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.”

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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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One of Pixar’s best movies yet

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By Tatiana García

Coco is visually stunning, culturally immersive and one of Pixar’s best movies yet. Coco has domestically made a whopping 89.6 million U.S. dollars at the box office and has been rated fresh (97%) on Rotten Tomatoes.

coco.pngMiguel strumming Ernesto De La Cruz guitar and ignitingthe Land of the Dead. (Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar).

Coco takes place on the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday in which one celebrates loved ones who’ve passed on. Miguel, a boy from a family of shoemakers, embarks on a coming-of-age journey as an aspiring musician. But he finds himself held back to pursue that dream, as his family has held a generation old ban on music ever since his great great great grandmother was left by a musician. In Miguel’s determination to follow his goals and be as great of a musician as his idol Ernesto De La Cruz, he finds…

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There’s a secret behind Oregon’s official state pie

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By Katie Burris

As the weeks get shorter and the weather gets colder, celebrate with the best fall food ever – PIE. But not just any pie will do. In the past few weeks, an exciting Oregon legislature has been passed to make marionberry pie Oregon’s official state pie.

Many of you may be wondering, “What the heck is a marionberry?” To answer that question for you, Beaverton High’s very own marionberry expert, Richard Turner, an English teacher, is here to put all marionberry myths to rest. In his own words, here is the unofficial history of marionberries.

“They’re actually from [Germany], and they were brought over by Luther Burbank, a plant-breeder who said, ‘Wow, I bet these would go really good here, I could breed them into something cool.’ So he did, and he made several different varieties of blackberry and they escaped from his farm, and now are…

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Diary of a wimpy teen telemarketer

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By Kimaia Gassner & Noe Lambert

Beaverton Education Fund gives money to 51 of the 53 schools in the Beaverton School District. One of their most successful fundraisers is the Phone-a-Thon.  Students from different clubs from all over the district gather in a muggy, confined, yoga room as the Executive Director, Kristine Baggett cheers forcefully to get everyone pumped about this year’s event and how we will all benefit from the phone calls that we will be making that night. And remember “Stick. To. The. Script.”

Each year, the newspaper squad gathers up and peers around the room. The HS2 ski team stares at me as I walk in late. As I survey the room, I notice we’re the cutest team here— but what’s new.

The beginning meeting comes to a close, the overly excited grownup volunteers call out the different groups as we hang our heads and file out of…

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Cold weather, hot food, warm tummy

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By Patrick Evans & Brady Rogers

As the leaves begin to fall, so does our desire for popsicles. The changing of the seasons means a stronger need for comfort foods, they add a nostalgic feeling, to a time before we had to worry about what our president tweeted next. The Opinion section threw their heads together and came up with a list of some of their favorite comfort foods for when the weather gets colder.

Now don’t sleep on the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. Soup in any flavor is always comforting, but homemade tomato brings a warm zest that is indescribable (except we kind of described it). Don’t even get us started on the grilled cheese, the cheesy goodness of Tillamook cheddar in every bite is unbelievable. Name a better duo, we’ll wait.

Grilled Cheese may be great, but the true comfort during the perpetual cold, rainy season of…

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