Don’t waste money on textbooks

Jane Morrell Paige Bartlett lays her syllabus on the table, sips coffee and begins to compare prices on Amazon.com for a required textbook. “There are several ways I go about purchasing books,” Bartlett, a nursing…

A-list tips for roommate friendships

Hannah Crews Camri Martin-Bowen said she is glad she got to experience having a roommate early in her college career. “It’s brought me out of my shell,” said Martin-Bowen, a nursing major from Wetumpka who…

A guide to avoid the freshman 15

Emily Paige Blodgett Students can learn how to avoid the freshman 15 and stay well by knowing the services offered at Troy University and nearby. “How far do you have to walk to get an…

Put your dating on a checklist

Tamela Staples A relationship with a significant other can be hard to handle while in college, but trust and time management are the keys, said Jalen Mims. Mims, a sport and fitness management major from…

Chancellor’s guidance for achievement

Jack Hawkins Jr., Ph.D. Chancellor On behalf of the Troy University family, welcome to the 2015 IMPACT sessions, which are designed to provide an orientation to your college home. By choosing TROY, you have selected…

Dress properly for the occasion

Will Reinert “The student pulled up his trousers, pushed back his shoulders, and walked with confidence to his class.” That is how Chancellor Jack Hawkins described the reaction on the first time he explained to…

Find your way around campus; explore campus

Emily Paige Blodgett “I’ve been locked in the phone booth,” said Riley Jacks, a human services major from Oxford who was a freshman in the spring. “While I was here for Trumbauer 2013 (a theater…

Students share tradition, legends

Jane Morrell Aubrey Toole and her roommates pass around a bowl of popcorn as they watch “The Princess Diaries 2” — a tradition that they share once a month. “My roommates and I pick out…

Students talk life after graduation

Kianna Collins Before anyone knows it, graduation is impending, and the pressure to make a decision is on. There are many things students could do after graduation. Laura Hutto, a biomedical sciences major from Calera…

Programs serve military veterans, future officers

Hannah Hartline Jarrod Mack considered not attending college until he saw an opportunity in Troy University’s ROTC program. Mack, a political science major from Robertsdale, Alabama, who was a senior in the spring, said that…

Special summer edition of Tropolitan

This summer edition of the Tropolitan is a guide for students — especially those entering Troy University and participating in IMPACT summer orientation. Journalism students who worked on this project as writers and editors include…

Get to know departmental secretaries

Randall Smith Sitting behind a mahogany desk in the John M. Long School of Music office, “Miss Rhonda” wears a lot of hats figuratively, and sometimes she literally wears a tiara. Students visit departmental secretary…