Tropolitan editor shares her day-in-the-life experience as an American student

Hanna Cooper Tropolitan Editor-in-Chief I should have known that a day in the life of a Troy student during this academic year was going to look a little bit different when I was searching the shelves at every store in the city for hand sanitizer as a part of my back-to-school shopping.  As a senior during a global pandemic, making sure I attend the correct pod (more on that later) and I have a mask on me has become a normal part of my daily routine.  So, it’s morning here…

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ENgLIST editor shares her daily experiences at her university in Slovenia

Karin Petko ENgLIST Editor-in-Chief I know, I know, you have probably just fallen asleep and you have just forgotten about your worries and started dreaming about something wonderful, yet I am bothering you with my morning routine already Well, it is not my fault – let’s rightly put the blame on the time difference. So, bear with me.  Sweet dreams to you, and good morning to me. Waking up comes first and apart from staying awake at occasionally boring lectures, it is the hardest part of the day. The rest…

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If you’re craving tunes with an international twist – check out these artists

Andrea Hammack and Rory Johnson Tropolitan ANDREA’S REVIEW The great thing about music is its ability to connect people from all over the world. With The Tropolitan’s collaboration with the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia underway, sharing new experiences through music was a priority for both staffs.  The Tropolitan, along with Ariela Herček, the poetry editor and proofreader-in-chief for the ENgLIST (whose review of the American music included in the playlist is also included in this edition) have worked together to compile some “feel good” songs that cater to those…

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An international take on an American playlist

ENgLIST contributor The opening notes of “Call Me the Breeze” by J. J. Cale immediately transfer the listener to the era of blues and rock, with both music genres mixing together to give the song that special sound that can only be considered “American.” The simple lyrics of the song give the impression of riding down the highway in the South with the windows down and the breeze ruffling your hair as you listen to the radio turned up as loud as it can go to really feel that 12-bar…

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International students share pandemic experiences

Rory Johnson Staff Writer Over the last year of quarantine, many international students had to decide if they would stay in Troy or return to their home countries due to the pandemic. Many international students who returned home had problems with time differences between Troy and their home countries when it came to assignment deadlines. “The hardest part to me was staying up until midnight to attend my classes,” said Pedro da Silva, a senior music industry major from Lisbon, Portugal. “Luckily, some professors were lenient with this since classes…

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