Trojan Tribune

Best Movie Soundtracks

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Music, Opinion

Two of my favorite things are music and movies. I obviously have a lot of other favorite things like coffee, new sharpies, and a fresh haircut, but that’s not what this OP-ED is about. Music and movies: they complement like two girls in the bathroom who don’t know what to say to each other. Marti...

Why You Should Go to College Cross the Pond

Andrew Hansen, Guest Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Seniors,   As a majority of you are headed to a two or four-year post-secondary school next year, many of you will have the opportunity to study abroad in the near future. Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity to continue your education and broaden your horizons through new experience...

Are you an offensive gentile? An opinion section pop quiz

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

1. If your friend doesn’t give you a dollar for the vending machine, it’s okay to say they’re “being Jewish”? True or False 2. We can say that Jewish people are wealthy because... A. They control Hollywood and all the media B. They’re really cheap and greedy C. They all have big payi...

How Much Is Too Much?

Brittney Torguson, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I don’t think anyone has ever thought to themselves, “Wow I am so excited to do 3+ hours of homework when I get home tonight.” We go to school for almost seven hours, five days a week, and then go home to do anywhere from 30 minutes to upwards of four hours of homework (varying per clas...

Language Around Mental Illness

Sara Pauly, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  The human race is always changing and adapting language to more effectively express what they are trying to say. Many modifications to our everyday language is picked up subconsciously or unintentionally. I’m sure you’ve used the word, “lit”, at least once, whether you wanted to or...

A Letter From The Editors

A Letter From The Editors

Trojan Tribune Editors

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In light of current events, the Trojan Tribune editors would like to say that we reject President Trump’s executive order to ban travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries indefinitely. We urge the administration not to appeal the recent court order halting the ban. This ban is not only harmful...

Stopping Trump: Here’s How

Arman Ebrahimi, Guest Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Trump’s presidency will mean increased racism, sexism, Islamophobia, deportations, cuts to wages, and higher economic inequality. An economic crisis is virtually certain within the next two years as well. According to the Financial Times, “financial crises occur about every decade”. The last ma...

Vocal Participation Isn’t Everything

Elisabeth Oster, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Graded participation and cold-calling students is a common tactic teachers use to generate more participation. But is it really beneficial for everyone? Many students learn in different ways that do not involve the pressure of speaking a certain amount of time or being put on the spot. When ...

Will You Use Your Veto?

David Motes, Sponsor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

High schools have two missions that often conflict: to prepare students to be good citizens, and to preserve order. When opinions get spicy, those missions get tricky. The landmark student speech Supreme Court case Tinker vs. Des Moines set the rule on censorship: if it’s disruptive, schools can censor it. Disruption is...

Don’t Waste Your Vote

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I’m with her. Sorry if that grinds your gears. This election, the most common phrase I’ve heard is ‘lesser of two evils.’ I have friends who once considered themselves Democrats, but so vehemently despise Hillary Clinton that they’re voting for Trump and visa versa. And then there...

Voter ID and Registration

Cathy Yu, Guest Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Some say that Trump voters are problematic and others say that Hillary voters are problematic. However, the real problematic people are the ones who don’t vote at all. Despite all of the advertisements on social media to get people to vote, the U.S. has the lowest voter turnout of all West...

Less Is Not More

Tora Husar, Guest Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This election cycle has without a doubt been one of the most contentious to date. Whether you love them or hate them, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have flooded the media with their polarizing campaigns, not to mention that both campaigns have been riddled with character attacks and ‘he-said,...

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