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Constitutional amendment cannot be a campaign issue

Scott Shelton Staff Writer President Trump suggested he could get rid of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees birthright citizenship, by simply issuing an executive order.  “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Guess what? You don’t. “You can definitely do it with an act Read More

Abortion ballot proposition not an issue for state

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The new trend among states these days has become ignoring certain laws they don’t have much affinity for.  We’ve seen this with “sanctuary cities,” where states such as California and Washington have decided the federal immigration laws in place aren’t worth enforcing.   Alabama has joined this trend now with the ratification Read More

Showcase marries dance and art

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Troy’s Department of Theater and Dance and Department of Art and Design are busy preparing their art and dance showcase “Art in Motion,” which will open Thursday, Nov. 8. The production will marry the creations of dance students with those of art students. “Normally, the fall show is all student choreography,” said Read More

Pelosi’s old gavel makes a comeback

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile, in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Residents of Pacific Heights in San Francisco filed a noise complaint on Tuesday night, saying they heard what sounded like the constant banging Read More

Interfaith panel lacks diversity, but a good first step

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer  The Departments of English and Political Science co-hosted an “Interfaith Symposium on Diversity, Community and Justice” last week.  The event was meant to be the first of a series of interdisciplinary conventions on global, intercultural and cross-cultural issues.  The diversity of the panel itself, however, appeared to be confined to the Abrahamic Read More

Should millennials be in office?

Mending the Fence is a weekly podcast series on youtube hosted by the Tropolitan opinion section. The podcast engages in bipartisan debate on politically relevant issues. Look out for full episodes on Mondays at tropnews.com.

Isner is offering best policies for Alabama

Bailey Wood Contributor On Nov. 6, voters in the 2nd Congressional District can choose between the eight-year incumbent Republican congresswoman Martha Roby or Tabitha Isner, the newcomer to the scene of Alabama politics. Isner is not the typical Democrat you’ll see portrayed on Fox News; she seeks solutions, not sides, and she’ll work with either party Read More

Roby is not perfect but is better for 2nd Congressional District

Sam Stroud Staff Writer On Nov. 6 Troy residents will vote to pick a representative for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. They have two choices, Republican Martha Roby and Democrat Tabitha Isner.  As with most races, both candidates have their merits, but Roby is the better choice with her policies on Medicare and her legislative positions.  That Read More

Canada may become largest spring break student destination

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Travel agents and airline websites were overwhelmed Wednesday as thousands of American college students attempted to book spring break vacations to Canada.  Canada Read More