Troy student remembered

Ayanna Williams Staff Writer Troy’s students gathered together on Feb. 25 to celebrate the life of William Llyod Etheredge with a candlelight vigil. Etheredge exchanged his earthly life for his eternal life on January 15, 2021 in result of a tragic climbing accident. He was a 19-year-old native from Montgomery, Alabama and a music industry major at Troy University. Etheredge was born on March 28, 2001 in Floodwood, Mississippi to the union of Tod Steven Etheredge and Crystal Lorraine Stamps Etheredge of Pike Road, Alabama. As students gathered together to…

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Troy students rack up ADDY awards

Codi Clemmons Staff Writer Troy University’s Art and Design Department won 16 Awards in the American Advertising Awards Competition this year. Troy University announced the students who were awarded during a ceremony last Thursday. This competition is held every year by the American Advertising Federation, which is the oldest national advertising trade association in the United States. Students are given the opportunity to select the pieces they feel are the best from their portfolios and submit them for the category that coincides with their project. There are more than a…

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Doubling down with DIY masks

PJ Heath Staff Writer A year into the pandemic, it doesn’t look as if face masks are going away anytime soon – even with the new COVID-19 vaccines becoming available. If you’re tired of the masks you see in stores and want to create something that fits your personality, here is how to make a quick and easy DIY face mask. REQUIRED MATERIALS • Two pieces of fabric 8 inches wide and 8½ inches long. • Two 6 -inch long pieces of soft elastic. INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place fabric pieces right…

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Listen to this!

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor Since we’ve had a few warm days this week, I’m going to get my hopes up and act like it’s here to stay. With this mindset comes revisiting artists who make me feel like it’s warm weather year round. One artist I come back to consistently is Shakey Graves. Hailing from Austin, Texas, this (once solo) four-piece band always seems to be in my head on warmer days for some reason. Shakey Graves is hard to pinpoint when it comes to describing its sounds. It…

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Listen to this!

Rory Johnson Staff Writer Black Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” is turning 50 years old this July and has remained a classic throughout its years. I consider “Master of Reality” my favorite Black Sabbath album because of songs like “After Forever” and “Lord of This World.” Another reason I enjoy the album is the mystical cover art, which plays into the namesake. The album starts off with the song “Sweet Leaf,” which features a man coughing starting in the left and ending in the right ear. The effect plays right into…

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