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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...

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...

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