Neon Pep Rally has Students Pumped

by Emma Ellis  Troy University students had the opportunity to show their excitement for the first home football game during the neon pep rally held by Troy’s Student Government Association (SGA).  The pep rally was held last Thursday in the Trojan Arena, and students were encouraged to dress in bright, neon colors.  “It was really nice to see a lot of the students, Greek and non-Greek, just being excited and cheering on the Trojans, but also recognizing other students in other sports,” said Josh Dawsey, a senior history major from…

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Student Enjoy Mooncake Festival Traditions

by Jennifer Keil  The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) gave international students the opportunity to learn more about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional holiday.  “As a Chinese student studying abroad, I think this activity not only makes me review Chinese culture but also makes me understand how other regions celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival,” said Aoxue Zhang, a sophomore computer science major from Xuzhou, China.  Students from Chinese or Taiwanese culture presented different aspects of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival, also called the Mooncake Festival, is traditionally celebrated on the…

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Troy Will Never Forget

by Emily Mosier Students, Community remember 9/11 anniversary with stadium climb  During the Second Annual 9/11 Stadium Climb, students, community members and local first responders paid homage to the hundreds of firefighters who sacrificed their lives 21 years ago.  On the anniversary of the tragic terrorist attack, Troy University’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) invited participants to climb 1,980 steps in the stands of Veterans Memorial Stadium, which is the same number of steps as in the Twin Towers.  According to the AFROTC public affairs chair Cassidy O’Neal,…

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From Sidelines to Trojan History

by Emily Mosier “Football, it’s the greatest thing on earth.” These words were spoken by McKenzie Bryant, who can often be found helping Troy’s inside linebackers practice, sometimes on the defensive field during official training, sometimes off the clock.  When Bryant found out in January that Troy’s head football coach needed student assistants, the incoming freshman knew this was her chance to be a part of Troy’s football family. She arrived on campus with 12 letters of recommendation.  And then, she became the only female student football assistant for the…

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