The Chariot

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. Ho...

Classroom Overpopulation

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, thu...

Troy’s Concrete Jungle

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...

Ramen Rush

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,...

Climate Crisis

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...

The Pressure is On

The Pressure is On

Meriam Meram, Copy Editor

October 29, 2019

Fall is here, which means the start of college applications for most seniors. With deadlines for many colleges being Nov. 1, seniors are finalizing their applications and gearing up to send to their colleges. Most of them include a set of general questions, an activities list and a general essay, with...

Complications In Kashmir

Complications In Kashmir

Murryum Farooqi, Copy Editor

October 29, 2019

On Aug. 5, 2019, Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian administered territory of the land disputed between India and Pakistan (known as Kashmir), lost the special status it was granted by India back in 1947. The special status, or “autonomy” J&K had with India allowed the region to govern itself and make...

Looking For A New Hangout Spot? Quickly Boba May Be A Contender.

Looking For A New Hangout Spot? Quickly Boba May Be A Contender.

Murryum Farooqi, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

The first bubble tea shop ever established in the city of Troy, Quickly Boba Cafe officially opened its doors on Aug. 27. With a menu featuring dozens of milky and fruity flavored tea options, Quickly’s flavors range from Oreo to the root vegetable known as taro.  The variety of choices offered was one thing...

Michigan Vape Ban Goes Into Effect

Michigan Vape Ban Goes Into Effect

Meriam Meram, Copy Editor

October 2, 2019

On Wednesday Oct. 2, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency mandate to outlaw the sale of flavored e-cigarettes throughout the entire state went into effect. Although the sale and use of flavored e-cigarettes has always been illegal for minors, this new ban will also make it illegal for those...

Mary Latham Stops by, Bringing More Good Vibes

Mary Latham Stops by, Bringing More Good Vibes

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

       Pandemonium, madness, and utter chaos are just some of the terms some people may choose when asked to describe the state of the world, but ask Mary Latham, and she’ll most likely choose words like hopeful, inspired, and determined. On Friday, May 31, Latham’s journey to find more good st...

A Shift in Student Government

Samantha Fisher, Web Editor

June 13, 2019

Student Government (Stugo) is currently in the process of making a transition. Both Student Government and administration have recently made the decision to transform the Leadership class into a Student Government class. Previously, Student Government has been executed all outside of school. Now, if ...

Homecoming Two Weeks Too Early

Homecoming Two Weeks Too Early

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

     As freshmen enter high school, there could be many challenges to face. Knowing where classes are, finding classes to take, knowing what and how to study, and most importantly, meeting the 2,000 or more new people. The 2019-2020 year starts August 27th, but now, freshmen will be facing new obstacle ...