New Sports Bar Coming to Troy

by Emily Mosier Alabama sports bar chain Baumhower’s Victory Grill will be opening a location in July on the Trojan Parkway adjacent to Publix. Construction workers recently broke ground on The Troy University-themed restaurant, which will hire between 80 and 100 employees. Bob Baumhower, the CEO, and a Miami Dolphins nose tackle from 1977 to 1986, described the restaurant as “intense,” with 60 flat-screen TVs, roll-up garage doors and an outdoor patio. “This is the first of its kind” in the chain, Baumhower said. “We’re doing these things called TV…

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Students Test Their Knowledge at Presidential Trivia Kahoot Night

by Emmaleigh Clegg Troy students had the opportunity to test their presidential proficiency on Thursday evening as Troy University’s College Republicans hosted a presidential trivia night to promote their organization.     “I figured it would have a broad interest and attract a lot of people that might have some knowledge in U.S history,” said College Republicans member Wesley Bagwell, a senior political science major from Homewood, Alabama. “I think it’s a great way for people to have fun, as well as promote the club to people that might have an interest…

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Voices heard at karaoke night

by Belle Johnson Students were given the chance to have their voices heard at Troy University’s New Era’s Back to School Karaoke Night.  The group, known as TUNE, provided walking tacos, a popular dish among Troy students,  while participants sang along to their favorite songs.  “[Karaoke night] marks our first event for the spring semester,” said Damione Chambers, a sophomore Criminal Justice major and member of TUNE. “We are really hosting it to get to know more people on campus because new people have come to Troy. “A karaoke night helps people loosen…

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King, Lewis Continue to Inspire

by Libby Thornton Sixty-six years ago, John Lewis, or the “Boy from Troy” as Martin Luther King Jr. called him, applied to Troy State University. Like many black students at the time, was rejected. Now, students of all races, ethnicities and nationalities bustle about a Troy University building with his name on it.  While Martin Luther King Jr. inspired his namesake January 16 holiday, the Troy University campus community also recently celebrated other civil rights icons, including Lewis, a local hero. In November 2020, defied a 2017 state law prohibiting…

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