7 a.m. classes a violation of Geneva Convention

Taylor Walding Variety Editor In accordance with the Geneva Convention, representatives from the United Nations (UN) have outlawed 7 a.m. classes on grounds of inhumane treatment.  Violation of the law will now be considered an international war crime and tried in court. Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia, the current president of the U.N., said upon the committee’s Read More

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People make mistakes; let’s acknowledge them

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Damage control is an immediate reaction for people today. The immediate reaction to any situation has become minimizing backlash no matter who is at fault.  We see that from politicians, religious organizations, businesses and just about anyone who has come out on the wrong side of a news story.  While maintaining a Read More

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Republicans need a reality check

Sam Stroud Staff Writer In 2016, the Republican Party was victorious, holding on to both chambers of Congress and winning the White House.  However, in the aftermath of that election cycle, Republicans seem to have delusions about winning elections.  They now believe in the Trump formula: ignoring polls, disregarding red flags and moving farther away from Read More

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Controversial Nike advertisment driven purely by business considerations

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Nike recently released a new advertisement featuring controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The advertisement features a full image of Kaepernick’s face with the quote, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” in front of the image.   Unsurprisingly, the ad has generated plenty of controversy, with some people vowing Read More

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City of Troy needs more gynecologists. Can university help?

Prathiba Gautam Staff Writer The city of Troy has a total of one practicing obstetrician/gynecologist. When more than 52 percent of the 19,000 or so people are women, one is not enough for any women-centered service provider.  As a reference, a Google search of “hair salons in Troy AL” has more than 20 results. Besides his Read More

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