The Chariot

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

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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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

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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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 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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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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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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