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Community members attended a public study session on Nov. 14 to consider options two and four.

Board of Education Approves Plan for Elementary Facilities Upgrades

Anah Khan and Amy Zhou January 10, 2023

The Beachwood Board of Education voted on Nov. 28 to move forward with a plan to renovate the Fairmount Elementary School building and rebuild both Hilltop and Bryden Elementary School buildings.  Fairmount...

Ohio Republicans Poised to Push Through Agenda on Critical Issues

Ohio Republicans Poised to Push Through Agenda on Critical Issues

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Ohio voters went to the polls on Nov. 8 to deliver a big win for the Republican Party. Senator J.D. Vance beat Democratic candidate Tim Ryan for the US Senate seat, and three new Republicans won Ohio Supreme...

[HB 616] would have an impact on [whether] students feel comfortable expressing themselves or even their identities in the classroom, and that’s not a direction I want to go in, School Board President Megan Walsh said.

The Statehouse Versus the School Districts

Shreya Chellu, News Editor November 11, 2022

Republicans increased their supermajority in the Ohio legislature on Tuesday, making it likely that they will soon move forward with their education agenda, including a scattershot of bills aimed at restricting...

The most common treatments include an already discovered FDA-approved vaccine as well as antiviral agents.

What You Should Know About Monkeypox

Jack Soroka, Social Media Manager October 30, 2022

After two years of living in the shadow of COVID-19, many people resumed a pre-pandemic lifestyle this past summer. But just as fear of COVID lifted, another disease came to light: Monkey Pox.  As...

Photo from bcomber archives by Bradford Douglas

Remember When School was Closed for that Water Main Break?

Lyndia Zheng, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

To the delight of students, school was canceled midway through the day on Thursday, Oct. 6. At 12:15 pm, the district sent an email to the community explaining the situation. “Due to a water main...

Beachwood students attended a Planned Parenthood protest at Willard Park in May.

How Will the Dobbs Ruling Affect Ohio Women?

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

The Supreme Court released a decision on June 24 to overturn the 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center.  This ruling came after Politico leaked a draft in early...

“These negotiations were collaborative and professional,” Hardis wrote in an email. “Our communications are honest and direct, but always with resolution in mind.”

Teachers Working Under New Contract

Amy Zhou, News Editor October 1, 2022

The Beachwood Federation of Teachers (BFT) and Beachwood Board of Education are now operating under a new contract, effective Sept. 1, 2022, until Aug. 31, 2025.  BFT President Pam Crossman played...

Sophomores Chengyu Li and Anah Khan recruit for the art club on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Clubs Compete for Recruits

Ori Balkan, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Clubs are a fundamental part of high school, there is no denying that, and college admissions officers look for extracurricular participation when they review applications.  In spite of that, several...

Beachwood Community Theater performed Matilda in 2019.

Students Support Theater Camp Director

Shreya Chellu, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

Longtime Beachwood Theater Camp Director Jill Koslen-Freireich received a phone call on April 19 from Beachwood community services director Derek Schroeder while she was attending to a family matter in...

Marketing students also released 100 monarch butterflies on May 10 and contributed a  butterfly sculpture designed by Craig Mitchell Smith to the Karen Kushnir atrium.

Marketing Program Raises $42,022 for Cleveland Food Bank

Amy Zhou, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

Hope Soars Ohio, this year’s campaign organized by Greg Perry’s marketing program, raised $42,022 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “Hope Soars Ohio was a traveling pop art installation composed...

Robot Nikhil approaches the hub to deposit its cargo at the greater Pittsburgh regional tournament in March.

Bison Robotics Team Competes at World Championship

Anah Khan , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Bison robotics, known as Team 695 in tournaments, consisting of students from Beachwood, Aurora and Willoughby South, attended the Great Pittsburgh Regional Robotics Competition March 16-19 and ranked...

Seniors threw a slumber party in the main hallway on Friday, April 29.

Seniors Park in Staff Lot, Hold Hallway Slumber Party

Netta Haas, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

The day towards the end of the academic year when the senior class pulls a prank on the school, commonly known as the senior prank, is a time-honored American high school tradition.   Teachers Lisa...

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