The Beachcomber

Beachwood Shirts Sold Around the Globe

Beachwood Shirts Sold Around the Globe

December 8, 2009

By Monica Arkin, Staff Writer Walking through BHS hallways, it is not rare to see many students sporting Beachwood apparel. But this year, a new t-shirt has debuted, and it is unlike any other Beachwood shirt before. “Our mission right now is to unite Beachwood residents, employees, and anyone assoc...

Administration Plans Renovation of High School Building

The excavation outside the band and orchestra rooms has already begun.

November 22, 2009

By Kaulin Hooper, Staff Writer Bring forth the wrecking balls and yellow Caterpillar excavators, BHS is getting a gargantuan makeover. Planning to begin work in the summer of 2011, the Beachwood Board of Education is now choosing an architectural firm to perform the remodeling: the running is between Beachwood-based Burt Hill Firm and the Columbus-based Legat & Kings...

BHS Cafeteria Makes Environmental Reforms

The BHS cafeteria is in the midst of some environmentally-minded changes.

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

Hannah Cantlie, a student at BMS, is collecting Yoplait lids to 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

If Governor Strickland's reforms are fully implemented, students such as this one will have to sleep through 20 more days of class.

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?

Photo by Jeffrey Zuckerman  In the last few years, the number of BHS students who qualify for free and reduced lunches has increased.

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…

This photo by Sam Lowenkamp shows one of the many holes in the band room.

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

Photo by Jeffrey Zuckerman

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...