The Chariot

What is Perfection?

Grace Johnson, Staff Writer | February 25, 2020

Perfect. A very simple, but complex word. A word with one and many meanings. According to the Oxford dictionary, the word “perfect” means, “having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.”  Perfection is a distinct concept that has evolved over the course of time. This has motivated people to attempt to achieve perfection, whether...

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Are Memes Really That Funny?

Andy DeGrand, Staff Writer | February 21, 2020

Many students are familiar with the short-form video hosting service called Vine. Vine was an entertainment network where users could share six-second looping videos. After Vine was shut down on Jan. 17, 2017, many students turned to memes for entertaining content. According to Merriam-Webster, a meme is “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that...

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Relationship Gone, Lingering Pain

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

It’s a breakup. It is severed, no communication, that’s supposed to be the point. Yet, they still pull out their phone and scroll through old pictures, still rack their brains to figure out how to get it back to how it was. Maybe there are tears, maybe not, but it will never be the same. It doesn’t matter really, a breakup is a breakup. There will always be pain, whether the relationship is romantic...

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Divided on Diversity

Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor | February 19, 2020

When the 2020 presidential elections kicked off late last year, the American populace was met with candidates like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. With this, the typical status quo category of older white male candidates was filled. One category that hasn’t ever been filled until the 2020 election, however, was the Asian American category. Entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate...

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Crosstown Rivalry

February 19, 2020

It’s a love-to-hate scenario. Between the two schools, they each are constantly competing. It’s normal: the two major high schools in the same city, arguing over which sports team is better, which school has smarter students, which school does more for the community, which one is just better. The rivalry, the “this side of town” vs. “that side of town,” has been engraved in students’...

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Reaching Nirvana

Gabby DeRose, Staff Writer | December 18, 2019

Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, enhance self-awareness and promote emotional health. While many people meditate for religious purposes, others meditate for its spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health benefits. Senior Lana Rihawi, Meditation club’s leader and voice of action, hoped that by forming the club, she would draw people together to spread a message of mental health care...

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No Two Are the Same

Rory Knauss, Staff Writer | December 16, 2019

Snowflakes are very similar to students. Each are differently shaped, and no two snowflakes are the same, just like every student has their own way of learning. Education is delivered in distinct categories, may it be visually, hands-on or auditory. Over time, students develop methods in learning that work best for them to ensure their understanding of classroom materials. What works for one student...

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Learning Outside the Bubble

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

Behind the second door to the left in the English hallway, English Teacher Lisa Knudson stands in front of her 12 Literature and Composition class. She pulls out a marker and writes the word “poverty” in black print. Then, she turns and begins a discussion with her class about the effects of poverty. The class proceeds to name issues: crime, disease, hunger, lack of education, discrimination. Knudson...

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Are APs Always the Right Way to Go?

Andy DeGrand, Staff Writer | December 16, 2019

Advanced Placement is a program created by the College Board that offers college-level curriculum to high school students. AP classes can give college credits to students that do well on the exams in May. With many students’ having a heavy class-load, homework and tests can get overwhelming rather quickly. “When two tests overlap at the same time and you’re trying to struggle with both and...

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Applications and Anxiety

Gabby DeRose, Staff Writer | December 6, 2019

The start to a new year often means the start to new stresses. College applications are the center of this stress for many seniors. From filling out the Common Application, to applying for The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, many seniors have the constant worry about their future looming over their heads. With many colleges closing their early application deadlines, students have been desperate...

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