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The Beachcomber

Shapiro returned to Beachwood after working in publishing and teaching English in the city of Chicago. Photo by Simon Anastos

Carrie Shapiro: It’s Not Just About the Classwork

Haleigh McPhillips, Staff Writer December 11, 2018

It has only been 15 years since Carrie Shapiro graduated from BHS. She has enjoyed teaching Beachwood students since she was hired four years ago as an English teacher. “Teaching in Beachwood...

Julian Valdivia prepares for his test on A Midsummer Nights Dream. Photo by Simon Anastos

From Chile to Cleveland

Carrington Peavy, Staff Writer November 29, 2018

The number of foreign students at U.S. colleges has dropped since 2016, but BHS is lucky enough to have a foreign exchange student this year. Meet Julian Valdivia, a sophomore at BHS who will return...

It’s sometimes hard to see somebody’s internal battles, Shen said...  You don’t always see it in their face or hear it in their voice... [The] invisible and sometimes imperceptible weight that someones carrying. Photo by Nick Buford-Hullum.

Shen Creates ‘You Matter’ Mural to Promote Mental Health and Student Unity

David Kuang, Staff Writer November 14, 2018

Students entering the BHS atrium this year may notice a large banner plastered on the wall above the attendance office. The words “You Matter” are painted across the banner with a heart and ribbon...

Photo by Mia Kovalsky

Aquatic Center Staff Celebrates ‘Leaf Party Day’

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer October 6, 2018

The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center is a summertime favorite of 16-year-old sophomore Bartu Hatipoglu, who is diagnosed with autism. You have probably seen him in the BHS hallways or at the pool holding...

With school buildings empty, the College Board has adapted exams for an at-home format.

College Credit Plus

Carrington Peavy, Staff Writer October 5, 2018

In 2015, The Ohio Department for Higher Education instituted a new program called College Credit Plus (CCP), which allows students as young as 7th grade to take courses at colleges such as Tri-C, Cleveland...

Photo by Sabrina Machtay

Immigration Restrictions Impact Local Families

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor October 4, 2018

Sudden changes in immigration policy implemented earlier this year by the Trump administration have had major repercussions for many immigrants living in the US, as well as for their families. In addition...

I spent a good portion of the first year meeting with students and staff, asking a lot of questions… to inform me of the goings-on in and out of the classroom. Srithai said. Photo by Emily May

Making Connections

Jacob Borison, Staff Writer September 16, 2018

Staff writer Jacob Borison asks Principal Tony Srithai to reflect on his first year as principal. Borison: What was your proudest moment during your first year as BHS principal? Srithai: I’d have...

How to Get Into College

How to Get Into College

Prerna Mukherjee, News Editor May 31, 2018

Following graduation, the class of 2018 can now focus on selecting courses, buying supplies, and finding a roommate for next year. For juniors, the process is just beginning. We asked guidance counselors...

The three pairs of dishes were spring rolls vs. burritos, dumplings vs. perogies and turnip cake vs. biscuits and gravy. Photo courtesy of Ai-Lan Lin.

Making Culinary Connections in the Chinese Classroom

Vivian Li, Staff Writer May 16, 2018

In Chinese teacher Ai-Lan Lin’s classroom, you don’t just learn about Chinese food: You make it. The Chinese 2 class held an Iron Chef competition on Thursday, April 19. In the class, students...

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

Many Cultures, One Bison

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....

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

Feel the Music

Amelia Port, Staff Writer March 23, 2018
The Beachwood orchestra has won a remarkable number of awards this year.
Dudley demonstrates the proper throwing stance.

Throwing Stones

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer March 18, 2018
Library / media assistant Paige Dudley finds fun and friendship on the curling ice
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