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The Beachcomber

Senior Haya Shehadeh takes a shot during the Feb. 10 home game against Hawken.

Girls Basketball Forfeits Playoff Game Near East Palestine After Train Derailment

Shreya Chellu and Lyndia Zheng March 22, 2023

The Beachwood Athletic Department made the decision on Friday, Feb. 17 to forfeit the girls basketball playoff game against Crestview High School, which was scheduled for the following night. Given...

We learned… that many of the kids didnt have the opportunity to celebrate with their families because there was not a day off from school. That became one of the challenges that the families talked about, Kevin Houchins, Director of Equity & Community Engagement

Beachwood to Recognize Three Asian Holidays on District Calendar

Amy Zhou, News Editor March 6, 2023

The upcoming school year of 2023-2024 will mark the first time the Beachwood City Schools will recognize the Asian holidays of Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Fitr.  On Lunar New Year (February 9,...

View of The Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People from the Glass Bridge in Kyiv.

Fleeing War, Settling in Beachwood

Samah Khan, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

When news broke of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February, junior Yeva Butovska thought about her relatives and friends who were forced to flee their homes without money or a plan for the future.  “[They...

“It’s not about screaming and yelling, its about learning and teaching,” Fischer said.

Welcome Back, Fischer

Allison Rindsberg, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

As he geared up for the big game against Aurora, Scott Fischer was excited and nervous. It was fall of 1991, and he was a freshman defensive end on the Bison football team. Fischer would be starting...

Conversations about climate change need to shift from the future tense into the present.

The Heat is On

Samah Khan, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2022

As residents of Northeast Ohio, it isn’t often that we bear the brunt of global warming. In a region known for gray skies with an abundance of snow and ice in the winter, it's hard to see how drought...

According to polling conducted on Sept. 30, over half of the country (51.9%) disapproves of President Bidens performance.

Democrats Face Roadblocks to Retain Control of Congress

Radha Pareek, Staff Writer October 15, 2022

Often deemed the “midterm curse,” midterm elections tend to be an unpropitious time for the party that holds the presidency, considering the record of off-year elections adversely impacting presidents’...

Beachwood students attended a Planned Parenthood protest at Willard Park in May.

How Will the Dobbs Ruling Affect Ohio Women?

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

The Supreme Court released a decision on June 24 to overturn the 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center.  This ruling came after Politico leaked a draft in early...

Many foster children were put in the system because they were already subject to abuse. Additionally, children experience high rates of abuse within the system.

Seeking Stability

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

Nineteen-year-old Meredith Hunter, whose name has been changed in protection of her identity, was in the foster care system from ages 14 to 18.  Hunter lived with an alcoholic mother before being put...

Supporters of Ukraine rallied in Parmas Ukrainian Village on Sunday, Feb. 27.

How the War in Ukraine is Affecting People in Northeast Ohio

Isaac Gorodeski, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

The reverberations of the war in Ukraine are being felt by many in Northeast Ohio’s Ukrainian-American community. “Russia has never wanted Ukraine to be a free, democratic country,” said Lyudmila...

Eaton Corporation relocated from downtown Cleveland to Chagrin Highlands in 2013.

The Court Battle Over Chagrin Highlands

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The Beachwood and Warrensville Heights City School Districts are currently in a legal tug of war over $8 million of retroactive property tax revenue as well as millions in future revenue. The conflict...

Activists showed up at Beachwood Board of Education meetings in March after the district sent an email to families about a mandatory assembly.

How School Board Meetings Became Battlegrounds in 2021

Vidula Jambunath, Staff Writer January 9, 2022

School board meetings became contentious nationwide in 2021, with activists opposing mask and vaccine mandates and others upset about curriculum initiatives focused on race and racism. In the Cleveland...

After President Trump dubbed Covid-19 the Chinese virus last year, The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council announced that more than 673 cases of discrimination against Asian-Americans were reported in one week.

The Anxiety of Being Asian-American

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

The eyes express what the tongue cannot; they are intricate organs that allow us to see the world's beauty and into other people's souls.  And yet the external appearance of our eyes can also create...

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