The Beachcomber

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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The Summer That Wasn’t

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | September 17, 2020

It was going to be a great summer... It was going to be full of fun with family and friends, with traveling and discovery, with memories that last forever... Instead, it was the summer of social distancing, of watching the news, of deaths and memories...

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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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