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The Beachcomber

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

GSA Dives Into Hidden LGBT+ History

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...

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

Pre-Med Club Explores Wide Range of Career Options

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...

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...

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

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...

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

Teaching His Way Around the World

Ben Connor, Staff Writer January 19, 2018
Math Teacher Arthur Gugick Has a Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure
Theres one last marathon on Ogilvy’s bucket list: the New York Marathon. Photo courtesy of Pam Ogilvy.

From Markets to Marathons

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...

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

Goosie Style

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....

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

Science Department Offers New Anatomy and Physiology Course

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...

Assessing the Assessments

Assessing the Assessments

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,...

The Model UN club at Columbia University in January. Photo courtesy of Sara Bargiel

Model U.N. Club Building Momentum

Vivian Li, Staff Writer May 18, 2017

Students in Model U.N. meet twice a week beginning in the fall to practice research, writing, problem-solving and public speaking. Students prepare for conferences by researching and discussing international...

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