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Radon testing in the district

Radon testing in the district

Danny Lyons, Student writer

May 4, 2016


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Tigard-Tualatin School District gets a five year head start on radon testing. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is known to cause lung cancer. Testing for radon is a new law and it requires the district's plans for testing to be due on Sept. 1. The actual testing date ...

What, me worry?

Amanda Aman and Desirae Lewis

April 22, 2016


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THS is providing a workshop and support system for those struggling with anxiety or depression. Its purpose is to give students and parents a better understanding of emotions and how to cope with them. “We want to give resources to families about how they can talk about anxiety and depression with t...

Representing Tigard High in Washington D.C.

Juliette Tisseur, Student writer

March 29, 2016


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Three of our students have been selected to go to a conference in Washington D.C. where they will meet state senators, house representatives and possibly the president. On March 5-9 junior Zarah Hashmat and seniors Nicole Bintliff and Marie Piatski are flying to D.C. with other students from different...

Tigard voices sing their way to the top

Amanda Aman, Student writer

March 17, 2016


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Each year choir students showcase their voices at the Solo Ensemble Contest. This year the contest was held at West Linn on Feb. 20 and showcased a variety of voices. Sopranos, Altos, Basses, etc sang in front of a judges and few audience members consisting of family and friends. The experience diff...

Art revealed

Art revealed

Kyleen Jones, Student writer

February 5, 2016


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On the evening of March 29 is the opening day of this year's art show. However, the 30th is the first day it will be open to the public, and it will run until the 7th, informed Mrs. Socolofsky. The art show used to be called the Senior art show. But this year the show is specifically for students tha...

Leadership brings publicity wall to life

Leadership brings publicity wall to life

Jacob Jones, Online newspaper editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

While the names on the publicity wall are made known to lots of students, the people behind the publicity wall often go unrecognized. Nicole Bintliff, senior ASB leadership student, is in charge of a small committee whose job it is to select names of students and put them up on the publicity wall, whi...

Spooky haunted houses to attend

Hannah Curry, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


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Halloween is a time to be scared or scare your friends, and what better way to do that than go to a haunted house! Trick-or-treating is fun, but as years go on, high school students just don’t seem interested in dressing up and going door to door to get candy. Many haunted houses are open through Hall...

Meet the new administration

Meet the new administration

Eddie Bednarek and Tor Gullholm

October 2, 2015


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Tigard High School has an almost completely new administration, bringing new points of view and a fresh drive to work this year. There are two new Associate Principals and a Dean of Students. Along with these additions, our former Associate Principal, Mr. Andrew Van Fleet, has taken Mr. Mark Neffend...

A season of change

Zach Otto

October 1, 2015


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Many changes have come to Tigard High School as we get into this new year. “We’re not changing a lot; we’re just improving what we know we do well,” said new Principal, Mr. Andrew Van Fleet. Perhaps the catalyst for some of these changes was the retirement of Mr. Mark Neffendorf and the initi...

New clubs and new members at Club Rush

New clubs and new members at Club Rush

Jacob Jones and Tim Galvan

September 28, 2015


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New clubs held the floor at Club Rush Wednesday, Sept. 23. Baking Club made its debut while Anime Club came out of retirement, and many students were re-joining clubs or joining for the first time. “We have a few new clubs trying to get started,” said Miss McKenzie Coulson, the advisor of Clu...