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Real news is about truth, not sensation

Public service journalism demands that we report on relevant hot topics. Sometimes this may involve the mistakes of an organization or individual being cast in the limelight, leading people to ask, “Why are you concerned with my business?” Any fair journalist must be willing to answer this serious question before they take on an issue. An Read More

Hearings evidence Kavanaugh wrong choice for top court

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor While the Senate hearings on the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did not bring conclusive evidence to warrant closure, Kavanaugh’s statements and body language showed us he is not temperamentally fit for the top court.  Throughout the hearing, Kavanaugh seemed more like a candidate fighting for political office Read More

Opinion: McCain’s legacy is a lesson in bipartisanship

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor While answering questions at a town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minnesota, during the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican candidate John McCain was told by a supporter about the then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama: “I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him, and he is not… he is an Arab.” McCain cut her Read More

Dining Hall helps students to avoid the freshman 15

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Taylor Walding Variety Editor The Trojan Dining Hall is helping students avoid the freshman 15 by using innovative weight loss strategies that incorporate hiding cutlery and closing early on weekends. It is not unusual for students to have to walk the entire dining hall three times before they find a fork. “I Read More

Can POTUS order a nuclear strike?

Pradyot Sharma Variety Editor American Downfall, a discussion group led by Luke Ritter, an assistant professor of history, organized a discussion on the limitations of the powers of the president of the United States (POTUS), including the question of whether the president could order a nuclear strike. The discussion followed a presentation by James Todhunter, an Read More

Professors review ‘Rate my Professors’

Pradyot Sharma Variety Editor Sparsh Shakya Contributor Websites like have made it possible for students to learn about professors and their teaching styles before the first day of class. Professors on Troy’s campus have varying views on the use of “Rate my Professors” to pick classes. “Rate My Professors” allows students to rate the level Read More

Study tips for finals

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer Having achieved a 4.0 GPA for the past four semesters, Perry Metzler, a junior hospitality management major from Atmore, says there is little pressure on him before his finals because he has been preparing consistently throughout the semester. “I have a solid grade in every class and don’t have to stress as Read More

SGA invites students to send cards to church where mass shooting occured

  Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) at Troy has invited students to write letters showing support to members of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in the aftermath of the mass shooting on Nov. 5, which left 26 dead and 20 injured. Sydney Cox, a sophomore elementary education major from Wetumpka, Read More