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Hawkins Park in disrepair

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor The Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park is experiencing erosion and water damage, causing engineers to rethink some design points, according to Mark Salmon, the director of the physical plant. Most of the damage can be seen around the Terracotta Warrior exhibits and under the bridge across the lagoon. Salmon said maintenance Read More

Republicans dominate elections locally and statewide

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Midterm elections were held on Tuesday, leading to another term of largely Republican representation and the passage of several new amendments throughout Alabama. The gubernatorial incumbent, Republican Kay Ivey, won against Democrat Walt Maddox with 60 percent of votes. Republican Will Ainsworth won the position of lieutenant governor with 59 percent against Read More

International Education Week celebrates different cultures

Luke Brantley Contributor Troy University’s annual International Education Week kicks off next week, bringing plenty of festivities for all students. Festivities will include soccer tournaments, photo contests and a wide array of activities designed to bring people from across the globe together. The week concludes with the ISCO Festival on Thursday night, a large celebration featuring Read More

Grocery Advantage brings jobs to Troy

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief A new grocery store is coming to Troy, bringing 34 new jobs, discount prices and cold beer within two weeks. Grocery Advantage will be opening in the old Food World location, after several weeks of renovations and hiring. “We are a discount grocery store,” said Hank Carlstrom, the owner of the company. “We Read More

Troy student injured by SUV in hit-and-run

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Troy Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident that left a Troy student with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. A 20-year-old female student was struck by a white SUV while crossing Park Street at University Avenue. The SUV left before officers arrived on the scene. Police Read More

TrojanVision remodels studio

Luke Brantley Contributor  Troy University’s television news program, TrojanVision News, is debuting its new studio within the next week. Work on the studio began on Tuesday, to the excitement of the Trojan­Vision staff. The new studio includes updated sets, desks, lighting, monitors, flooring and more. “We have a really neat chance to see our work go Read More

Domestic violence still a concern

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Since over 4,500 people were affected by domestic violence in 2016 in Alabama alone, Jessica Childs, a criminal justice lecturer, encouraged everyone to raise awareness and be aware of the signs of domestic violence. A domestic violence symposium was held in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness month. “We’re trying to Read More

Walk raises $1,400 for breast cancer

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Homecoming Committee and the National Panhellenic Council hosted a Relay for Life breast cancer awareness walk on Saturday morning, raising $1,400 for the American Cancer Foundation. Emily Tew, a junior communication major from Headland, explained that individual students and 24 campus organizations donated from $5 to $150 each before walking around the Read More

Robotics competition rewards innovation

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Troy University is the newest hub in Alabama for BEST Robotics to hold its first competition Saturday, inviting middle and high schoolers from the surrounding counties to show off their homemade innovations. Hub director Robin Bynum, a professor of education, explained that the goal of BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) is to Read More

Professors compete in cooking contest

Ora Nelson Staff Writer At Troy’s first faculty cook-off, “Cook It Your Way: Professor Edition,” four groups of professors teamed up to impress a chef with two mystery ingredients on Oct. 30 in the Trojan Dining Hall. The four teams in the competition, social work (Social Work), marketing and management (M&M’s), hospitality, sport and tourism management Read More

Professors compete in cooking competition

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Troy Dining Hall will host the “Cook Your Way: Professors Edition” Tuesday, giving professors a chance to show their cooking prowess and earn the title of best cook on campus. Four teams from departments across campus will create two dishes, each including a mystery ingredient chosen by Eric Millsaps, the executive chef Read More

FarmHouse investigated

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Troy University chapter of the FarmHouse International Fraternity was recently investigated concerning “the new member process” within the fraternity, according to Herbert Reeves, the dean of student services. The investigation, made by the Interfraternity Council and the Student Services Office, is now closed. According to Christian Wiggins, the chief executive officer of Read More