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Staff Picks – Favorite Movies

Lasso staffers recommend their favorite movies Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief  The first movie I ventured to watch my first year in college was “The Breakfast Club.” Maybe it’s because the R-rating made it forbidden at home, or maybe it’s because I was an impressionable first-year, but this movie has become one of my fallback

Scouting for scholarships

Inefficient scholarship system makes seeking financial help frustrating Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor March 15 is rapidly approaching, meaning that students get to begin the frantic search for scholarships and the tedious process of procuring financial aid. For poor, struggling college students, scholarships have the potential to help ease the financial burden of

The Silent Struggle

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor As of 2015, 11 to 20 percent of Veterans who have served in modern wars – such as Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom – have reported symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For Junior Legal Studies major Sean Sala, this struggle is all too real. Sala served

10 Tips to Manage Stress

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor With finals and the holiday’s coming up, this time of the year can be especially stressful. This November 4 marks the 17th National Stress Awareness Day. This day emphasizes the importance of understanding what stress is and how you can effectively manage tension and strain in your

Delta Phi Delta hosts annual dinner

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor TWU’s Art Honors Society Delta Phi Delta will host its 33rd annual Italian Night Nov. 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. The event will feature students’ artwork and a variety of delicious Italian food. President and Junior Fine Arts Major with a concentration in

The Daedalian seeks artists

By: Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor It’s that time again. TWU’s literary and arts journal “The Daedalian” will be accepting student submissions for the 2015-2016 issue, beginning October 30. Submissions are solicited until early spring, and after the submission deadline passes, a team of readers evaluates each submission with the artists’ names

TWU’s Wind Symphony Concert

Wind Symphony students to perform concert as part of academic experience. Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor TWU’s Wind Symphony will have its first concert for the 2015-16 academic year on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Assistant music professor and Director of Bands Dr. Russell Pettitt will be

Open house at Houston campus

TWU is hosting an Open House event on September 26 at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences on the Houston campus. The Open House will focus on transfer students interested in Nursing or the online upper-level Health Studies and General Studies programs and graduate students with an interest in Nursing,

Brendan Dally joins Athletics Department

TWU Athletics Department recently hired new Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations and Event Management Brendan Dally, who started working at TWU on August 17 this year. This is Dally’s first year in Texas after moving from California, where he worked as the Facility and Events Manager at California State

TWU’s Enactus fights for education in Belize

By: Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor Enactus, a TWU student organization, recently travelled to Belize over the summer to provide support and supplies to the village of San Antonio Rio Hondo. Faculty Sponsor of Enactus Dr. David Rylander took three students, Senior Marketing major Citlalli Rodriguez, Senior Human Resources major Kaitlyn Brussow,

TWU Nursing student travels to Peru

By: Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor TWU’s Center for Global Nursing Scholarship recently coordinated a Cultural Immersion Trip to Peru that enabled Nursing students and faculty to experience Peruvian culture while simultaneously expanding their knowledge of Nursing. The trip started with a forum held at the Peruvian Ministry of Health that celebrated

New student regent speaks for TWU students

By: Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor A new student regent was appointed to TWU by Governor Greg Abbott this July. One student regent is selected every year to serve a one year term on the Board of Regents while also using their abilities to serve on special commissions, task forces and committees

TWU Golfers tee off at Fit and Rec Scramble

              The third TWU Faculty and Staff Golf Scramble took place on July 10 this summer, with participants from a variety of TWU departments. The Golf Scramble consisted of five teams with four players each. Supervisor of Recreational Sports Gabriel Cruz said in an email: “In a scramble, everyone tees off and