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Kendama kids

Kendama kids

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     Kendama Club is taking Tigard by storm, drawing attention, interest and participation from all grades. A "kendama" is a Japanese toy that has three cups, a spike and a ball that is attached to the ken. Once students have a kendama to play with, learning to do tricks is just a matter of practice. M...

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving in different ways, but French teacher Kathleen Williams, and biology/AVID teacher Geoffrey Jarman have a few unique ideas this year.      Williams plans on spending time with her family, but she’s celebrated some pretty odd Thanksgivings in the past. As a foreign exchange student, Williams had to stay awa...

Introducing Tigard’s anonymous journal

Introducing Tigard’s anonymous journal

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     Students passing quickly through the halls see colorful posters, the faces of their peers, and teachers standing in their doorways.      With this brief interaction, it’s hard to imagine the lives and hidden struggles of those going through this routine. Everyone has different experience...

Black and Greene T

Black and Greene T

By Charlotte Wendt and Jesse Jones, Staff Writers

November 9, 2018


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Every Tigard student recognizes the Power T, but most don’t know who made it or how it came to be the school’s logo. So where did the Power T come from? Who designed the logo that would become a well-known symbol of Tigard High? “Ralph Greene and I,” answered Ken Black, one of the co-c...

Watch Courtney run!

Watch Courtney run!

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

      Courtney Neron, a former foreign language teacher at Tigard High, is running to be a representative of House District 26, which encompasses Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and some parts of Bull Mountain.      Neron taught for nine years and resigned at the end of last year to pursue h...

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


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     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...