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The Beachcomber

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Sea of Thieves: a Chest Not Laden With Gold

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer April 13, 2018

Have you ever heard of Rare? I certainly had not, until Sea of Thieves was revealed in 2015 with its eye-catching trailer that got everyone talking. Rare churned out masterpieces during the 1990s:...

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Drama Club Breaks-In Renovated Theater With ‘Fame!’

Julia Charnas, Staff Writer March 18, 2018

For the first time since the high school renovation began in 2011, the drama club has put on a show in the high school auditorium. The opening production, the musical Fame!, performed on March 9 and...

Artwork was showcased by four BHS students: The artists include senior Sarah Borow, junior Christine Li, junior Kelsey Hunsaker and sophomore Amanda Leizman. Photo by Jinle Zhu

Beachwood Arts Council Hosts 23rd Annual Juried Art Show in Honor of Ileen Kelner

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2018

The Beachwood Arts Council hosted the 23rd annual Ileen Kelner Juried High School Art Show at the Beachwood Community Center from Feb. 11 to March 4. Thirty-four Cleveland-area high schools had the...

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Mitchell’s Ice Cream to Reopen in April

Jacob Borison, Staff Writer March 12, 2018

Mitchell's Ice Cream, a family staple in the Cleveland area, has temporarily shut its Beachwood and Solon stores from Jan. 29 until early April. According to Mitchell’s website, the company has partnered...

Culture II includes an impressive 24 songs, allowing Migos to showcase their diverse styles and to feature many guest artists. Image source:

Migos’ Sound Evolves With ‘Culture II’

Ben Connor, Sports Editor March 3, 2018

'In late January, the rap group Migos dropped the highly-anticipated album Culture II, the follow-up to their 2017 masterpiece Culture. The trio saw huge success after they released Culture last year....

Using one consistent color throughout the whole painting was cool and new, Sophomore Gabe Stern said. I never thought to do that.  Photo by Amelia Port

Student Self-Portraits Displayed at Beachwood Place

Amelia Port, Staff Writer March 2, 2018

Right in the middle of Beachwood Place, a beautiful and colorful art display adorned the typically empty space on the downstairs floor. The display, which featured art from grades K-12, was open from Jan....

Monster Hunter: World is a phenomenal video game. I give it a 90/100. If you’re aching for a new experience and don’t mind a steep skill curve, you can end your search. Image source:

‘Monster Hunter World’ Offers Unique Monsters, Intricate Worlds and Many Fighting Options

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer March 1, 2018

If you’re new to Capcom’s unique game franchise, Monster Hunter, it may be hard to consider buying their latest entry, Monster Hunter World. But MHW is one of the best games I’ve played this year,...

Jumanji may be a video game movie, but it flips the stereotype on its head. Image source:

‘Jumanji’ Flips the Script

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

What do you think when you hear the words “Video Game Movie”? You probably think “Bad,” and you wouldn’t be wrong, in most cases. The majority of movies based on video games are of low quality. This...

The drama club presented The Great Gatsby in 2013. The production was in the community room. Photo from Beachcomber archives by Chad Tindel.

Drama Club is Back With Spring Production of ‘FAME!’

Ben Connor, Sports Editor January 23, 2018

Draw back the curtains ! The drama club will present FAME!, its first production in the renovated auditorium, on March 9 and 10. Freshman Sam Roter, who plays the role of Schlomo Metzenbaum, describes...

 Just as Apple revolutionized the cell phone, AirPods seem to be the first generation in their revolution of the headphone market. Image source:

New Year, Time For New Headphones

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

A year after their release in December of 2016, Apple AirPods wireless headphones have taken the nation by storm. “Apple’s AirPods have accounted for 85 percent of totally wireless headphone dollar...

The lessons from the original trilogy were nothing new. It presented a black and white moral universe where good beats evil and heart beats tech. What was important was that these themes were executed well. 
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Star Wars Sells Out, Becomes Stale

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

'It would be idiotic to write a review of this film, because chances are you’ve already seen it. That sums up the power and influence of the Star Wars franchise. It’s the kind of thing people often...

 Slyman’s, a breakfast and lunch- only joint, provides diners with an in-and-out gargantuan sandwich, and a damn fine one at that.

Slyman’s Tavern, which both the Independence and Orange locations are named, is a dining experience. You sit down, enjoy your company and grab a bite. Image source:

Big Maxie’s Bites: Slyman’s Tavern at Pinecrest

Max Alter, Online Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2017

In 1966, Ralph Abdallah purchased Larry’s Ham and Eggs on St. Clair in downtown Cleveland and founded Slyman’s restaurant, named after his grandfather. In 2015, after 49 years serving serving the...

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