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Professor’s Pieces Pulled from Museum

By:  Jonathan Bryant Professor Edward Noriega, director of the Design Technology Industry (<dti>) Center, recently had three pieces of artwork withdrawn from the Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega. These works of art were deemed inappropriate in their usage of provocative imagery such as repurposed cans of Ajax adorned with swastikas reading “ethnic cleansing” and a portrait Read More

Merling Trio Pt. 2

By: Kianna Collins To have a chance to hear the Merling Trio is something to be excited about. The Merling Trio has been together for 23 years, with all of their original members. This makes them one of the longest lasting groups. Although the turnout was meager, they played with vivacity until the very end. The Read More

Australian Open

By: Cecilia Thorngren Novak Djokovic made history when he won Australian Open for the third time in a row last week. He is the first tennis player to do so. Djokovic’s victory was also his fourth win in six years. Under the roasting, beaming sun in Melbourne Djokovic made history in a game where he was Read More

Troy Seeks to Improve Strength of Schedule

By: Caleb Odom   Troy football takes another step towards strengthening its schedule with a home and home series against the Duke Blue Devils. This fall, in the first half of the home and home series, the Trojans will make the trip up to Durham, N.C. to face the ACC program better known for their basketball Read More


By: Andy Simmons   Photo by: Joshua Thurston Move over Chauncey Billups, there’s a new Mr. Big Shot, and he’s here on campus. Emil Jones is now 2-2 on last second shots at Trojan Arena after burying a last second three-pointer to send the men of Troy to overtime and, eventually, a 74-67 victory over Arkansas Read More

Utilize Our Strengths & Build on Our Weaknesses

By: Anthony Watson A quarter of children in Alabama live in poverty. More than 10 percent live in extreme poverty. More than 75 percent of public school eighth graders can’t read or complete math at their level. But that’s okay, right? Because students don’t get pissed off at that, we furrow our brows over the lack Read More

Court Side Seats to Anyone Who Shows Up

By: Caleb Odom Photo by: Joshua Thurston With a revised student seating plan at basketball games, students can now get closer to the action in Trojan Arena. All you need is your Troy student I.D. The first five rows of sections 102 through 104 will be available to students who simply present their Troy I.D. card Read More

Lady Trojans Make Strides

By: Brandon Lee   JONESBORO, Ark. – Several of Trojans from the women’s indoor track and field team moved up in the all-time rankings list after Friday’s Arkansas Invitational. “Some great strides were made today toward meeting our goals,” said head coach Jill Lancaster.  “Leaders continued to impress in their categories and our team made large strides Read More

Trojans vs Blue Devils Coming to a Stadium Near You

By: Hank Walkers   To prepare for their newest out of conference game, the Blue Devils, Troy needs to start watching exorcism movies now. I did a lot of work with this lede. I tried. When multiple teams left the Sunbelt, Troy was forced to find a new out of conference opponent to fill their schedule. Read More


By: Jack Rawlings   As former President Clinton did using the Food & Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control to attack the tobacco industry, President Obama is using the Center for Disease Control in an attempt to attack the gun industry. As with tobacco, guns are a legal, marketable product in high demand by the American Read More

SGA President Not Seeking Re-Election

By: Cody Muzio   photo by: Kelcie Hathcock Absent from February’s Student Government Association election ballots will be one name many expected to see: current SGA president Will Thompson. “After much thought and prayerful consideration, I have decided to serve one term as SGA president,” Thompson said. Thompson, a junior political science major from Montgomery, is Read More

Womens Hoops Loses its 8th Straight

By: Caleb Odom   The Troy women’s basketball team’s struggles continued last Thursday when it had no answer for Arkansas State in an 87-74 loss at Trojan Arena. The Trojans falling to the Red Wolves makes it Troy’s eighth straight loss in a so far disappointing first season at the helm for Coach Chanda Rigby. “You Read More

Lady Trojans Improve in Every Area Except Win Category

By: Devin Smith The past week has been a continuation of a January that has not been kind to the Troy women’s basketball team. The Trojans traveled to Florida last Wednesday hoping to end what, at the time, was a five game losing streak and gain their first pair of conference victories, but a rough night Read More