Listen to this – Enough by Nathan Nzanga

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor This “Listen to This” from me will be short as there’s only one artist I want to focus on this week. Nathan Nzanga, “a first-generation Congolese-American storyteller with a whole lot of love to share,” according to his website nzangamusic.com, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  He uses all elements of genres which have influenced him, including folk, soul, gospel and musical theater and refers to himself as a “SoulPop Storyteller” rather than just a rapper. I can agree with this title as he…

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New policies and changes implemented for Troy University library

Tierra McCall  Staff Writer   The Troy University Library, located in Wallace Hall, is implementing some new policies for the fall 2020 semester. These changes include new hours, new databases and new policies.  With the new fall hours, the library is open Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may differ during holidays and exam week.  The library offers more than 245 databases, which gives students access to millions of articles on…

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Studying in groups vs. studying alone

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer With only two weeks of classes remaining for the semester, students are putting everything into giving that one final push to save their grades. As deadlines for research papers and the pressure of exams loom over them, students look to get the most of out the little time they have left: to either cram the course or maybe just get a little extra credit for their class, And in this last-ditch effort, study groups seem to serve as a viable and an effective option for many.…

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Local lynching victims honored by history class

Abhigya Ghimire Staff Writer In May 1895, an African-American man, Jerico Shivers, was thrown into Pea River in Coffee County with a sinker around his neck by a group of men for an un-tried allegation of rape. On Sunday, April 8, a few students from the class HIS 2225 African American Experience along with their lecturer, Kathryn Tucker, took part in a soil collection from Coffee County where Shivers was lynched. Shivers is one of the eight lynching victims in and around Pike County the class is studying this semester.…

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Faculty take charge toward lowering textbook prices

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Bret Woods, an assistant professor of ethnomusicology, has used the library’s course reserve to provide textbook references for all his classes ever since he started teaching at Troy in 2012. When a textbook is put in reserve at the library, students can check it out for two hours to do their assignments. “I want to allow all students in my classes to have an equal platform for accessing the information in their reading assignments,” Woods said. “I don’t think that financial resources should play a role…

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