Trojan Tribune

Don’t Waste Your Vote

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

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

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

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,...

Educate Yourself

Jake Klaiman, Guest Writer

December 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                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...

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