From Seniors to Juniors: college applications

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By Tatiana Garcia tatiana.png

As the school year begins to unwind, Seniors are well underway with college applications and are now making big decisions as to where they want to go next year. But as Senior begin a new chapter of their life, Juniors are just about to begin the whirlwind known as college applications and scholarships and all their deadlines.

After months in the eye of the storm, graduating Seniors have tips and tricks that’ll actually help you during these wild times:

  1. Make sure to meet ALL deadlines!—I know you’ve heard it before, but I truly mean it. You always think, “Oh yeah, I got this. This isn’t due ‘till the end of the month.” Then BAM, it’s two days past the deadline and you’re there lying in bed thinking about the what if’s while eating pizza rolls from a wine glass. Please just MEET deadlines, put a reminder on your…

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‘Love, Simon’: The movie everyone needs to see

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By Mercedes Gray-Davis mercedes.png

In the Spotlight

Love, Simon is a breath of fresh air for many LGBT youths, bringing light and a sense of normalcy to same-sex relationships. Based on the novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, the film stuns as a teen romantic comedy that just so happens to be about a gay teenager and it’s surprisingly normal and refreshing.

The Script

The film tells the story of Simon Spiers, a senior in high school, who’s been hiding a secret since the start of his love for Daniel Radcliffe. Being closeted, he hasn’t told anyone except Blue, a fellow anonymous closeted student at Creekwood High. The pair bond over a series of emails dedicated to sharing their feelings over Oreos and the struggles of being not being out yet. Throughout the film, Simon’s relationship with his friends and family suffer from his secretive life that comes…

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Star freshman jumping her way into first in state

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The Top Line

On Friday, April 6, during the Chehalem Field and Track Classic, Beaverton freshman Lily Reynolds broke the school record for high jump and moved herself to first in the state. She hit a height of 5 feet and 6 inches, an entire inch higher than Beaverton’s previous record from 1992. This puts Reynolds as our newest record holder and the top performer in the state of Oregon for high jump. Reynolds also participates in the 100 meter, long jump, and 4×100 meter relay.

The Game

This specific meet was an invitational, which means the best players from 16 schools were competing in the meet. Reynolds competed in three other events, even setting a personal record in the 100 meter at a time of 13.52 seconds. As for the high jump, she also set her personal record of 5 feet and 6 inches. If you look…

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March Madness… and Mayhem

By Gus Woolfrey, junior

March Madness was the talk of the week. Everyone was competing between brackets and trying to make it the the top of their group. It was getting very intense, between all the upsets that happened and all the surprises that nobody expected… people were very into it. One of the biggest upsets was the Marshall against Wichita State. Marshall was the underdog in the 13th seed and Wichita State was the 4th seed. So of course, everyone thought that it was going to be an easy win for Wichita, but they were wrong. I took the gamble and had Marshall winning, and after they actually one, I went from the bottom 3 to 1st place because of all the points I got.

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Another huge upset was Loyola against Miami. Loyola was the 11th seed and Miami was 6th seed so everyone believed that Miami was going to dominate, but that didn’t happen. It was a huge upset for many people. The overall biggest upset in the tournament was UMBC beating Virginia. UMBC was a 16th seed, and Virginia was a 1st seed. UMBC beat Virginia by 20, the first ever 16th seed beating the 1st seed in march madness history! That’s huge! UMBC came out putting up a fight and Virgina took it too easy and wasn’t ready for the competition and it caused them to lose the game.

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What I think to have been a big surprise was the championship. Villanova was the winner of the tournament. But out of my bracket of 30 people, only 1 person chose them to win it all. The whole tournament was great because nobody knew what was going to happen, so it kept people entertained during it. Overall, it was a great tournament, even though I didn’t win the bracket.

Beavers battle against first in state, rival school Southridge

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By Noe Lambert noe.png

Beaverton girls basketball faced their fiercest competitors this Tuesday at home during a varsity doubleheader against Southridge High School. Southridge was ranked first in the state and Beaverton was ranked third, so this particular game has been the most awaited match throughout the whole season. In past seasons, our girls team hasn’t been considered much of an opponent in the eyes of the talented Skyhawks, after losing to them all four games in the past two seasons.

However, this year our team gained a few crucial players and a new coach, Kathy Naro, that have turned the program around. The girls were determined to beat Southridge and freshman Alexa Borter said, “We watched a lot of film on them and practiced making sure we knew how to defend their plays and knew what we should run against them.”

It was one of the most intense games of…

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New coach scores big for girls basketball team

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By Julia Tantare julia.png

The girls’ basketball team scored big this year with their new coach Kathy Adelman Naro. With over twenty years of coaching experience, Naro is qualified and has put her skills to good use with our girls’ varsity team. With all of the competitive teams in Beaverton’s Metro League, it was time for us to have a coach with the work ethic to bring the girls to victory.

Naro grew up playing basketball and during her time at Tigard High School she was the starting point guard and helped her team win the 1988 Class 3A championship. After that, Naro played at the University of Portland and had a great four-year career that made her very eager to keep playing. So, she took her skill from the court to the coach’s seat.

With inspiration from her father, Rick Adelman, who coached the Trail Blazers from 1988 to 1994, she…

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Hope-ful new club arises

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By Kathryn Burris katie.png

At Beaverton, the numbers of homeless students are growing – and we aren’t the only ones. Across the district and across the state, the number of homeless students have grown to an all-time high of 22,541 – 5.6 percent increase from last year. Beaverton High School alone has around 90 reported homeless students. Social studies teacher Rita Morgan has decided to help support these students by forming Club Hope, “a new club to promote homeless awareness and support programs and projects to address our school’s homeless population.”

Ms. Morgan says that it was ‘kinda funny’ the way the club started. Founded by her and juniors Cameron Monfared and Ayden Fox, they say they all came up with similar ideas at separate times in separate ways. All united with the same passion, they worked together to combine their ideas and Club Hope was born.

The biggest topic that Club…

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Stuck in eternal cycle of student loan payments: college kids’ struggle

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At eighteen years of age, high school students are expected to determine the rest of their lives. We are expected to choose one of the many overpriced colleges or universities our nation offers while inheriting the debt that comes along with it. And does the education we’re paying so much money for even get us a good enough job to help us pay off these loans?

Senior Nina Hambleton stated, “I think it’s ironic that they’re going to make me pay for a school that’s not even going to pay off my student debt.” Many of the acclaimed academic schools in our nation are overwhelmingly overpriced, which makes sense because they better your education and job opportunities. But what job could ever help us pay off $200,000, while also being a homeowner and supporting our families? It’s virtually impossible unless you win the lottery or suddenly inherit…

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Worst songs roasting on an open fire

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By Patrick Evans & Brady Rogers

As the winter holiday season officially begins, we begin spending two months shoving our earholes with the same songs over and over again. Needless to say, some are better than others, but to make this list the song has to absolutely suck. Here are the ones that destroy our Christmas spirit:

“The Chipmunk Song” — Alvin and the Chipmunks

Nothing hurts your ears more than the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas songs, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. We apologize in advance to any young kids who read this, but the chipmunks are unbearable to listen to. Listening to the pitch at which they not only talk, but sing, shouldn’t be legal. It should come with a warning in advance, like medicine commercials that list every side effect possible. Warning: eardrums may explode.

“Where Are You Christmas?” — Faith Hill

“Where Are You…

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All I want for Christmas is for people to leave me alone

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By Mercedes Gray-Davis

There’s many that cringe at the thought of the constant calls from Beaverton school district at five in the morning telling you that you still have school. The idea of Christmas shopping with angry soccer moms that rage over her 1% off coupon not working and the ample discussion of all of Starbucks holiday drinks. This year, the Hummer staff compiled a list of reasons we don’t enjoy the holiday season.

  • Retail

As someone who works in retail, this makes my life a bit stressful. Many complain about lines at the store but they’re also just part of the problem. Yes, I know you had to wait 10 minutes in line, but you have three items and it would’ve been easier to go to self-checkout. The person in front of you bought $300 worth of Christmas decorations so please don’t get mad at me for taking a long…

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