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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Seniors Christian Wu and Evelyn Zhang with junior Kai Zheng disassemble their construction for the trajectory event in order to make adjustments.

Science Olympiad Places Second at Regional Tournament

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

The BHS Science Olympiad (SciOly) team took second, the highest placing in team history, at the March 5 regional tournament at Solon Middle School, and is now qualified to compete in the state tournament...

There is a relatively large gender gap in six of the BHS technology and engineering classes: AP Computer Science, AP Physics C, Honors Robotics, Intro to Design and Honors Design Engineering I and II.

Women in STEM Club Makes Recruitment Video to Address Gender Gap

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

According to the Census Bureau, women make up 48% of all workers in the United States, but only 27% of jobs in the STEM workforce. Men in STEM are also paid almost $15,000 more than women, and Black and...

Supporters of Ukraine rallied in Parmas Ukrainian Village on Sunday, Feb. 27.

How the War in Ukraine is Affecting People in Northeast Ohio

Isaac Gorodeski, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

The reverberations of the war in Ukraine are being felt by many in Northeast Ohio’s Ukrainian-American community. “Russia has never wanted Ukraine to be a free, democratic country,” said Lyudmila...

The omicron receptor-binding domain (RBD) and N-terminal domain (NTD) both have 15 and 11 mutations, respectively, which  cause a significant reduction in plasma neutralizing activity in infected or vaccinated people, which means there is a significant reduction in antibodies to fight the virus.

Omicron Impacts January Reopening

Samah Khan, Lana Lagman, and Amy Zhou January 23, 2022

Due to the December surge in COVID-19 cases in Northeast Ohio caused by the highly-infectious omicron variant, Beachwood administrators made some adjustments in order to keep people safe. The return...

Eaton Corporation relocated from downtown Cleveland to Chagrin Highlands in 2013.

The Court Battle Over Chagrin Highlands

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The Beachwood and Warrensville Heights City School Districts are currently in a legal tug of war over $8 million of retroactive property tax revenue as well as millions in future revenue. The conflict...

Prices rose dramatically last year for homes such as this one on Community Drive in Beachwood.

The Real Estate Market Took a Wild Ride Last Year

Carli Margolis, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Home values nationwide increased almost 20 percent between fall 2020 and fall 2021, according to reporting by CNN.  Cuyahoga County’s increase was strong but not as dramatic, with  an 8.2 percent...

New members take the NHS pledge at the induction ceremony in October.

New Leadership Considers Changes for NHS

Evelyn Zhang, News Editor January 14, 2022

English teacher Dr. Casey Matthews and physics teacher Michael Lerner have taken over the BHS National Honor Society this year. Math teacher Lisa Morgan resigned from the position over the summer after...

Activists showed up at Beachwood Board of Education meetings in March after the district sent an email to families about a mandatory assembly.

How School Board Meetings Became Battlegrounds in 2021

Vidula Jambunath, Staff Writer January 9, 2022

School board meetings became contentious nationwide in 2021, with activists opposing mask and vaccine mandates and others upset about curriculum initiatives focused on race and racism. In the Cleveland...

I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Berns Prepared for Transition

Shreya Chellu, Staff Writer December 27, 2021
The mayor-elect is focused on supporting businesses and improving quality of life
I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Beachwood Voter’s Guide

Michael Karpov, Arts & Life Editor October 28, 2021

Beachwood voters will select candidates for a number of local offices on Nov. 2 including mayor, city council, school board and Shaker Heights municipal court. The Beachcomber submitted questionnaires...

Workers install the new standing seam roof in September.

Renovated Pool Opens to Public

Carli Margolis, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

The Beachwood City School District is planning a reopening of the new and improved natatorium on Sunday, Oct. 24.  The event will begin at 12:30 with small group tours at 1:00 p.m., followed by a formal...

“If you dont ask for help, are you building your resilience?” Tolchinsky asked. 

Assembly Highlights Importance of Resilience

Jack Soroka October 20, 2021

The guidance department presented to an assembly of sophomores and juniors on Oct. 6th about the importance of  coping and resilience. SAY Counselor Heidi Tolchinsky led the assembly. “Resilience...

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