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Vietnam reflects global partnerships: Chancellor ventures abroad for graduation; students find home at Troy

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Last week, Troy awarded about 50 diplomas during commencement ceremonies in Vietnam, further proving its focus on international learning. When Chancellor Jack Hawkins first traveled to Vietnam in 1968, he was a platoon leader for the Marines during the decades-long Vietnam War. Today, as Troy’s chancellor, he travels to Vietnam on much Read More

Is free speech under threat? Discussion group raises questions about first amendment rights

Taylor Walding Variety Editor American Downfall, a discussion group led by Luke Ritter, a lecturer of history, organized a discussion on the concept of free speech and its consequences, particularly focusing on whether free speech is under threat on college campuses around the United States. Before the discussion, Ritter took an anonymous poll through Kahoot to Read More

Christians ought to prioritize issues — not political parties

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Rather than swear allegiance to a particular political party, Christians ought to pledge allegiance only to their faith and vote on issues, not parties. If the current political climate hasn’t made Christians aware that their faith and doctrine doesn’t fall under one political party’s umbrella, I don’t know what will. Controversy surrounding Read More

Faith compels me

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Throughout my three-year run with the Trop, I have avoided opinion writing like the plague. In person, I enjoy controversy and debate but stirring it up with an unknown audience behind computer screens seems far more daunting to me than a face-to-face discussion. Online debates further perpetuate an already polarized culture, leaving Read More

‘Everybody loves T-Roy’

  Taylor Walding Variety Editor  Steven Porter Contributor There are many people who represent Troy University, but one of its most famous symbols is the mascot, T-Roy.  T-Roy has been making the Troy University community smile since the mid-1980s, but with constant public appearances, what is it like to be T-Roy himself? “It’s a ton of Read More

Cardinal Creeper’s identity unveiled

Taylor Walding Variety Editor This year’s senior class may recall in the fall of 2015 — their freshman year — a mysterious entity widely known as the Cardinal Creeper. It was a person cloaked in a red blanket and skull makeup who stalked various areas around campus and received a semi-obsessive following on Yik Yak, an 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

Review: SPIN bikes may not be worth it

  Taylor Walding Variety Editor You may notice the recent influx of bright orange bikes and scooters scattered about campus, but you’ll want to weigh the cost. SPIN rents out its bicycles for 50 cents per half-hour and motorized scooters for $1 plus 15 cents for each minute.  It also offers a monthly membership fee for Read More

Pike county lake offers retreat from campus

Taylor Walding Variety Editor One way in which students can ease the burden of overwhelming stress is by getting outdoors, according to Kenneth Wright.  Wright, the director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at University of Colorado, Boulder, said that spending at least 45 minutes per day outdoors, preferably in the morning, will help to regulate Read More

Student spotlight: Megan Aaron juggles new photography business with soccer season

Taylor Walding Variety Editor In the offseason, soccer player Megan Aaron launched a photography business. She now travels around the country, capturing photos of couples in love. Before January, Aaron said she hadn’t yet found the balance to make time for her interests outside of soccer and school work. “We have a little more free time Read More

Students travel China over spring break

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Taylor Walding Features Editor While many students headed to the beach for spring break, 18 students from Troy University flew to China to participate in a weeklong study abroad trip. The trip was open to students from all majors and classifications and provided an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a Read More

Chancellor’s Fellows discuss leadership goals for 2018

Taylor Walding Features Editor Lirona Joshi Staff Writer Tu To Staff Writer Five faculty members were chosen by Jack Hawkins, the chancellor of Troy University, to participate in the 2018 Chancellor’s Fellows Program. This year’s program will focus on leadership across the curriculum, according to John Kline, director of the Institute for Leadership Development. “It will Read More