The Beachcomber

Library Club Collects Over 1,200 Books

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer | March 29, 2020

The library club held the annual book drive during the week before school was closed, on March 9-13. Club members accepted donations of new or used books before and after school in the high school atrium. The club collected over 1,200 books for kids...

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MAC Scholars Honor Black History Month

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief | March 15, 2020

BHS held a Black History Month assembly on February 21. The assembly was conducted by the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars, who aimed to initiate a student-led conversation and welcome more minorities into the club. “We wanted to...

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Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer | March 13, 2020

Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presents clear guidelines on steps that people can take to decrease their chance of contracting the virus.  The best way to prevent illness...

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Governor DeWine Closes Schools Until April 6

Vivian Li and Prerna Mukherjee | March 12, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered a three-week spring break for Ohio K12 schools and banned gatherings of more than 100 people after a fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in Ohio earlier today. Schools will be closed from the end of the day Monday,...

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Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor | March 12, 2020

Five cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Ohio as of publication, three of them in Cuyahoga County.  According to Fox8, 14 schools or school systems are closed, seven of which are public, (as of 8:24:01 March 12) due to...

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Swim Team Faces Deteriorating Conditions in Pool

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief | February 11, 2020

As the swim team prepares for the district meet, the high school pool is showing its age. A tour of the pool reveals rusting lockers, fading tiles and peeling paint. These are not new issues, however. In recent years, the team has reported many concerns...

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Choosing to Participate Projects Teach Students to Get Involved

Tal Rothberg and Ian Stender | February 4, 2020

For the past 15 years, students in the human rights & conflict class have completed Choosing to Participate projects (CTP). Social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, who has taught the class for the past three years, hopes her students learn that their...

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Staff Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor | January 29, 2020

Staff members organized a series of mental health activities before winter break to help reduce stress during midterm exams. The events included visits from therapy dogs, a “mindful meditation” session and exercise routines with Sergeant Richard Cruz...

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School Bus Delays Cause Later School Start Time

Roberto DeMarchi, Additional Reporting by Vivian Li | January 26, 2020

Starting on Jan. 13, the BHS start time was pushed back five minutes for a start time of 8:15 instead of 8:10.  As a result, academy has been shortened by five minutes. The Wednesday schedule and bus routes have remained unchanged. “Despite many...

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BHS Library Hosts Elementary and Middle School Students for ‘Hour of Code’

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief | January 16, 2020

Girls Who Code members from Hilltop and the middle school collaborated with BHS students during the Hour of Code on Wednesday, Dec. 11. With hundreds of millions of participants, the Hour of Code is an international coding event held during Computer...

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