The Beachcomber

School Bus Delays Cause Later School Start Time

Photo from bcomber archives by Grant Gravagna

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 attempted tweaks, traffic has been too heavy to allow all the buses...

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

Students from Hilltop and BMS joined BHS students in the library for the Dec. 11 event.

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 Science Education Week.  “[The purpose is]...

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

A photo of Mayor Horwitz, who assumed office in January 2018.

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

November 27, 2019

Beachwood City Council held a public meeting with special counsel on Oct. 30 to discuss an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by Mayor Martin Horwitz. After a dramatic airing of findings and criticism from residents who believed the investigation was politically motivated, council vote...

Giving Thanks With Words and Music

Carrington Peavy and Avery McShepard perform

November 26, 2019

Students and staff gathered in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 26 for the annual Thanksgiving assembly.

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt Returns to BHS

Dr. Eberhardt reconnects with her high school art teacher Allen Scott, now retired. They stand in front of a painting celebrating the civil rights movement, painted by Eberhardt and a friend in Scott's class.

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

Beachwood alum and Stanford University Professor Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, an award-winning psychologist who studies unconscious bias, addressed the high school on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Eberhardt was introduced by BHS senior Priyanka Shrestha.  “Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhard...

Mintz, Walsh & DeLong Prevail in School Board Race

Seven of the eight candidates gathered for the forum held in the high school community room on Oct. 22. Megan Walsh Skyped in from Washington, D.C.

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education was unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. But on Nov. 5, the incumbents’ slate prevailed. Current board members Josh Mintz and Megan Walsh, who ran as a ticket with newcomer...

Teachers Working Under New Contract This Year

A school nexus is dependent on two things: a proven connection between the misconduct and the school's best interest as well as a substantial disruption of school operations.

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Beachwood teachers are working under a new contract, effective until Aug. 2022. The previous three-year teacher contract was ratified in Aug. 2015 and ended Aug. 2018. Last year, Beachwood teachers worked without a new deal due to the failure of Issue 2, a combined operating and bond levy. ...

Senator Sherrod Brown Speaks With BHS Students

Senator Sherrod Brown answers BHS students' questions.

Yoav Pinhasi, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid a visit to BHS on Friday, Nov. 1 to answer students’ questions about life in the Senate. Government students went to the auditorium during 10th period for an in-school field trip, where they were joined by social studies teachers Dominic Velotta and ...

Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

Debaters meet on Thursday evenings to prepare and practice arguments.

Tal Rothberg and Shari Spiegel

November 7, 2019

Juniors Yoav Pinhasi and Somin Jung have brought speech and debate back to BHS.  It has been two years since the school has had a debate team.  English teacher Nicole Majercak coached the team beginning in 2008, but it went defunct in 2016-17 when she was no longer able to coach the team. ...

School Board Candidates Address Equity and Diversity

Seven of the eight candidates gathered for the forum held in the high school community room on Oct. 22. Megan Walsh Skyped in from Washington, D.C.

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education is unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. The four-year seats are full terms to fill incumbent Josh Mintz’s expired seat as well as that of Megan Walsh. The win...

Petti and Roscoe Crowned

Petti and Roscoe celebrate with a hug after learning they were selected homecoming Queen and King.

Amelia Port, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Homecoming is arguably the most anticipated event of the first semester.  After the football team defeated Cardinal 57-7 at the game on Friday, Oct. 11, students were more excited than ever for the dance on Saturday. Seniors Carly Petti and Antonio Roscoe were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.  ...

Freshmen Win Spirit Week

The class of 2023 won Spirit Week with a score of 19,000.

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

October 14, 2019

This past week, BHS students participated in Spirit Week, a week filled with competitions between grades, all leading up to Homecoming. Events included Jollyball, Volleyball, Uno and Dodgeball. They also included spirit days, such as twin day, pajama day, meme day and tie dye day. The class of 202...