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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

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

College on a coin

A Lasso staffer offers tips to students trying to save money Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Between the price of textbooks and a large pepperoni pizza, pinching pennies can be difficult for a college student. If you are a broke college student who is living off of ramen noodles and dollar menus, you are

Whispers in the Dark

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Disclaimer:  This is a column about sex and sexy things. This is meant to entertain, inform, and answer those questions you’re too embarrassed to ask. As college students in 2015, everything we do is on our phones.  My iPhone is loaded with an app for every aspect of

Legendary Red Dirt musician to perform

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor After a recent break from touring, country artist Stoney LaRue is back on the road to spend some quality time with his fans. LaRue is set to hit the stage at Rockin Rodeo in Denton on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. LaRue said in a recent interview with

Student Union holds 3rd Stock The Fridge drive

  Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor While every college student is dealing with the stress of classes and assignments, some college students are also struggling to put food on the table. From Nov. 9 to 18 the Student Union, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Social Work, will be holding the third

Find balance, stay fit in Denton

Local yoga studios offer great ways to unwind Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor With homework piling up and your mom breathing down your neck – some of us are in need of a healthy way to unwind. Yoga is a great way to ease your tension and build strength. It is a workout that

Halloween events around Denton

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Friday Oct. 30 Día de los Muertos Emily Fowler Central Library 4:30 p.m. Free Ages 4-10 Celebrate Día de los Muertos by bringing your young ones to learn about Latin American traditions honoring lost loved ones with stories and crafts. Movie in the Park Quakertown Park 7 p.m. Free Enjoy a crisp fall night with a marshmallow

TWU to host annual Boo at the U

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Tricks, treats and zombies will all be a part of this fall’s Boo at the U festivities. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Student Union will host their annual Halloween festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Hubbard Hall lawn. Boo at the U is for children in

Whispers in the Dark

By: Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Disclaimer: This is a column about sex and sexy things. This is meant to entertain, inform, and answer those questions you're too embarrassed to ask. I’m going to get right to the point: sex is fantastic. I know; I was shocked when I found out too. As we grew up,

Pioneers to face Tarleton in round-two

By: Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor TWU’s Pioneer Volleyball Team has played a strong season with only three losses, putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the Lone Star Conference. Coach Shelly Barbaree expressed her excitement with the season so far: “We’ve had a great season, I mean we’re 14

TWU grad student brings music to Nigerian students

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor A TWU graduate student, with the help of the TWU Music Department, hopes to provide backpacks, school supplies and classroom musical instruments to 400 students in Nigeria.  In the fall of 2014, TWU Music and Education graduate student Blessed Onaiwu returned to her native country of Nigeria

Oktoberfest comes to Denton

Walnut off the Square holds second Oktoberfest Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor As the calendar turns to October and we prepare for fall, Denton prepares for its own Oktoberfest. The second Oktoberfest Off Walnut will be hosted by Walnut Off the Square on Friday, Oct. 2 from 5-11 p.m. with free entry. Fun The event will

A night under the stars with UNT

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will host a Star Party on Oct 3 from 8-10:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to teach people about the night sky. The event is hosted by UNT astronomy students who are knowledgeable on what is visible on that night. Planet

Lecture on Human Trafficking to be held

On Sept. 23 from 3- 4 p.m, Students Against Trafficking and Slavery will be hosting an event to raise awareness of human trafficking. “Human Trafficking 101: How It Affects OUR Community and What WE Can Do About It” is a lecture by Demand Abolition Coordinator, Dixie Hairston. Hairston received a Master’s degree