Student Life

Coffee bar set to return

By Ambrosia Westcott,
Trojan Tempo Staff Writer

THS- Beginning October 1 the coffee bar will make its return to the THS commons. It will introduce new and seasonal coffees including the ever-popular pumpkin spice. The 2018-19 coffee bar will also include lemonade flavors, as well as warmer drinks for colder months soon to arrive.
“I wish it was back sooner,” said junior Anna Harmon. “I was ready for it on the first day of school.”
“I never heard about it last year at the junior high, but I will definitely use it,” freshman Andy Stewart said. “I think it’s really cool we have something like this.”
The coffee bar at Troy High School was the popular new thing last year that got students attention 7-7:30 A.M. With the coffee bar came a new volunteer opportunity for seniors looking for some hours of community service before graduation, some business class students and National Honors Society members. These students along with Clint Hufford, director of food services, made the beverages for students every morning.
“I see that most people bring in drinks from places like Tim Hortons every morning anyways so it’s good we have this at school,” Harmon said, implying the THS coffee bar is a good opportunity for students who don’t have time to stop anywhere in the morning or ride a bus.
So when the time comes, make sure to stop by the commons area concessions to get your drink of choice.

Ambrosia Westcott does not particularly enjoy coffee, but enjoys different kinds of tea and lemonade in the mornings and throughout the day. 

Trojans look forward to Hawaiian Homecoming

By Zach Nave,
Trojan Tempo Staff Writer

THS- It’s that time of year again THS, time to start going through the list of potential dates to Troy High’s annual homecoming dance. Homecoming is an event almost all students mark on their calendars. This year’s dance is September 29 at 8 P.M. in the Fletcher Gym.
This year’s theme for the dance is Luau; anyone who is not a senior is reminded that only seniors may dress to the theme if they choose. Tickets will be on sale for $10 during all lunches and before and after school. No tickets will be sold at the door.
All students should remember that there is no inappropriate dancing, as in no front to back contact between any students of any gender.
“Honestly the only advice I can give to underclassmen is just don’t be dumb. Definitely wear an undershirt because that gym is super hot,” said senior Cameron Smith. He went on to say, “If I could change one thing about homecoming this year it would definitely be the music. The speakers were busted last year and they only played rap music.”
Have fun THS, and as always, be safe.


This column is intended to provide advice for common questions at THS.

I’m a senior who hasn’t done any college visits and I’m starting to get worried about what’s in store after high school. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should do?

Troy High School policy allows one excused absence for juniors and seniors to visit colleges, so I would definitely take advantage of that and get my note in to Mrs. Ingle. You’ll still have to make up the work though, so if you’d prefer to go on a day off, we have a four-day weekend coming up in October.

My English teacher says we can share our writing for participation points but I hate reading out loud. She says it’s optional, but I might need some to pass the class. What to I do?

The best solution to your problem would be to bite the bullet and present but if you really don’t want to perform, find some kind of middle ground. Take opportunities for points that are simpler like answering questions or adding to brainstorming sessions. Anxiety can get to the best of us, so if you absolutely can’t perform, it’s in your best interest to make up the points elsewhere to pad your grade.

A friend of mine recently came out to me and I acted weird about it. I really like hanging out with them, so I don’t want to ruin our friendship. How can I patch things up?

If you feel like your actions are worth apologizing for, then do so. This person has likely been thinking about telling you for a long time and decided they trusted you enough to actually do it. They probably don’t want to ruin your friendship either. Remember this is the same person you’ve been friends with, all that’s changed is you know a little more about them.

The anxiety of keeping track of my grades is slowly killing me. Do you have any tips that could help me relax this year?

While it won’t come in handy for a while, there’s a site called RogerHub that you can use to calculate the minimum grade you need on your final to get the grade you want in the class. As for now, if you don’t already have it, the Powerschool app is extremely useful for checking all your grades.

I know it’s cliche, but homecoming is coming up and I want to make sure I get things right. Should I make a big deal about asking or go for something simple?

Really, there’s no one answer to this. Depending on who you plan to ask, what they like best could be completely different. As a general rule, I would say just don’t embarrass or pressure them into doing anything. It won’t make for a fun conversation later.

I don’t have classes with any of my friends! I thought we would at least share the same lunch but I don’t see them at all! What do I do if I don’t know anyone?

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t end up with your friends this year. A close friend of mine moved away recently, so I know how you feel. Depending on how much time you have after school, joining a club together is a nice way to see them regularly. It’s ok to drift apart though, so if worst comes to worst, make an effort to meet the people you do have time with. I promise you’ll be ok.

If you have any questions you can send them to the Trojan Tempo advisor at or submit them in person to the advice box in room 105 of the art wing.