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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

From top left: freshman Anah Khan,   senior Abby Cherian, senior Ran Duan and junior Kimia Adabi.

Beachwood Embraces Vaccines

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2021

From the darkness of COVID-19, the vaccine brings a light of hope. But not everyone trusts the effectiveness of the vaccine. A history of racism in healthcare and recent political polarization have...

Teens have experienced increased anxiety, depression and stress due to the pandemic.

The Struggle to Return to Normal

Lana Lagman, Multimedia Editor October 18, 2021

As students returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, BHS faculty members observed teenagers coming back to school facing greater mental health struggles than those exhibited prior...

Erkins brings extensive experience as a teacher and administrator as well as working as a curriculum specialist for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

More Than a Disciplinarian

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

Assistant Principal Aubrei Erkins has adorned her office to be inviting, with inspirational quotes on pillows, decorations and a bowl of candy on her desk.  Erkins also places snacks for students outside...

“In every single job that I had, I ended up as a trainer of a coach, which is essentially someone who teaches people how to do things,” Helm said.

Presentando Señor Helm

Bowen Zhang, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Topher Helm teaches Spanish 1, 2 and 4 at the high school and Spanish 1 at the middle school.  Helm feels welcomed by the BHS staff. “The faculty is ridiculously helpful...everybody has been super...

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

June 1, 2021

Graduation will be held at 5:00 this evening at the BHS stadium. Below, is a list of each graduate's plans for next year, based on information provided to the guidance office as of May 13. Fares...

Annie Jump Cannon is credited with discovering 350,000 stars and developing the system for cataloguing stars that is still in use today.

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...

Sarah Carringtons nephew Ivan meets her rabbit Max.

In a Lonely Year, Many Find Comfort in Quarantine Pets

Avery 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...

In the 1880s, Nellie Bly pretended to be mentally ill in order to report undercover on the appalling conditions in the insane asylum on Blackwells Island.  The New York World published her six-part series, a pioneering work of investigative journalism.

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,...

Teachers celebrate after getting their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. From top left: English teacher Todd Butler, social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, 5th grade teacher Nerissa Taub with 8th grade social studies teacher Missy Buddenhagen and science teacher Alex Paulchell.

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...

Swathi Srinivasan in Nov. 2020 at Harvard University, where she is earning a double major in social studies and the history of science.

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...

African American Heroes in History

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...

Stillman served 36 years for the Rocky River Police Dept.  including ten years as chief.

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...

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