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Senior Georgia Black notices the effects of the new mask mandate at work. She had mixed feelings about it. While it meant the pandemic was easing, businesses have been put in the position of enforcers.

Mask mandate causes new concerns for students with jobs

By Chey Blevins May 28, 2021

With the rising population of Oregonians getting the COVID 19 vaccination, 53% having received at least one dose by Thursday, May 27, Governor Kate Brown recently put out a new mask mandate in line with...

Principal Brian Bailey greets senior Abdallah Ghallan.

Welcome home, Tigers

Students transition into hybrid learning after months of online school
By Abbigale Elliott, staff writer May 21, 2021

After a long year of online learning, Tigers were finally able to step back into the building on April 19.       Tigard faculty hosted a Google Meet night to help get the families of Tigard prepared...

Senior Rietta Thomson gets her COVID vaccine. She was able to get her vaccine before it became available for everyone 16 years and older.


Students and teachers get their COVID vaccines
By Abbi Elliott April 27, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic reaching extreme levels, vaccines are being distributed to the public at fast rates.      Three different kinds of vaccines have been approved, Moderna, Johnson and...

Finding a new hobby during quarantine, freshman Hannah McAfee types up a short story. She always loved reading, but found a new love of writing during quarantine.

One year later

Three students share what they've been doing in the year since in-person school ended
By Ally McAfee, Intro to Pubs March 12, 2021

As the Coronavirus pandemic reaches it’s one-year anniversary, students share some of the hobbies they’ve taken up or revived during “quarantine” to stave off boredom.      Last spring...

POV: You're on Online School

POV: You’re on Online School

The lingo of CDL (continued distance learning)
By Deja Fitzwater and Sophie Fenton February 24, 2021

“I am going to present my tab for the SEL lesson in Nearpod! Tell me if I am on mute, and please type your answers in the chat if your cameras are not on since you only woke up five minutes ago.”    Since...

A common sight during vaccination season as a nurse extracts medicine to give to a patient.

Germs, Flu, Cold, and Corona

The effects of Coronavirus during the holidays, and the community effort to keep people healthy.
By Deja Fitzwater, Editor January 24, 2021

   “Covid is a type of coronavirus, similar to swine flu. The virus infects the lungs and air sacs, causing fluid and inflammation,” RN Sadie Fitzwater said.       Fitzwater worked on OHSU’s...

Students Angered by Riots at the Capitol

Students Angered by Riots at the Capitol

By Sophie Fenton and Deja Fitzwater January 19, 2021

Around 10:00 EST, Jan. 6, 2021:  United States President Donald J. Trump held a rally inspiring the Save America March down Pennsylvania Avenue. “We’re supposed to protect our country, support...

UPS drivers like Robert Ervin work extra hours to deliver packages. More people have turned to ordering online rather than going into stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deliveries are up and shopping in person is down

COVID-19 has changed the way America does business
By Elle Ervin, Staff Writer, Intro to Pubs January 4, 2021

     Covid-19 has affected all aspects of delivery services - the companies, the deliverers, and the receivers.       Shopping has been different the past year. Some stores are shut down completely,...

Sophie Fenton and her friends in Argentina enjoy a fun day of exploring the city. They visited Jujuy on vacation in late July 2019.

Culture Shock—It’s Shocking

By Sophie Fenton, Editor in Chief December 28, 2020

    When I first arrived in Argentina, I was overwhelmed, confused, and intimidated by all of the differences present in the culture. The language barrier was by far the hardest to approach, but it...

Wildfires displace animals. The Clackamas County Fairgrounds became a place where families and animals could evacuate.

Feathers and Flames: How the September wildfires affected the community

By Deja Fitzwater, Editor December 17, 2020

     When I woke up on Sept. 16, 2020, the sky was a hazy orange and the sun shined an apocalyptic red. By the time I had finished my breakfast, which consisted of two aspirin, one banana, and one...

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