The Beachcomber

Still Life With Fish, Bread and Kettle / Luis Menendez / c. 1772 / Cleveland Museum of Art / Open Access

Love in the Time of Corona

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large March 14, 2020

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world -W.B. Yeats In the face of an official...

I belong to a race that has never belonged to either world; we were viewed as savage on the one hand and power-hungry on the other.

When Being Biracial Isn’t the Best of Both Worlds

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor February 2, 2020

When I was seven years old, attending a sports camp, a white boy in my grade apparently noticed that one day a black woman picked me up, and another day, a white man. While I knew the difference between...

I see kids doing it all the time, and it can be difficult because Beachwood’s so small and [students] want to be a part of the community,” Spanish teacher Daria Cayne said.

Even in a Diverse School, Assimilation Can be a Formidable Force

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer January 27, 2020

Beachwood takes pride in its diversity and acceptance; however, some students still feel the pressure to assimilate. Assimilation is the act of changing aspects of one’s identity, including cultural...

Representative Adam Schiff reads articles of impeachment before the Senate on Jan. 16, 2020.

Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

Yoav Pinhasi, Staff Writer January 25, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump joined the likes of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump...

The Snowball and Homecoming King and Queen don’t just appropriate the airs of monarchy, they do exactly what monarchs did for many countries—serve as an embodiment of the collective will and a projection of our power as a group.

No Kings, No Queens, No More

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large January 17, 2020

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.” - Oliver Cromwell, 1650 Every year, BHS crowns two royal couples: one presiding over the fall Homecoming festivities,...

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...

A photo of Mayor Horwitz, who assumed office in January 2018.

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

Tal Rothberg, News Editor November 27, 2019

Beachwood City Council held a public meeting with special counsel on Oct. 30 to discuss an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by Mayor Martin Horwitz. After a dramatic airing of...

The Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Kashmir: The Real Story

Sanjana Murthy, Staff Writer November 24, 2019

India and Pakistan have fought a number of wars and skirmishes since the 1947 partition. The conflict over Kashmir has been the cause of much of the fighting. Demographics The Indian State of Jammu...

“There is this push for more and more technology in the classroom, too,” English teacher Josh Davis said regarding electronics in school.  “More and more apps, more and more test prep and different online programs that are supposed to supplement education.”

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...

Class of 2019 commencement at Severance Hall color codes the gender binary.

An Open Letter to Student Council

Alice Soprunova, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
It's time to stop segregating graduates by gender
What does the proletariat stand to gain or lose as TikTok becomes the heart of culture?

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

Alice Soprunova, 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...

In 2017, white students averaged 24.8 on the ACT while African American students received an average score of 18.4.

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....

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