Deaf actor shared life struggles and victories

Emma Daniel Staff Writer As part of his American Sign Language (ASL) Champions Tour, Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who rose to fame from the ABC Family television show, Switched at Birth, shared his story…

Mold spotted in dorm rooms

Contributed by Allen Holmes Black mold was found on the floor of a Newman Center 100 resident’s room.   Emma Daniel Staff Writer According to Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves, there have been issues…

SGA proposes New Res name

Abby Taylor Online Content Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) proposed naming the New Residence Hall (New Res) after Board of Trustees member Lamar P. Higgins, who will ultimately determine its approval. “It’s (Resolution 2017-008)…

City to invest millions for whiskey distillery facilities

  Tori Bedsole Features Editor The city of Troy will contribute monetary and other incentives to Conecuh Ridge Distillery to locate a whiskey distillery in Troy, according to Mayor Jason Reeves. According to a memorandum…

Library highlights Banned Books Week

Rachel Goodwin Contributor Lilly Casolaro News Editor Banned Books Week, taking place this week on Troy’s campus at the library, focuses on and exposes literature that has been censored due to content being deemed “inappropriate.”…

Clyde May returns home

Lilly Casolaro News Editor “The history of Conecuh Ridge Whiskey begins with Clyde May, a legendary Alabama moonshiner and bootlegger,” according to an informational pamphlet distributed at a press conference. “He was a moonshiner by…

Special election to decide Sunday alcohol sales

Lilly Casolaro News Editor The city of Troy will hold a special election Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., allowing Troy residents to vote on Sunday alcohol sales. There is currently an…

Lambda Chi investigation to conclude soon

  Sable Riley Editor-in-Chief The investigation into Lambda Chi Alpha’s alleged student conduct violations is expected to conclude this week, according to Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves. It remains unclear what codes of conduct…

Sales tax increase effective Oct. 1

  Lilly Casolaro Editor Effective Oct. 1, the increase in sales tax to 9.5 percent for the city of Troy will affect Troy University main campus student expenses. The current sales tax rate for the…

Campus police on ‘heightened alert’ after shooting rumors

Michael Shipma  Sports Editor Tori Bedsole Features Editor Sable Riley Editor-in-chief Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves sent out a school-wide email at 9:41 a.m. on Thursday, indicating that an unidentified person "has started a…

Deaf TV actor Sean Berdy to visit campus

Emma Daniel Staff Writer The Interpreting Training Program is sponsoring “An Evening with Sean Berdy,” which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater. Berdy, who is deaf, will…

Troy man dead after single gunshot wound

  Ashley Brown Staff Writer Sable Riley Editor-in-Chief Troy resident Deiallo “Woosie” Teron Stringer, 19, passed away due to a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Wednesday, Sept. 13, police said. According to…