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APs…Online or In-Person…?

APs…Online or In-Person…?

Praneetha Ankisettipalli, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

COVID-19 — the pandemic that not only shook the entire world, but also altered many lives in unimaginable ways. In comparison to the large scale problems the world is facing at the moment, the troubles...

Whats The deal With Midterms?

“What’s The deal With Midterms?”

Andy DeGrand, Print Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are over 130,000 K-12 schools that are currently 100% virtual in the United States. Regardless of how students feel about their district's...

Graphic courtesy of Isabella Weedon

The Race to a Covid Vaccine

Manny Al-Nsour January 12, 2021

With the total number of COVID-19 cases rising higher and higher each day, the race to create a viable vaccine nears its end. The Food and Drug Administration met Thursday, Dec. 10, and voted in favor...

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...

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...

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....

The TSDs commitment to equity and inclusion aims to support all students

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...

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,...



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...

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...

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...

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...

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