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Tune In, Don’t Tune Out

It is now 2017 and that means there are big changes. It’s a new year, a new semester and a new shift in politics. Inauguration day has come and gone, and with it, a new president has been put in the White House. You can like it. You don’t have to

Christmas or Consumer-mas officially coins Christmas as “the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus, celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.” However, followers of Christianity do not have a 100 percent accurate date of birth for their

Why every student should know their personality

We have all seen entertaining but ridiculous quizzes pop up on our social media feeds.“Find out what Disney Princess you are! What does your favorite Halloween candy say about your relationship status? What potato-based side-dish are you most like?” These quizzes can be fun and enjoyable, and people can often

Donald Trump is losing it

On Wed. Oct. 19, U.S citizens were subjected to watching the horror of another debate – the failure of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s upbringing and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recaps of misquoted statements from paid-for speeches. One of the things to catch my eye were statements made on gun

Afraid of being female

According to the National Institute of Justice, one in five women will be raped while in college. According to my anxiety, I am one walk to the commuter lot away from becoming a statistic. I, like many Americans, have lived the majority of my life with an anxiety disorder. As stated

Not Your Mama’s Feminism

Imagine: you’re a young educated Black woman who is dedicated to teaching fourth grade students in Atlanta, Georgia. You were even named Educator of the Month. You’re both a teacher and a human being that lives in the social media age, so you often post pictures of yourself in the classroom

Single and wanderlust stricken millenial

The importance of experiencing traveling alone Amber Robertson, Page Editor Travel. The word conjures images of foreign lands, unfamiliar languages, and endless possibilities. In the generation of millennials , it’s very common to be stricken with wanderlust. But the number of us that actually travel is pretty low. Why is that? According to

Just act normal

Frustrations of special needs families Amanda Hall, Reporter One of my biggest pet peeves is how random people approach families who have children with apparent disabilities and try to carry on a conversation about how they too know someone in a similar situation. This act of assuming they can relate to the

Anti-LGBT legislation on the move

Matt Olson, Copy Editor On Tuesday, Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 was signed into law. The bill enables discrimination of LGBTQ individuals on the basis of “religious liberty.” Businesses can refuse service to LGBT individuals and families while trans individuals may be required to use the restroom facilities on the basis of

Hype can ruin Valentine’s Day

Lasso staffer offers her outlook on how to enjoy the holiday some hate Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor For a girl who has to resist the urge to roll her eyes when the “L” word is brought up, I really love Valentine’s Day. Since elementary school days of stuffing paper mache hearts in

Holiday vs. Hype

Spend time with family and friends not seasonal shoppers Matt Olson, Copy Editor Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and lurking just beyond the holiday is Black Friday. Retailers have already begun to advertise for their biggest business day of the year. While millions of families gather together to be thankful for

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

Rape Culture

By: Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Boys will be boys. Or, at least, that is what I’ve been told my whole life to justify male aggression. Since the days of monkey bars and pigtails, the normality  placed into our society is that male aggression towards women should be considered a sign of affection.

Trigger Warnings Abound

By: Matt Olson, Copy Editor The Fall 2015 semester began Monday, and students are preparing – if they aren’t already prepared – to learn about a wide variety of subjects and topics. However, a certain movement stands to impede that learning with so-called “trigger warnings.” Trigger warnings were initially designed to help

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


Recently a disturbing hashtag briefly took over the Twitterverse: #whitegirlsdoitbetter. Aside from raising a few questions – namely “What do white girls do better?” and “Better than who?” – the misguided and offensive attempt at a cultural movement serves as a talking point about blindness to privilege. The white girls