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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 ...

Why You’re Already a Feminist

Sydney Koehler, Features Editor

April 15, 2016

“I believe in equal rights, but I’m not a feminist.” I’ve always wondered where this notion came from that feminists aren’t champions of equality. I’ve always been confused when people have associated feminism with man-hating. I’ve always been puzzled by those who choose not to identify as...

Unthankful Thanksgiving

Georgia Ansley, News Editor

April 14, 2016

Thanksgiving is the only holiday left un¬touched by money making hands and the only civil holiday celebrated by all Americans. It is the one holiday that does not promote buying and selling in order to participate. It’s a day, I like to believe, that still cherishes the feeling of gratitude and com...

The Arguments that Don’t Matter

AJ Yablonsky, Editor of Special Operations

April 14, 2016

Stop talking about your string cheese. Yes, that stick of USDA-approved-organic-pasture-raised-free-range-responsibly-grown-cage-free fat that you falsely assert solves the world’s hunger and energy and refugee and climate crises simultaneously. No one cares that you prefer to chomp on it in dainty ...

Defining Resilience

Sandy Sugi, Senior Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The term resilience in a high school setting is often lost in its meaning. Teens come up with synonyms such as tough, energetic, hard-working, gutsy, perseverant, and lively. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from illnesses, challenges, and adversity. Resilience, in a sense, is just a mo...

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