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Finding school balance

Finding school balance

Megan Le and Meghan Turley, Staff Writers

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

James Canfield Going back to school is a difficult transition. The earlier wake up time, hours of homework and increased stress for many students make it difficult to come back. The transition is not only hard for students, but it is also tiring for teachers and counselors who are returning ...

A march to victory

Trinity Henderson, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Hoping to bring home a win at their first competition, the Tigard High School Marching Ensemble is hard at work on the football field at their regular Wednesday night rehearsal.   They may be small, but the THS marching band is mighty. With only a few more than 50 members, the group is an...

Epilogue of the eclipse

Epilogue of the eclipse

James Favot, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

For over a year, Tigard High’s Technology Team had been working with NASA on an enormous project. They were preparing for eclipse day, when they would launch a balloon to record the beautiful overlap of the moon and sun. For the thousands of residents or visitors in Oregon, this natural phenomeno...

A club for everyone

Grace Curry and Kaitlyn Wornath, Staff Writers

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Club members handed out free stuff from S.T.U.D.D. headbands to candy to bracelets, while a person ran around in a pizza costume.  All in all, Club Rush went smoothly once again. The effort seemed to have paid off for the club members who had meticulously painted their colorful posters and s...

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

James Favot, Copy Editor

July 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

As Tech Team Coach Steve Fulton navigates through the remote grassy hills in a four-wheel drive truck, a group of students bouncing alongside him, everyone is starting to get weary. The Flying Tigers had launched their test balloon days ago, but the recovery team is still having trouble getting it back....

Sayounara, Sensei

Allegra Wesson

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features

This year is the last year that Tigard High will have its well renowned Japanese teacher, Noriko Roberts, as she has decided it’s time to retire. Roberts is recognized at the school for not only being the sole Japanese teacher, but also for being an excellent one at that. She started the Tigard Japanese Nat...

CE2 teacher retires

Tor Gullholm

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features

CE2 teacher Susan McGee is walking away from 30 years of service in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. McGee is looking forward to entering the next chapter of her life and spending time with her family and close friends. “Transitioning and moving forward is going to be a challenge. There are parts of workin...

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Jared Debban

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After 19 years of teaching at Tigard High, English teacher Joe Dessert is finally calling it good and retiring at the end of this school year. With a lasting impact left on students, he has achieved his goals. Dessert has worked hard over the years to make his classes enjoyable for all of his studen...

Parish makes history

Parish makes history

Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Sophomore Kennedy Parish will be competing in National History Day June 11, after winning 1st place at Oregon’s National History Day. Parish was trying to find a contest that mixes her love for history with her desire to challenge herself beyond what she thinks she is capable of doing, and she found...

Juarez-Venegas joins the marines

Yulissa Santana, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The 2016-2017 school year is ending, the flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner. While other seniors are gathering things for their college dorms or looking for a roommate, Isabel Juarez-Venegas is preparing herself to be committed to the Marines. It was not an easy decision to leave family ...