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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.  ...

A week of celebration

A week of celebration

By Olivia Young

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Every year, the school takes a break from the hustle and bustle of daily routines and recognizes students who have been putting in the extra academic effort and showing academic pride.   Tigard Academic Pride Week celebrates students who have put their best academic foot forward, and recognizes...

“Senior superlatives are rigged”

“Senior superlatives are rigged”

By James Canfield, Photo Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After the voting for senior superlatives ended and the results were released, students came to Twitter to vent their frustrations about how the voting turned out. Senior superlatives, or “bests and mosts,” have been a part of Tigard’s yearbook since 1955, when seniors voted on titles su...

10 ideas for spring break

10 ideas for spring break

By Kaitlyn Wornath

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The end of the school year is approaching fast which means spring break is right around the corner. And with having seven days completely open, the possibilities of what you can do are endless.   If you’re an upcoming senior it may be a good idea to visit colleges you are interested in. ...