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“Every year I make sure to capitalise on [the diversity] by giving assignments to each of our students of sharing an authentic cuisine from their culture with the class,” Chef Kortez Wilson said.

How Cuisine Reveals History and Builds Community

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2022

Many stories can be told through cuisine. Pizza, which was first made by lower class Italians in impoverished times since the ingredients were cheap, or the true tale of Ratatouille, made by poor French...

“Beachwood is just such a huge piece of what I am,” Joyner said.

Keeping the Wheels Moving

Avery Lonzer, Staff Writer January 7, 2022

For the past 32 years, Lori Joyner has been the first person greeting visitors to the BHS principal’s office. Beginning this week, guests to the front office will be welcomed by a new face. Joyner...

“It’s a fun way to learn something new, and it helps relieve stress. [People will gain] a new hobby, and also a way to help your community while social distancing,” Jambunath said.

Students Turn to Knitting for Stress Relief, Community Service

Anah Khan, Staff Writer December 29, 2021

You’ve probably seen pictures of a stereotypical granny sitting in a rocking chair by the fire, her knitting needles clicking away at a striped scarf for her grandson.  However, such is not always...

“The rainbow took all summer to create, and was made out of true effort and love,” said senior Shivani Rajgopal, a member of the Climate Action Team.

A Symbol of Hope, Unity and Inclusion

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

If you’ve walked by the Shakercrest side of the school in the last two months, you’ve probably noticed a large rainbow made entirely of plastic bottle caps. The bottlecap rainbow was built by a...

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,...

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