Senioritis or depression? Same thing.

Senioritis becomes a big topic as finals approach, yet the made-up illness only seems to be symptoms of something more serious.

College letters come at juniors fast and dumb

Time to find out if your personality is compatible with our college!

The right aid for Medicaid: Measure 101

By Brady Rogers  As health care continues to be a heavily debated topic within United States politics, Medicaid has struggled within the state of Oregon. Nearly one in four Oregonians are insured through the program, which mainly benefits children, low-income families, and seniors. A recent gap within the state budget has left politicians scrambling to fill ...

DACA in the hands of the indecisive government

Dreamers are living in fear while Republicans and Democrats fight over deals between DACA and President Trump's infamous wall along the U.S. and Mexico border.

Beaverton students prove how ‘community connects us’

Students from Beaverton High School work in various ways to bring awareness to issues present in our community.

Rain is washing away our happiness

Rain rain go away… Or don't, thats cool too… I guess.

Beavers grapple Apollos in a sound victory 43-23

In their second to last league dual match, Beavers come out on top in preparation for Districts and State.

New coach scores big for girls basketball team

Get to know our new amazing girls' varsity basketball coach, Kathy Adelman Naro, and how she came to be a member of the Beaverton High School family.

Beavers battle against first in state, rival school Southridge

This was the most anticipated game in the Metro League. A young, talented team on the come-up facing their well-known rivals.

Trump’s ‘Big Button’ could be the end of it all

Twitter was all fun and games…until Donald Trump started threatening North Korea on it.

Stuck in eternal cycle of student loan payments: college kids’ struggle

When choosing a college to further your education at, it's impossible to ignore the colossal debt you are about to accumulate.

Privacy concerns arise over removal of bathroom doors

Many students were shocked and confused as to why doors were missing to the bathroom entrances. Students have mixed feelings about the sudden change.

Dude, where’s my snowpocalypse?!

Weather forecasters promise winter wonderland...epic fail!

Don’t get your tongue stuck on a pole drooling over these holiday movies

Holiday movies are a staple during this jolly season, and here are the ones you MUST watch!

Worst songs roasting on an open fire

These ARE the worst Christmas songs ever made...not up for debate (especially the fifth one).

Trump should condemn hatred, not fuel it

The country is fed up with Trump's racist use of derogatory language, and it's time we do something about it.

It’s a Yuletide vibe: the best Christmas songs

Senior editor, Kimaia Gassner, gives her opinion on the best Christmas songs of all time.

One of Pixar’s best movies yet

Coco, visually stunning and culturally immersive, has been ranked #35 on Top 2017 Movies at the Domestic Box Offices, which includes 2016 movies, and has earned nearly $73M within a week of it’s release.

All I want for Christmas is for people to leave me alone

Whether you love them or hate them, the holidays are quickly emerging and they’re coming in full force. Many love glitter that seems to fall from everything, the 17 different renditions of Last Christmas that play in one shopping trip, and especially the crisp, sad crunch of one inch Oregon snow.

Beaverton hosts Japanese exchange students from Tokyo

Exchange students from our Sister City in Japan visit Beaverton and complete a 4-week ESL/educational excursion in Oregon.

Whitefish became Puerto Rico’s rescuer… then the deal fell apart

Proof that the little guy can amount to great things

Carving out a new tradition with the Red Cross

Beaverton High students lined up to donate their blood to the Red Cross.

You’ll never guess where the 12th best city in the US to live in is

The city of Beaverton made the top 15 cities two years in a row, according to Money Magazine.

There’s a secret behind Oregon’s official state pie

The marionberry pie is a classic, and has recently been upgraded to Oregon royalty. The Hummer staff is here to give it a taste.

Diary of a wimpy teen telemarketer

The BEF taught me that I am pretty much one of the best people I know.

Cold weather, hot food, warm tummy

Suggestions for comforting offerings that fit the season.

Blade Runner 2049 review: a visually stunning masterpiece

We administer the Voigt-Kamff test to the sequel...and it passes.

The sick reality of Columbus Day

Many people see Christopher Columbus as a hero and a pioneer. But is he really?

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is upon us again, with the entire LGBTQIA+ public coming together in recognition of our community.

Club sports and high school sports: the real rivalry

There are school rivalries, then there's this rivalry.

Cracking down on distracted driving will save lives

Effective October 1st, Oregon is implementing a new law prohibiting any interactions with devices while driving.

Allow the Dreamers to keep dreaming

DACA has done nothing but good for young immigrants searching for a better life, why end a program that hopes to enrich the lives of minorities that want a brighter future?

Sun, sun, go away–grey skies are here to stay

Portland finally experienced rainfall and temperatures under 70 degrees this past Sunday, breaking a 92-day streak.

Jesuit hands off QB Alex Brown to Beaverton

Senior Alex Brown transferred from Jesuit to Beaverton for his last year of high school. The varsity football team is lucky enough to have him as their starting quarterback this year.

How social media has turned us antisocial

Has it enhanced people’s lives and made us feel more connected, or has it actually disconnected us from the real world?

High school stress should be measured by a Richter scale

At the age of fourteen, teens are more stressed than an adult in their thirties. The school is the main reason why teens get stressed out, having to deal with many tests and homework at once.

Re-read your old picture books

Where The Wild Things Are teaches kids that there’s no place like home, it’s okay to be mad, and to forgive.   Within those 10 sentences that Sendak masterfully pieced together, children learn that everyone has a wild side. So pick up one your favorite childhood picture books— you might learn something.

Portland Pride welcomes our diversity

Every year, Pride Northwest comes to Portland in celebration of the community’s LGBTQ+, with thousands joining in. Featuring booths and vendors from 150 various organizations and business filling up Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the city became a rainbow for the weekend.

Why ‘snow’ days screwed our ‘sun’ days

 For some reason, you find it necessary to keep us locked in school all day while the rest of the world is enjoying their summer. We get it; the snow came and screwed everything up for you, but that doesn’t mean you need to make finals week full days.

BREAKING NEWS: Humans turning into robots!

How smartphones are transforming high school students into brainless creatures

Beaver hacks

However, there are ways of mitigating or even altogether sidestepping the amount of money that you might have to pay over the course of your stay at Beaverton High School. Over the last four years, “deals” have emerged: Classes offering certain privileges, earlybird discounts, and others of the like, are exactly what I would like to share with you today.

PSA: The real cost of college (and it’s not pretty)

Listen up, kids. If there were ever a time for you to put those reading skills to use, it’s now. If you want to go to college, you’ve got to get one thing straight: it’s expensive. Like, forfeit-that-house-you- planned-on-purchasing-in-your- early-thirties expensive. And even those of you out there, who are doomed to believe you can afford the price of a four-year post-high school education simply because your parents have been saving since your birth, even you have reason to fret.

New math program carries problems—and is here to stay

Mathematics in schools has traditionally always been one year of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of algebra (usually algebra II), in that order. However, a new program breaks this tradition entirely, by integrating algebra, geometry, and statistics into the same class over three years. The program is known as AGS.

Dual-Language Diversity

Beaverton High School prides itself on its diverse student body, and how its students come together as a community. There are multiple classes and programs within the school that help strengthen the community bond, and one of those is the newly implemented Dual Language Program.

Masanga jumps for joy as he breaks school record–twice!

Last Friday on the 28th, Jesuit held their annual Nike Twilight Relay track & field competition. With state and districts coming up in the next couple weeks, Beaverton athletes have stepped up their game as the final stretch approaches.

Beaverton track and field sweeps century

In one of last home meets of the season, the track and field team gave their all in the meet against Century High School. The weather held out for about 20 minutes once the meet started but still, the team fought and took the win.

Kimaia’s declassified finals survival guide

By Kimaia Gassner  It’s finals week and we all know what that means.  The seniors roll in at 7:55 late to their morning Beaverlodge, but that doesn’t bug them.  As a seasoned finals week goer (7th time’s the charm!) here are the dos and don’ts of finals week. DO give yourself a break after school. ...

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