From the Editor: We will continue to be your voice

Pradyot Sharma Editor-in-Chief Tuesday morning, Troy University announced suspension of all on campus classes for the remainder of the spring semester and the summer semester. COVID-19 has impacted the lives of billions around the world with the United States issuing strict guidelines to help flatten the curve of contagion while numerous other nations have imposed mandatory quarantines. As the student newspaper covering a diverse university, we know that our readers and stakeholders are affected not just by university decisions, but also by decisions made at the national level and internationally.…

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Editorials must not promote falsehoods

Editors Note: The views expressed are the unanimous opinion of the editors of the Tropolitan. Editorials stand as the official, corporate opinion of the Tropolitan.  Our opinions are not influenced by campus organizations or societies, university administration or political parties. The editors of the Tropolitan would like to address a recent editorial column from the Democrat-Reporter in Linden who advocated a political view based on hatred, not from a heart of service. The column, “Klan needs to ride again,” was authored by the Reporter’s editor and publisher, Goodloe Sutton, and…

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Editorial: Trop is a platform for your opinion

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief  Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor As the student newspaper for Troy University, the Tropolitan aims to provide a platform where students can express their views. Being a student newspaper means that students are not just our readers but also the ones who shape, create and report the news.  The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees us free speech and we as a student publication would like to provide a platform for just that.  We publish contributions or letters to the editor addressing issues ranging from those…

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Editorial: NYT correct to print anonymous column by senior Trump administration official

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the anonymous column published in The New York Times last week, the editors of the Tropolitan fully support the Times’ decision to run the column without revealing the identity of the author.  The op-ed titled “I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration” has brought an immediate reaction from President Donald Trump, who went as far as asking the attorney general to investigate the author as a threat to national security.  Despite the debate on the implications of this op-ed, the…

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A letter from the editor: We are here to pursue the truth

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Newton Lee gave a charge to journalists to be watchdogs, not lapdogs, to tirelessly search for the hidden truth, holding accountable the powerful who may try to hide from it The Tropolitan has fought to rise to this challenge since its inception. Even through lawsuits and periods of censorship, its staff has worked to uphold quality and stand as a lighthouse for Troy University’s students and community. Our world today is one in which “fake news” has become both common and common phrase, but there are still…

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