The Beachcomber

What Happened Was Wrong. Why Can’t People Accept That?

Carrington Peavy, Co-Editor-in-Chief | June 3, 2020

Nine minutes. 540 seconds. 540,000 milliseconds. Since May 25, the whole world has watched Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unresponsive and no longer the “threat”...

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Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

Amy Chen, Co-Editor-in-Chief | June 3, 2020

Footage of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin holding down George Floyd went viral on May 25 and reignited conversation about police brutality towards African-Americans. In the video, Chauvin pressed into Floyd’s neck with a knee for a devastating...

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COVID-19: The Perfect Disguise for Power Politics

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor | June 2, 2020

These past few months have been an emotional time for just about everyone. Families are grieving loved ones lost to the pandemic, health care workers are putting their lives on the line treating the sick and people all over the world are persevering,...

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This Virus is Strong, But Hope is Stronger

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer | April 29, 2020

With all the chaos the COVID-19 virus has caused, it’s hard to notice the good flourishing in the world.  But that doesn’t mean it doesn't exist. Many have risen to the challenge of helping those who are sick or affected by the economic impacts...

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The Reason for Our Sacrifice

Kacey Hoffman, Staff Writer | April 28, 2020

Spring of senior year is a time that every kid looks forward to. Underclassmen watch seniors enjoying senior night for sports, senior skip day, the senior prank, senior search, prom, senior awards and graduation.  Not only is it a fun few months,...

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An Open Letter to Mr. Gugick

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | March 31, 2020

Dear Mr. Gugick, It’s crazy that it’s been a year. Your death hit us hard. And it doesn’t really seem to get easier. It’s 2 a.m. and I can’t sleep because all your words are running together in my mind.   I never had a teacher...

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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 “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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