saying “no” is so important. Personally, I struggle with saying “no” to anyone. If I

EDUCAUSE welcomes new board member

TWU’s chief information officer Raechelle Clemmons has been added to the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE. Clemmons starts her four-year term this month. EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association that is dedicated to improving higher education through the use of information technology, also known as IT.. Board members for this organization are

Behind bars: Criminal Justice Department tours jail

The Criminal Justice Department at Texas Woman’s University offers free tours of different types of criminal justice facilities periodically. Less than a dozen students and staff attended the last tour of the Denton County Law Enforcement Center Thursday, Oct. 25. The tour was led by an officer and showed students the

Soccer and Volleyball Update

Soccer’s Five-game Winning Streak Thursday, Oct. 25 TWU faced off against rival Texas A&M Commerce. This was a key conference match that ended with another victory for The Pioneers. The game was one long stalemate, as neither team seemed able to score. It was not until the game entered overtime

’90s fashion is back- for now

Fishnets, oversized denim jackets and mom jeans – ‘90s grunge fashion is back with a vengeance. From mini backpacks to Doc Martins, nostalgic fashion ensembles are trending this season. Whether you are talking about the move away from perfectly contoured faces to more natural looks, or the shift from crop tops to

“Kavanaugh effect” increases voter turnout

Denton County residents have turned out in record numbers at the polls this election, surpassing 2014’s totals on the first day of early voting. The upswing in midterm voters locally and nationally may be largely thanks to what many are calling “the Kavanaugh effect,” an increase in political activity created

Experience Little Elm

Denton is home to many students at Texas Woman’s University, but some students may have the desire to venture outside of the city. Little Elm, a city just 30 minutes outside of Denton, is giving students a chance to explore the world around Denton without breaking their wallets by hosting

TWU Chief of Police speaks on recent gun rampage

A bomb and gun attack on a college in Kerch, Crimea killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more about two weeks ago. The shooter was 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth-year student at the college, who took his own life at the end of his rampage. Massive casualties at the

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