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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

By removing the shooter’s name, the author  forces the reader to focus on the characters and their circumstances and not spend any time fascinating on the shooter.

‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee”...

Katie and Colton form one of the odd couples featured in Marrying Millions.

A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing...

President Obama meeting the cast of Hamilton in 2015.

Hamilton and the Dangers of Historical Revisionism

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large May 27, 2020

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.”                                                               -Alexis de Tocqueville   Hamilton...

The ending of Tiger King, with Joe Exotic found guilty of attempted murder-for-hire, feels just.

A Closer Look at Joe Exotic

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large April 8, 2020

Joe Exotic is a former zookeeper, internet sensation, 2016 presidential candidate, mullet-sporting gun-toting polygamous redneck libertarian and convicted felon. But you knew all that, because, like...

The musical Cats in Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, 8 December 2007.

I Think I Kind of Like ‘Cats’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large April 5, 2020

“For he will do as he do do And there's no doing anything abou-a-wow-t it.”                                                      -“The Rum Tum Tugger”, Cats Forgive...

Get Your Valentines Dating Advice From the Bcomber

Get Your Valentine’s Dating Advice From the Bcomber

Beachcomber Staff February 14, 2020

Still planning for Valentine's Day? Here's some advice from the Beachcomber staff. We cover good dates, bad dates, Beachwoodiest dates and more... Cheapest Dates Trying to impress with not only a...

In 1917, Two Lance Corporals, William Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), must journey across the European countryside to deliver an urgent message by morning.

1917 Immerses Audience in Brutal Trench Warfare

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2020

Most war movies are set in Vietnam, WWII, or the contemporary Middle East. WWI is often ignored.  It’s not that it wasn’t an interesting time, as it certainly was. It was the first industrialized...

Accidental President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) receives the nuclear codes in season 1, episode 1 of Designated Survivor.

Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

Joe Spero, Sports Editor January 8, 2020

The Netflix show Designated Survivor is built on the real concept of the ‘designated survivor’ implemented by the United States government.  According to Roll Call, “The idea [of the designated...

Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and her father Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub)

In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor January 7, 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Prime original series about Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish woman who pursues a comedy career after being left by her husband.  Written...

The official movie poster for Marriage Story, which came to Netflix US on Dec. 6.

“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief December 29, 2019

In mid-December, after a two-month hiatus from Netflix, I finally caved in and sat down to watch the first thing the web site’s algorithm fed me: Noah Baumbach’s latest production, Marriage Story. Completely...

One mesmerising scene is the one in which  Elsa tames  the water spirit, which is in the form of a horse that appears while she swims through the Dark Sea.

Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

With its rich plot, memorable characters, beautiful visuals and passionate music, Frozen II follows in the footsteps  of the original, which defined the childhood of our generation. Frozen II accompanies...

Alyssa and James engage in a grating dance of will-they-won’t-they, with the audience privy to the internal monologue of both. Image source: Netflix.com

Trauma, Love and Redemption in the Follow-Up to Netflix’s Cult Classic

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large December 8, 2019

The first season of the Netflix dark romantic comedy The End of the F***ing World was widely praised for its idiosyncratic story beats, stellar LGBTQIA+ representation and chaotic, youthful energy.  The...

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