The Beachcomber

Exposing the Hidden Costs of Litter

Alyssa Murphy and Miranda Desatnik May 22, 2019

People often litter without thinking about it, or ignore it when others do. They don’t realize the effect it has on the earth, animals and even our lives. Last year, the middle school Student Council...

Is keeping to the lines of binary gender so bad?

There’s Beauty in the Binary

Ruth Brown, Staff Writer May 17, 2019

What is the purpose of gender?   Nothing, if you ask some people at Beachwood, except to perpetuate the patriarchy and subjugate women.   I couldn’t disagree more with that notion.  I believe...

Netanyahu pictured in 2015.

The Tragedy of Netanyahu’s Victory

Jared Zullig, Staff Writer May 14, 2019

The election in Israel on April 9 resulted in yet another victory for Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and his right wing Likud party. Benny Gantz, however, proved competition enough, as the more centrist...

A school nexus is dependent on two things: a proven connection between the misconduct and the school's best interest as well as a substantial disruption of school operations.

Five Things I Wish I’d Known

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor April 27, 2019

There are a few things I’ve learned over the past four years. Although I don’t think I’m an expert on high school by any means, these are some things I wish someone had told me either before senior...

Arthur Gugick posing in Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 2017.

Memories of a Superhero Teacher

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

Arthur Gugick was able to create things beyond human imagination with his legos. He also created unimaginable confidence in students like me. His belief in us was what drove us to success and what encouraged...

Gugick at the Great Wall of China

Remembering Arthur Gugick

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor April 10, 2019

Beloved math teacher and LEGO artist Arthur Gugick and his partner Barbara Becker were killed on March 30 when a pick-up truck that ran a red light hit an Uber in which they were passengers. The news...

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Marlon Walker Hired as SAY Counselor

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor March 31, 2019

Marlon Walker, a University of Akron graduate, joined Bellefaire JCB as the BHS and BMS SAY counselor on Feb. 12. Prior to Walker's hiring, the BHS SAY counselor position was unfilled for 148 days. Former...

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The Case Against Gender

Alice Soprunova, Staff Writer March 29, 2019

Twice a year, BHS students are subject to a tradition that ranges from ludicrously frustrating to somewhat amusing. The Top 12 Assembly, with its over-the-top costumes and great longevity, has always left...

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How to Help When Kids Get Sick

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor March 12, 2019

I recently missed about two weeks of school in a three week period. I had been out of town at a conference, got sick, unfortunately lost my great grandfather and then got sick again, each event leading...

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Discovering Identity, Preserving Privacy

Bridgitte Feldman, Staff Writer January 21, 2019

In early December, I spit into a tube and waited eagerly for a lab in Burlington, North Carolina to tell me where I’m from. A few minutes later, I spit into another tube, and waited for a lab in...

Coming Together: When Kids Become Victims of Mass Violence

Elizabeth Metz, Staff Writer December 21, 2018

School shootings and racial violence. The acidic anxiety that trails behind these two invisible, bitter subjects is hiding between the concrete walls of my American high school. Since the Columbine...

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Being Erased

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor December 14, 2018

Bisexuality is defined by Merriam Webster as of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to members of both sexes. The standard acronym used to describe the queer community is “LGBTQ+,”...

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