The Chariot

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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Run, Zoomers, Run!

Raneen AlRammahi, Staff Reporter | October 26, 2020

Many students would agree that online school is one of the worst parts of their day. With the 90-minute long Zoom meetings, the awkward breakout rooms and what appears to be mountains of assignments, online school has proven many mental challenges. But how has the switch to virtual learning impacted students’ physical health With the shorter days and the longer breaks between classes, students...

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Club advisers demonstrate flexibility amid coronavirus

Avril Yu, Staff Reporter | October 26, 2020

Extracurriculars can be a great way for students to involve themselves in the areas they’re most passionate about. However, the recent complications set in place by the COVID-19 virus make the 2020-2021 school year look different in terms of clubs. Even with the difficult situation, many club leaders and members have been handling the sudden transition to virtual participation with as much smoothness...

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To Attend or Not to Attend

Rory Knauss, Staff Writer | October 26, 2020

While teachers and students adjust to school life behind the screen, there have been some setbacks that can hinder, as well as some advantages that assist a student in their learning. Now that returning to school is a possibility, students are faced with the decision of staying virtual, or returning to classrooms in masks. Sophomore Tim Weaks has expressed interest in coming back to school.  “[I]...

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Pet Therapy

Katelyn Peaslee, Staff Reporter | October 25, 2020

Most people agree that quarantine is miserable, stressful, or boring, so what if there was a way to alleviate those negative feelings? Pets, dogs especially, may be the solution. While many are distancing themselves from everyone else, the majority or people have long since started to feel lonely, and pets can be a good substitute for human interaction. Pets can also provide people a reason to go...

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The Rules of Zoom

Andy DeGrand, Print Editor in Chief | October 22, 2020

Since the start of virtual learning, it is mandatory that teachers record lessons everyday during class. Many students think this can be helpful, but some consider it an invasion of privacy.  Although some teachers might not require it, most do require students to keep their camera on during class unless a break is taken.. Many students, like senior Brianne Boyer, are not affected by the acknowledgement...

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Senior Let Down’s

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief | July 2, 2020

The class of 2020 is getting used to the supposed to’s. They were supposed to be getting all dolled up to go to a big banquet hall to dance awkwardly together, just so they could pull out those pictures twenty years from now and say how the dresses are so out of style. They were supposed to finish out the last of their spring sports and clubs, what many have been waiting for their entire high school...

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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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