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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

“You are an American Prometheus, a man who gave them the power to destroy themselves, Neils Bohr said to Oppenheimer. And they’ll respect that. And your work really begins.

Oppenheimer Confronts the Consequences of His Own Creation

Shreya Chellu, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2023

In December of 1938, Germany stunned the global scientific community with the discovery of nuclear fission. Almost a year later, World War II began.  Fearing the threat of a bomb in Nazi hands, sitting...

In the 60s, Daleks reflected concerns about xenophobia and the dangers of technology, concerns very relevant when WWII was a recent memory and the Cold War was ongoing. Image by Nelo Hotsuma via Wikimedia Commons

What Our Obsession With Robots Reveals About Us

Elijah Kriwinsky, Arts & Life Editor October 6, 2023

Television is known for its clever one-liners and fascinating in-depth takes on the psychology of humankind, but what trope has been as universal for as long as robots? We see them in Star Wars, classic...

According to reporting by CBS News, Swifts tour may have added as much as $5 billion to the world economy.

A Swifty Summer

Rachel Kanterovich and Madeleine Mehler September 28, 2023

When we think of summer 2023, many of us think of Taylor Swift traveling from state to state to perform her The Eras Tour.  Not only did Swift perform a 44-song, 10 Era, 3-hour concert, but she and her...

In recent years Minaj has been returning to the hip-hop community, and she did not come to play.

Nicki Minaj is Back With Collaborations and Brand New Sounds

Kendall Finley and Angelica Tall September 24, 2023

Onika Tanya Maraj, also known as Nicki Minaj, has recently come back to the music industry with bangers. In recent years she’s slowly been returning to the hip-hop community, and she did not come...

This film hit all of its points: funny, sentimental and meaningful. It was  an all-around joy to watch. Image source: still from Barbie film trailer

Barbie Finds Her Own Way

Sami Stimpert, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

American movie viewers were taken by storm when Barbie the movie was released on July 21.  This film, inspired by the popular doll, is a fantasy-comedy with both unrealistic details and real-world...

Julian Landes as Patchy the Pirate and Ana Ribeiro Duraes as Karen during the pre-show teaser.

From Bikini Bottom to Beachwood

Jack Soroka, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Spongebob the Musical  starts out like a usual episode of Spongebob, but soon dives deep into an elaborate, high-stakes plot.  Spongebob and his friends have to save their town from being annihilated...

Pakistan is a country that Americans know very little about, and the first things that pop into many peoples’ heads when they hear Pakistan are often negative.

Pakistan’s Portrayal in YA literature

Anah Khan, Features Editor May 12, 2023

These past few months I have set myself on a literary journey to examine just how accurately Pakistan is portrayed in Young Adult novels. Regardless of whether the author is a native to the country or...

White & Gold: Great Talent, Poorly Attended

White & Gold: Great Talent, Poorly Attended

Elijah Kriwinsky, Staff Writer May 10, 2023

White & Gold is so much more than a talent show.  This year’s show, held on April 18, featured live musical performances and a showcase of other student projects such as charity and artwork.  However,...

The film focuses on themes of friendship and perseverance, as the characters seek power-ups such as magic mushrooms, floating question mark boxes and an army of monkeys to help them defeat the King Koopa, Bowser, the antagonist we all recognize from the Mario games.

Super Mario Bros. Will Pipe You Into a New Universe

Maurice Kaplan, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The Super Mario Bros. movie tells the story Mario and Luigi being transported to a different universe after trying to save the city from a massive plumbing emergency.  Caution: spoilers ahead The...

The gyro was above average, and the homemade pita really gave it a nice texture, but the tzatziki sauce was a game-changer.

Zina Serves Fresh Greek Street Fare with Quality Ingredients

Jacob Burkons, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

As I passed Cedar Center a few months ago I was looking for my favorite soul food spot Ella Mae’s when I noticed it had been replaced with a new restaurant: Zina Greek Street Food.  Although I was...

Art Show Features Work From K-12 Students

Art Show Features Work From K-12 Students

Vivian Myers and Anna Zhao April 5, 2023

The gallery buzzed with energy as members of the Beachwood community gathered to appreciate a variety of student art. Canvases covered every wall, and there were creations in every display case.  Children...

We Should All Read Kitchen

We Should All Read ‘Kitchen’

Mirica Woodley, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto and published in 1988, Kitchen details the life of newly-orphaned Mikage, a woman made to live with a family her grandmother held semi-close relations with...

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