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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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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