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Construction budget soars, “value engineering” begins

Construction budget soars, “value engineering” begins

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


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     As winter break nears, the school administration is talking budget and deadlines concerning the remodel. Principal Andy Van Fleet shared the current plans for what will be done over vacation and what students returning in January can expect to see of the building.      The staircase in the new commons are...

Miracle Minute, Miracle Mya

Miracle Minute, Miracle Mya

By Katelyn Wilhoit, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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     On Friday afternoon at 3:04 p.m., with only a minute left in the school day, students raised $706.40.      It was called the Miracle Minute. Runners with buckets ran into the audience and collected the spare change people had in their backpacks. When the minute was over, students went home not k...

Sparrow assembly coming to Tigard

Sparrow assembly coming to Tigard

By Kaitlyn Wilhoit, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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     Tomorrow we are on a afternoon assembly schedule to introduce our Sparrow Mya.      The idea for Sparrow Club began in 1992, when  young Michael Leeland was in need of a bone marrow transplant and his family had no money for the operation. Leeland’s father was a teacher and one of h...

A table open for all

A table open for all

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


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     It didn’t look like Tigard High School. In fact, it didn’t even look like America in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 20. Students strutted across the stage in the colorful outfits of many different cultures and countries during the Open Table fashion show.        For the past five years, Open Table ...

Meet the new school kiosk

Meet the new school kiosk

By Bonifacio Yuzon, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     Many students noticed the appearance of a large wooden desk earlier this week at the intersection between the Main Hall and North Hall.      “We thought we probably need to have a better adult presence in the halls,” Principal Andy Van Fleet said. The desk was added with the intent of p...

District passes education levy

District passes education levy

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018


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     Measure 34-285 passed with a 74 percent approval rate in the Oregon midterm elections on Nov. 6. The measure renewed an existing education levy which provides $50 million in supplemental funding to Tigard-Tualatin schools for staff resources.      This levy serves to fill “[...] what would have been a...

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 15, 2018


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     Every year, THS’s Theater puts on a fall production to entertain their community and display the talent and skill of the people in their department. This year they are doing the Miracle Worker, a play that highlights the struggles and triumphs of Helen Keller in her childhood and her careta...

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

By Maddie Cooke

November 15, 2018


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     With heads in the game and hearts in the sport, seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed on Nov. 14 to play their sports at a collegiate level.      Gray, who has played basketball since she was four, signed to play for UC Davis as a point guard.       “I think the time I ...

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

By Liz Blodgett, Features Editor

November 9, 2018


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Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ycQaifS4LeXfJn4kKP8GyTbzENOR5vmU      On Nov. 9 veterans from around the Portland metropolitan area came to school for a breakfast and an assembly to honor them for all they did for the country.     As everyone walked into the assembly, the band played upbeat tunes to get everyone excited. After everyone gathered in the gym, teacher Tim Hummel stepped...

Watch Courtney run!

Watch Courtney run!

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

November 6, 2018


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      Courtney Neron, a former foreign language teacher at Tigard High, is running to be a representative of House District 26, which encompasses Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and some parts of Bull Mountain.      Neron taught for nine years and resigned at the end of last year to pursue h...