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A club for everyone

Grace Curry and Kaitlyn Wornath, Staff Writers

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Club members handed out free stuff from S.T.U.D.D. headbands to candy to bracelets, while a person ran around in a pizza costume.  All in all, Club Rush went smoothly once again. The effort seemed to have paid off for the club members who had meticulously painted their colorful posters and s...

We believe that we have won

Maddie Hagood and Mackenzie Hotchkiss, Staff Writers

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Tigard held a home football game against the Lake Oswego Lakers that showed Tigard’s school spirit and how our students are proud to be Tigers. Tigard’s first home game was an exciting event. The cheerleaders animated the crowd with cheers like “Red Hot,” ...

The Effects of the Eagle Creek Fire

James Favot, Jared Debban, PJ Doolin, Liam Futrell, Megan Le, Tim Galvan, Allegra Wesson, James Canfield, Makayla Schmierer, Grace Curry, Avery Smith, Aidan McDonald, Kaitlyn Wornath,, Staff Writers

September 19, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

  As the orange sun rose into the hazy grey sky on the first day of school, the seniors had a Senior Sunrise unlike any other due to the Eagle Creek Fire that still raged on in the Gorge.   Timeline   Starting at around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, the Eagle Creek ...

Welcome back Tigers

Welcome back Tigers

Jamie Favot, Liam Futrell, Megan Le and Kaitlyn Wornath

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The band roared and the crowd cheered; the cheerleaders danced and the choir students sang their hearts out. The back-to-school assembly, as per usual, was filled with positive energy to welcome the student body back to Tigard High. The assembly began when the choir sang “The Star-Spangled Bann...

Portland’s best ice cream shops

Portland’s best ice cream shops

Avery Smith

August 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When it comes to  Portland weather, you know there are really only two main seasons of the year, wet and dry. During the long hot days of the summer, people need a way to stay cool under the beating sun, with temperatures soaring past the 70’s. Many might go to the big corporations for ice cr...

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

James Favot, Copy Editor

July 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

As Tech Team Coach Steve Fulton navigates through the remote grassy hills in a four-wheel drive truck, a group of students bouncing alongside him, everyone is starting to get weary. The Flying Tigers had launched their test balloon days ago, but the recovery team is still having trouble getting it back....

Saying Goodbye: Fields moves to Seattle

Saying Goodbye: Fields moves to Seattle

Allegra Wesson, Copy Editor

June 19, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Amber Fields’ final days as an assistant principal at Tigard may be winding down, but she hopes she has created a better school for all. One of her legacies is that she helped incoming freshmen feel more comfortable coming into Tigard High by devising the house system, where freshmen are put into gro...

Community affected by offensive Snapchat posts

Community affected by offensive Snapchat posts

James Favot and Tim Galvan

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Without a doubt, Snapchat is one of the most popular and widely used forms of social media at Tigard High. Everyone is capable of saying anything they want to online, sharing their stories, thoughts, and messages to the world instantly. Yet even if Snapchat stories disappear over time, there are obvious bo...

Seniors share their thoughts on the ib diploma

Allegra Wesson, Copy Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

List of diploma candidates: Arman Alavizadeh     Kate Waggoner           Emma Barbee      Jacob Walter   Emma Blodgett      Cole Swanson    Morgan Bonds     ...

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Jared Debban

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After 19 years of teaching at Tigard High, English teacher Joe Dessert is finally calling it good and retiring at the end of this school year. With a lasting impact left on students, he has achieved his goals. Dessert has worked hard over the years to make his classes enjoyable for all of his studen...