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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...

New year, new schedules

New year, new schedules

By Allegra Wesson, Feature Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The new schedule this year is a major improvement from last year’s schedule for a variety of reasons. With the new schedule, classes last all year but are held every other day. Some students are struggling with this organization, but I think it will be a positive change for all when they can adapt to it. ...

Tigard’s Tacopportunity

By Carson St Denis and Avery Betz, Staff Writers

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Carson St Denis Although the bi-monthly Taco Tuesday at the Southwest Church of Christ offers free food and drinks for students after school, this event goes unnoticed by many at Tigard High.   If you ever pass by the Southwest Church of Christ on the corner of 98th and Durham, you might see a sign f...

Portland’s best ice cream shops

Portland’s best ice cream shops

By Avery Smith

August 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When it comes to  Portland weather, you know there are really only two main seasons of the year, wet and dry. During the long hot days of the summer, people need a way to stay cool under the beating sun, with temperatures soaring past the 70’s. Many might go to the big corporations for ice cr...

Vacation spots this summer

By Hallie O'Connor, Staff Writer

June 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sunriver   Sunriver is located in Deschutes County, Oregon about 3 and a half hours south of Tigard. In the summer Sunriver’s weather tends to be warm and dry allowing there to be many activities to try.   Sunriver is great for it’s, “Really cute community and the tr...

Cheap summer fun

By Mallory Harbison, Staff Writer

June 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Once summer begins, you have a lot more free time, so here are some ways to have fun without breaking your budget. During the day you could visit: The Portland International Rose Test Garden, located at 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, Ore. It’s a gorgeous center for exploration and fun! Go and look...

Community affected by offensive Snapchat posts

Community affected by offensive Snapchat posts

By James Favot and Tim Galvan

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Without a doubt, Snapchat is one of the most popular and widely used forms of social media at Tigard High. Everyone is capable of saying anything they want to online, sharing their stories, thoughts, and messages to the world instantly. Yet even if Snapchat stories disappear over time, there are obvious bo...

SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard

SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard

By staff editorial

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Since we printed “SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard” May Hi-Spots, we have updated our statistics for opt out rates of Smarter Balanced Testing. 13 people have turned in opt out forms since we ran the story. As of May 23, 55 of 144 IB students opted out of the test, that is about 3...