Trojan Tribune

Pop Culture

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


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  The definition of pop culture among teens differs greatly from previous generations as traditional Hollywood stars and professional athletes take a backseat.   “I think Generation Z has moved away from the super celebrity and are now moving into this phase of the everyday celebrity,”...

Generation Z and Mental Illness: we need all hands on deck”

Generation Z and Mental Illness: we need all hands on deck”

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


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  “Kids are changing. Mental health is worse,” said Mental Health Coordinator Amy Naleid. According to Behavior Specialist Rebecca Boggs, this is due to a correlation between an increase in technology usage and overall mental health and behavior.   “Technology is impacting relationship...

Do Risks Come With Prescribing Drugs to Teens at a Young Age?

Do Risks Come With Prescribing Drugs to Teens at a Young Age?

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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  In this day and age, more and more teens are being prescribed medications specifically for different mental illnesses. Mental illness is more commonly found in teens today than in previous years because of the negative stigma that previously surrounded mental illness.   Pediatric Mental...

Health

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


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  In a 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) survey, Generation Z reported the worst mental health of any generation, along with 90 percent of individuals reported being continually stressed.   Even so, there are many other factors to consider beyond the panicked headlines. The same...

Q&A: William Deresiewicz

April 22, 2019


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After teaching in the Ivy League at Yale and Columbia, William Deresiewicz made a name for himself as a best-selling author, essayist, speaker, and critic. Deresiewicz’s critically acclaimed Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life began as an essay published...

The STEM Field Advances in Education

The STEM Field Advances in Education

Sean Carroll, Senior Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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  Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs such as Compass are known for giving both intellectual education as well as hands-on education; the biggest reason being that 70 percent of jobs require both skills to make it in the modern workforce according to research done by Citrus...

Technology

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


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  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...

Generation to Generation

Jo Hoagland, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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New Subset of Generation Z (ages 0-6): Gwen Baumgart (Kindergartener) Q: Do you use technology? A: We have an iPad just to play games on at school. We have this game where they show math facts and it’s either addition or subtraction. Q: Do you know how to work the iPad easily? A: Yeah, becaus...

Relationships

Katie Lins, Design Editor

April 17, 2019


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Meet Meghan Grace

Meet Meghan Grace

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


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  Meghan Grace was an essential source for this issue of the Trojan Tribune, providing the basis of our introductions for each topic explore through the Generation Z perspective. Grace co-authored Generation Z Goes to College with Dr. Corey Seemiller, who is an expert in leadership education and...

A Letter from the Editors

Elisabeth Oster and Joe Kottke

April 17, 2019


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  We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about your generation: Generation Z, often called the iGeneration. Whether bad—such as industries and careers being killed off, or good—such as students activism and STEM education on the rise, Generation Z comes at a pivotal time in history. It’s important...

The Cost of Conquering the ACT

The Cost of Conquering the ACT

Christian Campbell, Staf Writer

January 7, 2019


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  Standardized testing is a large and time-consuming factor when students are considering college, with the power to make or break an applicant during the admissions process.   In the year of 2017-2018, the average ACT composite score of the Wayzata senior class was a 25.6. According to a...

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