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This Is Not A Drill

This Is Not A Drill

Megan Wallace, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     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...

Unranked

Unranked

Liam Clancy and Annie Smuts

May 24, 2017

In the North American school system, educational institutions have historically conferred the title of valedictorian upon one student in each class. The valedictorian, typically the student with the greatest academic achievement, gives an address at graduation. In contrast with this tradition, Troy High...

Band and Orchestra to Perform in NYC

Band and Orchestra to Perform in NYC

Bianca Bucholtz, Copy Editor

March 20, 2017

Every year the bands and orchestra take a group trip and have previously gone to places like Disney World and Nashville, Tennessee. This year, the band and orchestra will go to New York City. “I’m really excited for New York because I love big cities,” senior Symphony Orchestra violinist Allison...

Events Raise Awareness for Special Education Students

Events Raise Awareness for Special Education Students

Kaitlyn Bogdanovich, Source Editor

March 20, 2017

On March 14 the Special Olympics World Winter Games officially began. This year the games are being held in Austria, featuring thousands of athletes from all around the world. The Special Olympics are the world’s largest sports organization for people with physical disabilities. Some of the sports...

Foreign Exchange Students Arrive in America

Foreign Exchange Students Arrive in America

Patti Kubota, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

On March 7, 13 high school exchange students flew in from Japan and were each paired with a student from Troy High to live with for three weeks. The objective of the host families is to make their exchange student feel like part of their family and to help them improve their English. Host students...