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Junior Alyssa Thoren dances her way down Durham Road. On Oct. 8 some homecoming events continued as usual like the parade and football game. Powderpuff and the dance were postponed.

Homecoming? Mostly …

By Madi Vogel and Sophia Simonetti October 14, 2021

   With things (mostly) back to normal, students were expecting one of more well known events of the year to happen—the homecoming dance. When the news that the dance would be canceled hit on...

A band member shows support for the LGBTQ+ community during the halftime show at the game against Newberg on Sept. 24. The school supported equity groups during club rush on Oct. 13.

Club Rush: Find a place Where you fit in

By Katarina Ilic, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

As students settle into the new school year, one question has arisen: Where are the affinity groups?      One thing Tigard has always promoted is the importance of student safety, making sure students...

Students make their way back to class after lunch. Passing periods between classes have been shortened from 10 minutes to 5. Students and staff have feelings about this change.

The 5 minute race

By Mia Dodson and Aréana Mann, Staff Writers October 4, 2021

 It’s the beginning of the school year and many students and staff at Tigard are already expressing concerns with the new schedule—specifically the new five-minute passing periods.       As...

Fall brings seasonal flavors to local coffee shops

By Megan Cavanagh, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

     The fall season is coming up fast, and so are the seasonal flavors. From Starbucks to the local coffee shop Primo Espresso, on Hall Blvd. next to Plaid Pantry, coffee shops around the city are...

McKenzie Coulsons style of teaching put students in front, leading the way while she supports them. She realized she wanted to be a teacher in college and never looked back.

Putting students in front

By Jesse Lucas, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Q: Why do you feel teaching socjus is important? A: I think probably the largest reason is for the student voice. I think a lot of students feel very passionate about many topics, and while they might...

Monday Sept. 27. bus route 42 arrives 20 minutes late to school. A flash alert was sent to the TTSD community earlier that morning.

New school year is off to a late start

By Meileen Arroyo, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

Monday Sept. 27, a flash alert was sent to the TTSD community about the late buses. They rolled in for about 20 minutes after the bell. Route #42 arrived last. Although this was the first flash alert,...

Free menstrual products are available in bathrooms throughout the school. The Period Clubs at the two district high schools brought the need to the school boards attention, and a resolution was passed in January, four months before the Oregon legislature passed a similar law.

New in the School: Free Menstrual Products

By Addison Flint and Molly Fast, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

 When students walked into the bathrooms on the first day of school, they saw something new—dispensers that provided free menstrual products.      On Jan. 25 school board members unanimously...

Freshman Luke Schwab and junior Cate Dover are no match for science teacher Geoffrey Jarman during the pie eating contest. The Welcome Back assembly on Sept. 17 included a performance by the dance team and some cheering by the cheer team in addition to pie eating.

Fresh air, fresh spirit

By Elle Ervin, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

The first assembly all together since the COVID-19 shutdown was on Friday, Sept. 17. Students and staff gathered in the football stadium to build excitement for the upcoming year.       Masks...

Rihanna always rises to the occasion with her costumes at the Met Gala. This year she wore a black overcoat and black beanie, but this 2017 file photo showed that she has stunned before.

Celebrities impress in high fashion costumes at Met Gala

By Moth Newman, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Met Gala is an exciting event for anyone who likes to keep up with fashion or celebrities.      Usually, the gala would have been hosted on the first Monday of May, but this year it was delayed...

Vice Principal Tyler Davila shows students how to find their first period classroom during the freshman (and sophomore) orientation. Many students had not ever been in the building.

Freshmen and Sophomores fill the halls

By Abbi Elliott, Editor in Chief September 10, 2021

After 544 days since students experienced a “normal” day of school, freshmen and sophomores made their way through the high school doors for orientation on Sept. 8.      On Track Coordinator...

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