Trojan Tribune

Advocating for the Legalization of Marijuana

Luke Zejdlik, Guest Writer

May 23, 2019

  The legalization of federally regulated marijuana is imperative to the social and economic climate of the United States. Because of the fact alcohol usage is legal in the United States, it is only fair that marijuana usage should be to, given the side effects of marijuana are not as detrimenta...

Why We Need to Fund Planned Parenthood

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

May 23, 2019

  The debate over providing government funds to Planned Parenthood has been ongoing for decades, since the legalization of abortions in 1973 with the Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood is a women’s health care provider that offers services such as STD and HIV testing/treatment,...

Hard Facts of the Vape Debate

Jake Ogle, Guest Writer

May 23, 2019

  Nicotine use among teens in the form of vaping has skyrocketed in recent years. I have a particular interest in this topic because I see teens vaping all around me, every single day.   I’m learning that many of the people I know who vape are seemingly incapable to stop.   ...

How are you Helping the Fight against Climate Change?

How are you Helping the Fight against Climate Change?

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

The debate over climate change has consistently plagued political discussions for decades, as the global temperature reaches 58.5°F. In the past few months, two national governments have declared a state of emergency on climate change: England and Ireland. Among the general public, 2019 has also cons...

A 614 Word Rant

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2019

  So if you haven’t been living under a rock than you already know about the college admissions scandal starring television’s favorite 90s sitcom character Aunt Becky. Lori Loughlin, the famous actress who played Aunt Becky in Full House, was one of the 50 parents charged in the 2019 coll...

Looking Outside the Bubble

Tara Stroup, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

  Everyday life is full of tumultuous events, whether it’s friend drama, local catastrophes, or nationwide politics. There is something new everyday.   With so much going on around us, it can be easy to forget about the problems of the larger world. There are many global issues th...

You Aren’t Depressed, But Your Life is Meaningless

Conor Greenberg and William Levine

April 22, 2019

  Along with the rise of social media and the internet has come a rise in rates of mental illness among Generation Z. This correlation is often pointed out, and it is assumed that social media is the cause of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Critics of platforms such as Instagram...

Oscar Snub

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  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

  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

  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

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

  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...

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