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During the Voices assembly, students spoke on

Behind the curtain again

By Meileen Arroyo May 12, 2022

     For the first time since 2019, Tigard High’s voices assembly made its return. Tigard introduced the voices assembly during the 2018-2019 school year as a way for student speakers to anonymously...

Students gather in the courtyard in protest against recent passage of the dont say gay bill. They carry pride flags and signs with them.

Students protest “don’t say gay” bill

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

     On Mar. 8, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed what has become known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law. This law prohibits teachers to discuss topics of gender identity and sexual orientation...

Masks are now optional at TTSD. Students spent the week trying to decide what they should do.

TTSD lifts mask mandate

By Kass Fullerton, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

     As of 12:00 a.m. March 12, the mask mandate was lifted in the state of Oregon. After much discussion, the TTSD school district decided to leave the decision of whether or not to wear a mask in...

Boxes of #2 pencils in the main office mean that it is standardized testing season.

CHROMEBOOK, check, PHOTO ID, check, #2 PENCIL, check

By Anna Mimnaugh, Staff writer March 7, 2022

Tomorrow all grades except seniors will not have their typical classes and will be testing instead. Freshmen and sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT on paper. Different from past years, juniors will...

Examining student rights

By Abbi Elliott and Molly Fast February 4, 2022

    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 and...

On Friday Jan. 7 the 3rd period yearbook class has many empty seats. Half of the students in the class were absent. The news the first week back to school after winter break was dominated by the absences of staff and students created by the omicron variant.

Bueller? … Bueller? … Omicron variant causes hundreds of absences

By Abbi Elliott, Editor in Chief January 7, 2022

     Classrooms of Tigard High seemed emptier than usual on Tuesday Jan. 4 due to a high absence rate, including 19 staff members.      The Omicron variant has quickly made its way onto school...

On Monday Sept. 27. bus route 42 arrives 20 minutes late to school.. The new district schedule allowed high school students to sleep in and for buses to pick them up later. Staffing shortages in transportation led to late bus arrivals.

The wheels on the buses go round

By Shayla Nguyen, staff writer January 7, 2022

The recent district-wide schedule change makes it so high schools start at 8:55 a.m. Middle schools start at 8:30, and elementary schools start at 8.       The district office had heard various...

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...

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