The Chariot


Textbooks and Class Materials await pick-up.

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...

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 secon...

Snow Day Serendipity

The Troy School District cancelled school due to weather on Feb. 26 and 27.

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, f...

The New Virus That Starts the New Decade

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.

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 in...

In the Hands of Another

The Chariot brings to light the problem of human trafficking, how to stay safe and what to look out for

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...

The Story of History Rewritten

The Chariot examines the political biases in two THS American history textbooks in comparison to Texas and California’s.

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...

Rumors of Record Absences Debunked

Many students believed there was a noticeable decrease in students

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

Graphic by Ping-Yu Hsu

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

Two pedestrians walk on a sidewalk that was closed by a construction site.

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

Students competed eating Maruchan Instant Lunch ramen.

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

A Deer walking through a students backyard in Troy, MI.

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

Students wait for college decision letters in the mail after applying.

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...