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…

Experience college beyond boundaries

Ngoc Vo His first journey to Vietnam started a different chapter of his life. Chad Downs, a marketing major from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, who was a senior in the spring, took part in the…

Strategies, resources help you defeat stress

Kimberly Steele 792. That’s how many Troy students were seen last year by the Student Counseling Center. That number may seem big, but a University of Pittsburgh psychologist, Robert Gallagher, has noted that the ages…

New season, new coach, new prospects

Kiara McClellan Troy University’s new head football coach, Neal Brown, said his team is preparing for the 2015 season by working on physical and mental toughness, discipline, confidence and accountability. “We’ve got to get bigger…

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…