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Freshman girls are in the zone

Freshman girls are in the zone

Caitlyn Cannan

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Basket after basket, girls freshman basketball kept making their shots, as they got ready for their games. The girls got in the zone as they warmed up and got rid of pregame jitters. The warm-ups must be working. As of Jan. 18 they are 10-4-0.   “You never know what the other teams are...

The Pledge begins with “I” and ends in “all”

The Pledge begins with “I” and ends in “all”

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Before winter break, we published a story that covered the new school policy on offering up the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and this week the policy took effect.   In this politically divisive time, the decision to start saying the pledge may seem controversial, but it was...

What happened?

James Favot and Tim Galvan

December 14, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

Most students know the Pledge of Allegiance and could probably say the whole thing by heart. Tigard High is required by Oregon law to allow students to say the Pledge in high schools at least once a week, but for around ten years this school has been out of compliance with the policy. The administra...

Practice makes PRs

Practice makes PRs

Olivia Niemi and Ella Cowley

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The start of swim season kicked off on Nov. 13, and all the swimmers have been preparing and looking forward to the upcoming swim meets of the year.   A lot of practice has gone into getting ready for the upcoming meet on Thursday, Dec. 14 by working really hard on their strokes and compe...

The many jobs of Brenda Anderton

The many jobs of Brenda Anderton

Ella Cowley and Jaylun Davis

December 5, 2017


Filed under Q&A, Top Stories

You may know her as the friendly face in the Student Services office, but she is so much more. She worked in the business world for years before making her transition to schools, first as a lunch lady before taking her job at Tigard.   Q: How was  being a lunch lady at an elementary school? ...

Paper Jam’s love interest

Paper Jam’s love interest

December 5, 2017


Filed under Cartoon, Top Stories

Marching ensemble honored by school board

Marching ensemble honored by school board

Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Tigard High Marching Ensemble was honored by the Tigard-Tualatin School District Board on Monday, Nov. 27. They finished their season with a first place trophy for the sixth year in a row. The ceremony was only a short ten minutes, but to the marchers, it was very meaningful to be recognized. Kati Mckee, t...

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

James Favot

November 23, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Tigard High’s publications team won three first-place awards at this year’s Fall Press Day. Fall Press Day is a journalism convention held annually at the University of Oregon and dedicated to the art of high school media. Thirteen of our publications members traveled with adviser Hillary Currier to...

Mayor Cook offers advice on making the most of high school

Mayor Cook offers advice on making the most of high school

Olivia Young

November 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As Mayor John Cook walks into his executive assistant’s office, he is eager to share how he and his associates have shaped the city over the past five years. With unmistakable confidence and his City of Tigard pin on his lapel, his drive is incontrovertible. For as long as he can remember he’s had a...