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The Lasso is having a Scavenger Hunt!

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

Chrysanthemum Tea

  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.                                                                                              

Holiday Recipes from The Lasso Staff

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

Letter to the Editor

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

Tired of being an English student

Department changes make it difficult for certain students to schedule classes to graduate on time. Emily Nickles, Page Editor I’m disappointed and I’m not the only one.  Frustrations, a bit of panic, and maybe some tears might be a part of the struggle for the English major upperclassmen in the next few

TWU offers new journalism minor with UNT collaboration

By: Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Spring 2016, students studying English at TWU will have the option to minor in journalism through UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism. According to the English, Speech and Foreign Language program materials online, students enrolled in the English program will take their major courses at TWU while attending

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


  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

Rain washes out Texas drought

  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