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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The philosophy of the Bloody Code is that only more suffering can stop crime — that to protect our innocent citizens, everyone even slightly guilty must be submitted to the worst punishment imaginable.

The New Bloody Code

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 9, 2020

The ongoing racial justice movement, while intimately tied to race relations in the United States, should not and cannot be seen as no more than an anti-racist movement. While police violence does present...

Things People Don’t Tell You About Applying to College… or Maybe I Just Wasn’t Listening

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...

Having my voice silenced, and seeing such an important event go undocumented, made me feel powerless and angry.

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...

It falls upon us to consider how the subtle phrasing in the media we consume shapes analogy and messaging.

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
Becoming comfortable with the simplicity of my own company is not an easy task, but it has also allowed me to become less dependent on other people for happiness.

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...

It wasn’t a summer any of us expected, but it was an important one… one where we all learned a little something about the global community and ourselves.

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...

The omicron receptor-binding domain (RBD) and N-terminal domain (NTD) both have 15 and 11 mutations, respectively, which  cause a significant reduction in plasma neutralizing activity in infected or vaccinated people, which means there is a significant reduction in antibodies to fight the virus.

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...

It feels horrible to have these celebrations stripped from us just when we were about to enjoy them.

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...

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