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Volleyball preps for Sun Belt tourney

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a trip to Mobile and a loss to South Alabama, the Troy volleyball team returned home for senior night. Troy took on Appalachian State on Friday night, falling 3-1 to the Mountaineers.  In the opening set, Troy fell to the Mountaineers 25-20. Troy jumped out to a 10-5 lead, but the Read More

Panel weighs perks of studying abroad

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor To kick off International Education Week, Troy’s study abroad program hosted a panel discussion with five students involved in study abroad programs to discuss the differences in cultures and classes in the United States and other countries. Sarah McKenzie, the study abroad coordinator, put together the panel and moderated the discussion, Read More

Troy student charged with murder

Jeremyah Deunte Howell, a Troy University student, and Tharion Vincient Nye have been arrested and charged with the murder of Rashad Montel McClaney of Troy. According to City of Troy Police Chief Randall Barr, McClaney was taken to the Troy Regional Medical Center emergency room on Nov. 3 in a private vehicle, where he was declared Read More

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ topped charts with flaws

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The newest film in the popular “Halloween” franchise is erasing the sequels of the original film and inserting itself as the follow-up to John Carpenter’s Classic “Halloween.” “Halloween” has been out for around a month now, resting happily in history books as the highest-grossing opening day during the month of October with Read More

Art students draw human physique

Taylor Walding Variety Editor In life drawing class, one of the required courses for a bachelor of fine arts degree, students learn to draw the human physique by sketching undressed models during class. According to Pam Allen, the chair of the art department, this is the most important class for art students, as they learn to Read More

Professor’s new book highlights William Faulkner

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor Kirk Curnutt, professor and chair of the English department, recently wrote “William Faulkner (Critical Lives),” in which he looks into the life and writings of William Faulkner. “The book is a part of a series of books called ‘Critical Lives,’ and they’re basically pocket biographies,” Curnutt said.  The “Critical Lives” series Read More

TU Symphony Band draws large crowd for West Side Story performance

Georgia Blanchard  Chief Copy Editor  The Troy University Symphony Band saw a bigger crowd than usual for its “West Side Story” concert in Claudia Crosby Theater on Thursday, Nov. 8. The concert featured a selection of pieces from several different composers with a focus on Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s most famous 20th century composers.  The Read More

Students selected for art exhibit in Tennessee

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Three students from Troy’s Department of Art and Design are having their entries featured in the Bellwethers Exhibit of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. The students featured in the exhibition, which is a continuation of the Twenty First Century Artist Exhibition, traveled to Tennessee on Oct. 23 to deliver their art Read More

Trojan Football sits alone atop East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer In one of the most important Sun Belt Conference matchups all season, the Troy football team (8-2, 6-0 Sun Belt) took down Georgia Southern 35-21 on the road, solidifying its chance at a conference championship.  Both teams came into the game with a 7-2 record and in control of their own destiny Read More

Troy calls TUPD off trail of hazing investigation to write parking tickets

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. Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Troy University police chief was reportedly called away from handling a situation involving intoxicated minors on Fraternity Row to write a parking ticket Read More