The Beachcomber

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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The Brutally Honest Guide to College Applications

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | January 7, 2021

College is EXPENSIVE: I know you’re thinking you know that. But until senior year, I’d never really understood what a barrier money was going to be. Before you get your heart set on a school, find out your price range. And if loans are something...

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A Look Towards the Future

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer | January 6, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election. We know that. We’ve had to hear about Republican efforts to undo the democratic will of the people, but on Jan. 20, the Biden/Harris ticket will take office.  This was, without a doubt, one of the most...

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The New Bloody Code

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 9, 2020

The ongoing racial justice movement, while intimately tied to race relations in the United States, should not and cannot be seen as no more than an anti-racist movement. While police violence does present Black communities with disproportionately more...

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