Letter to the editor

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Letter to the Editor: In response to the article titled ‘Don’t blame Disney’

Dear Editor: You’re right—it is not Disney’s responsibility to attempt to uphold any certain moral values or ethical principles. After all, this is America, and we are free to believe what we want and act accordingly whether it is perceived by others as right or wrong. Yet, Disney is being criticized for seeming to support an idea that is not popular with all people or religions. Disney was not selling-out to society when it included a gay character in its new live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” — it was […]

by · March 23, 2017 · Letter to the editor, Opinion
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Letter to the editor: addressed to the international students of Troy

Dear Troy University, We have a problem, and we need a solution. Recently, there was an international student who received a note on his car from one Troy student that said some rather ugly things. We—as the Troy University community and close-nit family of students from all walks of life, all nationalities and backgrounds, and all skin colors—cannot be silent on racial prejudices in our school, even when it comes from one person. We have to stop it at once before it becomes many. Troy has rightfully been dubbed for […]

by · March 2, 2017 · Letter to the editor, Opinion
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Letter to the editor; Parking issue: an endless cycle

Jack Rawlings Contributor After reading several pieces in the Tropolitan, I have decided to give my opinion on the parking issue hoping that it will be published, thus putting the parking issue to rest. Take it from a guy who first set foot on the Troy campus back in 2007 and thought, right along with most students who were here at that time, that we could change the same parking problems we have today. It is not going to change. Year after year, it is the same excuses from Herbert […]

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Letter to the Editor: New Residence Hall causing concerns

Justin Blowers Contributor The New Residence Hall is the incomplete “luxury” dorm on Troy University’s campus. While it was supposed to be finished in time for students to move in before the fall semester began, work still continues on many parts of the dorm. Many things will stand out to someone who observes the dorm from the outside. The ongoing construction to build the back portion of the dorm is the most apparent of the many aesthetic problems. The grass seems to have been hastily thrown down to meet a […]

Letter to the Editor: Troy understands and celebrates our diversity

Letter to the Editor: Troy understands and celebrates our diversity

Larry Fogelberg Assistant Professor Division of Economics and Finance At the beginning of this new school year, it only makes sense to focus on what makes Troy University special and what makes the Troy campus particularly special. It would be impossible to talk about those without focusing on what makes the Troy community so special. We have become an international community, where our local residents, churches and civic groups have opened their arms to embrace our international students. With each new family that adopts an international student, with each new […]

by · August 21, 2014 · Letter to the editor, Opinion
Trojan spirit lacking with students

Trojan spirit lacking with students

Kelley Curren Dear Troy Students, Stop wearing Auburn and Alabama attire around campus. It is extremely insulting to the school that you currently attend to wear another college’s logo. If you want to be at Auburn or Alabama, go there. Otherwise, appreciate the school that’s giving you an opportunity to better yourself. Troy, not Alabama or Auburn, accepted you and is allowing you to earn a degree. Perhaps it’s because of the lower tuition or the majors offered, but whatever the reason you still ended up at Troy and have […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Letter to the editor, Opinion