Student sip and paint at Arch event

by Chloe Rensink Students and residents of Troy were able to socialize at a ‘Sip and Paint’ night, meant to serve as a relaxing event last Friday, January 27. The Arch Club House, the recreational center connected to The Arch apartment buildings in Troy, held a Paint and Sip from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 P.M, welcoming students to channel their creative energy into works of art. “I wanted this event to engage young adults in something fun and artsy,” said Kyishaundra Jones, a Troy University alumna with a Bachelor’s in…

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Pike Piddlers Storytelling festival comes to Troy

by Katelyn Smith Featuring Bil Lepp, Tim Lowry, Donald Davis, and Barbara McBride-Smith, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling festival was filled with stories to tell.  The festival is an annual event where entertainers tell their wildest, most interesting stories to an audience, complete with props and dramatic voices. The two-day event took place Friday and Saturday at The Trojan Center Theater at Troy University, and it cost $25 a ticket. Bil Lepp, an entertainer from West Virginia, said he loves the work he does on stage.  “I love storytelling, it’s been…

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New SGA senators: Expectations, goals

by Mackenzie Foster The Student Government Association has added some new members to its organization to give Troy University’s campus a semester filled with Trojan pride from a full crew.  Recently, SGA held a vacancy election for the Spring 2023 semester to fill the empty seats of thirteen senators.  With SGA finally being able to fill those seats, the organization is ready to see what the new senators will bring to the campus.  “I think that it’ll be really good that we have passionate people that want to better Troy…

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Students go head-to-head in laser tag

by Emmaleigh Clegg On Wednesday evening, students had the opportunity to go head-to-head against each other in a game of laser tag put on by Troy University’s University Activities Council.  The event was put on in order to promote student life and to provide an escape from the stress of being in college.              Students that participated in laser tag played a team elimination game. Each player was given fifteen lives, and the first team to eliminate all the players on the opposing team was the winner.              “I’ve definitely been having…

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University to complete construction in summer ’24

by Libby Thornton Troy University is 25 percent done with $57 million  worth of construction projects that will transform the campus. The buildings are on track to be completed in May 2024, and they’ll match the university’s architecture, said Robert Burkey, Troy University’s Executive Director of Facility Operations. “In the higher educational setting it’s all about recruiting,” Burkey said. “We’re competing for  students and the look and feel of a campus plays a large part in that.”  The building set to house the College of Health and Human services will have state-of-the-art teaching…

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