The Beachcomber

Many Cultures, One Bison

Students had the opportunity to paint rocks as part of the One Bison Campaign.

Maya Neyman and additional reporting by Prerna Mukherjee & Amelia Port

March 23, 2018

The Beachwood Schools, Beachwood’s Marketing Excel Tech program, and community partners, alarmed at the rise of racial tension among students, collaborated to create the One Bison campaign. On Feb. 26, BHS held its first One Bison Summit, a day to celebrate diversity and promote school unity. The s...

Feel the Music

Orchestra Director Lisa Goldman was recognized as teacher of the year by the OMEA. Photos by Isaac Kanterovich

Amelia Port, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

The Beachwood orchestra has won a remarkable number of awards this year.

Throwing Stones

Dudley demonstrates the proper throwing stance.

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018

Library / media assistant Paige Dudley finds fun and friendship on the curling ice

GSA Dives Into Hidden LGBT+ History

Sophomore Channah Creve,  freshman Emily Isaacson and sophomore Mirabelle Wooley at the first presentation on Feb. 7. Photo by Jacob Borison

Vivian Li, News Editor

March 7, 2018

The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) held a presentation about LGBT+ history in the military in English teacher Casey Matthews’ room on Feb. 21. The presentation was given by freshman Emily Isaacson and sophomore Mirabelle Wooley and was the second in an ongoing series of talks on LGBT+ history. According...

Pre-Med Club Explores Wide Range of Career Options

On March 6, senior Abby Brewer led a lung lab in which students watched a video of a lung surgery and made models of lungs using balloons and plastic bottles. Photo by Julia Woomer

Clinton Sansonetti, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

Dimmed lights hung above the 707 classroom. A little light filtered through the windows, but that was the only natural light. Artificial light was cast from a projector and onto the screen at the front of the room. Junior Julia Woomer had prepared a presentation on alternative medicine. Ten pre-med...

Scheduling Season Beginning Soon

Scheduling Season Beginning Soon

Ben Connor, Sports Editor

February 9, 2018

The guidance office will begin scheduling for next year in the next few weeks. Current juniors will be scheduled first, followed by freshmen and sophomores. Guidance counselors encourage students to strive for balance and take some classes they will find fun and engaging as well as academically challenging. Here are some great Beachw...

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

Amelia Port and Nakita Reidenbach

January 24, 2018

The incidence of anxiety and depression in high school and college students has increased dramatically in recent years. Researchers found a 37% increase in major depressive episodes among teens from 2005-2014. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, these incidents have been more t...

Teaching His Way Around the World

Gugick and his students hiked to Kuang Si falls in Laos. Photo from 80daze blog, courtesy of Arthur Gugick.

Ben Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Math Teacher Arthur Gugick Has a Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure

From Markets to Marathons

There's one last marathon on Ogilvy’s bucket list: the New York Marathon. Photo courtesy of Pam Ogilvy.

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017

AP Economics teacher Pam Ogilvy ran the Indianapolis Marathon on Nov. 4. This is not the first time Ogilvy has completed a 26.2 mile race; it's her sixth time across the finish line. “I started running in 2011, and I've run six marathons and even more half-marathons," Ogilvy said. "I ran smalle...

Goosie Style

Stern says he sold over 160 items through the pop-up shop, with items ranging from $20 to $36. Image source:

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Sophomore 'Goosie' Gabe Stern has been designing and selling his own unique apparel since he was in sixth grade. “I made my first shirt with custom ink on a pink t-shirt with yellow text,” he said. “I always liked to draw things when I was young,” he added. These drawings developed into the de...

Science Department Offers New Anatomy and Physiology Course

Anatomy & physiology students examine cell tissue under the microscope. Photo by Gabriela Covolan Costa.

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017

The classroom is dark, the only source of light being the big windows on the back wall. Thin rays of light shine through X-ray scans of biological specimens. A cart stacked with microscopes stands beside the front desk, and charts of polyatomic ions are taped to each lab counter. In the corner, a...

Assessing the Assessments

Assessing the Assessments

Prerna Mukherjee and Additional reporting by Athena Grasso

May 19, 2017

Beachwood students completed computerized end-of-course exams last month. The exams, designed by the American Institutes of Research (AIR), assess student skills across grade levels. In high school, AIR tests are administered in English 1 and 2, Biology, American History, American Government, Algebra...