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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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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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