The Beachcomber

Love in the Time of Corona

Peter Soprunov, 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 “pandemic”, it is hard not to think of life...

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A Land of Beauty and Culture

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer | February 20, 2020

When I went to Pakistan over winter break, I was immersed in the culture and reminded of the beauty of my homeland. As the airplane landed, I suddenly felt at home. Even though I have never lived in Pakistan, whenever I visit, I feel complete. Over...

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Heating Issues Impact Learning

Beachcomber Staff | February 12, 2020

We believe that school-wide maintenance issues, particularly regarding the heating systems and pool, should be more swiftly and effectively resolved. Students have noticed fluctuating temperatures across the school. Certain classrooms, such as science...

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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 black and white, my parents never prepared me...

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J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large | January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the wealthiest author in history. Even more impactful...

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No Kings, No Queens, No More

Peter Soprunov, 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 other over the January Snoball.  In years...

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Administration Confronts Sexual Harassment and Assault

Beachcomber Staff | December 6, 2019

We applaud the administration for conducting the sexual harassment assemblies of Sept. 20. This undertaking indicates a genuine effort to address the problem. While the assemblies were well-intended, we also hope to offer constructive criticism. The...

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How Well-Cooked Are You?

Amy Chen, Online Editor-In-Chief | November 6, 2019

Most casual browsers of the Internet have turned to a multitude of self-report questionnaires in order to evaluate their own psychology, including quizzes regarding one’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Empathy Quotient (EQ), Dungeons & Dragons...

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An Open Letter to Student Council

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer | October 23, 2019

It's time to stop segregating graduates by gender

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How the Dress Code Punishes Girls for Boys’ Behavior

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor | September 26, 2019

A 15-year-old came to school in a crop top and high-waisted jeans in Sept. of 2018.  Her stomach wasn’t showing, but approximately 1/8th of her midriff was revealed.  She was in the library with her friends doing homework and goofing around....

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