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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Celebrating Universal Human Rights Month

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Celebrating Universal Human Rights Month

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Hey Beaverton teenagers, December is here, and you know what means. Flavorful holiday drinks, jubilant winter festivities, cheery twinkling lights, joyous perennial music, the things that set December apart from the other eleven months of the year. But December is more than just a jovial month– it’s Universal Human Rights […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combating Homelessness

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combating Homelessness

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Beaverton teens, chances are that if you are reading this, you have access to a computer or have been shopping at one of the many places where the BRG is available. This also means you likely have a roof over your head, access to food, and a family that supports […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A Chance to Raise Anti-bulling Awareness

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A Chance to Raise Anti-bulling Awareness

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Hey Beaverton teens! It’s October, the month filled with pumpkin spice lattes, corn maizes, and Halloween spirit. But what a lot of you might not realize is that there is something else happening this October, and it’s way more important than the next pumpkin-flavored this or that, any trek through […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: 3 Simple Keys to a Successful School Year

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: 3 Simple Keys to a Successful School Year

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Hey Beaverton teens! Sadly, summer vacation is over and the school year has arrived. But there’s three things you can do to make the transition less painful: Get to know your teachers. Introduce yourself as a motivated student and take advantage of their office hours as a time to discuss […]

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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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