The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer

The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer

The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer


A malfunctioning Zoom meeting interrupts a teacher as a dog barks in the background and phone buzzes on their desk. Teachers have met many challenges this year as they adjust to teaching online.

Beaverton teachers persist through distance learning

Anouk Clendenning, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2020

When school closed on March 13, Beaverton Spanish and AVID teacher Kellie Rosenberger had no idea that it would be the last time she’d see her students in person that year. And with cases of COVID-19...

A student sits at a desk, suffering from the effects of Zoom burnout. With classes and most homework online, students are spending more time on screens than usual, leading to increased stress and symptoms of burnout.

How to reduce Zoom burnout

As the Beaverton High community advances into Quarter 2, it’s become clear that Zoom will be an integral part of day-to-day life for the foreseeable future. With this change from normal life, however,...

Scrabble tiles spell the word “Vote.”

ASB voting during a pandemic

Melody Cosgrove, Editor May 24, 2020

For students at Beaverton High School, it is once again time to vote for next year’s student government positions. Despite school not reconvening until the next Fall term at the earliest, elections...

A smiling slice of bread proves that healthy eating doesnt have to be a downer.

Quarantining and healthy eating

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer May 22, 2020

It can be easy to relax healthy eating habits as quarantine drags on. Without sports, school, or in-person interpersonal interactions, the motivation to have a well-rounded diet can dwindle. But...

A pink flower blooms in a schoolyard.

How to thrive in quarantine: spring edition

Cassidy Ochoa, Staff Writer May 19, 2020

With springtime already here, it is easy to imagine the activities that we would have been doing if not for the current pandemic. But there are still plenty of activities and events that you can take part...

A tree branch reaches for the sky in the same way that you should be shooting for the stars. Or even just thinking about shooting for the stars. Or being positive. Whatever it is, we challenge you to make someones day better in any way—and it doesnt have to be grandiose.

The future is ours to decide

Melody Cosgrove, Editor April 17, 2020

Never before has there been a time like this. The world has come together virtually out of a shared longing for social connection. We are the first to experience a global pandemic and resulting quarantine...

One perk of the pandemic, at least for animals, is that theyre being adopted faster than ever

Paw-some furry friends are being adopted faster than ever

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Quarantine isn’t fun, but for cats, dogs, gerbils, parakeets, and other pets, it’s amazing. Their owners are home 24/7 to care for them and keep them company. But not all animals are this lucky....

The sun sets over the Beaverton High School football field.

Considering teachers’ perspectives on remote learning

Melody Cosgrove and Natalie Foote April 13, 2020

Despite the Beaverton School District’s frequent emails detailing what Phase 3 may look like, many families remain confused. Students may have received cryptic emails from teachers about assignments...

Two TriMet employees sanitize a vehicle at night.

TriMet further restricts transit operations in response to coronavirus

Anouk Clendenning, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

Starting tonight, TriMet will limit the number of people allowed on its buses. No more than ten people may ride together on a bus—fifteen if some people are traveling together, such as couples or families. This...

A workspace is set up at a students home.

A closer look at Zoom

Beatrice Kahn, Editor March 26, 2020

With Oregon schools canceled until April 28, the Beaverton School District (BSD) is turning to online learning. Luckily, BSD provides Acer Chromebooks to all middle and high school students. But it’s...

An assortment of fun objects sits on the floor in front of a wall.

Quarantine? More like quarantime to try new things

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer March 24, 2020

Being cooped up inside all day gets There have been countless recommendations suggesting the same activities you should spend your time doing, but many of them are parroting each other. Here’s...

As coronavirus cases propagate, the Beaverton community moves forward

As coronavirus cases propagate, the Beaverton community moves forward

Anouk Clendenning and Melody Cosgrove March 20, 2020

On March 18, the Beaverton School District sent an email to students and their families. A student at Aloha High School tested positive for COVID-19 and had spent the week before closures at school. The...

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