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Chrysanthemum Tea

The annual Chrysanthemum tea event was held on Tues., Nov. 15. The Office of International Education and International Student Association hosted the event complete with delectable tea, delicious refreshments and evoking performances. At the beginning of the ceremony, Assistant Director of International Education Valerie Borgfield and Student Assistant Emily Cordero

Donald Trump wins U.S. presidency

With 279 Electoral College votes, Trump won the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. During early voting, the American population headed off to the polls to cast their ballot for the presidential race. Commentary and predictions began early Tuesday with the Upshot Presidential Forecast putting former

Satirical news media

Satire has been a much-loved part of the world for many years and while some consumers simply find satire entertaining, it also serves a purpose. Satirical news media uses humor as a tool to inform and enlighten its audience. Mostly, satire is used to mock a situation or person to

8 TWU volleyball players recovering from hospitalization

Update - August 29  Late Friday, Aug. 26, the seventh Pioneer volleyball player was released from a Denton hospital. The final student-athlete was released from her hometown hospital on Sunday, Aug. 28. Also late on Aug. 26, the Athletics Department and volleyball team were notified of head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s

Texas takes steps toward legalization

State legislature approves incremental moves towards the decriminalization of marijuana in future sessions Matt Olson, Copy Editor Though progress is slow-going, legalized marijuana may be coming to Texas. Last year’s legislative session saw multiple bills related to marijuana legalization – one in favor of full legalization, which did not pass, and several

Social work program hosts conference

Ethics and legal practices concerning adolescents with mental health issues training to be offered Heather Hines, Reporter TWU’s Social Work Program will host its annual conference on April 22 about ethics and legal practices pertaining to adolescents with mental health issues. Managing Director for the Arizona and California branches of the Casey

Free screenings lead to better well being

Student Health Services department offers free HIV screenings Meagan Wright, Reporter When thinking about one’s personal wellness, knowledge is key and awareness is empowerment. Student Health Services at TWU advocates for students to #KnowYourStatus by offering free HIV screenings and additional personal health resources to all enrolled students throughout the school year. In

Out of the Darkness walk

Pioneers host walk for suicide prevention Heather Hines, Reporter TWU will host Out of the Darkness, a suicide prevention walk on April 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in an effort to raise awareness and educate attendees about suicide prevention and to also recognize individuals who may be dealing with depression. Registration for

Stress Seminar

TWU looks out for student health Heather Hines, Reporter While the spring semester trudges on, TWU knows that students’ minds are turning to tests, quizzes, midterms and dreaded group projects. To help students cope with their stress, Student Health Services will host an online seminar called Mindfulness for Stress via Blackboard. The seminar

Toastmasters

Power speakers practice leadership skills Matt Olson, Copy Editor Pioneer Power Speakers, a chartered Toastmasters International club, is an organization designed to help members of the TWU community to work on speaking publicly as well as interpersonal communication. Associate director of Graduate Recruitment and Vice President of Public Relations for Pioneer Power Speakers

Going red for women’s heart health

Pioneers raise awareness by advocating education for women with cardiovascular disease and encouraging exercise Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor TWU is encouraging Pioneers to “Go Red” for a great cause. Since 2012, TWU and the Department of Health Studies have partnered with the organization Go Red For Women to raise awareness about heart

TED Talks at TWU

Pioneering the space between with TEDxTWU Johnna Headley, Copy Editor This spring, TWU is hosting its first annual TEDx event, Pioneering the Space Between. TWU faculty, students and community members will represent all three campuses to engage and share their stories and experiences. Among the TWU student speakers is Board of Regents

TWU alumni runs for Congress

Brandon J. Vance runs against office holder Eddie Bernice Johnson Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief Not your typical graduate of TWU, Brandon J. Vance has skyward dreams and the go-get-’em attitude that just might get him there. Only 38 years old, Vance has announced his campaign as a Democratic candidate for the 30th congressional

JEG Exhibition

Two TWU students will be featured in Fine Arts galleries Meagan Wright, Reporter The final exhibitors have been selected, and now the TWU Visual Arts Department gears up to host the 15th annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, held in TWU’s own East and West Galleries. This year’s featured Juror, Dr. Rebecca Senf,

TWU bans use

Hoverboard safety questioned Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor If you were hoping to zip across campus with ease this semester you might not want to hop on your hoverboard just yet. On Jan. 13, TWU became one of the dozens of colleges and universities to ban self-balancing electric scooters from their campuses due to

Attacks in Paris shake the World

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor Johnna Headley, Reporter PARIS - The world watched horror-stricken as Paris, France was openly attacked with suicide bombing and mass shootings claiming around 129 lives. Over 350 people were wounded and 99 are in critical condition. According to CNN, there were six locations targeted in the attacks. The first attack,

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