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Free speech area attracts religious group

February 13th, a group of 12 men between the ages of 18-50 years old gathered in the free speech area next to the student union on TWU Denton campus. The men do not go to Texas Woman’s University and wouldn’t say if they were students elsewhere when asked. Their message was religious and loud,  and

TWU Dallas’ Cup of Tea

Classes are starting back up, and students and professors alike are in the process of learning about each other. Professors are learning names, and students are learning teaching styles, but many students forget that their professors are real human beings with real lives outside of the classroom.             On Monday, Aug

Occupational Doctoral candidate wins Dementia Care Professional of the Year award


Dallas Occupational Therapy student wins National award Studying Doctoral coursework in Occupational Therapy and working as a Dementia Care specialist in North Carolina, Heather McKay strives to find answers for the challenges of progressive dementia diseases. Her determination and successes in patient care led to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and

Star gymnast speaks of move from spectator to competitor


A smile and then one deep breath before Schyler Jones climbs atop a brown gymnastics beam, where music plays and she begins her routine.    Growing up as a club gymnast in Denton, Jones attended many of TWU’s gymnastics meets as a spectator, watching her former teammates and even her sister, Spencer

Pioneers Split Road Trip

On Sat., Oct. 29 and Tues., Nov. 1 the Pioneer volleyball team played two road games against Texas A&M Kingsville and Midwestern State, respectively. The team split the trip with a loss against Texas A&M Kingsville and a crucial win against Midwestern State.   Texas A&M Kingsville (L) In the game against the

Graduate student combines art with activism

“When I applied to college to come to the United States, I made it a point that my educational career from that point onwards was going to be a combination of art and social activism, and it has been ever since.” Said Graduate Teaching Assistant Pallavi Govindnathan. Pallavi Govindnathan is a

TWU’s killer victory against DBU sparks win streak

On Tues., Sept. 27, the Pioneer volleyball team claimed a 3-2 victory over DBU after seven consecutive losses. Several players left the court of Kitty Magee Arena with career-highs, and the match was instrumental in preparing players for upcoming games in the Lone Star Conference. The Pioneers started off strong with wins

Visiting Scholar profile

Arriving from Barcelona, Spain April, Dr. Juan Leyva-Moral is the most recent visiting scholar to study at the TWU Houston campus. With the help of Associate Nursing Professor, Dr. Joan E. Edwards, Dr. Leyva-Moral is studying Latina Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (LWHIV) in the Houston area and how this affects

Pioneers start the season with 2 losses

TWU Pioneers failed to gain a win in their first two games of the season against Tarleton State and Angelo State The Tarleton State TexAnns and the Angelo State Belles are both top contenders in the conference. In the Angelo State game, the Pioneers fell in each set with the scores

Suspect charged with Capital Murder in death of TWU student

Early Wednesday, Sept. 14, Grapevine Fire Department responded to a fire at Acorn Woods Park, near Lake Grapevine, where they found a partially dismembered and burned body. Several days later, fingerprints identified the body as TWU Junior Nutrition major Jacqueline “Jackie” Rae Vandagriff, 24, of Frisco. Lone suspect, Charles Dean Bryant Jr.,

1976 Alumni continued professional career at TWU

Juanita Dueñez-Lazo began her professional career at TWU before she even graduated – working in the Office of Admissions as a student employee.  After completing her undergraduate degree in History and Government, Dueñez-Lazo was offered a job to continue working in the Office of Admissions. She moved to the Houston campus

Pioneers aim for the win

Amazing prizes and a whole lot of sweat are back on campus this year from Sept. 6 - Oct. 17.  TWU has joined the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge for the second time, in hopes of taking first place this year. Activities such as walking, biking, yoga, and even bird-watching and star-gazing

8 TWU volleyball players recovering from hospitalization

Update - August 29  Late Friday, Aug. 26, the seventh Pioneer volleyball player was released from a Denton hospital. The final student-athlete was released from her hometown hospital on Sunday, Aug. 28. Also late on Aug. 26, the Athletics Department and volleyball team were notified of head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s

Lightning ignites fire at Lone Star

Weather causes damage to University apartments, 16 students lose everything and 45 students were temporarily displaced Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Firefighters were called to TWU’s campus in the early morning Wednesday, March 20, when a fire started at TWU’s off-campus Lone Star Apartment buildings. Students were evacuated from their homes at 600 Texas