The Chariot

A Place We Call Home

A Place We Call Home

Olivia Perron, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is in limbo with making it recipients wonder if they will be in the U.S. much longer. After spending their lives in the States before age 16, these individuals may be sent back to a place they don’t call home. Founded by Barack Obama in 2012, DACA prot...

Lolla Las Vegas

Lolla Las Vegas

Madeline Trumbauer, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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From his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1.  He killed 58 people and injured roughly 500 more, making the Las Vegas attack the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of...

Mid-Autumn and Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn and Mooncakes

Kendyl Gatzemeyer, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2017


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Chinese Club celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival this past week with their own mooncake event. The Mid-Autumn Festival is regularly celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the traditional East Asian lunar calendar; this year that day fell on Oct. 4. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated...

Trump Trumps Wall Prototypes

Samantha Fisher, Staffer

October 30, 2017


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President Donald Trump’s plans to start construction of the US-Mexico border wall in June 2018 at the San Diego border have been finalized. Prototypes from four different construction companies have been completed after months of delay. Deputy Customs and Border Commissioner Ronald Vitiello says the...

This Is Not A Drill

This Is Not A Drill

Megan Wallace, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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For most students, the code red procedure has been the same since kindergarten: the students and the staff are told to lock the doors, turn off the lights, hide and hope for the best. In light of recent shootings, security systems have made many improvements, but code red rules have not changed along...

Speeches On Steroids

Griffin Novetsky, Web Editor

October 30, 2017


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TED Talks have been incorporated into many lessons, exposing students to a number of different ideologies produced in official TED presentations. Tedx's, which are held in locations such as high schools and colleges, are independent events for anyone who wants to present a Ted Talk.   Sophom...

City Divided by Charter Amendment

City Divided by Charter Amendment

Kendyl Gatzemeyer, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2017


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A Troy City Charter amendment will be on the ballot in the upcoming November election. The amendment will determine the fate of the Troy Civic Center and whether the land will be used to create Downtown Troy. “The Charter amendment is a citizen-initiated amendment that they’re putting on the ba...

Return to Wrestling

Cole Mertz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Joe Wood has recently stepped down from position of head wrestling coach, and Gary Harlan has taken his place. Harlan would be the third coach in three years, breaking the team out of routine and forcing them to constantly adapt. “I generally talk to them about getting ready to wrestle as well as they ...

Rent-A-Senior for Charity

Elisabeth Andrews, Photography Editor

October 30, 2017


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Run by Student Government, Rent-A-Senior has been going on for the past two years with all of the proceeds going to charity. This year, the School Board is unsure of what charity the proceeds will go to, but senior and secretary of the Executive Board Anna Patton said that they’re thinking about h...

Stepping Into the Future

Stepping Into the Future

Annie Smuts, Body Copy and Opinion Editor

October 30, 2017


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More than a year after starting, Step on Poverty has met their goal of collecting 9,000 pairs of shoes. The collection of shoes, also called the shoe initiative, is one of three areas that the organization focuses on: the environment, business consulting and environmental protection. Some members were v...

Marching In The Rain

Marching In The Rain

Bianca Bucholtz, Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2017


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Every year, the Michigan Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) holds festivals that give high school marching bands the opportunity to perform their shows in front of a panel of judges. The bands are judged in three categories: marching, music and general showmanship. The bands receive a score ranging...

Students to Visit Europe

Students to Visit Europe

Priya Bandstra and Stella Spagnuolo

May 24, 2017


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     Fourteen students and speech teacher Harriet Clark will explore various cities in Italy and Greece from June 29 to July 14. Throughout the trip, the group will visit tourist destinations and participate in a global leadership summit with one topic in mind: the future of food. The summit, which w...