Doubling down with DIY masks

PJ Heath Staff Writer A year into the pandemic, it doesn’t look as if face masks are going away anytime soon – even with the new COVID-19 vaccines becoming available. If you’re tired of the masks you see in stores and want to create something that fits your personality, here is how to make a quick and easy DIY face mask. REQUIRED MATERIALS • Two pieces of fabric 8 inches wide and 8½ inches long. • Two 6 -inch long pieces of soft elastic. INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place fabric pieces right…

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A year with COVID

Ora Nelson Staff Writer A year after COVID-19’s initial takeoff in the United States, Troy University’s social distancing guidelines are now a norm for students and faculty alike. The abrupt dismissal of classes last spring is still in students thoughts. “I didn’t know that when I left for spring break, that that’d be the last time I saw some of my friends while we were both in school,” said Macey Weeks, a senior English major from Mobile, Alabama. “The last thing we said to each other was, ‘See you next…

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Looking back on the year of COVID

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor We are rapidly approaching the one-year anniversary of the Troy University on-campus shutdown, which transpired on the back end of the 2020 spring break. I had no idea that when I told my friends goodbye for the break, I wouldn’t be seeing them not for five days, but for five months. A lot has happened since then, my lifestyle as well as everyone else’s, have changed. Our habits have changed, our leaders have changed. Much is not the same as it was in March of 2020.…

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Trojan dining adjusts guidelines

Oluwaseun Omotayo Staff Writer Students now have the opportunity to order their food ahead of time at select dining locations. Various measures have been put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Troy University Dining Services is currently finding ways to improve customer experience. Trojan Takeout lets students order, pay for their food and skip the line. The Transact Mobile Ordering app is available on Google Play and the App Store. Students can download the app, pick the Trojan Takeout option, select Troy University and register with their Trojan…

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Listen to this!

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor Since we’ve had a few warm days this week, I’m going to get my hopes up and act like it’s here to stay. With this mindset comes revisiting artists who make me feel like it’s warm weather year round. One artist I come back to consistently is Shakey Graves. Hailing from Austin, Texas, this (once solo) four-piece band always seems to be in my head on warmer days for some reason. Shakey Graves is hard to pinpoint when it comes to describing its sounds. It…

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