Civil Rights icon was ‘radical’ in his time

Oluwaseun Omotayo  News Editor If asked today, many people know bits and pieces of the famous “I have a dream” speech, yet only a smaller portion of these people have proper knowledge about the man behind it: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was an African American minister who was just what the doctor ordered during the civil rights movement.  This movement happened to abolish racial segregation and fight for equality for African Americans through nonviolent protests. At the forefront of these protests was King.  One of Kings’ first achievements…

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Freshman Forum honors MLK

Cailey Wright  Staff Writer Freshman Forum not only acknowledged the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., but also celebrated who he was as an individual last Thursday during a ceremony put together by the organization.  Freshman Forum Public Relations Chairwoman and first-year history education major Shalyn Merida explained that King was more than just his successes during the Civil Rights Movement. To honor his legacy, Freshman Forum organized a canned food drive.  “He was also about service,” Merida said. “That is why we did the canned food drive. We really…

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SGA plans for new semester

Oluwaseun Omotayo News Editor As it gets closer to the end of their tenure, members of the executive cabinet of the Student Government Association look forward to how much can be accomplished with the limited time left.  “At the moment, SGA is working on preparing for Mr. and Miss Trojan Pride, Most Outstanding Women, and the Senate vacancy elections,” said Tim Showalter, the executive vice-president for the SGA.  “In addition, the different committees within SGA are brainstorming ways that we can reach out to the student body.  “This semester, SGA…

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Library showcases Civil Air Patrol in new exhibit

Cailey Wright Staff Writer The campus library is a fantastic resource for students to get information and learn something new.  However, students don’t have to read a book to learn about the Civil Air Patrol when they visit the library. Kelly Reeves, the interlibrary loan coordinator, organized a banner display that showcases the history of the Civil Air Patrol. Reeves explained that the Civil Air Patrol has origins in World War II when an aviator returned to the United States from a trip to Germany.  Gill Robb, the aviator, brought…

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Distillery breaks ground

Claudia Peppenhorst Staff Writer It was a significant moment for the city of Troy as leaders of the Troy community and the state break ground on the new Clyde May’s distillery Monday.  The event featured speakers from Clyde May’s family and Gov. Kay Ivey, who said this distillery would be a visited spot for the state of Alabama.  “This distillery is going to be a tourist destination where a lot of people from in-state and around the country are going to come to see this facility, and that’s a good…

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