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Career fair hosts employers for student job opportunities

Ora Nelson Staff Writer Troy had its annual Career Fair on Oct. 17, allowing students to network with potential employers for job and internship opportunities. “There’s over 50 companies here, and they want to meet students,” said Emily Reiss, a career counselor for Career Services. “We want students to come out so they have networking and Read More

Roby is not perfect but is better for 2nd Congressional District

Sam Stroud Staff Writer On Nov. 6 Troy residents will vote to pick a representative for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. They have two choices, Republican Martha Roby and Democrat Tabitha Isner.  As with most races, both candidates have their merits, but Roby is the better choice with her policies on Medicare and her legislative positions.  That Read More

Clothes closet offers students professional clothing

Students can now visit the Career Closet to find professional clothing for job interviews and internships. According to Lauren Cole, the coordinator of Career Services, students can go to the Career Closet and take home three pieces of professional clothing for free, easing the financial burden of buying expensive professional clothing for job interviews and internships. Read More

Troy students work together for hurricane relief effort

Emma Daniel News Editor Troy students and organizations are working together to send relief to Florida panhandle cities that have lost almost everything after Hurricane Michael’s Oct. 10 landfall. Troy students have many options on campus for donating supplies or money toward the relief effort. The Student Government Association and Circle K are working together to Read More

Canada may become largest spring break student destination

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Travel agents and airline websites were overwhelmed Wednesday as thousands of American college students attempted to book spring break vacations to Canada.  Canada Read More

‘Red Dead 2’ promises innovations that will change gaming’s future

Izack Seahorn Contributor Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor Rockstar Games (R*) is set to dominate the gaming world in just over a week with the Oct. 26 release of its most ambitious work yet, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” “Red Dead 2” is the prequel to R*’s 2010 hit “Red Dead Redemption,” an open-world game set Read More

Trojans upset on the road

Troy Athletics photo Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sawyer Smith (above), in his first start on the season, posted 135 yards through the air in Troy’s first road loss of the year. Smith went 13-25 with one interception while backup quarterback Gunnar Watson completed three of his four attempts for 25 yards. Liberty’s Stephen Calvert went 17-31 through Read More

Trojans upset on the road

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer   The Troy Trojans fell to the Liberty Flames 22-16 on the road on Saturday, the first road loss on the year. After a quiet first quarter, the Trojans would score in the final seconds with 23 yard touchdown from Sawyer Smith to Deondre Douglas to complete a 6 play, 86-yard drive. Read More

Make your dorm feel like home

Zach Henson Editor in Chief Since the newness of the academic year has worn off, many students may be starting to feel a bit homesick, and although not everyone can simply zip home for a quick family visit, there are some ways to help make college feel a bit more like home. In my going-on-four years Read More

Poetry provides comfort in despair

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor Scott Laudati, author of “Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair” and several short stories and poems, recently released “Bone House,” a collection of poetry inspired by his life in New York City.  Laudati has been published in several literary journals and recently won two awards from the City College of New Read More

Students cheer hard for volleyball team, become its official No. 1 fans

Pratibha Gautam Staff Writer The intense love and support of some Troy students has led to the formation of an official pep squad for the volleyball team. Keri Phillips, a freshman marketing major from Huntsville, and a group of her friends including Trey Riley, a sophomore marketing major from Spanish Fort, and Katherine Hafley, a sophomore Read More

Register to vote before the Oct. 22 deadline

Emma Daniel News Editor Alabama’s elections are approaching quickly, which means those who want a say in Alabama’s policies and legislation should register before the deadline on Oct. 22.  The necessity of voting becomes more important since the U.S. Elections Project reported that only 57.9 percent of eligible voters in 2016 participated. Ashlan Kelley, the president Read More