The Beachcomber

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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Breaching the Social Distance

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | September 20, 2020

Beachwood administrators have initiated a new community circles program this year, held after 10th period on Tuesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the program is to support the social and emotional health of students during this time of social isolation...

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Cleveland Protests the Floyd Killing

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | June 5, 2020

Protests have broken out in cities across the country since May 25, when George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer.  Floyd was accused by a convenience store cashier of paying with a counterfeit...

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Lunch Service Continued Through School Shutdown

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor | June 4, 2020

The Ohio Dept. of Education encouraged school districts to continue feeding students during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.  Beachwood City Schools offered an expanded free and reduced lunch program during the school closure. Beachwood’s program...

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How to Fight the Virus

Ian Stender and Hiba Ali | May 26, 2020

At publication, the United States approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, with over 1.6 million confirmed cases.  Ohio has over 30,000 confirmed cases and almost 1,800 deaths. Studies have shown that as many as 50% of people...

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Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer | April 22, 2020

The College Board announced adjustments to this year’s AP exams on Friday, April 3 in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement stated that exams will be shortened to 45 minutes, and that students can take exams at...

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District Tackles Equity and Engagement

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor | April 13, 2020

The Beachwood School District launched equity and engagement teams this year to increase equity across the school district. Beachwood’s Director of Equity and Engagement Kevin Houchins began holding these meetings on a monthly basis earlier in the...

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Students and Staff Adjusting to Online Instruction

Kacey Hoffman with additional reporting by Vivian Li | April 9, 2020

Due to the spread of Covid-19, school buildings across the country have been shut down, and educators have been forced to switch to online instruction.  Beachwood’s online learning program began on March 30, just after spring break. The program...

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