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


Instagram is one of the main sources of information at BHS.

Sources of information at BHS: The good and the bad

Natalie Crabill, Social Media Editor March 20, 2023

Social media has become a crucial part of today's society. If you look around the halls of Beaverton High School, you are bound to notice a student or two glued to their phones. According to a 2022 Pew...

Marijuana usage and its consequences

Marijuana usage and its consequences

Natalie Crabill and Ariella McPhearson January 30, 2023

As drug usage continues to climb in the United States, students have become desensitized to the use of drugs. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, over 2 million Americans between...

Meet the new staff at BHS

Meet the new staff at BHS

Samson Naleway and Natalie Crabill October 27, 2022

Beaverton High School has hired over a dozen new staff this year. The Hummer was able to interview some of the new teachers. Listed below, you will hear their stories and backgrounds.  Makaila Baron: Before...

A menstrual product machine in a school bathroom. The machine was installed as part of Oregons Menstrual Dignity Act passed in 2021.

Menstrual product dispensers take a new form at BHS

Narra Pagtakhan, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

It’s a welcome change to see the shift in accessibility for menstrual products at school. Last year, you could walk into any girl’s bathroom and see a tiny basket with one pad or nothing in it. On...

When Andrew Kearl is not working he enjoys watching Blazers and Mets games and spending time with his golden-retriever, Gilbert.

Meet Beaverton High School’s new principal

Samson Naleway, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2022

Meet Andrew Kearl, the new principal of Beaverton High School. He’s taking over from Dr. Anne Erwin, Beaverton’s longtime principal, who retired in June.   Before coming to Beaverton, Kearl worked...

Students gather on the Merle Davies field to protest the leak of a supreme court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

Beaverton students gather to support abortion rights

Hannah Kaufmann, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2022

On June 3, during Beaver Lodge, the chants spread like wildfire, growing rampantly and unafraid to tear down anything in their way. Cardboard signs were held up to the fence, and the supportive honking...

A student enters the girls locker room. Recently, a dress code policy banning tank tops in PE has become controversial in some classes.

The problem with PE dress codes

Hannah Kaufmann, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

What does a rebellion look like? It might be a dystopian protagonist leading an underground retaliation against Orwellian leaders, or an angsty kid sneaking out of a window to go to a party. But at...

As students return to a more normal school environment, many have taken the time to reflect upon their experiences in online school.

Coming out of CDL, students reflect on academics and mental health

Natalie Crabill and Samantha Franco December 14, 2021

COVID-19 has significantly impacted students as it shut down a core part of their lives: in-person school. In 2020, facing rising case numbers, the Beaverton School District implemented a new, online model:...

Beavertons new teachers shared many interesting stories and are hopeful for this school year.

New teachers join Beaverton High School community

Anouk Clendenning and Melody Cosgrove November 8, 2021

This year, many new staff members joined Beaverton High School. Here are some of their backgrounds and stories. Ken Chung Continuing his fourteen-year career, Ken Chung now teaches language arts...

Parker displays one of his stories from 2020, The Virus of the Computers

Parker writes action-packed stories, comics

Anouk Clendenning, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

Inspired by Batman comics, Beaverton sophomore Austin Parker has written over twenty of his own stories, complete with hand-drawn comics depicting the action in the text. With the help of his therapist,...

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, Staff Writer 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,...

Then-presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at an event. Incumbent President Donald J. Trump has mounted numerous legal challenges against Bidens victory.

The Electoral College and what it means for 2021

David Davis, Staff Writer January 8, 2021
An analysis of the election this year, and how it affects us.
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