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Private guitar classes offered this semester, individualized based on student needs

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Students will once again have the opportunity to take private guitar lessons offered by Andrew Williamson this semester, with lessons tailored specifically to their goals and abilities.  Williamson, a coordinator of institutional effectiveness, has been giving private lessons since 2006. These lessons primarily focus on the methods and style of classical guitar. Read More

E-cigarettes require that institutions raise awareness

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Students on the Troy campus have caught on to the emerging trend of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes. According to a 2016 report by the United States Surgeon General, e-cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product among teens.  Unlike cigarettes and other tobacco products, e-cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and Drug Read More

Trop staff reflects on new design

Abhigya Ghimire Staff Writer The Tropolitan nameplate, otherwise known as the logo appearing on the front page, has been through several distinct, as well as minor, changes to get to the current contemporary style since the first publication of the Trop in 1931. The original design was simple, but in keeping up with the changing times, Read More

Did Troy make the right call?

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer The week before Chip Lindsey was hired to be the next head football coach at Troy University, former Head Coach Neal Brown told the media that his best Trojan football team would debut this fall. Even the most optimistic fan took his commitment with a grain of salt. A coach with three Read More

Parks art exhibit offers a voice to unheard artists

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery will be partnering with Valiant Cross Academy for a temporary art exhibit featuring all African American artists beginning on Jan. 17. The exhibit, “Down South: From the Souls of African American Artists of Alabama,” features work from more than 30 artists, all of whose names Read More

Troy remains Sun Belt’s only unbeaten

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After opening conference play on the road with wins over both Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State, the women’s basketball team hosted Little Rock and Arkansas State for its home conference opener. Thursday night, Troy took on the defending conference champions and pre-season favorite, Little Rock. Troy went into halftime with a two-point Read More

New “Black Mirror” film uses Netflix to create choose-your-own-adventure story for viewers

Emma Daniel News Editor If you’ve ever watched a movie and have been wholeheartedly disappointed with how it ended or thought, “If I got to choose, I’d make this ending go differently,” Netflix may have the solution. With “Bandersnatch,” an interactive episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” the viewers have the power of the plot within their Read More

Delusional government, not immigrants, biggest threat to United States

Pradyot Sharma Section Editor The United States government has been partially shut down for more than 25 days now, making it the longest shutdown in history. This stemmed from President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a budget bill unless Congress allocates $5.6 billion for a border wall.  In what shouldn’t be a surprise, the President has Read More

Troy welcomes Chip Lindsey

Scott Shelton  Staff Writer Chip Lindsey made his first appearance to Trojan fans on Friday, expressing his excitement to take the reins of the Troy football program during his inaugural press conference. “(I’m) just extremely excited to be back home,” Lindsey said. “I consider this a unique place and a special place for me and my Read More

Trojan men split SBC road stretch

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer The Trojans lost their stride in the second half, falling 73-59 against Sun Belt Conference foe Little Rock at the Jack Stephens Center on Friday night. Troy struggled with three-point shots on Friday, shooting only 4-of-20 (20 percent), while Little Rock shot 16-of-30 (53.3 percent) during the game. Trojan Senior Jordon Varnado Read More