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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

Catastrophe brings out the best in people

Jessica Gunn Contributor We’ve all seen post-apocalyptic shows like “The Walking Dead,” but imagine living that in real life.  While driving down Highway 22 in Callaway, Florida, this past weekend, I felt like I had walked onto the set of a television show.   The devastation is hard to describe in words; there are cellphone towers Read More

University researches tube feeding

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor  Teresa Johnson, a professor of kinesiology and health promotion, has submitted for review research on the safety of blended tube feeding. Blended tube feeding (BTF) is a process in which whole foods are liquefied in a blender to be delivered to medical patients through a feeding tube, according to the Children’s Read More

Night walk sheds light on campus

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer Ora Nelson Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) held a Night Walk event where students walked in groups around campus looking for safety concerns. According to Alex Reynolds, a junior nursing major from Dothan and vice president of legislative affairs, SGA spotted a few problem areas: the main concerns were outside Read More

Administration considers response to student mental health

Emma Daniel News Editor With mental health issues on the rise on campuses nationwide, Troy University’s administration is bouncing around ideas of how to handle student mental health and suicide prevention. According the the American Psychological Association, 95 percent of college counseling center directors agree that students’ mental health is a growing concern. Herbert Reeves, the Read More

Career fair hosts employers for student job opportunities

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Troy had its annual Career Fair on Oct. 17, allowing students to network with potential employers for job and internship opportunities. “There’s over 50 companies here, and they want to meet students,” said Emily Reiss, a career counselor for Career Services. “We want students to come out so they have networking and Read More

Clothes closet offers students professional clothing

Students can now visit the Career Closet to find professional clothing for job interviews and internships. According to Lauren Cole, the coordinator of Career Services, students can go to the Career Closet and take home three pieces of professional clothing for free, easing the financial burden of buying expensive professional clothing for job interviews and internships. Read More

Troy students work together for hurricane relief effort

Emma Daniel News Editor Troy students and organizations are working together to send relief to Florida panhandle cities that have lost almost everything after Hurricane Michael’s Oct. 10 landfall. Troy students have many options on campus for donating supplies or money toward the relief effort. The Student Government Association and Circle K are working together to Read More

Register to vote before the Oct. 22 deadline

Emma Daniel News Editor Alabama’s elections are approaching quickly, which means those who want a say in Alabama’s policies and legislation should register before the deadline on Oct. 22.  The necessity of voting becomes more important since the U.S. Elections Project reported that only 57.9 percent of eligible voters in 2016 participated. Ashlan Kelley, the president Read More