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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

Students are learning to fly

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor While the majority of college students’ class time is spent in a classroom listening to lectures, students in the Trojan Aviation Program get to fly with their instructors over the city of Troy and surrounding areas. “It’s basically passing down a legacy,” said Robert McCabe, the director/operations manager and chief flight officer. Read More

Halloween not ‘pagan’ day

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor According to CNN, more than 179 million Americans celebrated Halloween this year, spending over $9 billion on decorations, candy, costumes and more. That’s over one-third of the U.S. population. In a class lecture on the history of Halloween, Luke Ritter, a lecturer of history, told a story from his childhood about trick-or-treating Read More

Troy coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer It has been said that “good things come to those wait.” That rings especially true for Richard Shaughnessy, director of the strength and conditioning program. Shaughnessy came to Troy University in 1996 as a restricted earnings coach, taking a $30,000-per-year pay cut in order to pursue his vision for Troy University Athletics’ Read More

Troy volleyball begins practices

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy University volleyball team began practice for its 2016 fall season on Monday, Aug. 8, in the Trojan Arena. After finishing the season at a disappointing 14-18 (7-9 Sun Belt), the Trojans are looking to get back on track behind the leadership of senior Symone Shaw. “It was a little shaky Read More

Women’s tennis drops matches against Georgia State, Southern

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer Troy University’s women’s tennis team lost its second and third-straight conference matches, falling in a pair of 4-3 contests to No. 46 Georgia State and Georgia Southern. While the matches were initially scheduled to take place in Boone, North Carolina, bad weather brought them to Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, April 8, the Read More

Men’s tennis concludes season at home

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team hosted three matches on Sunday, April 10, winning against Florida A&M but falling to South Alabama and No. 51 Georgia State. In addition to the competition at the Lunsford Tennis Complex in Troy, Alabama, the Trojans (15-13, 1-3 Sun Belt) honored seniors Daniel Bustamante and Giovani Samaha. Read More

Women’s tennis routs Alabama A&M, 6-1

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy women’s tennis team won its last home match of the 2016 season on Saturday, April 2, at the Lunsford Tennis Complex. The Trojans (11-5) defeated Alabama A&M 6-1. Though the Trojans came off a tough loss to South Alabama last week at home, they bounced back to earn an impressive Read More

Mountaineers top men’s basketball

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Trojan men’s basketball team lost 78-74 at Appalachian State on Saturday, Feb. 20. Four days after a series of three closely scheduled games, this match gave the Trojans (9-18, 4-12 Sun Belt) a more slow-paced week in competition. Sophomore guard Wesley Person continued to impress, putting up 30 points, 12 of Read More