BHS welcomes new Hall of Achievement Inductees

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by Connor Patrick

Last week the Beaverton High School Hall of Achievement inducted seven new members in a small ceremony in the library. These seven individuals join the 34 members from the inaugural induction in 2016. In the press release for the event, BHS declared, “The goal of the HOA is to recognize their contributions and to foster pride within the current generation of students to inspire them to achieve greatness in their own lives.”

Gene Biggi (‘46) was the first new inductee. Biggi had a prolific athletic career at BHS and University of Portland and an even more impressive career operating his family’s company, Beaverton Foods, where he created the first ever honey mustard. “Beaverton Foods and Beaverton High School, that’s my two loves,” Biggi said, fondly reminiscing of his time at BHS.

Next up was Scott Burns (‘65), a highly respected scientist and educator. He described some of…

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Take the “Old Town Road” into new music

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by Brady Rogers

The recent arrival of new music came with a surprising twist, as hip hop and country saw a combination of genres to create the current number one song, Old Town road. Not only did it top the charts, it broke a record for having a song in two separate genres leaderboards.

However, Billboard charts reviewed the song and disqualified it from the country billboards, claiming it’s not country enough. Billboard released an official statement, explaining, “[Old Town Road] is not embracing enough elements of today’s country music in its current version.”

The unprecedented decision that faced the company was met with backlash, and rightfully so. The song had a strong feeling of country, with a beat that mimicked rap and country, and flow that infused both genres.

The artist, known as Lil Nas X, found a solution when Billy Ray Cyrus decided to stand by his side…

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Lacrosse season has arrived!

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by Nani Lambert

Lacrosse season has finally begun and everyone is eager to see what the season will look like for our teams this year.

Both boys and girls lacrosse are very excited to have finally kicked off their season, and are getting ready for many intense games to come in the future. Third year varsity player, junior, Logan Lusk mentioned she is super pumped to play Southridge High School as well as Mountainside High School because each of those teams has “Many of our old players from before the boundary change.” Also adding in how “It’s fun to be able to see as well as play old friends and see how much they have improved.”

Junior Ben Mungai also stated how he is “Most excited to play the last game of the season” because he would be interested in seeing how much they have improved from the first game…

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AP Testing: The College Tuition Loophole

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by Natalie Marssdorf

It’s finally the time of year when seniors begin to commit to the colleges of their choice and face the fruition of their month-long battle with college applications. On top of this, they must all recognize the monumental price of college, which according to College Board, has nearly tripled since 1989. But hidden amongst all of the fines and fees, there’s the saving grace of AP credits. By taking AP tests in high school, you can essentially earn college credits, those of which will help you bypass lower-level college courses, all in all saving you money. AP testing is limited though, with many colleges only accepting scores of 4 and 5. To ace your tests this year and save the cost of that class to buy half of a textbook, The Hummer has compiled a list of tip and tricks.

How to get ready for the big…

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BHS Band wows at Winter Concert

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by Katie Burris

Beaverton High School’s band program is a longstanding tradition that, over the years, has placed a love of music in generations of students hearts. Today, Beaverton’s band program is small but mighty, suffering losses of students to the boundary changes. However, students still work hard to perfect their songs and showcase them to their families and peers.

On February 21st, the band program put one of their annual concerts to showcase the music they are working to perfect for the upcoming festival season. As always, the jazz band opened the concert, playing fun selections to warm up the audience.

Concert Band followed with the piece they’ve been working on, entitled “Carolina Legend” by James Swearingen. This is a joyful, peppy song that is more of an impressive feat considering that Concert Band is missing sections of their ensemble. Even without the low brass instruments, they were able…

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Hummer 101: Tips on common forecasting mistakes, and what to do to prevent them

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by Quaye Dydasco

It’s forecasting season! Even if you’re reading this in March, April, May…September of next year! It’s still forecasting season because, until two weeks after the beginning of the 2019 fall semester, your schedule isn’t set in stone. So to all you freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, there are endless options for you for the next year and choosing your classes can be a doozy. Here are the most common mistakes you’ll make when forecasting and how to avoid them!

  • Not taking enough classes (Hello athletes!)

Hey, all you athletes out there! Especially juniors and seniors who are taking TAs, early releases, and late arrivals. Given, all of those sound very appealing; sleeping in, getting out of school early, and hanging out with your favorite teacher. However, OSAA requires all student-athletes to be enrolled and PASSING at least five classes. So taking five AP classes and two late arrivals…

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A Groundbreaking New Concessions Stand

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by Natalie Marssdorf

Last week, alumni, district officials, board members, and administrators, gathered around a pile of dirt adjacent to the home stands of the BHS football field. The snack shack that had previously inhabited the dirt pile had been demolished in preparation for a new one. News cameras and reporters lined up to view the site and to envision it as a gleaming beacon of snack shack hope. The new building will be surrounded by a small plaza area in which students and parents can mingle during football games and other field events.      

The building construction of the new concession stand will conclude prior to the 2019 football season and open in time to greet new students and alumni alike. During the groundbreaking, Beaverton Alumni Family Network co-president Pam Holt spoke about how the family network connects to this new project. “On behalf of the Beaverton Alumni Family…

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Bucky’s Family: Ashley Molina

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Name: Ashley (Ash) Molina

Grade: 10th

Who is one person you would want to meet? Why? Billie Eilish because she seems like a really cool person.

What plans do you have for Winter Break? Sleeping and drawing!

Where have you always wanted to go to/vacation? London, England.

Pumpkin pie. Yay or nay? Never had it.

What do you want to brag about that you haven’t had the opportunity to yet? I made the design for my middle school marching band.

Who is your biggest role model? I am my own biggest role model, I do what I can to encourage myself to keep pushing.

What are you most looking forward to this school year? Making some new friends, and figuring out who I am a bit more.

What kind of career do you want when you’re older? Something in the film industry, I’d like to become a director!

What is your favorite holiday? HALLOWEEN!

If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be? Why? Nobody. I’m happy being myself.

What is your biggest pet peeve? When people talk super loud.

What is your favorite activity/hobby? Drawing!

Who is your favorite cartoon character? Max from Camp Camp.

Would you rather shop on Black Friday or work on Black Friday? Neither, because both of them sound horrible.

What is your favorite family tradition? Opening up Christmas presents before Christmas.

What is your New Year’s resolution? I’m trying to focus on minor things in my life, I want to stutter less.

Dogs or cats? DOGS!!!

Do you play any sports? No.

Waffles or pancakes? Why not both?

What makes you unique? I’m very creative.

Who is your celebrity crush? Ryan Reynolds.

Would you rather be 10 years old with all the knowledge you have now or get handed $100k right now? $100K now! I could save so much money.

What is your favorite song? Is there a song that has special meaning to you? Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz. It sparks my creativity.

Do you have any siblings? 1 older brother, and 1 younger brother.

What is your favorite memory? Jumping off a 3 story building at a fair!

What are you most excited for in your future? Having more freedom.

What has inspired you in life? Having the motivation to continue forward.

What is your biggest dream? To be able to tell good stories.

What is your biggest fear? Failure, it’s always in the back of my mind.

What is ONE thing that you want people to know about you? I just want people to be real and honest.




Zack Danner (shown on the right) graduated in 2018. He was born in
Portland and has a brother who is currently a Senior at Beaverton
High, Patrick Danner. Zack’s favorite memory of high school was
winning back to back Metro League Championships with the Varsity
basketball team.

Zack was part of the Marketing Pathway and was also the manager of
the Varsity football and basketball teams. He enjoyed watching the
teams develop from the start to the end of the season. His favorite
class at BHS was Marketing Seminar because he found it interesting and
very applicable to real life. He looks forward to advancing his career
in business and is excited about the future.

His advice to anyone at Beaverton is to be flexible and understand
that things won’t always go as planned. Also to realize that if you
let it, high school can teach you valuable life lessons and open up
tons of amazing opportunities. #THEBeavertonHighSchool