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A place to play it loud and proud

A place to play it loud and proud

Quinn Maslow, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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At a price of $220,000, Wayzata has installed seven state-of-the-art music practice rooms. The practice rooms were completed in January and are now available to WHS band, orchestra, and choir students. “With over 1,000 students in the music department, we needed more space,” said orchestra advisor...

Quiz Bowl passes two major milestones

Quiz Bowl passes two major milestones

Alex Minustin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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  The WHS Quiz Bowl team has logged a pair of big firsts. The team made a big move toward Nationals, which will be held in Atlanta in late May. Sponsor Meaghan Decker said, “We have qualified six teams for Nationals. No other school in the nation has ever qualified that many in the his...

New Auditorium Debut Completes Renovation

New Auditorium Debut Completes Renovation

Jordan Stephenson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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As part of the $70 million high school expansion, the fine arts wing now has a brand new auditorium. Principal Scott Gengler said, “The opening of Auditorium 2 officially completes the renovation of Wayzata High School.” “The other auditorium is definitely not out of date,” Band Director and...

MSHSL Competition One Act

MSHSL Competition One Act

Kai Christiansen, A & E Editor

February 8, 2017


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Wayzata High School participated in the MSHSL Competition One Act the past two weeks, where they performed The Mail Order Bride. The Mail Order Bride was written by Charles Mee and it was directed by Ivey award winner and Wayzata Alum Grant Sorenson. The show had a small cast of only 9 people with Kai ...

The Family Dynamics of Addiction

Sandy Sugi, Co-Health Editor

January 24, 2017


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“Addictions are a family disease,” said Chemical Health Specialist Hanson. Just how detrimental can addictions be for entire families? “With problems as serious as drug abuse it’s almost like every family member begins to take on a role,” said Hanson, “Though you’ve always got to remember...

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic

Joe Kottke, Senior Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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According to the Trojan Tribune survey, eighty percent of seniors are aware of prescription drugs stored at their house, or somewhere accessible to them. The excessive prescribing of opioids has resulted in negative repercussions, as opioid abuse has become a large dilemma for nations including the U...

Peer Pressure a Small Factor in Marijuana Use

Peer Pressure a Small Factor in Marijuana Use

Hadia Mohammadzadah and Shelby Johnson

January 24, 2017


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Peer pressure, often cited by adults as a common cause of bad decisions by teens, appears to not play a major role in WHS seniors’ decision to use marijuana. The Trojan Tribune survey (TTS) offered respondents several options to answer the question: “Which of these reasons would you put as the main...

Vaping: It’s Not Just Flavoring

Vaping: It’s Not Just Flavoring

Deanna Giles and Sara Pauly

January 24, 2017


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E-Cigarette use has increased since it was first introduced in 2003 and Wayzata students are following that trend. “[Wayzata] is seeing more e-cigarette use than regular cigarette use,” Wayzata High School chemical health coordinator Judy Hanson said. A Trojan Tribune survey based on the Minnesota...

“You Are Not the Victim”

“You Are Not the Victim”

Kelsey Deering, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


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According to a recent survey of seniors conducted at Wayzata High School by the Trojan Tribune, eight percent of seniors reported that use of alcohol or drugs resulted in pressure into sexual behavior that would not have occurred if these individuals were sober. Alcohol slows down human thought processes...

Addictions Close to Home

Sandy Sugi, Co Health Editor

January 23, 2017


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Wayzata alum Alex Milun (‘10), was found dead at age 24 in his home in Medina on Saturday, October 24, 2015. He died from a heroin overdose. Chemical Health Specialist Judy Hanson said problems with misuse of hard hitting drugs such as heroin can arise within any kind of community. “The socioec...

The Dark Side of Xanax

The Dark Side of Xanax

Tripp Lavely and Kylie Bolter

January 23, 2017


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  “I've lost so much: lost money, family, friends. I've lost everything in my life,” said former Xanax addict and Wayzata High School Senior Tony Ferraro. Abuse of the anxiety pill at WHS has skyrocketed since last Summer; it is primarily being used as a party drug, Ferraro said. According...

New Art Classes at WHS

New Art Classes at WHS

Sara Pauly, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


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Starting this school year, the WHS art department added advanced and AP Graphic Design as new class option for students. These classes came into existence when Graphic Design and Photography teacher LeaAnne Jasper noticed the disadvantages that 2D design students had when wanting to create an AP portfolio. Students...

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