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A tribute to our veterans

A tribute to our veterans

By Madeline Hagood, Trinity Henderson, and Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Tigard High students showed utmost respect during the Veteran’s Day Assembly. On Friday, Nov. 3 approximately 60 veterans from all branches of the armed forces attended the annual breakfast and assembly.   Many of Tigard’s own staff members served, including this year’s speaker, Technology ...

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

By James Favot, News Editor

November 1, 2017


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For about a year, Bassetti Architects and Tigard High’s design team have been developing their schematic plans for the reconstruction of this school. Design representatives recently met with teachers to gather feedback on the latest version of the plans, but a number of teachers are unhappy that th...

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

By Meghan Turley

October 24, 2017


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Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury visited Ms. Holly Paris’ Ecology class this week to give a presentation on the importance of acknowledging climate change. Bradbury has given over 500 presentations after being trained by Al Gore in 2006, but only a few have been in Oregon.  With ...

Dorene Anderson Memorial

Dorene Anderson Memorial

By James Favot, News Editor

October 10, 2017


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The recent attack in Las Vegas cost this world the lives of 58 people, including one of Tigard’s own. This article is dedicated to Dorene Anderson, formerly Dorene Johnston, who attended Tigard High from 1984 to 1985. Anderson was a member of the swim team in 1984, and went to high school with he...

Powderpuff Preview

By Olivia Young, Introduction to Journalism Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The annual Tigard High School powderpuff is an exciting time for girls of all grades to switch roles with football players, represent their class and also demonstrate Tigard High tradition. It brings classes together just in time for homecoming, and it lets football players try their hand at cheering the ...

The Effects of the Eagle Creek Fire

By James Favot, Jared Debban, PJ Doolin, Liam Futrell, Megan Le, Tim Galvan, Allegra Wesson, James Canfield, Makayla Schmierer, Grace Curry, Avery Smith, Aidan McDonald, and Kaitlyn Wornath

September 19, 2017


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  As the orange sun rose into the hazy grey sky on the first day of school, the seniors had a Senior Sunrise unlike any other due to the Eagle Creek Fire that still raged on in the Gorge.   Timeline   Starting at around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, the Eagle Creek Fi...

Welcome back Tigers

Welcome back Tigers

By James Favot, Liam Futrell, Megan Le, and Kaitlyn Wornath

September 8, 2017


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The band roared and the crowd cheered; the cheerleaders danced and the choir students sang their hearts out. The back-to-school assembly, as per usual, was filled with positive energy to welcome the student body back to Tigard High. The assembly began when the choir sang “The Star-Spangled Bann...

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

By James Favot, Copy Editor

July 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

As Tech Team Coach Steve Fulton navigates through the remote grassy hills in a four-wheel drive truck, a group of students bouncing alongside him, everyone is starting to get weary. The Flying Tigers had launched their test balloon days ago, but the recovery team is still having trouble getting it back....

Saying Goodbye: Fields moves to Seattle

Saying Goodbye: Fields moves to Seattle

By Allegra Wesson, Copy Editor

June 19, 2017


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Amber Fields’ final days as an assistant principal at Tigard may be winding down, but she hopes she has created a better school for all. One of her legacies is that she helped incoming freshmen feel more comfortable coming into Tigard High by devising the house system, where freshmen are put into gro...

Seniors share their thoughts on the ib diploma

By Allegra Wesson, Copy Editor

June 15, 2017


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List of diploma candidates: Arman Alavizadeh     Kate Waggoner           Emma Barbee      Jacob Walter   Emma Blodgett      Cole Swanson    Morgan Bonds     ...