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,…

Read before you agree

Rakshak Adhikari Contributor When students sign up on social media sites, they agree to lengthy terms of service, often without reading through them. According to Susan Sarapin, an assistant professor of multimedia journalism and communication,…

Confederate monuments bring controversy, spark discussion

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor Following the nationwide controversy about Confederate monuments that has been reignited after the Charlottesville attacks, students and faculty discussed whether such monuments should be removed from public spaces. The discussion forum…

New major combines math, physics

Pratikshya Joshi photo Sergey Belyi, professor of mathematics and the associate chair of the department of mathematics, discussing the new major. Rakshak Adhikari Contributor The College of Arts and Sciences has introduced a new double…

Home-schoolers unite

Austin MacCraw Copy Editor New to campus, the Troy University HomeSchool Club gives formerly home-schooled Trojans an opportunity to hang out and meet other students who share their unique upbringing. The club held its first…

Staff member brings home crown

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Sara Jo Burks, the assistant director of housing and residence life, has been crowned Senior Miss Alabama USA. After winning the state-level pageant on Aug. 12 at Wallace Community College in…

Military students find balance

Logan Wetzel Contributor While many students spent their summers working part-time or visiting the beach, students in the military had a much different agenda. When Lance Cpl. Jack LaBrant, freshman business marketing major from Troy,…