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The good, the bad, and the ugly book to movie adaptations

By: Jill Odom Let’s face it, whenever you hear that your favorite book is going to be made into a movie several emotions and tons of questions go through your head. You’re excited because you have always wanted to see it brought to life the way only Hollywood knows how, but, on the other hand, there Read More

Books vs. e-books

Books vs. e-books – the big debate. Both have their own uniqueness and some prefer e-books over regular books just for the cost, but here is a compiled list of pros and cons for both media.   Books   Pros: The physical book itself is a pro. The smell of the pages is enough to make Read More

Trop News Briefs

By: Jill Odom Supreme Court examines Prop. Eight and same-sex marriage The Supreme Court is currently looking over California’s Proposition Eight, which banned the marriage of same-sex couples in the state. This is the first time in more than 40 years the Supreme Court has been asked to scrutinize the limits that the Constitution imposes on Read More

News Briefs

TJ Lane accepts his life sentence with smile In Cleveland, Ohio, TJ Lane was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his three fellow high school students from Chardon High School.  He came to court for his sentencing on March 19 and wore a white t-shirt with the word “killer” written on it in Read More

Top Five Disney Animated Movies

By: Andrew Clay I’ve spent my life as a Disnerd watching, reading, learning and experiencing the culture of Walt Disney World and now it is time for me to share my top 5 non-Pixar animated features of all time. Disney has a produced more than 50 animated features making this decision rough, but when the park Read More

Trop News Briefs pt.2

International News Briefs Venezuelan President dies at age 58 Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, died March 5 after 14 years in power. After being ill with cancer for over a year and undergoing several surgeries in Cuba, Chavez was not seen in public for several months. There will be a seven day mourning period and Vice Read More

Top 10 things Troy has Done in the past 20 Years

Writers note: This is what I believe to be the top ten great ideas Troy has had and implemented in the last 20 (or so) years. I believe these have changed what we as students think of Troy University today and what future graduates will think of Troy in the future. These ideas were selected for Read More

Mossy Grove, a Hidden Gem of Great Southern Food and Hospitality

By: Devin Smith Mossy Grove restaurant is hidden behind a grove of trees covered in Spanish moss on Highway 231, and is a community gem that Trojans should make more of an effort to support. Upon arrival, I couldn’t help but to be awed by the old-time southern setting that owner Katie Romero has established in Read More

DC is obviously better than Marvel, but let’s play this game anyway.

by: Reid “Sawcy” Potts   DC or Marvel? For any self-respecting nerd, this question is inevitable. Well, the answer is a simple one—DC. Honestly, I enjoy Marvel. I’ve been a fan of the X-Men and Spider-Man since I was a wee little lad, but they just don’t hold up to the pantheon of DC. One of Read More

Trojan News Briefs

News Briefs Flock of cardinals found corrupt With the conclave gathering in Rome to vote on the new pope, scandals are being unveiled as well causing certain cardinals to decline from participating in the conclave. The conclave is the voting process where all the cardinals of the Catholic Church are locked in the Sistine Chapel and Read More

Our Own Fantasy and Lights Show…Every Night?

by: Jane Morrell This week will be exploring a hot button issue among our student body: the football stadium and our new basketball arena lights staying on past 2 a.m. every night. After conducting a poll of around 50 students, asking for their opinions and what were their major concerns. Were they for the lights burning Read More

Why Marvel is objectively better than DC

By:  Jonathan Bryant For many of us, the battle for superiority between DC Comics and Marvel Comics has waged since time immemorial. Feelings have been hurt. Friends have been lost. At some point, the Superman vs. Hulk argument gets thrown around. The end result is nearly always the same—forums and the like become a figurative battlefield Read More

Academy Awards

By: Kianna Collins The Academy Awards began as a small gathering of 275 people on May 16, 1929. Tickets were five dollars per person, and the attendees already knew of their victories. This event also was not televised, which makes it completely different from what the Academy Awards are now. Winners of the awards are kept Read More

The Cream of the Crop

By: Andrew Clay   The Academy Awards, better known to some as the Oscars, are the most famous awards of their kind in America. The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards are just two examples of awards shows that are second class when it comes to getting that little golden man. Since these little golden Read More