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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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The Chariot examines the political biases in two THS American history textbooks in comparison to Texas and California’s.
The Story of History Rewritten
Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2020

The New York Times released an article on Jan. 12, 2020 examining American History textbooks produced by the same authors in two states: California and Texas. For the most part, their findings were as follows: While the facts were presented in both, Texas textbooks tended to agree more with republican ideology, whereas California had details aligning more with their state’s democratic ideals. So,...

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Many students believed there was a noticeable decrease in students
Rumors of Record Absences Debunked
Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor • December 19, 2019

In the last week before winter break, many students are being bombarded with projects and assignments, and many more are finding themselves unable to come to school. The absences haven’t gone unnoticed, with many students speculating that the number of absences has racked up to be in the hundreds. However Principal Remo Roncone believes the absence levels aren’t as significant as people say...

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Graphic by Ping-Yu Hsu
Classroom Overpopulation
Ping-yu Hsu, Staff • December 16, 2019

Walking through the main hallway at Troy High, it’s almost impossible to avoid contact with other students. Whether walking to lunch or suffering the sixth hour rush, many students complain about the overpopulation of people at school. During passing time, some say the hallways are congested, thus making some students take longer to walk from one class to another than if there were less people....

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Two pedestrians walk on a sidewalk that was closed by a construction site.
Troy's Concrete Jungle
AJ Kowalak, Staff Writer • December 16, 2019

The concern in Troy is growing as multiple companies develop land for building new condos near the intersection of Long Lake and Livernois. This may impact the population of Troy, which in turn impacts the population of Troy High. Jane Jackson, who has preferred to remain anonymous, opposes the construction of the new condos. “I think we have enough condos,” Jackson said, “I wouldn’t...

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Students competed eating Maruchan Instant Lunch ramen.
Ramen Rush
Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor • December 11, 2019

Ramen: The classic Japanese noodle and soup dish revered by many around the world. On Thursday, Dec. 5, ramen-eating was taken a step further when the Japanese Club held their very own ramen-eating competition. Freshman Samantha Smith, a regular member, enjoys it when the club throws events like this, but would rather spectate. “I can eat fast but I don’t want to do it because I don’t want...

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A Deer walking through a students backyard in Troy, MI.
Climate Crisis
Olivia Perron, Website Editor-In-Chief • October 29, 2019

Climate change is right now. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising and there are shorter periods between winter and summer. Global change is shown to be happening. The US Global Change Research Program says since 1906, the global average surface temperature has increased by more than 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Skynews reports a global temperature increase can cause glaciers to melt and mountainous...

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