Chinese Culture Club’s events for Fall 2020

Kenton Arrington Staff Writer The diversity of culture among students is a large part of what makes Troy University unique, and one organization dedicated to sharing their culture is the Chinese Culture Club (CCC).  Austin Wayne Deal, an administrative support specialist for the Confucius Institute and a representative for the CCC, gave some insight on upcoming events planned for the semester. “We offer non-credit Mandarin Chinese courses for adults and children,” Deal said. “(The classes are offered) both online and in-person.” The Mandarin courses will be offered in 10 90-minute…

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Theater plans change amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Theater plans change amid COVID-19 pandemic Tierra McCall  Staff Writer With many are having to adjust for what is arguably the most uncertain fall semester current students have experienced, Troy’s Department of Theatre and Dance has been no exception. With COVID-19 prompting the cancelation of the second half of the department’s spring production schedule, the fall schedule once seemed questionable, too. The department’s plans for the current semester are still tentative and decisions are being made to ensure the best and safest way for the students to perform – but…

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Pike County deemed ‘high risk’

As more than 40 Troy University students have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) showed Pike County as one of only four counties deemed “very high risk” for community spread.  “It’s based on the fact that we’ve had a consistent amount of cases each day for 14 days,” said Herb Reeves, Pike County EMA director and Troy dean of students. According to the ADPH, the risk factor is determined by the number of days a county has a downward trend of cases each day. “They’re…

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Masks and social distancing required

Tomiwa Akintode Staff Writer   As Troy University’s campus sets to reopen on Wednesday, the school begins the safety protocols which were announced in an email earlier in April. These protocols include compulsory face masks worn in places on campus where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as classrooms, dorms and laboratories. The Troy Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center states that these face coverings are not required in personal environments or places where physical distancing can be achieved. Areas such as the Troy University’s Dining Hall also have mandates in place…

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Recording artist Halo discusses her journey as an artist and student

Coby Alexander Hannah “Halo” Littleton, a senior broadcast journalism major from Montgomery, Alabama, is a musical artist and student at Troy University. After falling in love with the being the lead singer for a praise band at her high school, Littleton said that music turned into a career path for her. However, balancing school and music with being a full-time student who also commutes isn’t always easy. “It is tiresome,” Littleton said. “I drive about an hour and then drive back (to Montgomery) to go to the Studio Media where…

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