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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

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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...

Photo by Josh Goetz

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...

The March For Our Lives was a reminder to me that I’m not alone in my anger or in my sadness. I know that my generation will defiantly dream of a better world and do everything in our power to create it. Photo courtesy of Orly Einhorn

Finding Hope in the Age of School Shootings

Orly Einhorn, Staff Writer May 20, 2018

I attended the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24. I listened as student after student from across the United States spoke about their experience with gun violence, watched as Sam Fuentes...

Senior Katelyn Perryman addresses the school at the One Bison Summit on March 22. Photo by Amy Chen.

Students Need to Be the Ones to Make Positive Change

Beachcomber Staff March 22, 2018

While the ONE Campaign summit was thought-provoking and successful, it takes more than just discussions and lectures to create positive change at Beachwood. The students themselves must take initiative. Yeah,...

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Unregulated Guns Are Claiming Innocent Lives

Ben Connor, Sports Editor March 22, 2018

I have never been in a situation where a gunman has sought to take my life, and I can’t even imagine the horrors that go along with an event like that. My experiences with school shootings have only...

Last year, Dr. Hardis responded to Maxs email with this photo of a Bison in the snow. Image by Steve Maslowski via Wikimedia Commons.

When Intellectual Entrepreneurs Have to Trudge Through a Thick Wet Blanket of Snow

Max Alter, Online Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2018

Once again, we find ourselves back in this position. On Mar. 14 of 2017, Beachwood (along with Heights) was seemingly the only school district open in the area. And, what do you know, it happened...

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In Loving Memory of Abigail M. Bendis

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2018

There are a million different stories to tell about Abby, some of which I probably won’t ever find the confidence to share. But what comes to mind immediately is the day we climbed onto her roof. The...

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