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The students behind the curtains

The students behind the curtains

Riley Young

November 15, 2017


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There’s more to a play than just the actors and actresses you see performing up on stage. From lighting to lobby, approximately 90 students are working behind the scenes to create “Radium Girls”, the fall play Behind the scenes is made up of small crews of students that have a particular job to c...

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

November 8, 2017


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Out of 2,000 Personal Finance teachers in Oregon, THS’s own Sue Suttich received the Educator of the Year award. Financial Beginning’s volunteers vote for the award . They spent time observing teachers in their classrooms all across the state in order to choose their recipient. Turns out the winner...

Wyden talks to students at town hall

Wyden talks to students at town hall

Meghan Turley

November 7, 2017


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On Friday, Nov. 3 Oregon State Senator Ron Wyden visited Tigard High School for a town hall meeting and to take questions from students. Wyden has been a senator for over 26 years, since being first elected in a 1996 special election.   During the town hall, Senator Wyden discussed multiple topics in...

A tribute to our veterans

A tribute to our veterans

Madeline Hagood, Trinity Henderson, and Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 3, 2017


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Tigard High students showed utmost respect during the Veteran’s Day Assembly. On Friday, Nov. 3 approximately 60 veterans from all branches of the armed forces attended the annual breakfast and assembly.   Many of Tigard’s own staff members served, including this year’s speaker, Technology ...

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

James Favot, News Editor

November 1, 2017


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For about a year, Bassetti Architects and Tigard High’s design team have been developing their schematic plans for the reconstruction of this school. Design representatives recently met with teachers to gather feedback on the latest version of the plans, but a number of teachers are unhappy that th...

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

Meghan Turley

October 24, 2017


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Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury visited Ms. Holly Paris’ Ecology class this week to give a presentation on the importance of acknowledging climate change. Bradbury has given over 500 presentations after being trained by Al Gore in 2006, but only a few have been in Oregon.  With ...

Dorene Anderson Memorial

Dorene Anderson Memorial

James Favot, News Editor

October 10, 2017


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The recent attack in Las Vegas cost this world the lives of 58 people, including one of Tigard’s own. This article is dedicated to Dorene Anderson, formerly Dorene Johnston, who attended Tigard High from 1984 to 1985. Anderson was a member of the swim team in 1984, and went to high school with he...

Powderpuff Preview

Olivia Young, Introduction to Journalism Writer

September 29, 2017


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The annual Tigard High School powderpuff is an exciting time for girls of all grades to switch roles with football players, represent their class and also demonstrate Tigard High tradition. It brings classes together just in time for homecoming, and it lets football players try their hand at cheering the ...

The Effects of the Eagle Creek Fire

James Favot, Jared Debban, PJ Doolin, Liam Futrell, Megan Le, Tim Galvan, Allegra Wesson, James Canfield, Makayla Schmierer, Grace Curry, Avery Smith, Aidan McDonald, Kaitlyn Wornath,, Staff Writers

September 19, 2017


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  As the orange sun rose into the hazy grey sky on the first day of school, the seniors had a Senior Sunrise unlike any other due to the Eagle Creek Fire that still raged on in the Gorge.   Timeline   Starting at around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, the Eagle Creek ...

Welcome back Tigers

Welcome back Tigers

Jamie Favot, Liam Futrell, Megan Le and Kaitlyn Wornath

September 8, 2017


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The band roared and the crowd cheered; the cheerleaders danced and the choir students sang their hearts out. The back-to-school assembly, as per usual, was filled with positive energy to welcome the student body back to Tigard High. The assembly began when the choir sang “The Star-Spangled Bann...