The Paw

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

The School-Based Health Center is a place menstruators can go if they have questions or need help. Period Club and Amnesty Club co-host a feminist panel on Tuesday, Feb. 11

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

Xavier Tacker, Tiffany Wu, Annette Hernandez and Rachel Lara are AVID students who won big scholarships to the colleges of their dreams.

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 graphic shows the slate of new freshman elective classes offered at Tualatin High School. Tigard will join TuHS in offering Career Exploration to freshmen next year.

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

One of Instagram's social media posts, with over 1.2 million likes. Soon, public display of likes will be no more, according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri

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

Multicultural Coordinator Giselle Escobar, (right) met with Dr. Jose Medina, (center) a speaker at La Cosecha.  The conference, held in Albuquerque in November, was a national gathering about two-way immersion programs.

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

Students finish lunch on the learning stairs and head to their final class of the day.

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

Tigard Metro ticket representative Hazhar Kadir holds up a few of the tickets for sale. His goal is to sell enough to meet his quota for the week.

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

Members from all four FTC teams piloted their robots at the Tigard Library on Sunday. Visitors had the opportunity to pilot the robots for themselves and learn more about Tigard's robotics team.

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...