NPHC, dance department, perform at step tease

by Emily Mosier A large crowd of students gathered Thursday night to watch the annual Step Tease event at the Janice Hawkins amphitheater.  Step Tease, put on by Troy University’s Activities Council (UAC), takes place every fall. There were dance performances by NPHC Fraternities and Sororities, the Sound of the South Danceline, and the Troy University Dance Ensemble. Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson, a comedian who rose to stardom with his videos analyzing Alabama Crimson Tide football games and who has hosted every on-campus Step Tease, as well as DJ Red , kept the…

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Toastmasters teaches public speaking skills to students

by Libby Thornton For Troy university students who stutter and stumble through their presentations, speeches, and interviews, Toastmasters International is here to help.  “Toastmasters is not designed to be stressful,” said Mithzi Bharucha, a senior economics major from India and an original charter member of the club. “Our meetings are a place for people to calm down and be family.  “We look to our advisor as our friend, and we can share all our opinions in our speeches, whether they’re controversial or simple.”  The club introduces multiple ways for members…

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ISCO showcases Greek life for international students

by Mackenzie Foster The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) gave international students the opportunity to learn about Troy University’s well-known Greek organizations.  ISCO is known for talking about a physical place and the culture behind it, but at its weekly meeting last Thursday, organizers decided to switch up the topic a little bit.  With football festivities about to begin on campus, ISCO felt it was important for international students to learn about organizations that have a big presence on campus.   “Culture is culture, whether you’re talking about a group, or…

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University, local schools working to empower youth

Troy University is partnering with Troy City Schools and a marketing consultant to implement an experimental middle school curriculum focused on running a small business.  The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Troy University has partnered up with marketing consultant Donna Clark Schubert to create a curriculum designed to educate 7th graders about running a small business. This curriculum is experimental and will be  provided only to middle schools in Troy City Schools for the time being.  “This [the partnership] is an example of how Troy University partners with people in…

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Archeology club hosts rock’n guest speaker

by Belle Johnson The Troy chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society (AAS) has officially relaunched.  To celebrate, the Anthropology Club held the first of a five-part lecture series with speaker Stephen Meredith. The lecture was the first meeting of both the Anthropology Club and the Troy AAS Chapter. Meredith is the president of the AAS and the owner of Cedars Consulting. He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University, then went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He has been on several archeological…

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