The Beachcomber

What You Should Know About Deaf Culture

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | April 30, 2021

Deaf History Month was celebrated March 13 to April 15, a great time to learn more about deaf culture.  Here are a few things that you may not have known. Deaf (with a capital D) is used to describe those who embrace Deaf culture and primarily...

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In a Lonely Year, Many Find Comfort in Quarantine Pets

Anna Lonzer, Staff Writer | April 6, 2021

A teenage girl sits on her bed. She is logged into class when her baby bunny comes into her room and looks at her with big, pleading eyes, begging for a lift.  The big-eared gray rabbit settles down on the edge of her bed, sits on her lap or keyboard,...

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Hear Them Roar

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | March 17, 2021

Sybil Ludington (1761-1839) Sybil Ludington’s father was a Colonel in the American army during the American Revolution, and when a messenger stopped by their house to warn them of an attack on Connecticut, Ludington rode 40 miles to spread the news...

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Debunking Myths About the COVID Vaccines

Samah Khan, Staff Writer | March 12, 2021

BHS staff members received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Feb. 22 at the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center and are scheduled to receive the second dose on Monday, March 15. After their first dose, staff members reported a positive...

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BHS Alumna Swathi Srinivasan Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Amy Chen, Editor-in-Chief | March 2, 2021

Swathi Srinivasan, a 2017 BHS graduate and current senior at Harvard University, received news in November that she would join a distinguished list of recipients of the celebrated Rhodes Scholarship, a list that includes Bill Clinton, Cory Booker and...

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African American Heroes in History

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | February 23, 2021

John Brown (1798-1869)  Not to be confused with the militant white abolitionist, John Brown was born to free parents in Virginia and moved to Cleveland in 1828, where he worked as a barber and managed a shop in the New England House, a high-end...

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Problem Solver

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | January 14, 2021

After former Beachwood police chief Gary Haba stepped down from his position on July 17, 2020,  citizens of Beachwood wondered who would lead the department. However, Beachwood was able to find an experienced chief to fill Haba’s shoes. Kelly Stillman...

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Five Facts and Five Figures

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | November 30, 2020

Fact: Native American tribes have independent sovereignty. There are 566 recognized tribes in the U.S. that have sovereign governing powers. They have their own governments. Congress can pass laws that impact these tribes; however, the most common...

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Playing Through the Pandemic

Anna Lonzer, London Pope, and Yasharth Pandey | October 29, 2020

There is very little that is normal this year. Given the need to keep everyone safe by wearing masks and social distancing, Beachwood’s extracurricular programs have been forced to adjust.  Band  Band director David Luddington explained how...

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Support Staff Helps Students and Teachers Adjust

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | October 24, 2020

COVID-19 has been like the hurricane that took Dorothy to Oz, but instead, it took us to the land of hybrid learning.  Just as the yellow brick road guided Dorothy and her friends on their journey, BHS students have faculty members who keep us moving...

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