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Trojans escape Texas State, 12-7

Scott Shelton Staff Writer   The Troy defense forced six turnovers, five in the first half, as the Troy football team defeated Texas State 12-7 on Saturday. The Trojans remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and will face Appalachian State next Saturday for the Sun Belt East Division title. Troy has now won 13 straight conference Read More

Far-left agenda hurts blue wave

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Although the Democratic Party retook the House in last week’s midterms, they failed to achieve the much-desired rout of the Republicans that had been talked about in the months leading up to the election.  The truth of the matter is, if they couldn’t achieve a blue wave this year, they never will.  Read More

Troy releases Annual Safety Report

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Troy University recently published its Annual Safety Report, detailing crime statistics for the 2017 calendar year that showed a seemingly low number of sexual assaults. In accordance with the federal Clery Act, a compilation of all crimes reported to the University Police Department in 2017 was sent to the emails of all Troy Read More

Singers take on Brahms’ ‘Requiem’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Collegiate Singers will be premiering a new performance this Friday night of Brahms’ “Requiem.”  Each year, the group presents repertoires, largely focusing on the genre of music known as an oratorio: unstaged musical works with a thematic element. Gabrielle Richardson, an assistant professor of music, is featured as a soprano Read More

Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

Women’s basketball wins second at home

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a 103-67 loss at Florida State, the Troy women’s basketball team returned home to take on the Samford University Bulldogs.  Last season, Troy took on the Bulldogs two times: at Samford and in the Tulane tournament. In both games, the Trojans lost a double-digit lead and fell to the Bulldogs.  The Read More

Troy to host Texas State for home finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team puts its undefeated Sun Belt record on the line against Texas State in Saturday’s last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Last Saturday against Georgia Southern, Troy fell behind early but took the lead just before halftime and never looked back.  “Saturday was probably the Read More

Volleyball preps for Sun Belt tourney

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a trip to Mobile and a loss to South Alabama, the Troy volleyball team returned home for senior night. Troy took on Appalachian State on Friday night, falling 3-1 to the Mountaineers.  In the opening set, Troy fell to the Mountaineers 25-20. Troy jumped out to a 10-5 lead, but the Read More

Panel weighs perks of studying abroad

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor To kick off International Education Week, Troy’s study abroad program hosted a panel discussion with five students involved in study abroad programs to discuss the differences in cultures and classes in the United States and other countries. Sarah McKenzie, the study abroad coordinator, put together the panel and moderated the discussion, Read More

Troy student charged with murder

Jeremyah Deunte Howell, a Troy University student, and Tharion Vincient Nye have been arrested and charged with the murder of Rashad Montel McClaney of Troy. According to City of Troy Police Chief Randall Barr, McClaney was taken to the Troy Regional Medical Center emergency room on Nov. 3 in a private vehicle, where he was declared Read More

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ topped charts with flaws

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The newest film in the popular “Halloween” franchise is erasing the sequels of the original film and inserting itself as the follow-up to John Carpenter’s Classic “Halloween.” “Halloween” has been out for around a month now, resting happily in history books as the highest-grossing opening day during the month of October with Read More