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The Beachcomber

While there was no confirmed tornado in Beachwood, ferocious winds snapped multiple trees in half and bent a power pole on Fairmount Boulevard.

12 Tornadoes Touch Down in Northeast Ohio

Eli Posa, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Trees snapped in half. Power out for days.  On the night of Thursday, Aug. 24, multiple tornadoes struck Northeast Ohio leaving rubble scattered all over the streets. A total of 12 tornadoes in...

The storms created widespread power outages, and more than 50,000 people in Cuyahoga County did not have access to electricity the following day.

Storms Cause Power Outage and Aug. 25 School Closing

Anna Tonyushkin and Lyndia Zheng September 20, 2023

An electrical storm hit Beachwood on the night of Aug. 24 causing both the middle and high schools to lose power and canceling school for students on Friday.   A string of storms and tornadoes hit...

Kuang and Zhang  spoke candidly about their high school journey, sharing their regrets as well as successes and reflecting on the challenges they faced.

2022 Alums Give Advice on College Readiness

Sophia Wang, BMS Correspondent June 2, 2023

BHS class of 2022 alums Evelyn Zhang and David Kuang shared personal experiences and advice from their first year of college in an informative seminar held at the Beachwood library on Wednesday, May 17. The...

Bryden students share ideas about elementary construction at a student input  session in Aug. 2022.

Voters Approve Levy for Elementary School Construction

Shreya Chellu, News Editor May 23, 2023

Beachwood residents voted May 2 to approve a 3.92 mil bond levy required to fund the construction of the new Hilltop and Bryden elementary schools and to renovate the Fairmount Early Childhood Center.  The...

“I think thats an underlying theme–  were trying to provide you guys with opportunities to learn how to be productive in the 21st century,” social studies Department Chair Dominic Velotta said.

Students Have More Course Options in 2023-2024 School Year

Shreya Chellu and Taia Menefee May 22, 2023

Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, Beachwood will be offering three new courses in the social studies department and making adjustments to course offerings in the math and English departments as well. The...

Team 695 participated and won three regional competitions this year.

Robotics Team Advances to Quarterfinals at International Tournament

Amy Zhou, News Editor May 21, 2023

The BHS robotics team 695 competed at the FIRST Championship held in Houston, Texas from April 19 to 22.  Beachwood was able to advance to quarterfinals in the Daly Division, one of eight randomized...

Sophomore Radha Pareek and other student leaders addressed the audience at the One Bison Summit on March 22. Photos by Vivian Myers and Anna Zhao

Many Cultures, One Bison Summit Returns After Five Years

Vivian Myers and Anna Zhao May 6, 2023

Beachwood held the second student-run Many Cultures, One Bison Summit at BHS on Wednesday, March 22.  Beachwood Middle School held its summit the following day.  The first summit took place in...

Tornado drills have blue lights. Fire drill lights have a red outline and say ‘fire’ on the side, Principal Paul Chase said.

Some Confused During March Tornado Drill

Maurice Kaplan, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

The loud siren of an emergency drill screamed through the hallways at the beginning of third period on Thursday, March 16. Most students stayed inside the building, but in the English hallway, many...

Matthew Brown takes the podium at the March 13 board meeting.

Matthew Brown Hired as School District Treasurer

Samah Khan, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2023

Matthew Brown was selected as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Beachwood City Schools on March 9. At the Board of Education meeting on March 13, Brown was officially voted in. Brown replaces...

When you either scan the QR code or use the link in Google Classroom, you fill out the form, and that form timestamps on a Google spreadsheet that [administrators] and teachers have access to what time a student signs out,” social studies teacher Joe Petraiuolo said.

Administration Implements Digital Hall Pass, Addresses Compliance Concerns

Maurice Kaplan and Isaac Gorodeski March 17, 2023

Staff members felt that too many kids were hanging out in the hallway this fall when they should have been in class.  They turned to technology for a solution with a new digital hall pass, implemented...

Co-captain Kai Zheng consults with other team members during Beachwoods first-ever Science Olympiad Invitational on Jan. 28.

Science Olympiad Hosts First Invitational, Places Second at Regionals

Ethan Dong and Taia Menefee March 13, 2023

The Science Olympiad team placed second overall in the regional tournament March 4 at Baldwin Wallace University, qualifying for the state tournament to be held April 29 at Ohio State University.  The...

“Online sports gambling has taken over my phone, especially on TikTok,” sophomore Michael Karas wrote.

Many Teens’ Social Media Awash in Sports Betting Ads

Ori Balkan, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

As the sun came up on Jan. 1, many BHS students saw a glut of advertisements for online sports gambling appear on their social media.  Sophomore Michael Karas was one of the students who noticed the...

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