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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Beachwood GSA advisers Topher Helm and Felecia Hamilton are concerned about the impact HB 68 will have on the well-being of transgender students.

Ohio Statehouse Overrides Governor’s Veto to Restrict Transgender Rights

Isaac Gorodeski and Jack Soroka April 4, 2024

Ohio House Bill 68, which will become law on April 23, brings a number of restrictions on transgender children in the state. The law prohibits health officials from performing any form of gender transition...

One in three Black boys can anticipate going to prison, compared to one in six Latino boys and one in 17 white boys.

Beyond Bars

Taia Menefee, News Editor February 22, 2024

According to a fact sheet by the NAACP, the number of incarcerated people in the United States increased from around 500,000 to 2.2 million between the years 1980 and 2015.  Furthermore, the sheet...

Shortly after the November vote, the Ohio house speaker, Senate president and a group of four Republican state legislators spoke out against the amendment’s passing and promised legislative action.

Ohioans Passed the Reproductive Freedom Amendment

Shreya Chellu, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2024

Ohioans approved a constitutional amendment safeguarding access to abortion and other forms of reproductive healthcare on Nov. 7.  The amendment was written by the Ohio Physicians for Reproductive...

At least twenty BHS students  attended the event, joining 1,800 from the Cleveland area. The crowd on the national mall was estimated at 290,000. Organizers are calling it the largest rally of Jewish people in modern history.

Thousands of Clevelanders Join March for Israel in Washington

Isaac Gorodeski, Features Editor November 27, 2023

The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations held a rally for Israel on Nov. 14 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. According to...

Beachwood players heard the term Nazi used as a play call during the first half of the Brooklyn game.

‘Nazi’ Play Call Sparks Outrage

Madeleine Mehler and Jack Soroka November 1, 2023

A controversy erupted at the Sept. 22 home football game against Brooklyn over the use of the term ‘Nazi’ as a play call, which Beachwood players, coaches and administrators found offensive.  Linebacker...

Shapiro and Vitek explain their Beachwood stone project to the group before placing the stones. Photo courtesy of Kate Vitek

BMS Teachers Visit Polish Holocaust Sites

Radha Pareek, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

This summer BMS English teachers Kate Vitek and Carrie Shapiro traveled to Poland to gain firsthand experience touring Holocaust sites, which will help enrich their curriculum.  The two journeyed to...

While there was no confirmed tornado in Beachwood, ferocious winds snapped multiple trees in half and bent a power pole on Fairmount Boulevard.

12 Tornadoes Touch Down in Northeast Ohio

Eli Posa, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Trees snapped in half. Power out for days.  On the night of Thursday, Aug. 24, multiple tornadoes struck Northeast Ohio leaving rubble scattered all over the streets. A total of 12 tornadoes in...

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...

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