The Chariot

The Best of Both

The Best of Both

Maddie Young, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior Carter Scillion enjoys the best of both worlds when it comes to athletics. On Nov. 14, he signed to bowl and play baseball for Rochester College. Scillion began bowling when he was three years old, and his passion for the sport is recognized by both his team and coach. He was a team captain,...

Student Pursues Career in Dance

Student Pursues Career in Dance

Patti Kubota and Priya Bandstra

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Junior Olivia Bonich knows the struggle of late night dance practices and sore wake-ups all too well. Being a competitive dancer can be demanding, especially when schoolwork and family are added into an already crowded schedule. She dances both in her basement and at her studio, Spotlight Dance Works,...

Undeveloped

Undeveloped

Bianca Bucholtz, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

The Salvation Army was packed, with endless aisles of old clothes, furniture and electronics. It was a Saturday afternoon and the line to the registers extended around the store. The electronics table was littered with endless gadgets and old, vintage findings. An old, rundown camera, the kind nobody sees...

Camp Hayowentha: By the Numbers

Morgan Macdonald, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

For the past two summers freshman Ginny Flynn has packed up, unplugged and gone into the wilderness for weeks at a time. No showers, no real food and no phones. The first week the girls focus on getting to know each other and their equipment. They spend the next two weeks hiking around places like Isle...

A Year Abroad

A Year Abroad

Gabrielle Francois and Megan Wallace

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Most students have lived in the U.S. their whole lives. They might have gone to a different country once or twice with their families for vacation, but most do not leave their homes to live on a different continent for a whole year. On her way to the U.S., sophomore Paula Torralba Lacalle was nervous,...

Uprooted

Uprooted

Silvia Hoxha and Kendyl Gatzemeyer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Nomadic student sophomore Sabrina Baima moves to Michigan after living in fifteen different locations across the country.

Junior Goes ‘to the Opposite Extreme’

Junior Goes ‘to the Opposite Extreme’

Kendyl Gatzemeyer and Elisabeth Andrews

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Junior Danielle Boyer went from homeschooling to traditional school last year. “I kind of went the opposite extreme and now I just enjoy every single thing I commit my time to,” Boyer said. “My parents were against it initially, but I think they’ve seen how good it is for me.” It was her...

Uniquely O’Neill

Uniquely O’Neill

Sara Lewandowski and Kaitlyn Piggott

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features

After decorating the school for Student Government with her friend freshman Alyssa Del Vecchio, freshman Pema O’Neill walks up the driveway and back into her house. She has lived there all her life. When she enters she is greeted with music, resonating from the piano and the cello, as well as singin...

Below The Scenes

Below The Scenes

Sarah Semon, Design Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Members of the pit orchestra play live music to provide the soundtrack to school musicals.

Students Start Nonprofit

Students Start Nonprofit

Annie Smuts, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Junior Michael Lin recently created the district-wide nonprofit Step On Poverty, which promotes beneficial economic practices in developing countries. In August 2016, Lin was approached by former Athens seniors to create the organization. "We realized the potential of non-profit work and saw that [none]...

Springing into ‘Guys and Dolls’

Springing into ‘Guys and Dolls’

Sarah Funk, Co-Feature Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

With the spring musical approaching fast, the actors and actresses in Troy High’s production of “Guys and Dolls” have been rehearsing since December. The show will premiere Friday, March 3. Additional performances will be on March 4 and 5 along with March 10-12. There will also be an in-school...

A Day in the Life of a Peer Mediator

A Day in the Life of a Peer Mediator

Sara Lewandowski, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Everyone has a role in students’ lives, whether it’s a teacher, a friend or a parent. A specific group of students devote their time to solving conflicts and making school a safe environment: peer mediators. They attend trainings, set up showcases, raise money for charities and establish ground rules i...