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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...

The Chariot brings to light the problem of human trafficking, how to stay safe and what to look out for

In the Hands of Another

Olivia Perron, Website Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2020

Human trafficking has been a fear in the back of some people’s minds. From a young age, individuals are told to always stick together, never wander off. In recent years, human trafficking fear has increased....

The Chariot examines the political biases in two THS American history textbooks in comparison to Texas and California’s.

The Story of History Rewritten

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2020

The New York Times released an article on Jan. 12, 2020 examining American History textbooks produced by the same authors in two states: California and Texas. For the most part, their findings were as...

Many students believed there was a noticeable decrease in students

Rumors of Record Absences Debunked

Murryum Farooqi, Body Copy Editor December 19, 2019

In the last week before winter break, many students are being bombarded with projects and assignments, and many more are finding themselves unable to come to school. The absences haven’t gone unnoticed,...

Graphic by Ping-Yu Hsu

Classroom Overpopulation

Ping-yu Hsu, Staff December 16, 2019

Walking through the main hallway at Troy High, it’s almost impossible to avoid contact with other students. Whether walking to lunch or suffering the sixth hour rush, many students complain about the...

Two pedestrians walk on a sidewalk that was closed by a construction site.

Troy’s Concrete Jungle

AJ Kowalak, Staff Writer December 16, 2019

The concern in Troy is growing as multiple companies develop land for building new condos near the intersection of Long Lake and Livernois. This may impact the population of Troy, which in turn impacts...

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