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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

It made me so frustrated to see how many of the players are willing to continue to play this life-risking game, all for a miniscule chance of actually winning.

‘Squid Game’ Exposes the Depth of Human Greed

Amy Zhou, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

After succumbing to the nagging of friends and the influence of online ratings and constant advertising, I have watched Netflix’s Korean drama series Squid Game.  Now, I will admit, at first I was...

Concertmaster Moonhee Kim is a member of the Cleveland Youth Orchestra and a participant in the Cleveland Institute of Music young artists’ program.

Orchestra Features Baroque and Modern Music in Fall Concert

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

The auditorium was full of family and friends of orchestra musicians on Nov. 3rd for the first in-person concert since 2019.  This will be the last fall performance conducted by orchestra director...

3 Idiots an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

“3 Idiots” an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Today, I will be reviewing 3 Idiots, a comic drama that follows two friends as they chase their arrogant but talented college roommate and recall their days together while learning more about his mysterious...

By centering on an Asian hero, Shang-Chi offers an antidote to a history of prejudiced portrayals in which Asians were often used as the punchline.

Marvel Centers Asian-American Action Hero in ‘Shang-Chi’

Elijah Kriwinsky October 19, 2021

Shang-Chi, the character on which Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is based, has a troubled history.  Shang Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin...

I’d like to see more people get into virtual reality, possibly just to play Beat Saber, sophomore Alex Johnson said.

Sophomore Swings Virtual Sabers

Amy Zhou, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Alexander Johnson, better known as the “VR Kid,” is a BHS sophomore who has recently caught his peers’ attention by playing an activity-based virtual reality rhythm game called Beat Saber during...

It was great to see a diverse cast on screen with a wide range of  personalities . Even with all the issues being addressed, the show doesn’t feel like it has too much on its plate, and there are no overly-cringy moments.

Grand Army: More Than Just Your Average Teen Show

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

When you see shows geared towards teens nowadays, they fall into two categories: shows with highly attractive teens and dry plot lines or shows that fly off the rails and try too hard to shock the audience.  Either...

Andrew Glouberman meets the hormone monster.

A Case Study in Bad Television

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large January 9, 2021

Big Mouth is a Netflix adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, with a cast populated by famous character actors, stand-up comedians and Hollywood insiders like John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny...

My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor December 9, 2020

Christmas is my favorite time of year. There are so many things I love about the season: the Christmas lights people put up on their houses, Christmas trees glittering in windows, random people saying...

The sequel is set a hundred years later, in the unsubtly named “Republic City.” The city is afflicted with two existential threats--organized crime and radical insurrectionism--the twin bogeymen of conservatism.

The Reactionary Politics of ‘The Legend of Korra’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 14, 2020

The Legend of Korra (2012-2014) is the long-awaited and extraordinarily divisive sequel to the classic Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Critics of Korra often cite the vapidity of the...

If you’re looking to read a good mystery/sci-fi novel with a cast of characters whom you understand and who would understand you, look no further.

Bison Book Blurbs

Hiba Ali, Features Editor November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the...

Together, Tutar and Borat traverse a Trump-happy American landscape, all while negotiating a relatively sophisticated drama of familial love, responsibility and gender roles.

Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious...

Instead of turning on new agents, this season the agents turn on their bosses. Why work for Brett and Jason anyway? The agents have their own real estate licenses…

Selling Sunset? More Like Selling Funset

Tal Rothberg, News Editor October 30, 2020

There is nothing like sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and watching real estate agents fight. The Netflix Original Selling Sunset is the perfect blend of drama and reality.  The show follows...

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