The Chariot

Giving a Like to No More Likes

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...

The Battle of the 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...

It’s Not Niles

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...

Let The Sweetwaters Flow

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...

Candy vs. Chocolate

Candy vs. Chocolate

Manny Al-Nsour and Lola Pinneo

November 5, 2019

Candy is the superior fall sweet. When you think of Halloween and trick-or-treating, the first thing that usually comes to mind is candy. Sour Patch Kids, Airheads, Lifesavers, gummy worms and pretty much all things sugar. While chocolate is still delicious, it always comes as an afterthought, the stuff...

Why Esports are a Real Sport

Why Esports are a Real Sport

Ping-Yu Hsu, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

As someone that has been a competitive League of Legends player since 13 and a dedicated League of Legends Championship Series viewer, my experience and exposure to esports, or electronic sports, has led me to believe that esports qualify as a sport beyond all reasonable doubt. Sports require skill,...

Not All Laughs

Not All Laughs

Gabby DeRose, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Director Todd Phillips’s “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix portrays a powerful look at mental illness and the effects of a toxic society. The psychological thriller, which has received a 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, an audience score of 90 percent and an 8.9/10 by IMDb follows the backstory o...

A Standing Ovation for Rick Bodick

A Standing Ovation for Rick Bodick

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor in Chief

August 15, 2019

Late theater director Rick Bodick has left his legacy firmly in the hearts of the Troy Community. It was easy to tell that Bodick had a passion for the arts and it was evident in the way he directed and produced the award-winning Troy Theatre Ensemble. After news got out about his passing, the Chariot...

Punta CONa

Punta CONa

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

June 13, 2019

Since April, five American tourists have died and incidents such as poisoning and beatings have occurred at popular resorts. In January of this year a woman was closed to killed as she claims to be beaten and dragged by employee at The Majestic Elegance Punta Cana. This has hurt the hotel’s reputa...

The Chronic Life

The Chronic Life

Kaitlyn Piggott, Copy Editor

March 27, 2019

There is a girl sitting in a math class. She intently listens to the teacher and follows along in her notes. She answers the questions when called upon but doesn’t go out of her way to speak up. She keeps to herself, smiles and doesn’t bother anyone. Doesn’t seem too odd, right? She is a chronic...

Mental Help

Mental Help

March 20, 2019

High Schoolers Hit Up The Donut Bar: A Comprehensive Review

High Schoolers Hit Up The Donut Bar: A Comprehensive Review

Murryum Farooqi and Meriam Meram

March 18, 2019

With its new location on Big Beaver Road, Donut Bar has brought the joy of gourmet donuts to Troy. Sophomore Akshaya Suvarna was very excited about her first time coming here and first heard of the Donut Bar on Snapchat. “There were all of these different weird flavors and I was like, I gott...