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Tomiwa Akintode reflects on her experience becoming involved on campus as an international student.

Tomiwa Akintode reflects on her experience becoming involved on campus as an international student.

In my first semester of my freshman year, I was very new to the campus so I had no idea on how to get involved in school activities. This made me stay home most of the time, missing opportunities that would have helped me if I had some form of idea of what I could…

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Surviving a pandemic as a senior international student

Nigerian TROY student Tomiwa Akintode reveals her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic as she prepares to graduate in December.

Nigerian TROY student Tomiwa Akintode reveals her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic as she prepares to graduate in December.

Growing up in Nigeria, your graduation was one of the moments you looked forward to; it was a proud achievement you always celebrated with your loved ones. I grew up attending the college graduations of older cousins, and I had seen how proud everyone had been of them as they walked the stage. I would…

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It Came from the Archives: A singing convention at the 1949 Houston County Fair

Dr. Marty Olliff's latest column focuses on a singing tradition that hit the Wiregrass in 1949.

Dr. Marty Olliff's latest column focuses on a singing tradition that hit the Wiregrass in 1949.

In Southern folklife the singing convention has a long and illustrious history.  Always commercial ventures, they changed in scale as communication, printing, and travel technology expanded their market.  A new acquisition in the Wiregrass Archives, the Souvenir Edition, Tenth Annual Frank Stamps – Houston Co. Fair Singing Convention program (available for 50 cents), bears witness…

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It Came from the Archives: Dothan man was among fastest on the open sea

Dr. Marty Olliff's ongoing series turns its attention to a Dothan man who once shared the Atlantic crossing speed record.

Dr. Marty Olliff's ongoing series turns its attention to a Dothan man who once shared the Atlantic crossing speed record.

People in the Wiregrass have known about Bishop Cleaners since it opened in Dothan in 1947. But few know that in November 1945, its founder, Eustace E. Bishop, was one of the fastest men on the open sea.

A lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Bishop served on the aircraft carrier/troopship USS Lake Champlain…

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