The Beachcomber

Winter Homecoming Court to be Selected Next Week

Teilah Simon, Staff Writer | January 13, 2021

Many seniors will be happy to learn that the Top 12 elections will become another beloved tradition lost to COVID-19.  “The Top 3 ballot will go out to the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 19,” Students Activities Director Craig Alexander wrote in...

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Food Drive Addresses Growing Need

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | January 5, 2021

In an effort to help feed an increasing number of hungry families in Cuyahoga County, Beachwood Schools joined University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center to collect donations for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank from Dec. 1 to 15.  The partnership...

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Conflict on Council

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | December 20, 2020

A two-year-old confrontation between an off-duty Beachwood police officer and a high school student has ricocheted into censure and criminal charges against a city council member, a separate suit against the city seeking to end the prosecution and competing...

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Cheating Concerns Increase During Remote Instruction

Samah Khan, Staff Writer | December 19, 2020

Remote learning has given opportunities to teens worldwide to maneuver their way out of assignments and tests, as COVID-19 confines students to their homes with access to the wide-open internet. “New testing practices mean students are finding new...

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Remote, Hybrid or In-Person?

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | December 12, 2020

The Beachcomber interviewed Superintendent Dr. Bob Hardis on Dec. 1 about the tough calls and the school district’s handling of the pandemic.  What factors would prompt a return to in-person or hybrid instruction? It's fully our intention to...

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Barney-Cheney Wins Holocaust Education Award

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | December 4, 2020

Social studies teacher Kathryn-Anne Barney-Cheney learned on Nov. 5 that she had won the 2020 Holocaust Education Award from the Kol Israel Foundation. The award recognizes the nominee’s outstanding work, dedication and commitment to teaching about...

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor | November 11, 2020

Almost a year ago, the first cluster of Coronavirus cases was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, over 50 million people have contracted the virus worldwide, and over 1.25 million people have died. While early trials of a vaccine are promising, COVID-19...

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It All Started With a Hat

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | November 3, 2020

Marc Wilson, an African American Beachwood resident and owner of the spa Everything By Face,  sat at home after an unremarkable day. He scrolled through his phone when he came upon a post from Cleveland 19 news: ‘New video shows moment officer shot...

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Biden Wins Poll of BHS Students in Landslide

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | October 26, 2020

The Beachcomber sent a survey to the student body in mid-October to gauge the political views of BHS students in anticipation of the upcoming election. 99 students completed the survey, representing 18.4% of 539 enrolled students. While the reality...

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Bison Return to In-Person Learning

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | September 21, 2020

Beachwood students finally returned to in-person classes today after learning from home since early March. Like most school districts around the country, Beachwood has had to tackle the challenges of balancing school with safety. As a result, many...

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