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Barbee breaks barriers in STEM

Shaenna Soon
June 14, 2016
Filed under Features

In a sea of faces at a robotics competition, hers is easily identifiable among the many males. She doesn’t quite fit with the stereotypical male engineer because, well, she isn’t a male. Emma Barbee is one of the few women on the engineering/technology team at THS. The engineering field has a...

Beating the odds at graduation

Carla Gonzalez
June 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Being foreign to a language and expected to immediately meet the standards of native speakers is a feat that is often overlooked by those who do not have to face it. It is difficult to learn with such little assistance. The struggle of handling life, learning a different language and graduating high...

Unified soccer team breaks boundaries between students

Unified soccer team breaks boundaries between students

Juliette Tisseur, Student writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Special education students will come together this spring with other Tigard High School students for a season of soccer playing and unity through the Tigard Unified Soccer Team. Unified soccer gives students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a school sport. Each athlete has a partne...

Getting to know your security guard

Alec Metcalf, Student writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Features

Pete the security guard can be viewed as an intimidating figure as he scopes out students that do bad things in this school, the reason why is because he is always giving kids green notes and getting them in trouble. So I decided to see if the was a more nice side to him. And sure enough there was, s...

Best and Most Winners

February 13, 2016
Filed under Features

Best Dressed- Sam Larson and Brittney Tran Best Hair- Angel Keymolen and Taylor Wilhoit Best Laugh- Delan Huang & Emi Dardis Best Smile- Anthony Surataruna, Maddie Fiorante, and Lauren Garrison Most Spirited- Bridget Taylor and Cameron Oldham Worst Driver- Adam Stack and Kate Thresher M...

Leadership brings publicity wall to life

Leadership brings publicity wall to life

Jacob Jones, Online newspaper editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

While the names on the publicity wall are made known to lots of students, the people behind the publicity wall often go unrecognized. Nicole Bintliff, senior ASB leadership student, is in charge of a small committee whose job it is to select names of students and put them up on the publicity wall, whi...

Future of T.H.S.

Avonlea Raschdorf and Grace Ariniello
November 5, 2015
Filed under Features

We all were like them,we all know them, and as upperclassmen we overlook them. Yes, they’re the lowly freshman, but this year the the attitude towards freshman is different. Under the guidance leadership’s Link Crew, Tigard began to work on making sure freshman feel involved. Principal Mr. Andre...

N.A.H.S. plans campus murals

Avonlea Raschdorf and Grace Ariniello
October 6, 2015
Filed under Features

National Art Honors Society (N.A.H.S.) focuses on making Tigard a more contemporary place and informs students about the art world around them. N.A.H.S. culturally, and artistically expresses art and focuses on adding to the creative community. N.A.H.S. meets at 7:45 a.m. every other Thursday in roo...

Class of 2016 powder puff threepeat

Class of 2016 powder puff threepeat

Devon Frank and Soriya Poeu
October 2, 2015
Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

The senior girls team handily won this year’s powder puff flag football tournament making it a threepeat for this talented group of girls. Powder puff turns the tables on the sexes. Instead of the girls cheering for the boys, the girls are being cheered by the boys. Powder puff games are a tradition ...

Q&A with new faculty

Q&A with new faculty

Madi Compos and Kyleen Jones
October 2, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

This year, many new teachers became part of the Tigard Army including Mr. Robert Hawthorne, Ms. Connie Herington, and Mr. Jesse Abell. They teach health, choir and child development, and they all offer different skills  and perspectives to the school. Mr. Robert Hawthorne -  Choir Q: How do you...