The Paw

Persevering with Packed with Pride

Student and community volunteers work to sanitize food before sorting it. So far, Packed with Pride has collected commitments from over 500 volunteers.

By Meghan Turley, Co-Editor in Chief

March 18, 2020

The program aims to unite community volunteers to collect food, books, and other supplies for families in need during the Coronavirus outbreak

Life as a student: canceled until further notice

Although TTSD cancels school on March 13, students could come in and pick up books and computers. A group of junior boys wandered through the empty science hall.

By Katelyn Wilhoit and Olivia Niemi

March 13, 2020

     COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus has become the word of the day after the country, state, and this school district have come out with closures, rules and regulations on how people are meant to prepare and keep safe.      With multiple emails, press conferences, school board meetings and news goi...

Unity Day canceled to coronavirus

The typically crowded Four Corners was lightly traveled during passing period on March 12. Gov. Kate Brown announced restrictions on school activities at 10 p.m March 11.

By Ashley Sample and James Favot

March 12, 2020

UPDATE: As of most recent update, Tigard High School will be closed until March 30 as part of a district-wide effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.        Almost as soon as the first school bell of the day rang, Principal Brian Bailey announced over the intercom that Unity Day act...

This is The Voice … of Tigard

Sometimes students hear things in the hall that hurt, but the district hopes to address this issue. Rather than hiding incidents of hate speech, Tigard hopes to open a conversation.

By Ashley White, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

     Tomorrow marks Tigard High’s first Unity Day, representing a time to unify students and staff of all races, religions and sexualities. The day is designed to give students an opportunity to understand each other’s beliefs and stories—and it isn’t the first effort the school distric...

Ferris Bueller had it right all along

According to the cdc,, and one in 5 students suffer from mental illness.

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.  Ferris Bueller had the art of skipping school down to an elaborate art form. Most students aren’t that sophisticated, but luckily, should they decide they need a mental health day, they don’t need to...

Ben Bowman kicks off campaign for State Senate

Ben Bowman gives a short speech at his campaign kickoff event on Feb. 29. The event was open to the public and brought in over 300 community members.

By James Favot, Copy Editor

March 7, 2020

Ben Bowman officially announced his running for State Senate on Feb. 29 at his campaign kickoff event held at Tigard High. Over 300 students and community members, including Bowman’s student campaign team, attended the event. Several community members spoke favorably about Bowman at the event. Senior Ka...

Concordia’s closure shocks students

Concordia University has been open to students since 1905. Schools such as Portland State and George Fox have opened their doors to students wondering about their future after the closure.

By Jared Debban, Co- Editor in Chief

March 5, 2020

     This spring, Concordia University, located in Portland, Oregon, announced that they are closing their doors after the spring 2020 semester. Concordia has been open since 1905 and is now closing its doors after 115 years.       The decision was voted on and made by Portland’s Board of Regen...

Esau and Jobe claim victory again and again

Seniors Aaron Esau and Aaron Jobe placed first in two recent cybersecurity

By James Favot, Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

     Seniors Aaron Esau and Aaron Jobe are starting to build a chain of successes in the cybersecurity world, winning first in both of the last two competitions they entered.      Cybersecurity competitions task students with solving challenges related to Web exploitation, cryptography, and...

Parking: a privilege or problem?

Parking: a privilege or problem?

By Caroline Frisiras, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

     With Tigard High’s construction still ongoing, there are bound to be inconveniences in the everyday lives of Tigard’s students—whether it's constant noises when taking a test, hallway closures, or sudden plumbing issues. One of the most controversial issues that remains a pressing issue f...

Chess club holds first tournament

Juniors Kyle Hering (left) and Tristan Parkinson (right) play against each other at the Chess Club's tournament on Feb. 19.

By James Favot, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

     Tigard’s Chess Club held a tournament Feb. 19 after school.      About a dozen people showed up to the tournament, which included prizes afterward for the winners. At the end of the tournament, the top three players—senior Linden Hile, junior Cooper Christianson, and sophomore Skylar Soon—w...