Fans ready to cheer teams

Lindsey Schoewe Troy University’s football team is preparing for a new season in hopes of making it to a bowl game this year. “The nonconference schedule is very difficult with UAB as our opener; this…

Friendships span world’s cultures

Katy Ganaway and Yang Bai How simple is it to break down the barrier between international and domestic students? It’s normal for students entering the fall semester to be hesitant to strike up a conversation…

Career consult service open in Eldridge Hall

Kayla Holloway You are not going to be in college forever, and, according to Sarah Meade, the Troy campus’s career development counselor, it is important to start early on your career plans. Networking is an…

To succeed, go to class, work hard

Mandy Pascal Skipping class and making assumptions can get you into academic trouble. Just ask Lacey Jones about her experience. “I learned the hard way that professors really don’t play around about coming to class,”…

Shopping carefully can save money on books

Randall Smith Clayton Paramore, a music education major from Ozark who was a senior in the spring, saved more than $100 on a textbook when he shopped online. “I went on Amazon and found the…

CLEP your way out of classes

Courtney Patterson Two tests saved a Troy University student approximately $3,168. Jonathan Carswell, a freshman biomedical sciences major from Troy, took the Spanish CLEP and the English CLEP. These two tests gave Carswell 12 credit…

Busy schedules call for time management skills

Yang Bai Without time management, a student’s college journey can become complicated by unplanned diversions, organizations’ activities, academic courses and tests. Jorge Solis, a political science and business administration major from Pell City who was…

One student’s discovery

Chynna McKillion It was my senior year. Everything was going great. My grades were good. I had an awesome boyfriend and a part-time job with a wonderful boss. I should have been happy, but I…

IT Department develops online tools for students

Chynna McKillion Troy University’s Information Technology Department has been developing new Web-based student tools and an upgrade to the Trojan Card, the student ID, allowing students to manage information online. “There are a number of…

How to decide if residence life at Troy…

Yang Bai “It’s fun living on campus,” and it can help students stay involved, make friends, and hang out with friends, according to Sara Jo Burks, the assistant director of housing. When asked about the…

Easing the transition between schools

Mandy Pascal Students may think it will be difficult to transfer from another college, but Troy University makes the transition easier. “I decided to transfer from the University of West Florida but did not do…

Relationships are different in college

AnneCarol Wilson Romance grabbed Melanie Moran by surprise during her freshman year at Troy. Moran, a psychology major from Hoover who was a freshman in the spring, met her boyfriend, Mitch Ledbetter, this past fall…

College shows age is just a number

Katy Ganaway College may not be every student’s full-time job, and not every Troy student is a recent high school graduate. Nontraditional students don’t all fit into one perfect category. Herbert Reeves, dean of student…