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Mr. Abell

Mr. Abell

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Grid Container, Top Stories

Jesse Abell might get sad when he looks at his bank account, but he still loves what he does. Q: What is your favorite sport to play/coach? A: “My favorite sport to play is volleyball. And people always ask me do you like coaching volleyball or basketball better, they’re so different I cant...

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

By Olivia Niemi and James Favot

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

The girls varsity soccer team kicked off the season with an undefeated streak, now ranked ninth in the state with an overall record of 8-1. It was a superb fresh start for a team with new coaches, new players, and a new mindset altogether. This year, the girls soccer team is adapting to an entirely...

What’s all that laughing during class?

What’s all that laughing during class?

By Olivia Young, News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     In preparation for an upcoming feature on Principal Van Fleet–we’re calling it a Van Fleature–writers junior Katelyn Wilhoit and junior Olivia Niemi made an odd discovery, that Andy Van Fleet’s favorite ice cream flavor was black licorice. While it’s an unconventional choice for an...

Cellphone rules? Say what?

Cellphone rules? Say what?

By Allegra Wesson, Grace Curry and Olivia Young

June 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

    It’s become an art form for students to hide their cellphone usage during class.     Whether it is checking it during bathroom breaks, concealing it in books and calculator sleeves, or texting friends while a teacher’s back is turned, many students have found ways to still browse their ph...

Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

By Liz Blodgett, Features Editor

June 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the year comes to a close, many seniors are figuring out what the next phase of their lives will look like. Some will be playing sports, and others will be performing in the arts. In email and text interviews, the following 10 seniors open up about what made Tigard special and their hopes for the...

The first of many lasts

The first of many lasts

By Olivia Young, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     It was the first of many lasts.     Seniors filed into the gym, wearing their caps and gowns, cords and medals adorned the necks of some.  The annual senior awards assembly had begun.     There was a large number of students recognized for a variety of categories. There were the sh...

First International Night a success

First International Night a success

By Allegra Wesson

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

International Night offered  participants a small taste of cultures different from their own.   The March 18 event combined two traditional events,  Japan Night and Noche Latina, into one festival. A few smaller clubs were also involved, including the Asian American Student Union (AASU),...

Speech and Debate goes to state

Speech and Debate goes to state

By Jared Debban

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Tigard High’s Speech and Debate Team sent seven people to state championships this season to compete in various events. Meanwhile, students, parents and volunteers fought through a rough year trying to keep the program alive.   This season went quite well for the team. There were many moving...

New club has big plans

New club has big plans

By Allegra Wesson

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Asian American Student Union (AASU) aims to fight stereotypes, spread knowledge about Asian culture, and provide an opportunity for some students to reconnect with their Asian heritage.   Sophomore Derek Nguyen, the founder of AASU, aims for the club to be inclusive for all and create ...

Dual credit dilemma

Dual credit dilemma

By Makayla Schmierer and Megan Le

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     Tigard and many other high schools in Oregon offer students the opportunity to take more rigorous classes and receive college credit. There are currently 20 dual credit courses at Tigard including PSU Calculus, OIT Anatomy and Physiology, PCC IB History of the Americas, and CCC Writing 121.  ...