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Caffeine: Is it really worth it?

Caffeine: Is it really worth it?

By Stephanie Caputo, Staff Writer

March 10, 2013

High school students balance homework, part time jobs, and a social life that keep them bustling around into the late hours of the night. It has become inevitable that these hectic, not to mention unhealthy, schedules become second nature. After about 6 hours of sleep you’re up once again clinging to you...

Why Valentines Day?

Why Valentines Day?

By Reilly King, Writer/Designer

February 14, 2013

As the lovey dovey time of year comes and goes, a common thought comes along. Although the chocolates and love notes are greatly appreciated by us girls, and the extra PDA is appreciated by the guys, most of us stop to wonder, why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? According to, there...

New outfit ideas for this week

By Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

With the return of Oregon's chilling air and endless rain, the tendency to reach for your favorite pair of Victoria’s Secret yoga pants or Nike sweatshirt in the morning becomes inevitable. But why not step out of your comfort zone and try out some of this winters fashion trends. Thankfully, this seasons...

Les Miserables: a hit with audiences, a miss with critics

By Kenneth Lamborn, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013

Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” is one of the most famous novels of all time. This humanist tragedy has been remade time and time again - on stage, in film, and even rewritten - and the latest remake is a movie directed by Tom Hooper. The cast is full of noteworthy names like Amanda Seyfried, Anne Ha...

Holiday must-see movies: A slightly sarcastic movie round-up

Holiday must-see movies: A slightly sarcastic movie round-up

By Kenny Lamborn, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

Every year, like clockwork, Hollywood churns out big movies for the holiday season. Families are coming together, and what’s a better way to start winter break than sitting in front of a screen for hours with the people you love? This year is no exception, as a myriad of blockbuster movies are currently...

We like “As You Like It”

By Stephanie Caputo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2012

The THS Theater Department is starting the year off with a brilliant show. "As You Like It" is a romantic comedy directed by Jane Fellows, known for substituting theater teacher Todd Hermanson's classes in the past. She has really worked with the students on character building and it absolutely showed. ...

Thank you, Winco shopper!

October 24, 2012

By Nancy Lofgren Mayer THS l publications adviser   When I stopped at Winco at 6:30 a.m. on my way to work at Tigard High School, I kept saying to myself, “Don’t be embarrassed. Don’t be embarassed. Don’t be embarrassed.” I carried in my cart a gigantic plastic bottle full...

UP Coming Artist

By Raffa Rameriez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

The Pacific Northwest enjoys a diverse amount of musical artists. Who are the next music prodigies coming out the Northwest? Targeting three, we explore that question. First being the local artist or the singer, next the street poet or as they call him the “St. Johns scholar”, and last, the dreamer...

High Fashion vs. Low Fashion?

By Sophie Peterson, Design Editor

October 15, 2012

When I flip through the beautiful, glossy pages of Vogue Magazine like 10 million other girls in America, I can’t help but notice the difference between myself, my peers, and the models gracing the pages. With their size negative three waists, pink eyebrows, snakeskin hats, floral lipstick, and black bl...

Ever wear the same thing as someone else?

By Hannah Armstead, Staff Writer

October 1, 2012

Ever woke up super excited about what you are wearing to school that day? Had it all picked out, all confident, walk into school, look down at your shirt and another person's, and then it dawns on you.  You are wearing the same shirt as someone else! What goes through your mind? All that excitement...