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Digging for wins: volleyball struggles to find early momentum

Digging for wins: volleyball struggles to find early momentum

Isabel Juarez and Marco Fabela
October 1, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Even though the girls are 2-7 in league games, Head Coach Robert Coelho is optimistic. He has been coaching volleyball for 27 years. He’s been coaching at Tigard for 12 years and nine of those years at the varsity level. So Coach Coelho knows a thing or two about success.  “We are right in the ...

Diving into boys water polo, and how to join

Diving into boys water polo, and how to join

Jacob Jones
October 1, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Water Polo might be a great sport if you’re looking to try something new. “Anyone can play water polo,” said Head Coach Mr. John Ruzicka. “You do not need to be a great swimmer or even a star athlete. In fact, water is a great leveling element for those who aren't the fastest runners or highest...

Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s governor

Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s governor

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer
February 19, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Following the scandals and resignation of former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, Democrat Kate Brown took his place this Wednesday morning. The switch will not only provide cultural polarity with stark differences from Kitzhaber, but with Brown’s firm activism, some immediate changes will take place. ...

The horrors of dog breeding

The horrors of dog breeding

Sydney White, Staff writer
February 1, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

In 2012, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats were euthanized. While some people purchase dogs and cats from breeders or puppy mills, other animals are sitting in cages in a shelter, waiting for a home they may never get. Out of the millions of dogs and cats adopted each year, some are adopted from s...

Student freedom of speech: who decides?

Student freedom of speech: who decides?

Maddie Fiorante, Newspaper Editor
December 4, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

    The advertisements through Tigard High’s hallways catch eyes with fundraisers, club meetings, even art. Last week, however, a battle of censorship caused one I.B. art project to be taken down by principal Mark Neffendorf. Posters reading “A person who believes in the social, political, and ec...

Dan Sacks Is Alone album out now

Dan Sacks Is Alone album out now

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer
November 30, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Tigard students can typically be caught downloading the hottest new songs on the iTunes Top 10, but this holiday season, you can find them listening to music that’s a bit more local. This November 22nd, Tigard HighSenior Daniel Sacks released a self-made album titled, “Dan Sacks Is Alone’. It...

Student hikers lost on Mount Hood

Student hikers lost on Mount Hood

Maddie Fiorante, Newspaper Editor
November 24, 2014
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

    Students of Tigard High, junior Tyler Sims and senior Cole Cameron, found themselves lost on Mount Hood on November 8 after what was supposed to be simple weekend hike. Originally, the experienced hikers planned to follow the main trail head, Top Spur, to hike the Snow Dragon Ice Caves; but the...

Controversy over sports budget

Controversy over sports budget

Sydney White, staff writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

One way hundreds of students make it through the school year is athletics. Whether it be any sport such as lacrosse, golf, football, or softball, the athletic community is very popular at Tigard high, but are some sports not given the credit they deserve? A majority of the students at school, if no...

Tigard Tigers beat Canby Cougars

Tigard Tigers beat Canby Cougars

Sydney Dauphinias, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The student section rushed out onto the field at the end of the fourth quarter, decked out in camo and chanting at the top of their lungs, "I believe that we have won!", celebrating Tigard's victory against the Canby Cougars. The game didn't start out looking too promising, though. Canby had their first touchdown within the first 3 minutes of the first quarter, ma...

Congrats, grads

Sydney White, staff writer
June 7, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

Walking onto the familiar football field where most students have supported their school four years, their final high school experience has come. Although the four year journey has come to an end, this is just the beginning for so many seniors. Last night, the 2014 graduates walked across the stage to fi...

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