A Fresh Point of View

A Fresh Point of View

Kelsey Deering and Caroline Hansen

September 14, 2017


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  Each school year Wayzata High School gets to know a new generation of Trojans. A different wave of likes, dislikes, expectations, and attitudes comes with this influx of new students.   The approximately 900 members of the class of 2021 shared what hopes and expectations they have for the...

Students Stress About New Schedule Rules

Students Stress About New Schedule Rules

Lydia Johnson, Health Editor

September 14, 2017


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  Significant changes in scheduling have reduced student options at the start of this school year.   Though class schedules were released at roughly the same point as usual in August, teacher and room information was withheld until August 30th in order to reduce change requests and keep class...

Strong Majority Support New Start Time

Brandon Antony, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


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  Over 80% of high school parents are happy with the new high school late start, according to District 284 officials.   Wayzata Director of Research Stacey Lackner said, “We reviewed a survey from parents on what they thought of start times and how it has impacted them.”   According...

BPA Nationals

Luna Wang, Guest Writer

June 1, 2017


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  Wayzata Business Professionals of America chapter members traveled to the national BPA conference in Orlando, Florida from May 10th, to May 14th.   According to BPA Advisor Michelle Jacklitch, BPA Officer Abhi Kamboj (12) placed second in Computer Programming Concepts. Brandon Lai (11) placed...

First Place Feels Good

Deena Kassem and Katie Lins

June 1, 2017


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  On April 29th, 3 Wayzata High School Seniors won the title of DECA International Champions at Anaheim Convention Center.   Tyler Haas (12), Gauri Binoy (12), and Dhruv Methi (12) won first place in Finance Operations Research. Kyle Woods (12) won second place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional...

Google Docs Hack

Maggie Reese, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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  The Google docs email hack that occurred earlier this month affected many worldwide, including those in the Wayzata School District.   “Approximately 400 students were affected at Wayzata High School,” said media specialist Jennifer Samec. “The middle schools were not hit as badly,...

Measles Matter Again

Measles Matter Again

Maya Cherne, Guest Writer

May 30, 2017


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  According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 55 Minnesotans have been diagnosed with measles in recent months. 49 of those affected are Somali-Americans.   According to the Mayo Clinic, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. The disease kills approximately 100,000...

Wayzata’s First Honorary Diploma

Wayzata’s First Honorary Diploma

Joe Kottke and Elisabeth Oster

May 26, 2017


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On Wednesday May 10th Esther Reichert Begam, an 88 year old Holocaust survivor received Wayzata’s first ever honorary diploma.   Begam was taken when she was eleven to the ghetto of Charnoff from 1939-1942, then Gabersdorf concentration camp from 1942 to 1945 where she worked in sewing at a...

Parking 101

Caroline Hansen, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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Recently, students have expressed concerns regarding their lack of understanding of the parking system at Wayzata High School. It’s understandably confusing, especially if you’re not aware of every aspect of the system. Don’t let driving to school stress you out; instead, check out these ...

The Poster Conversation

Caroline Helmken, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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  The most recent chemical health poster launch has caused some students at Wayzata High School to question the validity of the statistics.   According to Wayzata High School’s Chemical Health Coordinator Judy Hanson, the posters are completely accurate.   Hanson said the statistics...

Survivor Week Recap

Survivor Week Recap

Quinn Malisow and Jordan Stephenson, Staff Writers

May 25, 2017


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  Survivor week started on April 17th kicking off a week long competition. Competitors competed in various challenges and battles while raising money for charity. Each night competitors were voted off or eliminated by poor challenge performances. This year there were fourteen students and one teacher...

Art Achievements for the Future

Art Achievements for the Future

Elisabeth Oster, Web Editor

May 25, 2017


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  Wayzata High School students were awarded 20 gold keys, 16 silver keys, and 40 honorable mentions through the Scholastic Art Awards for recognition of achievement in mediums of art and design this past month.   “For nearly a century, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity,...

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