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Liu says that he taught himself much of the complex mathematics that he knows, utilizing the internet and other resources.

Freshman Jiahe Liu Places Among Top 12 Math Olympians in North America

Mirica Woodley, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

Freshman Jiahe Liu is the first Beachwood student ever to qualify for the USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (USAJMO). He did more than qualify. He finished among the top 12 students in North America.  Each...

 “I enjoy helping people, so I wanted to be able to help my community… by protecting them and also being there for them when they needed me,” Pekarski said.

Officer Pekarski Hired as Director of Security

Madeleine Mehler, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

Officer Colton Pekarski started his new role as Director of Security for Beachwood Schools on April 3.  Officer Pekarski is 29 years old. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.  He...

“I knew I couldnt get another teaching job because I knew that no teaching job would compare to the conditions under which I currently work,” Paulchell said.

Paulchell Headed to Arizona

Anah Khan, Features Editor May 3, 2023

After eight years in the BHS science dept., one of Beachwood’s most beloved teachers and mentors, Alexander Theodore Paulchell will, unfortunately, be leaving us.  Paulchell clarified his motives...

Beachwoods Model UN  members show off their awards after the fall CCWA conference.

Model UN Wins Best Delegation at Case Western Conferences

Jack Soroka, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

The  BHS Model United Nations club has made quite the successful comeback from COVID this year.  The club won best large delegation at the two Cleveland Council for World Affairs (CCWA) conferences...

Mills says she has loved the job of treasurer because it isnt just a traditional desk job with repeated tasks every day; it calls upon different skills to solve problems.

Michele Mills Closes the Books After 35 Years as School District Treasurer

Jacob Burkons, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Beachwood School District Treasurer Michelle Mills is retiring July 31 after 35 years with the district. Mills has found her job to be very meaningful. “The best thing I love about my job is that...

“The most stressful part honestly is that once you hit senior year you realize that you are going to be living where you pick for the next couple years, so you really have to put yourself in it instead of just thinking about it,” senior Sepanta Entezari said.

Surviving the College Applications Scramble

Allie Rindsberg, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

The number of college applications has increased 150% over the last two decades, even though the number of students graduating from high school hasn’t changed much.  Maybe this is why seniors are...

Junior Miyani Mercer and sophomore Junae Simmons joined Dr. Harrell in singing This Little Light of Mine and Steal Away to Jesus.

Celebrating Black History Through Song

Nina Mayers, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

A group of BHS students attended a musical presentation on Negro spirituals in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  The presentation was hosted by Dr. Babette Reid Harrell, who...

While the Supreme Court considers ending affirmative action, 56% of nations top universities consider legacy in the admissions process.

Supreme Court Considers Fate of Affirmative Action

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

The Supreme Court is set to decide in June on the precedent of race considerations in the higher education admissions process in the cases Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina...

View of The Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People from the Glass Bridge in Kyiv.

Fleeing War, Settling in Beachwood

Samah Khan, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

When news broke of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February, junior Yeva Butovska thought about her relatives and friends who were forced to flee their homes without money or a plan for the future.  “[They...

The funniest thing that’s happened to me at Beachwood is seeing all the teachers who used to be my teachers when I went to school here, Grossman said.

Charlotte Grossman Returns to BHS as School Nurse

Lyndia Zheng, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Where did you go to high school?   Believe it or not, I graduated in 2009 from BHS so yes, I’m an alum. What did you do before coming to Beachwood?  Before coming to Beachwood, I worked in...

Over 14,000 children went missing in Ohio in 2021, and of those, 97% were found alive. 415 were never found.

How Missing People are Found

Isaac Gorodeski and Elijah Kriwinsky December 7, 2022

When a Beachwood teen went missing in late August, the Beachwood police mobilized a search and found the missing person within 25 hours.  The search involved many different parties, including the Valley...

Freshman Ela Sasmaz dumps a load of paper into the dumpster while sophomore Raghav Iyer offers encouragement.

Ecology Club to Distribute New Recycling Bins

Jacob Burkons, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Members of the ecology club split into two groups and walked around the building after school on Monday, Nov. 28 in an effort to divide and conquer the large amount of recycling generated each week in...

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