The Chariot

Transitioning: Live

Transitioning: Live

Solana Brown, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Sophomore Sunny Gronstad said that the Troy Theatre Ensemble is small yet hectic with this year’s musical approaching.  TTE consists of students from all grades who have a passion for the stage and what goes on behind the scenes. Many cast and tech crew members are determined to get what nee...

Striking Down Barriers

Striking Down Barriers

Jacob Sirhan, In-Depth Editor

April 25, 2018


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A coat of grease covered everything, the carpet was fading and the air smelled of stale pizza. The room was filled with the sounds of people talking and laughing, the banging of the bowling balls hitting the floor and the crashing of pins. There was excitement on people’s faces. A few years ago,...

Potential Stage Manager to Be

Potential Stage Manager to Be

Elisabeth Andrews, Photo Editor

April 25, 2018


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Some may think the plays and musicals put on by the Troy Theatre Ensemble go off without a hitch, that the actors perform for two hours and that it’s calm behind the curtain. But really, backstage, there are students in all-black rushing to change the actors’ clothing, grabbing props left behind and ...

‘Love Your Homies’

‘Love Your Homies’

Olivia Perron, Web Editor

February 15, 2018


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One day, out of sheer boredom, senior Cameron Glenn started a clothing brand aesthetic based on pictures of senior Anthony Lelli on an Instagram account. The page started when Lelli didn’t have an Instagram and Glenn decided to start one as a fan page for Lelli. Eventually, Glenn decided to sell stickers...

YouTubers Near You

YouTubers Near You

Elisabeth Andrews, Photo Editor

February 15, 2018


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With over 300 hours worth of content uploaded to YouTube every minute, viewers can find anything from music videos to makeup tutorials. Some students have started producing their own videos on the social media platform. “The people that make the videos get to do whatever they want, and viewers can...

Who Do You Play4?

Who Do You Play4?

Morgan Macdonald, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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It was around this time last year that junior Nikola Palincas was pulled up to play with the varsity team for the district championship basketball game. Having been such a late addition to the team, there weren’t many jersey numbers to choose from. Palincas got stuck with the number four and a pair...

What Do You Stand For?

Bianca Bucholtz and Jack Stromberg

January 23, 2018


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During the 2016 NFL preseason, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand during national anthem. The athlete told reporters that he believes action should be taken to fix the nation's racial and social conflicts. When asked about his reasonings behind the protest, Kaepernick ...

A Shift With the Chick-fil-A Cow

A Shift With the Chick-fil-A Cow

Liam Clancy, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2017


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[3:00 p.m.] “It was not like this last time,” junior Silas Yang says. “You’re so short; I’m getting [junior] Jihoon [Song] next time,” junior Jahow Yu tells him. “If Jihoon were here, it wouldn’t be like this.” The two have been in a remote Chick-fil-A office on the south si...

A Seasonal Scene

A Seasonal Scene

Natalie Suh, Design Editor

December 20, 2017


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To many, December is a time to spend celebrating. Although to some there may not be much happening in Troy, other cities in the metro Detroit area have plenty of holiday activities to enjoy this season. Birmingham—Riding in a horse-drawn carriage is a traditional way to see the city illuminated...

Jeff Krum: Triple Threat

Jeff Krum: Triple Threat

Liam Clancy, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


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Assistant band director Jeff Krum is a multifaceted man, holding three occupations in music education. Since leaving a full-time job as the band director for Groves High School and Berkshire Middle School three years ago, Krum has served as the band director of the Birmingham Covington School, as a tour...

A New Look for the School Store

A New Look for the School Store

Madeline Trumbauer, Staffer

December 1, 2017


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The school store, Colt Connection, has implemented various changes for this coming school year. It opened on Oct. 25 with changes such as cheaper prices, new apparel and a new variety of snacks including ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. Personalized water bottles, pens, earbuds, EOS lip balm and...

Rent-a-Senior Raises Close to $3,000

Rent-a-Senior Raises Close to $3,000

Annie Smuts, Body Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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On Nov. 10, students had the opportunity to rent seniors for the day and make the seniors do whatever the renters wanted. Student government led the event, which started with three days of bidding and provided participants with a bagel breakfast and pizza lunch on Friday. At times it was a struggle to...