Trojan Tribune

Oscar Snub

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under 100 Word Rants, Opinion

  In 2015 and 2016, the Oscars were criticized for the lack of African American nominations; they’ve now become “woke.” Giving awards to minorities isn’t bad, it’s great. But this year, the Academy gave best picture to a film that didn’t deserve it. Green Book won best picture, when...

Fake Friends

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under 100 Word Rants, Opinion

  You’ll find many people in your life that you think are your friends. Well, they’re not. They’re nothing more than backstabbing users. They’re always around when you benefit them, but never when you need them. They always critique you, but never have anything nice to say. You always find...

Learn to Park

Mallory Clark, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under 100 Word Rants, Opinion

  Winter driving is stressful with icy roads, but the Wayzata parking lot is the most stressful of all—it is not that hard to park in the row. Instead, people decide to park anywhere they want; there are cars with eight feet gaps between them and cars that are less than a foot apart. Just because...

Deena’s Opinions: Where to Study

Deena’s Opinions: Where to Study

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Panera (Plymouth)   Not unique, I know, but it’s typically quiet in my experience. The big and tall booths provide privacy as well as lots of space for you and a friend to spread out all your textbooks and laptops. It also never hurts to carb up in the middle of a study session. If being spotted...

I got a Snapchat this Week

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  I got a Snapchat this week. After years of people asking me what my username was and consistent comments pointedly directly me towards what I was “missing out”—I relented. Instantly, I was encased in a world where I could see where someone was the last time they opened Snapchat and know...

Liberal Hollywood: Why the Biggest Blue Celebrities don’t Accurately Represent the Democratic Party

Kelsey Deering, Media Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  Each February, hundreds of actors, filmmakers, directors, and producers waltz into the legendary Dolby Theater for the most star-studded night of the year: the Oscars. As Hollywood’s finest step up to the microphone to accept the coveted award, they often use that spotlight to preach about social...

Students Discuss the Plausibility of a “Mrs. Wayzata”

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  After Mathew Kimathi’s victory at the Mr. Wayzata Pageant, some students have had concerns about the pageant because of gender equality and sexism. Junior Noah Fransen said, “I think it’s pretty discriminatory and sexist that there is a Mr. Wayzata, but there isn’t a Mrs. Wayzata.”  ...

Foreign TV: It’s Better

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I am so tired about hearing people rave over Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and The Office. They’re not that good! My boredom with America’s tireless cycle of annual sitcoms and dramas was relieved by Netflix originals. What seemed like an overnight growth in popularity has now turned into over...

I am Seventeen Going on Eighteen

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  Lately, I’ve been really reflecting about the changes that have come my way and thinking about the ones that will come my way. With the help of nostalgic music and really emotional T.V. shows (Check out Joe’s review of SKAM), I’ve been thinking about what it means to be seventeen. I’ll...

Zan’s Movie Reviews

Zan Adams, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Overlord is part war drama and part zombie thriller which is nothing short of a fun time to say the least. The film is absolutely fantastic and really blends together all the genres it hits well and fluently. The special effects and acting were both amazing, which really helped sell the movie’s hi...

100 Word Rant: Not Surprised, But Still Disappointed

100 Word Rant: Not Surprised, But Still Disappointed

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You would think with so many students in this school, that someone, literally anyone, would write for this newspaper. Every issue, I can always rely on guest writers to drop out of their commitment to write. There are 3,553 students in this school, yet it seems absolutely no one wants to write so...

100 Word Rant: Rest in Peace Seniority

100 Word Rant: Rest in Peace Seniority

Christian Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret. Seniority at Wayzata High School has been on its deathbed for quite some time. First and foremost is the removal of the senior parking lot that once existed front and center of the high school. One would think that the students who have spent the most time at the high school should...

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