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Troy Trojan Heart nominees discuss volunteering at senior center, animal shelter

Taylor Walding Features Editor As of Tuesday, 21 people had been nominated to receive the Troy Trojan Heart award, according to Avery Livingston, coordinator of the university’s Office of Civic Engagement. The winner will be able to donate $1,000 in prize money to the organization of his or her choice. Catherine Jordan, the director of the Read More

Studying in groups vs. studying alone

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer With only two weeks of classes remaining for the semester, students are putting everything into giving that one final push to save their grades. As deadlines for research papers and the pressure of exams loom over them, students look to get the most of out the little time they have left: to Read More

SPLC club coming out to campus

Tu To Staff Writer The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is bringing a collegiate club to Troy’s campus next fall. On its webpage, SPLC said the center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. “Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works Read More

Club brings Japanese culture to students

Goodness Ohia Obioha Contributor The Japan Club explores, discusses and experiences various aspects of Japan and its culture. At meetings, members present information about Japan that they are interested in. They also help students from Nagasaki, Japan, coming to Troy University. The club goes to conventions and takes occasional trips, such as their upcoming trip to Read More

Slight decrease in parking tickets since new lot opened, police say

Tu To Staff Writer There has been a slight decrease in parking tickets given since the Trojan Center parking lot opened at the start of this semester, considering the drop of enrollment of Troy campus students. In an email sent to all students before spring semester started, Herbert Reeves, the dean of student services, said there Read More

Students travel China over spring break

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Taylor Walding Features Editor While many students headed to the beach for spring break, 18 students from Troy University flew to China to participate in a weeklong study abroad trip. The trip was open to students from all majors and classifications and provided an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a Read More

Students evade high prices, swap textbooks using Facebook page

Goodness Ohia Obioha Contributor The Facebook group “Troy University Textbooks” was created by students to lessen the financial burden of spending money on new textbooks. Members of the group advertise the books they don’t need anymore and students who are in need of those particular books will respond, agree on a certain price and schedule a Read More

American Muscle Fitness club seeks to serve all students with fundamental fitness

Abhigya Ghimire Staff Writer American Muscle Fitness Club Association (AMFCA), like the name suggests, is a health promotion and fitness club that provides workout sessions for students. Founded in 2016 at Troy University, the club now has 52 official members. “The group is for people of all fitness levels,” said Denzel Veale, a graduate public administration Read More

Sexual assault film sparks discussion

Tu To Staff Writer In hopes of educating students on sexual assault, Trojan Outreach (TO) hosted a movie screening and discussion of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary featuring real college students from universities across the United States with their personal sexual assault stories. According to the The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll (2015), 1 in 5 Read More

Speaker encourages students to persevere through trials

Goodness Ohia Obioha Contributor Daniella Anyabine Contributor Motivational speaker Inquoris “Inky” Johnson spoke to students at the Trojan Center about overcoming trials in life. Trojan Athletics organized the event in partnership with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on Tuesday, March 6. “My challenge to you while you’re at Troy University: don’t allow life, opposition, adversity and Read More