The Beachcomber

The BHS natatorium, where swimmers have faced high heat, humidity, and other maintenance issues.

Swim Team Faces Deteriorating Conditions in Pool

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

As the swim team prepares for the district meet, the high school pool is showing its age. A tour of the pool reveals rusting lockers, fading tiles and peeling paint. These are not new issues, however....

Choosing to Participate Projects Teach Students to Get Involved

Choosing to Participate Projects Teach Students to Get Involved

Tal Rothberg and Ian Stender February 4, 2020

For the past 15 years, students in the human rights & conflict class have completed Choosing to Participate projects (CTP). Social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, who has taught the class for the past...

Students enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs during December exams.

Staff Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor January 29, 2020

Staff members organized a series of mental health activities before winter break to help reduce stress during midterm exams. The events included visits from therapy dogs, a “mindful meditation” session...

Photo from bcomber archives by Grant Gravagna

School Bus Delays Cause Later School Start Time

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...

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

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

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...

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

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

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...

Carrington Peavy and Avery McShepard perform

Giving Thanks With Words and Music

November 26, 2019

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

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.

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt Returns to BHS

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...

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.

Mintz, Walsh & DeLong Prevail in School Board Race

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...

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.

Teachers Working Under New Contract This Year

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...

Senator Sherrod Brown answers BHS students' questions.

Senator Sherrod Brown Speaks With BHS Students

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...

Debaters meet on Thursday evenings to prepare and practice arguments.

Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

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...

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