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Forecasting: On paper or online?

Forecasting: On paper or online?

By Olivia Young and Jared Debban, News Editor and Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

  Administration has made the decision to take class descriptions for forecasting all online.     As many students know, each year with forecasting they’re given a booklet detailing available courses, OSAA standards for student athletes, and pathways to complete IB and Honors diplomas. Now...

Tigerettes take state

Tigerettes take state

By Liz Blodgett, Features Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Tigerettes brought their all to every practice, team dinner and competition, and it showed. They took home the gold for the second time in a row. The routine used this year was titled “Paradox.” It was an instrumental piece that had a dark twist that inspired ...

Mindfulness class

Mindfulness class

By Allegra Wesson, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     Tigard High hosted a mindfulness class earlier this year to provide tools for students to cope with trauma as well as anxiety and self-criticism. The class (split into eight after-school sessions every Wednesday from Jan. 23) was led by two certified mindfulness teachers: Judy Clarke, a former...

Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

By Maria Sotelo

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Last Thursday, the auditorium went silent as the room dimmed. At the center of the stage, brightly colored spotlights gave their focus on empty seats. Leadership members wearing neon orange shirts surrounded the auditorium and greeted students as they entered and seated themselves for this year’s hu...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Kelley Brack gives back

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Kelley Brack gives back

By Katelyn Wilhoit, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

 Kelley Brack has been working at Tigard for seven years. She is a Learning Specialist Assistant, a former basketball coach and helps with leadership in her free time.     Kelley works one-on-one with students, which means she goes with a student through almost every class and activity of his...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Gus and Josh keep things clean

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Gus and Josh keep things clean

By Liz Blodgett and Olivia Young, News Editor and Features Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Day 3 of Classified Employee Appreciation Week features two of the more well-known custodians–Gus Jaramillo and Josh Miller.     Gus has been working at Tigard High for 21 years. Each and every one of those days was a new adventure with some new task that needs to be taken care of. The custo...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Donald Ellis, Cindy Harbison, Debbie Harris and Julie James keep students fueled for study

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Donald Ellis, Cindy Harbison, Debbie Harris and Julie James keep students fueled for study

By James Favot, Editor in Chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Students see their faces every day when they grab lunch between classes. They do their work quickly and efficiently, and they always serve food with a smile.     Donald Ellis, who had previously worked at a carpenter’s union in Portland, values the work he does as well as the camaraderie ...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Patti Mason makes a difference

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Patti Mason makes a difference

By Olivia Niemi, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Classified Employee Appreciation Week may be the only week in the year dedicated to thanking the people behind the scenes who keep Tigard High School running smoothly day to day. The publications staff is taking each day of the week to feature one of these people, but the writers know that in reality thank...

AirPods: Tune in or Tune out

AirPods: Tune in or Tune out

By Maddie Cooke, Multimedia Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

AirPods users have become the center of popular discussion across the nation. In the past year, the AirPods “movement” has significantly grown since their initial release in December of 2016, and they have become a popular commodity among high schoolers. Many students at Tigard can easily see this ...

Hi-Spots article on air quality prompts close look at TTAD pools

Hi-Spots article on air quality prompts close look at TTAD pools

By Olivia Young, Features Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

This story brought to light a possible asthma problem at the Tigard pool house