Farewell: Scott Shelton

Scott Shelton Sports Editor Entering college at 18, I struggled with social anxiety. Human interaction, especially with strangers, was not my favorite hobby. But as a journalism major, I had to get over it – or at least better manage it. If I couldn’t, then journalism was not the career field for me. I took a leap of faith and went to my first Tropolitan meeting in the fall of my sophomore year. It only took me a few weeks to already have a regret. That regret was I didn’t…

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Farewell: Luke Brantley

Luke Brantley Variety Editor I started with the Tropolitan the fall semester of my junior year. Ironically enough, my first story for the newspaper was about TrojanVision’s new studio. I was terrified of starting out on that first story. I had done a few small articles as class assignments as I started getting into my major courses, but this was the first time I was writing a big article for an actual publication. I’m a somewhat awkward, introverted person, so I was terrified of going in to interview people for…

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Farewell: Pradyot Sharma

Pradyot Sharma Editor in Chief “If you knew this was your last day on earth, how would you want to spend it?” We have all asked ourselves this question or been asked the question at some point or another. But here is the brutal truth, even if we imagine a million ways we would spend our last day, we never really know when the day comes – so we almost never get to live it out the way we plan it. The end always catches you by surprise. The end…

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Alabama should not extend lockdown

Sam Stroud Staff Writer As this column was being written, the state of Alabama was under a stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey at the beginning of April. Although this order was necessary and proper at the time it was made, continuing it  would be counter-productive and harmful to the state. The purpose of this societal policy of isolation and quarantine is to achieve the objective of “flattening the curve.” Essentially, this isolation, self- and government-imposed, is to slow the spread of the infection of COVID-19, so the federal…

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Our top picks for gaming Spring Sale season

Asem Abdelfattah Opinion Editor Time is abundant, and money is tight. You’re staying at home. You want the most entertainment for the least money. Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo are having their Spring sales now! There are many great deals, here are our top-three games for each console that are college-budget friendly. Some of these are available on more than one console, so make sure to check them all. And time is of the essence because these deals end on April 13. Xbox: Batman Arkham Collection: The bundle includes enhanced versions…

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