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Second ‘Let’s Talk’ addresses injustice

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor Students and faculty members gathered Wednesday in the Rinhart Auditorium at the second session of the “Let’s Talk” series to question professors on controversial topics, following the interfaith symposium. The attending students were able to pose challenging questions regarding income inequality and economic justice, gender and sexuality and environmental justice to Read More

Troy student bound to grand jury on murder charges

Jeremyah Howell, a Troy University student, has been bound to a grand jury on charges that he killed a man he found in his girlfriend’s bedroom while engaged in what his defense attorney called “mutual combat.” Pike County District Judge William Hightower presided over Howell’s preliminary hearing Tuesday, deciding there was enough evidence to present the Read More

East vs. West set for Saturday

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer After last week’s heartbreaker for Trojan football fans, fans of Appalachian State Mountaineers now look forward to making history.  The first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship game will kick off in Boone, North Carolina, this Saturday when App. State (9-7, 7-1 Sun Belt) takes on Louisiana Lafayette (7-5, 5-3) in a winner-take-all rematch.  Read More

Bikes and scooters can be hazards to disabled students

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Although students may find Spin bikes or scooters in interesting places, displaced bikes or scooters could cause problems for students with physical disabilities. Some have seen bikes and scooters in places like elevators and in the middle of walkways. “I’ve noticed them everywhere,” said Sabrina Foster, a coordinator of residence life in Read More

Clery Report misses the mark

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Federal Clery Act requires most universities to publicize an annual safety report detailing yearly crime statistics for their campuses. As a student and journalist, I find this system highly flawed and the reports themselves shockingly incomplete. According to Susan Sarapin, an associate professor of journalism and specialist in media law, research shows Read More

Business college gets accreditation

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer The Sorrell College of Business at Troy University is now accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), potentially making diplomas from the business school more valuable.  Dr. Judson Edwards, dean of the Sorrell College of Business, announced the accreditation of the institution on his LinkedIn profile.“The Sorrell College Read More

Bowl game, right?

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer With the loss against Appalachian State, the Troy football team is now 9-3 and 7-1 in the Sun Belt, placing Troy second behind App. State in the Sun Belt East Division. The last game was not only a bid to place in the Sun Belt Championship game, but a chance to host Read More

Trojans fall in finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team concluded its regular season with a 21-10 loss at Appalachian State, ending the Trojans’ 13-game Sun Belt Conference win streak.  With the loss, the Trojans finish the season with a 7-1 conference record and a 9-3 overall record.  Troy claims a share of the first-ever East Division championship, Read More