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.

Fresh art set to embellish the walls of Beaverton this spring

What better way is there to spice up the halls of Beaverton High than by putting up a new mural? Answer: there is none. For the past six months, seniors Emma Rosicky and Skyler Moore worked collaboratively to craft Beaverton’s newest art addition.

Walk-off homerun wins it for the Beavers

Entering the second half of the Metro League season, Beaverton faced Liberty once again. Inclement weather moved the game to a Sunset High School’s turf field where both teams were prepared to play rain or shine.

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.

BEHOLD the curry donut: Oyatsupan review

Located off of Walker Road in Beaverton, Oyatsupan, a new scratch bakery is serving authentic Western Japanese fusion pastries. Oyatsupan derives from the conjunction of “Oyatsu” meaning afternoon snack and “Pan” meaning bread.

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.

Steel Magnolias: a review

A musical with a cast of thirty-five is hard to put together, but easy to perform. Alternatively, a drama with a cast of only six is easy to put together, but much harder to perform. The former is a showcase of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the rehearsal process, whereas it is often onstage on opening night that these bodily fluids are evoked from the latter.

Can of corn! Beavers crush Crusaders

Jesuit High School has always been a notorious team in both the Metro League and the state of Oregon due to their talented athletic programs. However, Beaverton Baseball put their name to the test last Tuesday, April 11, when Jesuit came to battle the boys on their home turf.

#Prom2k17

Whether you were excited for the before prom pictures and dinner, the dance itself, the moments after with friends, or didn’t go at all, prom makes up one of the larger pillars of the “senior year experience,” if not the traditional high school experience altogether.

Re”lax,” boys’ lacrosse will bounce back

The 2016 state champions boys’ lacrosse team is working hard to make it back to the top of Metro and rank high in the state. After the 2016 season, the Beavers lost key players such as Matt Hockman, Nate Oekerman, and Carter Olson. The beginning of the year looked promising for the Beavers with seniors Raphael Bittar, Nate Johnnie, and Mitchell Senour manning the field. Unfortunately, in the first game of the season, Nate Johnnie tore his ACL to end his season early.

Spring Break? More like Spring BROKE

While many traveled towards warmth and palm trees this spring break, some opted for a more local approach to enjoying the break. Netflix, the movies, hanging out at friend’s house although staples of the poor man’s spring break, become tired and repetitive at some point. Both homebodies for the week off, Senior Editor Lizzy Elkins and I, decided to step out of routine, and took a day trip to Seattle, with the benefit of a CityPASS.

Prom voting 2017: recount verifies tied election for Intellect and Renaissance positions

Due to the remarkable circumstance surrounding Prom and the students elected to category of Intellect and Renaissance, the validity of whether or not the voting was fair, was called into question.

Beaverton track & field blows everyone away at Newberg Invitational

At the first invitational meet of the season, Beaverton Track and Field made a big impression in Newberg. There were many personal and season records made during this event and all of the competitors are ready to continue to improve as the season progresses. The weather conditions during the meet were far from perfect. All of the athletes were fighting off strong winds and heavy rain from the moment the first event began, but many persevered.

Power tuff and powder puff changing the game

This year's competitors for powder tuff and powder puff may look a little different than we’re used to, but it is sure to bring out the competitive team spirit in everyone. The senior boy's football team will be playing the freshmen girls, while the senior girls volleyball team will be playing the freshmen boys; no one else gets to play. Understanding that Beaverton high school is full of traditions, it is really important to honor them by completely changing them.

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