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Draft beer goes to Legislature

Ngoc Vo Staff Writer The proposal to legalize draft beer sales will come to the Alabama Legislature after this Saturday, March 8, which is the end of the mandatory four-week advertisement, according to Rep. Alan Boothe, who sponsored the bill. “Once (the bill) comes to the Legislature and passes,” Boothe said, “it will be sent to Read More

Deadline extended for scholarship

Staff Report The application deadline for the Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship for women students attending Troy Campus and currently admitted to the Teacher Education Program has been extended to 5 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014. Address a letter to The Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Committee explaining why you want to be a teacher, and include your Read More

Journalism students bring home awards

Troy University student media placed in various divisions of the Southeastern Journalism Conference’s (SEJC) “Best in the South” 2013 contest. Together, Troy University students involved in the Tropolitan and Trojan Vision earned 13 awards. Media students in the Tropolitan accounted for six of the awards given to students by SEJC. Karli Mauldin, a senior multimedia major Read More

Scholarship awards two instead of one

Kelsey Barcomb Staff Writer The Marion Horne Beasley Scholarship of Troy University, which previously was awarded to one student per year, will be given to two students in the 2014-15 school year. Alumna Jane Beasley of Jupiter, Fla., established the Marion Horne Beasley Scholarship in her mother’s name. Her mother earned three degrees from Troy over Read More

University recognized for arbor efforts

Grishma Rimal Staff Writer For its effort in building and sustaining healthy community forests, Troy University has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA. Arbor Day Foundation, which is a nationally recognized nonprofit, works to promote tree plantation through education and conservation programs. Tree Campus USA, a program launched in 2008 Read More

Student Counseling Center raises awareness about eating disorders

Miranda Carlee (left), a junior psychology major from Chelsea and Student Counseling Center peer educator, and Morgan Grove (right), a clinical mental health counseling graduate student from Tampa, Fla., promotes National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Wednesday in the Trojan Center. The event is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center.

Dedicated Trojans wanted

Ngoc Vo Staff Writer According to Sara Jo Burks, the assistant director of housing, there will be no consolidation in resident assistant positions. “We will be limited in the number of positions, but we will be hiring,” Burks said. With the exception of 16 resident assistants from Alumni Hall, the office will hire the same number Read More

Southeast Journalism Conference winners announced

Joshua Thurston Creative media editor Karli Mauldin, 9th place for Best News Writer* Zach Winslett, 8th place for Best Arts & Entertainment Writer* Kelcie Hathcock, 2nd place for Best Press Photographer Brandon Murray, 5th place for Best News-Editorial Artist/Illustrator Carson Brown, 2nd place for Best Newspaper Page Layout Designer* Christina Cook, 3rd place for Best Television Read More

Parking proposal passed in SGA

Chase Robinson Copy Editor The Student Government Association passed the parking resolution proposed at last week’s meeting. The resolution will reorganize parking for the 2014-2015 school year. The lot at Sartain Hall will be open to commuter freshmen and commuter upperclassmen for the duration of that year or until the lot is closed for construction of Read More

Another President Thompson

Matthew Thompson, a sophomore accounting and economics major from Montgomery, is the Student Government Association’s newly appointed president. “I am extremely humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve as the next SGA president,” Thompson said. “I am blessed by the people who surround me, and I would never have been in the position that I Read More

NAACP hosts lead lawyer in Trayvon Martin case

The NAACP hosted Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who represented Trayvon Martin’s family in the case surrounding his death. Pictured from left to right: Jerome Gerren, a senior human services major from Atlanta, Tierra Belser, a senior human services major from Caryville, Fla, Benjamin Crump, Quenton Martin, a sophomore social sciences education major from Tuscaloosa, and Ben Read More

Thompson, Mote introduce platforms at presidential debate

Tashema Alexander Contributor Cassie Gibbs Staff Writer Faith Mote and Matthew Thompson, candidates for president of the Student Government Association, met Monday night in Claudia Crosby Theater for a debate. This debate was meant to inform the student body on how each of the candidate’s policies would bring changes to Troy University and how their platforms Read More

Korean students immersed in Southern culture and history

Taylor Foxx Staff Writer In early February, Troy University partnered with Inha University to create a two-week intensive English program highlighting Southern culture, history and literature called “Inha at Troy: A Southern Experience.” The program had 25 Korean students. “The students had a packed schedule – 40 hours of English development, 12 hours of literature and Read More