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Carrie Stock smiles in her new classroom which overlooks the library.

Carrie Stock starts her story at Tigard High

By Olivia Breen, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

     As you walk into her classroom overlooking the library, located just off of the upper rotunda, it almost feels as if you’re entering a new world. The twinkle lights and the vines along the...

Tigard City Council and members of Moms Demand Action celebrate the proclamation.

Tigard proclaims June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

     On May 23, the Tigard City Council chambers were filled with people wearing brightly colored orange shirts, hoping to see the Tigard City Council proclaim June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day,...

Shawna Hugill holds up a sign in the hallway that reads, What are 3 things you love? Can I help?

Spreading messages of kindness

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

     Teacher Shawna Hugill’s goal at the beginning of the school year was to spread a movement of kindness and care all across the school. Hugill took a simple approach by creating a whiteboard...

Two students of opposite genders fight over a volleyball.

Puff vs. Tuff: The sexist tradition of sports at Tigard

By Katarina Ilić, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

     “Powderpuff” vs. “Powdertuff”. Soft vs. Strong. Weak vs. Powerful. All of these words relate to each other. Each phrase is rewarding to one party but degrading to another.       Every...

Courtesy of the ACLU  of Oregon, members drop off pink slips that show their discontent with the Senate walkouts.

Senators walkout over reproductive healthcare

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

     In 2022, the Oregon Legislature passed a special measure to allow the general public to vote on Measure 113 This measure would ban legislators from rerunning for a consecutive term if they acrew...

The 2021 Womens March protesting to codify reproductive healthcare and gender affirming care.

A fight for equal rights

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

     During the 2023 legislative session, states across the country have worked on passing legislation limiting access to reproductive healthcare, blocking access to gender-affirming care, and restricting...

A student at Tigard High reads Song of Solomon, a book banned in many schools across the country.

Canby’s Book Ban

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

     On the night of April 10, Canby’s school board met to discuss the removal and review of 36 books, which were marked for 'explicit content’. In a series of bureaucratic meetings, discussions...

During the 2023 TTSD School Board Debate, the five board candidates begin with opening remarks and introductions.

2023 School Board Election Candidates

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer May 13, 2023

     Tigard-Tualatin School Board has three open seats and the spring election has quickly become competitive due to the upcoming challenges. The district is currently struggling with a revenue deficit,...

Amidst the declared reduction in force, TTSD recognizes school principals support to staff through a tweet.

District declares reduction in force

By Laura Taylor, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

     On Monday, April 3, 2023, the Tigard-Tualatin School District held a work session board meeting to discuss budget reductions for the 2023-2025 biennium. Most of the discussion centered on right-sizing,...

A student-led effort against sexual harassment

A student-led effort against sexual harassment

By Aishiki Nag, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

     One of the most prominent legal protections introduced was entirely a youth-led effort working to confront sexual violence, and youth interpersonal violence; Senator Wlnsvey Campos (D- 18)...

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