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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Beachwood students are accelerated in math as early as 3rd grade, and once a student is on that track, it is very hard to leave.  The vast difference in the educational tracks becomes more significant as the number of options decrease as they progress through the school.

Want to Improve Student Mental Health? Reduce AP Course Loads

Ben Lawrence and Greg Perryman October 10, 2021

Tonight, many BHS students will complete an egregious amount of homework. They will read several chapters of a book assigned from their high level English class, complete an assignment from a college level...

These Four Years Were Not What I Expected

These Four Years Were Not What I Expected

Jacob Pincus, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Parties every weekend, doing drugs in the bathroom, ditching school... This was the high school experience I expected to have; but it didn’t happen that way. After eight years in Jewish private schools,...

After President Trump dubbed Covid-19 the Chinese virus last year, The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council announced that more than 673 cases of discrimination against Asian-Americans were reported in one week.

The Anxiety of Being Asian-American

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

The eyes express what the tongue cannot; they are intricate organs that allow us to see the world's beauty and into other people's souls.  And yet the external appearance of our eyes can also create...

Are these the graduates who were successfully developed into “intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience” as school leaders hoped? Do they represent the epitome of success?

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...

We badly need to prevent gerrymandering during the redistricting process by taking this power away from politicians. We elect them, not the other way around.

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...

U.S. Senator Rob Portman speaking in Columbus in 2015.

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...

We have observed a significant inflammation of the symptoms of senioritis as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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,...

Its Nice to Have Hope Again

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...

Until recently, we were split between left and right, but now we have become divided along finer ideological divisions within each party. Image: Flags 1 by Jasper Johns. Open access, Cleveland Museum of Art.

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...

The terrorists may think
they’ve taken the Bastille
Saint-Antoine, but maybe all
they’ve done is Naruto-run
through Area 51.

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...

Maybe you’ll find a school you’ve never heard of that fits all your needs. Chances are, you haven’t heard of some of your best options.

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...

Neither Biden nor Harris is more progressive than, say, Warren or Sanders. But they can be expected to exercise their power to help those less fortunate. They both want to make the nation greener, fairer and less corrupt.

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...

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