The Beachcomber

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...

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...

“We focused more on the colonizers than the names of the people being colonized.”

Our Eurocentric History Curriculum

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large September 23, 2020
How Unbalanced Curricula Can Instill a Racist Worldview

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...

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...

America has been built on protests, and these confrontations have given Americans eight hour work days, freedom from slavery, women’s rights and many other things that we wouldn’t have if the generations before us were just complicit.

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,...

In many cities, police and the National Guard, as well as local governments, have been fiercely pushing back nonviolent protests.

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...

Image by the author, created using public domain images from thenounproject: 'democracy' by 'Wichai Wi,' 'Mask' by farra nugraha and 'Virus' by Nawicon.

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...

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...

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...

Gugick at the Great Wall of China

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...

Still Life With Fish, Bread and Kettle / Luis Menendez / c. 1772 / Cleveland Museum of Art / Open Access

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...

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