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Covid-19+School
Covid-19+School
Hannah Lee, Staff Reporter • October 25, 2021

March 2020, a month  that turned the world upside down. Eighteen months later, Troy High is back to normal with precautions. Last year was very different because of the hybrid schooling system that was used as the first step in going back to a somewhat normal life. During hybrid learning, school ended before lunch, now school ends at the usual time of 2:10 p.m. Masks had to be mandated along...

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1-800-Please-Hold
1-800-Please-Hold
Michelle Baik, Staff Reporter • October 22, 2021

1-800-273-8255. The number on the back of all Troy High School’s student IDs. But what really lies behind this number? What it might be like to actually dial 1-800-273-8255-- the National Suicide Prevention Hotline? This hotline, among other mental health resources, has been heavily relied on as a safe place to get help. Many view the hotlines as extremely positive and effective. However, because...

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Our District needs a plan
Our District needs a plan
Staff Editorial March 26, 2021

On Monday, March 15, the Troy School District's website was hacked and replaced with racist, homophobic and other offensive comments. And while Michigan state police and other district officials are trying to get to the bottom of who has done it, we the students are left to deal with the aftermath. Although many administration members say "hate has no place here," we at The Chariot are left to wonder:...

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The Holiday Season of Giving
The Holiday Season of Giving
Lola Pinneo, Source Editor • December 12, 2020

Whether it’s Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, or the many holidays during the winter season that involve giving and receiving gifts. The question then becomes, what kind of gift is best?   Senior Olivia Rosati reflects on her favorite gifts to receive for Christmas each year.    “I prefer gifts, [because] if I do receive money it goes right into my savings account or my Starbucks...

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Online vs. In-School Learning
Madeline Hiser, Staff Reporter • October 26, 2020

In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, after many cases across the globe. As soon as the first few cases hit in Michigan schools began to shut down. Many students thought they would only be out for a few weeks. Those few weeks turned into a few months, and now having to start virtual learning. While some students liked the idea of online school, many find it rather challenging. “I...

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Online vs. In-School Learning
Lola Pinneo, Source editor • October 25, 2020

Personally, at this time I think that the best way for us to learn is virtual. One of the many reasons I say this is because I have an autoimmune disease (Type one diabetes), which makes my risk of getting the COVID-19 virus higher because of my weakened immune system.   Another reason I say that virtual learning is the best option is because the entire time the COVID-19 virus has been in the...

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Online vs. In-School Learning
Online vs. In-School Learning
October 25, 2020

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Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Praneetha Ankisettipalli, Staff Reporter • October 24, 2020

It is safe to say that the airline industry was pretty much paused for about four months due to the coronavirus. But it couldn’t go on in that manner for much longer. As airlines reopen with increased precautions, it is debatable whether they are fully meeting the promise of guaranteed safety.   I, myself, traveled by flight during the summer and let me tell you that I didn’t have the best...

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“But You Don’t Look Sick”
“But You Don’t Look Sick”
Manny Al-Nsour, Web Editor • October 22, 2020

If you looked at 8 year old me, on the outside you would see a happy, healthy and active typical young kid. You would look at me and never consider that I have any health problems. What you wouldn't see is truly how sick I was. You wouldn't see the way I could barely eat, or all the weight I lost before I was even in middle school. One morning when I was in the hospital, a volunteer was going around...

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The official poster for “Mulan” (2020). PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Loyal, Brave, and True: Mulan (2020) Review
Avril Yu, Staff Reporter • October 1, 2020

Who is that girl I see? In a 2020 live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated film, actress Liu Yifei stars as the titular Mulan. An energetic, adventurous young woman, Mulan lives in a small rural village in China during the Northern and Southern dynasty. When the emperor of China rules that every household must volunteer one man to fight against the Rouran army led by the fierce Bori Khan (Jason...

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