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Ex-athlete charged in killing

  Tatiannah Clarke Staff Writer     Dimitri Miles, 21, a Troy University football player, was arrested and charged with the murder of 26-year-old Troy resident Marquise McClendon at Trojan Crossing Apartments over the holiday break. According to Bruce W. Mathews, chief investigator for Troy City Police, police were called to Trojan Crossing Apartments Sunday Dec. Read More

IT Department introduces new alert system for students

  Zack Winslett A&E Editor     TrojanTXT, a text messaging alert system launched this semester in September, keeps students up-to-date on registration dates, financial aid deadlines, drop and add dates, and billing. TheIinformation Technology Department and Student Services sponsors the program. Instructions can be found at, and the registration page can be found at Read More

John M. Long Hall revamped, reopened

(PHOTO/Hannah Crews)   Grishma Rimal Staff Writer     After a year and a half of construction and an expenditure of approximately $9 million, the John Maloy Long Hall has now reopened. The building, designed to be the home for the music and dance departments, replaces the original band hall that was built in honor of Read More

Infamous religious I-65 sign stirs the pot

  Emily Jackson Features Editor   Troy students agree that although the infamous I-65 sign is not persuasive, it does stir up questions of statewide belief systems. The I-65 sign that reads “Go to church or the devil will get you,” just north of Prattville has gained national attention since it was first assembled in 1995. Read More

Spurlock plans to take students to Scotland

(PHOTO/Brittany Jennings)   Kaitlon Isom Contributer   Jefferson Spurlock says traveling can provide knowledge that can’t be found in any textbook or lecture, and that is why he is taking Troy University students to Scotland in June 2015. Spurlock, the associate director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication, has been traveling his entire life, Read More

Athletics Department responds to concerns about flagless arena

(PHOTO/Visarut Pawawongsak)   Patrick Stephens Staff Writer   The Troy University Athletic department recently hung a physical flag in the Trojan Arena after students spoke out about its absence last week during the Troy University SGA meeting. “To us it was a non-issue because we had an electronic version of the flag.  We didn’t create the Read More

Homecoming queen election system to go through change

(PHOTO/Ronnie Colvin)   Patrick Stephens Staff Writer     The Troy University SGA is making changes as updates to the Title VII election laws were voted on at the SGA’s meeting this past Tuesday. Candidates for homecoming queen must now run on a platform approved by the executive board, and candidates running for a position must Read More

White takes the crown

  Caleb Lolley Contributor    Brandi White, a sophomore elementary education major from Dothan, was crowned queen at the 43rd annual Miss Troy University Pageant. The pageant was held in Claudia Crosby Theater on Saturday, Nov. 2. White bested 12 fellow Trojan women in private interviews, onstage questions, talent, swimwear and evening gown categories to clench Read More

Phi Kappa Phi receives merit award from national

  Patrick Stephens Staff Writer   The Troy University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective scholastic honor society, has recently been named as a Chapter of Merit by the national Phi Kappa Phi organization. “Being recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit from among more than 300 campus chapters Read More

Trojan Arena without physical American flag

  Patrick Stephens Staff Writer Troy student Rob Evers, a junior economics major from Baker, Fla., voiced his concern, not having an American flag in Trojan Arena, to the SGA. “I, like many of you, had the opportunity to attend the Troy men’s basketball game and watch them beat the mess out of LaGrange last night Read More

Troy for Troops to bridge the gap between military and academics

  Jill Odom Variety Editor   Troy University’s new program called Troy for Troops serves as a bridge for veterans crossing between the military and academic worlds. Troy has a history of working with the military for more than five decades. In December 2012, the Board of Trustees passed the resolution that created Troy for Troops. Read More

Annual SGA Nightwalk serves to gain student insight about campus safety

  Patrick Stephens Staff Writer   The Fall 2013 Nightwalk is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.  The Nightwalk is a program sponsored by the Student Government Association designed to provide students an opportunity to give feedback to the university about any safety concerns they may have. “Lighting on campus is a big Read More

Indian Students Association celebrates Diwali

  Valario Johnson News Editor     The Indian Students Association celebrated Diwali, a five-day Hindu celebration that focuses on the victory of good over evil, Saturday. Diwali, a festival of lights, serves to commemorate a victory achieved by the god Rama’s defeat over Ravana, who took his wife from him. When Rama brought his wife Read More

Troy University comes under fire

  Faith Karwacki Perspectives Editor   Harvard graduate and former Vice President of Programs at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Adam Kissel will be addressing free speech Wednesday, Nov. 6. This discussion will take place at 4 p.m. in Bibb Graves 129 and is hosted by Students for Liberty and the Manuel H. Read More