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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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Here’s Why Chief Wahoo is a Problem

Jinle Zhu, Features Editor April 15, 2016

Cultural appropriation is defined as the use of cultural iconography of an oppressed group by members of a dominant culture. “Another way of explaining is that it’s when … privileged people in...

Host students with Takatori guests at Shaker Heights High School on March 8. Photo by Hadrian Djohari.

Takatori Exchange Opens New World

Clarissa Djohari, News Editor March 31, 2016

As 20 Japanese high school students stood on the gym floor proudly singing their school song, the audience of BHS students and teachers clapped along with enthusiasm. The March 7 welcome assembly for...

Fair Share is Fair Enough

Fair Share is Fair Enough

Beachcomber Staff February 28, 2016
Don't Undercut Public Employee Unions
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Obama Has Right to Fill Scalia’s Seat on Supreme Court

Bradford Douglas, Image Editor February 25, 2016

Article Two, Section Two of the United States Constitution states that “[The President]… by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…shall appoint…Judges of the Supreme Court.” The language...

The Problem With Privilege

The Problem With Privilege

Samantha Shaffer, Staff Writer January 25, 2016

I am a white 17-year-old gender normative person, so life is pretty good. I can walk down the sidewalk and look people in the eyes without them darting across the street to the other side. I can feel...

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Here’s What Comes From Procrastination

Samantha Shaffer, Staff Writer January 11, 2016

Pizza bagel count: 6 Crying count: 8 Buzzfeed quizzes taken: 13 Seinfeld seasons watched: 4 Well that just about sums up my week so far. This editorial is dedicated to you, stressed students...

Cartoon by Raquel Wu

The Truth About Studying For Finals

Raquel Wu, Layout Editor January 6, 2016

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The Other Competitors On the Field

Andrew Feldman, Contributor December 16, 2015

The last week of October was filled with anxiety heaped on suspense, my patience worn thin in waiting for the Orange football game. Although my mastery of the music was not as strong as usual, I knew my...

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