Getting into the swing of things!

Abhigya Ghimire Staff Writer While most students are busy running from one class to another, caught up in their hectic college lives, a group of students meet every Monday and Thursday to take a break from the stress and enjoy some swing dancing.  “I just think it’s very unique. People don’t really dance like this anymore, and it’s like stepping back in to the time,” said Abbey Collins, a senior elementary education major from Alabaster, Alabama.  Collins has been the president of the swing dance club for one and half…

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Annual ISCO Festival brings international flavor to Troy

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) held its annual ISCO Festival Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring food and entertainment from cultures all over the world.  Everyone was invited to attend, and the event was almost completely sold out, with about 300 people attending.  According to Matthew Knopps, a junior accounting major from Pell City and the treasurer of the club, ISCO members worked the whole fall semester and part of the previous spring semester to put together the festival.  “It’s a lot of work; we have…

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Showcase marries dance and art

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Troy’s Department of Theater and Dance and Department of Art and Design are busy preparing their art and dance showcase “Art in Motion,” which will open Thursday, Nov. 8. The production will marry the creations of dance students with those of art students. “Normally, the fall show is all student choreography,” said Olivia Tompkins, a sophomore dance major from Jacksonville. “The premise for this show is that we were each assigned an artist from a collaborative class, and we worked together throughout the semester.” Kara Justice,…

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Student discusses benefits of required fine arts classes

Olivia Nobles Contributor Though it may seem like a useless requirement for every college student to have to take a fine arts class to complete his or her undergraduate degree, it is important for students to try and see the value of their more artistically inclined classes. As a fine arts minor, I may seem biased when I assert an art education is beneficial for everyone, but years of research back me up on this. A study from 2002 done by the Arts Education Partnership demonstrates children who were exposed …

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