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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...

Tigard Library organizes new Teen Scene

Tigard Library organizes new Teen Scene

By James Favot, Copy Editor

November 10, 2019

     Whether students are looking for a place to study or simply relax outside of school hours, the Tigard Library’s newly made “Teen Scene” offers something for everyone.      Lisa Elliott heads the library’s Young Adult program as well as the Teen Library Council, a group of st...

Climate Club taking action to make change

Climate Club taking action to make change

By James Favot, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

     Among many clubs new to the Tigard High scene this year is Climate Club, a service-based group dedicated to climate-focused activism. The club’s officers have been busy forming their “plan of action” since meetings began last month.      Junior Dryden Raschdorf, one of the club’s activist ...

Ready, set, game!

Ready, set, game!

By James Favot, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

     Studio Gemini was one of three Tigard High teams last year participating in the Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC), an annual student video game development competition. Although they faced a few setbacks, the team is coming back strong this year and ready to give OGPC another go.  ...

Tackling gender norms: meet Tigard’s girl football players

Tackling gender norms: meet Tigard’s girl football players

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

     Two female football players, Jordan White and Ada Yake, made their Tigard debut at the freshman game on Sept. 5 against Sunset.      The Football Association, an organization that oversees all football organizations and levels, originally banned females from playing football, but towar...