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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Protecting sharks: it’s the right thing to do

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Protecting sharks: it’s the right thing to do

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) The 30th annual Shark Week on Discovery Channel and National Shark Awareness Day took place last month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about these misunderstood predators. Thanks to movies like Jaws and 47 Meters Down, sharks have to deal with the consequences of being portrayed as monsters who […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Heat dangers to dogs and children

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Heat dangers to dogs and children

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) July is one of the hottest months in Beaverton, where temperatures can reach up and over 90 degrees. It’s easy to imagine fun days at the pool drinking cold lemonade, but we can’t forget about the dangers that this heat brings. Especially for dogs and children. Every summer there are […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Here in Beaverton, spring and summer can seem like the perfect time of year. For once, it’s actually sunny out, and over 50 degrees! However, those of you with allergies see right through this disguise. Warm weather means more flowers and blooming trees, which means more of that yellow powdery […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The amazing world we live in

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The amazing world we live in

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Many people travel so they can see new places, meet new people, and experience new cultures. Going to different countries makes us more open-minded too and allows us to gain new perspectives on life that we didn’t have before. I am so thankful to have recently had the opportunity to […]

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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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