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‘Cirque du Tigre’ a success

Sophie Peterson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2011


Filed under News, Poplife

This year's Homecoming, Cirque du Tigre (circus themed), was held in the cafeteria last night at 8-11 p.m.. The cafeteria was decorated in accordance to the Circus theme, with little glowing lights sprawled on the ceiling and banners hanging from the entryways. In the back corner, a tent for taking phot...

Tigard High achieves Red Ribbon certification

Tigard High achieves Red Ribbon certification

Ashton Babcock, Online Editor

October 20, 2011


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Oct. 21, the Tigard community is invited to come together in support of Tigard High School's educational excellence by joining in a flag-raising celebration with Mayor Craig Dirksen, Superintendent Rob Saxton, Tigard High Principal Mark Neffendorf, Tigard Police Captain James de Sully, and other key...

Homecoming parade, game and dance this weekend at Tigard

Homecoming parade, game and dance this weekend at Tigard

Renee Padia, Junior Writer

October 20, 2011


Filed under News

Tigard High students are putting their dancing shoes on for the Homecoming dance, Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. “I’m really excited just to spend time with my friends and have a good night!” said freshman Morgen Caviness. Some are going with dates, while others are going in big...

Cirque Du Tigre dress up days

Anna Roberts, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011


Filed under News

This week we are having Cirque du Tigre (Homecoming Dress Up Days)! You might have already noticed people dressed up on Monday and Tuesday. Monday was class colors day! Freshmen wore pink, sophomores wore tie-dye, juniors wore camo and seniors wore neon. Tuesday was twin day, so if you saw anyone...

Recycle your cans to benefit Caring Closet

Sophie Peterson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2011


Filed under News

Everyone knows that recycling is good for the earth, but we don’t often see the impact in our own community. The Fashion Club, run by Mckenzie Coulson, is hosting a Drive-By Can Drive starting Tuesday, Oct. 18 and continuing through Tuesday, Nov. 1. Students are encouraged to bring their empty pop ...

TTSD brings art to the suburbs with Art in the Burbs

TTSD brings art to the suburbs with Art in the Burbs

Sophie Peterson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2011


Filed under News, Top Stories

Portland is famous for its people, culture and most of all: art. When all of us living in the suburbs want to see fine arts, the first thing we think of is a long cold bus ride downtown or the good old fashioned world-wide-web. Fortunately for us, our very own Alberta Rider Elementary School is h...

Truck hits side of a bus at a turn onto Durham

Truck hits side of a bus at a turn onto Durham

Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

October 15, 2011


Filed under News, Top Stories

Students of Tigard High were buzzing about a bus accident on Thursday, Oct. 13. The accident took place around 3:10 p.m. after school that day. Bus route 30 was taking a full bus home that day and as it was about to turn on to Durham, a navy blue Toyota Tundra struck the left side of the bus. Sophomore...

TTSD school board in hopes to introduce online learning next semester

Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

October 12, 2011


Filed under News

The main focus at the Tigard-Tualatin School district board meeting on Monday Oct. 10 was on a pilot online learning program. This was brought up by the district’s director of alternative learning, Karen Twain, who is pushing for the pilot to take place next semester. The members on the board quickly...

State colleges visiting to discuss future options

State colleges visiting to discuss future options

Brett Higgins, Copy Editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under News

Wednesday, Oct. 12, Oregon colleges such as Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Western Oregon University, Portland Community College, and University of Oregon will be holding a meeting in the main...

To pie or not to pie?

To pie or not to pie?

Ashton Babcock, Online Editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under News

At the Homecoming Assembly Oct. 21, one lucky student will be throwing a pie at three chosen teachers as part of a fundraiser for Mr. Wilson's Shakespeare class field trip to Ashland in November. Raffle tickets are $1, and you can buy them at both lunches wherever they're sold (usually the Commons),...