The Chariot

Kicking in Pain

Kicking in Pain

Olivia Perron, Graphics Team, Feature, Business Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Ankle sprains and head pains, broken feet and surgeries have been the foreground for a few boys on the varsity soccer team. Senior Nick Armin, junior Nathan Morey and sophomore Andrew Howard have all experienced these injuries first hand. Armin has played soccer for 12 years. During a game this season,...

Hear Them Roar

Cole Mertz, Source Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Detroit Lions hired a new head coach, Matt Patricia, who has opened the season with a 3-4 record. Patricia was the Defensive Coordinator for the New England Patriots before coming to Detroit over the summer. While in New England he helped secure three Super Bowl titles. However, fans feel this...

Team Traditions: Inside the Activities that Make Athletes Closer

Team Traditions: Inside the Activities that Make Athletes Closer

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

The boys water polo and girls golf teams have become very close over the course of the season, and that can be attributed to their bonding activities throughout the season. The girls golf team keeps traditions to stay close and get to know each other. "We have team bonding every year where we usuall...

Dance Team’s Digits Double

Samantha Fisher, Web Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year, the dance team has seen a rise in its numbers for the 2018-2019 season. With nine dancers last year and 17 this year, the team is looking forward to a positive change in routine. Despite not having as many dancers within the past few years, the team’s coach, Amy Barnhart, is looking forward...

A Renewed Spirit: The Colts Win Against Stoney Creek, 27-21

A Renewed Spirit: The Colts Win Against Stoney Creek, 27-21

Gabrielle Francois, Editor-In-Chief

September 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The football team pulled through for their first win Thursday, Aug. 30 against Stoney Creek with a final score of 27-21. While approaching halftime, some may say there was not much hope for the Colts with a score of 0-21, but things started to pick up after a 95-yard touchdown made by senior, Quest Bigelow. ...

Boys, Girls Cross Country Teams Place in the First Meet of the Season

Boys, Girls Cross Country Teams Place in the First Meet of the Season

Annie Smuts, Editor-In-Chief

September 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The boys and girls cross country teams placed second and fourth respectively in the Golden Grizzlies Invite on Aug. 31. The Golden Grizzlies invite is a four-kilometer race hosted annually by Oakland University to begin the cross country season. Seniors Lauren Fulcher and Donald O'Keefe finished first...

Winter Olympic Games Begin

Winter Olympic Games Begin

Priya Bandstra, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Winter Olympics have started discussions about both political tension and equal rights for LGBT and those with disabilities.

New Method for Diagnosing CTE

New Method for Diagnosing CTE

Jack Stromberg, Section Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Researchers may have discovered a way to diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head. CTE can cause memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety and a plethora of other symptoms. The disease is often...

No Fear, Just Freedom

No Fear, Just Freedom

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Homepage, Sports

When thinking of sports, you might think of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, etc. Sophomore Shanun Sun sees them as a way of living on the edge. A year ago, Sun began the art of aerial acrobatics, otherwise known as aerial silks. "Aerial silk is a silk that hangs from the ceiling and can hang one o...

Hit the Court with New Co-Captains

Hit the Court with New Co-Captains

Olivia Perron, Web Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls basketball team hits the court for a new season with two new co-captains: senior Danika Murray and junior Emily Olson. The two were selected by their teammates and varsity basketball coach and history teacher Simon Bato at the start of the 2017-2018 season. Olson and Murray’s goal...

The Year for Cheer

The Year for Cheer

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The cheer team is striving for the top of the pyramid in the Oakland Activities Association, winning several competitions this season. On Feb. 10, the Colts will be competing against White Division rivals at the combined meet at Athens High School. A victory would earn the team a league title and a championship...

Background of Breen

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Broken records and state titles are found at Breen Track Club. In 2009, math teacher and former cross country coach Eric Prowse, track and field coach, Matt Richardson, and Jim and Shelly Green, whose kids ran for Troy several years ago, established Breen. In its first year, the club consisted of about...