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Welcome to Texas Woman’s

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Hello everyone, I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Lasso for the upcoming school year.

I have been a part of your student newspaper going on three years now and it has been one of the most rewarding things I have been a part of during my time at TWU.

We have quite a few new faces here at The Lasso this year, and I am looking forward to working with them to produce the best newspaper for our audience, the students of TWU. We are accessible online and in print for you to read up on the latest events on campus, learn about your fellow Pioneers and connect with our wonderful TWU community. The Lasso is always available online at twulasso.com, however, this year we will have an online presence. The physical copy of The Lasso will be available at our stands all around campus every other week, instead of weekly. We will also be active on our social media accounts for even easier access to articles published in The Lasso.

I have set many goals for The Lasso and my fellow staff members, with our number one priority to be a resource for all students in any form – from connecting you to the TWU community to letting your voice be heard. Article suggestions or letters to the editor are highly encouraged for students to participate in and can be sent to my email, jheadley@twu.edu. This is, by no means, limited to TWU’s Denton community, but welcome to all students on our Dallas and Houston campuses, as well. By increasing our coverage on the Dallas and Houston campuses, I aim to connect all of our students – regardless of geographical location – and share all of the interesting and important work TWU students are doing to enrich their education and benefit their communities.

As I reflect on my past two years at TWU, I want to encourage all of you first-year students as you begin a new and important chapter in your lives. You have definitely picked an absolutely wonderful campus (okay, I may be a bit biased) and I hope you have felt welcomed and reassured of your decision to attend the nation’s largest university primarily for women.  Texas Woman’s has a unique atmosphere comprised of warm and helpful faculty and staff members, active student organizations (several of which have philanthropic efforts), and a small community vibe that you can’t help but feel at home in.

The best advice I can offer you is to have fun and be open to new things that you may not have had the opportunity to do before. Even if you find that a few of the organizations you had an interest in aren’t exactly for you, try again until you find one. These organizations – whether they are academic, religious, or volunteer oriented – play a vital role in becoming connected in your community and enrich your time at a university.

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