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5K to honor fallen veterans

Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy for Troops is hosting a 5K run to honor Lance Cpl. Ryan Winslow on Saturday, April 29. Winslow, a 19-year-old from Hoover, was killed in action three weeks into a seven-month deployment to the Anbar Province in Iraq, according to the Military Times. He was killed by an improvised explosive device while driving a Humvee looking for roadside bombs. Retied Sgt. 1st Class Jenny Reed, a transition coordinator for Troy for Troops, explained that the proceeds of the run will benefit the Support Committee for […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Features
SGA executive candidates debate issues

SGA executive candidates debate issues

Draven Jackson Staff Writer  Candidates running for executive positions for the Student Government Association participated in a debate hosted by TrojanVision on Wednesday Night. The executive positions include: president, director of administration, director of representation, vice president of campus activities and vice president of legislative affairs. President Ashli Morris, a junior political science major from Athens; Andrew Dearing, a junior criminal justice major from Montgomery; Sam Moody, a junior risk management insurance major from Montgomery; and Lilly Casolaro, a junior social work major from Fairhope, are all candidates for SGA […]

by · February 17, 2017 · DO NOT USE, News
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Campus staff shares safety tips

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer While the university’s annual Safety Report records few crimes, it is still important to know how to keep yourself safe on and off campus. Troy University is an open campus with approximately 8,000 students milling about. Naturally, there is a concern for student safety. Detective James Taylor of the Troy University Police Department said that the key to an individual’s safekeeping is to be alert of his or her surroundings. “Be aware of your surroundings on campus, and that will resolve a lot of issues—the thefts […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Variety
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Students discuss stigma surrounding hijabs

Priyanka Sharma Staff Writer Discussing hijabs has always been a sensitive matter in this part of the world. A hijab is a head covering worn by some Muslim women, and the Arabic word “hijab” means to veil. Perhaps there is a negative stigma surrounding them because of westerners’ unfamiliarity with hijabs. “The first thing that comes to my mind when I see them is that they are foreign and from a different culture,” said Jakeria Deramus, a senior nursing major from Pratt­ville. “I don’t think we know the full meaning […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Variety
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International Troy student dead after fatal crash

Holly Ammons Photo Editor A three-vehicle crash on Thursday, Dec. 15 has claimed the life of one Troy University student and hospitalized three other students. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate that a 2012 PT Cruiser, failed to stop at a traffic light at the intersection of State Road 79 and State Road 20 in Ebro, Florida. This resulted in a collision among the PT Cruiser, a box truck, and a tractor trailer. The driver of the PT Cruiser, Troy student Sangam Subedi Al, 20, and two student passengers, Shraddha Takuri, […]

by · December 21, 2016 · News
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Fall acts debut in Black Box

Draven Jackson Staff Writer Several senior theater students have the opportunity to showcase their directorial talent during the Black Box Fall Acts this week in the Black Box Theater. The acts have already begun to take place in room 204 in Malone Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. The Black Box Fall Acts, or Fall Shorts, are student-directed, acted, produced and designed one-acts or shortened plays. The three students from the Directing II class must put together a piece that lasts […]

by · November 17, 2016 · DO NOT USE

University holds press conference on Homecoming gun shots

Troy University held a press conference at 2 p.m. today concerning gun shots heard around midnight on campus. The conference followed up a statement released by the University this morning. “Gunshots were fired outside of Sartain Hall at the Troy Campus, after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 16,” the statement said. “There were no injuries reported. An event sponsored by Omega Psi Phi fraternity was being held inside Sartain Hall at this time.” Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves said there were no confirmed reports of shots at Fraternity Row. “When the initial […]

by · October 16, 2016 · News

University releases statement on gun shots

Last night, gun shots were reported and later confirmed by the University. This morning, the University released a statement about the incident. “Gunshots were fired outside of Sartain Hall at the Troy Campus, after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 16,” the statement said. “There were no injuries reported. An event sponsored by Omega Psi Phi fraternity was being held inside Sartain Hall at this time.” A half hour after midnight, the Troy University SOS system confirmed the reports and alerted students to remain inside. An hour later, the SOS system gave […]

by · October 16, 2016 · News

Reports: Shots fired outside Sartain Hall

The Tropolitan has received reports that shots have been fired outside Sartain Hall tonight. At 12:30 a.m., Troy University SOS sent out a message confirming that gun shots were “fired on campus.” The message urges students to stay inside until the all clear is given. UPDATE: At 1:30 a.m., Troy SOS announced that the all clear has been given. The Tropolitan will continue to update this story as we get information. Related posts:

by · October 16, 2016 · News
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Working hands in Baton Rouge: Troy students help Louisiana resident reorganize

Lilly Casolaro News Editor “Where do you stay? How do you drive? How do your kids get to school? How do you find the money to rebuild,” thought Graham Pierce, a senior risk management insurance major from Niceville, Florida, as he assisted with disaster relief efforts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Raven Pasibe, a 2016 broadcast journalism Troy alumna from Dothan and a current advertising and public relations graduate student at the University of Alabama, contacted Pierce and got connected with a local church in Baton Rouge, Living Hope Fellowship, to […]

by · September 1, 2016 · News