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Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

Carla Gonzalez and JC Sautao
May 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Ten members of the Lake Oswego girl’s softball team, student athletes ranging in age from 14-18, have filed a Title IX lawsuit against the Lake Oswego School District. Title IX, part of the 1972 Education Amendment Acts, states “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be...

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...

Art revealed

Art revealed

Kyleen Jones, Student writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

On the evening of March 29 is the opening day of this year's art show. However, the 30th is the first day it will be open to the public, and it will run until the 7th, informed Mrs. Socolofsky. The art show used to be called the Senior art show. But this year the show is specifically for students tha...

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...

Meet the new administration

Meet the new administration

Eddie Bednarek and Tor Gullholm
October 2, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Tigard High School has an almost completely new administration, bringing new points of view and a fresh drive to work this year. There are two new Associate Principals and a Dean of Students. Along with these additions, our former Associate Principal, Mr. Andrew Van Fleet, has taken Mr. Mark Neffend...

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...

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. ...