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Sensible solutions for safe schools

Sensible solutions for safe schools

By James Canfield

May 9, 2018


Filed under News

     Gathered in the Tigard High School library, TTSD students, staff, parents, and elected officials as well as Oregon and Tigard officials discussed their views on gun laws and school safety.      The elected officials and TTSD staff in attendance included Oregon Senator Ginny Burdick, Superi...

TTSD talks school safety

TTSD talks school safety

By Olivia Young

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     As students, we are living in a post-Parkland society.      Knowing how easily a perpetrator could enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and take the lives of 17 teenagers, a national discussion has ensued on how we can make our schools safer.      There are many people in our ...

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

By James Favot, News Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Around 100 students abruptly left their classrooms earlier today to participate in the nationwide “Stand for the Second” walkout. They rallied at the school’s front doors at 10 a.m. this morning, standing together to show their support for the Second Amendment and opposition of gun legislation. ...

Dual credit dilemma

Dual credit dilemma

By Makayla Schmierer and Megan Le

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     Tigard and many other high schools in Oregon offer students the opportunity to take more rigorous classes and receive college credit. There are currently 20 dual credit courses at Tigard including PSU Calculus, OIT Anatomy and Physiology, PCC IB History of the Americas, and CCC Writing 121.  ...

Stand for the Second

Stand for the Second

By James Favot, News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The upcoming walkout this Wednesday will mark the third time students at Tigard High take a stand for political action. This protest, however, has a different approach to the gun control issue. The “Stand for the Second” walkout on May 2 provides students an opportunity to voice their opposition to gu...

A week of celebration

A week of celebration

By Olivia Young

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Every year, the school takes a break from the hustle and bustle of daily routines and recognizes students who have been putting in the extra academic effort and showing academic pride.   Tigard Academic Pride Week celebrates students who have put their best academic foot forward, and recognizes...

Construction: some assembly required

Construction: some assembly required

By James Favot, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

As summer approaches, Tigard High is finally ready for its remodel to begin. Two years ago, the Tigard- Tualatin School District passed a measure allowing for a redesign of every school in the district to meet key safety and technological standards. Some schools like Fowler have already had their...

Students gathered for April 20 sit-in

Students gathered for April 20 sit-in

By Allegra Wesson

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

To keep pushing for gun reform, a group of students walked out of their classrooms to participate in a sit-in held in the school cafeteria on April 20.   The event date marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High school shooting that left 13 students dead.   The students...

Skating through the SBAC

Skating through the SBAC

By Allegra Wesson

April 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The next two days will be a grand experiment in having all juniors complete their Smarter Balanced testing at the same time. Almost every computer available to students on campus will be in use so that the school can complete the required, annual round of standardized tests. Besides a new way of tes...

Youth standing together

Youth standing together

By Allegra Wesson

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

To stand in solidarity with Parkland and be a part of the national movement that the Parkland students have created, over 300 Tigard High School students walked out of their classes to participate in the national school walkout on March 14.   Students first went out of their classes at 9:...