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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...

Seniors who are going to play in college

Ryan Dexheimer, Staff Writer
June 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Athletes playing in College This is our list as of June 7th, 2017. Let us know if we left anyone off the list and we will update our list online at [email protected] Football Jashua Allen, Western Oregon University   Jordan Fullerton, Western Oregon University ...

Parish makes history

Parish makes history

Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Sophomore Kennedy Parish will be competing in National History Day June 11, after winning 1st place at Oregon’s National History Day. Parish was trying to find a contest that mixes her love for history with her desire to challenge herself beyond what she thinks she is capable of doing, and she found...

Juarez-Venegas joins the marines

Yulissa Santana, Staff Writer
June 9, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The 2016-2017 school year is ending, the flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner. While other seniors are gathering things for their college dorms or looking for a roommate, Isabel Juarez-Venegas is preparing herself to be committed to the Marines. It was not an easy decision to leave family ...

Seniors win scholarships

Seniors win scholarships

Hailey Wyatt and Emma Davila
June 8, 2017
Filed under Top Stories

The class of 2017 was recognized for securing 5.3 million dollars in scholarship offers at the senior awards assembly on June 8. The students awarded local scholarships were Eddie Bednarek, Evan Kirschbaum, Hannah Curry, Gwen Nave-Powers, Rachel Keenan, Adam LaFountain, Nick Speth, Shelly Langwe...