The internet killed the video star: one student’s thoughts on modern music

Matt Firpo Contributor “The times they are a changin’” – though he may not have known it then, Bob Dylan predicted the future of music with these lyrics.  The internet has greatly changed music as a culture and redefined artists again and again in the past 20 years.  A pop star is now just a tweet Read More

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Spanish films give inside perspective on foreign culture

Erin Jones Staff Writer The Spanish Film Club is hosting a free Spanish Film Festival in the first half of October to help students gain a perspective inside the Spanish media culture. According to RaeAnn Dobler, a Spanish minor from Fort Wayne, Indiana, these films are “a direct reflection of the culture”  which give students “an Read More

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Travels give TESOL students exposure to different cultures

Bishal Niroula Staff Writer Troy, living up to its title of Alabama’s International university, not only offers non-native English speaking students classes in learning English as a Second Language (ESL), but also offers a minor to native English-speakers in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through the College of Communication and Fine Arts.  Theresa Read More

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Bridging the gap: how to connect cross-culturally

Grace Kish Contributor Despite a slight decline in the number of incoming international students this year, Troy University is one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the South. According to Joe McCall, a lecturer of history who has been involved with the international program for decades, one out of every eight people you meet on Read More

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Club brings Japanese culture to students

Goodness Ohia Obioha Contributor The Japan Club explores, discusses and experiences various aspects of Japan and its culture. At meetings, members present information about Japan that they are interested in. They also help students from Nagasaki, Japan, coming to Troy University. The club goes to conventions and takes occasional trips, such as their upcoming trip to Read More

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