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What is Latinx? Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative for Latino or Latina. The term Latinx was first seen in the U.S about a decade ago when the gender-neutrality movement was in the early stages of global influence and change.

What is “Latinx”?

By Meileen Arroyo, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

     Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Chicano, Chicana, Latine. There have been countless terms used to describe the nation's population whose heritage stems from Latin-American countries that have gone in...

Two students of opposite genders fight over a volleyball.

Puff vs. Tuff: The sexist tradition of sports at Tigard

By Katarina Ilić, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

     “Powderpuff” vs. “Powdertuff”. Soft vs. Strong. Weak vs. Powerful. All of these words relate to each other. Each phrase is rewarding to one party but degrading to another.       Every...

A student at Tigard High reads Song of Solomon, a book banned in many schools across the country.

Canby’s Book Ban

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

     On the night of April 10, Canby’s school board met to discuss the removal and review of 36 books, which were marked for 'explicit content’. In a series of bureaucratic meetings, discussions...

A student-led effort against sexual harassment

A student-led effort against sexual harassment

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

     One of the most prominent legal protections introduced was entirely a youth-led effort working to confront sexual violence, and youth interpersonal violence; Senator Wlnsvey Campos (D- 18)...

Rep. Bowman and Rep. Ngyuen introduce HB 3206.  They give testimony as to why its important to lower the voting age to 16 for school board elections at the first legislative hearing in front of the House Committee on Rules.

Students need a say in school board elections

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

     When reviewing footage for the TTSD Interim Committee to fill a vacant board position, all interviewees were asked one question: who does the school board ultimately serve? Nearly all of the...

Know about your right to privacy as a student.

A student’s guide to privacy

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Due to the rise of mass shootings in America, many school districts have made the decision to implement the use of School Resource Officers (SROs). Due to the police presence on school grounds, SROs have...

Know about your rights when it comes to drug testing in schools.

Can schools require drug testing?

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

     With prom quickly approaching, a particular policy was implemented for the 2022 Homecoming Dance: one that involved randomly drug testing students to see if they were under the influence of drugs.       According...

Opinion: THS fails to address students and communitys concerns

Opinion: THS fails to address students’ and community’s concerns

By Laura Taylor, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

On the morning of Tigard High’s senior football night, someone hung a powerful statement outside the football field: a poster that read “This team has rapists.” Spanning across a portion of the fence,...

A backpack and water bottles sit outside the fences surrounding the football field.

No Bags Allowed… Or At Least Some of Them

By Katarina Ilić, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Since the September 1st game, TTSD has been communicating the football game policy for spectators: Students and spectators are not allowed to bring in large bags, as well as water bottles. And ever since...

BeReal pushes users to be authentic on social media. The app has become popular among teenagers.

New social media app encourages people to “be real”

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer May 24, 2022

     BeReal is an app with a simple concept: get a notification, take a photo of what you are doing at that moment. No filters, no editing, just your authentic self. While that may seem boring to...

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