The Beachcomber

Want to Improve Student Mental Health? Reduce AP Course Loads

Ben Lawrence and Greg Perryman | October 10, 2021

Tonight, many BHS students will complete an egregious amount of homework. They will read several chapters of a book assigned from their high level English class, complete an assignment from a college level math class, study for a test in their advanced...

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These Four Years Were Not What I Expected

Jacob Pincus, Staff Writer | May 24, 2021

Parties every weekend, doing drugs in the bathroom, ditching school... This was the high school experience I expected to have; but it didn’t happen that way. After eight years in Jewish private schools, I came to BHS thinking I would be thrown up...

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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 the illusion of difference.  My beautiful almond-shaped...

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Reconsidering How Beachwood Defines Success

Jacob Pincus, Staff Writer | March 26, 2021

“To develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience,” the school district’s mission statement serves as the welcome sign for students as we walk into school every day.  Across the room, on the north wall of the atrium, a display...

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Don’t Let Congress Be the Cause of Our Regression

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer | March 18, 2021

It’s no secret that Congress is broken, but we’ve known this for a while. So why hasn’t it been fixed? Part of this is because of corruption, but also because we don’t care enough to make fixing Congress a priority when voting.  Let’s go...

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Who Will Succeed Portman?

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer | March 11, 2021

Now that Senator Rob Portman announced he will not seek reelection, the ballot is wide open, and the field of candidates for the 2022 race is already getting crowded.  Recent BHS grads and students close to graduation will be able to vote in this...

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Innoculate Yourself Against Senioritis

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | March 10, 2021

Senioritis is an acquired illness observed most commonly in high school seniors. It is characterized as a telltale ennui stemming from a crisis of purpose associated with the sudden evaporation of clear, concrete goals (upon acceptance to college) or...

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It’s Nice to Have Hope Again

The Journalism Class | January 21, 2021

Students in the journalism class reflected yesterday on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. * * * Today Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, filling American citizens with great hope and pride.  With...

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Long Division

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer | January 16, 2021

I am so honored to receive such a nice letter from such a fantastic student. we have become divided along finer ideological divisions within each party.cThis election year, America voted for Joe Biden.  At publication, many Republicans are starting...

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What Comes Next?

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | January 14, 2021

The Coup of 18 Frimaire On Jan. 6, Congress confirmed the results of the 2020 election — after months of flagrant disinformation disseminated both by President Donald J. Trump and various high-ranking members of his Republican Party attesting that...

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