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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How to keep your brain sharp during summer vacation

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How to keep your brain sharp during summer vacation

By Emery Hanel Hello, teenagers! I understand that school is out for the summer and that anything even remotely related to brainwork is at the bottom of your to-do list. However, three months from now when you’re back in the classroom, trying to concentrate and developing some serious summer withdrawals, you’ll wish you’d trained your […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Signal To Noise

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Signal To Noise

By Ben Moreno On May 14th, I was able to be a part of an amazing ceremony for student filmmakers across the Beaverton School District. Signal To Noise is a night where students from kindergarten through 12th grade can show off the films and games that they worked so hard on all year, either alone […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What is religion to you?

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What is religion to you?

By Ben Moreno Do you see it as a source of oppression or a source of hope? It’s such a delicate topic due to the dark history surrounding religion, such as wars fought “in the name of God,” or The Crusades of the 1400’s. Even today there are different types of wars still being fought […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your world isn’t over, it’s just getting bigger

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your world isn’t over, it’s just getting bigger

By Ben Moreno Have you ever heard a kid in middle or high school cry over breaking up with their boy/girlfriend, or losing a pet. Their reaction is made up of a waterfall of tears and the obligatory “MY LIFE IS OVER” speech, followed by a disgruntled *sigh* from the parent. Most families have been […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your grades do not define you.

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your grades do not define you.

By Ben Moreno The only thing that can decide what type of person you are is you. Yes, grades are important. Yes, good grades will help you get accepted to a college. But any C’s or F’s don’t automatically define you as a bad person. Everybody has struggles they have to deal with and it […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What does it take to be a hero?

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What does it take to be a hero?

By Ben Moreno Does one have to be tall, strong, and talented in fighting? Do they need to have a physical entity of evil that they must destroy in order to be considered a hero? I personally feel that although these scenarios are interesting to watch play out in film, they are not what makes […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The best gift of all: a best friend

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The best gift of all: a best friend

By Ben Moreno The wind blew through my hair, blasting my Hillsboro Hops cap off of my head. It took me a full minute to finally catch up to my hat as the wind carried it up and down the pavement outside my home, before it finally came to a stop under the tire of […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The pros and cons of being a teen

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The pros and cons of being a teen

By Miranda Thornton Everyone says that being a teen is hard and most teenagers would agree. We have to deal with the stress of high school, responsibility of being self-sufficient and the anxiety of becoming an adult and being responsible for oneself. Even though teenage years may suck, it can also be the best years […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Even as seniors, we can still be a kid… for just a bit longer

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Even as seniors, we can still be a kid… for just a bit longer

By Ben Moreno This is the last few years we can call ourselves kids. Many of those around us can’t wait to become adults and that’s okay but that doesn’t mean we all have to feel that way, though. It’s okay to be afraid of growing up. If you’re as old as me, next year […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: School is a Shared Experience… with Friends!

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: School is a Shared Experience… with Friends!

No matter how often I listen to Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” I can’t prevent the school year’s arrival: I will return to a fresh, not yet scribbled-on desk. I will receive handouts and go home with homework. I will eat lunch. And I can’t wait! For me, returning to school isn’t a demon but a […]

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