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Troy students make it to NATS finals

Lacey Alexander Staff Writer Troy University students from the theater and music departments earned accolades this weekend from a statewide singing competition. The Alabama chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, or NATS, holds an annual singing competition for students. Three Troy students made the final round in their respective categories at this year’s Read More

Concert Chorale to perform diverse set

Lacey Alexander Staff Writer The Troy University Concert Chorale will be presenting a diverse collection of songs, including a tribute to a late Troy pastor, in its fall concert this Sunday. The concert, titled “Rise and Sing,” will take place at Bush Memorial Baptist Church on Nov. 8. The choir, which grants entry by audition only Read More

Alash Ensemble of Tuva brings unique singing styles to Troy University

Sable Riley Staff Writer The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva, masters of Tuvan throat singing, brought the sounds of its homeland to Claudia Crosby Theater on Tuesday night. Tuvan throat singing is a vocal technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. The Tuesday night concert was open to the public. Audrey Driver, a sophomore Read More

Trebel Music app debuts limited release at Troy University

Kianna Collins Arts & Entertainment Editor Troy University was chosen as one of the many schools to debut a new app called Trebel—a music app with major social integration. Trebel is a music app from M&M Entertainment, and it was developed by Juliette, Grace and Gary Mekikians. Gary Mekikians, CEO of Trebel, describes the app that Read More


Thomas Gleaton Copy Editor Tori Roper Staff Writer Tyler Wooley Staff Writer Through the pouring rain, students rushed to Trojan Arena to experience the NEEDTOBREATHE concert on Friday, April 17. Before the South Carolina band took the stage, however, Nashville rocker Ben Rector came out to warm up the crowd. Rector touched the crowd’s hearts with Read More

Joel Hoffman delves into Bible ‘museum’

Chase Robinson Editor-In-Chief The Bible is like the entrance of a museum, according to Joel Hoffman, a teacher, translator and author who presented a lecture Tuesday, March 31, in the campus library. The museum entrance would have artwork representative of the whole collection, he said, but you wouldn’t stop there. “You’re not supposed to walk into Read More

Troy University becomes All Steinway School

Kianna Collins Arts and Entertainment Editor April Irvin Photo Editor Steinway pianos are some of the highest-quality pianos sold today, and Troy received 29 Steinway pianos on Monday, Feb. 23. Troy University became a Steinway School, and Steinway Schools are defined as institutions that have only Steinways or Steinway-designed pianos such as Boston or Essex in Read More

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