The Beachcomber

Texting While Driving: Why the Controversy?

As students pull out of the BHS parking lot, how many will put down their iphones? Photo by Asha Clark.

March 11, 2010

      By Scott Remer, Staff Writer There have always been distractions on the road. In Henry Ford’s era, it was the person sitting next to you. Later, it was the radio or CD player. Now, texting, one of the newest forms of technology, is looking to become the latest in a long series of distracters. Texting while driving has quickly become a perv...

Illinois High School Tests Limits of Student Expression

Students expected to pick up their weekly newspaper when they walked into school on November 20th. Photo by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

December 22, 2009

By Monica Arkin, Staff Writer Friday, Nov. 20th was a unique day at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As students walked through the main doors in the morning, they expected to pick up their weekly issue of the school paper, The Statesman. Instead, they were greeted by a silent and empty-handed newspaper staff who were protesting the recent censorship of th...

PDA’s Can be ‘Berry’ Addictive

Senior Jerry Gordon shows off his PDA.

November 21, 2009

By Asha Clark, Staff Writer An impulsive need to check email and surf the web has Americans tied to their BlackBerry phones—not only their computer. According to CBS news, 35 percent of adults who use their PDA’s would choose their phone over their husband or wife. Even though most high school stude...

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain with Tech Crew

The set is still under construction for the upcoming production The Odd Couple. The Tech Crew will work long hours to make sure that the show runs smoothly.

November 21, 2009

By Rachel Komich, Staff Writer Silence. Joel Freimark dances to Single Ladies by Beyonce. Silence. The curtains open. Lights turn on. The focus shifts to the set. Applause is heard when the directors walk on stage to introduce White and Gold 2009. Blackout. The sound of shuffling feet is heard. Music is heard and the Drill Team appears. Another blackout. The Stage Crew sets up the stage while...

Grillin’ it up With the Hot Juicy Burger Club

At a meeting on November 19th, the HJB club colored pictures of burgers and fries.

November 20, 2009

by Jordan Krantz, Staff Writer “Hot Juicy burger, hot juicy burger, hot juicy burger” This was the echo of the original 2006 Wendy’s commercial, the one that started the phenomenon. When Hot Juicy Burger Club founder Jerry Gordon fist saw this on his TV late one night, he knew it was fate. “I have always l...

New Scents Fill the Air of BHS Men’s Rooms

Photo by Jeffrey Zuckerman

October 5, 2009

By Staff Writer, Ben Ducoff Any guy walking in to the men’s room in the 600 hallway is getting a different smell than last year. Brand new urinal cakes, brought back from the ’07-‘0 8 school year, are replacing last year’s urinal nets and are now cleansing the men’s room of the scent of urinatio...

BHS Students Consider Global Warming

October 2, 2009

By Staff Writer, Monica Arkin As Beachwood High School students become more aware of global warming, wiser decisions are being made in terms of school transportation. According to CNW Marketing Research, forty-one percent of all sixteen to nineteen-year-olds in the U.S. own cars, including many students...

Sizzling Spots: New Lunch Spots Open in Beachwood

October 2, 2009

By Jerry Gordon, Staff Writer Ever hungry, but tired of the same old restaurants? Well, since last year, plenty of tasty new eating establishments have opened in Beachwood, including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Olive Garden, and some new additions to the Beachwood Place food court. There’s plenty...

Library Club Kicks Off the Year

October 2, 2009

By Kharen Baduria, Staff Writer It's all around school. Reminders are posted everywhere, even written on the doors, and constant reminders on first class. Although it only meets once a month, the students along with advisor Jennifer Flaherty are determined to spread awareness of the library and promote...

Lights, Camera, Action

Photo by: Myron Photographic Elegance

October 2, 2009

By Megan Charms, Staff Writer Take 1. Meet Gabriel Firestone, eldest son of David and Wendy Firestone. He is currently a senior at Beachwood High School. He credits Hilltop for unearthing his true passion, theater. It happened in Mr. Bryce’s 6th grade science class when he received a flyer about ...

Fumble at the Kick Off

Fumble at the Kick Off

October 2, 2009

By Staff Writer, Ena Jones The Beachwood High School Kick Off dance was held in the Atrium on September 11th beginning at 7:30. Around 8:00 the coat-check room was still almost empty when a group of five students walked in, questioning English teacher Casey Matthews about the single glaring light that lit...