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She’s the First Raises Money for Girls’ Education Abroad

She’s the First Raises Money for Girls’ Education Abroad

Kaitlyn Piggott, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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A YouTube video published in November 2009 and a post on Facebook turned into 2,216 scholarships that has helped young women in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The video talks about the girls’ lives and how important their education is to them. In certain countries, once girls get past...

Life with MCAD

Life with MCAD

Elisabeth Andrews, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


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Mast Cell Activation is a disorder of a particular white blood cell that is overactivated and releases chemicals that makes the person’s body feel as if it’s under a constant allergic reaction, according to biology teacher Theresa Martin, who was diagnosed two years ago. “I started getting my...

Students Leave Campus for OTEC

Students Leave Campus for OTEC

Tracy Cabej, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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Students who go to Oakland Schools Technical Campus get to work in professional settings. Many hope to get their hands on early training for the future. For example, culinary clusters work with food and cosmetology students with makeup and hair. Courses offered by OTEC include Biotechnology and Environmental...

Winging It

Winging It

Priya Bandstra

October 31, 2016


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A girl sat in front of a camera. smiled and introduced herself, then started to put on makeup. With a flick of her wrist, a dark black wing appeared at the corner of her eyes. She placed a pinkish-red blush on the apples of her cheeks, took her highlighter and dusted her cheekbones. Senior Celine...

Inkspired

Inkspired

KATIE BOGDANOVICH // SOURCE EDITOR and STELLA SPAGNUOLO // STAFF WRITER

October 31, 2016


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     Although the legal age for getting a tattoo is 18 in Michigan, some students have already gotten tattoos with a parent's consent and have a meaning or story behind them.      Tattoos have become more popular over the last few years. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2010 about 40...

Student Wins Year of Free Chick-Fil-A

Student Wins Year of Free Chick-Fil-A

Sarah Funk

October 31, 2016


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The opening of a new Chick-Fil-A franchise had Southeast Michigan preparing for the southern-based chicken restaurant’s move into the Somerset Collection. The first 100 people to arrive at the restaurant’s opening day received 52 free chicken sandwiches. Lines for Chick-Fil-A wrapped around the food...

Junior Creates Tutoring Club

Junior Creates Tutoring Club

Gabrielle Francois, Feature Story

October 3, 2016


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With the goal of being a lawyer one day, junior Eesha Pattabhi aspires to help underpriviledged children and people in need. “I want to be a lawyer so I can help others and have good communication skills,” Pattabhi said. She said she enjoys encouraging others and volunteering to give her the...

Students Attend College Summer Camps

Students Attend College Summer Camps

Kaitlyn Piggott and Patti Kubota

October 3, 2016


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This summer, many students attended academic summer camps all around the country. In order to attend the programs, they had to submit an application and complete an interview. A couple of the programs asked for a student résumé and teacher recommendations, while other programs required essays and test...

Technology Affects Communication

AuJenee Hirsch, editor

April 22, 2016


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On April 3, 1973 Motorola researcher and creator of the cell phone, Martin Cooper, made the first mobile telephone call on the DynaTAC 8000X. Cooper did not know it at the time, but he created a device that would change the world and the way people communicate: the cell phone.   Since the ...

20 Years and Counting

Katie Bogdanovich and Sarah Semon, Staff Writers

March 28, 2016


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Teachers are the people responsible for motivating and educating dozens of teenagers. They deal with the iconic subculture of people, according to many adults, that is infamous for its insubordination and laziness. Troy High is staffed by many educators who have dedicated their lives to teaching. Some...

The Gladiator Yearbook: After Hours

Leah Graham, Editor

March 28, 2016


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Leah Graham Groups of desks are littered with Tostitos, trail mix, cookies, boxes of Little Caesar’s pizza, veggie trays and powdered hot chocolate. The floor is a minefield of backpacks, slippers, jackets and blankets. A majority of the Gladiator Yearbook staff is walking around in fuzzy socks and p...

Troy High’s Oldest Graduate

Adam Sliwinski, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


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On March 1, chemistry teacher Nick Jabe sits at his desk peeling an orange, contemplating his upcoming retirement. Being a 62-year-old chemistry enthusiast, Jabe believes that even though he is leaving, being a teacher at THS was one of his greatest experiences. Starting at the beginning of his...