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Unfair, but not unexpected

Unfair, but not unexpected

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The admissions process was designed for the benefit of wealthy and upper middle class families. Things that are considered in the “holistic” admissions process– extracurriculars, SAT scores, awards, and honors–already put students who can afford it at an advantage.

AirPods: Tune in or Tune out

AirPods: Tune in or Tune out

By Maddie Cooke, Multimedia Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

AirPods users have become the center of popular discussion across the nation. In the past year, the AirPods “movement” has significantly grown since their initial release in December of 2016, and they have become a popular commodity among high schoolers. Many students at Tigard can easily see this ...

Swim center air quality needs to be addressed

Swim center air quality needs to be addressed

By Olivia Young, Noah Vu and Abbi Elliott

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Note: This story first appeared in the January issue of Hi-Spots.

Turning anger into action

Turning anger into action

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

     I remember where I was when I found out about what had happened at MSD. I was in my 3rd block publications class, and I remember not thinking much of it at first. As a nation, we have seemingly become so desensitized to these acts of mass casualty, that I didn’t blink an eye initially. But in ...

Parkland: one year later

Parkland: one year later

By Maddie Cooke, Meghan Turley, Multimedia Editor, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

     On Feb. 14th, 2018, a 19 year old took an assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He entered the freshman building and killed 17 students and staff members, injuring many more. In the days that followed, a group of Douglas students started the #NeverAgain movemen...

The Diversi-TEA

The Diversi-TEA

By Maddie Cooke and Jalane Hailu

February 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Mixed cultures, beliefs and identities permeate Tigard High, primarily creating a small and safe bubble of inclusivity for many students. While the student body may have a diverse look, the predominately white staff does not. It is important for administration to push for progress on this issue. After...

OHSET isn’t horsing around

OHSET isn’t horsing around

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

     OHSET's first meet of 2019 starts Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.       What is OHSET? This is a question I am asked often. I usually give a quick response—I clarify that it is more than a club; it is a sport in which horseback riders from various high schools...

Goodbye 2018

Goodbye 2018

December 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As the publications staff reflects on 2018 this New Year’s Eve, we have come up with a list of events, both local and global, that have shaped our community and a list of the students who, in their own small ways, have made our hallways a better place.   Events   Liz: March f...

What to do over winter break?

What to do over winter break?

By Allegra Wesson and Jessica Krueger

December 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

     Students have a variety of ideas for how they plan to spend their winter break. Some will travel to different states or countries, while others will be having a more relaxed break at home. Still others have different plans in mind.        Many will have homework to begrudgingly work on over the...

Terms and censorship

Terms and censorship

By Bonifacio Yuzon, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

      Although the First Amendment guarantees free speech to all citizens, this is not the case when it comes to social media.     Almost all social media networks nowadays require that users agree to their terms and conditions regarding proper usage. These policies condemn impersonation, spam,...