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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School of Accounting renamed the William H. Carr School of Accountancy

Cailey Wright Accountancy Day is an annual event at Troy, but this year’s event was unique due to the School of Accountancy being renamed for William H. Carr, who has generously donated to the school over the years. The Troy University School of Accountancy has been renamed the William H. Carr School of Accountancy. The renaming comes due to the accountancy program’s 25-year long relationship with the accountancy firm, Carr, Riggs & Ingram. “For us in a business school setting, having a name of accountancy, in particular, after someone like…

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NPHC, dance department, perform at step tease

by Emily Mosier A large crowd of students gathered Thursday night to watch the annual Step Tease event at the Janice Hawkins amphitheater.  Step Tease, put on by Troy University’s Activities Council (UAC), takes place every fall. There were dance performances by NPHC Fraternities and Sororities, the Sound of the South Danceline, and the Troy University Dance Ensemble. Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson, a comedian who rose to stardom with his videos analyzing Alabama Crimson Tide football games and who has hosted every on-campus Step Tease, as well as DJ Red , kept the…

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