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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

Nall art exhibit ‘Alabama Art: Inside Out’ sheds new light on Alabama

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The International Arts Center will be hosting a reception and art talk for its new exhibit, “Alabama Art: Inside Out,” on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit was originally just an artistic endeavor for the Troy native and artist Fred Nall Hollis. Nall said he set out to Read More

Trop Trivia: $2 Movie Edition

1. How many “Mission Impossible” movies are there? A) 6 B) 8 C) 4 D) 3 2. What country was “The Meg” filmed in? A) Australia B) Japan C) New Zealand D) The United States 3. The director of “The Happytime Murders,” is the son of what famous American actor/ director/etc.? A) Steven Spielberg B) Quentin Read More

Lifestyle: Why you should watch your dad’s lame favorite movies

Draven Jackson Arts & Entertainment Editor Ever since I can remember, movies have been a sort of bonding ritual for my family. I know what you’re thinking: “We all watched movies with our parents, what’s the big deal?” And you’re probably right — according to, the U.S. comes in third for highest percentage of tickets Read More

Local band brings “fresh and unique” music to last Friday’s annual ‘Taste of Troy’ event

Grace Kish Staff Writer Despite the overcast weather, students and local businesses gathered downtown to learn more about each other and listen to live music from Troy’s local band, 12eleven, during Friday night’s “The Taste of Troy” event. This year’s annual Taste of Troy could be described by one cliché — “singing in the rain” — Read More

Theater auditions Friday

Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment editor As the fall semester begins, the Department of Theatre and Dance is preparing to hold its annual fall auditions to choose the casts for various plays and shows held throughout the year. The auditions will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, in the Trojan Center Theatre. Registration will begin at Read More

$2 movies: Bargain or bust?

Sam Stroud Contributor With seven films to choose from for Wednesday’s movie night, most students don’t want to waste this opportunity to watch a film for $2. To make sure students pick the right film and get a bargain for their money, the Trop, Troy student body and general film critics have given some helpful recommendations Read More

Welcome week fun still to come with annual Step Tease event

Grace Kish Contributor Following the kickoff of the University Activities Council Welcome Week events comes the annual Step Tease on Thursday, Aug. 16. This year, six different Greek organizations are performing in the step tease along with the “Sound of the South” dance team, the Troy University Dance Department and Funny Maine, who will be DJing Read More

Students and faculty combine skill for final dance show

Lauren Post Staff Writer The Department of Theatre and Dance will be showcasing new work from student- and faculty-led choreographers in its last production of the semester, “Works in Progress.” The show will come in two parts, the first being a presentation of a proposal from Practicum II students to create a “Dancing with the Stars”-inspired Read More

Annual TroyFest weekend promotes Troy community artists, musicians and creators

Lacey Alexander Staff Writer This weekend, an annual Troy tradition will be taking over downtown Troy. TroyFest, a festival where artists and food vendors sell their products in various booths, will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, at the Square in downtown Troy. TroyFest is a festival held in honor Read More