The Chariot

Vape Epidemic

Vape Epidemic

Annie Smuts and Gabrielle Francois

February 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

It was the summer of 2016. Instead of spending her evening at the pool enjoying the fleeting warm weather, junior Alice Lee, whose name has been changed along with the rest of the student names in this story, was huddled in her friend’s basement with a few others. The air was thick and hazy; the mustiness...

Troy Police Get Involved

Kendyl Gatzemeyer, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

The Troy School District’s Code of Student Conduct states that possession of drug paraphernalia (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited. In violation of this policy, students can face punishments varying from a parent notification, a ten day suspension, expulsion or police notification. When the...

An Overdue Conversation

An Overdue Conversation

Bianca Bucholtz and Natalie Suh

January 23, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

The issue of sexual assault is not new: it has lingered throughout history with the exploitation of millions of men and women. When the Harvey Weinstein allegations came forward, we knew this topic was not only newsworthy but also needed to be talked about within our own community. While searching for ...

Net Neutrality: Next Exit

Net Neutrality: Next Exit

Sarah Funk and Griffin Novetsky

December 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth

Approaching the vote regarding net neutrality, or the open internet, a large controversy has sparked. Many have taken to social media to voice their displeasure, and some accuse the repeal of potentially “shutting down the internet.” Though its popularity and support has increased, people are still...

Sexual Assault: A Hidden Secret

Sexual Assault: A Hidden Secret

Bianca Bucholtz and Natalie Suh

December 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth

On Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”  Using the hashtag “me too,” thousands of people replied, creating a place for victims of sexual harassment and assault to come forward and share their stories. #MeToo...

Hollywood Producer Fired for Sexual Assault

Olivia Perron, Web Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

Harvey Weinstein is a movie producer and owner of The Weinstein Company. He's had a hand in over 328 movies including “Gangs of New York,” and “Tulip Fever.” Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct has been going on since the mid-1980s, and more than 80 accusers have come forward. Weinstein could...

Netflix Cancels ‘House of Cards’

Netflix Cancels ‘House of Cards’

Patto Kubota, News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

After sexual assault accusations were made about Kevin Spacey, the lead actor on the show “House of Cards,” Netflix decided to delay the production of the sixth season and allowed the cast and crew to leave for other work if necessary. Actor Anthony Rapp was the first to come forward and share...

New Coach, New Era

New Coach, New Era

Liam Clancy, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth, Sports

Under the instruction of new head coach Chris Frasier, the football team has had one of it’s most successful seasons in the past decade with a 6-3 record, earning the Colts their first playoff berth since 2009. Frasier, who has put an emphasis on team bonding this year, says he strives to make connections...

TC Line Unites All For Football

TC Line Unites All For Football

Gabrielle Francois, Web Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth, Sports

For 14 years, the TC Line has been known for starting chants and exciting the crowd at football games. “We lead [the football games], and we set up all of the chants because not everybody knows the cheers,” senior Connor Bloomingdale said. The TC Line serves as a model for the student section,...

A New Direction

Cole Mertz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

Entrepreneurship Club is facing an adjustment in its fifth year with the advisory role shifting from Business teacher Elena Wollborg to English teacher Virginia Riolo. A leadership shift would present a challenge to some clubs, the members here have worked around it. The Entrepreneurship Club members l...

Events Spotlight Culture, Immigrant Communities

Events Spotlight Culture, Immigrant Communities

Tracy Cabej, Liam Clancy, Sara Lewandowski, Gabrielle Francois, and Stella Spagnuolo

March 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth

A heavy duty camera panned to show the dozen students arranged in a circle of desks. One by one, they looked into the lens and introduced themselves. The first question posed was an icebreaker of sorts: where do you call home? The answers varied: Japan, China, Albania, Pakistan, Korea and Troy. Moderators...

The Rise of the School Safe Space

The Rise of the School Safe Space

Leah Graham and Kendyl Gatzemeyer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth

The only harsh thing about eighth grader Red Scanlon is the double piercing at the edge of his left eyebrow. A soft-spoken, androgynous kid, standing in a science classroom at Smith Middle School, he surveyed the dozen or so members of Diversity Club. Several were stretched out on their stomachs making...