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CE2 brings certified excellence through captivating employment

CE2 brings certified excellence through captivating employment

By Rachel Jacobson, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

     Senior Jackson Fisk has attended Tigard High since their freshman year. Over the past three years, Fisk came to discover that the traditional schooling system didn’t work for them. Fisk had an easier time with academics in middle school, but once they hit high school, things started to p...

Building a new career path

Building a new career path

By Olivia Niemi, Multimedia Editor

December 20, 2019

Story originally published in the November 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly newspaper     Administrators added a yearlong construction class to the list of possible electives to choose from for sophomores, juniors and seniors. “Community Improvements through Construction” has given an out...

Record breaking musical brings a bullying lesson to Tigard’s auditorium

Record breaking musical brings a bullying lesson to Tigard’s auditorium

By Ashley White, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

     For Tigard's fall musical, the theatre department put on the high school version of "Shrek, the Musical". This musical is a comedic spin on a children’s fairy tale, with an overall message of never losing hope and supporting those around you. The storyline begins with the main character Shrek, ...

New school, new safety

New school, new safety

By Caroline Frisiras, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Story originally published in the November 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine   Tigard High School is taking precautions to ensure the safety of their students. With the remodel, the recently constructed main entrance to the school has adopted a new way to control who is coming in an...

Move over, man bun: the perm returns

Move over, man bun: the perm returns

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

     Perms were once fashionable among women in the 1980’s, but today many teenage boys have taken over the trend and made it their own. The new “man perm” look consists of longer curly hair at the front and shorter straight hair faded in the back.      A perm is a hairstyle of waves or ...

Students voice concerns about school safety

Students voice concerns about school safety

By Sophie Fenton, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Story originally published in the November 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.      Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Santa Fe High School in Texas., Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana. These are the most publicized examples of schools around the United States that were met w...

SS Visual Works gives back to his community

SS Visual Works gives back to his community

By Caroline Frisiras, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many Tigard alumni go on to do great things after high school, but few return to leave an impact on the community they grew up in. Ryan Slider, popularly known by his social media tag @ssvisualworks, graduated from Tigard in 1997 and is still positively involved with Tigard’s athletic scene. Slider...

Hey Siri, set a reminder for that

Hey Siri, set a reminder for that

By Abbigale Elliott, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

 Story originally published in the November 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.          With the school year starting, students are falling back into their routine schedules of sports, clubs, homework, etc. Juggling activities can be hard; the work begins to pile up and the time t...

TikTok: fun for some, trouble for others

TikTok: fun for some, trouble for others

By Delena Do, Abbi Elliott, Staff Writers

December 6, 2019

     What was once an app that many downloaded as a joke has now become an online obsession.      TikTok, an app for creating comedic and entertaining videos, was launched by the company ByteDance in September 2016. Since then, Chinese developer and ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has built a...

Meet the Van Fleets

Meet the Van Fleets

By Olivia Niemi and Katelyn Wilhoit

November 15, 2019

     Andrew Stanley Van Fleet loves a good fire. “When he is unsupervised, Andy lights small fires around the yard,” his wife Madri Van Fleet said.       It’s all in the name of killing weeds. On one occasion, Andy accidentally caught the hose on fire and lit a bamboo plant up into fl...