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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...

Support THS and blast back to the 80’s

Rebecca Ramirez, staff writer
April 25, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Take a “Journey Back to the 80’s” at the 2014 Tigard High School Auction. Taking place on Saturday, April 26 at the Crown Lake Plaza in Lake Oswego, the auction will be held to raise money for the high school. Last year, the main focus of funds raised at the auction was the message board in fron...

Tigerettes dance to impress

Tigerettes dance to impress

Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer
March 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Celebrating this weekend is the Tigerettes dance team, who competed against other skillful dance teams at the Metropolitan Dance Festival, hosted at Centennial High School, on Saturday night. A daunting competition to prepare for, the girls gave their all and accomplished second place overall. Taking fi...

Tigard cheer competes at state for the first time in over ten years

Tigard cheer competes at state for the first time in over ten years

Tate Watson, Staff Writer
February 18, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The 2014 Oregon high school cheerleading state championships took place at the Veteran Memorial Coliseum in Portland on this last Saturday, Feb. 15. The cheerleading teams competed in accordance with the division their school is in, with state championships being given in 7 different divisions. Tigard compe...