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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Rape Culture: Yes, It’s Real

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Rape Culture: Yes, It’s Real

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Beaverton teens, I think it’s time we talk about something important. Something that plagues American society, a contagion we have all been witness to at, most likely, more than one point in our lives. It’s not a fatal physical disease or a common but foul infection. It’s something most people […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Basics for a Beaverton Day Hike

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Basics for a Beaverton Day Hike

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Hey, Beaverton teens! After the long nine months of tedious schoolwork and back-to-back exams, summer vacation is finally here. For some of you, this means staying up late and sleeping in. For others, it means taking up a summer job or internship. Either way, it’s important to make time for […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: This Summer Could be a Great Time to Go Vegan

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: This Summer Could be a Great Time to Go Vegan

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) Hello Beaverton teens! With summer break quickly approaching, it’s a great time to start exploring options for lifestyle changes you can transition into over the summer months. Not sure where you want to improve? Start by evaluating your diet, because one change you might want to consider making is a […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: So Many Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: So Many Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) Hey, Beaverton teens! It’s that time of the year again. The Beaverton Saturday Farmer’s Market is up and running for 2016 from May to November. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the outdoor market located across from the Beaverton Library on SW Hall Boulevard (between 3rd Street and 5th […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Chewing Gum: Are the Benefits Worth the Vandalization?

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Chewing Gum: Are the Benefits Worth the Vandalization?

By Emery Hanel The satisfying smack of spearmint. The crisp chomp of classic bubble. The refreshing rumination of red berry. If you’re an average person, you know what I’m talking about, because according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, you chew about 280 of these sticks every year. The gum industry, valued at 19 billion […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: To Prevent Stress, Learn to Say No

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: To Prevent Stress, Learn to Say No

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) Hey Beaverton teens, how are you feeling right now? If the answer to this question is “stressed”, you are not alone. Research by the American Psychological Association indicates that millennials are the age demographic with the highest stress levels. Although all individuals arbitrarily experience stress during their lifetime, it has […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What not to do on Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What not to do on Valentine’s Day

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) Beaverton teens, brace yourselves! February 14 is coming, and you all know what that means. Growing up, it meant a cornucopia of various Valentine’s Day themed candies that, if rationed strategically, would last until Halloween. But now? Behold the plague of sappy romance film releases. Prepare for the predictable surge […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Study Breaks: A Key Component to Successful Studying

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Study Breaks: A Key Component to Successful Studying

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) Beaverton teens, with finals here, I know much of your time is going to be dedicated to preparing for these dreaded heavy weight exams. But slaving away over a textbook or lecture notes for hours on end might not be the best way to retain all the information you’re going […]

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Concert Necessities: Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Concert Necessities: Musings of a Beaverton Teen

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) There are few things more incredible than a concert: unmatched energy, unbeatable live music, and the unique experience. If you’re a first-timer looking to quell your nerves, here’s what you need to know: Money & Valuables In addition to the concert tickets, bring your I.D. Don’t bring any valuables, but […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Feminism: End the Misinterpretation

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Feminism: End the Misinterpretation

By Emery Hanel (11th Grade) In 1995, Hillary Clinton gave a speech to the United Nations. She gave them this statement: “I believe that, on the eve of a new millennium, it is time to break our silence,” she said. “It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, […]

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