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Can’t Pay? You Can Still Play

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

March 11, 2018


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  According to Athletics and Activities Director Jaime Sherwood, the school favors no activities over the other in regards toward budgeting.   Wayzata calculates the budget for a program by taking estimated revenue and subtracting it from the expenses, according to Sherwood. Revenue is split...

A Senior Send-off

A Senior Send-off

Lauren Leaseburg, Photo Editor

March 11, 2018


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  The Wayzata senior party is an all night party after the graduation ceremony that provides a fun and safe place for graduates to celebrate with each other, according to the senior party website. The all-night Wayzata senior party is a tradition that dates back to the 1970s, said senior party co-chair...

Prom Policy Bans Freshmen

Prom Policy Bans Freshmen

Drew Smith, Media Editor

March 11, 2018


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  Prom 2018, “Under the Stars” was held at International Market Square on May 19, 2018. This was the first time Wayzata High School returned to IMS since 2015. According to Student Council Adviser Sue Iverson, the dance held a new record of 1,100 students. “We typically sell about 1,000 tickets...

Our Way: Cultures Converged

Our Way: Cultures Converged

Kelsey Deering, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  A diverse array of booths, activities, performances, and volunteer initiatives made up Wayzata High School’s Our Way Festival: A Culture of Community on Friday, May 4th.   “[The festival] is a simple way for our community to celebrate diversity,” said Spanish Teacher Monicah Vlach....

Questionable Branding at Walgreens

Questionable Branding at Walgreens

Ritika Chakrabarti, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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  Wayzata High School branded apparel sold by Walgreens vendor MyTown Originals of Ohiopyle, PA is marketed with a pledge to donate a portion of proceeds to WHS. This pledge has not been fulfilled since 2012, according to a Trojan Tribune investigation. Displays of apparel in the Wayzata Walgreens...

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


Filed under News, Sports

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...

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