Athletes are more than players

Hanna Cooper Sports Editor With the rise of celebrities using their platform to express their opinions on issues concerning all things COVID-19, social justice and the presidential campaign, the role of athletes on the field has been called into question.  Many people view sports as entertainment, which has led to the notion that athletes lose their personality and become a pawn under the stadium lights for the viewer’s amusement.  However, just like with any other job or career field, an athlete is still a human while on the field, diamond…

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Club focuses on healthy living

( Graphic / Zenith Shrestha ) Tomiwa Akintode Staff Writer Troy University’s Nutrition Club will be holding a food drive for the Children’s Rehabilitation Services and its employees in October. The Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS) is a statewide organization that helps children with special needs though rehabilitation, medical and educational support services. The group employs dietitians, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, social workers, nurses and physicians to provide exceptional care to the children. The supplies will be sponsored by the Nutrition Club and those donations will help everyone…

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Day of Peace

( Photo / Contributed ) Oluwaseun Omotoya Staff Writer  The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) and the International Arts Center (IAC) will be partnering to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2020.  This year ISCO is working with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Troy African Students Association (TASA) to organize this event.   The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981 to recognize those dedicated to resolving conflicts peacefully worldwide. The U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, asked that “every year on…

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You scream, ice cream for charity

( Photo / Contributed ) Ora Nelson Staff Writer The Pike County United Appeal is pairing with 2 Brothers Frozen Treats to host one of its annual fundraisers on Sept. 26 at Me Time LLC in Troy.  “I’m excited for students and faculty (from Troy University) to come out and get involved,” said Melinda Conner, executive secretary of Pike County United Appeal. “I hope getting the word out really brings in some more (people).” The United Appeal is a nonprofit agency that serves 17 organizations throughout Pike County. Those agencies…

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Oval Office is Overbearing

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Thursday marks the anniversary of the adoption of our country’s constitution. Even though there are no fireworks being shot off, the day is just as important to our great nation as July 4. The Constitution is the single most important cornerstone which this country rests upon. It has defined what kind of nation the United States is, one which thrives off individualism and liberty.  The Constitution defines what our government’s powers are by breaking each of the three branches down. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution…

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