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Trojans upset on the road

Troy Athletics photo Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sawyer Smith (above), in his first start on the season, posted 135 yards through the air in Troy’s first road loss of the year. Smith went 13-25 with one interception while backup quarterback Gunnar Watson completed three of his four attempts for 25 yards. Liberty’s Stephen Calvert went 17-31 through Read More

Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’: all the entertainment without the politics

  At a time when theater patrons look for currently relevant social messages in plays, Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” provides everything but that.  The main plot follows the story of Petruchio, played by Noah Williams, and his courtship of Katherina (Kate), a strong-willed woman Read More

Zombie-themed event promises fun activities, quest for undead ‘cure’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Troy for Troops Center will be holding a “Zombie Tropocalypse” on Oct. 25. Jenny Reed, the president of SVA and Troy for Troops Center, worked closely with Nathaniel Demay, the vice president of SVA, in order to plan the event from the bottom up. Read More

Volleyball on four-game winning streak

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer The volleyball team traveled to Louisiana on Friday night, looking to break a five-game losing streak against Louisiana’s Sun Belt duo of ULM and UL-Lafayette. Troy (8-11, 2-4 Sun Belt) picked up its first pair of conference wins over the weekend, winning both games 3-1. Troy started slow in the opening set, Read More

Trojans upset on the road

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer The Troy football team traveled on the road to play the Liberty Flames in Lynchburg, Virginia, losing 22-16 to highlight the Flames’ inaugural season in Division I play. Before this game, the Trojans were hit with tough news, losing starting quarterback Kaleb Barker for the year with a torn ACL. It is Read More

Students present summer research

Pratibha Gautam Staff Writer The Physics Club held a student research presentation on Monday, Oct. 15, allowing students to gain experience in communicating their findings by displaying and explaining them to their friends and classmates. “Being able to communicate one’s research is almost as important as doing it,” said Ty Naquin, a junior physics major from Read More

Is free speech under threat? Discussion group raises questions about first amendment rights

Taylor Walding Variety Editor American Downfall, a discussion group led by Luke Ritter, a lecturer of history, organized a discussion on the concept of free speech and its consequences, particularly focusing on whether free speech is under threat on college campuses around the United States. Before the discussion, Ritter took an anonymous poll through Kahoot to Read More

The Battle for the Belt: the Sun Belt’s biggest cross-divisional rivalry game

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team returns to Sun Belt Conference play against arch-rival South Alabama Jaguars following a loss to Liberty University in non-conference play and a bye week. The Trojans enter the game at 3-0 and in a three-way tie with Georgia Southern and Appalachian State for the Sun Belt East.  Troy Read More

Administration considers response to student mental health

Emma Daniel News Editor With mental health issues on the rise on campuses nationwide, Troy University’s administration is bouncing around ideas of how to handle student mental health and suicide prevention. According the the American Psychological Association, 95 percent of college counseling center directors agree that students’ mental health is a growing concern. Herbert Reeves, the Read More