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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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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A Little Guide to Getting a Little Cash

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A Little Guide to Getting a Little Cash

It’s Summer!!! With the end of school comes a whole lot of free time. Sure, we could spend our days shopping, playing games, going on vacations… but to do a lot of the fun summertime activities, we need money. So what can we do, teens, to get some dough to spend? Here are some ideas […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Right is Wrong: How our school system does not help everyone

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Right is Wrong: How our school system does not help everyone

Have you ever felt like your teachers’ lessons don’t make sense to you? Are you more of a hands-on, visual learner? Some of us teens are right-brained oriented, but the school system is designed almost exclusively for the left-brain. Which are You? So what am I talking about? Simply put, the right brain is in […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The World-Wide-Wonderful Web

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The World-Wide-Wonderful Web

An Exploration of Four Popular Web Sites I’m a 21st Century teenager with access to Wi-Fi and a need for entertainment- Obviously, I like the internet. And I know my friends and fellow teens do as well (They don’t call us the “Google Generation” for nothing, right?). So, I thought it would be fun and […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What The Classics Teach Us

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: What The Classics Teach Us

  In class, and even on our own, we’ve read classic literature. It’s hard to understand these stories sometimes, but when you think creative, you can often see how they connect to our own lives. While our times may be different, the ideas and characters from classic stories have sound advice even for us teenagers […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

Doggie Do’s and Don’ts An update on Gracie! Since February is National Responsible Pet Owner Month, I thought I would continue to share my experience with raising a puppy. Last time I wrote about my new dog, Gracie, we had just gotten her and I was learning all about taking care of a dog. Since […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Conquer Life!

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Conquer Life!

By Brigid Fitzpatrick Homework, school, jobs, sports, clubs, internships, studying, college planning, chores, socializing… Yikes! Being a teenager, with so much to keep track of, is one huge job. Our schedules are so full, it’s no wonder stress and high school go hand-in-hand. Trying to juggle your time and still enjoy yourself is hard, and […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

By Brigid Fitzpatrick Extra-curricular activities are a big part of life as a teen. To prepare for college and explore our interests, we always stay busy with sports, clubs, and school events, so much so that sometimes it feels like we can barely breathe! I have been a part of the Southridge Marching Band for […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

Thank You Hayao Miyazaki! I know that I am not alone in my adoration of animated movies. Ever since I was little, movies made by Disney, Dreamworks, and Pixar have always fascinated and entertained me with their beautiful art and magical plots. In fact, I have many fond memories of watching movie after movie in […]

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