Design Students Win Awards at Film Festival

by Sheldon Bloom             Over winter break, two students of Troy University received recognition and awards for their short film at the Troy University-hosted Yellowhammer Film Festival.              On December 17th, students gathered for the 2nd annual Yellowhammer Film Festival, a local short film and video festival directed by Troy University’s own assistant professor of design, Chris Stagl. Amongst the over 250 entrants to the festival were two Troy University students, Howard Purvee Jr. and Nathan Hobbs, whose short film “Unseen” would go on to win the Yellowhammer Award as the best student…

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Troy Allows Guns on Campus in Vehicles

by Emily Mosier A new state law has prompted Troy University to update its campus policies to allow students to keep guns in their vehicles, provided gun owners keep the weapons out of sight and in locked compartments.  Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 in March, making Alabama the 22nd state to legalize the concealed carry of a pistol without a permit. The legislation, which took effect January 1, contains a small section requiring that public universities and colleges allow students, staff, faculty and visitors to keep firearms in…

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