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“I Just Love Playing Hockey”

“I Just Love Playing Hockey”

Sam Lavely, Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

As the school year winds down, seniors will begin to take action on their post-secondary plans. For many people, that means continuing education at a university or moving straight to work. Senior Trevor Wong is taking a different path. Instead of pursuing a degree, Wong has decided to play junior hockey....

Think Bigger: WHS Students Set to Leave the U.S.

Kelsey Deering, Media Editor

May 23, 2019

Hopes to travel outside the United States during secondary education seems to be a common occurrence among Wayzata’s graduating class. According to the Trojan Tribune survey, 56% of graduates are looking to study abroad. While the majority of Wayzata High School’s 2019 Senior Class are atten...

Gap Years Becoming More Common

Gap Years Becoming More Common

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Whether students are unsure of what major they want to pursue, want to save up money for a university, or they just want to get a feel for the real world, a gap year may be a good path. A gap year is when a high school graduate takes a one year break from schooling and does not attend a university directly...

Trojan-to-Hoosier Numbers Triple in One

Trojan-to-Hoosier Numbers Triple in One

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

"A lot of students apply to University of Wisconsin-Madison, but it’s pretty difficult to get in. Indiana is a good second choice because it has a big ten vibe too, while being far enough away from home." - Senior Allie Ezrilov “In the business world, things are cyclical and right now, Indiana...

The Commitment Process: Different for Everyone

Deena Kassem and Zaid Elbaroudi

May 23, 2019

  Applying to schools can be a very stressful process especially for those who want to compete as athletes at a college level.   Some athletes commit a lot sooner than you expect. Senior Eva Bruer committed to the University Of Minnesota for women’s soccer during her sophomore year. Bruer...

Money Diaries

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

  With Generation Z’s powerful hold on the economy, the Trojan Tribune decided to have three teenagers track their spending habits for a week. Senior Bella Brinkman, Senior Katie Parsons, and Sophomore Andie Hansen agreed to record each purchase made throughout the week, including the time of...

The Business of Music and TV Streaming

Sam Lavely, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

  Over the past ten years, society has adapted to a staggering yet sudden change brought upon by streaming capabilities.   In the domain of television and film, Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu have become standard purchases since their expansion to streaming as opposed to shipping physical...

The Rise of Teenage Influencers

The Rise of Teenage Influencers

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

  “With YouTube and Instagram, I get to show you guys a lot of parts of my life, but there’s some parts that I don’t show you. I thought it would be cool to have you guys fill in the blanks,” said Minnetonka High School Sophomore and social media influencer McKella Tiziani in the introduction...

The Teenage Working Class

The Teenage Working Class

Ingrid Sund, Guest Writer

April 23, 2019

  A common misconception with Generation Z is that the generation is comprised of lazy, spoiled, and unmotivated kids who have everything handed to them on a silver platter. However, the manager of Plymouth Caribou, Scott Dose, explains that the work ethic of Generation Z is different, but in a...

iGen and the Future of Consumerism

iGen and the Future of Consumerism

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2019

  Generation Z, although young, are still powerful consumers. According to Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, by 2020 Generation Z will account for 40% of all U.S. consumers. A 2017 report from International Business Machines Corp. and the National Retail Federation reports that more than 70...

Finance

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

  Technology has always had a complicated relationship with Generation Z. Teens surveyed by the Pew Research Center recognized both the positive and negative aspects of online usage—it both strengthens relationships with friends, while ruining others with the lack of in-person contact and rampant...

Tracking Screen Time: Measuring How Teenagers are Constantly Connected

Kelsey Deering, Media Editor

April 23, 2019

  In 2019, being a teenager in the United States is synonymous with owning a smartphone, tablet, desktop, or any smart technology. How does the constant connection teenagers experience affect their day-to-day lives? According to a study administered by the Pew Research Center, 60 percent of teenagers between...

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