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Pixel art floods the halls

Pixel art floods the halls

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     What started with a few images has turned into a gallery of pixel art lining the halls of Tigard High. The cubic pictures are fun to look at while walking from class to class, but where did they all come from?      These pixelated murals were a final group assignment in Kelli Lafferty’s D...

Parkland: one year later

Parkland: one year later

By Maddie Cooke, Meghan Turley, Multimedia Editor, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

     On Feb. 14th, 2018, a 19 year old took an assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He entered the freshman building and killed 17 students and staff members, injuring many more. In the days that followed, a group of Douglas students started the #NeverAgain movemen...

To Tigard, from publications

To Tigard, from publications

By Meghan Turley and Maddie Cooke

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Top Stories

Love is in the air, especially at Tigard High school. From the vibrant construction, to the overflowing student masses in four corners, beauty and infatuation surround our school. There is no other school that is more romantic than ours. The long romantic walks from parking in Cook Park is incomp...

Out of class without a pass

Out of class without a pass

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Tigard High is at the heart of a national issue: chronic absenteeism. A chronic absentee is a student who has missed at least 15 days of school in one year, and chronic absenteeism rates have soared across the country.      But while the nationwide average of chronically absent students i...

Second Open Mic night hits the right note

Second Open Mic night hits the right note

By Jalane Hailu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Last Thursday was the second Open Mic Night of the year. This event allows students to come to the stage to perform music, song, poetry or stories. Photos from the night can be found here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1V0_BIwyUMwxElr5LnC1-YRMt946kpeLZ?usp=sharing      The...

The Diversi-TEA

The Diversi-TEA

By Maddie Cooke and Jalane Hailu

February 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Mixed cultures, beliefs and identities permeate Tigard High, primarily creating a small and safe bubble of inclusivity for many students. While the student body may have a diverse look, the predominately white staff does not. It is important for administration to push for progress on this issue. After...

OHSET isn’t horsing around

OHSET isn’t horsing around

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

     OHSET's first meet of 2019 starts Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.       What is OHSET? This is a question I am asked often. I usually give a quick response—I clarify that it is more than a club; it is a sport in which horseback riders from various high schools...

Tips on how to study from the pros and amateurs

Tips on how to study from the pros and amateurs

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Since finals are next week, you might want to consider some of these tips to help prepare you for your exams

Ms. Norris

Ms. Norris

By Carter Halstead

January 25, 2019


Filed under Grid Chapter, Top Stories

Q: When and how did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? A: Both my parents were teachers, so I grew up believing I would not ever be a teacher. I thought that until somewhere in the middle of college, when I was a history major, and I thought, “What am I going to do with this?” But those...

Super Madio

Super Madio

By Aubrey Jordan, staff writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Grid Chapter, Q&A, Top Stories

    From Hawaii, to Oregon, new teacher Eljean Madio is excited for her journey at Tigard High School.     This year Tigard High School welcomed many new teachers, including Eljean Madio. Madio is a sophomore English teacher teaching the new elective, Race in the 21st Century.   ...