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A Note on Race

Marissa Abara, Print Editor in Chief

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The moment my Econ class picked the topic of police brutality, I knew I was in deep trouble. I am the only black student in class. No matter how much research I did, I knew the odds were against me. There is no way I can stand up for an entire population. When a girl in my class said, “Black Lives...

Land of the Free

Kylie Bolter, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

America, land of the free and home of the brave. We are a country built on immigration and religious freedom but Islamophobia seems to be the newest trend. Young American minds have been shaped to fear Muslims since September 11, 2001. The problem is, those few radicals causing problems are called te...

“Good Game”

Ellie Olmanson, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The clock ticks down until the buzzer sounds, and as you look to the score you feel your stomach drop once the realization sets in that your team lost by one point. You can immediately feel the emotions pour through your body, but for now the only thing left to do is shake hands with the other team. As ...

Get Your Life Together

Hailey Valencour, Columns Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I remember reading a quote by Robert Leahy, a well known psychologist, saying that today’s teens have the same anxiety levels as psychiatric patients in the 1950’s. Sadly, this really didn’t surprise me. It’s been talked about before and it will be talked about again: we’re students at on...

The True Cost of College

Alyssa Patil, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I was sitting in the Trojan Tribune room and the topic of college came up between the editors. Desperate bargains, whines, and pleas ensued. “College is SO EXPENSIVE. I might sell some organs.” “I’ll be fine, student debts are no big deal, I’ll just live in a cardboard box.” “I’m selling my ...

Why You’re Already a Feminist

Sydney Koehler, Features Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“I believe in equal rights, but I’m not a feminist.” I’ve always wondered where this notion came from that feminists aren’t champions of equality. I’ve always been confused when people have associated feminism with man-hating. I’ve always been puzzled by those who choose not to identify as...

Unthankful Thanksgiving

Georgia Ansley, News Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is the only holiday left un¬touched by money making hands and the only civil holiday celebrated by all Americans. It is the one holiday that does not promote buying and selling in order to participate. It’s a day, I like to believe, that still cherishes the feeling of gratitude and com...

The Arguments that Don’t Matter

AJ Yablonsky, Editor of Special Operations

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Stop talking about your string cheese. Yes, that stick of USDA-approved-organic-pasture-raised-free-range-responsibly-grown-cage-free fat that you falsely assert solves the world’s hunger and energy and refugee and climate crises simultaneously. No one cares that you prefer to chomp on it in dainty ...

Defining Resilience

Sandy Sugi, Senior Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The term resilience in a high school setting is often lost in its meaning. Teens come up with synonyms such as tough, energetic, hard-working, gutsy, perseverant, and lively. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from illnesses, challenges, and adversity. Resilience, in a sense, is just a mo...

The Truth About Over Involvement

Lauren Hayward, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I believe that students think they have to do numerous activities and be really involved otherwise they won’t get into college. To find out if this was true I interviewed college admissions counselors from Yale University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota State University Mankato. Yale Unive...

The Racial Frame of Mind

Tyler Story, Guest Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I believe that race is a difficult topic to think about. To speak out on it can be even more difficult, but a dialogue needs to be started. Due to recent events including Trayvon Martin and Ferguson there seems to be a larger interest in the African American community and how it is treated. Now is t...

ACT Losing its Validity

Lauren Hayward, Senior Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The ACT test, now required for all high school juniors in the state of Minnesota, is not an accurate representation of student intelligence. There is a strong correlation between family income levels and ACT scores. According to the ACT, “the standards are empirically derived descriptions of...

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