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Religion and Culture

Haniah Saleem, Guest Editor

March 14, 2018


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  My weight shifts left and right and I adjust my headscarf nervously. It’s my first day of seventh grade, and it’s also my first day wearing a headscarf. How are my friends going to react? Will I lose them? These are just some of the thoughts racing through my mind. I am met with many...

Archive Article

March 14, 2018


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*This is a piece written in the Trojan Tribune in March 1992 and is purely for commentary purposes to show subjects that have potentially changed within society and others that have not.* ...

Two Sides to a Person

The writer chooses to remain anonymous.

March 14, 2018


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  Anonymous There is little comfort that I find in being myself: bisexual and trans. Despite the impressive strides towards LGBT rights in America, I continue to have a personal struggle with acceptance and judgement I receive from society and from the LGBT community itself.   My existence has become, in a sense, two-sided. Around my s...

“Love is Love.”

Gretchen Pickering, Guest Artist

March 14, 2018


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So often, I see and hear about people who struggle to be who they are, to be proud, comfortable, and unapologetic about themselves. This piece was inspired by my friend who is so unapologetically and courageously herself, despite outside forces that may try to silence her. There’s so much beauty...

“Love.”

Evelyn Birnbaum, Guest Artist

March 14, 2018


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This piece was inspired by my friends in the LGBTQ+ community. Everyday, I see so many different kinds of love. I chose to represent that love to show that love doesn’t have to be exclusive or romantic, or even a desperate need. Love just is.     Evelyn Birnbaum   ...

An Honest Perspective on Gender Identity

Emory Solomonson, Guest Writer

March 14, 2018


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  The common perception of gender is binary: male or female. You are assigned one of these at birth and are expected to be okay with it. In modern society, it is becoming increasingly more acceptable to be openly transgender: not identifying with the gender assigned at birth. But what if...

Homophobia: “it breeds fear and doubt”

Sam Walters, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  “When we speak, no matter who is around, what we say matters,” said senior Sofia Rayas. “Because of that, our words must be accepting.”   “As I am a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community myself,” said Rayas. “and since I have many LGBT friends...

Sexuality

Megan Ringate, Guest Editor

March 11, 2018


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  Imagine you were born with blonde hair and everything is fine and dandy. Some people like blonde hair. Now say everyone in the world hates blonde hair, because according to their beliefs having blonde hair is wrong and you’re committing a great sin. It’s not your fault your were born...

Civil Rights Research Experience

Dena Kassem, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  44 students and teachers from various Minnesota school districts travelled on the Civil Rights Research experience over spring break. The ensemble of students and teachers flew from Minneapolis to Memphis, according to Junior Issy Hackley. The Wayzata school district was joined by students from...

White Privilege

Sam Walters, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  Privilege has been just as defining in the United States as the Constitution or the American Flag has. It has been written and rewritten in the legislation guiding Americans, and it has established the ways in which they interact.   Just like the nation itself, the word has a long hi...

Struggles of Being Biracial

Bella Brown, Guest Writer

March 11, 2018


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  When I was young, I would ask my dad about our ethnicity and why we were some of the only colored people in our family. He never would elaborate on the topic, except to say he was very thankful to be adopted by his loving parents.   My father was adopted from South Korea by my grandpa...

Teacher Diversity: it “definitely affects behavior.”

Teacher Diversity: it “definitely affects behavior.”

Katie Lins, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  According to the National Center of Education Statistics and numbers given by Laura Hoffman Hordyk, the Human Resource Supervisor for the Wayzata School District, in Wayzata High School, the ratio of nonwhite students to nonwhite teachers is 97:1. The ratio of African American students to teachers...

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