The Chariot

Lock-down Letdown

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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After decades of lockdown drills, this year, the way students will be asked to react in an intruder situation will be different. A new training program, called ALICE (an acronym for alert, lockdown, inform and evacuate), will provide students and staff with a number of courses of action. Lockdown is...

Cell Phone Stalker

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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The New York Times recently came out with new information showing specifically how many of the apps on a cell-phone can track you and how detailed the data is. It was reported that the majority of apps don’t disclose that they are tracking their users, except for a mention in the terms and agreements...

School District Shifts Safety Strategy

Leah Guindi, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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This Tuesday, students had their first look at ALICE, the new active shooter response training that the school district has put in place. During third hour, students were presented a short training video showing the new procedure in case of a code red and were able to ask questions they had afterwar...

International Fair Unites Community

International Fair Unites Community

Vanita Seed, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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The Troy Public Library-sponsored International Fair, which took place at the Troy Community Center, was a celebration of global cultures present within the local community. On Saturday, Nov. 17th, from 1 to 4 p.m., colorful tables lined the Banquet Hall, each one exhibiting a country’s products and stap...

Vote 2018: Who Should I Vote For?

Annie Smuts, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2018


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Vote 2018: What is Proposal 1 and What Do Supporters and Opponents of It Say?

Vote 2018: What is Proposal 1 and What Do Supporters and Opponents of It Say?

Annie Smuts, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2018


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What is Proposal 1? Photo courtesy of Creative Commons If passed, Proposal 1 would allow for the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana. The drug would be taxed, though, and the revenue generated from the tax would go to roads and K-12 education. What Do Those that Support it Say? ...

Vote 2018: Where Do I Vote?

Vote 2018: Where Do I Vote?

Annie Smuts, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2018


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Vote 2018: Who Are the Candidates?

Vote 2018: Who Are the Candidates?

Annie Smuts and Vanita Seed

November 6, 2018


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Governor Photo courtesy of GretchenWhitmer.com Gretchen Whitmer—Democrat General Information Whitmer characterizes herself as a "mom, former legislator and prosecutor." Whitmer was born in Lansing, Mich. to Richard and Sherry Whitmer. Her father, Richard, was the head of the Department of Commerce and CEO ...

Students Vote For The First Time

Meriam Meram, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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On Nov. 6, Michigan voters will head to the polls to vote for new government officials. For most, it won’t be their first time going to the polls, but for a few people—more specifically some students—it will be their first time voting. “I registered to vote on Sept. 26 and I’m pretty excited,”...

Homecoming

Vanita Seed, Staffer

October 16, 2018


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      The annual homecoming parade was held Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m., starting from Boulan Park Middle School and ending at Troy High. The parade is a showcase of Troy High’s clubs, sports teams and other extracurricular groups, along with the homecoming court and the class floats.    ...

Two Years After Brexit

Two Years After Brexit

Cole Mertz, Source Editor

September 30, 2018


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Since June 2016, the United Kingdom has been discussing plans with the European Union on how to separate themselves without jeopardizing the UK’s economy, also known as Brexit. Although the country has already voted to leave, there hasn’t been an official separation yet. Recent questions directed ...

The Colt Community Cares

The Colt Community Cares

Michael Thistlethwaite, Sports, Web Editor

September 21, 2018


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Colts Care week is a brand new event this year at school, organized by Assistant Principal Brian Zawislak and a number of counselors. The event took place from Sept. 3-7. The week was dedicated to making students feel comfortable and safe at school. A number of athletic teams and various clubs helped out to make th...