The Beachcomber

Priyanka Shrestha Wins Second Place in Stop the Hate

Photo by Nicole Breger

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

Junior Priyanka Shrestha was the first runner-up at this year’s Stop The Hate essay contest, sponsored by the Maltz Museum. The contest winners were announced at the award ceremony on March 14 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Shrestha placed second in the contest and won $15,000 for college. “When the...

Survey Indicates Many Students Violate Closed Campus Policy

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.

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

The Beachcomber conducted a survey of 54 students in grades 10-12 focusing on closed campus. The responses indicated that many students are not following the policy. In previous years, upperclassmen were allowed to leave school during lunch and free periods, but in the fall of 2018 administrators put an end to ope...

Tardies Doubled From Last School Year

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via thenounproject

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Based on data provided by the attendance office, there has been a significant increase in the number of tardies this school year. During the 1st semester of the 2017-2018 school year, a total of 229 students accounted for 1,000 total tardies. During the 1st semester of the 2018-2019 school yea...

Science Olympiad Prepares for States

Science Olympiad Prepares for States

Bridgitte Feldman, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

The Science Olympiad team will compete at the state tournament on Apr. 27. Seniors Julia Woomer and Jing Jing Shen are co-captains this year, along with junior Stephanie Yen. Middle school math teacher Alise Stawicki is the coach. The team has had a lot of success this year, including placing fourth at the region...

Model UN Wins Best Large Delegation at Winter and Spring Conferences

BHS MUN showing off some awards. Photo courtesy of Jared Zullig

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

March 14, 2019

The BHS Model United Nations (MUN) delegation competed at a conference on Mar. 6-7 at Case Western Reserve University. The conference was hosted by the Cleveland Council of World Affairs (CCWA). Beachwood won awards for Best Large Delegation at the December conference in Lorain and took home the trop...

Highlights From Family Fun Night

Highlights From Family Fun Night

Photos by Emily May

January 31, 2019

The Beachwood Federation of Teachers and Beachwood Boosters jointly sponsored Family Fun Night on Jan. 25 prior to the Chagrin game. It was a great night for Bison families, and the boys won 51-49.

Talking About Race

Sophomore Elizabeth Metz organized and moderated the discussion. Photo by Matthew Keyerleber

Haleigh McPhillips, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

94 students and staff members gathered in the community room on Thursday, Jan. 10 to talk about race. Sophomore Elizabeth Metz organized and moderated the event, which was sponsored by the Beachcomber and Amnesty International. Her goal was to address racial tensions in the school. "Nobody's going to chan...

Student Regrets Social Media Incident

Assistant Principal Ryan Patti says a post can be punishable even if it leads to a minor disruption. Photo by Ian Stender

Ian Stender, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Schools across the country are facing a seemingly impossible task: determining when to police students’ social media and when not to. The students argue that they have a first amendment right to post anything they want, but the schools argue it’s their job to protect their students’ educat...

Blocked Websites Inhibit Learning, Students Say

Some report trouble accessing websites needed for research, if the web site contains a blocked key word.

Miranda Desatnik, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Many students have been frustrated this year to find that many websites and keywords have been blocked on the school’s servers. These students aren’t completely opposed to blocking inappropriate content; they just want the restrictions to be more reasonable. “[Administrators] obviously n...

Human Rights Students Expand Circles of Obligation

One group including Sema Altawan and Teilah Simon completed a project to raise awareness on the issue of sexual assault. Photo by Nakita Reidenbach

Anna Ward, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy’s human rights class presented their Choosing To Participate (CTP) projects in the hallway outside the cafeteria during the week of Jan. 7-11.  “CTP stands for ‘Choosing to Participate,’" Ogilvy said. "The premise of the assignment is for kids to pick someth...

Computer Security Club Teaches Coding, Teamwork

Photo courtesy of Zyad Shehadeh

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2019

The computer security club participated in their first coding competition, the Hyland Hackathon, from Jan. 4-6. Over the course of three days, teams collaborated to build a project. Some students even stayed overnight. According to junior Zyad Shehadeh, the club members learned more about interacting ...

Class of 2018 Donates Benches in Honor of Ryan Warner

One of the Ryan Warner memorial benches will be installed outside when the weather warms.

Matthew Keyerleber, Image Editor

December 5, 2018

Last month, the high school natatorium received two commemorative benches dedicated to the late Beachwood student Ryan Warner. The benches, provided as a class gift by Warner’s graduating Class of 2018, were dedicated on a Saturday afternoon by the Warner family along with Superintendent Dr. Bob...