Language and culture at your doorstep

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer Troy University is home to students from about 75 different nations and is appropriately labeled the international university of Alabama. It offers various language courses under the department of languages and…

New Year’s resolutions, health and body image

Anushka K.C. Staff Writer “New year, new me.” This is a common phrase we hear when New Year’s is around the corner. New Year’s resolutions are an exciting feature of the new year, but often…

Campus staff shares safety tips

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer While the university’s annual Safety Report records few crimes, it is still important to know how to keep yourself safe on and off campus. Troy University is an open campus with…

Students discuss stigma surrounding hijabs

Priyanka Sharma Staff Writer Discussing hijabs has always been a sensitive matter in this part of the world. A hijab is a head covering worn by some Muslim women, and the Arabic word “hijab” means…

RA’s talk resident pet peeves

Lasata Shrestha Staff Writer Resident assistants, on top of their classes and social lives, are regularly helping out their residents. Because of this, RA’s tend to develop some pet peeves. RaShawn Flowers, a sophomore social…

Off-campus housing options

Lasata Shrestha Staff Writer Madina Seytmuradova Variety Editor With the limited number of on-campus housing options available, many students end up looking at other options. These off-campus rentals can vary in price, and finding the…

Major challenge: tough-class advice

  Lirona Joshi Staff Writer The relief of getting a seat in a class that is required for one’s major may fade for students who find the class more challenging than expected. For these essential…

White Towel Movement: Cheer for Troy

Madina Seytmuradova Variety Editor After the remarkable fan presence during the game against South Alabama, the student fan base seemed to diminish during last Saturday’s game. “I was at the box. I looked over to…

Humans vs. Zombies: A day in life

Anushka K.C. Contributor Nerf guns cock, sweat glistens on their faces, their feet shuffle, crunching the grass beneath into pieces as the group splits into two — the humans and the zombies start strategizing their…

Experience ISCO Festival 2016

Madina Seytmuradova Variety Editor From the performers and guests in traditional gowns to first-time attendees and backstage workers, ISCO Festival is an annual event that offers all the participants different experiences. “It’s a party,” said…

American vs. foreign TV: internationals have the say

Aniket Maharjan Contributor Lirona Joshi Staff Writer While TV shows can help students unwind and procrastinate, they also form part of the culture that is known and accessible around the world. Many international students, before…