Trojan Tribune

A Letter to my Freshman Self

Ellie Olmanson, Managing Editor

June 2, 2017

  Ellie: As I begin to write, there is so much blank space on this paper, yet my thoughts are anything but. To think of how to summarize the lessons I’ve experienced through my four years on Peony Lane seems a greater challenge than fighting through the crowd during passing time. To begin blun...

The Croc Craze

Paige Jaeger, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

  This won’t be a surprise to anyone, but I like crocs.   Not only do crocs provide a large sense of comfort, they allow me to express myself that typical running shoes do not. Crocs are considered goofy and childish. However, my mission from the beginning of high school has been t...

ACT Falls Flat

Lydia Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

  For juniors, the ACT is a long and gruesome process. Along with school, sports and extracurricular activities, this type of testing adds a whole new level of stress.   Some students approach the ACT with books, classes, or even hoping for the best.   After taking my first ACT an...

Th1rteen R3asons Why Not

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

May 26, 2017

  Thirteen Reasons Why is a toxic show that not only inaccurately depicts suicide but dangerously twists a tragic event into a teen phenomenon about revenge, love, and drama.   If, like me, you have read the novel by Jay Asher, then you know the original plotline:   Hannah Baker, a los...

Advertising Directly to Children

Ellie Ronning, Editor in Chief

May 24, 2017

For my senior project in EAPPSSA I looked at the way that consumable products (such as foodstuffs, cigarettes, and alcohol) is marketed directly towards children. I started off, not really knowing how I felt about the issue—I didn’t even really see it as a problem. But then as I investigated more...

The Missing Piece of the Heath Care Discussion

Varun Dabade, Guest Writer

May 24, 2017

The United States House of Representatives recently passed a controversial health care bill. There is a lot of public debate about the merits of the bill, but there is a critical issue that remains silenced: insurance coverage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  CAM is a form of...

Advice To Seniors From Former Class President

Eva Petterson, Guest Writer

March 21, 2017

  Senior year is a time to enjoy all of your “lasts” and look forward to upcoming “firsts.” Take it from me; I graduated from Wayzata last spring, so I understand what you are going through now and some of what you will go through in the year to follow. Looking back to when I was standing...

Best Movie Soundtracks

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

  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...

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