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Frequency and Concert Chorale auditions

Auditions for the Troy University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, “frequency” will be held March 26, 1-3 p.m. in the Long Hall Choir room. Auditions for the Troy University Concert Chorale will be March 30th, 10-noon. If these times conflict with students’  class schedules, please email for an appointment: or 334-808-6298. Audition packets for both will be Read More

African-American Read-In

Josh Richards Staff Writer The Troy Public Library and the National Council of Teachers of English are sponsoring the 2015 African-American Read-In event, in honor of Black History Month. This will be the event’s 26th year. The Read-In will be held at the public library Monday through Thursday every week in February. The Troy Chapter of Read More

Student directors show skills

Lacey Alexander Staff Writer Theater students are taking big steps in their education this week as they prepare for the yearly “Fall Shorts,” various one-act plays directed and performed by students. Students in the Directing II class have been studying techniques for the direction of actors and are putting their newfound skills to the test. Each Read More

Rubicon hosts poetry reading on campus for National Poetry Month

Zachary Winslett Arts and Entertainment Editor Madison Griggs Staff Writer For National Poetry Month, the English Department and the Rubicon, Troy University’s student-run literary journal, are hosting a poetry reading on the library steps. Patricia Waters, assistant professor of English, was instrumental in organizing the event, according to Samantha Loff, editor-in-chief of the Rubicon and a Read More

Club attends local convention

  Kianna Collins Staff Writer   Fanaticon, the first fan convention in Dothan, held its first event, and the turnout was more than expected. The convention was partially funded by a public fundraising website Kickstarter. The Kickstarter had a $1,000 goal and raised $3,171. More than 500 people attended the convention, and it had 14 hours Read More

Launch loaded with talent

(PHOTO/April Irvin)   Zachary Winslett Arts and Entertainment Editor   Student and faculty readings, music, exciting announcements and – of course – free food will all be a part of the Rubicon’s winter launch party. “The Rubicon launch is a celebration to recognize this semester’s publication and the contributors,” said Samantha Loff, a senior English major Read More

Bands, buildings; the legacy of Long

  Victoria Bailey Contributor   In honor of Director of Bands emeritus John M. Long, Troy University is expecting the arrival of the new $7.5 million. state-of-the-art band facility in the spring of 2014. Long Hall, which housed the Sound of the South marching band since 1976, was torn down Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Long has Read More

‘Catching Fire’ expected to hit the mark

Writer explains why the next Hunger Games shouldn’t disappoint   Madison Griggs Staff Writer   Everyone is talking about it — the girl on fire is returning to the big screen for the second adventure in the popular trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” The question on everyone’s minds as the premiere approaches — will it do the Read More

Fans anticipate new Pokémon game

  Jamal Carswell Staff Writer   “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y” are the newest installments to the Pokémon franchise. With these new installments come many new features. X and Y are the first handheld Pokémon games in 3-D. This is groundbreaking among the handheld Pokémon games, giving X and Y graphics that can rival some earlier Read More

Band to perform classics at Masterworks Concert

  Ngoc Vo Staff Writer   To kick off the season, the Troy Symphony Band will present  a masterworks concert, which is a concert performance of significant compositions. According to Mark Walker, the director of bands, the concert will include mostly classic symphonies and some other significant pieces that may become classics in the future. “It’s Read More

‘Gravity’ floats away from rivals

  Zachary Winslett Arts and Entertainment Editor   Rarely does a film feel as immersive as Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity,” a space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. “Gravity” pits its characters against the humbling odds of space catastrophe in a visceral, visual way that has been mostly unseen since “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The film’s Read More

Riders in the Sky mosey over to Troy University

  Kianna Collins Staff Writer   The Riders in the Sky, an iconic Western Americana band, is bringing their comedic brand of music to Troy. “The Riders in the Sky are America’s favorite cowboys,” John Jinright, associate professor of music, said. They’re from Nashville, Tenn., and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. “Riders are comedians, whose Read More

Film festival begins with ‘The Artist’

  Jill Odom Variety Editor   “The Artist” delves into the value of silence and what can be lost in the noise of the crowd. It also hearkens back to when going to the movies was a tradition and a cultural commodity. Nowadays people simply wait to rent a movie and pass on visiting the theater. Read More