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Seven seniors sign on Feb. 1

Seven seniors sign on Feb. 1

Ryan Dexheimer and Jared Debban
February 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Although their high school football careers are over, seven Tigard athletes have taken a gigantic step on National Signing Day by committing to play football in college. Justin Lyons, Brock Klosterman, Ryan Worthley, Ryan Minniti, Jash Allen, Jordan Fullerton, and Jared Stewart  signed on Feb. 1....

Senator Merkley’s town hall draws a crowd

Senator Merkley’s town hall draws a crowd

Tor Gullholm
January 28, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]Saturday morning, Tigard High School hosted a town hall forum for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. At his first town hall for 2017, the school cafeteria overflowed with a crowd of vocal spectators. There was seating for 205, b...

Dibinga motivates student body

Dibinga motivates student body

Jamie Favot, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The student body assembled in the gym to meet a motivating, optimistic, humorous and inspirational personality -- Omékongo Dibinga, PhD: rapper, musician, and motivational speaker. Dibinga had met with leadership students before and gone to many other schools and events as well, even speaking at the...

Annual assembly honors veterans

Annual assembly honors veterans

Ryan Dexheimer
November 11, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Friday, Nov. 4, Tigard High School maintained its over 20 year tradition of recognizing the veterans that live in our community. The assembly took place a week before Veterans Day, but both the students and veterans were there to keep the tradition. During the assembly about 75 veterans, including fo...

Sit in for unity draws students and staff

Sit in for unity draws students and staff

Tor Gullholm
November 10, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Between second lunch and fourth block, students gathered in the commons for a sit in protest. The purpose of the sit in was to make one thing clear: Tigard High School is a place of acceptance and love, and is a school for all students. Principal, Andy Van Fleet gave a short speech at the start of th...

Heard in the halls: students’ reactions to the outcome of the presidential election

Heard in the halls: students’ reactions to the outcome of the presidential election

Collective Effort of "The Paw" Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

For the most part our students may not be able to cast a vote yet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice. They definitely had some opinions about the outcome of yesterday’s election. Here is sampling of what they had to say during 2nd lunch today. “The American population is challenged and do...

Band plays on through the storm

Band plays on through the storm

Eddie Bednarek
October 7, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories, Video

The THS marching band started their season very strong with an extremely successful competition at the Pacific Coast Invitational at Sprague High School on Oct. 1. Marching band competitions are divided into two portions. In preliminary competition, bands are divided into three classes based on the...

Tigard defeats Newberg 51-21

Tigard defeats Newberg 51-21

Eddie Bednarek
September 25, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The THS football team kept this season’s momentum going with another huge victory over the  Tigers from Newberg High School. Sept 23 was a cool and temperate night that began with minimal to no rain and a Tigard student section decked out in all green. THS started on defense with senior Garrick...

Back to School Assembly welcomes new and returning Tigers

Back to School Assembly welcomes new and returning Tigers

Emma Aldrich
September 25, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  Leadership welcomed back the student body with an exciting and interactive “Back to School” Assembly on Sept. 9. The assembly was full of performances and a sneak peek at Tigard's leadership team. ASB Assemblies leader, Megan Priaulx and her committee organized the assembly to bring the st...

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...