Review: ‘Joker’ is nothing to laugh at

(PHOTO/ AntMan3001 photo via Flickr) Joaquin Phoenix’s version of the titular villian is raw, real, and unsettling to the core.  Luke Brantley Variety Editor “Joker” is no joke.  This dark origin story is directed by Todd Phillips, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Joker. Despite the name that the character and the movie share, the Read More

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Pike County United Appeal hosting a Halloween costume photo contest to raise money for its agencies

(CONTRIBUTED/ Emma Daniel) The photo used for this story is representing Halloween costumes on Troy’s campus and is not entered into the PCUA photo contest.  Andrea Hammack Staff Writer As Halloween approaches, many are searching for ways to dress up and get creative. The Pike County United Appeal (PCUA) is helping with just that by hosting Read More

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No one really knows what they’re doing – and that’s OK

Student discusses mid-semester blues and the college major crisis  Draven Jackson Arts and Living Editor It’s that time of year again: time for the existential crises and questioning every decision you’ve ever made. Or at least time to wonder if you’re on the right path with your current major.  It’s an understandable dilemma that almost everyone Read More

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The ins-and-outs of deconstructing productions after the curtains close

(PHOTO/ Rojan Maharjan) “Mamma Mia!”, which premiered on campus last year, had an intricate set and a large cast, requiring a lot of work both to put the show together and to take it apart.  Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Have you ever watched a theatrical performance and wondered to yourself: what happens to the show when Read More

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Student discusses benefits of physical art and music in the age of instant streaming

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer While most people can agree that art and music can be timeless, an important conversation for music and art lovers centers around what form is the best for consuming them.  Nowadays music is mainly consumed digitally through apps such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc., which allows the content to remain popular, Read More

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