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Troy police investigating two deaths in Pike County

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Pradyot Sharma  Opinion Editor Troy City police are investigating two bodies found in Pike County Saturday morning, including that of a former Troy University student Aleysia Rag’uel Pierre Louis according to the City Police Department Chief Randall Barr. The body of Louis, 19, was found in her apartment at The Arch at Troy Read More

J-Day invites Alabama high schoolers to learn more about journalism

  Emma Daniel News Editor High school students from all over the state will have a chance to explore the world of student media on Thursday at the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s (HSJC) annual J-Day Journalism Workshop. The annual workshop features different activities attuned to each student’s interest. Participants can choose from multimedia, yearbook Read More

International harassment remains unreported

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Despite some problems last year with international harassment, incidents of international students being harassed seem to be on the decline. In the spring of 2018, the Tropolitan reported several instances of harassment toward international students at Troy University. After two students posted on Facebook telling a story of seeing an international student Read More

How to save lives: sign up to be an organ donor

Erin Jones  Staff Writer Katie Hawkins Beall, Chancellor Jack Hawkins’ daughter, detailed her struggle with liver failure in a presentation encouraging people to become organ donors.  In the Sept. 19 seminar, “My Transplant Story: the Importance of Becoming an Organ Donor,” Beall described grappling with an infection from her gallbladder removal, which made her develop kidney Read More

Some websites blocked on certain areas of campus

Kimberly Crum Contributor Some websites are completely blocked on Troy University’s campus, but there are some websites that are blocked only on certain areas of campus, leaving students wondering why they can’t catch an episode of a Netflix show between classes. Information Technology (IT) said some websites, such as Netflix, used to be unblocked, but this Read More

SGA brainstorms on bettering campus at beach retreat

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) went on its annual retreat to Laguna Beach in Panama City, Florida, where members set goals, made plans, brainstormed ideas and built relationships with colleagues. During Tuesday’s senate meeting, SGA senators shared some of the fruits of the retreat, held during the weekend. Emma Turner, a senior Read More

TUPD: mall cops or real police?

Frankie Malisewski Contributor  Some students may believe campus police officers driving in the gray and gold vehicles do not share the same authority as city or state officers, but campus police can actually pull vehicles over and write tickets on university grounds. Steven Sain, a senior political science major from Panama City, Florida, said he “genuinely” Read More

Dining Hall addresses student concerns

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Trojan Dining Hall is employing new training strategies, staff members, expanded menus and equipment to address concerns expressed by students in a recent Facebook thread. A Tropolitan reporter asked members of the Troy Students Facebook page to comment their concerns regarding the  Trojan Dining Hall and received almost 100 responses within a Read More

J-school donates broadcast tools to BTW Magnet

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor After a fire destroyed Booker T. Washington (BTW) Magnet High School’s broadcast department, Troy University’s Broadcast and Digital Network donated equipment to the BTW broadcast department and will allow the students to come to Journalism Day for free. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, BTW lost a building that “housed the visual Read More