The Chariot

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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A New Addition

Rory Knauss, Staff Writer | October 29, 2019

Freshmen were thrown a curveball when Troy High gave them iPads for the first time. They were the only grade who received iPads. The school provided all students and teachers of ninth grade classes, with a sixth generation iPad and blue Logitech Rugged Combo 2 protective case with an attached keyboard. Biology Teacher Alyssa Armstrong uses the iPads to efficiently manage her classes. “I...

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Sodexo to Chartwells

Andy DeGrand, Staff Writter | October 29, 2019

This year, Troy High has changed the lunch food company from Sodexo to Chartwells. Many students have their own opinion on the switch. Last year the food provider was Sodexo, a multi-national food service company that provides food for not just schools, but many other places like nursing homes, hospitals and different kinds of businesses. As of this year, Chartwells is the new food service company...

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Deer Pressure

AJ Kowalak, Staff Writer | October 29, 2019

Troy High’s deer head, Canela, is synonymous with many things. When most students hear the name Canela, they may think about the TC Line or their first high school football game in the student section. One of the more serious things that is associated with Canela is peer pressure. For many freshmen, to be pressured or even forced to kiss the deer head can be overwhelming. There comes a point where...

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Is Summer Break Really a Break?

Kaitlyn Piggott, Copy Editor | June 13, 2019

With the summer nearing, students are studying for finals, finishing up the last of tests, competing in their last couple of spring games and planning for vacations in the sun. Incoming seniors are prepping for college applications and narrowing down the list of where they might want to attend- if they want to attend. Juniors are studying for the SAT, which in this day in age is pressed heavily upon...

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Jack Stromberg, Photo Editor | May 6, 2019

It’s no understatement to say that our school is the textbook definition of a “melting pot;” it’s home to nearly 2,000 students, all with unique ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. However, there is a rather unique upbringing shared by just two students (whose names have been changed as they wish to remain anonymous); growing up in the Unification Church, also sometimes referred to as “The...

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