The Beachcomber

BHS Cafeteria Makes Environmental Reforms

BHS Cafeteria Makes Environmental Reforms

November 22, 2009

By Michael Bohm, Staff Writer By now, everyone knows about the big change in BHS’s cafeteria: plastic trays. It may not seem like much, but it’s going to cut down a great amount of styrofoam trays in landfills. School districts around t he nation are using up hundreds of thousands of trays each school year. Yet i...

Close Encounters of a Third Swine: Flu Hits BHS

November 21, 2009

By Jared Skoff, Staff Writer If you walked into the waiting room at a doctor’s office in the past few weeks, you might have seen something resembling the following: two separate doors leading into the room, one labeled “Sick Patients” and one labeled “Well Patients.” Once inside, the people...

Corporate Sponsors Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

Corporate Sponsors Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

November 21, 2009

By Asha Clark, Staff Writer In the month of October, the Susan G. Komen Foundation pairs up with corporate affiliates to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research. Each October, Payless Shoe Stores as well as Yoplait yogurt donate a percentage of their revenue through the sales of items particularly devoted to the cause of ...

Governor Strickland Pushes Education Reforms

Governor Strickland Pushes Education Reforms

November 20, 2009

By Michael Bohm, Staff Writer Last spring, Governor Strickland set forth a dramatic plan to reform Ohio’s educational system; proposed ideas included extending the school year by adding two additional days per year until 2020, replacing the OGT with the ACT, and for teachers, requiring four more years of teaching experience before they qualify for tenure. In response to Str...

Hate Group Pickets Beachwood Synagogues

November 6, 2009

By Ben Ducoff and Jared Skoff Beachwood, Ohio- Anybody who passed the JCC, The Jewish News, the Maltz Museum or Park Synagogue East on August 31st would have seen a group of about ten people, ages six to sixty, holding up signs that read “God Hates Jews,” “Jews Will Eat their Babies,” “God...

Free and Reduced Lunches: an Economic Indicator?

Free and Reduced Lunches: an Economic Indicator?

November 3, 2009

By Brandon Rotsky, Staff Writer As the economy suffers, more people are looking to spend only on the necessary items such as food, electricity, and clothes. There is one place where some families are able to save a little: school lunches In recent years, the number of Beachwood students applying for free or reduced lunches has increased. Beachwood’s Treasurer, Michelle Mills,...

And the Music Plays On…

And the Music Plays On…

October 22, 2009

By Staff Writer, Kaulin Hooper In the Surprise Symphony, a gigantic cymbal crash happens during the Andante. At BHS, every musical piece seems to have its own crash—but unfortunately for band and orchestra members, this crash is not the sound of a cymbal, but the sound of one of the ceiling tiles breaking off and falling...

New Scents Fill the Air of BHS Men’s Rooms

New Scents Fill the Air of BHS Men’s Rooms

October 5, 2009

By Staff Writer, Ben Ducoff Any guy walking in to the men’s room in the 600 hallway is getting a different smell than last year. Brand new urinal cakes, brought back from the ’07-‘0 8 school year, are replacing last year’s urinal nets and are now cleansing the men’s room of the scent of urinatio...