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Focusing on fit, not thin:One student’s ongoing pursuit of a healthy lifestyle

  Alyse Nelson Staff Writer   When Megan Brunson introduces herself, she looks slim and fit. She has lost 42 pounds since January and is still working toward a healthier lifestyle. “I had been in an unhealthy relationship,” said Brunson, a senior broadcast journalism major from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “I put on 50 pounds. My Read More

Senior studies abroad in European palace

(Contributed Photo)   Emily Jackson Features Editor   For Theresa Kiernan, a senior communications major from Bedford, N.H., the culture shock of moving from New Hampshire to Alabama simply was not enough. “I wanted to learn and experience more than I would by staying at my university in America and to grow as a person through Read More

Troy student takes national Miss title

(PHOTO/Kelcie Hathcock) Annabeth Colbert, a sophomore elementary education major from Dothan, represented Troy in the 2013 Miss National Peanut Festival and was crowned queen. “I went into the competition wanting to stay true to myself and have fun,” Colbert said. “More than that, I wanted to make Troy proud!”

Student ventures out on first study abroad Vietnam

(PHOTO/Visarut Pawawongsak) Alyse Nelson Staff Writer Since his arrival at Troy, Chad Downs, a junior marketing major from Santa Rosa, Fla., has been attempting to make his college years fulfilling and interesting. Thus far he has succeeded in making his experience a memorable one. When Downs began his first year on campus, he admits that it Read More

Homecoming competitions spark unity or adversity?

(PHOTO/Hannah Crews) Emily Jackson Features Editor Jeremy Ackles Staff Writer Whether you’re painting this year’s banner for your organization, getting costumes ready for the skit night or firing up the grill at tailgate terrace feasting before the big game, traditions have made today’s homecoming experience something for the students and alumni to enjoy. Many students believe Read More

High school journalism conference showcases Troy Journalism department

(Luverne High School student Marcus McLeod operates a camera for a mock broadcast in the Troy TrojanVision newsroom during J-Day at Troy University. PHOTO/Joshua Thurston) By Brittany DeLong Co-Business Manager A record-breaking number of junior high and high school students from across Alabama attended the annual J-Day event in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication Read More

National health association started on Troy campus for paraprofessionals

Taylor Foxx Staff Writer According to recent studies by the Alabama Rural Health Association, numerous job opportunities are scattered across the state of Alabama for any student studying for a career in the medical field, yet thousands remain unfilled. Today in the rural, under-served counties of Alabama, a minimum of 156 primary care physicians, 262 dentists Read More

Study, surf in Spain

Brittany DeLong Co-business Manager   To avoid the mundane life of Troy and its campus, one student went abroad to Zaragoza, Spain for a semester of his college life. Craig Anderson, senior Spanish major from Shalimar, Fla., spent the 2012 spring semester abroad at the University of Zaragoza and extended his stay into the summer to Read More

‘FHilanthrocakes’ cooks for cure

By: Taylor Foxx Staff Writer   Music blaring, pancakes sizzling on the grill, crowds socializing late on a Tuesday night – it hardly looks like a simple pancake dinner. FHilanthrocakes brings together Greeks and non-Greeks to raise the awareness of leukemia and lymphoma cancer types and feed the hungry in Pike County in a joint effort Read More

Appealed: How to appeal a parking ticket

By Chrissy Brown Copy Editor Parking tickets at Troy can be prevalent and costly. However, not all violations have to stick. Students have the option to appeal parking violations by going through a simple process. A committee within the Student Government Association (SGA) can review tickets. If the committee believes that the ticket is unjustified, it Read More

Study Abroad Program offers students financial aid and variety in trip experiences

Brittany DeLong Co-Business Manager Troy University offers a wide array of programs for students to build an understanding of the world at large. The Troy Study Abroad Program is one of those platforms. Director of Troy Abroad, Orlando Pacheco, came to Troy in the summer of 2010 and reengineered the office, its faculty led initiatives and Read More

Trojans speak out about personal style

Jeremy Ackles Staff Writer This campus is jam-packed with different personalities and lifestyles. You have the punk rock girl, the outdoors guy, the busy student and the shoehead (shoe collector). Don’t forget the hipster. All of these personalities bring different styles to our campus and make Troy a melting pot of fashion. “You never know when Read More

Professor dreams of teaching on trail

Taylor Fox Staff Writer The Appalachian Trail extends 2,200 miles down the Eastern coast of the United States, and Joe McCall, a Troy history professor, has hiked 1,700 miles of them. “My dream summer would be to take American and International students to spend a month hiking a portion of the Appalachian earning the students credit Read More

Student Spotlight: Tyler Logan

Alyse Nelson Staff Writer Tyler Logan, a senior music education major from Mobile, is a drum major for Sound of the South whose life seems to revolve around music. Logan began his interview with an apology for eating while we talk, explaining that he hasn’t eaten all day. A full schedule of activities and classes accounts Read More