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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

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

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

Annual ISCO Festival brings international flavor to Troy

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) held its annual ISCO Festival Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring food and entertainment from cultures all over the world.  Everyone was invited to attend, and the event was almost completely sold out, with about 300 people attending.  According to Matthew Knopps, a junior accounting major from Read More

New ‘Sabrina’ gives creepy twist to iconic comic

Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor The modern adaptation of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” sees the iconic comic witch in a much darker and much more twisted light. The Netflix adaptation of the famous comic book series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” interprets the Archie comic as more hellish Greendale in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”  While the 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

Students selected for art exhibit in Tennessee

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Three students from Troy’s Department of Art and Design are having their entries featured in the Bellwethers Exhibit of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. The students featured in the exhibition, which is a continuation of the Twenty First Century Artist Exhibition, traveled to Tennessee on Oct. 23 to deliver their art Read More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Student reviews true story of one of the ‘most influential’ bands in history

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Review “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the new biopic on the rock band Queen, started playing in theaters  Friday, Nov. 2, and rocked the box office, bringing in $50 million in its opening weekend in North America. As a Queen fan, I was extremely excited to see the movie, and I had been waiting for Read More

Group offers a ‘breath of peace’ through fall chorale performance

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Concert Chorale is presenting its fall performance, “Breathing Peace,” on Nov. 4. The chorale is under the direction of Dianne Orlofsky, a professor of music and director of many of the choirs on campus. The group consists of 36 auditioned students and five guest faculty members featured as instrumental accompaniment. Read More

‘Venom’: a unique perspective on Spider-Man’s alien enemy

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer “Venom,” released on Oct. 5, gives Marvel Comics fans a new perspective on the horrifying union between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and a tar-like alien life form called a Symbiote. “Venom” has accumulating a worldwide gross of over $463 million and remaining in the top three at the box office since its Read More

‘Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs’ symphony concert Sunday

Erin Jones Staff Writer The Troy University Symphony Band will host its “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs” concert on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The concert will feature the members of the symphony band as well as Adam Blackstock, an associate professor of music, on drums; Timothy Phillips, an associate professor of Read More

‘Perspective Universe’ student art show to open Saturday

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer McCall Donoho, a junior bachelor of fine arts and dance, from Nashville, Tennessee will be holding an art show Saturday, Oct. 6. The show, entitled Perspective Universe intends to put on display Donoho’s personal perspective of life and views of the universe. “The title, ‘Perspective Universe’, was literally created because it is Read More