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Portland’s best ice cream shops

Portland’s best ice cream shops

By Avery Smith

August 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

Electronic music in depth

Electronic music in depth

By Allegra Wesson

November 16, 2016

When you think of electronic music, your mind might instantly jump to Skrillex and imagine all electronic music sounding like his or that all electronic music sounds like dubstep, and that’s all there is to it. That’s simply not the truth, as electronic music is a genre full of many different interests sounds, and ma...

Very strict dress code or sexism?

By Carla Gonzalez and Francesca Bazzo

June 14, 2016

At Tigard High School there have been multiple recent examples that make it clear:  our dress code is more restrictive for females than it is for males. The administration would argue that this is not the case, but the student body has a different opinion. Some call it sexist and think females are b...

Beauty trends 2016: Eyebrow edition

By Paulina Luong, Student writer

March 17, 2016

Lately in the U.S., having thicker, fuller eyebrows has been the biggest beauty rave spreading through the country. From eyebrow threading to brow pencils for filling and shaping to brow gels to seal all your hard work, there are a variety of techniques and tools to get the new look. A lot of people do...

Advice and Opinions about 2016 Presidential Election

Advice and Opinions about 2016 Presidential Election

By Amanda Aman and Jaden Guerassio

October 5, 2015

We’ve all been hearing about the 2016 election, including all the candidates. Politicians, voters, and even non-voters are facing conflicts relating to this year’s election. U.S. History Teacher Mr. Matt Kitchen had some advice for new voters. “It’s dependent on the voter. What is important to e...

Celebrate banned books week

By Avonlea Raschdorf, Eva McConnell, Amanda Aman, and Desirae Lewis

October 1, 2015

In schools across the U.S., students are unable to read censored or “banned” books due to content. Banned books week celebrates the freedom to read what we wish.  Here is a list of the top ten most commonly banned books in high schools.  Many students at Tigard High School have probably read at leas...