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Arts & Jazz Fest

City’s popular festival comes back to town Matt Olson, Copy Editor This coming weekend, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is set to return to town. The event will take place in Quakertown Park on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. According to the event website, the arts and

TWU hosts first TEDx event on campus

Faculty, students and community members give independent TED talks on variety of topics at the Denton campus Redbud Theater Johnna Headley, Copy Editor On Friday March 4, TWU hosted the TEDxTWU Inaugural Event, Pioneering the Space Between. TWU faculty, staff, students, and community members packed the Redbud Theater Complex on the Denton

Scholarships Abound

TWU Scholarship deadline is fast approaching Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief Financial aid priority deadline and scholarship application deadlines are Tuesday, March 15. Though that is less than a week away, there is still time to sit down and complete the application process. In fact, it’s supposedly easier than ever before. Up until the

Think then drink

Underage drinking is common, Lasso reporter informs students how to drink smart Amanda Hall, Reporter Spring Break is just around the corner, and students are excited to go on vacation, see their family and in some cases, party. For the underage college students out there, I’m going to give you the big

Trump trumps nation in presidential race

The threat of a Trump presidency is now all too real for the United States Matt Olson, Copy Editor As the frontrunner of the Republican hopefuls, Donald Trump has spewed hateful and inflammatory rhetoric and has seen his support grow. His pledge to “Make America Great Again” implies that America’s greatness has

Spring Break in Denton

Different area events offer interesting ways to stay busy Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor With midterms wrapping up, most of us are finally deciding how we are going to spend Spring Break. If you’re one of the hundreds of college kids who are too broke to go to the beach and plan to

Pretopia brings Mercury Rev to Denton

Concert offers Dentonites a taste of what Oaktopia will be like come fall Matt Olson, Copy Editor Sunday, March 20, Dan’s Silver Leaf will host the 2016 Pretopia concert event featuring a live performance by indie rock artists Mercury Rev. Pretopia is related to Denton’s Oaktopia, a music festival that takes place during

TWU Basketball heads to NCAA

The LSC Conference ends with a loss, but team advances to NCAA tournament Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor The Pioneers fell short in the Lone Star Conference Championship semi-finals with a loss to ASU; however, for the first time in TWU history, they received an at-large bid to the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Leadership opportunity offered to students

Family Weekend Ambassadors welcome loved ones on campus Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Family Weekend is a three-day program in the fall semester that celebrates the TWU family. Families including parents, siblings, cousins and anyone you extend the word “family” to, are welcome to explore campus through their students’ eyes. A select group

Medieval Times

Knight-time fun campus-sponsored event Matt Olson, Copy Editor This Thursday, the Student Union and Campus Activities Board are joining up to send TWU students to Dallas’ Medieval Times for the “Knight at Medieval Times” event. In order to attend the event, students were supposed to register and purchase tickets at a discounted

Talent EGGS-hibited

Local artist create elaborate artwork on eggs for silent auction Matt Olson, Copy Editor This Friday, Denton’s Sweetwater Grill and Tavern will host the Artist Enclave of Denton County’s EGGS-ibition. The event will feature ceramic or bisqueware eggs that have been decorated by artists across Denton County. The eggs will be featured

‘Into the Woods’ in Denton

Classic Sondheim musical receives local production Matt Olson, Copy Editor This Friday, “Into the Woods” comes to Music Theatre of Denton for the coming and following weekends. Be prepared to be bewitched and enchanted by the musical theatre classic. Production co-director and musical director John Norine, Jr. said in an email: “Each show

Superb acting yet poor writing

Lasso staffer reviews TWU Drama's production of 'In Love and Warcraft' Amanda Hall, Reporter The audience was challenged on their views of sexuality and gamers in last month’s romantic comedy “In Love and Warcraft,” produced by TWU’s Drama Department, directed by Dr. Noah Lelek and written by Madhuri Shekar. The lead, Evie, played

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

Softball wins home openers

With a successful start to the season the Pioneers are on track Heather Hines, Reporter The first two home games of the softball season added two more wins to the Pioneers record after beating Saint Edward’s University on Feb. 28. Even after a two week break from competition, the Pioneer’s preformed up