The Thinker celebrates the end of Trojan football spring training. The helmet was placed on the statue Wednesday. The statue, created by Auguste Rodin, is bronze. It depicts a male figure hunched over, resting his chin on his hand in thought. This statue is usually associated with philosophy. The statue was a creation inspired by Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy. Many believe that the Thinker is supposed to represent Dante at the Gates of Hell in the poem.
(PHOTO/ Aniket Maharjan) Elizabeth Whitman, a sophomore elementary education major from Huntsville, and Michael Orlofsky, professor of English, light the ceremonial Odyssey torch to mark the beginning of the academic year. Whitman is the recipient of the Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award for 2017-18.
(PHOTO/ Chloe Lyle) Danae Smith, a sophomore social work major from Pensacola, speaks to a friend at CONNECT, sponsored by campus ministries.
(PHOTO/ Pratiksha Joshi) Elijah Shoemaker, a freshman sport management major from Pelham, rides one of the new Spin bikes.
(PHOTO/ Bishal Niroula) Left to right: Secretary Madison Castle, a junior from Lansing, Michigan; President Anna Laura Kirchharr, a junior English major from Uriah; Treasurer Matthew Parker, a junior from Niceville, Florida; and Vice President Indiana Poret, a senior social science major from Nice, France, are initiated into Phi Alpha Delta.
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha) Troy Elementary students experience the outdoor classroom after Troy University volunteers cleaned up the nature trail.