Trojan Tribune

Student Initiative to Protest After Florida Shooting

Student Initiative to Protest After Florida Shooting

Deena Kassem, Joe Kottke, Elisabeth Oster, and Katie Lins

March 4, 2018


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On February 14, 2018 Nikolas Cruz opened fire killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. According to Wayzata High School Principal Scott Gengler, numerous parents and students contacted the school following the shooting with concerned. In response, many Wayzata High School studen...

Record Breaking Year for DECA

Kelsey Deering, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


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Wayzata DECA is in the midst of a record-breaking year after its district competition that was held in January, according to DECA Officer Nicole Granovsky (11). According to Granovsky, Wayzata DECA students competed against hundreds of other students from Minnesota districts including Orono, St. Louis ...

Wayzata High School Ranked Best in Minnesota

Wayzata High School Ranked Best in Minnesota

Sam Walters, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


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Wayzata High School was recently identified by USA Today as the leading public high school in the state of Minnesota. This ranking, which focuses specifically on student numbers, student-teacher ratios, average graduation rates, standardized testing scores, and AP enrollment, made its appearance in a list comp...

Wayzata Waves Goodbye to WMEP

Wayzata Waves Goodbye to WMEP

Deena Kassem, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


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The Wayzata school district is withdrawing from the West Metro Education Program (WMEP) according to Chair of School Board and Wayzata West Metro Education Program representative Sarah Johansen. According to the WMEP website, the program “is an equity-focused collaborative for student success” that strives “to...

The Demand For Parking

The Demand For Parking

Brandon Antony, Senior Sports Writer

March 4, 2018


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The new semester has begun with even less room available for parking, according to Principal Scott Gengler. “It’s natural to lose parking spaces due to the constant snow plowing,” said Gengler. To make the problem worse, Gengler said, “Over 100 more additional permits are being sold to students...

Dance Team Performs at Super Bowl 52

Dance Team Performs at Super Bowl 52

Lydia Johnson, Design Editor

February 26, 2018


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On February 3rd Super Bowl LII was held at Minnesota’s own, U.S. Bank Stadium. The 52nd Super Bowl featured Justin Timberlake in the halftime show, accompanied by several dance teams from Minnesota. The Wayzata Trojets were among the selected to dance alongside Justin and his professional crew. ...

Providing Nutritional Choices

Providing Nutritional Choices

Katie Lins and Tristan Schmitz

February 21, 2018


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Wayzata Culinary Express left the National School Meal Program in 2015 in order to provide students with a wide variety of choices for meals, while preserving nutritional value and virtue within the program, according to  Culinary Express Supervisor Mary Anderson. “The idea was to create offerings and flex...

The Trojan Locker Room

The Trojan Locker Room

Michael Myers, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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The Trojan Locker Room school store sells Trojan merchandise like t-shirts, blankets, water bottles, and other items, according to store manager Sonia Gazula. According to Gazula. The store is located between the athletics wing and the cafeteria. "We are open during football games, basketball games, and during...

Compass Gains Ground

Compass Gains Ground

Cole Seager, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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According to Compass Coordinator Scott Tordeur, the Compass Program expands beyond the term “class,” and instead truly encompasses a more comprehensive career studies program through professional experience and partnership with business mentors and guest instructors. It gives motivated juniors and ...

The Cold, The Flu, and You

Rachel Prost, Senior Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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As we move into the winter months, cold and flu season is upon us. Jean Parsons,  Wayzata High School district nurse, stated that it is too early in the season to determine if the influenza vaccination is effective, but just in case one starts to feel sick, there are some differences between th...

Damage in New Furniture

Damage in New Furniture

Ata Ramadan and Quinn Malisow

February 19, 2018


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Along with the recent expansion of the high school, came the addition of new furniture in the A-wing and the upper commons. Over the course of the year, a few of these pieces of furniture have been found to be vandalized. “For the most part there’s always going to be a percentage of abuse that ...

Wayzata High School named to 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Drew Smith, Media Editor

February 19, 2018


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Wayzata High School has been recognized on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll, according AP Coordinator Sue Iverson. AP Classes allow students to earn college credit and show colleges that a student has taken the most rigorous courses available, according to the Wayzata High School Advanced Place...

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