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Boudon’s Blueprint: Career Goals

Boudon’s Blueprint: Career Goals

Jenny Boudon, Cartoonist

September 1, 2016

Boudon’s Blueprint: New-Age Kindergarten

Boudon’s Blueprint: New-Age Kindergarten

Jenny Boudon, Cartoonist

September 1, 2016

Staff Editorial: On the Front Lines


June 10, 2016

Everything was routine until it wasn’t. The day was progressing as regularly as could be expected in the infamously war-torn Afghan desert. A Humvee transporting photojournalist David Gilkey and translator Zabihullah Tamanna drives over the sand. The trip is by all means unremarkable, until an RPG...

Why Journalism is the Foundation of Democracy

Sarah Semon, Design Editor

June 10, 2016

Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky. Time and time again the public sees a common trend among officeholders- scandal. For as long as America has been in existence, presidents have held both the power of running a country and the power to keep secrets from their constituents. Being commander-in-chief...

Apple Faces Off Against the FBI

AuJenee Hirsch and Emily Hamilton

March 24, 2016

Why Apple Should Hack the Phone The FBI isn’t running this investigation to make it easier to hack phones. They aren’t doing this to make Apple fail as a company. FBI director James Comey stated that the situation “isn’t about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. It is a...

Staff Editorial: Overstressed and Under Duress

Staff Editorial

March 18, 2016

Stress is a modern epidemic, and Troy High is ground zero. All of the normal factors that contribute to teenage stress- school, work, sports, clubs, college applications, standardized tests like the SAT and ACT- are on overdrive at Troy High. Take, for instance, Advanced Placement classes. You...

Battling Multiple Sclerosis

AuJenee Hirsch, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016

I have a story that needs to be shared; a story that has been hidden for years. Now it is bursting out of my chest because I have fully accepted the circumstances. I have learned to cope with this part of my life that only a select few know about. Now is the time for my story to be heard.

Stop Misusing Mental Health Terms

Bianca Bucholtz, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Imagine waking up everyday and knowing that you have to walk a different road than the rest of the world. Knowing that your daily routine consists of a more detailed examination of yourself. You struggle to grasp who or what you are. Your brain shifts and thoughts intensify in your mind. Your mind deludes...

Staff Editorial: Why the Primaries Matter


February 12, 2016

Campaign season tends to bring out the worst in candidates as well as the people who end up heatedly debating about them. Attack ads, botched statistics and misleading rhetoric are all divisive forces in American politics, but they are part of the Pandora’s box that is democracy. Take for example,...

How to Relieve Finals Stress

Deepthi Devireddy, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016

As final exams get closer, it can be difficult for students to deal with stress. Here are some tips to help students cope and do better on exams while also keeping stress levels low. 1) Exercise. Any exercise helps your body release endorphins, making you happier. A quick 20 minute run can be an excellent...

Letter from the Editors: Welcome to The Voices Issue

December 12, 2015

Dear Readers, There’s a word for the realization that everyone around you is living a life just as deep and vivid and real as your own: sonder. The world has over seven billion people in it, and more stories than can ever be told or remembered, but we do the best we can. Every single person you w...

Boudon’s Blueprint: Schoology Aftershock

Boudon’s Blueprint: Schoology Aftershock

Jenny Boudon, Cartoonist

December 11, 2015