Trojan Tribune

WHS Creates Finals Schedule

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019


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  Beginning on January 23rd, Wayzata High School will be implementing a school-wide final exam schedule for “greater academic balance,” according to Principal Scott Gengler.   “Although not all courses have exams on the last day of the term, it was the consensus of all stakeholders that...

Quiz Bowl Changes: Don’t Worry About It

Sean Carroll, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


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  Quiz Bowl is one of the smaller clubs according to the Wayzata High school website, averaging 35 students per year. Nonetheless, they have managed to create a team that has won first place victories in 49 out of the 69 events they have attended in the last seven years, according to the National...

Heart Week Shifts to “Snow Days”

Heart Week Shifts to “Snow Days”

Lauren Lubenow, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


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  Wayzata High School’s annual Heart Week is being renamed Snow Days. Along with the name, other aspects of the celebration are being altered, including the date, charity, events, and theme.   The change occured due to some confusion between the Helping Every At Risk Teen (H.E.A.R.T.) club...

New Emergency Alert System

Mallory Clark, Senior Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


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Wayzata Public Schools is piloting an student notification system that will be used to communicate more directly with students in the event of an emergency. “It is intended to be a communication tool to talk directly to students. We started talking about this last winter and we wanted to put this together and have it ready to roll out this fall. The fire was a pe...

Student Concern Over Searching Practices: “Nothing was Found”

Student Concern Over Searching Practices: “Nothing was Found”

Elisabeth Oster and Joe Kottke

January 4, 2019


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  As e-cigarette use increases among high school students,the easily concealed nicotine-delivering devices have created a conversation around Fourth Amendment practices in public schools.   According to Kane Education Law lawyer Margaret O’Sullivan Kane, the Fourth Amendment prevents government...

Voters Approve New School District Funding

Voters Approve New School District Funding

Kelsey Deering, Senior Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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On November 7th, 2017 Wayzata Public Schools District voters approved funding requests proposed in the school district’s Referendum, according to the Director of Communications and Community Engagement for Wayzata Public Schools, Amy Parnell. According to the Wayzata school district, these issues and fundi...

The Business of College: Priority Applications and Mail

The Business of College: Priority Applications and Mail

Mallory Clark, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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   After taking the ACT or SAT or another standardized test, students are often bombarded with mail from colleges.   “The College Board is the mastermind behind this operation. When someone takes a College Board standardized test, their information is saved among the Student Search...

New Debate Team Coach

New Debate Team Coach

Faizaan Amanat, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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  The Wayzata High School Debate Team officially announced that Becky Chabot will be its new head coach. Last debate season, the team experienced mild complications, but the new regime hopes to continue their legacy.   Chabot is coming off of several years of debate-coach experience. “I...

College Visits Get a Smart Upgrade

College Visits Get a Smart Upgrade

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


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  The College and Career Center has implemented a new system for electronic college visit passes. This method allows students to sign up for the college visits they are interested in through their school email, according to College and Career Center (CCC) Coordinator Deb Musser. Instead of a physical...

Controversy in Culinary—Theft and Crowding

Controversy in Culinary—Theft and Crowding

Christian Campbell, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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  Backpacks are no longer permitted in the Trojan Expressway, according to Culinary Express. Culinary Express Site Coordinator Dawn Willar worked with Wayzata High School Principal Scott Gengler in order to develop this lunchroom policy.   “We are having a problem with theft [of culinary...

Increased Daily Parking Prices: “We were all shocked”

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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  Many students are outraged by the increase in price of daily parking. The price is now $5 a day, an increase from last year’s three dollar price tag. The price rise followed the release of the extremely affordable but inconvenient zone two parking. Junior Jake Bauer, said “ When my friends...

New Dress Code Policy

New Dress Code Policy

Katie Lins, Design Editor

September 26, 2018


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  There is a new dress code pilot in place for the school year of 2018-2019 at Wayzata High School. The renovated dress code policy now allows headgear of any kind to be worn and has been made rid of an gender biased rules.   “The goal was to make sure that our dress code maintained a safe...

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