Troy student performs in Rose Parade

Cailey Wright Staff Writer On New Year’s Day, a Troy University student had the opportunity of a lifetime to perform for thousands of spectators both in person and on television. Katarina Agnew, a junior music major and clarinet player in the Sound of the South, marched in the 2022 Rose Parade. Agnew traveled across the country to Pasadena, California, to participate in the 5 and 1/2-mile-long parade.  Though Agnew has marched in parades since high school, marching in the Rose Parade was an experience unlike any other. “We all got…

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Quarantine time shortened

Claudia Peppenhorst Staff Writer With COVID cases back on the rise nationally due to the Omicron strand, Troy University is encouraging students to get tested if they have been exposed or are showing symptoms of the illness.  Currently there is a national shortage of COVID tests due to the rise of cases at the beginning of the year, and some students may be wondering where to turn to get tested.  The student health center on campus is offering COVID tests to students, available by appointment.  “Testing has become pretty difficult…

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Chip Lindsey ousted as Troy’s head football coach

Troy University has fired Chip Lindsey as its head football coach with just one game left in his third season.  Director of Athletics Brent Jones announced defensive coordinator Brandon Hall will serve as the interim head coach to finish out the season. “I appreciate Coach Lindsey’s hard work over these last three years,” Jones said. “However, after significant review, a change in leadership is needed.  “I met with Coach Lindsey this afternoon and informed him that we would be making a change effective immediately. Our expectation for our football program…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Mask mandate relaxes

Troy University administration announced that the mask mandate put in place in August will be relaxed. “Effective Monday, Oct. 18, masks/face coverings will be optional inside campus buildings and facilities,” The Coronavirus Task Force announced. “However, faculty members may, at their discretion, require masks/face coverings inside instructional spaces (i.e. classrooms, labs, etc.) to include faculty offices.” “Students must follow the mask guidelines established by their professors for classes, labs and office visits.” Areas that masks will still be required include University Transit vehicles. The task force will continue to monitor cases…

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Masks required indoors across campus

Troy University announced that it will be requiring face masks in all indoor spaces beginning Monday, Aug. 31.  Exclusions include eating while dining, outdoors, while working out in the fitness center and in your own dorm room. The university expects the protocols to be temporary and to issue following guidances on Friday, Sept. 17 on whether the mask mandate will be lifted or extended.

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