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Staff crushes students in basketball

Staff crushes students in basketball

May 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

    UPDATE: It seems that endurance wasn’t a problem for the staff team, who beat the student teams by a landslide. “It was by about 30 points,” assistant varsity basketball coach and health teacher Jesse Abell said.   Abell cited the students’ overconfidence a...

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

Using the 1st to stand for the 2nd

By James Favot, News Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Around 100 students abruptly left their classrooms earlier today to participate in the nationwide “Stand for the Second” walkout. They rallied at the school’s front doors at 10 a.m. this morning, standing together to show their support for the Second Amendment and opposition of gun legislation. ...

Dual credit dilemma

Dual credit dilemma

By Makayla Schmierer and Megan Le

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     Tigard and many other high schools in Oregon offer students the opportunity to take more rigorous classes and receive college credit. There are currently 20 dual credit courses at Tigard including PSU Calculus, OIT Anatomy and Physiology, PCC IB History of the Americas, and CCC Writing 121.  ...

We need gun reform now!

By Meghan Turley and James Favot, Staff Writer and News Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Parkland and several other recent shootings, the issue of gun control has once again been brought into the national spotlight. The more extreme political parties bicker over whether guns should be outright banned or kept the way they are, but there are holes in bo...

Lauren Paven and Lauren McFall sign letters of intent

Lauren Paven and Lauren McFall sign letters of intent

By James Canfield, Photo Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Two of Tigard’s track and field athletes, Lauren McFall and Lauren Paven, signed letters of intent on April 26. McFall received a scholarship to throw javelin for University of California Los Angeles’s track and field program. “I chose UCLA for many reasons, but the most important of them was t...

Stand for the Second

Stand for the Second

By James Favot, News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The upcoming walkout this Wednesday will mark the third time students at Tigard High take a stand for political action. This protest, however, has a different approach to the gun control issue. The “Stand for the Second” walkout on May 2 provides students an opportunity to voice their opposition to gu...

A week of celebration

A week of celebration

By Olivia Young

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Every year, the school takes a break from the hustle and bustle of daily routines and recognizes students who have been putting in the extra academic effort and showing academic pride.   Tigard Academic Pride Week celebrates students who have put their best academic foot forward, and recognizes...

Construction: some assembly required

Construction: some assembly required

By James Favot, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

As summer approaches, Tigard High is finally ready for its remodel to begin. Two years ago, the Tigard- Tualatin School District passed a measure allowing for a redesign of every school in the district to meet key safety and technological standards. Some schools like Fowler have already had their...

The fury rises from the field

The fury rises from the field

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

      Midway through the 2018 lacrosse season, players feel a lack of support from the school.      On March 17 tempers flared after the fundraiser game for the girls and boys lacrosse program abruptly ended when the lights timed out for the night mid-game.      This wasn’t the first tim...

“Senior superlatives are rigged”

“Senior superlatives are rigged”

By James Canfield, Photo Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After the voting for senior superlatives ended and the results were released, students came to Twitter to vent their frustrations about how the voting turned out. Senior superlatives, or “bests and mosts,” have been a part of Tigard’s yearbook since 1955, when seniors voted on titles su...