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Let’s Stop Hate Speech

Let’s Stop Hate Speech

By Maddie Cooke and Jalane Hailu

May 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Derogatory language commonly heard and spoken in the halls and bathrooms of Tigard High. From racial slurs to ableist commentaries, hateful language is casually spoken every day by Tigard students and is overheard by peers as they pass by on their way to class. That doesn’t mean it’s okay.

6 options better than an 8 period day

6 options better than an 8 period day

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In anticipation of Tuesday's 8 block day, The Paw staff came up with 6 alternative and more student-friendly options.

Living the American Dream in Hiding

Living the American Dream in Hiding

By Meghan Turley and Maddie Cooke

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For hundreds of students across the country, their immigration status creates daily struggles that are different from those a citizen student would experience. We asked one about their experiences.

Pineapple pizza, a disgrace to humanity

Pineapple pizza, a disgrace to humanity

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Pineapple on pizza is perhaps one of the greatest controversies to rock the United States and even the world. Originating from a small restaurant in Canada, pineapple pizza has been actively destroying families and friendships since 1962. While a small minority enjoy this interesting combination of flavors, many despise it.

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

By James Favot, Bonifacio Yuzon, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Opinion

Crowds flocked last December to check out Din Tai Fung’s new location at Washington Square Mall. Though the chain restaurant is popular across the Pacific (operating from Taiwan to California), the recently opened location is their first in Oregon.

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...