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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

If we cant explore our opinions and thought processes and identities at school, then whats the point of it?

Beachwood Board of Education is Right to Oppose Ohio HB 616

Avery Lonzer, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

I cried the first time I read about gender identity and not feeling at home in your own body.  I remember 7th grade me grabbing a random book in the library and reading it because it sounded cool.  The...

A large crowd rallied in Willard Park in Cleveland Saturday, May 14 in support of abortion rights.

Abortion is a Fundamental Right

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

According to a draft decision prepared by Justice Samuel Alito and leaked to Politico in early May, the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that protects a woman’s...

It is no surprise that students who attend poorly-funded schools do worse on state tests; we all deserve the resources to succeed, not just those who are on the top.

AIR Tests Inhibit Learning

Jack Soroka, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

AIR Tests, we all  know them: those pesky state tests we have to take in some classes at the end of the year to be eligible to graduate.  These tests are the  reason our schedules are turned upside...

Muslims observing these holy days simply try their hardest to be good people, as it is considered that speaking out of anger or telling lies or committing other immoral actions will also negate one’s fast.

A Time of Introspection and Peace

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

For 29-30 days (depending on the moon), Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset in the month of Ramadan (this year it started on April 2). While observing Ramadan is one of the fundamental obligations for...

Activists showed up at Beachwood Board of Education meetings in March after the district sent an email to families about a mandatory assembly.

Critics at School Board Meetings Demonstrate Need For Diverse Education

Beachcomber Staff January 24, 2022

In March of 2021, Beachwood administrators planned a mandatory assembly through Google Meet, and a group of activists came to a school board meeting to object. Many adults spoke against the school...

The upfront price for electric buses would be at least 3.75 times higher than what the district has paid in the past.

Is it Time for Schools to Invest in Electric Buses?

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer January 15, 2022

Roughly seven million people die annually due to air pollution, according to data from the World Health Organization. Most air pollution comes from greenhouse gas emissions, and according to the EPA, carbon...

The relentless onslaught of positive news creates a vicious cycle in which users only share their own positive information in order to keep up.

The Isolation of Social Media

Lana Lagman, Digital Media January 10, 2022

As a teenager, I often find myself looking in the mirror after scrolling through my Instagram feed, a stream filled with perfect lives, flawless faces and perfect bodies.  Why can't I have a smaller...

Social distancing isn’t being enforced well. In the hallways, there are too many students to physically be three feet apart.

District Shows Leadership on COVID-19 Prevention, But Details Matter

Beachcomber Staff October 27, 2021

We support the school’s COVID-19 prevention procedures, but we believe there is room for improvement.  Masks are an effective and important measure taken to prevent an outbreak of the virus, especially...

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...

On the induction day, each new member delivers a 3-5 minute speech. Photo from bcomber archives by Jacob Pincus

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...

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