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Student workers struggle to maintain balance with work, school, social life

Pratibha Gautam Staff Writer Working in college seems like an impossible task for most students due to the challenge of managing time responsibly. Finnegan Nicholas Nelson, a junior graphic design major from Pike Road, works as a cook at Sonic. As a cook, he has to prepare the food, wash dishes and take out the trash Read More

Gun control needs independent research to progress

Pradyot Sharma Variety Editor The aftermath of the Parkland School shooting has reignited the gun control debate. Both Republicans and Democrats are unwilling to budge from their positions to find a bipartisan solution to gun violence. Republican legislators have specifically spoken out against gun control as a solution, saying there is no proof that it reduces Read More

Pike county judge talks politics in voting

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Consideration for candidates for Pike Country judgeships will kick off on June 5 with the Democratic and Republican primaries. While electing judges might seem like a common democratic practice, America stands almost alone in this exercise. Bolivia, a small landlocked nation in South America, is the only other modern-day democracy to appoint Read More

Open mic showcases local Troy talent and provides performance opportunity

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer Troy students, locals and traveling artists performed on the Square in downtown Troy at the open mic organized by the city of Troy on Saturday. According to Leigh Anne Windham, a special projects and community relations coordinator with the city of Troy, the open mic is a recurring event. “We started it Read More