The Chariot

Students Create Club for Political Discussion

Students Create Club for Political Discussion

Sarah Semon and Kaitlyn Piggott

December 19, 2016


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When juniors Zain Hameed and Peyton Young realized that there needed to be room for discussion among students to share political opinions without feeling judged or attacked for their beliefs, they created the Political Awareness Club. “There were a lot of people talking amongst themselves about...

Personal Com Hosts Dodgeball Tournament

Morgan MacDonald and Stella Spagnuolo

December 19, 2016


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As November drew to a close, students began to prepare for the school’s second annual dodgeball tournament and other charity events to raise money for Mast Cell Activation Disorder. The disease affects a number of people, including biology teacher Theresa Martin. In order to raise money for this...

Students to Participate in Slam Poetry Event

Students to Participate in Slam Poetry Event

Silvia Hoxha, Photography Editor

December 19, 2016


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The Troy Public Library will host The Master of My Fate Invitational Youth Poetry Slam.

WSU Police Officer Killed

WSU Police Officer Killed

Annie Smuts and Liam Clancy

December 19, 2016


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On Nov. 22, Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose, 29, was shot in the line of duty while responding to a 911 call off campus in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood. He died due to his injuries the following day. He was the first Wayne State officer to be killed on the job in the department’s...

Student Attack at Ohio State University Causes Mass Chaos

Bianca Bucholtz, Copy Editor

December 15, 2016


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On Monday Nov. 28, panic aroused on the Ohio State University (OSU) campus after a male student had intentionally driven over multiple pedestrians and proceeded to evacuate the vehicle with a butcher knife in hand, slashing innocent walkers nearby. 11 people, both students and faculty included, were foun...

District Responds to Social Media Threats

Leah Graham

November 17, 2016


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A 15-year-old student made threats on social media alluding to a school shooting, according to a statement from Kerry Birmingham, the district’s communication director. The Troy Police Department was informed of these threats Wednesday morning and is working with the district to conduct a criminal...

Boil Advisory Issued After Water Main Break

Boil Advisory Issued After Water Main Break

Leah Graham, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


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Tap water must be boiled before consumption after an 84” water main broke on Sunday morning, according to a warning from the city of Troy. The break is causing low water pressure, meaning “bacterial contamination may have contaminated the system.” Boil water advisory in effect until (at least) the ...

Don’t Just Count on the Exit Polls

Don’t Just Count on the Exit Polls

Leah Graham, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2016


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Early voting data and exit polls gauge the outcome of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump’s final showdown before the Electoral College casts its votes. According to electproject.org, at least 42 million citizens have voted early, more than 18 million of those ballots cast in battleground...

Clowns Cause Chaos

Clowns Cause Chaos

Sara Lewandowski and Annie Smuts

October 31, 2016


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Most people have seen clown Vines that have been trending on social media for more than two weeks, and as Halloween approaches, student’s safety is starting to become a concern. People have been terrorized, chased, harassed and even killed by “killer clowns” and it is hard to separate students...

Book Club Hosts Harry Potter Themed Event

Book Club Hosts Harry Potter Themed Event

Elisabeth Andrews, Staff writer

October 31, 2016


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Book club is hosting an event “The Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany at the Barnes and Noble on Rochester Road. It starts at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 and ends at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the new play. “I expected it to be more of a book when I first saw...

McKenzie: The 2016 Hide-And-Seek Champion

McKenzie: The 2016 Hide-And-Seek Champion

Jack Stromberg, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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For the past four months, missing dog posters have been popping up all over the city; outside grocery stores, on the doors of restaurants and taped to people’s car windows. From Troy to Clawson to Royal Oak, they have captured the attention of passersby, and now, it seems everybody is talking about...

English Teacher Begins Cancer Treatment

English Teacher Begins Cancer Treatment

Leah Graham, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2016


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English teacher Jennifer Opalewski took a year off of teaching this fall per her doctor’s orders after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A CT Scan in August revealed a large tumor in her chest. “I suspected for almost a year that something wasn’t right,” Opalewski said....