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District passes education levy

District passes education levy

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Measure 34-285 passed with a 74 percent approval rate in the Oregon midterm elections on Nov. 6. The measure renewed an existing education levy which provides $50 million in supplemental funding to Tigard-Tualatin schools for staff resources.      This levy serves to fill “[...] what would have been a...

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 15, 2018


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     Every year, THS’s Theater puts on a fall production to entertain their community and display the talent and skill of the people in their department. This year they are doing the Miracle Worker, a play that highlights the struggles and triumphs of Helen Keller in her childhood and her careta...

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

By Maddie Cooke

November 15, 2018


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     With heads in the game and hearts in the sport, seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed on Nov. 14 to play their sports at a collegiate level.      Gray, who has played basketball since she was four, signed to play for UC Davis as a point guard.       “I think the time I ...

Introducing Tigard’s anonymous journal

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 14, 2018


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     Students passing quickly through the halls see colorful posters, the faces of their peers, and teachers standing in their doorways.      With this brief interaction, it’s hard to imagine the lives and hidden struggles of those going through this routine. Everyone has different experience...

Jorja Smith on tour for her latest album, Lost & Found, to appear at Roseland Theater in Portland

Jorja Smith on tour for her latest album, Lost & Found, to appear at Roseland Theater in Portland

By Maddie Cooke, Multimedia Editor

November 14, 2018


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As one of the most underrated artists thriving in the hip-hop and R&B genre, Jorja Smith has been touring across the United States with her debut album, Lost & Found. At only 21 years, this extremely accomplished artist left her previous job as a barista to pursue her passion in music and sin...

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

By Liz Blodgett, Features Editor

November 9, 2018


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Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ycQaifS4LeXfJn4kKP8GyTbzENOR5vmU      On Nov. 9 veterans from around the Portland metropolitan area came to school for a breakfast and an assembly to honor them for all they did for the country.     As everyone walked into the assembly, the band played upbeat tunes to get everyone excited. After everyone gathered in the gym, teacher Tim Hummel stepped...

Black and Greene T

Black and Greene T

By Charlotte Wendt and Jesse Jones, Staff Writers

November 9, 2018


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Every Tigard student recognizes the Power T, but most don’t know who made it or how it came to be the school’s logo. So where did the Power T come from? Who designed the logo that would become a well-known symbol of Tigard High? “Ralph Greene and I,” answered Ken Black, one of the co-c...

Watch Courtney run!

Watch Courtney run!

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

November 6, 2018


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      Courtney Neron, a former foreign language teacher at Tigard High, is running to be a representative of House District 26, which encompasses Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and some parts of Bull Mountain.      Neron taught for nine years and resigned at the end of last year to pursue h...

Mr. Abell

Mr. Abell

October 19, 2018


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Jesse Abell might get sad when he looks at his bank account, but he still loves what he does. Q: What is your favorite sport to play/coach? A: “My favorite sport to play is volleyball. And people always ask me do you like coaching volleyball or basketball better, they’re so different I cant...

Happily ever after, all week long

Happily ever after, all week long

By staff

October 11, 2018


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Homecoming isn’t just a single day or event. It’s an entire week of activities.   Spirit Dress Days     During homecoming week, students dressed up for a different theme each day. On Monday, people dressed in green or included memes into their outfits. Tuesday was both superhero day...