The Chariot

Social Media Impacts Teens

Social Media Impacts Teens

Mina Fuqua, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


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With over 2.2 billion users worldwide, social media usage has increased dramatically within the last decade with 60% more users. Along with the increase in popularity of social media use, there also follows an increase in the amount of stress it can cause on an individual’s brain. According to the...

Students Gain Experience by Working Outside of School

Katie Bogdanovich

February 16, 2016


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Students have a lot to juggle: school, sports, extracurricular activities, a social life and even jobs. Many of them struggle to balance all of their responsibilities, but others have shown it to be possible. Studies from an article published by “Think Progress” show that almost 80 percent of students...

Why So Cereal?

Why So Cereal?

Leah Graham, Editor

February 12, 2016


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A half an hour before school starts, senior Cereal Club member Charles Douglas totters down the science hallway on a hoverboard. It is Jan. 29, and Cereal Club is meeting for the fourth time. Science teacher John Morrison, who sponsors the group, observes as Douglas joltingly maneuvers the toy. Douglas...

Stugo Preps for Snowcoming 2016

Stugo Preps for Snowcoming 2016

LEAH GRAHAM, EDITOR

February 12, 2016


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The final bell dismissed students over an hour ago. The hallways are deserted and classrooms are vacant, except for the small section of the history wing within the afterhours jurisdiction of junior class adviser Kelly Forshey. “Hey, Natalie, do you know any major hits from like 2006?” junior...

The Hallway Philosopher: Finding Happiness in the Little Things

The Hallway Philosopher: Finding Happiness in the Little Things

Katie Bogdanovich

December 16, 2015


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Senior James Kim walks into the lunchroom, sits down at a table full of strangers and asks, “What are your passions in life?” Not a question a typical student would normally ask, but then again James Kim is no typical student. James’s personality is not the only rare thing about him. He is a super...

Every Dollar Counts

Every Dollar Counts

AuJenee Hirsch, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2015


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Upon learning that senior Karen Barrientos had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the community decided to take a stand and help her fight cancer. Students and faculty around the school have been donating money to achieve the goal of $20,000. Here is what has been raised so far:

There and Back Again

There and Back Again

Silvia Hoxha, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


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When senior Sara Dehaan was only a few days old, she was abandoned on a set of steps in Thailand by her birth mother. She lived in an orphanage in Bangkok for two years before she was adopted by her parents and brought to Michigan. “I feel happy, because Bangkok has a very high crime rate, so it ...

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Bianca Bucholtz, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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Climbing up ropes with visions of protecting the country, senior Michael Best and sophomores Anthony Amalfitano and Matt Dooley are future firefighters in training. The boys have been apart of the Troy Fire Department’s Junior Explorer Program, a program aimed towards kids who want to pursue a caree...

Taking Center Stage

Taking Center Stage

Bianca Bucholtz, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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A young boy sits in front of the TV mesmerized as he watches “America’s Got Talent,” dreaming of one day being the dancers he sees on the screen. At the age of twelve, sophomore Mark Auger woke up with a passion to dance and has since spent nearly six hours a day, six days a week training to pe...

Life Is What You Makeup

Life Is What You Makeup

Sarah Semon, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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Movies, Halloween and Instagram. Not exactly things that go together, but some of the world’s most notable creations were made from abstract things. Movies, Halloween and Instagram; the three things that created the team of sophomores Elena Blatt and Kaity Roberts and their passion for special effects...

Behind the Music with Daniel Mulkeran

Snigdha Suvarna, Social Media Manager

December 15, 2015


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Even as a two year-old dancing around in his living room with his dad’s guitar, junior Dan Mulkeran has always had a passion for music. Whether it is singing at the top of his lungs or strumming his bass guitar until his fingers bleed, Mulkeran has always had the gift of music within him. ...

Scrubbing In

Hailey Davison, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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Many students have jobs outside of school, but not all of them are as fast paced as senior Katie Bazzo’s job. Katie is a nurse's assistant at Beaumont Hospital. Q: Why did you decide to become a nurse assistant? A: I originally took the program because I wanted to go to OTEC and nursing sounded rea...