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‘Red Dead 2’ promises innovations that will change gaming’s future

Izack Seahorn Contributor Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor Rockstar Games (R*) is set to dominate the gaming world in just over a week with the Oct. 26 release of its most ambitious work yet, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” “Red Dead 2” is the prequel to R*’s 2010 hit “Red Dead Redemption,” an open-world game set Read More

Poetry provides comfort in despair

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor Scott Laudati, author of “Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair” and several short stories and poems, recently released “Bone House,” a collection of poetry inspired by his life in New York City.  Laudati has been published in several literary journals and recently won two awards from the City College of New Read More

Shakespeare teaches conflict resolution

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Troy’s Department of Theater and Dance will be performing William Shakes­peare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” Oct. 11 through 13 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m.  General admission tickets are on sale now for $10 at the Trojan Center Box Office and online at, but are only $5 Read More

NYC one-man show in Troy

Abby Taylor  Assistant News Editor The Troy Arts Council has coordinated with Troy University to present the professional New York City production, “Rhapsody in Black,” on Tuesday, Oct. 16. “This is a very powerful show,” said John Jinright, the event coordinator of the council and an associate professor of music. There will be student show at Read More

‘Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs’ symphony concert Sunday

Erin Jones Staff Writer The Troy University Symphony Band will host its “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs” concert on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The concert will feature the members of the symphony band as well as Adam Blackstock, an associate professor of music, on drums; Timothy Phillips, an associate professor of Read More

‘Perspective Universe’ student art show to open Saturday

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer McCall Donoho, a junior bachelor of fine arts and dance, from Nashville, Tennessee will be holding an art show Saturday, Oct. 6. The show, entitled Perspective Universe intends to put on display Donoho’s personal perspective of life and views of the universe. “The title, ‘Perspective Universe’, was literally created because it is Read More

12eleven plays show at Double Branch

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Disappointed students were able to see a popular Troy band, 12Eleven, play a show at the Double Branch Lounge on Saturday night after its event downtown on Friday, Sept. 28, was canceled due to rain. When considering hubs of the artistic community, cities like Berkeley, Cambridge and Indianapolis come to mind, but Read More

Rubicon opens staff to interested students

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor      The Rubicon, Troy University’s student-run literary journal, is currently accepting submissions and is looking for interested students to join its literature review committees. The Rubicon is traditionally published every fall and spring semester and is divided into separate prose and poetry sections. Each section has its own committee of students Read More

Student discusses benefits of joining band

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Do you enjoy playing an instrument or reading music? Do you want to broaden your educational horizons past that of standard core curriculum, like math, science or English? Have you ever thought about joining the marching band or any musical ensemble? If you have, you aren’t the only one, although many other Read More

Jazz ensembles to play ‘high-level’ charts at upcoming performance

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The Troy band jazz ensembles, both I and II, have been putting in hard work preparing for their upcoming concert later this month. Jazz I is under the direction of Dave Camwell, an associate professor of music, while Jazz II, a new group this year, is under Jason Sulliman, an assistant professor Read More

Movie evolves Muppets for adult viewers

Review Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor For those of us, like myself, who grew up watching their parents’ childhood Muppets movies, “The Happytime Murders” offers a more adult take on everyone’s favorite puppets. With a brilliant cast full of big names in comedy from Melissa McCarthy to Elizabeth Banks to Maya Rudolph, the movie does not Read More

Troy U. art alumnus discusses becoming a professional artist

Olivia Nobles Contributor The Marketing Club and Design Club attended a workshop Tuesday centered on the practical skills and techniques necessary to be successful as an independent graphic artist. Perry Brown, a graphic designer and webmaster at Troy University, presented his suggestions and tips for the artists in attendance of his own work, stories recalled from Read More