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20 commonly misspelled words that you should learn

By Anna Roberts, Staff Writer

October 6, 2011

There are defiantly (okay, this is just stupid--defiantly means "acting in a rebellious way"--you want definitely, with no a and more i's) tons of words that are commonly mispelled (should be misspelled with two s's instead of one). I think sometimes people are more then (then is a conjunction, and ...


By Anna Roberts, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

Recently, I have been thinking about participating in stargazing, but the question is... where do I go to stargaze? There are a few places around here that host astronomy activities, like star parties and planetarium shows in Portland. OMSI and Rose City Astronomers have two clubs that you can partak...

Students invited to voice opinions in Student Advisory Council

By Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

September 24, 2011

If you’re tired of hearing your friends complain about the changes that need to be made at school, or you’re frustrated about the problems that need to be solved, the Principal's Advisory Council is the perfect club for you. The club is designed for Principal Mark Neffendorf to get student input...

Teacher opinions on texting in class

Teacher opinions on texting in class

By Allie Chino, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011

Texting in class: it’s something that we all do, but don't admit to. Although many will boast about how they can always get away with it, are all teachers really that lax about it? “It’s a distraction. Besides, no one has anything important to say,” said I.B. coordinator and teacher Ken Teschner,...

Ever wondered why the library is closed?

By Stephanie Caputo, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011

Students at Tigard High use the library for many reasons. Things like printing paper, checking out books, and using the Internet become a natural part of school for many people. It is an important resource that some students rely on, but what do you do when that resource isn't available? Librarian...

New Art teacher at THS

By Sophie Peterson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2011

Among other changes happening at Tigard High School this year, a new teacher is on the scene. Shelley Socolofsky, former staff member at Sprague High School in Salem, is excited about her first year being a part of the Tigard Pride! While describing her experience at Tigard High so far, Socolofsky...

New foreign exchange students at THS

By Ryan Smidt, Yearbook Design Editor

September 16, 2011

This summer, students all over the world left their families and traveled across oceans to experience the American life style. Three new students are enrolled at Tigard High School through foreign exchange programs this year. Enis Viertmann, junior, from a village near Hamburg Germany who will be...