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In Tigard, you’re never too old for prom

In Tigard, you’re never too old for prom

By Makayla Schmierer

February 16, 2018


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Senior citizens all around the Tigard Community joined current students in the cafeteria on Feb. 11 for the annual Senior Citizens’ Prom.   The Jazz Band played classic songs and 50’s decorations brought the area to life. Senior Citizen Prom is put on every year by Leadership and is an event that b...

The Contraceptive Perspective

The Contraceptive Perspective

By Meghan Turley

February 14, 2018


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Tigard High School has recently opened a conversation regarding access to contraceptives to students. The proposal states that it would allow the school based health centers to prescribe contraceptives to students, both at Tigard High School and Tualatin High School. The proposal was introduced by the ...

Clearing the air

Clearing the air

By Megan Le, Makayla Schmierer, Meghan Turley, James Canfield, Tim Galvan, Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


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Students vaping in class? Adults mistaking Juuls for flash drives? A graveyard of Juul pods growing in the parking lot? True or false, the rumors highlight a growing trend that can’t be ignored. In the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 20.2 percent of surveyed high school students reported the...

Human Rights Month is in full swing

Human Rights Month is in full swing

By Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

January 22, 2018


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The student body walked into school on Jan. 2 after winter break to various posters and events going on to showcase unity throughout Tigard High School. HR month is put on by Leadership during the beginning of every new year and is all about creating awareness about certain topics affecting our community ...

Marching ensemble honored by school board

Marching ensemble honored by school board

By Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 30, 2017


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Tigard High Marching Ensemble was honored by the Tigard-Tualatin School District Board on Monday, Nov. 27. They finished their season with a first place trophy for the sixth year in a row. The ceremony was only a short ten minutes, but to the marchers, it was very meaningful to be recognized. Kati Mckee, t...

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

By James Favot

November 23, 2017


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Tigard High’s publications team won three first-place awards at this year’s Fall Press Day. Fall Press Day is a journalism convention held annually at the University of Oregon and dedicated to the art of high school media. Thirteen of our publications members traveled with adviser Hillary Currier to...

The students behind the curtains

The students behind the curtains

By Riley Young

November 15, 2017


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There’s more to a play than just the actors and actresses you see performing up on stage. From lighting to lobby, approximately 90 students are working behind the scenes to create “Radium Girls”, the fall play Behind the scenes is made up of small crews of students that have a particular job to c...

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

November 8, 2017


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Out of 2,000 Personal Finance teachers in Oregon, THS’s own Sue Suttich received the Educator of the Year award. Financial Beginning’s volunteers vote for the award . They spent time observing teachers in their classrooms all across the state in order to choose their recipient. Turns out the winner...

Wyden talks to students at town hall

Wyden talks to students at town hall

By Meghan Turley

November 7, 2017


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On Friday, Nov. 3 Oregon State Senator Ron Wyden visited Tigard High School for a town hall meeting and to take questions from students. Wyden has been a senator for over 26 years, since being first elected in a 1996 special election.   During the town hall, Senator Wyden discussed multiple topics in...