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Jorja Smith on tour for her latest album, Lost & Found, to appear at Roseland Theater in Portland

Jorja Smith on tour for her latest album, Lost & Found, to appear at Roseland Theater in Portland

By Maddie Cooke, Multimedia Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Leisure, Top Stories

As one of the most underrated artists thriving in the hip-hop and R&B genre, Jorja Smith has been touring across the United States with her debut album, Lost & Found. At only 21 years, this extremely accomplished artist left her previous job as a barista to pursue her passion in music and sin...

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

Country roads, take me home to Tigard High’s Veterans Day Assembly

By Liz Blodgett, Features Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ycQaifS4LeXfJn4kKP8GyTbzENOR5vmU      On Nov. 9 veterans from around the Portland metropolitan area came to school for a breakfast and an assembly to honor them for all they did for the country.     As everyone walked into the assembly, the band played upbeat tunes to get everyone excited. After everyone gathered in the gym, teacher Tim Hummel stepped...

Black and Greene T

Black and Greene T

By Charlotte Wendt and Jesse Jones, Staff Writers

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Every Tigard student recognizes the Power T, but most don’t know who made it or how it came to be the school’s logo. So where did the Power T come from? Who designed the logo that would become a well-known symbol of Tigard High? “Ralph Greene and I,” answered Ken Black, one of the co-c...

Watch Courtney run!

Watch Courtney run!

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

      Courtney Neron, a former foreign language teacher at Tigard High, is running to be a representative of House District 26, which encompasses Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and some parts of Bull Mountain.      Neron taught for nine years and resigned at the end of last year to pursue h...

Mr. Abell

Mr. Abell

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Grid Container, Top Stories

Jesse Abell might get sad when he looks at his bank account, but he still loves what he does. Q: What is your favorite sport to play/coach? A: “My favorite sport to play is volleyball. And people always ask me do you like coaching volleyball or basketball better, they’re so different I cant...

Happily ever after, all week long

Happily ever after, all week long

By staff

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Homecoming isn’t just a single day or event. It’s an entire week of activities.   Spirit Dress Days     During homecoming week, students dressed up for a different theme each day. On Monday, people dressed in green or included memes into their outfits. Tuesday was both superhero day...

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

By Olivia Niemi and James Favot

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

The girls varsity soccer team kicked off the season with an undefeated streak, now ranked ninth in the state with an overall record of 8-1. It was a superb fresh start for a team with new coaches, new players, and a new mindset altogether. This year, the girls soccer team is adapting to an entirely...

Ms. Jolley

Ms. Jolley

By Nani Kinikini, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Grid Chapter, Top Stories

Connie Jolley teaches health classes, and enjoys being outdoors in her spare time. Q: Who is your biggest motivation? And how have they impacted you? A: “I look up to my parents. They’ve taught me how to be a good person; they taught me so many life lessons that made me who I am today.” ...

Tigers break Timberwolves winning streak

Tigers break Timberwolves winning streak

By Maria Sotelo and Katelyn Wilhoit, Staff Writers

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

     The boys varsity soccer team defeated Tualatin at a home game on Oct. 2, with a final score of 3-2. The close game filled the Tigers with pride as they broke the Timberwolves’ winning streak.          Varsity player sophomore Nick Leinberger only played for a short amount of tim...

Mrs. Youngerman

Mrs. Youngerman

By Janet Polanco, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018


Filed under Grid Chapter, Top Stories

Jacquelyn Youngerman juggles between teaching Spanish and taking care of her one-year-old daughter, Lillian. When she's not busy teaching or parenting, she enjoys cooking.   Q: Where did you teach before Tigard? A: I taught in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri. Q: How come you bounc...