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“To the Last Breath” author Francis Slakey comes to Troy

Zach Winslett Arts and Entertainment Editor As a part of the Quality Enhancement Plan’s effort to “create a culture of engaged reading,” Francis Slakey, the author of “To the Last Breath,” will be visiting campus Feb. 25-26. “To the Last Breath” was selected as the 2013-2014 Common Reading Initiative for Troy University. The Common Reading Initiative Read More

Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Kianna Collins Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor This Valentine’s Day people are going to give each other gifts, take each other out to dinner and engage in other cliché activities. While typical, it’s still thought of as a nice sentiment, but there are different things to do on this day to celebrate romance. Maybe a simple Read More

Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts

Nikki DeRidder Staff Writer This Valentine’s Day there are many activities anyone can do for themselves or someone else. “My plan is to Skype my boyfriend and maybe watch a movie with some friends,” said Amanda Branson, a sophomore marine biology major from Cape Coral, Fla. “I’m ordering my wife gifts from Amazon,” said Chad Down, Read More

Danganronpa comes to the U.S. February 11 after American popularity skyrockets

Parker McCann Tropolitan Contributor   “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” will be making its North American release on the PS Vita on Feb. 11. Danganronpa (literally meaning “bullet retaliation”) came out in Japan in November 2010, and it developed a following in the U.S. last April, three months before the game was announced to be released in Read More

Troy University Snow Week

Laura Hutto Copy Editor   Snow and ice closed Troy University for three days this week. Unfortunately, this meant that nobody could drive, meaning food and other commodities were hard to come by. Some turned to walking to places that remained open to get food. It seemed as though it was going to be a tough Read More

Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

Nikki DeRidder Staff Writer   Troy University will be hosting the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival this weekend. Each year it occurs the last weekend in January. This year is no exception with its free performance on Friday and three other performances on Saturday, all located in the Trojan Center Theatre. The Saturday performances are at 10 Read More

Series reboot coming to Fox

Kianna Collins Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor   After 35 years of dormancy, Fox reboots the original series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” that was hosted by Carl Sagan. Now, with original executive producers, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, behind the project, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the show. The original series spanned 13 episodes in Read More

Renowned dancer joins Troy

Madison Griggs Staff Writer   As the New Year and the spring semester bring new classes, they also bring a few fresh faces to campus — one of those being Nicki Loud, Troy’s new dance coordinator. The students and faculty associated with Troy Dance Theatre are welcoming Loud and her extensive resume with open arms and Read More

Troy University theater nationally honored

Ngoc Vo Staff Writer   “A Single Girl’s Guide,” Troy University’s very own musical, is among six shows that are heading to Roanoke, Va., for the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. According to Tori Lee Averett, the main choreography director of the play, the KCACTF is part of the Kennedy Center, a well-established national Read More

Club attends local convention

  Kianna Collins Staff Writer   Fanaticon, the first fan convention in Dothan, held its first event, and the turnout was more than expected. The convention was partially funded by a public fundraising website Kickstarter. The Kickstarter had a $1,000 goal and raised $3,171. More than 500 people attended the convention, and it had 14 hours Read More

Launch loaded with talent

(PHOTO/April Irvin)   Zachary Winslett Arts and Entertainment Editor   Student and faculty readings, music, exciting announcements and – of course – free food will all be a part of the Rubicon’s winter launch party. “The Rubicon launch is a celebration to recognize this semester’s publication and the contributors,” said Samantha Loff, a senior English major Read More

Bands, buildings; the legacy of Long

  Victoria Bailey Contributor   In honor of Director of Bands emeritus John M. Long, Troy University is expecting the arrival of the new $7.5 million. state-of-the-art band facility in the spring of 2014. Long Hall, which housed the Sound of the South marching band since 1976, was torn down Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Long has Read More

‘Catching Fire’ expected to hit the mark

Writer explains why the next Hunger Games shouldn’t disappoint   Madison Griggs Staff Writer   Everyone is talking about it — the girl on fire is returning to the big screen for the second adventure in the popular trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” The question on everyone’s minds as the premiere approaches — will it do the Read More