The Chariot

A Spark For Music

Raneen AlRammahi, staff reporter | May 23, 2021

Music, to the average person, can be beautiful and pleasant to listen to, but to many musicians, music is everything — it's their life, their struggles, their happiness. That is what music is to senior Angela Lee.    Lee is a graduating senior member of Troy High’s Orchestra and on her way to pursuing a musical career.    "I always had an interest in pursuing music as a...

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Follow The Leader

Avril Yu, Staff Reporter | May 21, 2021

“Leadership” is a word which is often both beloved and dreaded by many students. Beloved, because possession of this noun is something that can be applauded, and dreaded, because it seems to exist in almost every college essay prompt. As with any human trait, leadership holds no solid definition, and it’s of little use to try and give it one — like pinning butterflies to a corkboard. What is...

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“It was somewhat of a hail mary.”

Andy DeGrand, Print Editor-in-Chief | May 10, 2021

“We honestly did not expect any response back from him. We were hopeful for some kind of email back, but to have him send us a video and a signed copy of his poems was so nice,” senior Apoorva Mirji said. “It just goes to show how dedicated Mr. Blanco is to the art of poetry and the themes it presents.” The closer it gets to the last day of school, the more senioritis many seniors tend to...

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A Starry Night

Bridgette Scott, Social Media Editor | March 16, 2021

Although it’s been a different and difficult time for many, despite all of that French Club has been able to stay connected. The French club has done many amazing things this year. Some examples include a virtual painting party where they discuss French art and paint it as well.   Even though French club has had obstacles Officer Sissie Liang discusses how they overcame those.   “In...

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Environmental Activists Club

Katelyn Peaslee, Staff Reporter | March 9, 2021

The Environmental Activist (EA) club focuses on trying to help the environment through mediums such as volunteer work and community organizations. Even with the COVID-19 virus, the EA club is finding ways to help our ecosystems. Senior AJ Joseph states why people should join the EA club. “One reason to join is if you’re interested in the environment and just want to make some friends,”...

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Art Online

Luanni Ford, Graphics Editor | March 4, 2021

Having many students drawn to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at Troy High, art classes can be a good creative outlet for non-STEM inclined students. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, many students don't have easy access to traditional materials they would normally have access to in class. Even with the pandemic and the majority of the student body being online, many art teachers...

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Poor Connection, Try Again Later

Anjali Sanil, Staff Reporter | March 4, 2021

Online school has presented many students with a challenge most have never faced before. As the pandemic drags on, being isolated and kept away from friends and other loved ones for nearly a year now has been harmful to many students. Stuck at home all day, many teens are unable to achieve the independence and socialization that they need.    An article from the Washington Post presents...

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Where did It All go?

Raneen AlRammahi, staff reporter | March 3, 2021

Students crowded around on an early morning. Chatter and laughter fill the air as students walk down the endless hallways to find their class, where their teachers greet them with a smile. They situate themselves at their desk and think, “Where did all that go?” as they stare at the dead-end zoom class, sitting alone in their bedroom on a Monday morning.    This is now the life of many...

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A New Stanza

Avril Yu, Staff Reporter | March 3, 2021

To many, the atmosphere of high school beats like a pair of butterfly’s wings, always shifting and inconstant. In these four years, many students go through some of their greatest changes as they learn new material in subjects with unfamiliar names, and scramble to find their own place in the grand scheme of things. Of the students at Troy High, many of the students who feel this change the sharpest...

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Ice Break (Out rooms)

Vanisa Kumar, Business Editor | March 1, 2021

As experts try to predict when the world will return to normal, many students are left feeling disconnected or awkward in school settings. With the loss of many in-person opportunities,  some exceptional teachers are finding ways to keep their students connected during this pandemic.   Leadership teacher Meghan Riddock bridges the gap of social anxiety by hosting Zoom “hangouts” with her...

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