Trojan Tribune

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...

Political Roundtable: Liberal vs Conservative

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016

Senior Paige Jaeger: I’m a Republican and I support Donald Trump. Wait, say I support Gary Johnson. Wait, no. Never mind. Trump. I’m not voting, I just want everyone to hate me. Senior Cathy Yu: I’m a Democrat and I support Hillary Clinton. Jaeger: Oooh, it’s on. Bolter: Do your families sup...

A Student’s Guide to Information and Politics

Nicholas Beaty, Guest Writer

May 9, 2016

Our Wayzata High School Class of 2016 is transitioning once more. Aside from thinking, planning, and acting towards our post-Wayzata future, being alive for 18 years marks the legal shift from adolescence to adulthood. Parents are no longer responsible for our lives. We now hold the reins of life and ste...

How to Win a Bet–once a century (whether you need it or not)

David Motes, Journalism Adviser

April 15, 2016

Leap Year Day is perhaps the most meaningful of our many meaningless landmarks. The day itself has no intrinsic importance, no more than the fiftieth or the hundredth anniversary of this or that. It’s just a day. It’s advertised as payback for little bits of time borrowed for the sake of conven...

A Note on Race

Marissa Abara, Print Editor in Chief

April 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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