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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

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...

“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...

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