The Beachcomber

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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Things People Don’t Tell You About Applying to College… or Maybe I Just Wasn’t Listening

Bridgitte Feldman, Arts & Life Editor | October 20, 2020

I am just one senior and this is based on my own experiences and experiences that I’ve heard from friends and family members. Not all of this applies to every person but I’m sharing what I’ve learned through the college application process. 1....

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Prior Review and Student Censorship — Where’s the Line?

Amy Chen, Editor-in-Chief | October 14, 2020

During the past few years, The Beachcomber's coverage has come under increasing scrutiny, just as professional journalists have been increasingly attacked by politicians.  However, while the First Amendment may guarantee freedom of speech and freedom...

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The Semantics of Police Violence

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | October 5, 2020

In his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell makes two key observations--the rhetorical choices we make in writing are inherently political, and our political climate is driven by the way people choose to manipulate the English...

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Our Eurocentric History Curriculum

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | September 23, 2020

How Unbalanced Curricula Can Instill a Racist Worldview

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Five Things I learned in Quarantine

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | September 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. Young or old, we have all learned how to adjust and have even learned a few things about ourselves and the world around us.  Here are five things I’ve learned during this time that shaped the way I look at the...

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