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Mr. Caro receives prestigious award at surprise assembly

Mr. Caro receives prestigious award at surprise assembly

Teddi Faller, Staff Writer
October 25, 2011
Filed under Top Stories

Susan Castillo, the Oregon State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Dr. Tom Boysen, a member of board for the Milken Family Foundation, presented Francis Caro, World History and IB Psychology teacher, with $25,000 and the Milken Educator Award at the assembly on Oct. 24. Principal Mark Neffendorf,...

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 ...

Tigard comes out on top

Katie Gentry, Executive Editor
October 21, 2011
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The undefeated Tigard High football team came out ready to show Newberg up in the Homecoming game. After the exciting parade, the game started off with much more excitement. Junior Zach Floyd ran in for a touchdown after Newberg was forced to punt the ball away. With Tigard up 7-0, Newberg had the...

Tigard High achieves Red Ribbon certification

Tigard High achieves Red Ribbon certification

Ashton Babcock, Online Editor
October 20, 2011
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Oct. 21, the Tigard community is invited to come together in support of Tigard High School's educational excellence by joining in a flag-raising celebration with Mayor Craig Dirksen, Superintendent Rob Saxton, Tigard High Principal Mark Neffendorf, Tigard Police Captain James de Sully, and other key...

TTSD brings art to the suburbs with Art in the Burbs

TTSD brings art to the suburbs with Art in the Burbs

Sophie Peterson, Staff Writer
October 16, 2011
Filed under News, Top Stories

Portland is famous for its people, culture and most of all: art. When all of us living in the suburbs want to see fine arts, the first thing we think of is a long cold bus ride downtown or the good old fashioned world-wide-web. Fortunately for us, our very own Alberta Rider Elementary School is h...

Truck hits side of a bus at a turn onto Durham

Truck hits side of a bus at a turn onto Durham

Amanda Lam, Staff Writer
October 15, 2011
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students of Tigard High were buzzing about a bus accident on Thursday, Oct. 13. The accident took place around 3:10 p.m. after school that day. Bus route 30 was taking a full bus home that day and as it was about to turn on to Durham, a navy blue Toyota Tundra struck the left side of the bus. Sophomore...

Big Win For Water Polo

Big Win For Water Polo

Emily Pfeiffer, Staff Writer
October 10, 2011
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

This past Saturday was a big win for the girl’s varsity water polo team. The team traveled to Madras, OR to compete in a round robin tournament that included three other teams: Madras, Sunset and West Point. The first game, against Madras High School, was a win for Tigard. The second game, against...

High school horror

High school horror

Ryan Floom, Staff Writer
October 7, 2011
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Students have an odd addiction to horror films during their high school years. Why is this? Why do we like to be scared? Is it the sensational thrill that haunts our mind, the inevitable possibility that the frightening fantasy may become a reality in our own life? Some of highest grossing films from...

Spirit fashion to cheer on your team

Spirit fashion to cheer on your team

Amanda Lam, Staff Writer
October 6, 2011
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Friday night football games can be so much fun to get ready for, but wearing the same THS shirt for every game isn’t very fun. They can also be tricky to dress for because some nights it’s cold and foggy and sometimes it’s warm and humid. Keep reading for tips and outfit ideas for football season. First...

20 commonly misspelled words that you should learn

Anna Roberts, Staff Writer
October 6, 2011
Filed under Features, Top Stories

There are defiantly (okay, this is just stupid--defiantly means "acting in a rebellious way"--you want definitely, with no a and more i's) tons of words that are commonly mispelled (should be misspelled with two s's instead of one). I think sometimes people are more then (then is a conjunction, and ...