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We are not the enemy

We are not the enemy

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

The following Op-Ed is part of the national call from the Boston Globe for press across the country to react to the constant barrage of  claims that their work is fake news. The Paw's Meghan Turley is glad to join over 350 publications across the country, both from liberal and conservative publications, to ...

Rocket Fizz bubbles with character

Rocket Fizz bubbles with character

By Avery Smith

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

     When you first enter the Rocket Fizz Soda-pop and Candy Shop. you will be greeted by a statue of a silver protocol droid from “Star Wars” gently ushering you into a sugar-filled utopia of sweets, goofy toys, and unrealistically flavored sodas. Shopping at Rocket Fizz is undoubtedly considered ...

A look at a local diner

A look at a local diner

By Avery Smith

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When you think of extravagant food, you might picture something exotic or far away, like a French bakery or an Italian restaurant. However, if you’re looking for a good eat not far from home, try Davidson’s Casual Dining, located right off of Pacific Highway. Davidson’s mainly serves classic South...

We need gun reform now!

By Meghan Turley and James Favot, Staff Writer and News Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Parkland and several other recent shootings, the issue of gun control has once again been brought into the national spotlight. The more extreme political parties bicker over whether guns should be outright banned or kept the way they are, but there are holes in bo...

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...