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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

by Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love the crisp, rainy days, the rich smelling candles, and all the vivid colored leaves that line the streets when they fall. Which brings me to the question… why exactly do leaves fall? Do they serve a purpose for trees and […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by Lani Garcia (11th Grader) It’s that time of the year again! School is starting, and everyone is going to ask each other what they did over the summer. While I spent my summer camping and hanging out with friends, I also spent time learning about something I’ve been very curious about and in the […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Are Your Kids Growing Out of Creativity?

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Are Your Kids Growing Out of Creativity?

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) Late astronomer Carl Sagan was once interviewed by TVO, a public service television station, regarding his opinion of the American education system. Sagan offered this testimony: “You go talk to kindergartners or first-grade kids, you find a class full of science enthusiasts. They ask deep questions. They ask, ‘What is […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It has been observed in the United States for nearly 60 consecutive years and was instituted to shed light on symptoms of mental illness in an effort to aid individuals in recognizing warning signs and addressing the condition before it becomes severe. This year’s […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Misconceptions of Parental Leniency

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Misconceptions of Parental Leniency

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) A recently published psychological study reveals that a strict parenting style is more likely to cultivate an environment in which a child will regularly lie. This is a consequence of the fact that they feel unsafe being honest with their parents. Philippa Perry, renowned author and psychotherapist, confirms that too […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Feminism Isn’t Just White, Its Intersectional

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Feminism Isn’t Just White, Its Intersectional

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) 2017 has marked the beginning of an era, an era of young women who will, as Hillary Clinton advised them, never doubt that they are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. We live in a nation with a non-inclusive administration, plain and simple. […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your Guide to a Safe Protest

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Your Guide to a Safe Protest

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) With newly elected Donald Trump as our nation’s president, there has been a spike in protests all across the nation, including your city. Looking to participate but don’t want to put yourself in danger? Here are some dos and don’ts for a protest. Do know your rights. As a citizen […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

By Emery Hanel (12th Grade) What’s up, Beaverton teens? Say goodbye to 2016 and say hello to 2017, which also means saying hello to a New Year’s Resolution. According to Statistic Brain, only 8% of Americans succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution. Do you know if you’re a member of this statistic? It’s okay […]

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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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