Trojan Tribune

Educate Yourself

Jake Klaiman, Guest Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whenever people tell me who they are voting for, the first thing I ask is why. The importance of being an educated voter in today's society is often something we overlook. People often forget that we should educate ourselves on something that will affect us for the next four years. Before...

Bernie or Bust?

Joe Kottke, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The 2016 political race has been an especially interesting one. Both parties’ candidates have encountered problems with agitating the population, alienating their base, and staving off negative attacks--some of which were created by themselves. Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, has a...

Political Overload

Elisabeth Oster, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is a point when politics begins saturating daily life from the incredible overload of constant argument and confusion. I personally dream of the day when I can get through a meal without politics being brought up. Although I fully believe that it is important to be an informed citizen, thi...

Problematic Popstar

Joe Kottke, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ashley Frangipane, widely known by her stage name ‘Halsey,’ has just had her debut album Badlands go platinum in the U.S. It seems as if everything is going as planned to become a music industry legend. Her career, which started in 2014 with the release of her debut single “Hurricane,” has...

Left Wing Debate: Should We Count on Clinton?

Ruth Kristensen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Junior Marina Beradino: I am a Democrat and I support the DNC. I am also a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidency. Senior Arman Ebrahimi: I’m a member of the International Marxist Tendency. Socialist, Marxist, communist, all of those labels I would use for myself. I will probably vote for a...

An Open Letter to the Next One

Alyssa Patil, Newsbreak Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am writing this because I am tired. I am tired of seeing red eyes, pale skin, blank stares. I am tired of going through another day and seeing my own heartache on other people’s faces, eyes costumed with loss, like black veils over mirrors. I can’t imagine what it’s like to sit next to an empty...

Right Wing Debate: Can We Elect Someone We Don’t Like?

Right Wing Debate: Can We Elect Someone We Don’t Like?

Ruth Kristensen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Senior Elliott Crummer: I am a Republican and a conservative. I don’t have a specific candidate that I can say I support at this point and time. Senior Syed Hasan: I support the Republican party and I will be voting for Donald Trump. Kristensen: What makes Donald Trump fit or unfit for the presidenc...

Songs You Never Knew Were Political

Caroline Hansen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Music, Opinion

There are many reasons to make music. Some use it to express joy, sadness, love. Others use music to address issues in society: “Ohio” by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, “Anarchy in the U.K.” by the Sex Pistols, not to mention just about every Creedence Clearwater Revival song. All of these songs...

The Importance of Self Esteem

Sandy Sugi, Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

                Adolescence is said to be the time period where people reach the peak of their creative intelligence; a time when kids’ ideas and imagination continuously expand. We keep thinking about what the future ahead will lo...

Political Roundtable: Liberal vs Conservative

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Senior Paige Jaeger: I’m a Republican and I support Donald Trump. Wait, say I support Gary Johnson. Wait, no. Never mind. Trump. I’m not voting, I just want everyone to hate me. Senior Cathy Yu: I’m a Democrat and I support Hillary Clinton. Jaeger: Oooh, it’s on. Bolter: Do your families sup...

A Student’s Guide to Information and Politics

Nicholas Beaty, Guest Writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our Wayzata High School Class of 2016 is transitioning once more. Aside from thinking, planning, and acting towards our post-Wayzata future, being alive for 18 years marks the legal shift from adolescence to adulthood. Parents are no longer responsible for our lives. We now hold the reins of life and ste...

How to Win a Bet–once a century (whether you need it or not)

David Motes, Journalism Adviser

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Leap Year Day is perhaps the most meaningful of our many meaningless landmarks. The day itself has no intrinsic importance, no more than the fiftieth or the hundredth anniversary of this or that. It’s just a day. It’s advertised as payback for little bits of time borrowed for the sake of conven...

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