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Croft says “adios amigos” to Tigard

James Favot, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under News, Staff

 After teaching here for 37 years, Spanish teacher leaves her mark A teacher, a traveler, a musician, and an inspiring achiever — it seems like Spanish professor Nathalie Croft has done it all. She has left a positive image on educators and learners alike during her years at Ti...

Students bring senior citizen prom full circle

Students bring senior citizen prom full circle

Megan Le and James Favot

February 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

More photos from the senior citizen prom can be found under the "Event Photos" tab The Senior Citizen Prom is an annual tradition that has been held at Tigard High School for over a decade. It serves as an event for senior citizens and students alike to interact and have fun together. The prom was ...

Senator Merkley’s town hall draws a crowd

Senator Merkley’s town hall draws a crowd

Tor Gullholm

January 28, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

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Dibinga motivates student body

Dibinga motivates student body

Jamie Favot, Staff Writer

January 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The student body assembled in the gym to meet a motivating, optimistic, humorous and inspirational personality -- Omékongo Dibinga, PhD: rapper, musician, and motivational speaker. Dibinga had met with leadership students before and gone to many other schools and events as well, even speaking at the...

Annual assembly honors veterans

Annual assembly honors veterans

Ryan Dexheimer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Friday, Nov. 4, Tigard High School maintained its over 20 year tradition of recognizing the veterans that live in our community. The assembly took place a week before Veterans Day, but both the students and veterans were there to keep the tradition. During the assembly about 75 veterans, including fo...

Sit in for unity draws students and staff

Sit in for unity draws students and staff

Tor Gullholm

November 10, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Between second lunch and fourth block, students gathered in the commons for a sit in protest. The purpose of the sit in was to make one thing clear: Tigard High School is a place of acceptance and love, and is a school for all students. Principal, Andy Van Fleet gave a short speech at the start of th...

Heard in the halls: students’ reactions to the outcome of the presidential election

Heard in the halls: students’ reactions to the outcome of the presidential election

Collective Effort of "The Paw" Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the most part our students may not be able to cast a vote yet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice. They definitely had some opinions about the outcome of yesterday’s election. Here is sampling of what they had to say during 2nd lunch today. “The American population is challenged and do...

Moore brings engineering electives to junior hall

Moore brings engineering electives to junior hall

Evan Riley

October 16, 2016


Filed under News

Based on student input, new STEM elective classes were introduced this year. Two of these new classes are taught by Kristina Moore who is new to the district this year. Moore has a degree in electrical engineering working for both the Navy and the Oracle Corporation prior to becoming a teacher. She ...

A look at this election’s third-party options

Caleigh Smith

October 8, 2016


Filed under News

With all of the news and controversy surrounding the two main parties of this presidential race, many people seem to miss the details of the other third party candidates on the ballot. Based on various polls, interviews, and more, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are by far the most disliked president...

Band plays on through the storm

Band plays on through the storm

Eddie Bednarek

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, Video

The THS marching band started their season very strong with an extremely successful competition at the Pacific Coast Invitational at Sprague High School on Oct. 1. Marching band competitions are divided into two portions. In preliminary competition, bands are divided into three classes based on the...