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Looking Tu the Future

Looking Tu the Future

Patti Kubota and Sara Lewandowski

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Coming into Troy High, there are endless sports, clubs and classes to choose from. As a freshman, Kaila Tu took a class called CAD 1, which focused on engineering and mechanical drawings. Tu was interested in the robotics club but didn’t consider joining until both her CAD 1 teacher and father s...

Collegiate Creativity

Collegiate Creativity

Natalie Suh, Co-Feature Editor

May 24, 2017


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The college application process is one that many seniors know all too well: essays, recommendation letters, test scores, college visits and transcripts. The whole thing can be dreary or exciting, but for the fraction of students who decide to pursue a more creative major, the process can be more complicated...

Students Not Going to College After Graduation

Students Not Going to College After Graduation

Silvia Hoxha and Kaitlyn Piggott

May 24, 2017


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Seniors William Sherwood, Alisha Chen and Noni Fenderson pursue alternate options instead of hitting the books at a university directly after high school.

From China to Cornell

From China to Cornell

Megan Wallace and Maddie Young

May 24, 2017


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Senior Emily Wang moved from China when she was in middle school. She had to learn English and overcome cultural differences and academic setbacks. She is graduating to go on to her first choice college, Cornell University. “On my first test I got a D and I had never gotten one before,”...

Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut

Elisabeth Andrews and Kendyl Gatzemeyer

May 24, 2017


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For senior Danielle Nicholson, it was difficult trying to balance being a kid and an adult during her senior year while also getting ready for college. “There’s lots of stress about college- trying to balance between enjoying my last year of high school and trying to get ready for the professional...

Unranked

Unranked

Liam Clancy and Annie Smuts

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In the North American school system, educational institutions have historically conferred the title of valedictorian upon one student in each class. The valedictorian, typically the student with the greatest academic achievement, gives an address at graduation. In contrast with this tradition, Troy High...

Artistic Inclinations

Artistic Inclinations

Natalie Suh, Co-Feature Editor

April 27, 2017


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     She set up the camera to film the art that was about to appear. The canvas was blank, ready to be transformed. Blue and black hues sprayed the canvas, setting the scene for the galaxy. White was splattered to mimic the stars, while bright greens, yellows and blues were sprayed to create planet...

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Sarah Semon and Kaitlyn Bogdanovich

April 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

  It started with her grandmother’s funeral, what was supposed to be a quick family visit to South Africa in the eighth grade. It turned out to not be a quick visit at all; her mother told her they would be moving to the country within the week. So, senior Zamashenge Buthelezi- who goes by...

Chronically Optimistic

Chronically Optimistic

Stella Spagnuolo and Tracy Cabej

April 27, 2017


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Among the pine trees and the blue lakes of the Upper Peninsula, along the trail physics teacher John Morrison was hiking with fellow teachers Robert Zynda and Trevor Smith, something was out of place. “When we went backpacking, he carried, like, five pounds of goldfish,” Zynda said. “And to...

Senior Competes in National Chemistry Competition

Senior Competes in National Chemistry Competition

Liam Clancy, News Editor

April 27, 2017


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After being eliminated from the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad competition last April, senior Ken Lu knew he wanted to achieve more this year. Lu, who plans to continue his education at the University of Michigan this fall, finished in the top 150 in last year’s national...

Senior Competes in Wheelchair Races

Senior Competes in Wheelchair Races

Skyla Jewell-Hammie, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017


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For most students, getting up for school is an easy, routine event. Waking up to loud, obnoxious alarms and running to the bus is an everyday occurence, but for senior Brandon Weiss, getting up for school is the hardest part of his day. Weiss was born with difficulties regarding how his body operates. A...

‘Life is Too Short to Stay Stock’

‘Life is Too Short to Stay Stock’

Sarah Funk, Co-Feature Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

Six boys riding down Coolidge Highway on a variation of monkey bikes, dirt bikes and mopeds is not necessarily what seniors Gustavo D’Mello and Gen Bedrus had in mind when they began their underground cyclist organization in 2015. Since then, they’ve managed to gather four fellow head riders who...