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Chi Alpha talks dating on V-day

Abby Taylor Online Content Editor Chi Alpha campus ministries hosted a dating panel for students to ask married speakers questions about dating and relationships. The panel was held on Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms and was open to all students. “This event is a time for students to be able to Read More

Students do taxes free for low income citizens

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer For the first time ever, Troy accounting students are partnering with Impact America’s SaveFirst initiative to help low-income citizens file their taxes free of charge. This is part of an IRS program called VITA, which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, which offers free preparation services across the country, according to Elizabeth Read More

Anime: not just for kids

Tu To Staff Writer Troy University Anime and Manga Enthusiasts (AME), as the name indicates, is an organization on campus for fans of Japanese animation and comic books. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anime as a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark, colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots, often with fantastic Read More

Piddlers preserve culture through stories

Emma Daniel Staff Writer Young and old filled up the Trojan Center Theatre three times Saturday to see the 12th Annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, featuring anecdotes from “Southern hill country,” as described by various speakers. “There’s history in it; these stories are passed down, some from great-grandparents from the hills, and some from their ancestors,” Read More

Chancellor’s Fellows discuss leadership goals for 2018

Taylor Walding Features Editor Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Tu To Staff Writer Five faculty members were chosen by Jack Hawkins, the chancellor of Troy University, to participate in the 2018 Chancellor’s Fellows Program. This year’s program will focus on leadership across the curriculum, according to John Kline, director of the Institute for Leadership Development. “It will Read More

Pursuit: ‘Come as you are’

Abby Taylor Online Content Editor Students have come together to start Pursuit Ministries, a campus ministry created for weekly Christian prayer and worship. Pursuit was created “by students, for students,” said Davis Johnston, a junior geomatics and surveying major from Eufaula. It meets every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in Sorrell Chapel. Johnston helped start the organization Read More

Ultimate Frisbee club joins D-I league

Tu To Staff Writer With Ultimate Frisbee reported as one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, it is no surprise that the Troy University Ultimate Frisbee club is growing. This year marks the team’s first time playing in the official Division I (DI) league. According to USA Ultimate, Ultimate Frisbee is a game played by Read More

Singer, model has song aired on radio

Tu To Staff Writer Growing up watching her father make music with his friends, Aubrey West was fascinated with making music, too. Since she was in elementary school, she has learned to make music herself by using simple instruments. West, a junior exercise science major from Niceville, Florida, made her first song, “Do Ya Like,” in Read More

TEDxTroyUniversity explores ‘puzzled’ theme in talks

Tori Bedsole Features Editor TEDxTroyUniversity, an independently organized TED event, gave students the opportunity to hear a variety of speakers share their ideas about the world based on their own experiences. The conference, which took place Sunday, Nov. 5, and featured six speakers and an on-stage interview with film producer Scott Lumpkin, explored the theme “Puzzled.” Read More

Out of the Darkness walk raises $28K for suicide prevention

Zach Henson Staff Writer The Out of the Darkness Community Walk, sponsored by the Troy Regional Medical Center, raised over $28,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Sunday, according to Amy Minor, the walk chairman. Out of the Darkness Community Walks are national events promoting awareness for suicide prevention and raising money for Read More