The dividing line between the "schools" that has come out during this season seems to be S20, Heroes vs Villains. Anyone who first played before that season is "old school", and everyone who first played after that is "new school".
Which is actually interesting in regards to Tyson. While he's an "old school" player, per that dividing line, he's actually a "new school" winner, since his winning season came after HvV.
I think I know why Yul did that too. At least, I think I have a guess as to Yul's logic. Yul was primarily allied with Sophie before the shuffle, so it makes sense he'd give an advantage to an ally that didn't just vote him out (since Nick and Wendell were the other two members of the Unconnected Alliance). But Sarah was also on Dakal with Yul and Sophie. And I presume Yul assumed that Sophie had been working on allying with Sarah since the shuffle. So giving Sarah a token as well would likely help solidify that alliance between those two women. (Yul not being aware they were pretty solid already thanks to the HII Sophie found.)
Queen stays Queen until and unless a new Queen is crowned. And given the pattern of the last few seasons... Queen's probably staying Queen.
Yes he did because they all decided prior to the challenge who was going to win it so weren't really playing
First, it wasn't all of them; just the majority alliance. Secondly, they were deciding during the challenge. As in actively discussing as a group who would next get their coconut chopped in order to get the end result they wanted. Peachy decided to chop the Gordian knot instead and declared the challenge over in the middle of it, with their "elected winner" (Missy, if I'm not mistaken) winning.
Tina was indeed the first Queen of Survivor, since she was the first female winner. That also makes Hatch the first King of Survivor. After that, there's two ways of looking at things.
One view is that every other male winner since Hatch has been a Prince of Survivor, and all other female winners Princesses. Sandra herself was a Princess until she won again. That's what allowed her to de-throne Tina as Queen. (Tina should now be considered Queen Emeritus.) And if a man ends up winning this season, he will take the title of King of Survivor from Hatch. But Sandra will still outrank him since she accomplished two wins first. Or this:
The other way to look at it is that every winner takes the crown and title from the previous winner. That would mean that Tommy is the current King of Survivor. And the reigning Queen would be Sarah. But Sandra's two wins would actually allow her to claim the higher title of Empress.