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The Beachcomber

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...

Lack of gun control, racial prejudice and police brutality have created a toxic emotional brew. Image by Elizabeth Metz

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+,”...

Students respond to survey questions for the Herd Against Hate forum. Photo by Haleigh McPhillips

It’s Our Turn to Promote Unity and Stand Against Hate

Beachcomber Staff December 3, 2018

The last few years has seen an uptick in racist and discriminatory behavior throughout our nation. It has even infiltrated our Beachwood Bubble. Hatred has trickled down from the leaders of our nation’s...

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Ban the Bag

Gabe Stern, Staff Writer October 10, 2018

Plastic bags: They’re a part of our everyday life. We use them when we are grocery shopping, shoe shopping or bringing leftovers home from a local restaurant. Plastic bags were first introduced in...

Beachwoods SAY Counselor Mallory Molls spoke at the assembly on the first day of school.  Molls has recently accepted a job out of state. Beachwood is seeking a new SAY Counselor.

Want to Improve Students’ Mental Health? Start by Giving Us a Voice

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor October 1, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die due to suicide each year, and in the past year two Beachwood students were included in that number, so it makes sense that the school has...

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Dear Freshmen,

Bridgitte Feldman, Staff Writer September 13, 2018

Below you’ll find guidance from myself and other sophomores who contributed their advice in a survey sent out a few weeks ago. It hasn’t been long since we were freshman, and no one really told us...

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