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AVID students’ dream colleges become a reality

AVID students’ dream colleges become a reality

By James Favot, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

     Earning scholarships is arguably one of the most rewarding parts of the college application process, second only to being accepted by one’s dream school. Several AVID seniors were recently awarded sizable scholarships for their hard work the past four years. Among this year’s AVID senior...

What college is the best fit for you?

What college is the best fit for you?

By Sophie Fenton and Caroline Frisiras

January 17, 2020

Confused about where to apply? Try this quiz!

The Freshman Wheel gets real

The Freshman Wheel gets real

By Delena Do, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

     Tualatin beat Tigard to Superintendent Sue Rieke Smith’s initiative to give freshmen the opportunity to take exploratory, nine-week classes.        Tualatin High School rolled out The Freshman Wheel, now called Career Exploration, this fall, a year before Tigard High School. It in...

CE2 brings certified excellence through captivating employment

CE2 brings certified excellence through captivating employment

By Rachel Jacobson, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

     Senior Jackson Fisk has attended Tigard High since their freshman year. Over the past three years, Fisk came to discover that the traditional schooling system didn’t work for them. Fisk had an easier time with academics in middle school, but once they hit high school, things started to p...

Review of Steven King’s novel “On Writing”

Review of Steven King’s novel “On Writing”

By Rachel Jacobson, Staff Writer

December 28, 2019

     Say there’s this idea floating around your head: no matter what you do, the little voice of the idea just won’t stop begging to be put onto paper. To satiate that idea and make it go away, you decide to write a book. Question is, how do you start? Stephen King, publisher of about 61 books, at...

Likes over content? A new addition coming to Instagram

Likes over content? A new addition coming to Instagram

By Abbigale Elliott and Delena Do

December 27, 2019

     The obsession with “likes” on Instagram has slowly taken priority over the original purpose of posting on social media. People, especially among the younger generations, have forgotten the true purpose of social media and focuses on the numbers instead.       Social media platform...

“Frozen 2” stuns the box office and family’s hearts

“Frozen 2” stuns the box office and family’s hearts

By Katelyn Wilhoit, Advertising Manager

December 24, 2019

     After a long 6 years of waiting, “Frozen 2”, co-directed by Chris Buck with screenwriter Jennifer Lee, has finally come to theaters across the world. The movie follows Anna, her magical sister Elsa, and their magical snowman Olaf, all played by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Josh Gad, res...

Two-Way Immersion is only two years away

Two-Way Immersion is only two years away

By Maria Sotelo, staff writer

December 20, 2019

     Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Tigard High School will be instituting a new language immersion program called “Two-Way Immersion” or “TWI.” TWI is a program offered at hundreds of schools across the U.S. and will be available, but not required, for all Tigard students. Studen...

Record breaking musical brings a bullying lesson to Tigard’s auditorium

Record breaking musical brings a bullying lesson to Tigard’s auditorium

By Ashley White, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

     For Tigard's fall musical, the theatre department put on the high school version of "Shrek, the Musical". This musical is a comedic spin on a children’s fairy tale, with an overall message of never losing hope and supporting those around you. The storyline begins with the main character Shrek, ...

From Lofi to Drake- Music tastes around Tigard are widespread

From Lofi to Drake- Music tastes around Tigard are widespread

By Noah Vu, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

     Music plays a big role in many people’s lives; it has the power to influence someone’s mood, create communities, and form friendships. I decided to go interview some of my peers to get an understanding of the different music tastes around the Tigard community and compare it to my own.  ...