The Chariot

One Year Anniversary of the Women’s March

Natalie Suh, Design Editor

January 23, 2018


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Jan. 21 marked the first anniversary of the inaugural Women’s March. Last year, millions of men and women gathered across the country for reproductive rights, LGBT rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights and immigrant rights according to the Women’s March mission statement. This y...

SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2017

Jacob Sirhan, In-Depth Editor

January 3, 2018


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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was awarded the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The award was presented by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who supported Kaepernick’s actions to peacefully protest police brutality, at the 2017 Sportsperson of the Ye...

Dodgeball for a Cause

Dodgeball for a Cause

Gabrielle Francois, Opinion Editor

January 3, 2018


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For the past two years, dodgeball fundraisers have raised awareness for issues faced by the student community. The first dodgeball tournament was to support a student, Karen Barrientos, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer caused by oversized mutated cells crowding out healthy...

AP English Takes on Shakespeare

Samantha Fisher, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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Senior AP English classes acted out Shakespearean tragedies in the auditorium and in classrooms on Dec. 4. This project has been done numerous times throughout the years by students. English teachers Amy Feldkamp and Laura Liamini decided to put this assignment into the class curriculum. Feldkamp’s and...

America Experiences Terrorist Attacks

America Experiences Terrorist Attacks

Sarah Funk, Graphics and Business Editor

December 20, 2017


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In the past two months, America has experienced several tragedies, including a terrorist attack in New York followed by a shooting in Texas six days later. Prior to that, a gunman committed a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. Although terrorist attacks have been taking place for much of history,...

Volcano Threatens Indonesian Island

Volcano Threatens Indonesian Island

Peyton Downing, Source Editor

December 20, 2017


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Evacuations occur across Bali, south of Singapore and north of Australia, as the volcanic Mount Agung continues to cause tremors.

The Silence Breakers Win Person of the Year

The Silence Breakers Win Person of the Year

Bianca Bucholtz, Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2017


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On Dec. 6, TIME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers,” the men and women who stood up and accused those in the entertainment industry of sexual assault and harassment, as Person of the Year. Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift and Isabel Pascual were all featured on the cover as well...

A Day at the ‘Picnic’

A Day at the ‘Picnic’

Kaitlyn Piggott, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


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The Troy Theater Ensemble performed the annual fall play on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the auditorium along with an in-school performance on Nov. 20. The play, titled “Picnic,” is a 1953 William Inge play set in a small town in Kansas on Labor Day. As the first Troy ensemble to perform an Inge play...

Local Lights

Cole Mertz, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


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     The City of Troy hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8 at the Civic Center. The event consisted not only of the lighting itself, but a speech from Mayor Dane Slater, performances by both the Athens choir and Troy High drumline and a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. ...

New Attractions in Troy

New Attractions in Troy

Griffin Novetsky, Web Editor

December 7, 2017


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Troy’s business presence is expanding every day, and new storefronts are being added every year.

The JFK Files Unlocked

The JFK Files Unlocked

Jack Stromberg, Section Editor

December 1, 2017


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On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas. In response, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, “The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the foulest deed of our time.” Over time, many conspiracy theories have arisen regarding Kennedy’s assassination. Several...

Blake Shelton Named Sexiest Man Alive

Blake Shelton Named Sexiest Man Alive

Liam Clancy, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


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Country singer-songwriter and judge on “The Voice” Blake Shelton has been awarded the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Starting with Mel Gibson in 1985, People has crowned one “sexiest man” each year. Following People’s announcement, many people took to social media to voice their skepticism...