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The Beachcomber

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...

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...

The Semantics of Police Violence

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...

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