The Chariot

Full of Freshmen

Full of Freshmen

Jacob Sirhan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

With 550 students, this year’s freshman class is the largest to have walked these halls in the last several years. The number of students entering their first year of high school has been growing, and it looks like it will continue to do so. Secretary Linda Pierce has called it the “ever-expanding...

The 411 on Support 313

The 411 on Support 313

Tracy Cabej, Feature Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

Senior Quinn Favret started a new club this year titled Support 313 where members of the club get the opportunity to make friends with the people of Detroit. “Support 313 was founded on the basis that homeless people are treated in a very bad manner today,” Favret said. “They’re given lots...

Together They Rise

Together They Rise

Madeline Trumbauer, Staffer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features

RISE, a Christian club, is getting revamped. Membership has increased from roughly 20 members to 50 in the past year. The club holds Rise and Shine meetings on Monday mornings, during which members pray together. The last Friday of every month is going to feature an extra meeting coined, “Rise Again,”...

Colts Take on Leadership

Michael Thistlethwaite, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features

This fall, Meghan Riddock began to teach a class that focuses not on what’s in history books, but rather on events transpiring in Troy. The new class, titled Introduction to Leadership, teaches students how to be leaders and even helps new students feel more at home at school. After several years ...

Remembering Don Hill

Remembering Don Hill

Peyton Downing, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Don Hill, former wrestling coach and World War II veteran, passed away on May 14, leaving behind fond memories in the minds of staff and students alike. Born March 2, 1926, Hill graduated from Wayne State and Michigan State University and started working at Troy High in 1951. He was inducted into the M...

Period.

Madeline Trumbauer, Staffer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features

When bare essentials such as food, water, and warmth prove difficult to obtain, pads and tampons seem like a low priority. However, homeless women suffer immensely due to a lack of proper feminine hygiene.  Period, a national organization introduced this year, raises money to help homeless women wi...

French Club Hosts a Halloween Event

French Club Hosts a Halloween Event

Elisabeth Andrews, Photography Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Every year, the French Club hosts a scavenger hunt in the spirit of Halloween, even though a scavenger hunt isn’t directly related to French culture, In France, Halloween isn’t that much of a big deal. Most kids don’t go trick-or-treating, but sometimes they will have parties.. Senior and co-pr...

District Hires New Counselor

District Hires New Counselor

Natalie Suh, Design, In-Depth Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Previously, five doors have been accessible to the student body for schedule changes or college guidance, but this year a new door has opened. The guidance office has a new counselor solely committed to the well-being of students. Elizabeth Gumbis has been appointed to the position of Social and Emotional...

Recovery Requires Resilience

Recovery Requires Resilience

Annie Smuts, Body Copy and Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

As much as I hate to admit it, I sometimes turn a blind eye to the news. I try to stay informed about world events, but I usually don’t think most of them relate to me. The US tends to act as a bubble: we know of things but don’t really act on them unless they directly affect us. We’re the kind of ...

The Runaway

The Runaway

Gabrielle Francois, Web Editor, Tracy Cabej, Profile Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Unlike most students on the track team, senior Brandon Davis won’t be leaving his cleats at home when he heads to college in the fall. Davis will be attending Pepperdine University, a Christian school in southern California, for sports medicine and track. He received an offer to run track there and...

The Roommate Dilemma

The Roommate Dilemma

Skyla Jewell-Hammie, Opinion Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Features

For some, finding a roommate is fun and exciting, but even if it could be one of the most anticipated components of committing to a university, it can also be one of the most stressful. There are two options seniors can choose when looking for a roommate. They can leave the roommate section blank and...

Back for the Future

Back for the Future

Sarah Funk

May 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior Dean Kovatchev was born in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, and plans on returning to attend Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria to further his education. Kovatchev moved to America with his family when he was 6 years old. “When I lived in Bulgaria it was at a super young age so I didn’t see...