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 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,...

The team performs at an assembly.

Wouldn’t you love to B a Rhythm B?

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer March 22, 2020

The last two weeks have been hectic for students and staff as school has closed, athletics has been canceled and fears have risen. But in times like this, it’s important to remember what makes BHS unique...

The main hallway in the Merle Davies building stretches on into oblivion, making it a challenge for some students to reach class on time.

Passing time: The solution isn’t to make it longer

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

The bell rings. Chairs screech back from desks as students shove their belongings into their bags and hoist them onto their shoulders. As the door opens and students stream out of the class, the teacher...

Wrestler Sylvia Almaguer faces off with an opponent

Why you should join wrestling this year

Sylvia Almaguer, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Everyone has their own opinion on what sport is the hardest. Some say football: you have to tackle people, defend a ball, and fight to the end zone. Others say it’s dance or figure skating because of...

The grading system in the Beaverton School District has raised controversy over the years. Its time for it to go.

I can consistently and accurately identify why the proficiency grading system fails students

Natalie Foote, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Grading day. After a week of exhausting finals, grades pour in, and students start to wonder: “What did I get on that math test? How will it affect my grade? How will my teacher grade my work and average...

Its time for students and staff to reconnect

It’s time for students and staff to reconnect

Melody Cosgrove, Editor November 18, 2019

Recently, students and faculty at Beaverton High have expressed concerns that our school administrators are out of touch with the student body. Given the constant stream of advisories and assemblies during...

ASB President Payton Major, who recently announced her initiative, Project Inclusion, leans against a wall.

“Project Inclusion” looks to involve more students

Kathryn Burris, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

Beaverton's ASB president Payton Major recently announced her new initiative called “Project Inclusion” during the welcome assembly. The project centers on the idea that every student should feel included...

Students create a town hall forum and come together at Portland State University to talk about the issue of gun violence.

Students organize a town hall to talk about gun violence

Amanda Piril, Staff Writer April 27, 2018

Students from various middle schools, high schools, and colleges came together at Portland State University on April 4th to discuss gun violence. The students invited local politicians to join their discussion,...

Drivers at BHS are similar to ones with blindfolds on.

Senior lot drives me crazy

Brady Rogers, Senior Editor April 12, 2018

As many of us work toward our driver's license or have received it within the past year, it’s an overwhelming experience to drive on your own for the first few months. Obeying traffic laws and paying...

Portland and Beaverton are filled with inexpensive opportunities for fun during Spring Break.

Spring into action this spring break

Quaye Dydasco and Chace Fery March 22, 2018

If you’re like many students at Beaverton High, odds are, you feel cheated this spring break. You’re stuck at home while your parents work and all your friends are in the Bahamas or Disneyland. Your...

The ACT test day can be incredibly stressful, but make sure to keep a cool head and stay calm.

Never fear, seniors are here (for ACT advice)

Noe Lambert  March 20, 2018

Junior year is the worst year high school students are forced to experience, and every senior knows what I’m talking about. Just thinking about that year makes me cringe. Heavy class loads, the SAT,...

Is senioritis real or is it cleverly disguised as depression?

Senioritis or depression? Same thing.

Cara Chenoweth, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

January is the time of senioritis, baggy sweatpants and wearing Adidas slides without socks. It’s seniors' second-to-last finals, but it feels like the first. Except instead of being a nervous freshman,...

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