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Pixel art floods the halls

Pixel art floods the halls

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     What started with a few images has turned into a gallery of pixel art lining the halls of Tigard High. The cubic pictures are fun to look at while walking from class to class, but where did they all come from?      These pixelated murals were a final group assignment in Kelli Lafferty’s D...

Parkland: one year later

Parkland: one year later

By Maddie Cooke, Meghan Turley, Multimedia Editor, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

     On Feb. 14th, 2018, a 19 year old took an assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He entered the freshman building and killed 17 students and staff members, injuring many more. In the days that followed, a group of Douglas students started the #NeverAgain movemen...

Out of class without a pass

Out of class without a pass

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Tigard High is at the heart of a national issue: chronic absenteeism. A chronic absentee is a student who has missed at least 15 days of school in one year, and chronic absenteeism rates have soared across the country.      But while the nationwide average of chronically absent students i...

Second Open Mic night hits the right note

Second Open Mic night hits the right note

By Jalane Hailu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Last Thursday was the second Open Mic Night of the year. This event allows students to come to the stage to perform music, song, poetry or stories. Photos from the night can be found here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1V0_BIwyUMwxElr5LnC1-YRMt946kpeLZ?usp=sharing      The...

Winter formal makes a comeback

Winter formal makes a comeback

By Sophie Fenton

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the first time in over 10 years, Tigard is bringing back the glitz and glam of the Winter Formal. This dance is highly anticipated by many students. Sophomore Noah Hofmann may have been a little sarcastic or over-the-top when he heard about it, but he was excited.  “The Winter Formal is such ...

Tiger Cage still homeless

Tiger Cage still homeless

By Bonifacio Yuzon, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     The plan to move the Tiger Cage to the shack near the cafeteria has been cancelled for logistical reasons.      “We just couldn’t get electricity or water to there,” Visual Merchandising student Dani Lyons said. After discussing the plan with administration, it was decided that con...

Construction budget soars, “value engineering” begins

Construction budget soars, “value engineering” begins

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     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


Filed under News, Top Stories

     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


Filed under News, Top Stories

     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


Filed under News, Top Stories

     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 ...