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Getting to know your teachers

March 7, 2017


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Abell Q: Who is your role model? A: Brad Pigstaff, my High school science teacher.   Q: What about your role model Inspires you? A: Brad was a good teacher and he walked the walk and talked the talk, he was also a super invested coach which is something I look up to.   Q:Whe...

Classified appreciation week: Q & A with Patti Mason

Classified appreciation week: Q & A with Patti Mason

By Q&A by Erykah Dodson

March 6, 2017


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This week is appreciation week for our classified staff. These staff members might not stand in front of us in the classroom, but they are an important part of helping us learn. The publications staff wants to say thank you for everything that they do to help us. We couldn't do it without them. To start...

Roche makes a change one smile at a time

By Evan Riley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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“Making one person smile can change the world; maybe not the whole world, but their world,” Liam Roche said.  Sophomore, Liam Roche lives by this motto every day, making it his mission to put a smile on someone’s face. A couple months prior to the start of 2nd grade, Roche had to adjust to ...

Students bring senior citizen prom full circle

Students bring senior citizen prom full circle

By Megan Le and James Favot

February 17, 2017


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More photos from the senior citizen prom can be found under the "Event Photos" tab The Senior Citizen Prom is an annual tradition that has been held at Tigard High School for over a decade. It serves as an event for senior citizens and students alike to interact and have fun together. The prom was ...

Dealing with Stress

By Allegra Wesson

February 2, 2017


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Finals are around the corner, which gives many high school students a great deal of stress as their entire grade may change with a single test. It can be extremely difficult to stay calm when the tests are combined with extracurricular activities and heaps of homework. Although stress is very common,...

Attending school on campus and online

By Lily Erickson

October 5, 2016


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Most students attending THS do just that- attend THS. And most students attending Tigard Tualatin Online Academy really only attend that school, as well. But there is actually an option in between. The district also provides the opportunity for students to attend both online and regular high school ...

Barbee breaks barriers in STEM

By Shaenna Soon

June 14, 2016


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In a sea of faces at a robotics competition, hers is easily identifiable among the many males. She doesn’t quite fit with the stereotypical male engineer because, well, she isn’t a male. Emma Barbee is one of the few women on the engineering/technology team at THS. The engineering field has a...

Beating the odds at graduation

By Carla Gonzalez

June 14, 2016


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Being foreign to a language and expected to immediately meet the standards of native speakers is a feat that is often overlooked by those who do not have to face it. It is difficult to learn with such little assistance. The struggle of handling life, learning a different language and graduating high...

Unified soccer team breaks boundaries between students

Unified soccer team breaks boundaries between students

By Juliette Tisseur, Student writer

March 18, 2016


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Special education students will come together this spring with other Tigard High School students for a season of soccer playing and unity through the Tigard Unified Soccer Team. Unified soccer gives students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a school sport. Each athlete has a partne...

Getting to know your security guard

By Alec Metcalf, Student writer

March 17, 2016


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Pete the security guard can be viewed as an intimidating figure as he scopes out students that do bad things in this school, the reason why is because he is always giving kids green notes and getting them in trouble. So I decided to see if the was a more nice side to him. And sure enough there was, s...