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Apparently Christmas is the only holiday worth mentioning

Teddi Faller, Staff Writer
December 21, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Tigard isn't kidding anyone with the title "Holiday Assembly"; the entire assembly was Christmas oriented. I expected mostly Christmas songs and a token Hanukkah song, but even the theme of the assembly was Christmas. Technically the Grinch "stole" winter break, but most people know him as the G...

Wanting more than “just friends”

Wanting more than “just friends”

Brett Higgins, Copy Editor
December 15, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Relationships between boys and girls are always tricky. There are plenty of duos out there of the opposite gender that are just friends, but what about the relationships where one person recognizes the other person’s great qualities and  starts to have romantic interests? Sometimes this turns out...

TV – “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” on E!

TV – “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” on E!

Teddi Faller, Staff Writer
November 29, 2011
Filed under Opinion

E! had its “Go Big” week to kick off its TV season, starting off with “Kourtney and Kim Take New York”. As we’ve been overly informed, Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kris Humphries, split after 72 days. Kim’s publicist must be having a field day trying to recover the “integrity” of...

Movie – “Malcolm X”

Movie – “Malcolm X”

Jack Turzillo, Guest Writer
November 11, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Malcolm X is a moving biography of the man of the same name. It spans about half of his life, which explains why the film runs three hours and twenty minutes. The film doesn't ramble, however; Spike Lee utilizes almost every second to send his message. For example, there is a long dancing scene earl...

Movie – “Paranormal Activity 3”

Movie – “Paranormal Activity 3”

Jack Turzillo, Guest Writer
November 1, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Poplife

Just as I wouldn't consider home video of a child's birthday party to be a film, I don't consider "Paranormal Activity 3" to be a film. Rather, it is a recording of awful, shameless acting mixed with minimal special effects. What the directors intended to be an entertaining horror flick turned out to...

What does he/she want in you?

Brett Higgins, Copy Editor
October 24, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

People are always insecure when it comes to the opposite gender. People never really know what’s on the other sex’s mind, why they do the things they do, or what the other gender wants in a girl/boy. So here are a few personality traits that girls and guys find attractive: What do guys want in ...

Rant: Boys

Rant: Boys

Brett Higgins, Copy Editor
September 29, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

You can never figure out a guy’s main motive when he approaches you; Is he interested in getting to know you? In what way? I’m pretty sure he isn’t dying to hear you talk about a history documentary you saw last week. Plenty of guys are out there for the physical contact—touching, kissing,...

Is “Facebook hacking” actually mean?

Lindsay Gill, Staff Writer
September 27, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

We judge people based on what they put on their Facebook more than we judge them for who they are. I think that’s just silly. Our generation has an obsession with social networking. Since I have an iPhone that can get on Facebook during school, people ask me to use it to check their Facebook on...

Rant: Drive-thrus

Anna Roberts, Staff Writer
September 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

There are only a few things that really tick me off in the world, but there are some that will take me over the edge. One thing that happens consistently (not just to me, but others all the time) is when you are going through a drive-thru and someone screws up your order, and they have an intense...

School start times do not give students enough time

School start times do not give students enough time

Ryan Floom, Staff Writer
September 21, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Tigard High School's regular start time is 7:50 am, 8:15 am on Tuesdays. School ends at 2:50 pm every day. That is 7 hours of school. Students get 40 minutes for lunch and 10 minutes between four separate periods of hard focused work. On average, Tigard students get less than the recommended 8 hours...