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Students take a group photo in the main gym at this year’s Prom, which occurred on campus on June 5.

Students cap final year of high school at Prom

David Davis and Anouk Clendenning June 22, 2021

After over a year without a school dance, Beaverton High School held Prom on June 5. As in years past, Leadership had a hand in organizing the event, with an extra element of complexity: COVID-19 restrictions. “I...

Beaverton High School band director Mary Bengel, who recently announced she would be changing her teaching focus, at the 2017 fall band concert.

Beloved Beaverton band director steps down

Anouk Clendenning June 11, 2021

Even in high school, Mary Bengel was teaching students in saxophone lessons and at band camps, but she wanted to be a sound engineer or studio musician. Her parents said no. With a drive to forge relationships...

Pianist Theo Cahall and trumpeter Emile Bejarano play

Virtual band concert spotlights stellar student performances

Melody Cosgrove June 9, 2021

As with all classes during this school year, Band was taught online until In-Person Hybrid started in quarter four. There were challenges with this method of learning, but band director Mary Bengel still...

Protestors in 2009 fight for their rights, some of which could have been granted by the passing of an Indiana senate bill earlier this year.

Indiana should have banned conversion therapy

Jayda Maelani Salting June 1, 2021

An estimated 16,000 LGBTQ+ youth ages 13–17 will receive conversion therapy from a licensed health care professional before they reach the age of 18 in states allowing the practice. Conversion therapy...

A protester holds up a sign in front of the Georgia capitol building. A recently passed bill has drawn mixed reactions, with proponents saying it makes it easier to vote and critics saying the opposite.

Controversial voting laws in Georgia: What does that mean?

David Davis May 18, 2021

After widespread, but unfounded, allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election, several southern states are considering new voting laws that many opponents say will make it harder to vote.  In Georgia,...

Since President Biden took office, the number of immigrants entering the United States’ southern border has increased dramatically.

Immigration and ICE facilities: Trouble at the border

David Davis May 6, 2021

As President Biden has repealed some of former president Trump’s immigration guidelines, thousands of immigrants have come to the US-Mexico border, including over 3,200 unaccompanied children, according...

Ukrainian troops participate in a training activity as tension builds between Ukraine and Russia

Tensions rise as Ukraine, Russia clash at border

David Davis May 3, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Russia has been mounting military forces as trench warfare and barbed wire has popped up on the Russia-Ukraine border. The Kremlin, which is in charge of both Russia’s intelligence...

A tank moves out from a supply depot while a soldier looks on

Complications arise from withdrawal of US forces in the Middle East

David Davis April 29, 2021

After the attack on September 11, 2001 by the terrorist group Al Qaeda, President Bush declared at that time, on Ground Zero, that a Global ”War on Terror'' would be put into place. Soldiers were stationed...

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