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Sparrow assembly coming to Tigard

Sparrow assembly coming to Tigard

By Kaitlyn Wilhoit, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     Tomorrow we are on a afternoon assembly schedule to introduce our Sparrow Mya.      The idea for Sparrow Club began in 1992, when  young Michael Leeland was in need of a bone marrow transplant and his family had no money for the operation. Leeland’s father was a teacher and one of h...

Jorja Smith and Ravyn Lenae bring enchanting vocals and a memorable performance to the Roseland Theater

Jorja Smith and Ravyn Lenae bring enchanting vocals and a memorable performance to the Roseland Theater

By Maddie Cooke, Multimedia Editor, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Top Stories

Lines of eager fans wrapped around the Roseland Theater on Wed. Nov. 21 as they welcomed the well-known artists, Jorja Smith and Ravyn Lenae, to Portland. On tour for her latest release, Lost & Found, Smith has been one of the most influential and eye-catching artists for the 2018 year. Following the hype and talent of Smith is Lenae, who has been travel...

Kendama kids

Kendama kids

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     Kendama Club is taking Tigard by storm, drawing attention, interest and participation from all grades. A "kendama" is a Japanese toy that has three cups, a spike and a ball that is attached to the ken. Once students have a kendama to play with, learning to do tricks is just a matter of practice. M...

A table open for all

A table open for all

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


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     It didn’t look like Tigard High School. In fact, it didn’t even look like America in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 20. Students strutted across the stage in the colorful outfits of many different cultures and countries during the Open Table fashion show.        For the past five years, Open Table ...

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving in different ways, but French teacher Kathleen Williams, and biology/AVID teacher Geoffrey Jarman have a few unique ideas this year.      Williams plans on spending time with her family, but she’s celebrated some pretty odd Thanksgivings in the past. As a foreign exchange student, Williams had to stay awa...

Meet the new school kiosk

Meet the new school kiosk

By Bonifacio Yuzon, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     Many students noticed the appearance of a large wooden desk earlier this week at the intersection between the Main Hall and North Hall.      “We thought we probably need to have a better adult presence in the halls,” Principal Andy Van Fleet said. The desk was added with the intent of p...

Al-Rikabi, Cleaver and Simonetti honored by Three Rivers League

Al-Rikabi, Cleaver and Simonetti honored by Three Rivers League

By Olivia Niemi, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

     The boys Varsity soccer season comes to an end after a hard fight in the playoffs, sadly ending in the second round. With the teams’ hard work and dedication throughout the season, three of the members were able to obtain multiple Three Rivers League awards. Sajjad Al-Rikabi, a senior, won...

District passes education levy

District passes education levy

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018


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     Measure 34-285 passed with a 74 percent approval rate in the Oregon midterm elections on Nov. 6. The measure renewed an existing education levy which provides $50 million in supplemental funding to Tigard-Tualatin schools for staff resources.      This levy serves to fill “[...] what would have been a...

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

Emotional and persistent: the story behind ‘The Miracle Worker’

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 15, 2018


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     Every year, THS’s Theater puts on a fall production to entertain their community and display the talent and skill of the people in their department. This year they are doing the Miracle Worker, a play that highlights the struggles and triumphs of Helen Keller in her childhood and her careta...

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

Seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed to play at collegiate level

By Maddie Cooke

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

     With heads in the game and hearts in the sport, seniors Campbell Gray and Gabby Brown signed on Nov. 14 to play their sports at a collegiate level.      Gray, who has played basketball since she was four, signed to play for UC Davis as a point guard.       “I think the time I ...