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Clery Report misses the mark

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Federal Clery Act requires most universities to publicize an annual safety report detailing yearly crime statistics for their campuses. As a student and journalist, I find this system highly flawed and the reports themselves shockingly incomplete. According to Susan Sarapin, an associate professor of journalism and specialist in media law, research shows Read More

1968: the year of global revolutions

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The Department of History organized a roundtable event on Nov. 14 titled “Reflecting on 1968: The 50th Anniversary of Global Revolutions.” The event, a series of brief lectures followed by a Q&A, was held in the International Arts Center and was attended by around 100 students, faculty and staff. The first speaker Read More

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ topped charts with flaws

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The newest film in the popular “Halloween” franchise is erasing the sequels of the original film and inserting itself as the follow-up to John Carpenter’s Classic “Halloween.” “Halloween” has been out for around a month now, resting happily in history books as the highest-grossing opening day during the month of October with Read More

Art students draw human physique

Taylor Walding Variety Editor In life drawing class, one of the required courses for a bachelor of fine arts degree, students learn to draw the human physique by sketching undressed models during class. According to Pam Allen, the chair of the art department, this is the most important class for art students, as they learn to Read More

Professor’s new book highlights William Faulkner

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor Kirk Curnutt, professor and chair of the English department, recently wrote “William Faulkner (Critical Lives),” in which he looks into the life and writings of William Faulkner. “The book is a part of a series of books called ‘Critical Lives,’ and they’re basically pocket biographies,” Curnutt said.  The “Critical Lives” series Read More

TU Symphony Band draws large crowd for West Side Story performance

Georgia Blanchard  Chief Copy Editor  The Troy University Symphony Band saw a bigger crowd than usual for its “West Side Story” concert in Claudia Crosby Theater on Thursday, Nov. 8. The concert featured a selection of pieces from several different composers with a focus on Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s most famous 20th century composers.  The Read More

Troy crowns Beyler Homecoming queen

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Kaitlin Beyler was crowned Troy University’s 2018 Homecoming queen by Gov. Kay Ivey on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Homecoming football game. Beyler, a senior biomedical sciences major from Alabaster, was part of an 11-member homecoming court that saw representation of students from three different campus locations and had two international students Read More

Campus cats captured

Bishal Niroula Staff Writer Since 2014, the Troy Animal Rescue Project (TARP) has trapped and safely relocated well over 100 stray cats on campus, according to Tiffany Howington, a 2011 Troy graduate and TARP’s founder and president. “Stray cats are just a problem everywhere in the city of Troy because for many years Troy didn’t have Read More

Vietnam reflects global partnerships: Chancellor ventures abroad for graduation; students find home at Troy

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Last week, Troy awarded about 50 diplomas during commencement ceremonies in Vietnam, further proving its focus on international learning. When Chancellor Jack Hawkins first traveled to Vietnam in 1968, he was a platoon leader for the Marines during the decades-long Vietnam War. Today, as Troy’s chancellor, he travels to Vietnam on much Read More

Students carve out time to party

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The History Club hosted a Halloween party on Friday night in Patterson Hall that included music, games, a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest. According Cori Horton, a senior history major from Enterprise and the president of the History Club, the party was a huge success, and the club will be Read More

Malaysia campus hosts Troy faculty, students

Virginia Tilley Contributor Five professors and 12 students returned this weekend from a trip to Malaysia, where they had the opportunity to teach and interact with students abroad. In addition to sending students to study abroad each semester, Troy uses its international presence to send teachers to other countries and universities as well. Steve Stewart, an Read More

Design Club hosts button sale

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The Troy Design Club hosted a button sale inside the Trojan Center on Friday, making $235 in one day. The buttons featured a variety of designs ranging from Troy logos to Hogwarts houses to popular memes. According to Carolina Hechart, a senior graphic design major from Oxford and the public relations chair Read More

Resources offered to students

Bishal Niroula Staff Writer Troy University offers several helpful resources that not all students may know about. Many of these services are free.  The library, Eldridge Hall and John M. Long School of Music are a few places on campus that offer helpful resources to aid in students’ success. “The library provides access to many online Read More