The Paw

Esau and Jobe claim victory again and again

Esau and Jobe claim victory again and again

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

Chess club holds first tournament

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...

Period and Amnesty Clubs co-host an all-female panel

Period and Amnesty Clubs co-host an all-female panel

By Deja Fitzwater, staff writer

February 10, 2020

     Miss Oregon Shivali Kadam and neonatal nurse Nicole Frostad, will be part of an all female panel hosted by both Period and Amnesty clubs at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in N207. These influential women will converse over the topics of feminism, their careers, as well as period poverty and p...

Thank you counselors!

By Sophie Fenton, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

     Upon entering Tigard, each student gets assigned a counselor to help them navigate them through their high school career. Over the four years, these counselors may become a great resource in terms of college, students well being, and many other things.       Feb 3 through 7 is National School...

AVID students’ dream colleges become a reality

AVID students’ dream colleges become a reality

By James Favot, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

     Earning scholarships is arguably one of the most rewarding parts of the college application process, second only to being accepted by one’s dream school. Several AVID seniors were recently awarded sizable scholarships for their hard work the past four years. Among this year’s AVID senior...

The Freshman Wheel gets real

The Freshman Wheel gets real

By Delena Do, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

     Tualatin beat Tigard to Superintendent Sue Rieke Smith’s initiative to give freshmen the opportunity to take exploratory, nine-week classes.        Tualatin High School rolled out The Freshman Wheel, now called Career Exploration, this fall, a year before Tigard High School. It in...

Likes over content? A new addition coming to Instagram

Likes over content? A new addition coming to Instagram

By Abbi Elliott and Delena Do

December 27, 2019

     The obsession with “likes” on Instagram has slowly taken priority over the original purpose of posting on social media. Many people—especially among the younger generations—seem to have forgotten the true purpose of social media, choosing to focus on the numbers instead.      Soc...

Two-Way Immersion is only two years away

Two-Way Immersion is only two years away

By Maria Sotelo, staff writer

December 20, 2019

     Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Tigard High School will be instituting a new language immersion program called “Two-Way Immersion” or “TWI.” TWI is a program offered at hundreds of schools across the U.S. and will be available, but not required, for all Tigard students. Studen...

A step above

A step above

By Olivia Young, Online Editor

December 18, 2019

Story originally published in the November 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.      The learning stairs are a new addition to Tigard High School in the new north wing. They’re a series of large concrete steps that have become a space for students and staff to utilize as they please. ...