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Slow & Steady Doesn’t Win the Race

by: Devin Smith photo by: Trojan Athletics Contrary to popular belief, slow and steady does not always win the race. Although that may not be the formula for competitive success, it has been the figurative and literal path traveled by Enock Kirui. Just being at Troy and away from his home in Kenya was difficult, but Read More

Golf Update

by: MOBILE, Ala. – After weather conditions spelled trouble on the golf course Monday at the 11th Annual USA Women’s Invitational, play was completed Tuesday as the Troy women’s golf team opened its spring season with a third place finish. The tournament format was scheduled to be a 54-hole event with 36 holes on Monday and 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

Iraq & America

by: Ahmed Brisam   The last visit for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to Washington on Sunday, Dec. 11 was said by American president Barack Obama that it will begin a new situation of relations between two sovereign states. This visit came on the occasion near the end of the implementation of the security agreement signed Read More

Trojan Student Officers

by: Karli Mauldin The Troy University police department and the criminal justice department have partnered together to let students become security officers for a semester. This job has entitled the student security officers to help be an extra set of eyes on campus, along with day to day work such as checking buildings to make sure Read More

Natural Science & Writing Center Contest

by: Zach Winslett Natural Science Center and Writing Center open house and writing contest There are many resources on Troy University’s campus that aid students in overcoming their academic difficulties, but, unfortunately, they are often unheard of or intimidating to students. The Natural Science Center and Writing Center in Eldridge Hall are both attempting to remedy Read More


by: Tabitha Mixon Kappa Delta is hosting their annual Shamrock event on Saturday, including three races and a silent auction benefiting Prevent Child Abuse America and Child Advocacy Center. These races will include a 5K run, one-mile fun run and the Color Me KD run all at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. The proceeds from Read More

Dr. Grantham’s Promotion

by: Sage Gregson Dr. Bill Grantham, a long-time professor of anthropology at Troy University, will be taking charge as associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. In his new position, Dr. Grantham will be dealing with all course forms, course changes and substitution forms in the College of Arts and Sciences.  He will also Read More

Bio-Medical Science Degree Offered this Fall

by: James Banks This fall Troy University will be offering a new post-baccalaureate Biomedical Certificate program in the College of Arts and Science. The university will be offering a post-baccalaureate program for students. It is now common for students to attend a one or two year program to further their education applying to a professional school Read More

ATO Walk Hard

by: Kelsey Vickers photo by: Twelve Alpha Tau Omega brothers will be taking a six-day trek from Troy to Panama City Beach to raise funds for the Special Olympics and The Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults. This event, otherwise known as Walk Hard, is the annual philanthropy for the fraternity. The walk, which begins Read More

Trojan Tennis Update

by: Brandon Lee Photo by: Joshua Thurston TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s tennis team picked up a win last weekend, as they won their home opener before dropping a contest on the road. The Samford Bulldogs traveled to the Lunsford Tennis Complex on Saturday and took the opening point, but eventually fell, 5-2, to give Read More