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Troy Arts Council Presents: The Merling Trio

By: Kianna Collins   The three esteemed musicians that make up the Merling Trio will be making their way to Troy University to perform classical pieces on piano, violin and cello. The Troy Arts Council will be hosting the Merling Trio on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. New compositions by the San Franciscan composer Peter Read More

Video Game Violence equals Real Violence?

By: Jonathan Bryant Following in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and the revelation that shooter Adam Lanza might have indulged in a game or two of “Call of Duty,” violent video games have once again become a hot topic of discussion for politicians. But guess who else plays “Call of Duty?”  Virtually Read More

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

By: Sage Gregson From the novel to the big screen, “Zero Dark Thirty” makes a sound impression, and it’s a fine story overall. It is the account of how a group of dedicated people caught a dangerous solitary man in a nation of chaos. The film centers on a CIA agent named Maya, who collaborates with Read More

What Troy Greeks Bring to Society pt.2

By: Karli Mauldin Last semester, the Greeks of Troy University were challenged to come forward and show what their organizations bring to society. The first sorority to come forward was Alpha Delta Pi. Originally called the Adelphean Society, Alpha Delta Pi was founded on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Ga. by Eugenia Read More

Paper Clips

By: Valario Johnson   How much is 11 million?  That was one question posed by a middle school student of Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee during the class’s study of World War II-era Europe. What began 10 years ago as a lesson concerning the Holocaust for a group of middle school students grew into a massive Read More


By: Emily Jackson Troy students were among the crowd awaiting the grand opening of Troy’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant Jan. 24, to get the chance to eat more chicken, free, for a year. Tents and lawn chairs lined the parking lot of Chick-fil-A  while participants of all ages mingled. The first 100 participants, of 18 years Read More

Student Discount Cards in the Near Future

By: Chrissy Brown   A new incentive to joining the Trojan community is currently in the works. The Student Government Association, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are teaming up to create a student discount cards that students can purchase and receive discounts from venues in the Troy area. The main goal of Read More

Capitalism is Back!

By: Anthony Watson   Capitalism is back and with it, the U.S. economy. The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy (in conjunction with the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the Sorrell College of Business) hosted Stephen Moore, an economist and journalist for the Wall Street Journal, yesterday in the Trojan Center Theatre at Read More

SGA Weak in Numbers Strong in Direction

By: Andrew Clay Due to lack of attendance, the Student Government Association at Troy University was unable to call for a vote or a ratification of any potential legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SGA require a quorum or two-thirds majority in order to ratify the minutes from the previous meeting or vote. The meeting was called Read More

Fever Pitch for a Championship

By: Caleb Odom   The road to a Trojan championship begins with the first pitch. Getting to Omaha, Neb. to play in the College World Series is every college baseball player’s dream while they are in school. So having a solid pitching staff that helps win games is one of the major factors that could help Read More

Trojan Tennis

By: Brandon Lee Men’s The Troy men’s tennis team took its talents to Clinton, S.C., to open the 2013 spring season last Friday, and returned home with a 4-3 win over the Presbyterian Blue Hose. It was up to Sami Ghorbel to decide the match, and he took the fifth singles in three sets, 6-7, 7-5, Read More

Steroid Era in Sports: Die Young & Live Forever

By: Andrew Clay   Would you trade 10 years at the end of your life for immortality? This may not be immortality in the literal sense but it is real. Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez, the NFL in the 80s, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones, Barry Bonds (most people assume) and now Lance Armstrong Read More

Trojans Down Under

By:Karli Mauldin Though the Troy women’s basketball team has had a rough start to their season, player Sophie Kleeman has high hopes for the team in the upcoming games. Kleeman, a senior criminal justice major minoring in multimedia journalism, began playing basketball at age five in her hometown in Newcastle, Australia. “In Australia, we play for Read More

Brothers & Ballers

By: Devin Smith   When a team experiences constant adversity it creates a brotherhood, and for two Trojan basketball players the sentiment is literal.   Enter Tevin and Jarrett Calhoun, two of four brothers from Linden, N.J., and members of the Troy men’s basketball team. They’ll be the first to tell you how instrumental these relationships Read More