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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Many parents aren’t just using Life360 when their teens are at home — they continue to keep digital tabs on their children even as they go to college and try to start their own lives.

Teens Need Privacy, Not Monitoring From Parents and Tech Companies

Netta Haas, Opinion Editor December 13, 2022

It’s easier than ever for parents to get involved in the minutiae of their teenage children’s lives. With apps like Life360, parents can see exactly where their teens are at any given moment. The tracking...

Now I have moved from freshman-level honors classes to sophomore honors and AP classes, and I’m finding it way more difficult than I expected. 

My Overloaded Sophomore Year Buffet Plate

Elijah Kriwinsky, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

After an incredible summer filled with camps and waterparks, I went back to school.  I had a successful freshman year, did well academically and got involved with a lot of activities, so for my sophomore...

Protesters clash with Iranian security forces on Sept. 20, 2022 in Tehran.

It is Time to End Theocracy in Iran

Anonymous, Staff writer October 12, 2022

*The writer wishes to remain anonymous out of concern for the safety of her family in Iran. I lived in Iran until I was 10 years old, and I have since visited three times. Beginning at the age of...

8:35 seems to be a good compromise, since it gives students a greater opportunity to get the recommended eight or nine hours of sleep while still abiding by regular workday hours.

School Starts Later This Year, Yet Some Students Still Yawning

Netta Haas, Opinion Editor October 4, 2022

The high school start time for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday was pushed back this year from 8:30 to 8:35, following the change from 7:35 to 8:05 in the 2020-21 school year, and then from 8:05 to...

We have been through a pandemic and have fought for the earth and its inhabitants, let us continue to brave the storm and stand for justice.

Class of 2022 Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2022

The Class of 2022 has had one of the most eventful high school years in recent history.  Our  story encapsulates the pandemic in its entirety: the peace before, the confusion it brought, the devastation...

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...

After the preschool moves to Bryden, Hardis and Walsh see the Fairmount building as a space to be shared with the community.

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...

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