Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Thursday marks the anniversary of the adoption of our country’s constitution. Even though there are no fireworks being shot off, the day is just as important to our great nation as July 4. The Constitution is the single most important cornerstone which this country rests upon. It has defined what kind of nation the United States is, one which thrives off individualism and liberty. The Constitution defines what our government’s powers are by breaking each of the three branches down. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution…Read More
Troy University Board of Trustees Vice President pro tempore and first black SGA president Lamar Higgins recounts life of involvement and change
Luke Brantley Variety Editor Troy University Board of Trustees member Lamar Higgins was born in Marbury, Alabama, a small town in the center of the state, close to Prattville. Higgins began attending school while segregation was still in full effect. He attended a segregated school, until his fifth grade year. According to Higgins, going from his previous school to the now-integrated Marbury High School was a big change, especially in terms of the school facilities. “My class actually had two grades in it at one time,” he said, describing his…Read More
Can POTUS order a nuclear strike?
Pradyot Sharma Variety Editor American Downfall, a discussion group led by Luke Ritter, an assistant professor of history, organized a discussion on the limitations of the powers of the president of the United States (POTUS), including the question of whether the president could order a nuclear strike. The discussion followed a presentation by James Todhunter, an assistant professor of political science, on the powers of the president. “Naturally, one of the hottest topics on this issue is nuclear weapons and what limitations there are when it comes to a president…Read More