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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Spring is finally here!

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Spring is finally here!

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) The wait is officially over. Spring is here! My favorite part about spring is that it showcases one of my favorite trees… cherry blossoms. I love driving around Beaverton and seeing the bright pink flowers lining the streets; they really add a pop of color to a rainy day. They’ve […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Which is better, paper or plastic?

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Which is better, paper or plastic?

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) “Paper or plastic?” I’m sure you get that question every time you go to the grocery store. You may answer paper, thinking they must be better for the environment, right? But in reality, both plastic and paper bags are horrible for the environment. The case against paper. Paper bags contribute […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Summer Camping, I Suppose I Can Wait

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Summer Camping, I Suppose I Can Wait

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) This month, I want to write about camping. Why now, you ask? I mean, take a look outside. It’s rainy, cold, and not exactly the best camping weather. But if you want to reserve a decent spot at your favorite campground for the summer, then you need to start planning […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: New BEEginnings… for Mason Bees!

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: New BEEginnings… for Mason Bees!

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) A new year means new BEEginnings. So let’s all live through 2018 with a little more respect for the creatures who we depend on. Bees. Specifically, mason bees. I know most of you scream when you see a bee because of that oh-so-terrifying stinger. But don’t worry, it’s extremely rare […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What Kind of Winter Will We Have?

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What Kind of Winter Will We Have?

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) With the colder months finally here, there’s one big question that always pops up. What kind of winter are we going to have? Will it snow a lot, or not at all? I hear my classmates giving their predictions, and there are many different opinions on this topic. A lot […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Twice a year, every year, we change our clocks. I already see that it’s been getting drastically darker earlier since the beginning of fall, and it’s going to continue to get darker. Because of Daylight Saving Time (that’s right, Saving is not actually plural!), we either “spring forward” or “fall […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

by Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love the crisp, rainy days, the rich smelling candles, and all the vivid colored leaves that line the streets when they fall. Which brings me to the question… why exactly do leaves fall? Do they serve a purpose for trees and […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by Lani Garcia (11th Grader) It’s that time of the year again! School is starting, and everyone is going to ask each other what they did over the summer. While I spent my summer camping and hanging out with friends, I also spent time learning about something I’ve been very curious about and in the […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Are Your Kids Growing Out of Creativity?

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Are Your Kids Growing Out of Creativity?

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Late astronomer Carl Sagan was once interviewed by TVO, a public service television station, regarding his opinion of the American education system. Sagan offered this testimony: “You go talk to kindergartners or first-grade kids, you find a class full of science enthusiasts. They ask deep questions. They ask, ‘What is […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It has been observed in the United States for nearly 60 consecutive years and was instituted to shed light on symptoms of mental illness in an effort to aid individuals in recognizing warning signs and addressing the condition before it becomes severe. This year’s […]

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