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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...

A Letter From The Editors

A Letter From The Editors

Trojan Tribune Editors

February 13, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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