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Kicking off construction

Kicking off construction

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The band’s cheerful fanfare of instruments marked the beginning of Tigard High’s groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. Students and community members alike showed up to the event to celebrate the kickoff of the school’s renovation. Superintendent Ernie Brown and Principal Andy Van Fleet both gav...

It’s going to be ugly before it gets pretty

It’s going to be ugly before it gets pretty

By Olivia Young and Megan Le

May 25, 2018


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The parking situation at THS has been a heated topic recently.   Because of construction, the number of parking spaces will be drastically cut, and students who are able to drive themselves to school are left to wonder what the parking lot situation is going to be like for the next two ye...

Homegoing? What’s that?

Homegoing? What’s that?

By Megan Le and Kaitlyn Wornath

May 24, 2018


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What’s homegoing? It’s a new term heard in the halls this week to describe spring spirit days. It is intended to generate the spirit and fun of homecoming only at the end of the year as seniors are close to going away.   Leadership advisor Mckenzie Coulson explained the origins of Hom...

Amazing Tigers

Amazing Tigers

May 16, 2018


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The fame, the fortune, and the bragging rights––nine pairs of students competed with everything on the line in Tigard High’s first ever Amazing Race.   Throughout the week of April 22, these pairs battled in mind-boggling challenges and ruthless activities, a pair being eliminated after each...

Only four more

Only four more

By Grace Curry

May 10, 2018


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“The Drowsy Chaperone” opened last weekend, and will be followed by performances on May 10-12. This musical comedy is narrated by the Man in the Chair as he takes the audience through his life stories, all while listening to a nostalgic record of his favorite musical. “There’s some misadventures on the way, ...

Sensible solutions for safe schools

Sensible solutions for safe schools

By James Canfield

May 9, 2018


Filed under News

     Gathered in the Tigard High School library, TTSD students, staff, parents, and elected officials as well as Oregon and Tigard officials discussed their views on gun laws and school safety.      The elected officials and TTSD staff in attendance included Oregon Senator Ginny Burdick, Superi...

TTSD talks school safety

TTSD talks school safety

By Olivia Young

May 9, 2018


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     As students, we are living in a post-Parkland society.      Knowing how easily a perpetrator could enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and take the lives of 17 teenagers, a national discussion has ensued on how we can make our schools safer.      There are many people in our ...

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

By James Favot, News Editor

May 2, 2018


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Around 100 students abruptly left their classrooms earlier today to participate in the nationwide “Stand for the Second” walkout. They rallied at the school’s front doors at 10 a.m. this morning, standing together to show their support for the Second Amendment and opposition of gun legislation. ...

Dual credit dilemma

Dual credit dilemma

By Makayla Schmierer and Megan Le

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     Tigard and many other high schools in Oregon offer students the opportunity to take more rigorous classes and receive college credit. There are currently 20 dual credit courses at Tigard including PSU Calculus, OIT Anatomy and Physiology, PCC IB History of the Americas, and CCC Writing 121.  ...

Stand for the Second

Stand for the Second

By James Favot, News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The upcoming walkout this Wednesday will mark the third time students at Tigard High take a stand for political action. This protest, however, has a different approach to the gun control issue. The “Stand for the Second” walkout on May 2 provides students an opportunity to voice their opposition to gu...