The Chariot

Graphic by Raneen AlRammahi
What in the World?
Emma Mertz, Editor in Cheif • August 28, 2022

Since 2016, scientists have recorded a noticeable increase in the rotation speed of the Earth. The normal length of one day on Earth is 86,400 seconds, or 24 hours. However, due to the increased rotation speed, scientists have recorded the shortest day in history: June 29, 2022. Instead of the usual 24-hour day, June 24 was 1.59 milliseconds shorter. This change may seem insignificant, but over time,...

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Spiral in Standards
Nidhi Kuchulakanti, Body Copy Editor • August 19, 2022

The initial outbreak of COVID-19 had many effects on society’s beauty standards, and they continue to linger to this day. Throughout the past couple of years—initially beginning during quarantine—the state of society has taken an immensely negative turn. Beauty standards have changed, expectations have changed, and discrimination has soared.  The lockdown for COVID-19 initially began in March...

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Monkeypox Infographic
Raneen AlRammahi, Graphics Editor • July 31, 2022

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Hands Off Hawai'i!
Nidhi Kuchulakanti, Body Copy Editor • July 18, 2022

Hawai'i is considered one of the most beautiful states in the United States. Filled with over 100 beaches, 15 central volcanoes, assortments of authentic foods, and lots of valuable culture- Hawai'i has made its way up to becoming one of the most popular places for tourists to visit. However, as more and more tourists are filling their way in, many pressing issues are starting to arise in the once...

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What Is American Cheese If It’s Not American And Its Not Cheese?
What Is American Cheese If It’s Not American And It's Not Cheese?
Ainsley Giorio, PR Editor • July 2, 2022

American cheese is the go to for many Americans when making burgers, grilled cheese, and sandwiches. It's become a staple in American society with almost every fast food chain across the country carrying a dish that includes American cheese. However, the name American cheese is purely deceiving, technically American cheese can’t even be considered cheese. American cheese is made by grinding together...

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How Did Gas Prices Get So High?
How Did Gas Prices Get So High?
Matthew Grabowski, staff Reporter • June 23, 2022

     It’s no secret that gas prices have been on a painful and expensive rise recently. It's hard to find a shortage of complaints online and in person about the wallet-draining cost per gallon of gasoline. These grievances are coming from indeed record costs. According to the American Automobile Association, the average price per gallon of gas in Oakland country is $5.29 as of June 21, 2022....

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Photo courtesy of @thswaterwars22 on Instagram.
All is Fair in Love and Water
Ria Gupta, Staff Writer • June 2, 2022

The first Instagram post signalling the start of Water Wars was posted on April 7, 2022 on @thswaterwars22. The actual fighting itself didn’t start until after school on Friday, May 6th. The first elimination was documented by video as Osman Hameed from the team ‘Wat-er You Doing Step Bro’ was eliminated by Aditya Shankar of ‘Squirtle Squad.’ The person running the account was identified...

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Troy High Parking Police
Troy High Parking Police
Lola Pinneo and Emma Mertz December 15, 2021

Recently, a new Instagram account called ‘Troy High Parking Police’ was created. On this account, they post about the questionable parking jobs at the school.   Their bio states ‘stay in the lines or receive da fines’. It's possible that the fine you would receive is being posted on their instagram account for all their followers to see. The account has continued to gain popularity...

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CAUTION: The Ripple Effect
CAUTION: The Ripple Effect
Raneen AlRammahi, Social Media Editor • December 15, 2021

School has been hectic, that is something many students and staff here can agree on. The transition from online to in-person school has had a large effect on students and teachers alike. Many might argue about which method of schooling is better, but almost everyone agrees there are challenges with both. One teacher, who wished to stay anonymous, has something to say in regards to the first change...

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Not Throwing Away Our Shots
Not Throwing Away Our Shots
Abby Werenka, Staff Reporter • December 15, 2021

When COVID-19 vaccines became available last year, a glimmer of hope was felt that after nearly a year of darkness, the pandemic was finally coming to an end. With a higher-than-expected efficacy rate, shots quickly became available for essential workers, and the general population for people of all ages. That is, except for 5-11 year olds, who make up nearly 40% of all children under the age of 18...

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