The Beachcomber

Educators Consider the Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in the Classroom

Educators Consider the Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in the Classroom

Roberto DeMarchi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

As cell phones have become increasingly omnipresent and powerful, schools, including BHS, must try to strike a balance between what is useful and what is disruptive as far as electronics are concerned. “The district is very concerned about students using electronic devices to take pictures, videotape or...

An Open Letter to Student Council

An Open Letter to Student Council

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

It's time to stop segregating graduates by gender

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

In 2016, Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd. released musical.ly, a lip sync video-sharing platform today most remembered for giving the world Jacob Sartorius and other faux riche preteen garbage celebrities.  In 2018, however, a triumph of rebranding transformed the app into a central pillar of mod...

Same School, Different Levels

Same School, Different Levels

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor

September 28, 2019

Beachwood City Schools is a thriving and diverse school district home to a population of over 1,500 students.  The district is ranked #6 in Ohio, according to the most recent school report card data. BHS earned four A’s and two B’s on the state’s indicators. 72% of BHS students took one or more AP cl...

Hate Crime on the Rise

Hate Crime on the Rise

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

September 20, 2019

David Johnson went back-to-school shopping with his wife and granddaughter on Aug. 3 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Arturo Benavides, a war veteran, was checking out at the cash register. Jordan Anchondo was shopping with her husband with their two-month-old son.  These innocent people were amo...

Protecting Lives or Protecting Guns?

Protecting Lives or Protecting Guns?

Amy Chen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Only 13 hours after the Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, a 24-year old opened fire on a crowded street in Dayton, Ohio. Within 32 seconds, 27 were wounded, including 10 now reported dead. This is one more tragic episode in a long string of mass shootings in recent years. In spite of these many ...