Staff Picks – Lasso staffers recommend their favorite restaurants in Denton

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April 13, 2016

Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief  While I admit that Taco Cabana falls short of the mark when it comes to authentic Mexican food, it is a cheapskate vegetarian’s dream. Their quesadillas are lightly grilled, filled with a balanced sprinkling of Colby Jack cheese and pico de gallo. At any fast food restaurant that totes Tex Mex or Mexican origins, I’m not likely to find a satisfactory mix of vegetables in the dishes, or…

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The Lasso is having a Scavenger Hunt!

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March 25, 2016

The Lasso is doing a scavenger hunt for one student to win a pair of genuine Beats, so get out your thinking caps and get ready to decipher some clues!* We will be posting clues Mon-Thurs, April 4-7. The Lasso will post one clue, or hint, each day leading to a location on campus. Once you have figured out the clue, you will need to take a selfie at the…

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Chrysanthemum Tea

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November 19, 2015

  The Office of International Education and International Student Association held their annual Chrysanthemum Tea today, Nov. 19, in the Hubbard Hall Banquet Room. Attendees enjoyed a selection of teas and delectable desserts as well as performances by international students and a stunning fashion show. Fun times were had by all.                                      …

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Holiday Recipes from The Lasso Staff

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November 18, 2015

The Lasso staff would like to share our favorite holiday recipes with you! We hope you enjoy!   Sweet Potato Souffle: Rhonda Ross, Advisor Souffle: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature, plus more to grease pan 5 medium sweet potatoes 2 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk Pinch of salt Topping: 1 cup finely chopped pecans 1 cup brown sugar, packed…

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Letter to the Editor

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November 18, 2015

Dear Editor: As Chair of the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages, I was surprised to see Emily Nickles’ editorial last week lamenting the woes of being an English major at TWU. She failed to share her concerns with her advisor or with me. The department informed students of the coming changes to the major in Spring 2015, well in advance. They were neither “messy” nor “unfortunate,” as Ms….

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Going…Going…Gone

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July 28, 2015

  Last year, TWU announced that the university pool built in 1938 and last renovated in the 1980s, was facing major obstacles regarding repair and maintenance. After much research and deliberation it was determined that the pool be closed due to the detrimental cost of repair. Senior Associate Vice President for Student Engagement Heather Speed shared: “The outdoor pool was leaking approximately 360,000 gallons of water per month.” She added:…

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Rain washes out Texas drought

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July 28, 2015

  Cool temperatures this spring have brought much needed relief from the Texas heat for TWU students and Denton residents alike. The recent heavy rains along with the wet winter and spring has ended the state’s extreme drought conditions for the first time in five years, as stated by national news reports. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor report for July 7th, 2015 only a handful of counties, excluding Denton…

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