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Please, stay six feet apart
Please, stay six feet apart
Vanisa Kumar, Business Editor • November 7, 2020

During a pandemic, it can be very easy for most peoples to overlook the businesses on which they so greatly depend. With the recent opening of the mall, movie theatres and many stores of Troy, businesses have to keep up with regulations to take an active role in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many small businesses have dramatically been hit by this pandemic and many have permanently closed...

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Diagnosis: Election Anxiety
Diagnosis: Election Anxiety
Vanisa Kumar, Business Editor • November 7, 2020

“Refresh, refresh, refresh, ok maybe refresh one more time,” that has been the life of millions of people across America for the past 3 days. For many Americans, this is the biggest and most high risk election.  An article from SCL Health identifies a term, “Election day Stress,” which is exactly what it sounds like, the stress endured from Election Day. “...it is affecting people...

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The empty halls at Troy High
Going Virtual
Andy DeGrand November 6, 2020

It has been over a month now since hybrid learning started, where 38% of students at Troy High were physically going to school. Since then, a second wave of the COVID-19 virus has impacted Oakland county. On Thursday, Nov. 5, Kerry Birmingham, the director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, sent out an email to parents and staff explaining how classes will return to 100 percent virtual learning. “As...

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The TSD
The Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Varsha Penumalee, Staff Reporter • October 16, 2020

On Thursday,  June 2, parents from all across the Troy School District received an email from Superintendent Rich Machesky about a commitment to equity. Following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black lives, Dr. Machesky emphasized the need for enhancing a more inclusive learning environment.  Dr. Machesky’s email explained that the school district truly reflects...

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Graphic by Luanni Ford
The New Schedule Change
Andy DeGrand, Print Editor-in-Chief • September 25, 2020

It has been a month since the school year started with virtual learning, and now students are transitioning into a new hybrid learning structure. On Wednesday Sept. 23, an email from Kerry Birmingham, director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, went out to parents informing them of the new schedule that will start Monday Sept. 28.  “We know that many of you are anxious to see what a...

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Face-to-Face
Face-to-Face
Vanisa Kumar, Business Editor • September 21, 2020

Since the transition to virtual learning in mid-March due to the coronavirus, for many students school hasn’t been the same. Now rise hybrid learning, a supposedly safe and inclusive system of learning that will, hopefully, not suppress those that choose to stay online but let those who want to go to school, go to school.  As written in an email on Monday, Sept. 14, , Kerry Birmingham, director...

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Return to Learn
Return to Learn
Andy DeGrand and Luanni Ford August 13, 2020

On Aug. 12, 2020, the Troy Board of Education met to discuss and pass two resolutions for the 2020-2021 school year.  The first resolution was to accept the district’s COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, including measures and regulations for half online and half in-person learning. The second resolution was to commence the year as only online learning for the first five weeks. Both resolutions...

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The Troy School District cancelled school due to weather on Feb. 26 and 27.
Snow Day Serendipity
Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor • March 4, 2020

After a snow day was called on Feb. 26, the Troy School District posted a video that now has 71,000 views. Senior Richard Li used this as an opportunity to be creative and poke fun at the district’s video by making a video of his own. Within the span of roughly eight hours, he had written a song, filmed a video, and posted it on various forms of social media, as well as the senior group chat. What...

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Starting in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus is a dangerously-spreading virus that has not been previously identified causing upper respiratory infections and killing people everyday worldwide.
The New Virus That Starts the New Decade
Andy DeGrand, Staff Writer • February 25, 2020

The Coronavirus is a common virus that can cause an infection in your nose, sinuses and upper throat. It can also cause upper respiratory illnesses. This new virus comes from a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. Named from their crown-like spikes on their surfaces, the viruses particularly infect bats, pigs and small mammals. Despite the virus being common throughout different animals, it is...

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The Chariot brings to light the problem of human trafficking, how to stay safe and what to look out for
In the Hands of Another
Olivia Perron, Website Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2020

Human trafficking has been a fear in the back of some people’s minds. From a young age, individuals are told to always stick together, never wander off. In recent years, human trafficking fear has increased. “Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery,” the Oakland County webportal on human trafficking said. “It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom...

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