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Business college gets accreditation

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer The Sorrell College of Business at Troy University is now accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), potentially making diplomas from the business school more valuable.  Dr. Judson Edwards, dean of the Sorrell College of Business, announced the accreditation of the institution on his LinkedIn profile.“The Sorrell College Read More

Annual ISCO Festival brings international flavor to Troy

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) held its annual ISCO Festival Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring food and entertainment from cultures all over the world.  Everyone was invited to attend, and the event was almost completely sold out, with about 300 people attending.  According to Matthew Knopps, a junior accounting major from Read More

Men’s basketball tops North Alabama

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer Troy sailed to a 77-58 home victory over North Alabama on Saturday morning. The Trojans shot a season-high 52.6 percent (30-of-57) from the floor for the win. The Trojans also hit another season-high mark during the game. The Lions were held to only 32.2 percent (19-of-59) from the field. This is not 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

New ‘Sabrina’ gives creepy twist to iconic comic

Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor The modern adaptation of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” sees the iconic comic witch in a much darker and much more twisted light. The Netflix adaptation of the famous comic book series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” interprets the Archie comic as more hellish Greendale in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”  While the Read More

Women’s basketball wins five straight

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Troy women’s basketball team traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to compete in the Lady Eagle Classic hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi.  On the opening day of the tournament, Troy took on the Sam Houston State Bearkats. In the opening minutes of the game, both teams struggled Read More

Trojans escape Texas State, 12-7

Scott Shelton Staff Writer   The Troy defense forced six turnovers, five in the first half, as the Troy football team defeated Texas State 12-7 on Saturday. The Trojans remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and will face Appalachian State next Saturday for the Sun Belt East Division title. Troy has now won 13 straight conference Read More

Far-left agenda hurts blue wave

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Although the Democratic Party retook the House in last week’s midterms, they failed to achieve the much-desired rout of the Republicans that had been talked about in the months leading up to the election.  The truth of the matter is, if they couldn’t achieve a blue wave this year, they never will.  Read More

Troy releases Annual Safety Report

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Troy University recently published its Annual Safety Report, detailing crime statistics for the 2017 calendar year that showed a seemingly low number of sexual assaults. In accordance with the federal Clery Act, a compilation of all crimes reported to the University Police Department in 2017 was sent to the emails of all Troy Read More

Singers take on Brahms’ ‘Requiem’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Collegiate Singers will be premiering a new performance this Friday night of Brahms’ “Requiem.”  Each year, the group presents repertoires, largely focusing on the genre of music known as an oratorio: unstaged musical works with a thematic element. Gabrielle Richardson, an assistant professor of music, is featured as a soprano Read More

Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

Women’s basketball wins second at home

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a 103-67 loss at Florida State, the Troy women’s basketball team returned home to take on the Samford University Bulldogs.  Last season, Troy took on the Bulldogs two times: at Samford and in the Tulane tournament. In both games, the Trojans lost a double-digit lead and fell to the Bulldogs.  The Read More

Troy to host Texas State for home finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team puts its undefeated Sun Belt record on the line against Texas State in Saturday’s last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Last Saturday against Georgia Southern, Troy fell behind early but took the lead just before halftime and never looked back.  “Saturday was probably the Read More