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One of the many flags removed from the   commons lays crumpled on the floor.

Where have all the flags gone?

By Katarina Ilić, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

     In Aug. before the return of their students, administration decided to remove the flags from the commons due to too many complaints from students.      During the 2021-2022 school year, a...

Teachers hold signs outside Kalapuya Learning Center at the May 22 board meeting.

What we know about the reduction in force

By Laura Taylor and Aishiki Nag June 7, 2023

The timeline      As the news and discussion around the RIF’s started this year, it has been brought up that a plan for a reduction was discussed during the 2019-2020 school year.      “One...

Union members rally inside the May 22 school board meeting.

What we know about the reduction in force

By Laura Taylor and Aishiki Nag June 7, 2023

What is happening?      On May 22, the  Tigard-Tualatin Board meeting continued through a demonstration for the Tigard-Tualatin Education Association (TTEA), calling to “Save the 19”, referring...

What is Latinx? Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative for Latino or Latina. The term Latinx was first seen in the U.S about a decade ago when the gender-neutrality movement was in the early stages of global influence and change.

What is “Latinx”?

By Meileen Arroyo, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

     Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Chicano, Chicana, Latine. There have been countless terms used to describe the nation's population whose heritage stems from Latin-American countries that have gone in...

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...

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