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New Wayzata Lakefront

New Wayzata Lakefront

DEANNA GILES, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


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The Wayzata City Council voted to move forward with a 10 year transformation in the City of Wayzata on August 3rd, 2016. According to Mayor Ken Willcox, Downtown Wayzata Lake Effect is a community- wide enterprise to improve Lake Minnetonka’s setting. Willcox opened the Lake Effect project on November...

“More Math for More People”

ELLIE RONNING, EDITOR IN CHIEF

October 28, 2016


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Among the many changes to the Wayzata School District in 2016 is a new math curriculum. There is a completely new math curriculum in the elementary schools, and the use of materials from College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)--a nonprofit from California--is being phased in at the middle and high schools,...

Is This The End of Moodle?

HADIA MOHAMMADZADAH and ELIZABETH OSTER, NEWS EDITOR AND STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


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As the school year starts, the Wayzata School District is making a change from Moodle, a program used by teachers to engage students. Moodle has been a program used by the District since 1999. “Moodle is an open source program which can be customized,” said WHS Media and Technology Specialist Tina...

DECA Wins International Title

DECA Wins International Title

Marissa Abara and Sydney Koehler

June 8, 2016


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More than 10,000 DECA members traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to the DECA International Career Development Conference held between April 23rd and April 26th. At this conference students are expected to demonstrate their college and career knowledge and skills by participating in DECA’s Competitive...

Stress Busters: “Sweeping Away Student Stress”

Stress Busters: “Sweeping Away Student Stress”

Hailey Valencour, Columns Editor

April 15, 2016


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Since Janu­ary 2015, the students of Wayzata High School have been benefiting from Stressbusters, a pro­gram that provides students with random day brighten­ers, varying from free bagels at Bruegger’s to time with therapy animals. The program was first started by Wayzata parent Stephanie Weitz....

Culinary Aims to Reduce Waste

Culinary Aims to Reduce Waste

Hadia Mohammadzadah, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


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There are 23 lunch ladies that serve over 3,300 students every day; that is quite over¬whelming, but Site Coordinator Sue Johnson said, “I’ve done this for a long time, so it’s not so much trouble anymore because we know how to plan for that many stu¬dents.” With so many students to serve...

Students Call Foul on Intramural Shirt

Students Call Foul on Intramural Shirt

Chloe Winston, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


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A 10th grade intramural basketball team has provoked a controversy with their choice of jerseys. The team name is “The People’s Gang,” according to Noah Martinson (10). Their shirts say “#Meninist.” “I’m just shocked. It’s ignorant,” said Natalie Steine (11). According to Wikipedia,...

Lunch preferences survey results are not surprising: We are hungry!

Mia Soos, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


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A Trojan Tribune survey found that almost 80% of students are hungry by time they get home. Of the WHS students surveyed, 83% said that their lunch did not hold them over until dinner. Of the students who expressed a preference, second and third lunch was overwhelmingly favored over the other two...

The First Creativity Drop

Georgia Ansley, News Editor

April 11, 2016


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This year, for the first time, creativity scores have declined from scores recorded in generations before. For generations, the world as a whole had seen an increase in intelligence levels across the board. This phenomenon, known as the Flynn effect, asserts that with every new generation intelligence...

iPad vs Paper Survey Results

Chloe Winston and Carson Almquist

April 11, 2016


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Using iPads in place of paper is not news; it’s been three years since Way¬zata made the big shift to tablets. According to the MyWay website these devices were introduced to increase stu¬dent learning and engagement, and to increase student fluency in 21st century skills. This means that the sc...

Urban Exploring

Urban Exploring

Nicole Krentz, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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Urban exploring, also known as “urbex,” is the new trend of exploring abandoned man-made structures. According to The Wake Magazine, Minneapolis is a hot spot for many urban explorers because the city contains many old and abandoned structures that have not yet been torn down. According to “HowStuffWorks,”...

Grades on the Rise

Ellie Olmanson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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According to ACT’s website, Minnesota’s average ACT score in 1992 was 21.5, com¬pared to a 22.7 in 2015. Although the average ACT has risen by 5.5%, it does not match the 12% increase in GPA. Grade inflation is the idea that today’s students earn a higher percentage grade in classes that would have b...

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