The Paw

Time to be with family

Deja Fitzwater and her grandmother play cribbage. Fitzwater has been living with her grandparents since distance learning began.
Deja Fitzwater finds the silver lining of quarantine
June 12, 2020

     The week after the postponing of Unity Day was a blur for me, and I can’t remember doing anything other than some household chores or finishing up some random school assignments that were given...

Final Inspection

Although the courtyard is still a mud pit, the building is coming along around it. The business wing, commons and athletic wing will be ready for students in the fall.
After four years of reporting, James Favot writes one last construction article.
June 4, 2020

     On the first day of our freshman year, my peers and I walked into a building where everything was new and uncertain. The future lay ahead of us, as unknown and mysterious as all the halls and...

The face-off with Trap Club continues

Mitchell Cross enjoys hunting. He was a founding member of the Trap Club.
Two staff writers debate the existence of the controversial Trap Shooting Club
March 3, 2020

Tigard’s Trap Club started last year with just eight students on the roster. The March 2019 issue of the magazine ran a story about the program, explaining how the team worked and how a student could...

Pause the public displays of affection

We see you there behind that silly heart. Keep the PDA to yourselves please and thank you.
PDA. You hate to see it.
February 26, 2020

     Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine. It’s a common occurrence, a student is walking down the hall in a rush to class when suddenly...

Mamba Out

A picture of former LA Lakers' player Kobe Bryant playing against the Washington Wizards on December 3rd, 2014. Bryant's basketball skills were an inspiration to many on and off the court.
Kobe Bryant may be gone, but his legacy lives on.
February 19, 2020

     Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the victims whose lives were tragically lost on Jan. 26 when the helicopter they were aboard crashed into a hillside in...

Why do the Counseling Office doors open the wrong way?

A student is pictured entering the counseling office. The doors must open outward due to safety regulations.
January 30, 2020

     The new wings of the school were built with state-of-the-art, innovative designs. And counseling office doors that swing the wrong way.      While most people are accustomed to the classic...

Tigard students struggle with their sleep schedule

Student taking a nap in between their study sessions. Many students feel the need to catch up on sleep during the day due to late nights of studying.
January 28, 2020

     Teenagers are recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep per night in order to healthily function in the day. However, many students do not reach this requirement due to various reasons. Sleep acts...

Review of Steven King’s novel “On Writing”

The cover of Stephen King's book
Staff Writer Rachel Jacobsen dives deep into Steven King's writing, and how his book "On Writing" can help influence new writers down their creative path.
December 28, 2019

     Say there’s this idea floating around your head: no matter what you do, the little voice of the idea just won’t stop begging to be put onto paper. To satiate that idea and make it go away,...

“Frozen 2” stuns the box office and family’s hearts

Advertising poster for Frozen 2. Features main characters Anna, played by Kristen Bell, and Elsa, played by Idina Menzel.
The hit movie "Frozen" is back with a sequel. Check out the review from Advertising Manager Katelyn Wilhoit before going to watch it this holiday season.
December 24, 2019

     After a long 6 years of waiting, “Frozen 2”, co-directed by Chris Buck with screenwriter Jennifer Lee, has finally come to theaters across the world. The movie follows Anna, her magical sister...

From Lofi to Drake- Music tastes around Tigard are widespread

Two popular songs, as said by two Tigard students. Some favorite music genres are rap, pop, and so forth.
What are the students of Tigard listening throughout the school day? Noah Vu takes a look.
December 16, 2019

     Music plays a big role in many people’s lives; it has the power to influence someone’s mood, create communities, and form friendships. I decided to go interview some of my peers to get an understanding...

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