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12eleven plays show at Double Branch

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Disappointed students were able to see a popular Troy band, 12Eleven, play a show at the Double Branch Lounge on Saturday night after its event downtown on Friday, Sept. 28, was canceled due to rain. When considering hubs of the artistic community, cities like Berkeley, Cambridge and Indianapolis come to mind, but Read More

Rubicon opens staff to interested students

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor      The Rubicon, Troy University’s student-run literary journal, is currently accepting submissions and is looking for interested students to join its literature review committees. The Rubicon is traditionally published every fall and spring semester and is divided into separate prose and poetry sections. Each section has its own committee of students Read More

Student discusses benefits of joining band

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Do you enjoy playing an instrument or reading music? Do you want to broaden your educational horizons past that of standard core curriculum, like math, science or English? Have you ever thought about joining the marching band or any musical ensemble? If you have, you aren’t the only one, although many other Read More

Jazz ensembles to play ‘high-level’ charts at upcoming performance

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The Troy band jazz ensembles, both I and II, have been putting in hard work preparing for their upcoming concert later this month. Jazz I is under the direction of Dave Camwell, an associate professor of music, while Jazz II, a new group this year, is under Jason Sulliman, an assistant professor Read More

Movie evolves Muppets for adult viewers

Review Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor For those of us, like myself, who grew up watching their parents’ childhood Muppets movies, “The Happytime Murders” offers a more adult take on everyone’s favorite puppets. With a brilliant cast full of big names in comedy from Melissa McCarthy to Elizabeth Banks to Maya Rudolph, the movie does not Read More

Troy U. art alumnus discusses becoming a professional artist

Olivia Nobles Contributor The Marketing Club and Design Club attended a workshop Tuesday centered on the practical skills and techniques necessary to be successful as an independent graphic artist. Perry Brown, a graphic designer and webmaster at Troy University, presented his suggestions and tips for the artists in attendance of his own work, stories recalled from Read More

Nall art exhibit ‘Alabama Art: Inside Out’ sheds new light on Alabama

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The International Arts Center will be hosting a reception and art talk for its new exhibit, “Alabama Art: Inside Out,” on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit was originally just an artistic endeavor for the Troy native and artist Fred Nall Hollis. Nall said he set out to Read More

Trop Trivia: $2 Movie Edition

1. How many “Mission Impossible” movies are there? A) 6 B) 8 C) 4 D) 3 2. What country was “The Meg” filmed in? A) Australia B) Japan C) New Zealand D) The United States 3. The director of “The Happytime Murders,” is the son of what famous American actor/ director/etc.? A) Steven Spielberg B) Quentin Read More

Boise team upset over green turf

Sam Stroud Staff Writer After inspecting Veterans Memorial Stadium ahead of the first game on Saturday, the Boise State football team was in a state of disbelief over the color of the turf because their own field is blue. “It’s actually green!” a player commented. “We thought all football fields were blue.” This unexpected development has Read More

ISCO discusses reasons to study abroad

Bishal Niroula Contributor Students and faculty shared their experiences from a recent study abroad trip to China at the International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO)’s second meeting of the semester last Thursday for Study Abroad night. The presenters discussed many advantages to studying abroad. “Immersing yourself in other cultures only makes you empathetic, sympathetic, as well as Read More