The Paw

Persevering with Packed with Pride

Persevering with Packed with Pride

By Meghan Turley, Co-Editor in Chief

March 18, 2020

The program aims to unite community volunteers to collect food, books, and other supplies for families in need during the Coronavirus outbreak

Life as a student: canceled until further notice

Life as a student: canceled until further notice

By Katelyn Wilhoit and Olivia Niemi

March 13, 2020

     COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus has become the word of the day after the country, state, and this school district have come out with closures, rules and regulations on how people are meant to prepare and keep safe.      With multiple emails, press conferences, school board meetings and news goi...

Unity Day canceled to coronavirus

Unity Day canceled to coronavirus

By Ashley Sample and James Favot

March 12, 2020

UPDATE: As of most recent update, Tigard High School will be closed until March 30 as part of a district-wide effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.        Almost as soon as the first school bell of the day rang, Principal Brian Bailey announced over the intercom that Unity Day act...

This is The Voice … of Tigard

This is The Voice … of Tigard

By Ashley White, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

     Tomorrow marks Tigard High’s first Unity Day, representing a time to unify students and staff of all races, religions and sexualities. The day is designed to give students an opportunity to understand each other’s beliefs and stories—and it isn’t the first effort the school distric...

Girl’s tennis season starts with love

Girl’s tennis season starts with love

By Ashley White and Rachel Jacobson

March 11, 2020

     In spite of the freezing winter winds, the girls tennis team is bracing to endure the weather these next few months. The tennis season started on March 2, with practices taking place Monday through Friday after school. The girls team has three coaches; assistant coach Gretchen Dumestre, volunt...

Banks High theatre program blossoms

Banks High theatre program blossoms

By Talia Yake, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

     Alongside a wide variety of clubs and programs, Tigard offers a broad arts department to its students—but not every school is fortunate enough to have one. For the last ten years in the small town of Banks, OR, Banks High School was without a theatre department due to limited school funds. No...

Ferris Bueller had it right all along

Ferris Bueller had it right all along

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.  Ferris Bueller had the art of skipping school down to an elaborate art form. Most students aren’t that sophisticated, but luckily, should they decide they need a mental health day, they don’t need to...

Ben Bowman kicks off campaign for State Senate

Ben Bowman kicks off campaign for State Senate

By James Favot, Copy Editor

March 7, 2020

Ben Bowman officially announced his running for State Senate on Feb. 29 at his campaign kickoff event held at Tigard High. Over 300 students and community members, including Bowman’s student campaign team, attended the event. Several community members spoke favorably about Bowman at the event. Senior Ka...

Winter sports take on STATE!

Winter sports take on STATE!

By Liz Blodgett, Design Editor

March 5, 2020

      With all of the winter sports wrapping up, Tigard’s success within each sport is starting to show. Many teams and groups have made it to their upcoming state competitions. As of now, Tigard has 7 different teams going to either state or nationals.  Wrestling: With completing their season with three wins and t...

Concordia’s closure shocks students

Concordia’s closure shocks students

By Jared Debban, Co- Editor in Chief

March 5, 2020

     This spring, Concordia University, located in Portland, Oregon, announced that they are closing their doors after the spring 2020 semester. Concordia has been open since 1905 and is now closing its doors after 115 years.       The decision was voted on and made by Portland’s Board of Regen...