The Beachcomber

Ohio Considers New Temps Rules

If House Bill 293 passes and is signed by the Governor, teens will wait six months longer to get their licenses.

Miranda Desatnik and Bridgitte Feldman

October 6, 2019

Teens in Ohio may have to wait an extra six months to get their temporary driver's permit. A temporary driver’s permit, otherwise known as ‘temps’ can be earned when a person is 15 ½ years old. Currently, the requirement is that teens wait six months to earn their license. However, that req...

State Eases Graduation Requirements for Current Freshmen

Beachwood showed improvement this year on its school report card. Now the state is changing the assessment criteria once again.

Ruth Brown, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The Ohio legislature voted this summer to change graduation requirements so that the class of 2023 and beyond will not have to pass as many AIR tests. According to Beachwood’s Director of  Curriculum and Instruction Linda LoGalbo, the state reviewed the old standards in July of 2019 and deemed them t...

Chase Works for Consistency

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Principal Paul Chase has returned to BHS for the 2019-2020 school year. Chase was previously the middle school principal for six years. Prior to that, he was assistant principal at BHS for seven years. While he has worked at the high school before, the current building is new to him. “When I was las...

Administration Cracks Down on Vaping

These scatological posters displayed in the main office are intended to dissuade student vaping.

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Robert Hardis emailed Beachwood parents on Aug. 6 to inform them of a change in policy with regards to vaping.  “In addition to educating our students about the dangers of vaping as well as the use of any sort of tobacco product, Beachwood City Schools has added to our schoo...

New Bell Schedule Brings Late Start, After-School Academy

This year, Beachwood High School students can sleep 35 minutes later.

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought an array of changes, one of which is the new bell schedule. This is the second year in a row that the schedule has changed. This year, first period starts at 8:10, 35 minutes later than last year. Academy is at the end of the day, rather than after lunch. St...

College Board Updates AP Programs

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

The College Board is changing the curriculum of some AP courses and making new resources available to students and teachers beginning this year. One major change is an earlier exam registration date in the fall, which will be done online, instead of the spring. Another is AP Classroom, or My AP, whic...

Chase to Return to High School as Principal

Paul Chase greets students at the high school on Monday, May 20. Photo by Prerna Mukherjee

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

Paul Chase, current principal of the Beachwood Middle School, will become the BHS principal for the 2019-2020 school year, while current BHS Principal Tony Srithai will be taking over as Principal at BMS. Prior to becoming middle school principal, Chase was high school assistant principal from 2006-2...

NOISE Expo Features Interactive STEM Exhibits

Nick Uhas from America’s Got Talent presented an interactive science show. 
Photo from NOISE Facebook page; used with permission.

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019

The Northeast Ohio Innovative STEM Expo, or NOISE, was held at BHS on Saturday, April 13. The event showcased science, technology, engineering and mathematical principles through engaging interactive exhibits, activities and performances. “[The goal of NOISE was student] exposure to various business and activities rela...

India Faces Historic Choice

Rahul Gandhi (left) of the INC faces Narendera Modi of the BJP. Images from Wikimedia Commons

Nikhil Murali, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

With roughly 900 million registered voters, India is by far the world’s largest democracy - and this democracy is currently holding elections during a period from April 11 to May 23rd. It’s important that all of us keep up to date with important global events - and the Indian elections may be the most glo...

Administration Announces New Bell Schedule

Administration Announces New Bell Schedule

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

BHS will have a new bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. Notable changes include a later start time of 8:10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday classes will begin at 9:15 a.m. Academy will be every day after school, pushing the end of the school day to 3:30 p.m. “I do think...

Seniors Hold Carnival to Celebrate Last Days of Class

Seniors Hold Carnival to Celebrate Last Days of Class

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Last week marked the end of an era for the class of 2019, as it was the last week of classes before senior search. The senior class celebrated by having a carnival on Thursday morning while the underclassmen took their AIR tests. The carnival included games such as badminton and football. St...

Many Cultures, One Bison Initiative Continues

Students painted rocks at last year's One Bison Summit. Photo from Beachcomber archives by Amy Chen

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

This year students are learning to lead discussions about diversity with their peers