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In Solidarity with Parkland

In Solidarity with Parkland

By James Canfield, Photo Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students at schools across the nation are organizing walkouts on March 14th, the one-month anniversary of the shooting that took place there. Many of the students at Tigard have expressed that they won’t be participating i...

A ritual of obedience

A ritual of obedience

By Bonifacio Yuzon, Guest Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Top Stories

The Pledge of Allegiance has been an integral part of American society for over a century, so when the tradition of reciting it is brought back into our regular routine, controversy is bound to ignite. Many present the opinion that those who receive a free education courtesy of their government should expr...

Let’s start the conversation

Let’s start the conversation

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sexual assault is all around us.   In the age of #MeToo, it’s one of the most frequently covered topics in the news; new allegations and investigations crop up on what seems to be a daily basis. There have been multiple recent news stories about sexual abuse by educators in school district...

Poster causes tension in the halls

Poster causes tension in the halls

By Allegra Wesson

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Posters that are put up around the school, whether students pay attention to them or not, have an effect on their psychology. A variety of posters are frequently hung up around the school: some are inspirational, and some are informative of upcoming events. Each evokes a different reaction or emotion...

Star Wars backlash

Star Wars backlash

By Avery Smith, Reviewer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

This article will contain spoilers so read at your own risk.   Lucasfilm released their second movie in the new trilogy and ninth total. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was a monumental success at the box office raking in 1.04 billion. Rotten tomatoes’ rating currently stands a 90 percent, ...

The Pledge begins with “I” and ends in “all”

The Pledge begins with “I” and ends in “all”

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Before winter break, we published a story that covered the new school policy on offering up the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and this week the policy took effect.   In this politically divisive time, the decision to start saying the pledge may seem controversial, but it was...

New year, new schedules

New year, new schedules

By Allegra Wesson, Feature Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The new schedule this year is a major improvement from last year’s schedule for a variety of reasons. With the new schedule, classes last all year but are held every other day. Some students are struggling with this organization, but I think it will be a positive change for all when they can adapt to it. ...

Tigard’s Tacopportunity

By Carson St Denis and Avery Betz, Staff Writers

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Carson St Denis Although the bi-monthly Taco Tuesday at the Southwest Church of Christ offers free food and drinks for students after school, this event goes unnoticed by many at Tigard High.   If you ever pass by the Southwest Church of Christ on the corner of 98th and Durham, you might see a sign f...

Portland’s best ice cream shops

Portland’s best ice cream shops

By Avery Smith

August 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When it comes to  Portland weather, you know there are really only two main seasons of the year, wet and dry. During the long hot days of the summer, people need a way to stay cool under the beating sun, with temperatures soaring past the 70’s. Many might go to the big corporations for ice cr...