The Chariot

SAT Problems 
SAT Problems 
Ping-yu Hsu, Staff Writer • June 4, 2020

Springtime is a very important time for many juniors, with students last minute studying for SATs and tomorrow’s tests in order to keep that 4.0 GPA.  However, this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, public schools have shifted online. With schools closing before Spring Break, this caused the SAT to also be cancelled.  Junior Alex Prater isn’t too worried about the SATs as he trusts the...

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Print Editor-in-Chief recounts what aspects of her life has made her into who she is.
Basking in the Light
Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief • May 11, 2020

I never kept an actual diary; looking back, I probably should have. Ever since I could remember, I had a difficult time expressing my emotions out loud, often quiet from all things truthful and meaningful. I lived in a tight-knit family that weathered impeccable storms with strength and dignity. I wore all the struggles of our family on my back, knowing full well I didn’t have to, and the worrisome...

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Students decide whether they like the Homecoming dance or the Snowcoming dance better
Which Dance?
Vanisa Kumar, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Homecoming: you have the uncomfortable dress or suit, the friends, the cheap dinners and the press-on nails. Many enjoy this week filled with chaos, but many could live without it. Snowcoming: you have the uncomfortable dress or suit, the friends, the cheap dinners…. So I guess the same things, just add slight hypothermia. Young Adult Movies and Teen Films would describe both dances as a very...

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Fact or Fiction: Your Opinion
Fact or Fiction: Your Opinion
Lola Pinneo, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, is celebrated by millions around the world, with traditions that back it up to a sixth century B.C. pagan holiday centered around fertility, Lupercalia. Senior Lucas Gray shares his opinion on this holiday.  “I think it's a hallmark holiday, kind of made up, but I think that it’s a cool way to have a day to show appreciation for the people close to us,” Gray said. Junior...

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Graphic by Gabby DeRose
The Difference in Our Actions
Gabby DeRose, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

As world issues become more prevalent, ordinary civilians across the globe take action for the sake of themselves and others. Protests have become a common trend around the world. More people are educating themselves on issues at hand in order to strive for what they think is right. As protests begin to rise in popularity, though, privilege begins to play a role in mainstream trends of protesting. Hannah...

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The Tragic End to an Unimaginable Legacy
The Tragic End to an Unimaginable Legacy
Lola Pinneo, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

As we begin 2020, we are faced with the devastating loss of a basketball icon.  Kobe Bryant died on January 26, along with his daughter, Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California according to CBS sports.   Bryant left a legacy that’s hard to forget, including a 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Along with that he’s considered by many as one of basketball's...

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Instagram has already deactivated some accounts
Giving a Like to No More Likes
Jessica Geisler, Staff Writer • December 16, 2019

Instagram has been an extremely popular social media app since it was first released in 2010. Giving people from around the world the ability to share their lives with the world, users have become engrossed in the app. However, as nice as it can be to share parts of our lives with others, it can also cause obsessions with the amount of likes and comments on pictures. Living in a world where social...

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The battle between the gingerbread cookies and the  sugar cookies.
The Battle of the Cookies
Lola Pinneo, Staff Writer • December 16, 2019

As snow falls and holidays come around, we begin to think about all the holiday treats that we have learned to love over the years. For years, many Americans have debated whether sugar and gingerbread cookies are superior. There are a lot of similarities when it comes to the two cookies. They both contain some of the same ingredients like flour, sugar and baking soda or powder. They are both...

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Troy College and Career High School, their single hallway of classrooms.
It's Not Niles
Olivia Perron, Website Editor-in-Chief • December 16, 2019

As students at Troy High School, most of us know Troy College and Career High School as Niles, due to the fact that it is located inside the Niles Center and we have no further indication of the school’s actual name. The name Niles carries with it a stigma; many believe this school is only for the people suspended from Troy High and Athens, the kids who have fallen through the cracks of our...

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Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea
Let The Sweetwaters Flow
Murryum Farooqi, Copy Editor • December 9, 2019

   Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea recently opened its doors to Troy, offering a wide range of teas, coffees and slushies. As a person that loves trying new places, I gave some of their popular flavors, as well as some flavors I normally wouldn’t go for, a try. Caramel Ice dragon 5/5  As I cautiously took a sip, hoping it wouldn’t taste like water because of my bad experiences with...

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