The Chariot

Triggered

Triggered

Elizabeth Graham and Maddie Young

December 29, 2016

PRO Gun control limits dangerous individuals' access and prevents loss of life. Gun violence is an American epidemic. The Second Amendment should not be completely dismantled, but many changes are necessary. High-powered firearms are unwarranted and loose purchasing restrictions require no license or bac...

Talk About It

Talk About It

A STAFF EDITORIAL

December 21, 2016

Mental illness is rarely treated with the same objectivity and matter-of-factness as other health conditions. Something like a fractured wrist can be discussed with ease, yet topics like depression and anxiety are generally taboo. Live Science reports that approximately one in five teens in the U.S....

Embracing Diversity Takes More Than a Signature

Embracing Diversity Takes More Than a Signature

A STAFF EDITORIAL

December 21, 2016

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, students had the opportunity to sign a pledge described by administration as a promise to “create an inclusive environment” for all members of the Troy School District, “regardless of their social identities or beliefs.” In the wake of a divisive election, a community...

Just Vote

Just Vote

Bianca Bucholtz, Copy Editor

November 8, 2016

People want change; this election season has proved nothing but that. Never has it been more important for your voice to be heard. This is a serious time in history that needs not go unnoticed. One vote has the power to change history - change tomorrow, not today. This election isn’t truly about you...

Come Together

Come Together

Liam Clancy and Natalie Suh

October 31, 2016

Traditionally on Friday nights, two groups of students come out to support their teams, disconnected and often unaware of each other. On one end of the bleachers, the student section cheers on the Colts as the fight song plays faintly from the other side of the stands. Meanwhile, the band blares...

Meet the Silenced Minority

Meet the Silenced Minority

Skyla Jewell-Hammie, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

The federal government wants to put a pipeline for their benefit that would destroy the economic growth of the land that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lives on. To many, this is just another news headline, but to me it is personal. I have always been proud of being Native American and belonging to...

Boudon’s Blueprint: Goals for the Future

Boudon’s Blueprint: Goals for the Future

Jenny Boudon, Cartoonist

October 4, 2016

Trust Me, It’s Not ‘High School Musical’

Trust Me, It’s Not ‘High School Musical’

Katie Bogdanovich and Natalie Suh

October 4, 2016

Aug. 25 Uncertainty and excitement is felt through the air as the incoming freshmen hear cowbells and blaring music. They approach the Troy High labyrinth, which upperclassmen have already mastered, to get a glimpse of the next four years. Some of the upperclassmen Student Government members volunteered...

Buzzfeed Helps Me Write My College Essays

Buzzfeed Helps Me Write My College Essays

Leah Graham, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2016

Thinking about the future is hard, choosing schools to apply to is hard and getting accepted is hard (and it’s only gotten harder over the last decade). As of Aug. 1, I have been blindly stumbling through the labyrinth of suffering that is the college admissions process. The essays especially....

A Letter from the Editors: Welcome Back

A Letter from the Editors: Welcome Back

October 4, 2016

Dear Readers, We’ve asked ourselves many times why we put so much work into this paper. Approaching the one-year anniversary of the Chariot’s first issue, we decided we should probably figure it out. There is so much that goes on here: the back and forth of brainstorming sessions,...

College Admissions Pressure at an All-Time High

College Admissions Pressure at an All-Time High

Skyla Jewell-Hammie and Annie Smuts

October 3, 2016

Your eyes are burning from staring at a computer screen for too long while the Common Application website is looming in front of you. Your whole future is teetering back and forth like your finger on the “submit” button. The clock counts down as the deadline nears and your hands begin to tremble....

Boudon’s Blueprint: Transgender Bathrooms

Boudon’s Blueprint: Transgender Bathrooms

Jenny Boudon, Cartoonist

September 13, 2016