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Dibinga motivates student body

Dibinga motivates student body

By 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

By Ryan Dexheimer

November 11, 2016


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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

By Tor Gullholm

November 10, 2016


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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

By Collective Effort of "The Paw" Staff

November 9, 2016


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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

By Evan Riley

October 16, 2016


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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

By 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

By 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...

Back to School Assembly welcomes new and returning Tigers

Back to School Assembly welcomes new and returning Tigers

By Emma Aldrich

September 25, 2016


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  Leadership welcomed back the student body with an exciting and interactive “Back to School” Assembly on Sept. 9. The assembly was full of performances and a sneak peek at Tigard's leadership team. ASB Assemblies leader, Megan Priaulx and her committee organized the assembly to bring the st...

MEChA bonds with other area chapters

MEChA bonds with other area chapters

By Carla Gonzalez

May 24, 2016


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MEChA is a Chicano student movement on a mission to spread cultural awareness; however, the club welcomes anyone and everyone working towards that same goal. On April 31 the MEChA club headed to their annual statewide conference at Gresham High School. At this conference all the MEChA chapters of the...

Cara Filler touches THS with her story

By Francesca Bazzo

May 23, 2016


Filed under News

On May 20 Tigard High School hosted an assembly to educate students to prevent car accidents. Prom 2016 is right around the corner, and it’s one of the most important events of the whole year. Graduation is also extremely close, and with it grad parties are too. Those are really fun events, but...