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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

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...

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...

A Land of Beauty and Culture

A Land of Beauty and Culture

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer February 20, 2020

When I went to Pakistan over winter break, I was immersed in the culture and reminded of the beauty of my homeland. As the airplane landed, I suddenly felt at home. Even though I have never lived in...

The extreme fluctuations in temperature make it harder to concentrate during class. Image source: Marta Ambrosetti IT via thenounproject

Heating Issues Impact Learning

Beachcomber Staff February 12, 2020

We believe that school-wide maintenance issues, particularly regarding the heating systems and pool, should be more swiftly and effectively resolved. Students have noticed fluctuating temperatures across...

I belong to a race that has never belonged to either world; we were viewed as savage on the one hand and power-hungry on the other.

When Being Biracial Isn’t the Best of Both Worlds

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor February 2, 2020

When I was seven years old, attending a sports camp, a white boy in my grade apparently noticed that one day a black woman picked me up, and another day, a white man. While I knew the difference between...

Image adapted from photo by S.macken6 from Wikimedia Commons.

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the...

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