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America Experiences Terrorist Attacks

America Experiences Terrorist Attacks

Sarah Funk, Graphics and Business Editor

December 20, 2017

In the past two months, America has experienced several tragedies, including a terrorist attack in New York followed by a shooting in Texas six days later. Prior to that, a gunman committed a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. Although terrorist attacks have been taking place for much of history,...

Volcano Threatens Indonesian Island

Volcano Threatens Indonesian Island

Peyton Downing, Source Editor

December 20, 2017

Evacuations occur across Bali, south of Singapore and north of Australia, as the volcanic Mount Agung continues to cause tremors.

The Silence Breakers Win Person of the Year

The Silence Breakers Win Person of the Year

Bianca Bucholtz, Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2017

On Dec. 6, TIME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers,” the men and women who stood up and accused those in the entertainment industry of sexual assault and harassment, as Person of the Year. Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift and Isabel Pascual were all featured on the cover as well...

A Day at the ‘Picnic’

A Day at the ‘Picnic’

Kaitlyn Piggott, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017

The Troy Theater Ensemble performed the annual fall play on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the auditorium along with an in-school performance on Nov. 20. The play, titled “Picnic,” is a 1953 William Inge play set in a small town in Kansas on Labor Day. As the first Troy ensemble to perform an Inge play...

Local Lights

Cole Mertz, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017

     The City of Troy hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8 at the Civic Center. The event consisted not only of the lighting itself, but a speech from Mayor Dane Slater, performances by both the Athens choir and Troy High drumline and a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. ...

New Attractions in Troy

New Attractions in Troy

Griffin Novetsky, Web Editor

December 7, 2017

Troy’s business presence is expanding every day, and new storefronts are being added every year.

The JFK Files Unlocked

The JFK Files Unlocked

Jack Stromberg, Section Editor

December 1, 2017

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas. In response, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, “The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the foulest deed of our time.” Over time, many conspiracy theories have arisen regarding Kennedy’s assassination. Several...

Blake Shelton Named Sexiest Man Alive

Blake Shelton Named Sexiest Man Alive

Liam Clancy, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017

Country singer-songwriter and judge on “The Voice” Blake Shelton has been awarded the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Starting with Mel Gibson in 1985, People has crowned one “sexiest man” each year. Following People’s announcement, many people took to social media to voice their skepticism...

A Place We Call Home

A Place We Call Home

Olivia Perron, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is in limbo with making it recipients wonder if they will be in the U.S. much longer. After spending their lives in the States before age 16, these individuals may be sent back to a place they don’t call home. Founded by Barack Obama in 2012, DACA prot...

Lolla Las Vegas

Lolla Las Vegas

Madeline Trumbauer, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

From his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1.  He killed 58 people and injured roughly 500 more, making the Las Vegas attack the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of...

Mid-Autumn and Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn and Mooncakes

Kendyl Gatzemeyer, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2017

Chinese Club celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival this past week with their own mooncake event. The Mid-Autumn Festival is regularly celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the traditional East Asian lunar calendar; this year that day fell on Oct. 4. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated...

Trump Trumps Wall Prototypes

Samantha Fisher, Staffer

October 30, 2017

President Donald Trump’s plans to start construction of the US-Mexico border wall in June 2018 at the San Diego border have been finalized. Prototypes from four different construction companies have been completed after months of delay. Deputy Customs and Border Commissioner Ronald Vitiello says the...