The Chariot

What is Perfection?

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 ev...

Are Memes Really That Funny?

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 “a...

Relationship Gone, Lingering Pain

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...

Divided on Diversity

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 2...

Crosstown Rivalry

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...

Reaching Nirvana

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...

No Two Are the Same

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...

Learning Outside the Bubble

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....

Are APs Always the Right Way to Go?

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...

Applications and Anxiety

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...

A New Addition

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 Arm...

Sodexo to Chartwells

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...