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After a racist social media post surfaced over the long weekend, students organize a walkout. Protest organizer sophomore Anahi Sanchez Harmon spoke during the Dec. 1 event. Many students shared personal stories of their experiences with racism.

Students protest the district’s handling of an incident of hate speech

By Abbi Elliott and Molly Fast December 1, 2021

     Following a social media incident that came to light over Thanksgiving break regarding racist slurs shared by a member of the Tigard community, students gathered in protest of white privilege...

During the extended block when students shared experiences with hate speech, they could be anonymous or identifiable. Some students felt comfortable being identified. Others had an ally read about their experiences. While still others were comfortable being silhouetted.

This is no place for hate

By Addison Flint, staff writer November 29, 2021

     On Oct. 25 administrators added extended blocks for the short week of school. During this extension, students were shown a video. It included students sharing the hate speech they endured here...

Sophomores Natalie Church, Kiki Allen, Sienna Johnson, Flannery Mendenhall, Chira Ahmed, Caroline Johnson, Madelyn Feeney, Madeleine Joule sit together at one lunch table on Nov. 18. after the four per table restriction was lifted. In the before shot signs taped to the tables instructed students to spread out.

The talk around the table

By Aréana Mann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

     Returning to school amidst a global pandemic has changed much of school as students previously remember, including lunch.       Initially, students were required to sit four to a table...

The Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 5-11. The first kid-sized doses should be available in Oregon in the next few weeks.

The kids can get the jab

By Moth Newman and Kaitlyn Bynum November 5, 2021

   Halloween has come and gone but the treats aren’t stopping.      The Covid vaccine has been out for eight months now for everyone ages 12 and up. However, all children below the age of 12...

Madison Hotchkiss (front) and the rest of the band participate in the NWAPA Championship on Nov. 2. The team brought home the title for the 12th time.

It’s going to be spectacular

By Megan Cavanagh October 28, 2021

NOTE: The photo for this story is from the NWAPA Class A/AA Championships in 2019. The photo will be updated on Nov. 1      For the first time in two years, the marching band is headed to the NWAPA...

Senior drum major DJ Johnston leads the band during the halftime show on Sept. 24. Band members wore pride flags to show solidarity with students at Newberg after their school board banned teachers from being able to display it in classrooms.

Students protest at football game

By Abbi Elliott, Editor in chief October 19, 2021

     After the Newberg school district announced their ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride items, Tigard students and staff showed up to the Friday Sept. 24 football game in protest mode.      Newberg...

Monday Sept. 27. bus route 42 arrives 20 minutes late to school. A flash alert was sent to the TTSD community earlier that morning.

New school year is off to a late start

By Meileen Arroyo, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

Monday Sept. 27, a flash alert was sent to the TTSD community about the late buses. They rolled in for about 20 minutes after the bell. Route #42 arrived last. Although this was the first flash alert,...

Free menstrual products are available in bathrooms throughout the school. The Period Clubs at the two district high schools brought the need to the school boards attention, and a resolution was passed in January, four months before the Oregon legislature passed a similar law.

New in the School: Free Menstrual Products

By Addison Flint and Molly Fast, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

 When students walked into the bathrooms on the first day of school, they saw something new—dispensers that provided free menstrual products.      On Jan. 25 school board members unanimously...

Freshman Luke Schwab and junior Cate Dover are no match for science teacher Geoffrey Jarman during the pie eating contest. The Welcome Back assembly on Sept. 17 included a performance by the dance team and some cheering by the cheer team in addition to pie eating.

Fresh air, fresh spirit

By Elle Ervin, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

The first assembly all together since the COVID-19 shutdown was on Friday, Sept. 17. Students and staff gathered in the football stadium to build excitement for the upcoming year.       Masks...

Vice Principal Tyler Davila shows students how to find their first period classroom during the freshman (and sophomore) orientation. Many students had not ever been in the building.

Freshmen and Sophomores fill the halls

By Abbi Elliott, Editor in Chief September 10, 2021

After 544 days since students experienced a “normal” day of school, freshmen and sophomores made their way through the high school doors for orientation on Sept. 8.      On Track Coordinator...

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