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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 Abbigale 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. People, especially among the younger generations, have forgotten the true purpose of social media and focuses on the numbers instead.       Social media platform...

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. ...

Project Metro aims to unite students around a common cause

Project Metro aims to unite students around a common cause

By Jared Debban and Meghan Turley

December 12, 2019

Project Metro starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday at 14523 SW Millikan Way #110 Beaverton, Oregon. Tickets starting at $10 available to purchase online or through a representative at various high schools around the area-including Tigard and Mountainside. Additionally, the Instagram page states that a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door day of.

Robotics team lets kids take the wheel

Robotics team lets kids take the wheel

By James Favot, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

     The flashing lights and whirrs and beeps caught the eyes and ears of many at the Tigard Library. Tigard’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams showed off their tournament-ready robots in the library’s community room on Sunday.      “This is an attempt by the tech team to reach out to t...

A change in name, not purpose

A change in name, not purpose

By Liz Blodgett, Design Editor

December 2, 2019

     Key Club has been in the Tigard community for 50 years. However, when students walked through Club Rush this year, Key Club was nowhere to be seen. Instead, students saw a new club, Service Club, in its place.       Just like Key Club, Service Club is all about volunteering and community se...

Esau and Jobe crack the code

Esau and Jobe crack the code

By James Favot, Copy Editor

December 2, 2019

Cybersecurity Awareness Week (CSAW) is an event organized annually by the NYU Center for Cybersecurity and sponsored by several computer science institutions. The event is part of a larger celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held every October in an effort to promote web safety and user security.

Introducing Ellie

Introducing Ellie

By Liz Blodgett

November 26, 2019

     For the past couple years, the Tigard community has partnered with Black Rock Coffee Bar and Sparrow Clubs USA to help sponsor a child with medical issues in hopes to raise money for any additional medical bills and/or services that they will have in the future.       This year the sparrow is 11-year-o...