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Physics Club to host solar eclipse viewing

Physics Club to host solar eclipse viewing

Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy residents will be able to view an 80 to 90 percent solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A solar eclipse is the moon passing in between the earth and the sun, explained Maurice Clark, assistant professor of astronomy. The path of totality, a narrow strip in which the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, will cover at least part of 14 states, the closest of which is Georgia. “There’s usually two total solar eclipses, […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Features
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Study abroad: A ‘life-changing experience’

  Tu To Staff Writer “Why did you want to study abroad one more time?” This was the question I got asked the most when I started preparing to go on an exchange to Belgium. At that time, I didn’t really know why. One friend told me that she had traveled to 11 different countries while on her exchange. That idea of being able to see the whole beautiful continent of Europe excited me the most, even though I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to see or get out […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Features
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Student appointed to Pike County Board of Education

  Tori Bedsole Features Editor A Troy University student has made history by becoming the youngest member appointed to the Pike County Board of Education. Justin Davis, a senior criminal justice major from Troy who graduated from Pike County High School and obtained an associate’s degree from Enterprise State Community College, was appointed as the District 3 councilman to the board in July at 21 years old. He will fill the position until the next election in 2020. “It is such a blessing that they see something in me that […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Features
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Parking decals moved to online

Tori Bedsole Features Editor Lilly Casolaro News Editor The Troy University Police Department has transitioned to using an all-online system. Parking decals for the 2017-2018 school year can now be purchased online through the portal at trojan.troy.edu/parking. For those who have a Troy car tag, the parking decal is $25, and for those who do not, it is $100 for the academic year. This is a $25 increase from previous years. “Funding generated by the change in price for the decals will pay for the construction of the new 548-space […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News
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Former Troy students now in Florida prisons

Ryan Calhoun (left) and Delonte Martistee (right), both former Troy students, are serving a 10-year sentence in Florida prisons after their conviction for sexual battery by multiple perpertrators in September 2016. Abby Taylor Online Content Editor Lilly Casolaro News Editor Delonte Martistee and Ryan Calhoun, both former Troy students who are now 24 years old, are serving time in Florida prisons after receiving 10-year sentences for a 2015 sexual assault in Panama City Beach, Florida. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Calhoun is at Blackwater Correctional Facility in Milton, […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News
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University gets a face-lift: new parking lot

Tori Bedsole Features Editor The new parking lot, which is currently being built adjacent to the Trojan Arena and Trojan Center parking lots, has an expected completion date of late October or early November 2017, according to Herbert Reeves, dean of student services. The new parking lot, which will be a commuter lot, will cost the university approximately $3.2 million, according to Bookout. “This lot will allow us to shift things around for students and faculty and staff,” Reeves said. “Some of those lots that are currently split lots will […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News
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Marco’s provides jobs for Troy students

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer Marco’s Pizza, which opened in May, has created several new job opportunities for Troy students. All current employees of the recently opened Marco’s pizza in the Publix Plaza are university students, according to Kalob Yanez, a computer science graduate student from Donalsonville, Georgia. Hungry Howie’s, another pizza store in Troy, closed down shortly before Marco’s May arrival. According to Lily Goodson, a senior graphic design major from Andalusia and a current delivery driver at Marco’s, both she and Hunter Williams, a junior theater major from Valley, […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News
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Then and now: Troy dining

Tori Bedsole Features Editor During my internship this summer, one of my co-workers gave me the idea to start a ‘Then and Now’ column for how Troy University has changed over the years. There have been so many changes recently that I have decided to go back each week and concentrate on one area of Troy that has changed. I hope that this column comes to be something that you all look forward to each week. So, this week I looked at some of the ways dining options have been […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Features
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University gets a face-lift: TC opens today

Lilly Casolaro News Editor Tori Bedsole Features Editor As Troy University’s main campus enrollment continues to increase, several campus projects, such as the Trojan Center food court and the new parking lot, are already underway to accommodate the increase in student population. “Students have many expectations about their university environment, and at the top of the list are adequate parking and good food,” said Jim Bookout, senior vice chancellor for finance and business affairs. Food court adds new locations The Trojan Center food court is expected to open today. Expansions […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News
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Study abroad scholarship amount increased

Zach Henson Staff Writer Chancellor Jack Hawkins announced a $250 scholarship increase for Troy students studying abroad on Friday morning during the annual faculty and staff convocation. People who choose to purchase the Troy University license plate from their local DMV pay an additional $50, $48 of which goes directly into an endowment for study abroad programs. In the past three years, students who have studied abroad received a $750 scholarship, but will now be eligible for up to $1,000. “The increase in scholarship support from $750 to $1,000 per […]

by · August 16, 2017 · News