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TTSD vote allows SBHC to provide birth control options

TTSD vote allows SBHC to provide birth control options

By Meghan Turley

March 1, 2018


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On Monday, Feb. 26, the TTSD school board voted unanimously to allow the School Based Health Centers to begin offering contraceptives and other birth control methods.   The plan includes offering condoms and the pill to students, along with education on contraceptives, safe sex and consent...

Monday is going to be a purple kind of day

Monday is going to be a purple kind of day

By Liz Blodgett

February 28, 2018


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On March 5, former NBA player Chris Herren will be coming to Tigard High to tell his story of drug abuse and recovery. The school will be on a special afternoon assembly schedule to hear Herren’s powerful message.   THP Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit fo...

Robotics teams roll to state

Robotics teams roll to state

By James Favot, News Editor

February 23, 2018


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The tech team is active and hard at work as usual this year. Two of Tigard High’s four robotics teams, the Pac-Bots and Twisted Metal, are advancing to the Oregon State Championship at Liberty High School this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jury Riggers are collecting school supplies for elementary schoo...

ACT ushers in standardized testing season

ACT ushers in standardized testing season

By Allegra Wesson, Features Editor

February 23, 2018


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THE DECISION The standardized testing season arrives with the ACT offered free at school on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The next SAT date is on March 10 with two nearby testing sites at Beaverton High School and Lake Oswego High School.   By now most juniors are starting to study, but some may sti...

BSU hosts cookout and “Hidden Figures” screening

BSU hosts cookout and “Hidden Figures” screening

By Allegra Wesson

February 22, 2018


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February is Black History Month and is meant to celebrate the achievements, history, and stories of African Americans.   Junior Aarie Good is the president of The Black Student Union, and she wanted students to realize depth of black history.  Instead of solely focusing on slavery, she w...

In Tigard, you’re never too old for prom

In Tigard, you’re never too old for prom

By Makayla Schmierer

February 16, 2018


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Senior citizens all around the Tigard Community joined current students in the cafeteria on Feb. 11 for the annual Senior Citizens’ Prom.   The Jazz Band played classic songs and 50’s decorations brought the area to life. Senior Citizen Prom is put on every year by Leadership and is an event that b...

The Contraceptive Perspective

The Contraceptive Perspective

By Meghan Turley

February 14, 2018


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Tigard High School has recently opened a conversation regarding access to contraceptives to students. The proposal states that it would allow the school based health centers to prescribe contraceptives to students, both at Tigard High School and Tualatin High School. The proposal was introduced by the ...

Clearing the air

Clearing the air

By Megan Le, Makayla Schmierer, Meghan Turley, James Canfield, Tim Galvan, Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


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Students vaping in class? Adults mistaking Juuls for flash drives? A graveyard of Juul pods growing in the parking lot? True or false, the rumors highlight a growing trend that can’t be ignored. In the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 20.2 percent of surveyed high school students reported the...

Human Rights Month is in full swing

Human Rights Month is in full swing

By Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

January 22, 2018


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The student body walked into school on Jan. 2 after winter break to various posters and events going on to showcase unity throughout Tigard High School. HR month is put on by Leadership during the beginning of every new year and is all about creating awareness about certain topics affecting our community ...