Film shows misogyny in media

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy University Women’s Initiative played “Miss Representation,” a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film is about misogyny and sexism in American society and media. The 1.5-hour movie screening, Oct. 5…

African-American history class now offered online

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer Troy Online is offering History 2225, African-American Experience — the undergraduate course focusing on African-American history and U.S. race relations — when it opens its virtual doors to online students of…

‘Fresh’ track still underway

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor A new Olympic-quality track is being installed at the Jesse H. Colley Track/Soccer Complex at Troy University. “I think from practice, player performance, recruiting — you name it, it’s going to…

Seniors prepare for careers, grad school

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Seniors, after living the routine life of familiar classes for nearly four years, will soon find themselves thrown out to the real world. Their concerns in the final year are not…

Reading revived by ‘Cover to Cover’

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer After the termination of the Common Reading Initiative (CRI) last year, “Cover to Cover,” a new reading group, sprung up this semester to pick up the task of fostering a culture…

African study abroad trip to debut

  Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Starting in the summer of 2018, students and faculty will have the opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda, for a two-week study abroad trip. Dionne Rosser-Mims, associate dean of academics…

Philosophy Society talks abortion laws in South

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The Philosophy Society organized a movie screening of “Trapped” that chronicles the struggles of abortion providers against so-called “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers” (TRAP) laws legislated by Southern states. The documentary…

‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’

Abhigya Ghimire Contributor “Take a Minute, Change a Life” was the theme of the 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year on Sept. 10, thousands of people participate in spreading awareness about suicide in an…

Islamic state of mind: American Downfall on Sharia,…

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer The latest seminar in the American Downfall series discussed the compatibility of Islam with American democracy on Wednesday, Sept. 13. “We spent time defining the difference between Islam and Islamism or…

Saudi students celebrate

Abhigya Ghimire Contributor The Saudi Students Association gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the major festivals for the Islamic community. This festival is also known as the Sacrifice Feast, as traditionally animals such as…

‘Don’t shoot!’: police discuss knowing your rights

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer The Troy chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organized a “Don’t Shoot!” know-your-rights seminar last Thursday that addressed the issues of police-civilian interactions. Miles Webster,…