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The Beachcomber

Debunking Myths About Ryan Warner

Debunking Myths About Ryan Warner

JInle Zhu, Layout Editor, News Editor February 24, 2017

Myth: He was quiet. Truth: When he was playing his favorite video games, he could scream. He could shriek like a ghost was coming after him, and he was going to die first “because the black people...

Protesters gathered at Seattle-Tacoma Airport and at airports around the country to protest Trumps travel ban on Jan. 28. Photo by Dennis Bratland via Wikimedia Commons.

Dialing Back to a More Shameful Time

Beachcomber Staff February 23, 2017

President Trump campaigned on rhetoric that most in our community view as offensive, even  archaic in today’s America. Equating Mexican immigrants to rapists and criminals, mocking a disabled reporter...

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In the Age of New Media, Significant Stories are Overshadowed

Tyler Pohlman, Staff Writer February 23, 2017

Meet Ranomasy, a mother from Tsihombe, Madagascar. Like most mothers in Madagascar, she struggles on a daily basis to feed herself and her child. Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times talked with Ranomasy...

The swim team gathers prior to a meet this fall. Photo courtesy of Missy Bystrom

His Goggles

Ofek Hyer, Staff Writer February 22, 2017

I found the silver goggles nesting on the bottom of my swim bag, hiding underneath my thick, warm towel. It was the same towel that I used for multiple swim seasons, the same towel my brother used for...

Image by Cameron Godfrey.

An Open Letter to White Jews in Beachwood

Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer February 6, 2017

On holidays and days of remembrance, as well as in our daily thoughts and prayers, we recognize the biblical and historic plights of the Jewish people. We recall slavery in Egypt on Passover; we honor...

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Social Media Made Matters Worse in Shaker Heights Incident

Beachcomber Staff December 15, 2016

After national media coverage, a letter from the ACLU, and a student-orchestrated blackout, on Nov. 15, the Shaker Heights administration finally decided to nullify the suspensions of students Elena Weingard...

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10 Students Respond to Trump Victory

November 14, 2016

To Those of You Who are Disappointed With the Outcome of the Election I have kept quiet this election season. I have actively chosen not to share my opinion on social media. As my Facebook, Twitter,...

Drawing by Molly Goldman

No One Took Him Seriously

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor November 13, 2016

November 8, 2016... a day that will go down in history as the day that, for better or worse, voters elected Donald J. Trump to be the 45th president of the United States. If you would have told me last...

Ten Things I Learned From Writing My Common App Essay

Ten Things I Learned From Writing My Common App Essay

Yuke Zheng, Features Editor October 20, 2016
The first round of college applications is due Nov. 1. Here's my advice to help you through the dreaded essay process.
“Starting this year, we are [also] establishing the two, single-stall bathrooms at the corner of the English hall as unisex bathrooms.” Dr. Hardis said. Photo by Alex Cala.

Beachwood School Board Sets Example on Transgender Bathroom Controversy

The Beachcomber Staff August 28, 2016

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. LGBTQ people, who waited decades to have their rights affirmed, celebrated with parades in the streets and smiles on their...

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It’s Time for a More Diverse English Curriculum

Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer April 22, 2016

There is an unsettling pattern in the BHS English curriculum. When reflecting upon the books we’ve read and the lessons we’ve learned at Beachwood, this pattern becomes very apparent. Our English...

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