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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduates!

May 21, 2020

The last few months have not gone as expected, but these amazing graduates have crossed the finish line. Below we have listed their plans for next year, as reported to the guidance office as of May 20. Abigail...

Only with strong roots are we able to stand up steady as trees.

Students Reflect on their Roots and the Many Roads That Brought Them to Beachwood

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

BHS students are focused on our futures, yet there is much to be learned from our pasts.  Each of us has a distinctive family history that impacts us in unique ways. These stories were highlighted...

Members of the Model UN team in Times Square during the Columbia University Conference in January. Photo courtesy of Ben Lewin.

Model UN Broadens Horizons

Yang Yu, Staff Writer March 18, 2020

The BHS Model United Nations (MUN) team has met with particular success this school year, winning Best Large Delegation at both their autumn conference at Case Western Reserve University and their winter...

A school nexus is dependent on two things: a proven connection between the misconduct and the schools best interest as well as a substantial disruption of school operations.

Where and When do Administrators Have Authority to Discipline?

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor February 12, 2020

Determining A School Nexus by Carrington Peavy

I see kids doing it all the time, and it can be difficult because Beachwood’s so small and [students] want to be a part of the community,” Spanish teacher Daria Cayne said.

Even in a Diverse School, Assimilation Can be a Formidable Force

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer January 27, 2020

Beachwood takes pride in its diversity and acceptance; however, some students still feel the pressure to assimilate. Assimilation is the act of changing aspects of one’s identity, including cultural...

Representative Adam Schiff reads articles of impeachment before the Senate on Jan. 16, 2020.

Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

Yoav Pinhasi, Staff Writer January 25, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump joined the likes of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump...

The first episode of What I Wish You Knew, the Beachcombers first web series.

What I Wish You Knew: The Birds and the Weaves

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor December 13, 2019

 The Beachcomber is launching a new web series, What I Wish You Knew, focused on the politics of identity. In this first episode, directed by Elizabeth Metz, students Nadia Hall, Kamryn Clark, J'khai...

The Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Kashmir: The Real Story

Sanjana Murthy, Staff Writer November 24, 2019

India and Pakistan have fought a number of wars and skirmishes since the 1947 partition. The conflict over Kashmir has been the cause of much of the fighting. Demographics The Indian State of Jammu...

Mayfield High School senior Emmie Rotsky works on fall crafts with a group of elementary students.

TEACH Program Trains Future Educators

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor November 11, 2019

The TEACH (Teacher Education and Children’s Health) Excel TECC program offers students the opportunity to learn about childhood education and to gain experience to prepare them for a career working with...

“There is this push for more and more technology in the classroom, too,” English teacher Josh Davis said regarding electronics in school.  “More and more apps, more and more test prep and different online programs that are supposed to supplement education.”

Educators Consider the Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in the Classroom

Roberto DeMarchi, Staff Writer November 3, 2019

As cell phones have become increasingly omnipresent and powerful, schools, including BHS, must try to strike a balance between what is useful and what is disruptive as far as electronics are concerned. “The...

In 2017, white students averaged 24.8 on the ACT while African American students received an average score of 18.4.

Same School, Different Levels

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor September 28, 2019

Beachwood City Schools is a thriving and diverse school district home to a population of over 1,500 students.  The district is ranked #6 in Ohio, according to the most recent school report card data....

“Right now, there’s like a weird status quo, that Taiwan and China are just kind of mutually denying one another, said Senior Stephanie Yen, who is Taiwanese.

China-Taiwan Conflict: The View From Beachwood

Roberto DeMarchi, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

As tensions between Taiwan and China simmer, students at Beachwood have mixed, subdued feelings on the matter. “‘I’m not too patriotic, but I won’t be happy if Taiwan is integrated into China,”...

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