The Chariot

Cooking Up a Storm

Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor | May 19, 2020

Natalia Amador Banana muffins are something senior Natalia Amador has been making again and again, especially because they’re usually gone in a few days.  “With the time that I have now I can make lots of things from scratch,”  Amador said. Amador enjoys the sometimes tricky process of working with pasta dough. “As a family we used to cook homemade pasta on Sundays every once...

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Review of Returning TV

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief | February 21, 2020

Yes, I’ll be honest, one of my favorite things about the new year isn’t the ball dropping or some resolution I never uphold. It’s the fall series picking up after their mid-season break. As an avid “NCIS” fan, I tune in on the naval criminal investigative team every week. If I’m being blunt, fall’s final episodes made me upset. For those who don’t know the plot of the show, it’s...

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Communication Conflicts

AJ Kowalak, Staff Writer | February 19, 2020

Throughout the past decade, social media has been both a tool and a detriment to many impressianable teenagers. Senior Lauren Hughes has had social media since sixth grade, when she got her first cell phone. “Everyone had social media so I got [social media],” Hughes said. In addition to features like posting photos and sharing memes, many students, like senior Caroline Zhang, use social media...

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A League Of Her Own

Meriam Meram, Body Copy Editor | February 19, 2020

The new year usually means a fresh start, and new beginnings. With the start of a new decade, 2020 has proved to be a year of big changes. Not only are things beginning to heat up on the political side with several female presidential contenders, but the movie industry is also beginning to portray a new category of onscreen characters. Three female-led superhero movies are set to come out in 2020,...

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The Sequel Trilogy Review

Ping-yu Hsu, Staff Writer | January 10, 2020

     My first experience with Star Wars was the second chronological movie in the series, "Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of The Clones." I was a very young child when I first watched it. I was charmed by the interesting and cool stories that were told by George Lucas. So when I saw the trailer for a new Star Wars trilogy directed by J.J. Abrams, I was so excited for it I counted down the days until...

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Have A Rockin’ Holiday!

Chloe Collins, Digital Content Editor | December 16, 2019

Every year, the holiday season seems to appear when Halloween ends and November begins. Local radio stations such as 98.7 and 100.3 start the holiday music on Nov. 1. Seeing as the holiday music played is mainly the old school originals or overplayed pop covers of songs that have been around for years, many people may expect it and get sick of it quickly. When people get absorbed in what they already...

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Are You Still Watching?

Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor | December 16, 2019

It’s Friday night. Hot Cheetos on deck, tucked under a blanket, junior Julia Marku settles in for a binge. A few miles away, a similar scene unfolds as junior Annie Joseph sets down a basket with piles of laundry and gets to folding. As many people have started making the transition from watching mainstream T.V. to using streaming services, a new culture surrounding entertainment has emerged. Marku...

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Down with Big Brother!

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief | December 16, 2019

Poverty. Death. Weapons. Adults are unavailable and unreliable. Teens are the only people who can save the world. Dystopian novels have become an integral part in young adult literature. Readers are transported into dark, cruel and unruly worlds: the society in “Lord of the Flies” of distress among savage boys, Ember, from “City of Ember,” the ailing city of limited electricity, the nation...

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The Big Chill

Andy DeGrand, Staff Writer | December 9, 2019

The sequel to Disney’s 2013 blockbuster, “Frozen,” not only leaves the audience with another great family movie, but another outstanding soundtrack. My personal favorites would be “Into the Unknown,” “Some Things Never Change,” and “Show Yourself.” “Frozen 2” felt like it hit the theaters way before Nov. 22 with all the plot predictions and gossip. With a second movie to continue...

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