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One Month In, And Covid Protocols Continue To Cause Controversy In Schools

One Month In, And Covid Protocols Continue To Cause Controversy In Schools

By Ruby Kastrava and Bryce Petersen October 19, 2021

The transition from online school to in-person has been complicated. Getting the students into the school while keeping them safe means masks, social distancing, and vaccinations.      “I love...

Junior Alyssa Thoren dances her way down Durham Road. On Oct. 8 some homecoming events continued as usual like the parade and football game. Powderpuff and the dance were postponed.

Homecoming? Mostly …

By Madi Vogel and Sophia Simonetti October 14, 2021

   With things (mostly) back to normal, students were expecting one of more well known events of the year to happen—the homecoming dance. When the news that the dance would be canceled hit on...

A band member shows support for the LGBTQ+ community during the halftime show at the game against Newberg on Sept. 24. The school supported equity groups during club rush on Oct. 13.

Club Rush: Find a place Where you fit in

By Katarina Ilic, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

As students settle into the new school year, one question has arisen: Where are the affinity groups?      One thing Tigard has always promoted is the importance of student safety, making sure students...

Students make their way back to class after lunch. Passing periods between classes have been shortened from 10 minutes to 5. Students and staff have feelings about this change.

The 5 minute race

By Mia Dodson and Aréana Mann, Staff Writers October 4, 2021

 It’s the beginning of the school year and many students and staff at Tigard are already expressing concerns with the new schedule—specifically the new five-minute passing periods.       As...

McKenzie Coulsons style of teaching put students in front, leading the way while she supports them. She realized she wanted to be a teacher in college and never looked back.

Putting students in front

By Jesse Lucas, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Q: Why do you feel teaching socjus is important? A: I think probably the largest reason is for the student voice. I think a lot of students feel very passionate about many topics, and while they might...

Mark your calendars

By Deja Fitzwater, Freelance Reporter September 29, 2021

       On Wednesday, Sept. 29, leadership teacher and ASB Advisor, Jesse Abell, hosted the year's first ICC Breakfast Meeting in his room at 7:50 a.m. At such an early time in the morning,...

Senior Georgia Black notices the effects of the new mask mandate at work. She had mixed feelings about it. While it meant the pandemic was easing, businesses have been put in the position of enforcers.

Mask mandate causes new concerns for students with jobs

By Chey Blevins May 28, 2021

With the rising population of Oregonians getting the COVID 19 vaccination, 53% having received at least one dose by Thursday, May 27, Governor Kate Brown recently put out a new mask mandate in line with...

Principal Brian Bailey greets senior Abdallah Ghallan. On the first day we had students in the building, I literally got goosebumps, Bailey said. I knew it was going to look and feel different, but it was also our first real step back toward normalcy.

Welcome home, Tigers

By Abbigale Elliott, staff writer May 21, 2021

After a long year of online learning, Tigers were finally able to step back into the building on April 19.       Tigard faculty hosted a Google Meet night to help get the families of Tigard prepared...

Senior Rietta Thomson gets her COVID vaccine. She was able to get her vaccine before it became available for everyone 16 years and older. I got the vaccine because I work at a retirement home, Thomson said.  I feel it is my responsibility to protect the elderly I work for.


By Abbi Elliott April 27, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic reaching extreme levels, vaccines are being distributed to the public at fast rates.      Three different kinds of vaccines have been approved, Moderna, Johnson and...

Finding a new hobby during quarantine, freshman Hannah McAfee types up a short story. She always loved reading, but found a new love of writing during quarantine.

One year later

By Ally McAfee, Intro to Pubs March 12, 2021

As the Coronavirus pandemic reaches it’s one-year anniversary, students share some of the hobbies they’ve taken up or revived during “quarantine” to stave off boredom.      Last spring...

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