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Halloween costumes

Katie Olson, Guest Writer Growing up, Halloween was a tradition that brought anticipation. The chance to dress up in my mother’s homemade costumes as a gypsy or a scary witch always felt like a treat – no pun intended. However, alarmingly or not so alarmingly as adults, especially for women, our

The Addams Family creeps into town

Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief This season, join the Music Theatre of Denton as they perform their latest production “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” According to, the play follows the original characters by Charles Addams as they react to their daughter Wednesday’s new “normal” boyfriend Lucas.      In an

Maker Movement comes to Denton Community

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief To explore a wide range of mediums through hands on activities and demonstrations of various DIY activities, check out the Denton Mini Maker Faire held on Saturday Oct. 17 in the Denton Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will encompass various booths on

Day of the Dead exhibition gives cultural perspective

Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief In collaboration with this year’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición, a presentation of traditional and contemporary ofrendas, or altars, that signify the meaning and origins of the holiday. Various community leaders and groups including the Tri-County Regional

North Texas Roller Derby

Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Looking to join a full contact sport that combines football with roller-skates? Look no further than the North Texas Roller Derby League. Currently the league consists of 70 members who come from all walks of life including students, alumni, and even Sunday school teachers and hair dressers.   

Uber, trading safety for convenient service

Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Let’s take the Uber! I’ll be honest, I was not aware that another taxi service in Denton existed until one of my friends made the suggestion. At the time, my impression of Uber was of a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi. With its low prices, this ride-share service

Federal grant allows TWU faculty to change young lives

Grant awarded to help prevent the rise of teen pregnancy in Dallas County   Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief  According to a TWU press release, on September 14, an approximately $4.9 million dollar grant has been awarded from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to the North Texas Alliance to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

Recycling options expand for student residents

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief On Sept. 1 the city of Denton added food and beverage cartons to its single stream recycling, the process referring to the pick up of paper, plastic, metals and other materials, for residential areas and businesses, as stated by a press release from the city’s website. The

Local Band Aspires to the Stars

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief They came from outer space and brought with them a self-described intergalactic isco-dance unk explosion. For fans of EDM, disco and rock, STARPARTY brings its own distinct presence to the Denton music scene. Formed in February 2012, the band comprises seven members: violinist Sharla Franklin, keyboardist Andrew Miller, guitarist

Pioneer Newcomers break records in tournament

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Sept. 11-12 the TWU volleyball team competed in its second tournament, the Steel and Silver Classic in Colorado. They placed 3-1 overall in the tournament, according to the TWU Athletics website. Previously, the Pioneers ended at 3-1 during the Hilton Garden Inn Classic. Coach Shelly Barberee expressed

Hispanic Heritage Month brings Cultural Depth on Denton Campus

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Beginning on September 16th, TWU’s office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach will run various events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on the Denton Campus. The event is meant to introduce students to the diverse perspectives of Hispanic culture in a safe, but fun and interactive environment. Diversity, Inclusion

Open mics provide local artists a setting to showcase their talents

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief For students seeking to improve their performance ability on stage, open mics in Denton are  abundant in opportunity. The various venues include LSA Burger, Muddy Jakes, The Labb, Audacity Brew House, Abbey Underground and The White House. Each open mic offers its own variety of unique performers included,

TWU offers new journalism minor with UNT collaboration

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Spring 2016, students studying English at TWU will have the option to minor in journalism through UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism. According to the English, Speech and Foreign Language program materials online, students enrolled in the English program will take their major courses at TWU while attending

Letter from the Editor

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Welcome back, TWU students! My name is Katie Olson, and I am your new Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-2016 academic year. I am currently completing my last year here at TWU, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in English. I look forward to serving as a representative for the student

Rain washes out Texas drought

  Cool temperatures this spring have brought much needed relief from the Texas heat for TWU students and Denton residents alike. The recent heavy rains along with the wet winter and spring has ended the state’s extreme drought conditions for the first time in five years, as stated by national news