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The Beachcomber

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...

Joy Harjo is the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.

Five Facts and Five Figures

Hiba Ali, Features Editor November 30, 2020

Fact: Native American tribes have independent sovereignty. There are 566 recognized tribes in the U.S. that have sovereign governing powers. They have their own governments. Congress can pass laws that...

“Playing outside is the safest place, and we use extra protection like bell covers, face shields and masks with slits cut in them just enough to allow the mouthpiece of the instruments through,” Band Director David Luddington said.

Playing Through the Pandemic

Avery Lonzer, London Pope, and Yasharth Pandey October 29, 2020

There is very little that is normal this year. Given the need to keep everyone safe by wearing masks and social distancing, Beachwood’s extracurricular programs have been forced to adjust.  Band  Band...

In order to cut down on traffic in the halls, Nurse Kelly Debeljak now delivers medication to students rather than having them come to the clinic.

Support Staff Helps Students and Teachers Adjust

Hiba Ali, Features Editor October 24, 2020

COVID-19 has been like the hurricane that took Dorothy to Oz, but instead, it took us to the land of hybrid learning.  Just as the yellow brick road guided Dorothy and her friends on their journey,...

Jovita Idár served as a nurse for the army and crossed the border into Mexico in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution.

10 Hispanic Americans You Should Know

Hiba Ali, Features Editor October 13, 2020

Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The dates correspond to the independence celebrations of several Latin American countries. Here are ten notable...

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...

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