Administration tackles student needs

Luke Brantley Staff Writer Thirty-six percent of U.S. college students cannot afford basic needs, according to a 2018 survey by Temple University. Many higher education institutions have begun to recognize food and housing insecurities as potential obstacles to student retention and graduation rates, but many do not know how to combat these issues. Johnathan Cellon, the Read More

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SGA prepares for new semester with new legislation

Asem Abdelfattah Assistant News Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) president, senators and Troy students set goals and expectations for the 2019-2020 SGA Senate. In the SGA, the president and senators are working to prepare ideas for how they can improve Troy University in the coming semester. Morgan Long, a junior sport management major from Birmingham Read More

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Picking up the pieces after the tornado

Pradyot Sharma Section Editor The tornado that touched down in Troy Sunday left several structural damages, including three overturned mobile homes, according to Herbert Reeves, the interim director for the Pike County Emergency Management Agency and dean of student services at Troy.  According to Reeves, the structural damage spans areas including Hunters Mountain where mobile homes Read More

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Swampers awarded Hall-Waters Prize

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor Two Muscle Shoals “Swampers” were honored for their nearly 50-year-long songwriting tenure with the 2019 Hall-Waters Prize for Excellence in Southern Writing on April 12. Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, famous for writing songs for the likes of Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, are members of the Rock and Roll Hall Read More

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