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Ada Yake plays in the Oct. 8 game against the Oregon City Pioneers. Yake has been playing football since she was 10.

Yake tackles gender norms

By Mia Dodson, staff writer January 13, 2022

     The whistle blew and the crowd was screaming as number 56 made her way onto the football field, ready to block, tackle, and pave the way for future female football players.       Junior...

Know your why. On Dec. 1, when many students left class to protest, some made a decision to stay put.

Know your why

By Meileen Arroyo, staff writer January 11, 2022

     On Dec. 1 at exactly 11:05 a.m., students headed to the commons to protest against white privilege after a video of a fellow Tigard high student perpetrating hate speech arose on social media.      The...

On Friday Jan. 7 the 3rd period yearbook class has many empty seats. Half of the students in the class were absent. The news the first week back to school after winter break was dominated by the absences of staff and students created by the omicron variant.

Bueller? … Bueller? … Omicron variant causes hundreds of absences

By Abbi Elliott, Editor in Chief January 7, 2022

     Classrooms of Tigard High seemed emptier than usual on Tuesday Jan. 4 due to a high absence rate, including 19 staff members.      The Omicron variant has quickly made its way onto school...

On Friday Jan. 7 the 3rd period yearbook class has many empty seats. Half of the students in the class were absent. The news the first week back to school after winter break was dominated by the absences of staff and students created by the omicron variant.

Will omicron put us back online?

By Jesse Lucas, staff writer January 7, 2022

Back to school      It would be a lie to say that the transition back to in-person school amidst a pandemic has been smooth. It hasn't been smooth at all. But the student body has managed. However...

A student pulls out her laptop to take notes in class. Technology has changed the way students learn.

Pencil or keyboard?

By Jesse Lucas, staff writer January 7, 2022

     During class my teacher told us now would be a good time to take notes. I instinctively reached for a pen and paper and was greeted with the sight of everyone in my class reaching for their chromebooks...

On Monday Sept. 27. bus route 42 arrives 20 minutes late to school.. The new district schedule allowed high school students to sleep in and for buses to pick them up later. Staffing shortages in transportation led to late bus arrivals.

The wheels on the buses go round

By Shayla Nguyen, staff writer January 7, 2022

The recent district-wide schedule change makes it so high schools start at 8:55 a.m. Middle schools start at 8:30, and elementary schools start at 8.       The district office had heard various...

Students weigh in on Starbucks holiday flavors. In the video, Junior Megan Cavanagh and freshman Addison Flint tried out four different drinks.

Thumbs up, thumbs down for holiday flavors

By Megan Cavanagh, staff writer December 15, 2021

     It is the time of year when the air is getting colder and there is talk of snow in the air. Getting ready for the warm cheerful feelings that this season brings. In response, coffeeshops are...

After a racist social media post surfaced over the long weekend, students organize a walkout. Protest organizer sophomore Anahi Sanchez Harmon spoke during the Dec. 1 event. Many students shared personal stories of their experiences with racism.

Students protest the district’s handling of an incident of hate speech

By Abbi Elliott and Molly Fast December 1, 2021

     Following a social media incident that came to light over Thanksgiving break regarding racist slurs shared by a member of the Tigard community, students gathered in protest of white privilege...

During the extended block when students shared experiences with hate speech, they could be anonymous or identifiable. Some students felt comfortable being identified. Others had an ally read about their experiences. While still others were comfortable being silhouetted.

This is no place for hate

By Addison Flint, staff writer November 29, 2021

     On Oct. 25 administrators added extended blocks for the short week of school. During this extension, students were shown a video. It included students sharing the hate speech they endured here...

Sophomores Natalie Church, Kiki Allen, Sienna Johnson, Flannery Mendenhall, Chira Ahmed, Caroline Johnson, Madelyn Feeney, Madeleine Joule sit together at one lunch table on Nov. 18. after the four per table restriction was lifted. In the before shot signs taped to the tables instructed students to spread out.

The talk around the table

By Aréana Mann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

     Returning to school amidst a global pandemic has changed much of school as students previously remember, including lunch.       Initially, students were required to sit four to a table...

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