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Alumni Renovations Needed

By: Editoral In our March 28 issue, we ran a story headlined “No current plans for Alumni” in which a top university administrator dispelled rumors of an impending renovation for the infamous Alumni Hall. Something will be done at some point, he told us, but it won’t be for a while yet, and nothing concrete has Read More

The Relations Between Iraqi and American Education are Building a Better Future

  New Iraq is growing and there is a clear development in the level of academics and the Iraqi government has created numerous scholarships for Iraqi students to study in the United States. Iraq, under the regime of the former dictator, was devoid of communication with the world, especially in the fields of science and culture. Read More

SOCIAL MEDIA FROM A TROLL’S POINT OF VIEW

Andrew J Clay   Social Media is a young person’s game, spewing personal opinions for the world to critique, expressing oneself through spring break photos and meme generating but does all of this freedom come a price later in life? I must confess to being a “troll” on Facebook, looking for statuses that are posted by Read More

Patriotism Requires Willingness to Protect Your Values

by: Jack Rawlings So you want to be a patriot Alexander Cohen’s way. Quite frankly, I am tired of listening to all this patriotic rhetoric, especially with most of it being without merit. I can recall the first time I saw Jill Biden with Michelle Obama standing as patriots, side by side in a public service Read More

Costa Rica Trip Beneficial to Rehabilitation Major

by: Chrissy Brown Contributed Photo This past week instead of going to Panama City Beach or Destin, I boarded a plane to San Jose, Costa Rica with three athletic training students and four social work majors to study abroad. Our team was led by Troy department chairs Dr. Denise Green, Dr. Amanda Benson and Dr. Anthony Read More

Iraq & America

by: Ahmed Brisam   The last visit for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to Washington on Sunday, Dec. 11 was said by American president Barack Obama that it will begin a new situation of relations between two sovereign states. This visit came on the occasion near the end of the implementation of the security agreement signed Read More

Objectivity Should be Applied to All Aspects of Life

by: Kelsey Vickers Of all the things that journalism students are taught at Troy, objectivity is probably the number one aspect. What’s interesting is that for how much it’s taught to us, being objective really is a virtue that people tend to be careless about. “Where is the appropriate place to put your opinion in a Read More

Safety & Situational Awareness

by: Jack Rawlings Are we really guaranteed a right to safety on Troy campus or anywhere else for that matter? I would say maybe, but do not count on it. My experience in this matter ranges from law enforcement to priority resource protection of nuclear weapons, US Embassy, business security and most things in between. There Read More

Can Great Student Leaders be Horrible People

By: Faith Karwacki   Any of us who have had the privilege of serving an official position in a student-run organization understand the stresses involved in leading our peers in an organized and conscientious manner. Some leaders, I believe, have neglected their peers and organizations by placing their focus on leaving a legacy behind in their Read More

Utilize Our Strengths & Build on Our Weaknesses

By: Anthony Watson A quarter of children in Alabama live in poverty. More than 10 percent live in extreme poverty. More than 75 percent of public school eighth graders can’t read or complete math at their level. But that’s okay, right? Because students don’t get pissed off at that, we furrow our brows over the lack Read More